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Trendy And Tipsy: Where Boho Chic Meets Vintage Cool

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I first learned about Trendy And Tipsy at the DaisyMae PR #Popshop & Industry Party earlier this year (post here), and I immediately loved their mix of current Boho Chic trends with various types of vintage clothing.  I was invited last month to their storefront grand opening in Pacific Beach, and got to hang out with a couple of my fellow San Diego Style Bloggers.  The best part of the night (other than the shopping):  I won a raffle prize, which included a $25 gift certificate!  Below is a pictorial recap of the event. Have a great weekend, cheers!

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Look, Duran Duran was in my dressing room!

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So lovely to see Kali of In Spades and Tiffany of Glitz and Glam by Tiff!

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Can you believe I won?  I bought that Metallica rock t-shirt/vintage flannel, along with another shirt with my gift card, AND received an extra 20% off for the grand opening)!

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The goodie bag I won along with the gift certificate from the raffle.  It’s always fun to win!

Sparkle & Shine in Chanel from Chairish

Sparkle & Shine in Chanel from Chairish
Since it’s that time of year for holiday posts, I’ve got a few fun ones coming up, including this one I did for the site Chairish.  Chairish is a curated site for design lovers to buy and sell vintage items such as furniture, decor, and even jewelry and accessories.  They’ve asked a few bloggers to come up with a style board featuring items from their jewelry section under the themes of “Sparkle and Shine”, “Silver and Gold” or “Old and New”.  Since I’ve recently purchased a vintage Chanel necklace, I created a style board focusing on how I would style some of their beautiful Chanel pieces for a night out under the theme “Sparkle and Shine”.  My outfit would be simple and all black, but with texture.  The dress is black, but with a subtle pattern, the shoes are patent leather, then I topped it off with a faux fur stole for a more luxurious feel.  This will allow any of the pieces pictured to shine.  Although a black Chanel bag is classic, a pink or cream one are great style alternatives.  Thank you Chairish for this fun challenge!

Issa circle skirt
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Christian Louboutin high heel pumps
$665 – net-a-porter.com

Chanel bag
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Chanel jewelry
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Chanel pendant
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Chanel earrings
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Chanel chain brooch
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Ariella black shawl
$65 – johnlewis.com

Vegas Style Vintage

At the Matt Goss Show 11.28.2014

Here are a few shots of what my husband and I wore to Matt Goss’ show at Caesars Palace last week (original post here).  How handsome does Deon look?  We felt the velvet jacket, bow tie and fedora was a must to compliment my lovely little vintage inspired dress.  We’re so glad we chose to do it up right because the venue really called for it.  I believe in the same philosophy as Matt, where it’s impossible to overdress for any event, which is why I wanted to really play the part of what it would be like to go out on a night on the town in old Las Vegas.  Judging by the compliments paid to us by Matt himself after his show, I think we made the right choice!Voodoo Vixen Dress 1

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Voodoo Vixen Collage 1The picture of my nails on the right is what Matt stated he saw on Twitter on the night of show we attended (nail color, “My Private Jet” by OPI)!

Voodoo Vixen Dress 3Outfit:  “Bobbie” dress c/o Voodoo Vixen; Restricted shoes; ASOS Scallop Clutch Bag (sold out); Topshop necklace; Kate Spade bracelet; Karl Lagerfeld watch; rings by Suki Bijoux and Hannah Lois Designs; Lookmatic glasses; “Wicked” Velvetine by Limecrime (sold out)

Matt Goss 11.28.2014I’m sorry, but I had to include one more picture of Matt for good measure…enjoy!

(Please note:  The last photo was scanned from the double frame we received when we purchased the top photo from the show.)

FTC Disclosure:  I received product and was asked to review the product in return.  Although I did receive product, the opinions in this post are strictly my own.

Designer Vault Vintage Chanel Trunk Show 11/20/2014

Designer Vault Vintage Chanel Trunk Show 2014

Last year, I attended Designer Vault’s “Vintage Designer Trunk” show, which featured so many wonderful vintage designer items, including the most Chanel I’ve ever seen in one place at one time (original post here).  It was a lovely event, where a percentage of the sales went to benefit Promises2Kids.

Since then, they’ve been put on the Coco Chanel map due to Miley Cyrus and Refinery 29 (click the link for their blog post).  So it’s no surprise that this year, Designer Vault will present another vintage trunk show, but will feature all Chanel clothing, handbags and jewelry, where 10% of the sales will again benefit Promises2Kids.

Promises2Kids annually provides over 3,300 current and former foster youth in San Diego County with the tools, opportunities, and guidance they need to address the circumstances that brought them into foster care, overcome the difficulties of their past, and grow into healthy, happy and successful adults.

All of the details are below on how you can RSVP, and I’ll be in attendance so I hope to see you there!

