summer 2020

BAF Weekly IT List

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BAF Weekly IT List from top left: brown saddle bag / stripe tee with puff sleeves / fall nail polish / summer nail polish / black slides /

Welcome the to BAF Weekly IT List! This is a new series I am starting here on the blog. Normally this will post on Fridays, but this week I am a little behind. So watch for this series on Fridays!

What is the BAF Weekly IT List? Every Friday I will be sharing the top five IT items of the week which have appeared on the blog recently. These are a combination of products you love, great price deals for the item and season, as well as must-haves for the season. I hope you enjoy this new series. If you want to see anything specific highlighted in this series, feel free to email me, or comment below and share your thoughts!

Also, you may have noticed my collages have a new look. Last week I attended the rewardStyle Conference online, and one of the tips they mentioned was using a collage software to spice up collages. I have always known this tip, but never executed it. When hearing it during the conference, it struck a cord in me as something I needed to do, but never did. You know, like the clothing sitting on your sewing machine waiting to be repaired but is starting to collect dust instead? Yeah, kinda like that. I needed a little kick to get it done.

I am now using Adobe Spark to spice up my collages. I hope you love the new look. Again, feel free to give me feedback. I want you to enjoy what you read here 🙂

Now, let’s get back to the BAF Weekly IT List! This handbag is an incredible buy. It is currently on sale until Sunday, August 30, 2020. Then, it goes back to regular price; which it is currently offered at on the brands website. I highly recommend snapping it up if you have been on the fence before the price goes back up. You can currently save $195 on it! Run, don’t walk to this deal! I love the vintage vibe it offers, plus it is a classic style you will love forever.

You love nail polish, and so do I! These are the two top selling colors of the week. They’re my favorites too. You have fabulous taste 😉

We all need classic black slides. I have been wearing my pair for several years now; especially during the fall season. This pair is offered at a fabulous price. Snag a pair before they are gone!

Lastly, this tee has already sold out at Nordstrom, but you can find it online here while it lasts. I purchased it for fall and have found myself reaching for it often. It is ultra soft, and super cute. Plus, the puff sleeves are on trend for fall. Love that!

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Stay tuned for my fall capsules, which will start to appear on the blog next week! Also, let me know how you like this new series.

Thanks for stopping by!



rewardStyle conference 2020 recap

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#rsTheCon 2020 outfit: fall earrings / fall lipstick / fall striped tee / fall nail polish / mug / black linen joggers / fuzzy black slide slippers /

I finally got to go to the rewardStyle conference again! Yay! Last time I attended this conference, also known by it’s hashtag, #rsTheCon, was back in 2017. You can see my recap from 2017 here. This conference normally takes place in April every year, and it is located in Dallas. Spring is my busiest season with my kids, so it isn’t something I can normally go to. I was really excited this year when I received an invitation for the conference because it was digital and in August. Well, that’s one good thing that came out of this pandemic!

Instead of a two day conference filled with parties, networking, speeches, and classroom sessions, #rsTheCon was condensed into a full day conference with speeches, class sessions, and a really fun announcement. Love announcements!

Although no-one could actually see me during the conference since it was on Zoom, I decided to dress up a little bit anyway. After all, it seemed a little odd to wear sweats to a fashion conference. haha So, I grabbed my new tee from my upcoming fall capsule wardrobe and paired it with my go-to linen joggers which I have been wearing since spring; and plan to continue to include in my capsule this fall. It was a comfortable and weather-appropriate look for the day. Since I was at a fashion conference, I grabbed my new fall lipstick and put that on too, along with new fall earrings. Might as well go all the way! Well almost, I paired this warm weather fall look with slippers. Might as well, I attended the conference from inside my home. haha

These slippers have been perfect for warm weather days when I want comfy footwear inside the house. They are slides, so they are cool during the warm weather, yet fuzzy enough for “slipper comfort.” They are perfect for summer and fall; after all, the fall season will still be warm here in the Bay Area. Our weather doesn’t cool off until mid-November.

OK, enough about my outfit, let’s get back to the conference! The first few hours were speeches about the current state, and trends, of the industry. Then, we broke into classroom sessions where we talked about videos, strategies, and updates to the LikeToKnow.It app and more. Oh, and let’s have a drumroll for that big announcement!

Drumroll please. . .

The app now offers videos! Yay! This will make the app really fun for users since you will now be able to find how-to videos, demonstrations of products, and more. The videos will be two minutes or less, so they won’t be time consuming for you. I plan to work on making a few videos soon. I am not a big video person, so there will be a learning curve for me on this one. I hope you enjoy the new feature. I think it’s really exciting!

Shop my #rsTheCon video conference outfit online:

It was exciting to attend the rewardStyle conference again. It’s always nice to learn new tips and tricks, as well as get updated on industry news and trends.

Have you attended any virtual conferences during this lockdown? How was it?

Thanks for stopping by!



Casual and classic late summer look

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wearing: bold gold earrings / blue top (comes in several colors) / black belt / summer nail polish / jeans / handbag / chain link bracelet / espadrille mules / (not pictured-mask I wore) /

This is such a comfortable look for the late summer months. These espadrille mules are comfortable and cool for walking around, while this top is on trend with puff sleeves; and for just being blue. (blue is the color of 2020)

I wore this casual look while leisurely walking around Stanford Shopping Center with my daughters. We picked up a baguette from La Baguette, and a few treats at K. Minamoto. It was a nice way to get out of the house, get some fresh air, and spend girl time with my daughters. I did wear a mask, I just took it off for the photos when no-one was around.

Since this year is the ten year anniversary of the Givenchy Antigona, I have been wearing it more lately as a way of celebrating the anniversary. I really do love this bag, I am so glad it has IT bag staying power! As you know, that is quite rare!! If you are looking for a great investment bag, this is it!

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I hope you have been enjoying the last few days of summer vacation. My kids have already started school; albeit online. Even though the kids are distance learning this semester from home, it does tie down our schedule and keep us home during the week. We will move our hikes and baguette runs to the weekends now. 🙂

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