Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Last Chance for $20.15 NYE Dresses at Rent The Runway

What will you be wearing to ring in the 2015 New Year?  If you still haven't found that perfect dress to wear, it's not too late to shop for one at Rent the Runway for an incredible price!    

Last Chance for $20.15 NYE dresses at Rent the Runway

Shop the $20.15 sale at Rent The Runway and ring in the New Year- for less! 
Shop before 3pm on 12/31*, choose a rental start date between 12/29-12/31, and you can get a fabulous New Years Eve look for only $20.15! With Rent The Runway you can even select an additional backup size to be shipped at no extra cost. Don't let this spectacular offer pass you by! Here are some of my favorite New Year's Eve looks: 

Silver Cocktail Dress

Mini Sequin Pixie Dress

Sequin Disco Romper

*Please note, the 3pm deadline on 12/31 is only for customers who live in New York City. Customers outside of New York City will be unable to have same-day delivery on 12/31.

Enjoy Shopping!

Monday, December 29, 2014

Instagram OOTD Roundup: Week of December 21, 2014

Seasons Greetings and Happy Monday everyone!  I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and Santa was good to you!  I thoroughly enjoy the holidays and spending time with family and friends.  I am looking forward to 2015 and a new year filled with health, happiness, love, and prosperity and wish you all the same!  

Today on the blog, I am sharing my weekly #ootd roundup from my Instagram page.  Check out my daily "outfit of the day" photos and if you see something you like, you can shop it directly below each photo or visit my Shopstyleit page!

I don't know about you but I have been loving all the sequins, sparkle, and cozy knits all over my friends Instagram feeds.  I cannot wait to see everyone's New Years attire!  Do you have fun plans to ring in the new year?

Enjoy Shopping & Happy Holidays!


Week of December 22, 2014  

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Tory Burch New Year Sale

Tory Burch New Year Sale

Seasons Greetings!  I hope you all had a lovely holiday and have fun plans for the new year!  There are some great sales happening this week and hopefully you're taking advantage of the super deep discounts!  Here is one designer sale you don't want to miss! Now through January 5th, you can take an extra 25% off sale items at Tory Burch online using code: NEWYEAR

Make sure you pick up your favorite items you didn't receive for Christmas!  I have selected a few of my favorite picks from the sale below!  Enjoy shopping and I wish you all a very happy, healthy, and prosperous new year!



Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Pattern Play & Winter Collection

Today I am featuring two great events from GroopDealz  on the blog!  Offer ends on December 25th so take a break from the holiday craziness, grab a cup of coffee, and browse!

Pattern Play Collection
Love patterns? Be sure to check out this collection that features dresses, scarves, sweaters and more and begin mixing it up!

First Day of Winter Collection

Browse fashionable accessories that will keep you warm all winter long! Sale ends on December 25th! 

Happy Shopping!


Stella & Dot Winter Sale

'Tis the season to treat yourself! Check out Stella & Dot today and take advantage of their up to 50% off Winter Sale!  Plus, new styles have been added so be sure to check out this offer in case your favorite pieces have been added to the sale. Find all of the products on sale here: www.stelladot.com/shop/en_us/sale/sale-all

Start Date: December 23, 2014
Sale End Date: While Supplies Last
Fine Print: No promo code needed. Prices as marked. Sale items can only be exchanged for store credit. 
Up to 50% off sale items at Stella & Dot

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Rainy Day Essentials

Rainy Day Essentials
We are preparing for a big rain storm and high winds to hit the San Francisco Bay Area in a few hours,  This storm is expected to bring several inches of rain, 35-50 mph winds, and localized flooding is possible. My kids school will be closed tomorrow due to the expected severity, damage, and possible power outages that will most likely occur.  In addition, my company advised employees to work from home if possible and stay off the roads.  

This is a pretty big deal for us San Francisco Bay Area natives.  We have been in a serious drought for more than a year and rain is very much appreciated and needed.  However, my hope is that no serious damage occurs and people stay safe inside.  

Make sure you charge up all your electronics tonight - phones, laptops, tablets, etc.  Grab some batteries, flashlights, matches, and candles and cuddle up and stay warm!