Who: Designer Vault
What: Vintage Chanel Trunk Show
Where: The Cresta
6005 Avenida Cresta
La Jolla, CA 92037
When:  Thursday, November 20, 2014
VIP Reception, 4:30p-6p
General Reception, 6p-8pm
RSVP: Via Facebook invite here or email Sandra Taylor at [email protected]

Between The Black & White

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I’m a big fan of anything with a vintage feel, and I guess I was inspired by The Great Gatsby when I put this outfit together.  Although my hat is really a simple beanie, the large crochet flower just reminds me girls in flapper dresses and my shoes are a nod to gentleman wearing spats.  I kept my outfit from feeling too much like a costume by wearing jeans and keeping the colors limited to black and white with accents of silver.

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Outfit:  Cotton On shirt (old); Converse for Target lace trimmed tank top (old); Aldo hat (old); Madewell legging jeans in artic blue; Restricted “Showcase” wedge brogues (from DSW, but are still available on Modcloth, called Pie Contest Wedges in Cookies & Cream); Lookmatic “Tippi” glasses; Vintage Scooter Necklace c/o Lavishy; Watch c/o Timex

(Stay tuned for a contest to win a gold version of the Vintage Scooter Necklace from Lavishy!)

(Post title is a lyric from the Depeche Mode song Alone.  Photos by Rholnna Jiao.)

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial (the Lavishy necklace).

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

A Sea of Chanel: Designer Vault’s Vintage Designer Trunk Show

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 Picture #2 on the right was a display made of real shoes that was later auctioned during the public sale.

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A couple of Saturdays ago, I was invited to attend a VIP viewing of Designer Vault’s Vintage Designer Trunk Show, prior to opening to the public (Designer Vault is a luxury consignment e-boutique).  The event took place at The Headquarters at Seaport District (right next to Seaport Village on the waterfront in Downtown San Diego), in a creative meeting space called preFAB.  I have never been surrounded by so much Chanel in my entire life, except for maybe visiting the Chanel store at the Wynn hotel in Las Vegas.  Celebrity stylists Daniel Musto and local stylist Dean Hall (of Hall & Saks) were on hand to help create the perfect look for patrons, and a percentage of the sales went towards Promises2Kids.  I had a great time window shopping all of the beautiful designer treasures, as well as hanging out with stylists, fashionistas and fellow San Diego Style Bloggers.  One of the highlights of the day was finally meeting Cindy Matalucci of The Pulse, her “interview style” marketing company.  Thank you to Andrea Landis with Designer Vault for the invite!  There are quite a few pictures to get through, but it is SO worth it because Chanel is so lovely to behold.  Enjoy!

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Designer Vault Owner Christina Samoylov, with celebrity stylist, Daniel Musto.

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Although there were many other designers to choose from to fit your haute couture needs, my senses were working overtime because of all of the Chanel.  The following pictures are of my favorite pieces.

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The purses above are all mini, and completely adorable.

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This patterned houndstooth Chanel in tweed was so incredibly stunning up close.

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I could not stop coming back to this beautiful vintage tote in navy blue caviar leather.  Someday!

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Another lovely, but this time in navy patent leather with silver hardware…

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I had to carry it because it was just too beautiful (and it matched my outfit)!

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Maria of Savvynista looking absolutely fabulous in a gorgeous Chanel coat.

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With the lovely Cindy of The Pulse.  I was so excited to finally meet her!

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Maria, Cindy, Daniel with Vanessa of Vanessa Balli.

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With local stylist Dean Hall of Hall & Saks.  So awesome to meet him as well!

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With Abigail of The Fabulous Life of a Natural Disaster.  Between myself, Abigail and Cindy, it truly was a furry vest kind of day!

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This Chanel burlap briefcase goes wonderfully with Abigail’s outfit!

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With Heidi of A Fashion Statement.

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My poor boys!  We planned to spend the day together after the trunk show, and I ended up staying the entire length of the VIP showing.  They were troopers waiting for me to finish up, and we finally headed out for lunch and some fun at Seaport Village next door.  I love them!

My outfit details:  Aqua vest (Bloomingdale’s, but similar here); The Limited Perfect Tee (currently only $10!); Buffalo Jeans from JC Penney; unknown brand suede over the knee boots (from eBay, only $40!); Topshop purse; Suki Bijoux necklace; London Underground cuff c/o Designhype; Eva glasses in Sepia Kiss c/o BonLook

Vintage Designer Trunk Show This Saturday (12/14/2013) at The Headquarters at Seaport District

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Here’s  fun shopping and styling event from Designer Vault happening on Saturday December 14, 2013 at The Headquarters (in Seaport Village), for a good cause.

If you go, let me know how it went by leaving your comment here, cheers!