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. 
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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 )


Sunday, October 5, 2014

Shop For A Cause at Stella & Dot & A Giveaway

Pink is in high style throughout the month of October because it's Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Please join me and Stella & Dot in promoting breast cancer research and awareness - a cause that is very near and dear to my heart. For the month of October, Stella & Dot is promoting a Breast Cancer Awareness Collection - two bracelets and a necklace that inspire strength and hope.

For each piece purchased all net proceeds will go to the Noreen Fraser Foundation, buy one for you and one as a gift for your mother, your sister, or your best friend- you will feel good when you Shop for a Cause at Stella & Dot!!

Hear from CEO and Founder, Noreen Fraser, on the remarkable good these bracelets are doing and will continue to do for this wonderful cause!  
San Francisco Bay Style is hosting a giveaway to help support this important cause.  One lucky winner will receive their choice between one of the following fabulous pieces offered through this campaign:

Giveaway starts on Monday October 6th and ends Monday October 13th at midnight PST.  Open to all US & Canada residents.  Enter contest via the Rafflecopter below.  Good luck!

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Embellished Tank Top

I have always been a big fan of sequins, tulle, lace, and delicate embellished textures.  When I was growing up, I studied ballet for a number of years and was always mesmerized by the beautiful embellished costumes worn when we performed.  I guess you could say I am a girly girl...I like makeup, curls, perfume, and pretty things!  

One of my favorite yet simple looks is to wear a gorgeous embellished top contrasted with casual accents. like a pair of ripped blue jeans or distressed shorts.  I picked up this light pink and white sequins top at Express last month.  First of all, I love the color...but secondly, I really love the scrolled sequins design layered in a sheer material.  I paired this up with my favorite ripped jeans from American Eagle Outfitters and topped the outfit off with my white Converse sneakers! 

I know in some areas it may be getting a little too chilly to wear tank tops.  However, start with these essentials and then begin adding warmer layers.  For example, add a cozy cardigan, a scarf, boots, a hat, your favorite moto jacket...etc.  

I hope you all are having a great week so far!  I am preparing to celebrate our twin boys birthday this weekend!  They will be turning 8 years old!  I can't believe how big they are getting and how quickly time is flying by this year!!

Enjoy Shopping!


(All photos taken by: Jinah Manly )

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