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Classic Breton Stripes

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I have recently become obsessed with Breton stripes.  I completely understand that there are more well-known images of stars in this classic look, like Audrey Hepburn, Bridget Bardot, Jean Seberg, Edie Sedgewick and Marilyn Monroe.  But my favorite images of celebrities wearing what I consider a wardrobe “must have” come more from my era, like Meg Ryan in French Kiss and Madonna in Papa Don’t Preach.  The look is so simple and fresh, and so French.  The history of the Breton stripe shirt dates back to the French navy’s official uniform, but has been in fashion most notably through Coco Chanel and Jean Paul Gaultier.  In fact, I really do have a history of this type of shirt through one of Gaultier’s own designs with Target in an outfit post (here).  I guess my love for this look runs deeper than I thought!

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I had been hunting for an affordable version of the marinière, and found it at J Crew, complete with a slightly different detail: a fringed hem.  Already a steal at $39.50, I bought it at the Fashion Valley location for an additional 25% off!  I purchased it in a large to get that loose-look as worn by Meg Ryan, but styled it with a leather jacket like Madonna.  I was going to wear my trusty Stan Smiths with them (which I already have because this shirt has rotated twice through my wardrobe in the last week), but opted to give my outfit more of an edge with a pair of rocker shoes by Miista.

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Outfit:  Striped boatneck t-shirt with fringe by J Crew; “Collin” shoes by Miista (no longer available); “Trigger” satchel by Botkier; BCBGeneration leather moto jacket; Old Navy mid-rise cropped flare jeans; “Simone” glasses by Warby Parker in Blue Coral; Topshop hat & belt (no longer available); Leather Depeche Mode wrap bracelet by Little Treasures by Mir; WendyB Rings by Wendy Brandes

(All outfit photos by Rholnna Jiao; movie images searched on Google)

Kick Out the Style, Bring Back the Jam

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I’m so excited that it’s finally Fall, and I can wear sweaters, coats, boots and more importantly: LAYERS!  Although the weather was a bit up and down throughout October, I still wore a sweater to see one of my favorite bands from the 80’s, Tears for Fears.  My sister and I have been waiting for them to tour again, because we just seem to keep missing them.  Thank goodness they decided to end their tour with two dates in the San Diego area, and we were lucky to get tickets to their sold out Saturday October 8th show at Pechanga Theater.

I have been wearing more and more comfortable clothing to concerts because it just makes the night so much easier to handle, especially since I really like to stay standing and dance my heart out!  Overall, this is a very basic outfit consisting of a sweater, leggings and sneakers.  The criss-cross on the sweater meant I didn’t need a necklace, but I still added a few other details to keep my outfit stylish, like a fedora, bold ring and cute purse.  Although comfy, I still like to feel dressed up enough because you never know who you’ll meet…like maybe one of the band members after the show!

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Outfit:  Lush sweater & ring (c/o) from Wysh Boutique (original post here); Girlfriend Collective leggings; Rebecca Minkoff purse; Stan Smith by Adidas with cork soles from Size.co.uk; Lookmatic glasses; Unknown brand fedora

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Yes, that would be me, my sister and Rob, all meeting Curt Smith after the show!  He autographed my records (below).  Unfortunately, we did not get that same chance with Roland Orzabal.  Maybe next time?

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“Head Over Heels”

(Outfit photos by Rholnna Jiao.  All other photos & video by me.  Post title: Lyrics from “Sowing The Seeds of Love” by Tears for Fears)

What I Wore to Fashion Week San Diego 2016

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Earlier this month, I attended a couple of days of Fashion Week San Diego. Because I’m still going through and editing the Saturday runway and Sunday trunk show pictures, I thought I would share the outfits I wore on those days.  For the Saturday runway show, I tapped into my inner-rock star and wore sleek pleather leggings, a sheer trench coat and a Sex Pistols t-shirt with the sleeves cut off, along with my MIISTA “Eva” pumps.  For both days, I carried one of my favorite purses, which is an “oldie but goodie”: the Bodhi safety-pin clutch.  I fell in love with it when Kelly Framel of The Glamourai wore it oh-so-long-ago (my post about it here, and one of her posts here).

For the trunk show, I wore jewelry made by one of my favorite designers of Fashion Week San Diego, Pashn by Survi.  I met Survi at last years FWSD trunk show and purchased the gorgeous pendant and ring, pictured below.  I was so excited to see her expand to clothing and to then chat with her again at the trunk show.  I feel a sense of pride knowing independent designers who I’ve connected with are growing their brand and showcasing their talent!

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I also knew I would be walking around at the trunk shows, shopping and meeting all of the talented designers.  While my shorts and shirt felt dressy, wearing flats kept me from having tired feet.  Additionally, I’m so excited that it’s cold enough to wear tights!  I wore these Berkshire Sheer Diamonds tights to really dress up my shorts and to also add some extra texture to my outfit.  They have a control top for extra support, so these tights would not only feel comfortable, but also look great with any skirt.

I’ll be featuring other patterns of Berkshire tights in future posts.  If you like what you see, Berkshire is offering Any Second Now readers a 15% discount on all of their products until 12/16/16 by using blogger15 at check out on their site at eberkshire.com!

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(Photo 1 taken by Nihan of Style with Nihan; Photo 4 taken by Deon Chen)

FTC Disclosure:  I received product in exchange for a product review for Berkshire.  Although I did receive product, the opinions in this post are strictly my own.

Pour Some Sugar On Me

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When I went to KAABOO, I wanted my outfit to be comfortable, easy, but still put together.  I decided on a simple black & white palette.  I wore my Stan Smith sneaks, although I was a bit apprehensive because it was an outdoor festival.  I was surprised at how well they held up, and even with the crowds, they didn’t even catch a single stain (although someone did spill some beer on the right shoe, which wiped right off).  With the weather so unpredictable (like high temperatures in mid-September), I opted for shorts and a light long-sleeved shirt.

How amazing is my Sugarzuly cross-body purse?  It was absolutely perfect for a festival setting to hold my essentials, and it provided some color through the Huipil fabric.

Our Bags are made out of 100%  Huipil and Upcycle Huipil.  A “Huipil” is a cotton weaved fabric wore by the Maya women in my country and Central America . Many women today still wear this outfit as a tradition to their Maya descendant. As they have hand-woven their clothing on a back strap loom for centuries and pass along the tradition through the years. – Sugarzuly

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Outfit:  Downeast Basics shirt; Ann Taylor LOFT Scallop Jacquard Riviera Shorts; adidas Originals Stan Smith Luxe Cork shoes from Size.co.uk; Cross-body purse c/o Sugarzuly; Bonlook “Keiko” prescription sunglasses; unknown brand fedora & choker

FTC Disclosure:  I received product in exchange for a product review.  Although I did receive product, the opinions in this post are strictly my own.

(Photos 2 & 3 taken by Janice Gutana)

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I was introduced to Sugarzuly at one of my favorite stores in Carlsbad, Wysh Boutique.  They are having a little in-store celebration tomorrow to ring in the Fall season!  Be sure to stop by because they have adorable clothing, jewelry, home decor and they carry a variety of Sugarzuly bags!

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300 Carlsbad Village Dr #117, Carlsbad CA 92008

Grayscale

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I’ve finally come to accept the style of “tonal” dressing.  I think I used to worry about matching shades of colors perfectly, but that is quite an impossible task since even blacks come in degrees of darkness.  But with gray, it seems easier to pull off and I find that it also mixes well with taupe and beige.

Although it’s been quite the scorcher lately in San Diego, I will always find an excuse to wear a cape!

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Cape Coat c/o Fashion Mia (no longer available); Polished Casual Blouse by Downeast Basics (I got them in two colors, see my haul below from their Henderson location); Old Navy cropped flares; Christian Louboutin heeled sandals from The Real Real (close up below); Rebecca Minkoff purse; Necklace, earrings and ring “rented” from RocksboxWarby Parker “Simon” glasses in Tea Rose Fade

(Outfit photos by Rholnna Jiao)

FTC Disclosure:  I received product in exchange for a product review.  Although I did receive product, the opinions in this post are strictly my own.

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Kelly Cardenas San Diego Celebrates 1 Year!

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Happy 1 year anniversary to the Kelly Cardenas Salon in Hillcrest!  Can you believe I’ve been going there for a little over a year (posts here and here)?  I practically celebrated with them throughout the day by first getting my hair styled and colored earlier in the morning (by Salvador of course), then going their anniversary party that night.

Congratulations to everyone at Kelly Cardenas, and cheers to many more years to come!

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My haircut and color from earlier that day.  Back to purple!

(Wearing “Keiko” Bon Look prescription sunglasses; Forever 21 dress; Zara long bomber jacket; La Vidriola Cassette necklace)

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With my hubby at the anniversary party

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With the stylist who works all of his magic on my hair, Salvador!

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I got to pose with Kelly himself!

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The Kelly Cardenas staff, from all of their locations: San Diego, Carlsbad, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City and Chicago

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My outfit for the evening: Lucy Paris jacket (bought second hand at Lost & Found for $20!); Forever 21 shirt; SOHO Apparel leggings; BCBGeneration shoes; Kate Spade bracelet and clutch; La Vidriola Cassette earrings; Lookmatic glasses

(Pictures 1, 3, 4 and 5 courtesy of the Kelly Cardenas Instagram and Facebook pages)

Moto Mania

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I have been on the hunt for a classic moto jacket for the better part of a year now.  I didn’t want anything fancy, just a simple moto jacket like the ones Depeche Mode used to wear (check out Alan Wilder’s in the picture below).  I had a great faux leather one (post here and here), but my search began after it started to wear in the shoulder area.  I was deciding between a more affordable faux leather one and a real leather one, but I didn’t want to keep replacing the faux one due to possible wear.  Imagine my delight when my husband surprised me at Christmas with this wonderful, absolutely classic real leather moto jacket by BCBGeneration.  I searched for months to find what he found in one evening, simply by chance.  But it’s definitely no accident that my husband’s years in retail have helped in finding exactly what I wanted!

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Check out Alan Wilder’s jacket; classic, no? (Photo courtesy of The Place)

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I’ve always loved black paired with navy blue.  It’s almost monochromatic, but with just a slight bit of contrast.

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Outfit: BCBGenerations Moto Jacket (no longer available); Forever 21 houndstooth sweater; Madewell jeans; Naughty Monkey suede boots; Warby Parker “Simone” glasses in Blue Coral; Tahari scarf; Beret from Paris; Love Tatum Rings; “Adelaide” crossbody purse c/o Kipling (Fashion Valley)

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Thank you SO much to Kayde and the fantastic folks at Kipling in Fashion Valley for my lovely Christmas present!

(Outfit photos by Deon Chen)