Today on the blog, I'm sharing some of my favorite rainy day essentials.  I have always loved rainy days!  When I was a young girl, my mom bought me a clear bubble umbrella with rainbows on it!  I could never find these when I got older but they have recently surfaced again making a comeback which makes me very happy!  Don't forget your rain boots, rain coat, water repellent hat, and a warm sweater!  

Some people walk in the rain,,,I'd rather jump in the puddles! I hope you all have a fabulous day!  



Talbots sweater

Sugarhill Boutique white jumper
$33 - johnlewis.com


John lewis hat
$28 - johnlewis.com


Thursday, December 4, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide: Dog Lovers

Today I'm sharing the 3rd installment of my "Holiday Gift Guide" blog series and this one is focused on treats for my fellow dog lovers!  I have a 4 year old chocolate Labrador named Roscoe and have been a "dog person" since I was five years old when my parents reluctantly agreed to bring home a stray mutt we "adopted" while on a family vacation.  Our current family dog, Roscoe, is a very loving an loyal dog.  Yes...he sometimes gets into trouble but for the most part he is a good dog and stays off Santa's naughty list!  

If you are looking for the perfect stocking stuffer for your pooch or just want to display your own affection for dogs through fashionable style...have a look at the gift guide I have assembled below!  I am absolutely in love with the Ralph Lauren clothing collection for dogs!  Wait until you see some of these darling styles!  There are also some great handcrafted pillows and accessories through Etsy sites that you should check out from my list below!! 

Don't forget to add your pooch to your holiday gift list!  I hope you all are having fun holiday shopping!

woof woof!!



Sunday, November 30, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide: For Him

I have some more holiday gift ideas to share with you today.  Whether you are shopping for your husband, boyfriend, brother, or best friend, these gift ideas will be sure to spread some holiday cheer! 

Men are actually pretty simple to shop for and please.  I usually select gifts based on their hobbies or interests.  Here are some examples:

Foodies: some men love to cook, ahem, or eat!  Let's face it, most are masters of the barbecue!  Therefore, a quick trip to find some kitchen necessities would be perfect!  [ideas: BBQ utensils, wine, bar sets, a night out to that fabulous restaurant in the city, followed by dessert!]

Techies: some men get a bit geeked out over hitech gifts and gadgets! [ideas: music, movies, computer software, digital photography, wireless anything!]

Sports Fanatics: there is an abundance of sports gifts out there!  Whether they enjoy football, golf, baseball, fishing, running, or hunting, you can find something for the sports fanatic in your life [ideas: visit your local sporting goods store!  My husband loves to fish so I renew his fishing license each year!  My brother loves baseball so I usually get him something from the San Francisco Giants!]

I would love to hear what gifts you have in mind for the men in your life!  I have selected a few of my favorites below and I hope they will give you some great ideas and/or inspiration!  

I hope you all had a terrific holiday weekend with your friends and family!  It's back to work today for me after the long 4 day weekend!  

Enjoy shopping!  

Holiday Gift Guide: For Him


Friday, November 28, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide: Scarves

My favorite season of the year is fall and I'm sad it's coming to an end!  I love the rich autumn colors, textures, and patterns!  One closet staple I cannot live without during this time of year is a perfect scarf!  Scarves are the best accessory to dress up any outfit and I own a ton of them!  I'm not kidding!  I picked up this plaid infinity scarf on a shopping trip with my husband to a sporting goods store!  I figured I might as well make the shopping trip worthwhile for me and pick up a few holiday gifts at the same time! 

I'm sharing some of my favorite scarves below.  Don't forget to add some to your holiday wish list or get one as a gift for your mom, sister, best friend, or kid's teacher!  They make lovely gifts!  I hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving holiday and scored on some Black Friday shopping deals!  I would like to personally thank all my followers and friends for sticking with me over the last two months while I have been absent from blogging.  I really love and enjoy this blog and hearing from all of you!  

