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Star People


Once in awhile, there is that outfit that makes you walk with a little more confidence, or is it a little more attitude?  Either way, this RENAMED jacket does it for me.  If one is going to wear a faux fur jacket covered in stars, then you’ve got to walk with a bit more swagger, like David Bowie or Lady Gaga.  I also agree very much with my Social Decay t-shirt: I have never ever said I own too much black clothing.  Since this outfit is quite monochromatic, I gave it a pop of color with this fantastic choker by GFASH.






Outfit:  Faux fur jacket by RENAMED & t-shirt by Social Decay from The Beat Clothing; Flared jeans by Madewell (old); Distressed “Lita” platforms by Jeffrey Campbell; Choker c/o GFASH; “Keiko” prescription sunglasses in Roxy Noir by BonLook; @ and # rings by Wendy Brandes; Vintage London Map ring by Suki Bijoux; Unknown brand handcuff earrings 


With Astrid, stylist at The Beat Clothing. We seriously did not plan on wearing practically the same thing (all black in our Social Decay t-shirts with furry jackets).  But, I guess great fashionable minds think alike!

(All photos by Rholnna Jiao. Post title from the song by George Michael.)

Recap: Social Decay Trunk Show at The Beat Clothing



At the beginning of December, I was invited to an awesome trunk show/sale at The Beat Clothing by stylist Astrid Montalvo.  She styled and presented t-shirts from the Brooklyn based clothing brand, Social Decay.  I have seen the Social Decay brand at The Beat for the better part of the year now, so I was looking forward to seeing the trunk show because I simply adore Astrid’s edgy style.  I loved the new line of t-shirt so much, I bought one for myself and you’ll see how I styled in my latest outfit post, going up next week. Cheers!




Fashionably Late: Catching Up on 2016 Events!

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I know I’ve been very laxed when it comes to my blogging lately, and I apologize!  My son has been away at his grandparents in Las Vegas for the last two weeks, so I have to confess that I’ve been catching up on some much-needed sleep.  But now to get caught up on my blogging, I’m posting about events that I missed over the last few months.  I’ll also be putting up my concert catch up posts and I think I’ll be all caught and ready to put up my newest posts about recent events and product reviews!





My husband and I were invited by Delicious Buzz to attend the “Dance Dance Resolution” event presented by the international travel company Gogobot San Diego and a local non-profit organization, The Seany Foundation.  It was held at The Rancho Santa Fe Motor Club & Storage and although it was quite the storm outside, it was a fun night of food, drinks, dance battles and pug kisses by Chole (with her mommy Heather of The Stylish Bisou).


The Beat Clothing Flier

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Back in February, The Beat Clothing stylist Astrid Montalvo invited me to check out her fashion show in Carlsbad.  Unfortunately due to some scheduling issues, my niece, Mei-Lin and I missed the actual fashion show, but I got to photograph some of the lovely models afterwards, and Mei snapped a picture of me with Astrid!


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Bloggers were invited to attend Fashion Valley’s 2nd annual “Celebration of Fashion” runway show for the 23rd annual San Diego Latino Film Festival.  The event was emceed by Paola Hernández-Jiao and Abelardo Rodriguez and featured men’s and women’s fashion.  My favorite was the fringed skirt by Scotch & Soda, featured in the video above.  Look at that swing!


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My mother-in-law had a booth for Bathologie, one of her direct sales companies at The Berry Best Chocolate Fest at Liberty Station, so I took that opportunity to hang out with my son and enjoy the festivities.  Rather than all of the wonderful chocolate, Dominic decided he actually loved the Belgian waffles from the Marcel Waffle Truck.  I wholeheartedly agree!

RECORD STORE DAY 2016 – 4/16/16

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 I spent Record Store Day this year at Record City in Hillcrest with my friend Rob and blogger friend Laura of Laura Neuzeth.  This was probably the most organized RSD I had ever been to, and I think I found a new spot for every RSD from now on!  The trick is to get there incredibly early (I got there by 5:30 am and there were still people there before me) to ensure you get your choice of what you want.  They didn’t have everything that I wanted from “The List” (post about it here), but I did come away with an awesome haul!


