summer 2016

Outdoor summer fundraiser outfit

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Wearing: Hat: Eugenia Kim / Sunglasses: Chanel / Lipstick: MAC Tendertalk Lip Balm / Earrings: Kendra Scott / Dress: Nanette Lepore / Handbag: vintage Chanel (also love SAVE or SPLURGE) / Bracelet: Kendra Scott / Nail Polish: Tom Ford Black Sugar / Ring: Kendra Scott / Shoes: Saint Laurent

Bottom photo: myself, my beautiful twelve-year-old daughter, and my mom 🙂 (I’m not really that tall, these shoes make me tall! )

Earlier in August, I attended the League to Save Tahoe’s annual Tahoe beachfront fundraiser. This fundraiser is presented by Saks Fifth Avenue and features the Oscar de la Renta resort collection which was designed by Peter Copping. This year, the event raised over $860K for lake conservation efforts! That is a staggering, amazing number!

It is the most enjoyable fundraiser I attend every year! Although the event is held at a private estate on the beach in Incline Village, NV, the majority of attendees are from the Bay Area. It is really fun to meet people, and find out they live close-by, or have a common ground with me. The crowd is both philanthropic, and into fashion, so conversation focuses around helping the community, saving the lake, and fashion! It is my people 🙂

This was the first time my daughter attended a grown-up fundraiser. She has modeled in the Junior League fashion show before, but has never attended a fundraiser as a guest. She did really well! She enjoyed looking at the silent auction, the view, and the fashion show. She even ate the very grown up food! I was so proud of her!

She really is growing into a nice young lady before my eyes. Oh I wish she would stop growing up! My baby is almost taller than me, and she is one shoe size away from me! It seems like just yesterday she was a little baby girl, now she is a young lady! Thankfully the braces keep her looking young 😉

When deciding what to wear to the League to Save Lake Tahoe annual beachfront fundraiser, there is a strategy involved. The event is held outside, on the beach. When you are in elevation, the temperature may be seventy or eighty degrees, but the sun is more potent than at sea level. This means sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses are a must! When choosing a hat, it must be low lying so as not to block other guests from properly viewing the live auction and the runway show. This is usually easy to accomplish, but something to keep in mind while deciding on a hat.

The first time I attended the event, I wore a brown and white cotton dress. This kept me cool, but since you are sitting in part shade during the event, you can perspire a little bit. I do not recommend wearing white cotton to this event. I don’t need to explain. 😉 The best type of dress to wear to the League to Save Lake Tahoe fundraiser is one which is lightweight, offers a print or dark color, and does not show perspiration.

Shoes are an important factor in deciding what to wear to an outdoor, beachfront fundraiser. They must have a flat sole or you will find yourself sinking into the sand. My favorite type of shoe to wear is an espadrille, but any flat or wedge, which is not too narrow, will do.

If you love the environment, and Lake Tahoe, as much as I do, please check out The League to Save Lake Tahoe’s website online here. To see all the beautiful designs on Oscar de la Renta’s resort 2017 runway, please click here.

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Breezy and casual late summer outfit

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Pictured: Earrings: Kendra Scott / Sunglasses: Chanel / Lipstick: MAC Tendertalk Lip Balm / Blouse: O’Neill / Necklace: Kendra Scott / Handbag: Chloe / Bracelet: Still Surprise You Choker c/o Ettika worn as bracelet / Nail Polish: Dior Steel Grey / Rings: Kendra Scott / Jeans: Gap / Booties: Sam Edelman (super comfy-totally obsessed!)

It’s that time of year when we are looking at all the fall fashions on store shelves and wanting to rock all the new trends, yet, when we look outside, it is still over eighty degrees! Ugh! When this time of year rolls around, I always try to incorporate lightweight fall pieces into a summer outfit in order to reflect the new fall trends, yet remain comfortable in the heat.

This breezy blouse is great for hot days since it is loose fitting. The blush color is also a hot summer color, yet plays well with fall’s berry hues. It will look fabulous in the fall season paired with burgundy booties or a burgundy handbag. Love!

One thing I cannot get enough of right now is my “Still Surprise You” choker by Ettika. It can be worn as a choker, which is fun to layer with longer, thin necklaces, or as a bracelet. On this day, I was in the mood to wear it as a bracelet. I love how it looks on the wrist!

I hope you are enjoying the last few weeks of summer, and all the new fall trends hitting store shelves! Thanks for stopping by 🙂



Ettika Still Surprise You choker

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: Sunglasses: Chanel / Earrings: Kendra Scott / Lipstick: c/o Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Rosa / Top: Halogen / Choker: c/o Ettika, y-necklace: Kendra Scott / Jacket: c/o SheIn / Skirt: Banana Republic (old, also love this one) / Ring: Kendra Scott / Nail Polish: Dior Steel Grey / Handbag: Givenchy / Booties: Sam Edelman (super comfy-four colors!)

Have you seen Ettika’s wide collection of chokers. If not, you must check them out! I purchased a blue and gold one earlier this year, so when I was given the opportunity to acquire one in black, I jumped at the chance! They are so well made, and versatile! Love!

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Ettika’s Still Surprise You choker is made from beautiful onyx beads, and 18K gold plate beads. It is extremely comfortable, and high quality; I cannot believe it is priced at a mere $30! It is such a great deal!

This beautiful necklace can be worn as a choker, or wrapped twice around your wrist as a bracelet. Stay tuned, I have already worn it as a bracelet and will share pictures with you later this week!

I wore this casual outfit, with my favorite new choker, to an early dinner with Laura from Have Need Want. We enjoyed a table full of appetizers, lemonade, and talking about her new bundle of joy arriving this fall! Be sure to check out her blog and follow along with her pregnancy.

Ettika’s Still Surprise You Choker is a great addition to any jewelry wardrobe; it will also make a great gift this upcoming holiday season! It is never too soon to think about these things 😉 You can find this beautiful onyx and gold choker exclusively online here.

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Photos by: Laura / Have Need Want

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