Hugs and kisses! xoxoxo



Friday, November 7, 2014

Fall Giveaway: $260 Nordstrom Gift Card

Hello everyone!  As most of you know, I have been on a brief hiatus from blogging over the last few weeks.  Sometimes life can get a little crazy and we need to take a step back and focus on priorities such as ourselves, family, faith, happiness, and health.  

First and foremost, my beautiful mother who I adore and admire so much, passed away on Sunday October 26th.  She was diagnosed several months ago with a very rare degenerative brain disease called "Cortio Cobasal Degeneration".  It's never easy to lose a loved one, but my faith in God and the support from all my friends and family has been a tremendous help in the healing process.  

It's always hard finding the right words of comfort but for those of you who may be experiencing similar grief in your life, I leave you with this beautiful quote a friend sent to me on Facebook... 

 "Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal".          

On a more positive note, I will be starting a new job and company this coming Monday November 10th! I am a little nervous about this big change as I was with my former employer for 14 years!  It's always hard to leave something that you feel comfortable with.  However, change is what I needed and it was time for me to move on.  I am excited for my new role and looking forward to learning new things, meeting new people, and feeling re-energized. 

For those of you who are afraid of change...remember this...

"Progress is always the result of change"

Last but not least, my first blog post after taking this brief but necessary hiatus is something to celebrate!  I am participating in a fabulous Fall Giveaway hosted by TheBoxQueen and twelve other amazing bloggers and friends!  The lucky  winner will receive a $260 USD Nordstrom gift card to spend however they wish!  The giveaway is open to everyone!  Please use the form below via Rafflecopter to enter!  The deadline to enter is one week from today! 

Good luck and a special heart felt thank you to everyone who has reached out to me over the last few weeks to offer sympathetic condolences, emotional support, and well wishes!  Your friendship means more to me than you know!


Nordstrom giveawayOrganized by: TheBoxQueen
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Friday, October 17, 2014

Kate Spade Friends & Family Sale

Kate Spade is hosting a Friends and Family Sale! From now until Sunday October 19th at 11:59 PM PST, receive 30% off your entire purchase in Kate Spade shops, outlets, and online with code: F14FFUS.  Shop quickly!  This sale ends this weekend and popular items go fast!  I have selected a few of my favorite items below. 

Isn't the horoscope charm bracelet just adorable?  There is one for every zodiac sign and each has a personalized inscription.  I am a Capricorn and it reads: "she's one smart cookie"!  I would have to agree with that!  

Enjoy Shopping!



Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Metallic Madness

It looks like the shiny and bold metallic trend we saw pop up on the spring 2014 fashion runway is here to stay for a while.  You can pretty much find a variety of metallic colors in everything from shoes, to puffer vests, to pants, to nail polish!  Metallics are also making a bold appearance in interior home design (e.g. wallpaper, furniture, and artwork).
I think metallic fashion is fun and it’s expanding into all colors on the color wheel!  For fall, try richer and warmer colors such as bronze, raspberry, and gold.  They will be sure to make a colorful statement.  It’s very similar to adding a pop of neon color to your outfit or adding sequins and sparkles to your accessories.  Pop on some metallic Keds and this darling "globe trotter" graphic tee by Sincerely Jules to add a fun, bold, yet casual statement when doing your weekend errands; try some metallic Essie nail polish to brighten up your manicures, or make a dramatic entrance and wear a metallic skirt on your next date night out - this one from River Island is pretty fabulous! 

Metallics are the icing on the cake.  I probably wouldn’t wear it head to toe but I do think adding it in moderation through accessories and bolder wardrobe pieces can really add a fun and modern flair to any outfit night or day!

What are your thoughts about metallic fashion?  Is it here to stay or another trend to stick into the 2014 time capsule? 

Enjoy Shopping!



Thursday, October 9, 2014

Ralph Lauren Columbus Day Sale

Ralph Lauren and his iconic preppy style has always been one of my favorite fashion designers.  When I think of Ralph Lauren style, I see visions of polo shirts, plaid, suede, leather, tweed, and riding boots - classic equestrian style that has remained and will continue to be on trend for decades.  

Now through October 13th, Ralph Lauren is having a fabulous Columbus Day sale online only!  Enjoy 25% off select merchandise as marked.  Offer is applied when you enter the promotional code "columbus25" at checkout!  

