Edgy casual

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Bracha Boutique in San Carlos, Ca. has so many hidden treasures in store! This bright blue blouse with golden-tone grommets screamed my name when I noticed it at Bracha. The grommets, front zipper and slightly puffy sleeves evoke a 1980’s vibe and rocker chic look; both of which are hot off the runway and very me!

I paired the blouse with my new favorite denim, Rose Royce. To play off of the rocker chic touches on the blouse I wore my studded Prada wedges and Tory Burch leather wrap bracelets to complete the look.

If you haven’t had a chance to check out Bracha Boutique, please pay them a visit at 654 Lauren Street, San Carlos, Ca. or online at Happy shopping, and stay fabulous 

Outfit Details:
Blouse: c/o Bracha
Jeans: c/o Rose Royce
Gold bangles: JCrew
Leather Wrap Bracelets: Tory Burch
Lipstick: c/o Dolce & Gabbana “Gentle Monica
Shoes: Prada (on sale!!)
Earrings: c/o Twisted Silver (use coupon code INSIDERS for 15% off)
Nail Polish: Chanel Azure
Handbag: Chloe
Toe Nail Polish: Chanel Fracas

What you cannot see:
Fragrance: Creed

Photos: Bay Area Fashionista 2013©

Victoria Bracha, florals and berry hues

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One of the big trends from summer 2013, which is continuing into fall 2013, is the floral trend. In addition to floral prints, berry hues ranging from bright summer fuchsia through to deep, dark burgundy are among the hottest colors for fall 2013. Since I love to incorporate runway trends into my own personal style, this floral top from local designer Victoria Bracha is the perfect answer to both the continuing floral trend and the berry hued trend.

Victoria Bracha is a Bay Area based designer who owns Bracha Boutique in downtown San Carlos, California. Bracha carries Victoria’s line as well as additional brands and designers who are both niche and popular. The entire store is a fabulous mix of apparel and accessories which are hard to find in other shops. Love that!

This top by Victoria Bracha is made from a cool, mesh fabric which is layered and not see through. (As one would assume it would be when the word “mesh” is mentioned!) The mesh fabric is surprisingly cool and allows the wind to breeze in and out; making this a fabulous top for spring and fall! Of course, it is also perfect for foggy, summer days too. Victoria Bracha also uses this fabric for dresses and other pieces which can be mixed and matched together. She also has additional colors and prints which are easy to wear in any season.

I paired my Victoria Bracha top with an A-line leather skirt. This works perfectly for going out in the evening. The top can also be paired with trousers for the office or jeans for casual days. I love versatility!

For more information about Bay Area designer Victoria Bracha, please visit her shop located at 654 Laurel Street, San Carlos, Ca. or her website at Happy shopping, and stay fabulous 

Outfit Details:
Top: c/o Victoria Bracha
Skirt: Parker (past season-see shopping widget below for similar styles at various price points)
Earrings: c/o Twisted Silver (use coupon code INSIDERS for 15% off)
Lipstick: c/o Dolce & Gabbana “Gentle Monica
Rings: John Hardy and Tiffany
Nail Polish: Chanel Bel-Argus
Handbag: c/o Jill Milan available at Circle & Square SF
Shoes: Valentino (past season) current season here

What you cannot see:
Fragrance: c/o Seth Kornegay

Shop leather skirts-which are hot for summer and fall!:

Bracha in San Carlos is a hidden gem!

San Carlos, California has a hidden gem! On Laurel Street in San Carlos’s shopping district, there is a boutique owned by designer Victoria Bracha which not only carries her own original designs, the shop is jam-packed with several brands and designers! Bracha not only carries hard-to-find brands and Victoria Bracha’s apparel, the boutique is stocked with handbags, jewelry and accessories! Love this!

I am absolutely smitten with Bracha. The boutique has so many unique designs; it is a refreshing change from the common styles we find at the mall. Does anyone really want to look like everyone else and show up at a party or event wearing the same thing as the girl standing next to them? I think not.

At Bracha there are so many unique styles which reflect the current season’s color palette and runway trends. Bracha is stocked with bright colors, prints, lace, black/white ensembles and a little touch of rocker-chic. Here are a few snap-shots from inside Bracha showcasing the boutique’s current summer stock. There is a black dress with a floral print calling my name! And the wish list grows. . .

Watch for a couple of outfit posts here on Bay Area Fashionista next week featuring attire from Bracha!

To learn more about local designer Victoria Bracha, please visit To keep up with Bracha, join them on Facebook and Twitter! If you are local to the San Francisco Bay Area, be sure to stop in and check out all of the fabulous attire and accessories! If you see something in this article, or on their Facebook page you love, and you are not local, feel free to call the shop to inquire! Bracha’s phone number is 1-650-620-9900.

Bracha is located at 654 Laurel Street in San Carlos. If you stop by on a busy day, there is a huge parking lot in the back of the store with plenty of parking; and shade! Happy shopping, and stay fabulous 

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All photos feature merchandise from Bracha in San Carlos.
Photo credit: Cathy/Bay Area Fashionista 2013©