General Fashion


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


Cool nights in Tahoe with SOMA

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wearing: mix and match pajamas c/o SOMA Intimates, from left: paisley top / royal blue shorts / royal blue shirt / navy crop lace pants / navy tie front tank / paisley pants /

There is nothing like getting cozy after a fun day playing in the Lake Tahoe area. Our family heads up to Tahoe several times per year, and we are always on the go when we are there. We tend to wake up early and go outside to play; whether we are doing snow sports or summer sports, we like to be the early bird. Since we always start our days early, we tend to get back to the house in the late afternoon or early evening; ready to relax!

Since we have been out all day, we are usually tired. In addition to being tired, the evenings tend to be cool; even in the summer. Since Tahoe is in the mountains, the summer evenings are very cool nights. Nothing feels better after a day of play then getting cozy in pajamas!

I am in LOVE with SOMA Intimates new “Cool Nights” summer pajamas. They are extremely soft and perfect for cool summer evenings. Since the collection offers mix and match styles, my daughter’s and I can match without matching while we relax after being outside all day.

We enjoyed lounging in our SOMA “Cool Nights” pajamas after a fun day which included a three hour morning hike along the Truckee river, lunch in Tahoe City, visiting the museums in Tahoe City, and then driving to the west side to sit along the lake and relax. My whole family was so tired after our day of play, it felt incredible to put on our SOMA “Cool Nights” pajamas and relax on the sofa.

The fabulous thing about SOMA’s new summer collection is that it is mix and match. The collection offers three different sleeve lengths, and the option to pair them with shorts or cropped pajamas pants. I love that I can find the perfect combination for the weather. I can pair a tank with cropped pants, or a tee with shorts, or longer short sleeves with shorts; the options are endless!

My daughters love their SOMA pajamas just as much as I do. They love to mix and match the pieces, and wear a different combo every night. It’s so nice to see my girls enjoy SOMA as much as I do. The collection really transcends age, and reaches across all style personalities. Love that!

These are the perfect PJ’s for summer! You can check out the entire collection online at SOMA.com.

Shop my favorite “Cool Nights” by SOMA mix and match summer pajamas:

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

*thank you to SOMA Intimates for sponsoring this post, all thoughts and opinions are my own

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