I am sharing some of my favorite picks of clothing, shoes, and accessories from this spectacular sale!  I absolutely love the wool blend tweed blazers and am having a really hard time making a decision on either the rustic plaid or classic guncheck pattern.  Which do you like better?  How about these perfect field jackets in either classic olive or camo - decisions...decisions...which one do you prefer?

Check out my picks below and search online for more great styles on sale!  I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!  Enjoy shopping and your savings!




Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Fall Style Must Haves

It’s time to select a few of my favorite must-have styles for fall.  These are pieces that I consider essential wardrobe staples for the fall fashion forecast. 
(From top left to right)

1. Booties: The perfect pair of short booties is a definite must! Booties are so versatile and can be worn with many different styles. I like to wear them with a pair of slouchy boyfriend jeans rolled up at the ankles. They also look great with a dress or skirt and tights. These Rag & Bone nubuck booties are the perfect neutral color for fall. 

2. Vest: Fall is all about wearing layers when the weather starts to cool off. A vest is the perfect wardrobe staple to layer with your longer sleeve sweaters, knits, and flannels. Look for different styles – they come in all fabrics and textures including puffer vests, faux fur, and lighter weight knits. This Powder River Outfitters Eyelash vest is a perfect addition to dress up casual outfit and I personally love the longer length! P.S. shop the men’s section for puffer vests! You will find the prices are much less expensive, the lengths are longer, and the color selection is much broader in most cases. I usually buy a small in men’s which may not work if you are petite. 

3. Plaid Scarf: Scarves are great accessories for fall. They come is various patterns, textures, and materials. Plaid is one of my favorite fall patterns and it comes in various colors. This tartan plaid scarf from Lord & Taylor is a perfect accessory to add to your fall outfits! 

4. Destructed Jeans: Every girl needs a pair of destructed ripped jeans. There are an essential staple to your fall/winter wardrobe. During the colder months, I like to trade in my light wash denim for a medium to dark denim wash. These will pair perfectly with your layered fall sweaters, graphic tees, and blazers this coming season. 

5. Nail Polish: This Essie nail color called “Smokin Hot” is a perfect nail color for fall. I gravitate towards darker and richer colors in the cooler months of autumn and winter as opposed to the bright and lighter nail colors of spring/summer. 

 6. Hats: Accessorize your fall outfits with a hat! I love this floppy wool felt hat from Topshop. The rich burgundy color is a perfect accessory to any fall outfit! 

7. Boots: In addition to a pair of short booties, an investment in a good pair of tall riding boots for fall is a definite must-have. I picked up these Tory Burch Eloise riding boots at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale this past July and I couldn’t be more pleased. They look fabulous with your favorite pair of jeans or leggings with an oversized sweater! 

8. Faux Fur Infinity Scarf: Faux fur is a great texture to wear during the fall season. In addition to vests, I love the look of faux fur scarves. This infinity scarf by Tinley Road is a perfect faux fur accessory to add to your closet. You will love the look and the soft feel and want to wear it all the time! 

9. Handbags: the handbags of fall really aren’t that much different than summer except in color. I recently picked up this Tory Burch Robinson open dome satchel in a beautiful cranberry color. The handbags of fall have warmer and richer hues such as burgundy, caramel, and chocolate brown. 

These are my fall must-have selections. What are some of your necessary fall wardrobe stapes? I would love to hear from you! Enjoy Shopping! 


"Dress"ing for Fall

Location: Blackhawk, CA, USA
From the moment I laid my eyes on this Jessica Howard wrap dress, I knew I had to have it!  There are so many things I love about it including the fit and flare style, the ruffle detail around the neckline, and the adorable tie sash bow around the waist.  This sleeveless dress feels cool, flows nicely, and has sewn in tulle which gives in a bouncy fuller look at the bottom.  I think it was the gorgeous apple green and black floral print that really won me over!  These are perfect colors for fall and I thought it would transition nicely into the new season.

I hope you all are having a fantastic week so far!  Enjoy Shopping! 



(All photos taken by: Jinah Manly )