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Fabulous faux leather pants

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Wearing: sunglasses / green statement earrings / black sparkling puff sleeve top / gemstone bracelets (local designer under $50) / gold bead bracelet (use code BayArea15 site-wide to save 15% off) / green metallic nail polish / mini gold clutch / self-tie faux leather pants / chain detail black boots /

Ah, the pants! If you are a fan of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, you know about these pants! While they aren’t the exact brand worn by Crystal, they are the closest pair I have found. I absolutely adore these pants! They are fairly thick, so these faux leather pants are warmer than jeans during the colder months. They are also as comfortable as pajama pants, so I find myself reaching for them often. It is possible I could have gone down one size. With my new weight, I am still figuring out my sizes.

How fun is this sparkling black top! I wish you could see how sparkly it is in real life. These photos do not do it justice. If you want a fun top this holiday season, pick up one of these! I also have one in red, and they have other colors available too! This top is also a great way to make jeans festive. Love that!

OK, I know I have a lot of Mansur Gavriel fans here with me! If you love their cloud clutch, this is the mini. I wanted to jump on the gold handbag trend, but didn’t want anything too bold. This mini size is a great way to be understated, yet still rock the gold bag trend. I have to say, it is very mini. I need to switch to my small travel wallet, and my iPhone does not fit inside. My full review will hit the blog tomorrow. If you want to pick up a small, gold clutch, but need to fit your phone inside, I recommend going with the middle sized cloud, which can be found here.

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Have you ever had an outfit inspired by a TV show? More specifically, have you ever designed an outfit around a piece you saw on the Real Housewives? This outfit is exactly that! haha

Well, this is my version of a little-black-dress for the holiday season. I can wear this outfit for dinner, to the theater, and to a party. It’s dressy enough for holiday festivities, yet feels like a comfortable pair of pajamas. haha, love that!

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XOXO
Cathy

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Winter boots and ramen

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Wearing: sunglasses / sparkling earrings (use code BayArea15 to save 15% off site-wide) / grey scarf / black top / G buckle belt / small ivory bag / fall nail polish / dark wash jeans / water resistant boots c/o Sperry /

I love these chilly temperatures, because it means I can snuggle up in these winter boots! The faux fur is super soft, and they have great foot support; something I need after my hip injury. I also love that these boots are water resistant. Love!

Have you stood in line for ramen? If not, you might not realize what you are missing out on! There is a ramen restaurant at Valley Fair, in San Jose, named Ramen Nagi, which has a consistent half-hour to forty-five minute line to wait for seating. They do not offer to-go, so if you want to enjoy their yummy ramen, you need to be prepared to stand in line for it; trust me, it’s worth it.

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The menu is really simple, there are four ramen flavors, and then you can customize your ramen bowl. Normally I order the “Original King” ramen which is a classic broth, but this time, I decided to venture out and try the green ramen, which is a basil broth. It was a fun choice! I felt like I was eating an Italian-Japanese fusion bowl of ramen. Two delicious cuisines! Yummy! If you haven’t tried Ramen Nagi yet, I highly recommend going during the week and wearing comfortable shoes. These boots were perfect, by the way.

It was really fun to be able to enjoy the new holiday decorations around the mall, and indulge in a yummy bowl of ramen. This is such a fun time of year to shop! Although, the only thing I purchased was ramen, haha.

Are there any restaurants you are willing to stand in line for? If so, please share in the comments below! I have always found that if everyone is trying to get in somewhere, there is a reason; it must be good!

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XOXO

Cathy

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Casual date night

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Wearing: sunglasses / large gold hoops (under $100) / fall lipstick / pink scarf (under $100) / black oversize top / G buckle belt / dark wash skinny jeans / fall nail polish / black pouch (IT bag under $1000) / chain detail boots /

Life has been so busy lately, my husband and I have not had a chance to go out together without the kids in months! In fact, we have only gone out once since the shut-down ended. About a week ago, we actually had a free Saturday evening, so we took advantage of it!

I have been to Flights in Los Gatos a handful of times with my mom for lunch, but my husband never had a chance to go. He had been missing out! Flights is a restaurant that serves different variations of a dish on the same plate; essentially a flight of food. It’s not only fun, creative, and fresh, it’s delicious!

My husband enjoyed a flight of skewers, while I ordered the seared ahi flight. We shared a plate of mixed mushrooms, and the french fries flight. It was a cool evening, and we ate on the patio, so I also ordered warm tea. It was perfect! The food was so good, and my husband was really impressed. He has a new favorite restaurant, that isn’t a sports bar! haha

Since I knew we would be on the patio, and Los Gatos is a California Casual type of place, I opted for my dark wash skinny jeans paired with my oversize, long sleeve top. To stay warm on the patio, I added my pink scarf. It was perfect for staying cozy outside on a cold evening.

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If you are local to the Bay Area, be sure to try out Flights. They have locations in Los Gatos, Campbell, Burlingame, and Las Vegas (obvi not the Bay Area). If you go, make sure you get the french fries flight, it’s a must-have! If you love sushi, or fish in general, the seared ahi flight will knock your socks off. Yum!!

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XOXO
Cathy

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