Junior League of San Jose celebrates 50 years of service

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Wearing: MAC lipstick / metallic holiday cocktail dress / Kendra Scott ring / Dior Cosmic nail polish / Valentino Rockstud Nior mini handbag / Prada pumps

On Saturday, November 5, 2017, the Junior League of San Jose celebrated 50 years of community service to the San Jose community. Over the past half-century, the Junior League of San Jose, or JLSJ for short, has contributed over a quarter of a million volunteer hours to the local community, as well as presented numerous grants to local community projects and non-profits. It is amazing to see how much a group of talented, hard-working, and dedicated women can achieve when the common goal is for the good of the community.

As a sustainer of the Junior League of San Jose, I am so proud of all the accomplishments the league has made throughout the years. It is truly amazing, and humbling, to see the fabulous community service projects JLSJ has developed over the years such as the Georgia Travis Center, InnVision, The Wonder Cabinet, and more; much, much, more! All of this hard work and dedication throughout the years was celebrated over the weekend at Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose.

The event included a speech and an award from the Major of San Jose, as well as a video depicting all of the accomplishment JLSJ has made over the past fifty years. Loved it!

It was fun to see a recap of all of the community service projects JLSJ has contributed to over the years, as well as catch up with old friends.

The dinner was  beautiful, complete with show-stopping floral arrangements. Dinner was followed by a yummy dessert buffet, and of course, dancing! It is entirely possible I danced in my 4″ heels for roughly 40 minutes. Yes, my feet hurt the next day, but it was so worth it!

If you would like to learn more about the Junior League of San Jose, and all of the wonderful community work we do throughout Silicon Valley, please visit jlsj.org.

Here’s to 50 more years of service in the San Jose area!

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How to wear fall clothing when it’s hot outside

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Pictured: earrings / Chanel sunglasses / lipstick / necklace / jumpsuit / bracelets (old, similar style here) / handbag / nail polishbooties (super comfy!)

Day one of New York Fashion Week was an extremely busy day for me. I had back to back shows throughout the day starting at 9am, and ending at 9pm. I saw Nicholas K, Concept Korea, Supima, Fashion Palette, Michael Costello, Desigual, Marissa Webb, Cynthia Rowley, and The Art Institutes. Whew!

Since I knew ahead of time how busy my schedule would be, I planned on wearing this comfortable jumpsuit. It is a fall item, yet it is cool enough to wear in ninety degree weather with humidity. An oh, the humidity! It was brutal, very, very, brutal.

Normally for New York Fashion Week in September, I wear cute high heels. With all the standing in line at fashion week, walking to and from shows, and rushing from show to show, my feet get beat up. I decided to go a different route this season and wear comfortable booties with socks for extra padding. This was a great plan! These booties are super comfortable, and they allowed me to get though the day without killing my feet. Happy feet = happy me. Love that!

If you are looking for a go-to outfit this fall which is comfortable and perfect for busy days, this jumpsuit and booties is it! You can find the jumpsuit online here, and these super comfortable booties are online here. It is easy to add color to this outfit, or play up the black with white stitching like I did by pairing similar accessories.

Stay tuned! I have tons of coverage from New York Fashion Week coming up on my social  media channels, and here on the blog. Spring 2017 is looking fabulous, and I hope you will love it!

Thanks for stopping by!



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Fall 2016 Style Guide to Santana Row

Fall is here! This means it is the perfect time to start shopping for the fall 2016 seasons most fabulous styles.

Fall 2016 is all about boho-chic, 1970s inspiration, metallics, berry hues, shades of blue, embellishments, statement handbags, and texture. To find all of these hot-off-the-runway trends, which are even hotter on the streets, Santana Row is your one-stop-shop! Love that!

I scoured the shops on Santana Row and found the hottest trends for fall. Here are my favorite fall finds from the Row. From pieces under $100, to luxury investment items; Santana Row has everything for fall! Love!

Free People

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From top: shoes / tee / jeans / dress / necklace / black top / button up skirt / cross body bag

The runways for fall 2016 were full of 1970s inspiration and boho-chic. What better place to find clothing and accessories to rock this trend in the autumn season than Free People! The store is full of the perfect items for the fall season. You cannot buy the wrong thing, everything is perfect!

