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Burgundy laser cut midi skirt for fall 2015

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Pictured: Earrings: c/o Kendra Scott / Sunglasses: Prada / Lipstick: Chanel Melancolie / Necklace: c/o Kendra Scott / Top: BCBG (old, also love this one) / Skirt: JCrew / Bracelets: Kendra Scott / Handbag: Givenchy / Nail Polish: Chanel Vert Obscur / Shoes: Aquazurra (also love this pair)

This skirt! When I received my fall 2015 JCrew catalog a few weeks ago in the mail, I almost fell off my chair when I spotted this midi skirt in the pages of the glossy. The laser cut overlay, and the beautiful burgundy hue, spoke to me.

Rarely does clothing speak to me; especially in the form of “you need me now!” Normally I see something I like, I ponder it, I try to match it with other things in my closet, then I make my decision. With this midi skirt, I did not have to think, I just knew it was “the one.”

JCrew offers the skirt in burgundy, navy, and black. These are all fabulous colors, but I felt the burgundy/wine hue was really exceptional. This color sets off the laser cut-outs, making the midi skirt incredibly interesting. Love that!

When I received this laser cut midi skirt in the mail, it was even prettier than I imagined. In person, the cut-outs, and the color, are exceptional. I know I will be wearing this midi skirt all season long!

My beautiful nine-year-old daughter snapped these pictures before church last Sunday. It was the first time I wore the skirt, and I was thrilled! My two daughters love it too! ūüôā

I paired this laser cut midi skirt with a simple white top from my closet. I cannot wait to start pairing it with thicker fabrics, knitwear, and even sweaters! Bring on the cold weather!

I also need to give a shout-out to the fabulous pair of earrings, and beautiful necklace by Kendra Scott I am wearing in these photos. I received them last week at the RewardStyle Master Class in San Francisco. Kendra Scott’s team was there showing the fall collection, and how the Color Bar works.¬†

As a huge fan of Kendra Scott’s gems, I was thrilled to receive these two items. The earrings are fabulous. They can be worn with, or without, the earring jacket. Two in one = ¬†fabulous! ( and a money saver ;-))¬†

This necklace is also a perfect closet staple. It matches everything, of course, and transcends trends. I love timeless pieces; and would love to own it in every color!

Have you found a key piece this fall which speaks to you?

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide Westgate Shopping Center

Mother’s Day is coming up faster than fashion trends go out of style. This means the time is NOW to find that perfect gift for Mom! Thankfully, Westgate Shopping Center in San Jose, on the corner of Saratoga Avenue and West Campbell Avenue, has exactly what Mom needs this Mother’s Day. Love that!

Westgate Shopping Center has a large selection of fabulous stores which happen to already be Mom’s favorite places to shop! Westgate is home to Nordstrom Rack, Burlington Coat Factory, The Gap Outlet, J. Crew¬†Factory Store, Famous Footwear, Payless Shoe Source, Target, Michael’s, Ross, Luxury Perfumes, and more! In addition to great shopping, Westgate recently opened a Veggie Grill, and is also home to yummy eateries including Sushi Boat, Smashburger, and Starbucks.¬†

There are so many great gift options for Mom at Westgate, so I picked out a few fabulous gift ideas from four of Westgate’s retailers to get you started.¬†

J.Crew Factory

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J. Crew¬†Factory Store is a fabulous one-stop-shop for Mom this Mother’s Day. The store is filled with the perfect outfits for summer; plus it has a large selection of statement necklaces, scarves, handbags, and shoes. We know Mom LOVES shoes! If there are too many choices, Mom will love a gift card from J. Crew¬†Factory Store. As a Mom, I have my eye on several pieces from J. Crew¬†Factory. My picks are shown above.

To learn more about J. Crew Factory Store, please visit the shop at Westgate Shopping Center or visit J. Crew Factory Store online here.

Famous Footwear

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Does Mom love shoes? Of course she does!!! This means Famous Footwear is the place to find her the ideal Mother’s Day gift. Famous Footwear is well-stocked with fabulous sandals for summer, and athletic shoes for her fitness routine. The store is filled with famous brands at rock-bottom prices. That’s win/win for you and Mom!¬†My favorite shoes from in-store are pictured above. The blue sandals are calling my name; perhaps they are calling your Mom’s name too!

To learn more about Famous Footwear, please visit them in-store at Westgate Shopping Center or online here.

Paradise Collections

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Paradise Collections is a fabulous jewelry kiosk located in the middle of Westgate Shopping Center to the left of Ross. The kiosk is filled with beautiful necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings; and the prices are amazing! Mom will be thrilled to receive a fabulous piece of jewelry from Paradise Collections. I am in love with the seahorse. Isn’t it fabulous?!

To learn more about Paradise Collections, please visit the kiosk at Westgate Shopping Center.

Luxury Perfumes

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Luxury Perfumes is an amazing fragrance shop located near Nordstrom Rack at Westgate Shopping Center. This sweet-smelling shop features a large selection of fragrances which are sure to delight Mom this Mother’s Day. The store features a large selection of gift sets which make shopping for a gift easy. There is also a section dedicated to older fragrances which are extremely difficult to find in department stores, online, and elsewhere. They have Georgio in stock! That was extremely popular in the 1980’s. Mom will be thrilled if you gave her a fragrance she cannot find on store shelves anymore!

In addition to fragrances for Mom, Luxury Perfumes has a large selection of fragrances for men and children. Love that!

To learn more, please visit Luxury Perfumes at Westgate Shopping Center.

There you have it! Westgate is filled with fabulous gifts for Mom this Mother’s Day. To learn more, please visit shopwestgatecenter.com.

*Sponsored by Westagate Shopping Center. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


JCrew Factory Store at Westgate Shopping Center

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If you are local to the San Francisco Bay Area, you may be aware that a new JCrew Factory Store has opened up at Westgate Mall in the West San Jose area of the South Bay. If you are unaware, let me just tell you, it is amazing! 

JCrew is a fabulous destination for Fashionistas living in Silicon Valley. The company’s style offers casual and corporate casual looks which are ideal for our lifestyle here in Northern California. Everything inside the JCrew Factory Store at Westgate Shopping Center is perfect for the office and for casual weekends. Love that!

When I found out a¬†new¬†JCrew Factory Store¬†opened at Westgate Shopping Center, I was thrilled! Westgate is a shopping center I shop at multiple times per week. The mall includes a Target, Nordstrom Rack, Michael’s, Smashburger, Sushi Boat and more! My kids love shopping at Justice and having lunch¬†at Sushi Boat; it is a frequent event! I am really excited to add JCrew Factory Store to our frequent shopping excursions at Westgate. It fits perfectly into my personal style!

The store is filled with spring merchandise as well as good items for transitioning from winter into spring here in the Bay Area. I loved the puffer vests on display in the back of the store which are perfect for transitioning from winter into spring. There was also a huge selection of necklaces and shoes which will take any outfit from ordinary to extraordinary!

I found myself reaching for nautical inspired looks which I know will be perfect to wear this spring. I loved everything I tried on and cannot wait to show you what I came home with! Stay tuned for an upcoming outfit post with the look I found at the JCrew Factory Store at Westgate Shopping Center! My daughter loved the store too, she came home with a headband!

Don’t forget to pop into the new JCrew Factory Store at Westgate Shopping Center to see all the fabulous looks they have to wear now and into spring! Happy shopping, and stay fabulous ūüėČ

To learn more about Westgate Shopping Center, please visit shopwestgatecenter.com. 

To learn more about JCrew Factory Store, please visit jcrewfactory.com

*Brought to you by Federal Reality. All thoughts and opinions are my own.