Bay Area Fashionista


Summer go-to sundress

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pictured: dangle hoop earrings / lipstick / black print sundress (under $25!!) / black leather and rose gold watch / Chanel summer nail polish / Chloe bag / black wedge espadrilles (priced under $100 and so comfy!)

So before we start, I would like to apologize for the eye sore that is my arm. Apparently I don’t know how to properly apply sunscreen, and as a result, I have been blessed with a farmers tan on my arms. Please, don’t laugh too hard. Well, OK, go ahead; it is pretty funny!

Now that summer vacation has started, my fabulous friend Dawn from FashionShouldBeFun.com met me for lunch and some strolling on Santana Row. We found a fabulous wall, which was recently repainted, and snapped some photos before embarking on eating and shopping. Isn’t this new wall cool! I love the artwork. This door used to be black, so now that it is full of color, it really looks amazing; although less Mediterranean then it did before.

After we snapped some pictures, we enjoyed lunch at the sort-of new EMC Seafood Bar which is located near the fountain at Santana Row. It is SO GOOD! We loved the sushi, and I have to tell you, the clam chowder was fab-u-lous! Love!

We popped into LOFT and saw so many cute summer outfits; I need to go back when I have more time and try some things on. We also checked out all the cute suits at Everything But Water. They have a whole wall of blue suits! It is truly swimsuit heaven. There were also several fabulous summer essentials at Arizia and Baldwin; I need to go back to those shops too! So many cute summer items!!

This sundress was perfect for a day on the Row, can you believe it is under $25! It is really comfortable; and perfect for temperatures over 80. To make the dress look even better, I just need to even out my horrendous tan lines. Yikes!!

Shop my summer sundress outfit:

Do you have any tips for evening out bad tan lines?

Thank you so much for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

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Current wish list

from top left: pre-fall heels / pale blue triangle bag / black boots / yellow bag / red bag / bucket bag /

Happy National Splurge Day! Well hopefully you have some extra cash burning a hole in your wallet-because today is the day to splurge on that special somethin’ somethin’ you have been eyeing for awhile, but haven’t pulled the trigger on.

I have been eyeing soooooo many pretty things! Of course, I can’t splurge on everything; I need to have money left in the bank for silly things like, well you know, food. haha That being said, I plan to pick one thing from this post to splurge on. Right now I am debating if I need these boots or this bag more. What do you think?

All the things I wish I could splurge on:

What do plan to splurge on today?

Thanks for stopping by and happy national splurge day!

XOXO
Cathy


Flip Flops summer 2018

flip flops summer 2018

from top left: rose gold flip flops (avl in more colors) / black rockstud flip flops (avl in more colors) (I own these and love them, they last forever!!) / leather and woven flip flops / silver flip flops (avl in more colors) / bow tie flip flops (avl in more colors) / black pattern flip flops /

Happy National Flip Flop Day! Summer 2018 is here, which means it is time to find that perfect pair of flip flops! Flips flops are fabulous summer sandals. They can be worn at the beach, the pool, and on the street. There are so many styles of flips flops on the market, you are sure to find the perfect pair for any use!

When shopping for flip flops, have fun with it! Flip flops don’t go out of style, so you can invest in a patterned pair, a studded pair, or a brightly colored pair without worrying about how many seasons you can wear it. Chances are, your new pair will last for several summer seasons. Love that!

Shop summer 2018 flip flops around the web:

What is your favorite pair for the summer season?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy