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A.L.C. Pop-Up shop in San Francisco

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A.L.C. has a pop-up shop in San Francisco! This happens to be one of my favorite brands when shopping for fashion week outfits. So, when I found out there was a pop-up shop in the city, I had to go!

A.L.C. always has fashionable clothing which reflect current trends in an understated way. Thier clothing is high quality, and fits really well. I can pull my size off the rack and know it will fit every time. I have never needed alterations, A.L.C. just fits!

The pop-up shop in San Francisco is really exciting because they are offering pieces from recent collections in 2018 and 2019 at 75% off retail prices. Wh-aaaaaat??? Yes, you read that correctly. This means the floral silk blouse I picked up, which retails at $345, was $86.25 at the pop-up shop. I also snapped up an on-trend stripe dress with fabulous puff sleeves which normally retails at $195 and is $48.75 at the pop-up shop. Those are amazing deals!

Outfit details: blouse c/o A.L.C. avl at the A.L.C. pop-up shop SF / earrings / jeans / handbag / nail polish / cuff / bracelet / boots /

This is the beautiful silk floral blouse I picked up at the A.L.C pop-up shop in San Francisco. It looks great with jeans, or for a dressier look, a black skirt or black pants.

Outfit details: stripe dress c/o A.L.C. avl at the A.L.C. pop-up shop SF / earrings / cuff / bracelet / nail polish / handbag / shoes /

This is the stripe dress I picked up at the pop-up shop. It’s a fabulous summer dress which can still be worn in the fall season. It will look cute in the spring/summer with sandals or espadrilles; while in the fall, I like how it looks with loafer slides.

Although the collections for sale are from 2018 and 2019, they are still reflecting current trends for 2020 and into next year. A.L.C. creates fashionable clothing with longevity, so you don’t have to worry about investing in a piece which reflects a fleeting trend, the clothing is fashion-forward; meaning it will last for several years.

Shopping at the A.L.C. pop-up shop in San Francisco is safe and easy. It feels really luxurious when you’re inside since they limit the number of customers shopping at a time. This means you have the store almost to yourself! It’s like a private shopping experience. They also require masks and offer hand sanitizer to keep us all safe. Love it!

You can visit the A.L.C. pop-up shop in San Francisco at 2011 Fillmore Street. For more information, please see details online here.

See more on sale from A.L.C. online:

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

*thank you to A.L.C. for partnering on this post. all thoughts and opinions are my own


Kendra Scott wildfire benefit

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Kendra Scott fall 2002 collection favorites from top left: gold bangle / green Elle earrings / lapis Elle earrings / lapis and gold dangle earrings / lapis and gold double strand necklace / green and gold necklace / green hoops /

Kendra Scott is giving back to California! This is why Kendra Scott is one of my favorite designer brands on the planet. She is always finding ways to give back to the community.

Our beautiful state of California has been ravaged by wildfires, which started due to a freak storm filled with dry lightening. This is extremely rare and unusual weather for us. Since this is abnormal weather, our fire departments were stretched dangerously thin due to a lack of resources. Our fabulous firefighters worked very hard to contain and put out these fires, but unfortunately, there were still property losses; not to mention a state blanketed in thick, smoky air.

In order to thank and support our amazing fire departments, Kendra Scott is hosting a give-back shopping event to support the California Fire Foundation. The California Fire Foundation works hard to support fire victims, firefighters, and communities ravaged by fire.

August 28-29, 2020, you will be able to shop online at KendraScott.com, and you can also shop in-store at Santana Row in San Jose, or Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek. 20% of your purchase will directly benefit the California Fire Foundation! Love this!!

If you plan to shop online, it will be really easy! Head over to KendraScott.com and select your favorite jewels from her collection. I hand-picked my favorites from her new fall 2020 collection in the collage above to get you started. If you are looking for a good, classic pair of earrings, I highly recommend the Elle in any color!

When shopping online, place your favorite Kendra Scott pieces in your shopping bag. When you are done shopping, click on your shopping bag and enter coupon code GIVEBACK8959 and hit “apply.” 20% of your purchase will go back to the California Fire Foundation. Yay! Loving this!

Shop my favorites from Kendra Scott online:

Thank you so much for giving back to our beautiful firefighters and communities, and thank you for supporting amazing causes!

If Kendra Scott is reading this, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

XOXO
Cathy

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9Round Santa Clara pre-sale happening now

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photo credits: photos courtesy of 9Round Santa Clara

One of my favorite things to do in the new year is to shake up my fitness routine. I have been going to the same gym for over seventeen years, so I am starting to feel like it is time to try something new in order to help motivate myself in my fitness routine. Fitness studios which specialize in full-body workouts are the current trend; and are proving to be more affordable and flexible, not to mention effective, than traditional full-service gyms. There are so many different ones to try! While many promise a full-body workout, most are only effective with cardio workouts, or core fitness; not a combination. I want something that does everything; after all, I am a busy mother of three! One of my friends is a fitness expert, and she is opening a hot new fitness studio in Santa Clara; I cannot wait to give it a try!

Complete workout in Santa Clara in 30 minutes

9Round Santa Clara is a fabulous fitness concept which combines strength training, kickboxing, and abs/core work. These are the three major things we can use in our fitness routines in order to receive maximum results from our workouts. In addition to a complete workout in one session, a single session is only 30 minutes! That is so amazing for those of us with a tight schedule; but wait, that’s not all! There is no scheduled time for the workout. So, you don’t have to worry about a meeting at work going late, or getting stuck in traffic; you won’t miss your workout. You can pop in anytime during business hours and start your workout! Love that!

The workouts are different every time you go, and there is always a trainer there to help you with your form and keep you motivated during your workout-so you can’t cheat! haha Members of 9Round Santa Clara will also get a member portal, PULSE Rate Technology, goal setting, gloves and wraps, and personal attention. Love!

9Round Santa Clara membership information and sales

9Round Santa Clara is currently under construction, but they are pre-selling memberships right now; so you can lock in and stop making excuses about your fitness routine! I’m excited to start my first month when they open. The current opening target date is in March 2019, that’s so close! If you buy a pre-sale membership now, you will get a few fabulous goodies plus a HUGE discount! I love discounts!

You can learn all about this fun workout online here.  The Santa Clara location is right by Santana Row-so think of all the fun you can have after your workout! I see a healthy brunch after I workout in my future!

I hope you will join me at 9Round Santa Clara! This is the fabulous way I plan to shake up my fitness in 2019. Join me and let’s get fit together! Goodbye extra ten pounds! I won’t miss you.

To sign up for a 9Round Santa Clara membership now, and/or to learn more about founding member benefits, please email 9Round Santa Clara or call 1-669-281-KICK. The new location is located at 3109 Stevens Creeks Blvd., Santa Clara, Ca.

Remember! With your $25 registration, it reserves your spot when they open and guarantees the lowest membership rate, which includes free gears! Only 100 founding member spots are available so sign up NOW. Can’t wait to see you reach your fitness goals this year!

XOXO

Cathy

*Thank you to 9Round Santa Clara to partnering on this post with photos and info.

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