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Tees For Change

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Outfit details: Earrings: John Hardy / Lipstick: c/o Laura Mercier “Myth” / Tee: c/o Tees For Change (on sale for $10!) / Skirt: Banana Republic / Bracelets: Tory Burch and c/o Twisted Silver / Nail Polish: Chanel “Alchemie” / Clutch: c/o Kao Pao Shu / Shoes: Zimmerman

One of the big trends on the street right now is the graphic tee trend. I have been looking for the perfect tee-shirt to rock this trend with and thankfully I have been introduced to Tees For Change! This fabulous tee-shirt company makes their products right here in the USA with sustainable methods and materials. Love that!

The tee-shirts are soft and comfortable due to the fact that they are made from environmentally friendly materials such as bamboo! A portion of the proceeds from the sales at Tees For Change go right back into the community. Love it!

If you are looking for the perfect graphic tee this fall season, and you appreciate products made in the USA from sustainable materials and with eco-friendly methods, please visit sunseapparel.com.

The perfect blazer for summer

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Outfit: Blazer: c/o Wallis / Skirt: Parker (similar here and here) / Earrings: c/o Twisted Silver / Clutch: c/o Kao Pao Shu / Shoes: Valentino / Ring: c/o Twisted Silver / Nail Polish: Chanel Paparazzi / Lipstick: c/o Laura Mercier “Sin”

August has been cold. Let’s face it. In the southern part of the San Francisco Bay Area, August is normally a very warm place. We enjoy temperatures in the 80’s and 90’s. We crank our air conditioners all day and all night; but summer 2013 has been different. Having grown up in Marin and lived in San Francisco, I know what a cold, foggy summer is like. I thought I left 60 degree summers behind when relocating to the south bay, but not this year. August has been COLD!

Due to the daily fog and mild temperatures, I find myself wearing jeans or pants during the day and needing a jacket at night. That is where this fabulous blazer from Wallis comes in to save the day. Wallis has created the perfect, lightweight blazer for foggy days and nights. The fabric is light enough for when temperatures hover in the 60’s or low 70’s, yet warm enough to cut off the crisp cold felt when the fog rolls in from the ocean or the bay. Love this!

In the above photos I paired my Wallis blazer with an evening outfit. I love the relaxed shape and fit of the blazer. It was perfect when the fog rolled in over the Santa Cruz Mountains and cooled everything off.

If you like the blazer, and/or you like how I styled it for a recent summer night out in the photos above, please vote for me in a contest on the Wallis Facebook page! To learn more about Wallis, please visitwallis.com. Thank you so much for your support!

Happy shopping, and stay fabulous 

Photo credits: Rob/Bay Area Fashionista 2013©

Kao Pao Shu pop of red

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Outfit details: Earrings: Kathy Kamai / Tee-shirt: Gap / Sweater vest: c/o Calypso St. Barth / Clutch: c/o Kao Pao Shu / Jeans: Gap / Bracelet: c/o Twisted Silver / Rings: John Hardy / Leather wrap bracelet: Tory Burch / Lipstick: c/o Dolce & Gabbana “Gentle Monica” / Nail Polish: Chanel Paparazzi / Shoes: Valentino (past season-current versions here and here)

In today’s society, it is a chore to try and find goods sold in the United States which are also made in the United States. When it comes to handbags, the majority of manufacturers are located in China, while a few remain in Italy, the majority are in China. And as for the United States? Good luck finding a handbag made here!

I was thrilled when Los Angeles based handbag company Kao Pao Shu contacted me about their products. Not only are their handbags designed and made in the United States, they are from California! Love that! These beautiful handbags, which are non-leather and perfect for vegetarian and vegan Fashionistas, are from right here in the Golden State.

I am in love with this beautiful red clutch from Kao Pao Shu which offers an asymmetrical silhouette and edgy vibe. The clutch easily fits my wallet, iPhone, car keys and lipstick. The fabrication allows the clutch to be worn with jeans, as I styled it above, during the day, or paired with a dress for a night on the town. Day into evening = love!

Kap Pao Shu offers a full line of handbags for both men and women. The color palette is classic allowing Kao Pao Shu handbags to easily be worn during any season for years to come. To view Kao Pao Shu’s collection online, please visit kaopaoshu.com.

Happy shopping, and stay fabulous 

Photos: Bay Area Fashionista 2013©