I own several pieces from Free People. Thier clothing is high quality, and wears, and washes, well. This is important when you love a piece and wear it over, and over again! When visiting Free People, look for flares, bell-bottoms, peasant dresses or blouses, and those studded booties featured above. Love!

To  learn more about Free People, please visit their shop on Santana Row or visit them online here.

My picks from Free People for the fall season:


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From top: cold shoulder sweater / necklace (on sale!)  / belt (displayed with buckle in back) / gold skirt / saddle bags / hobo bag / hat / scarf / embellished burgundy shoe / safari shirt / black belt / white pants / navy dress / brown sandals / navy chevron top / white pants / black platform sandals

BCBG has fabulous, sophisticated pieces for the fall season. This is the perfect place to find clothing for the office, special events, or to mix and match for casual days. The dresses in the back of the store are perfect for gala events, cocktails parties, and any event requiring a fabulous dress. Love!

The fall collection at BCBG Santana Row reflects the current metallic trend, shades of blue trend, berry hues color trend, and 1970s influence. Think sophisticated ’70’s, that is fall at BCBG.

I am a huge fan of BCBG clothing. Their clothing wears well and is made from high quality fabrics with excellent craftsmanship. All of their clothing is a great investment and lasts for several seasons. BCBG reflects trends without being one-season-wonders. The styles embody classic flare with a nod to modern trends. This is what makes their clothing so perfect for the office, and anytime you needs to look your best.

You can learn more about BCBG Santana Row by visiting their store or their website.

My favorite items for fall from BCBG:

Kendra Scott

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From the top: mixed metal bangles / rose gold necklace / druzy necklace / druzy earrings / bracelet / tennis bracelet / mixed metal bracelet set / cuff / rose gold choker / double ring / silver sculpted cuff (I own this and love it!) / silver choker pendant / gold sculpted choker / long earrings

The fall season is all about embellishments, and metallics. Kendra Scott has a large selection of every metal hue you need for fall. Their bold rose gold, silver, and gold pieces work perfectly with fall’s hottest trends; and enhance any metallic piece you are wearing whether it is an article of clothing, a handbag, or fabulous pair of shoes.

I own quite a bit of Kendra Scott jewelry and love every piece I own. They are extremely well-made, and the prices are moderate. In fact, I feel like you get a lot of bang for your buck with Kendra Scott jewelry. The mixed metal pieces from Kendra Scott’s fall 2016 collection are distinctive, on trend, comfortable to wear, and match every fall ensemble you can think of. Love!

You can learn more about Kendra Scott by visiting her shop at Santana Row or here website online here.

My favorite pieces from Kendra Scott’s fall collection:


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From top: blue Dionysus / embellished Dionysus / red white and gold shoulder bag / teal white gold and black backpack / tan Dionysus / pink Dionysus / mini pink shoulder bag / mauve mini Dionysus / rust mini shoulder bag (unlinked bags are in-store only)

Embellished handbags are the hottest trend to happen to handbags since the bucket bag. The fall 2016 season is all about embellished handbags. When looking for the perfect handbag this autumn season, look for painted bags, studs, artistic hardware, interesting silhouettes, shoulder bags (saddle bags to be specific), and single top handle satchels. If you really want to wow the crowd this fall season, look for the newest IT bag on the street, the Gucci Dionysus.

That’s right! the Gucci Dionysus is the new IT bag, and everyone needs one in their closet. Gucci at Santana Row has a large selection of large, small, and mini Dionysus handbags in stock right now. They have a good mix of simple styles, as well as painted and embellished styles. The Gucci Dionysus handbag of your dreams is in stock at Santana Row! Love! I am eyeing the blue one, isn’t it beautiful!

You can learn more about Gucci and their hot Dionysus handbag by visiting Gucci on Santana Row or online here.

My favorite bags from Gucci for fall:

In addition to the featured shops in this post, check out Urban Outfitters, Kate Spade, and Anthropologie at Santana Row for fabulous fall styles you will want to wear now. To learn more about Santana Row, please visit SantanaRow.com.

*brought to you by Santana Row. All thoughts and opinions are my own.