winter 2014

A New York Fashion Week look: printed dress

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Photos from New York: Earrings: c/o Twisted Silver (use code INSIDERS for 15% off) / Lipstick: c/o Dolce & Gabbana “Rose” / Dress: Gabby Sky / Coat: Banana Republic (similar here) / Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff (in black, in a smaller size) / Bracelets: Tory Burch, Twisted Silver / Nail Polish: c/o Dolce & Gabbana “Lilac” / Tights: Ann Taylor / Shoes: Prada (similar here )

Photos taken back home: Earrings: David Yurman (similar here) / Dress: Gabby Sky / Lipstick: c/o Laura Mercier “Brigitte” / Handbag: Chanel (similar SAVE or SPLURGE) / Nail Polish: c/o Dolce & Gabbana “Petal” / Ring: Kathy Kamei / Shoes: Prada (also love SAVE, MODERATE or SPLURGE)

It was freezing in New York and as a California girl, I was too cold to take my coat off for the pictures! I am not sure how some women were walking around in crop tops and bare legs; I could see their goosebumps! So, I took a few photos when I wore the dress again earlier this week in mild, spring-like, California weather! This way you can see the dress without the coat 😉

This spring 2014 dress was perfect for fashion week since the fabric was thick and impossible to wrinkle; love that when I pack a suitcase! The short sleeves were a little chilly, but I survived with a coat and was fine when inside the tents. I lived in my 2009 runway Prada pumps during fashion week which have a fabulous lug sole. I was able to walk confidently without slipping on the slushy ice. Loved that!

A New York Fashion Week look: Friday

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Photos: Earrings: John Hardy / Lipstick: c/o Dolce & Gabbana “Rose” / Top: Diane Von Furstenburg (similar here and here) / Skirt: Milly / Nail Polish: c/o Dolce & Gabbana “Lilac” / Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff (In Black, in smaller size) / Tights: Ann Taylor / Coat: Banana Republic (similar here) / Shoes: Prada (similar here and here)

Friday was my busiest day at New York Fashion Week. I attended five shows and was stopped a few times on the street by photographers. This was the first time photographers stopped me to take pictures and I was thoroughly baffled on how to act! I stopped and smiled, but completely forgot to ask them who they worked for! Only one photographer offered up her publication. I have to admit, the whole experience was flattering! The compliments I received were towards my Milly skirt and Rebecca Minkoff handbag. Due to this experience, I will be wearing both of these items well through spring, and possibly into summer too! How could I not?!

My shoes are from the fall 2009 Prada runway and I could not be more thankful for them! I brought them and wore them at fashion week because they have a lug sole which grips the ice and snow; keeping me safe from falls! In addition to the traction, they are extremely comfortable despite the pitch of the heel. This is a necessity since I have to stand in line before the shows and New York, in general, requires a lot of walking!

Friday was an amazing day since I was able to see Carmen Marc Valvo, Rebecca Minkoff, Lee Jean Youn, Academy of Art and Emerson. The designs on the runways were amazing and I was thrilled to have a sneak peek into the upcoming trends for the fall/winter 2014/2015 season! Just from Friday, I was already able to spot the importance of classic red and medium blue for the fall season. 

There are many more shows to see, so at the end of it all, I will have a complete trend report for you! Thank you so much for your support and stay tuned for more coverage from New York!

Pop of pink


Photos: Earrings: Margaret Elizabeth / Lipstick: c/o Dolce & Gabbana Amethyst / Shirt: Ace Delivery (Similar here SAVE or SPLURGE) / Tank Top: Mossimo / Bracelets: Margaret Elizabeth bangle, cuff / Dark Blue Bangle: Ippolita (silver version here) / Cuff with Watch: c/o Gorjana / Jeans: Gap / Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff / Belt: C. Wonder belt, buckle / Boots: Michael Kors / Nail Polish: Chanel Tapage

The San Francisco Bay Area has been enjoying drought weather this winter season. Not that we enjoy a drought, we need water! But, it is nice to be able to leave the heater turned off and bask in temperatures hovering between 60 and 73 degrees! Due to this spring-like weather pattern, I am craving a spring-like wardrobe! Of course, January is when all the bills from December arrive in the mail, therefore, it really is not a great month to start going crazy at the mall by buying everything that is spring! So, to add one small bit of spring-like sunshine to my dark winter wardrobe, I bought this bright pink tote from Rebecca Minkoff’s spring 2014 collection!

I love this tote. Not only is it a bright, cheery pink, the hue blends well with my vast array of blue, green and purple apparel. Love that! To make the tote an even better purchase, it is made from saffiano leather which is incredibly durable. It is so durable, if I happen to get caught in a rainstorm, (<cough cough> if it ever rains!), my tote will survive the watery skies.

Are you starting to crave the spring season? If so, how are you incorporating it into your current wardrobe?