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Also back in April, I attended the “Spring Fling Event” at Girl on the Go, a night spa in the Golden Hill area.  I enjoyed the free cocktails, hanging out for a bit with Tatum from Love Tatum, and then I purchased a little something from Style on the Go.  Of course, since the Marcel Waffle Truck made an appearance, I had to bring something home for Dominic!

Spring Fashion Show at 83 Degrees in Carlsbad on February 21 2016

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One of my favorite clothing shops in the Carlsbad area is The Beat Clothing.  I did a couple of posts about them (here and here), and I stop in and shop when I can whenever I’m up in the area.  I was recently there with my son and niece after our trip to the Miniature Engineering Craftsman Museum, looking for David Bowie t-shirts.  Not only did they mention they were getting some in soon, but they also promptly emailed me when they arrived (I bought two of them)!

The Beat Clothing, Blues and Shoes and Ragz Dressware are all sister stores, and their clothing will be featured in a Spring Fashion Show at 83 Degrees this Sunday, styled by Astrid Montalvo (details are in the flier above).  I’ll be there, hope to see you there, too!

We Got The Beat…Blogger Party!

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Last Friday, I was invited to attend a wonderful little blogger soiree at The Beat Clothing in Carlsbad.  I saw the store when I attended the Carlsbad Village Faire back in May (original post here), but we didn’t get to venture inside.  I remember telling my husband that we should go back up to Carlsbad to go shopping and dine, so I was very excited to receive the invite.  Since I was coming from work, I was the first one to arrive, which gave me the chance to snap a few pictures around the store and to get the know Diana, the owner, and a couple of the staff who stayed through the party, Kelly and Ali.  Blues & Shoes, Ragz Dressware and The Beat Clothing are all sister stores, and all located in Carlsbad.

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If there could be a store that would define who I was, it would be The Beat Clothing.  The store is infused with rocker chic, along with all things musical.  Diana’s husband was in the music industry, and really had a hand in the design of this store.  Everywhere you look, there is some kind of musical instrument embedded among the cool, stylish, and trendy clothing.  From the rock t-shirts on the walls to the album covers in the dressing rooms, everything just calls to me.  I would wear everything in this store to the office, to the mall and definitely to a concert.

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These album covers adorned the dressing rooms.  I actually own a few of those!

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Photo 1:  Ali showing us how to wear leg jewelry. She looks fantastic!  Photo 2:  Love how each table has some kind of musical instrument.

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Too many cool things to choose from.  Check out that Union Jack leather cuff…want!

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Kelly, who set up the blogger party, painted the Rolling Stones picture on the left and the microphone on the right.  They look even more amazing in person!

Once I finished marveling at everything, my fellow bloggers started to trickle in.  First to arrive was the gorgeous Pat of PATFLOR, followed by lovely Laura of Laura Neuzeth.  Then the beautiful Alessandra of Alessandra Gonzalez arrived with her friend Melody, and a new blogger friend, Amber of Face It Catalog was the last to arrive (Bianca of The In-Between Girls couldn’t make it).  As bloggers, you know we love to take pictures, and not only did we take pictures of the store and The Beat girls, but of each other doing our blogger things.  Silliness ensued, which was expected when you get a fun bunch of gals together!  I want to thank The Beat Clothing for inviting me to such an awesome event.  Rest assured that I will be back to do some shopping!

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Pat, working her blogger magic with Laura.

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Photo 1:  Melody, Alessandra and Laura checking out the cute shoes.  Photo 2:  Kelly, Diana and Ali from The Beat Clothing. So stylish!

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The Rolling Stones or mustaches.  Which would you choose?

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Photo 1:  My addition to the wall.  Photo 2:  Laura getting her tag in!

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Michael Antonio has such awesome shoes.  I bought the Adan wedges in grey on the very right.  Outfit post to come!

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SD Style Bloggers at The Beat Clothing.  I’m wearing one of my favorite t-shirts: my Punk Masters John Taylor “Digital Truth” shirt.  BTW: The mural behind us surrounding the door was also painted by Kelly.  She’s just so talented!