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Mixing decades for fall 2019

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wearing: silver and periwinkle door knocker earrings / black and white sunglasses / blue puff sleeve top (last seen here) / snake buckle belt / blue bracelet / bootcut jeans / nail polish / Chloe bag / charcoal booties (super comfy!) /

One of the runway trends which has inspired my daily outfits is mixing decades. Designers for fall 2019 took inspiration from several decades, two of which were the 80’s and 70’s. These are two decades I am feeling right now, so my fall wardrobe has several pieces inspired by both.

This top has a very 80’s vibe with puff sleeves and a flashy animal print. I originally purchased it to wear to fashion week, but I also knew it would be fun to wear back home too. As you can see, I have already been wearing it! I paired this fun blouse with 70’s style bootcut jeans for a mixed decade look. Overall, it feels more 70’s than 80’s, but it still offers vibes from both decades.

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I wore this look last week while exploring downtown Los Gatos with my Mom. Although a Bay Area native, she had never really walked around downtown Los Gatos before! So I took her for a little tour, and treated her to lunch at my favorite Thai restaurant in Silicon Valley, Golden Triangle. Aside from the fabulous interior and beautiful presentation, the food is absolutely delicious! If you are local, be sure to check it out; even my picky children love it!

It was fun showing my Mom around, especially since she has been showing me around for my whole life! It was fun to switch roles for once! I even showed her how to use my little Canon camera so she could snap these photos of my mixed decade look. I think she did pretty well for her first time!

Shop my mixed decade look for fall 2019:

Which decades inspire you this season when you are putting your outfits together?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

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Wearing Rebecca Minkoff to Rebecca Minkoff

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wearing: black/white sunglasses c/o Chico’s / blue hoop earrings / lipstick / Rebecca Minkoff top / Chloe bag / black pleated skirt / nail polish / Fendi ring / black high heel boots / sneakers from later in day /

This season, fashion week started on the third day for me. My kids have a busy schedule this semester, so I needed to wrap up a few things before heading to New York. On my day one of New York Fashion Week, the third show I went to was the Rebecca Minkoff presentation. Earlier in the day I attended Taoray Wang, and Son Jung Wan. later that day, I attended Chiari Boni le petite robe, and Chromat.

It’s always fun to wear the designer’s clothing to their show. Since I am a huge Rebecca Minkoff fan, and love snapping up a few of her pieces each season, I couldn’t resist wearing Rebecca Minkoff, to Rebecca Minkoff! Haha

Turned out, I wasn’t the only one with that idea, and many guests chose items in the same fabric as I. Needless to say, a ton of us were twinning at the presentation! In addition, since Rebecca Minkoff’s shows are “See now, buy now,” this was a fall 2019 presentation, not spring 2020 like the other shows I attended.

Myself and The New York Stylist -obsessed with her feathers! (Please excuse the horrible lighting, this was taken before another show at Spring Studios)

So, can you guess what happened next? Not only were a bunch of guests wearing this fabric, so were the models in the presentation! I now know this print comes in green, ivory, and burgundy in addition to the ice blue. There is also a dress, and a jacket; who knew?!

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The collection was fabulous as always. Rebecca Minkoff was showing plenty of amazing handbags in her presentation; many of which feature the season’s hottest trends in handbags such as, snakeskin and cylinder shapes. There were plenty of fabulous outfits too, which are great for everyday wear. You can check out her entire fall collection online here.

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I attended the show with a few of my favorite bloggers from the San Francisco Bay Area, Lizzie in Lace, Kat Walk SF, Kim Nair (not pictured-arrived after photo taken), and Fashion Should Be Fun.  We enjoyed a sit-down lunch at Pier 59 before entering the presentation. It was fun to meet up with everyone, and enjoy a delicious meal! Eating a meal during fashion week is a rarity, so this was quite a treat!

I’m looking forward to re-wearing this Rebecca Minkoff top with jeans and other bottoms back home, as well as mixing this black skirt with other tops in my closet; and sweaters when the temperatures cool down. Plus, this is a great outfit to wear altogether too!

In case you didn’t notice, I started in the high heel booties, then switched to sneakers. We do a ton of walking and standing at fashion week, so an alternate shoe, such as sneakers, is a must! I like how it looks both ways, but the booties are definitely the better choice! Haha

Shop my Rebecca Minkoff NYFW fall 2019 presentation look:

Can’t wait to bring you more from New York Fashion Week! Stay tuned for a ton more posts!

XOXO
Cathy

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Perfect poncho for a Bay Area winter

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wearing: bold rose gold-tone circle earrings / Bobbi Brown lipstick “Lilac” / pale pink long sleeve tee (comes in several colors-so comfy!) / black knit poncho (also comes in grey) / bold rose gold cuff (on major sale!) / red JW Anderson bag / jeans (on major sale!) / Dior holiday nail polish / charcoal suede combat boots (so comfy!)

Despite the fact that temperatures have fallen to the forties at night, the daytime highs can hover anywhere between fifty, and seventy degrees, during the Bay Area winters. A winter poncho is a Bay Area girl’s best friend when temperatures fluctuate like this during the day. I love that I found one for this winter season!

This poncho is great for daytime temperatures. In the early morning, or at night, I can add a scarf or blanket scarf to make it more cozy. This poncho is my current go-to, cold casual day, outfit “enhancer!” haha, I am going to call it an “Outfit Enhancer” because I believe a poncho can elevate an everyday tee shirt and jeans look to something on-trend.

Yes. . .it is entirely possible “Outfit Enhancer” was inspired by Spongebob’s “Sentence Enhancer” episode. haha I watch too much TV with my kids!

Speaking of TV, what shows have you been into lately? I just watched WAGS LA on demand last week, and now I am hooked! I got through the first two seasons, now I need to catch up on the current season. I am also hooked on all the Real Housewives shows, and Southern Charm. Do you have any shows you have been hooked on lately?

But I digress. . .what types of “Outfit Enhancers” do you like to use to amp up your everyday, casual looks?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

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