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Day to night outfit idea for summer into fall

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day to night outfit idea: white and silver dangle earrings / Chanel lipstick / black one shoulder ruffle top (only $44!!)  / YSL fall nail polish / Chloe handbag / black and silver watch / black and silver striped palazzo pants / slate blue pumps (color sold out, avl in black, silver, pewter or light blue with 1″ heel))

Oh the humidity! We have been “enjoying” weather in the nineties over the past few days, and yesterday, the humidity was mid-west level. I had to stop and look around, just to make sure I was home and not on vacation in the middle of the country! I’m so glad I had this day to night outfit idea to wear now; which is perfect for transitioning from summer into fall.

These palazzo pants are under $20, and they are SO COMFORTABLE! They flow like a skirt, but offer the comfort of pants. Love that! They were perfect for meeting my friend Dawn for lunch at Santana Row, and also for going out to dinner with my husband later that night. Perfect day to night outfit idea for a hot summer night!

Quick shout-out for Sino at Santana Row; it is where Dawn and I enjoyed lunch. If you are local to the Bay Area, be sure to check out their dim sum. It is so good! I have eaten there multiple times, and every time I go the food is absolutely delicious. Love!

Now that I have YSL’s Studio 54 themed nail polish collection for fall, I felt inspired to add some sparkle to a day to night outfit which was lightweight enough to wear now, and well into the fall season. I just love the sparkling silver stripes on these palazzo pants, they are so festive and fun!

These pants also look chic with a slouchy tee and mules for a more casual, urban-relaxed look. I look forward to wearing them for the rest of the summer season; and well into the fall season!

Thanks for stopping by!



*photo credit: Dawn/Fashion Should Be Fun

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Celebrating the Holidays with Sears Metaphor

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Pictured: Earrings: Swarovski (past season, similar here) / Lipstick: c/o Dolce & Gabbana “Orchid” / Sweater: Metaphor c/o Sears / Skirt: Metaphor c/o Sears / Bracelet: Swarovski (past season, also love this one) / Nail Polish: Christian Louboutin “Farida” / Handbag: Chanel (also love SAVE or SPLURGE) / Shoes: Manolo Blahnik

The holiday party season is fast approaching, which means it is time to find a chic, trendy ensemble for the season. I was thrilled when Sears contacted me to present a sophisticated look for the holiday season from their chic newly redesigned Metaphor collection. Since I needed to dress up for a few holiday parties, and I am always looking for hot new designs for my wardrobe, a new, chic look from the Metaphor Collection at Sears was something I needed!

This amazing holiday party outfit from Sears Metaphor offers a nod towards the current trend of embellished, statement tops; also part of the embellished sweater trend, more about the trend here. This statement top can also be paired with jeans and boots for a sophisticated casual look during the day. As a busy Mother of three, I love having comfortable, yet chic and sophisticated clothing I can run errands in; and look fabulous in while running around all day!

I am also in love with this chic and trendy black skirt. Not only is it a classic, wardrobe mainstay, it fits perfectly; and offers a comfortable feel. This black skirt can also be paired with a short blazer or secretary blouse for an office-appropriate look. Love that!

The newly redesigned Metaphor collection from Sears offers so many sophisticated looks for the office, cocktail parties, holiday parties, dress up and more. I love how stylish and modern all the pieces are; and I am also impressed by the quality and competitive pricing! The Sears Metaphor collection also includes chic and sophisticated shoes, handbags and accessories. Love that!

I currently have my eye on this jacket, this trench coat, and this vest. To view the entire Sears Metaphor collection, please visit

*A special THANK YOU to Sears for partnering with me on this post. All opinions and ideas are my own.

Chanel Malice nail polish for the Holiday 2012 season

Chanel Malice is the sparkling new, limited edition nail polish color for the Holiday 2012 season. This dark, deep red sparkles slightly; making it a festive nail polish for the holiday season! Deep, dark red nail polish also happens to be the hottest nail polish color for the Holiday 2012 season. Love that!

Malice by Chanel offers everything a Chanel nail polish fan can expect. The nail polish applies smoothly and needs two coats for the perfect saturation of color. Chanel Malice is also long-wearing and does not chip easily. This nail polish hue stays put even when washing dishes without gloves! Fabulous!

Chanel Malice plays well with the red, berry, purple, green and blue hues from the fall/winter 2012 season. The slight sparkle in the nail polish also makes Chanel Malice an easy polish you can wear from day into evening; which is fabulous because let’s face it, your nails need to be able to make an appearance at all of the festive events you attend this holiday season!

Chanel Malice is shown in the below photo with two coats and no top coat. This beautiful holiday 2012 nail polish color can be found at Chanel Boutiques, Chanel counter’s and online at


Chanel Malice nail polish. Holidays 2012.
One base coats, two coats of color, no top coat.
Photo credit: Cathy/Bay Area Fashionista 2012©