Sunday, February 27, 2011

Don't ask me about grids.

Go ahead, laugh. I was testing out the flash on our camera and was going for the Marc Jacobs ad "look." The rest of the photos were even more cheesy and unworthy of being posted, but the Hubby found them to be hilarious.
Silk grid blouse by August Silk, gathered khaki shorts from Nordstrom, vintage croc embossed belt, Hue navy stockings, Jeffrey Campbell wedges
I forgot to mention the fact that I scored a vintage Chanel bag a few months ago for the most fabulous price ever- I basically traded in my labor for a bag, but hey, it's worth it. Funny how things come to you when you stop looking or wanting, but I'm definitely counting my blessings...

Thursday, February 24, 2011

The new clutch.

There seems to be a new "bag" in town, and it's all over the streets...

I sense a DIY project coming up, now that I'm feeling a bit more confident with the sewing machine...

A family affair

Sweet Treat
Kiss the girl.
Witnessed my cousin Teddy get hitched this past Saturday and celebrated with my massive, crazy family.
My cousin Sarah is amazingly talented. She made her own dress, along with the wedding prints, decor and candy buffet. Watch out, Martha Stewart!!
Teddy's "bout."
Wedding prints
Just dance.
I decided on wearing a Jay Godfrey one-shoulder dress with a gold ribbon coil, which allows room for food : )
Get your boogie on!
Uncle Peter joined in with the madness.
Take 1
Take 2
Cousin Jam
The photobooth was the best part, I highly recommend Red Cheese Photo Booth, just ask Paris Hilton, she knows ; )

I love my family, being around them is always a pick-me-upper. Family knows you the best, yet they still love you for who you truly are.

Friday, February 18, 2011

A friend loves at all times. -Proverbs 17:17

Mother & Daughter Outing
Had a post Vday brunch with my god-daughter at Rialto Cafe in Fullerton, a cute little cafe with a big-city feel in a small town. They played old Marilyn Monroe films behind the old school bar, making you feel as though you're living in the 50s. The photos below should speak for themselves on the darling decor! The food was quite tasty, perhaps I will return for a cup of coffee and some good conversations.
I match!
H&M top, Guess flares, Jeffrey Campbell wedges, Alexis Hudson clutch, BR blazer (in hand).
I decided to channel the 70s that day with my neutral top which needs more mileage and pale blue flares + wedges. It was a total coincidence that I matched the stairs/railing that day, which made for a nice photo opp!

Mascapone-stuffed french toast with berries
Seahorse table
Vday spray roses delivered to my work place from my Hubby!
Waiting for the right occasion to pop open this aesthetically pleasing bottle of Rosé wine by Sofia Coppola.
Rialto Cafe with my god-daughter.
Over the past several years, I've been noticing that the age range of friends I have vary from high school through 40s. I wouldn't say any of them are any less valued as a friend because they are older or younger. Each person has something unique and special to offer, as we all have been through different life experiences. Age is just a number, and should never be used to judge a person's heart or character. True friendships extend beyond barriers and break down walls...and good friends are hard to come by these days.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Pre-Vday mini-vacay.

SB, Coffee
Topshop drapey top, Uniqlo jean leggings, random accessories, Longchamp tote, Topshop sneakers
Sweet dreams.
Vintage blazer from Mom, F21 sheer blouse, Mossimo skirt, Nordstrom dotted tights, Carlos pumps, vintage bag

I went on a mini getaway with the Hubby as a pre-Vday celebration. Though he was sick as a puppy, we managed to get a ton of rest and restoration, as well as filling our tummies with yummy food at our favorite San Luis Obispo joints.
Surprise tickets from the Hubby to see Swan Lake at Cal Poly SLO!

Cal Poly SLO Theatre
Avila Beach, San Luis Obispo
Takoyaki at Goshi's
plum & green tea
Delightful apple dumpling a la mode at Apple Farm.

Some other great spots we frequent in San Luis Obispo:

Splash Cafe - great for their award-winning clam chowder, seafood salad, pastries & more!
Firestone Grill - they make a mean tri-tip sandwich - buttered toasty bun w. juicy slabs of tri-tip immersed in their homemade bbq sauce
Madonna Inn - Go there for the over-the-top kitsch decor, which will transport you back to the 60s. Their cafe has much eye candy, with huge slices of pink cake decked with white chocolate shavings and more.
Goodwill Outlet - We discovered this place on a whim. They literally charge you clothing by the pound and records are .50 each, amazing.
Antique Shops - Scattered all throughout the Downtown San Luis Obispo area.
Avila Beach - Our favorite spot, and coincidentally, a vacay spot I grew up going to as a kid.
Doc Burnstein's Ice Cream Lab - Located in the tiny downtown area of Arroyo Grande, they serve old fashion ice-cream in numerous flavors, as well as ice cream demos for kids & adults alike.