Sunday, July 29, 2012

Giveaway: Win your favorite piece from JEWELIQ! (Now Extended to 8/31)!

I'm excited to announce my first giveaway, co-hosted with JEWELIQ!

For those of you not already familiar with this chic online jewelry boutique, JEWELIQ is home to a hot new jewelry line that has recently been making waves in the online fashion community.  I fell in love immediately with their curated, on-trend pieces and find myself checking their site often, as they frequently add new items.  JEWELIQ features a stylish selection of unique, fresh pieces that are guaranteed to make a statement...and best of all, shipping is always free.  Imagine my excitement when I was contacted by the JEWELIQ team about hosting this giveaway...I'm looking forward to sharing my new love for these stylish pieces with one lucky winner! 

I've featured just a few of my favorite picks from JEWELIQ below.  
*Note: Images above are just a sample....there's a much larger selection to choose from on JEWELIQ's actual site.

This contest is now closed.

The winner of this contest (by random drawing) is Cathy Y. Congratulations!

Didn't win?  Don't worry - you'll have another chance.  I'm planning several more upcoming giveaways and will be announcing them on this be sure to stay tuned!

You can also still buy your favorite piece at JEWELIQ here:

Until next time! 

Love, S

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

High-Low Hem and Aztec Print

A friend took a peek inside my closet recently and was bewildered to find that at least 75% of my wardrobe consists of dresses.  In fact, I own less than 5 pairs of pants in total.  (If not for a few frigid San Francisco winter weeks, I wouldn't own slacks at all.)  Hey, whatever makes us girls happy, right. ;)

Blu Pepper Dress (a few other great high-low dresses: here, here, and here) and Belt (similar), F21 Envelope Clutch (similar picks here and here) and Bangles (another fabulous pick), H&M Bracelet (similar), Pierre Dumas Sandals (other good picks here and here), Michael Kors Sunglasses


 I'm particularly loving dresses with high-low hems right fresh and fun!  In keeping with the Aztec-inspired theme for the look, I paired this fun, Aztec print dress with similar shapes -  a pyramid bangle, envelope clutch with gold V-shaped opening, and strappy sandals. 

I've got travel on my mind lately. Over the past week, when not working, catching up with friends, or blogging, I've been busy planning for my upcoming trips to Germany and the Netherlands.  I'll be in Cologne, Germany for a week-long conference and also plan to spend a few days in Berlin and Amsterdam in order to sightsee, eat, and (of course) shop!  I'm especially excited to visit addition to its myriad of history and cultural sights that I look forward to checking out, Berlin has also put itself on the map as an emerging hotspot for fashion and design.   Luckily, my company is paying for my flight, hotel, and meals, which means more trip budget for shopping. ;) I've been spending a lot of time researching and putting together my itinerary, and I'd also love to hear what your favorite spots are in these cities.

For those of you who have been, what are your favorite places to eat and shop in Berlin, Cologne, or Amsterdam?  If not, what destinations are at the top of your travel wish list?

Wishing you all a happy Wednesday! 

Love, S

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Peplum, Teal, and Sky High Heels

Lately, I've been in love with teal.  I repeatedly find myself reaching for items in this color when shopping in stores.  I snagged both the clutch and heels while shopping Bloomingdale's recent private sale.  I'm especially loving the 5 inch Sam Edelman heels due to the height they add to 5'2'' me. As a petite gal, I definitely use all the help I can get. ;)  Another style obsession of mine at the moment is peplum, especially when paired with a pencil silhouette.   

Peplum Top by Guess (similar here and here), HM Skirt, BCBGeneration Clutch (similar for less), Shoes by Sam Edelman, Bracelets by InPink and HM, Ring by Vera Wang, Sunglasses by Michael Kors


One of the things I love most about blogging is discovering new blogs and meeting fellow bloggers and fashion lovers.  I also love hearing from all of you, so please don't be shy about leaving a comment to say hi. 

My favorite morning ritual consists of catching up on reader comments and my daily fashion blog reads, while sipping a caramel macchiato and munching on a croissant.  I can't think of a better way to start each day!

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Love, S

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Girly for Summer: Floral, Stripes, and Pockets

Bebe Top (similar) and Purse, Skirt by Fire, Shoes from a boutique in Hong Kong (identical pair here), F21 Bow Ring (similar ring here and here),  Nordstrom Initial Watch, Banana Republic Bracelet, Michael Kors Sunglasses 

Bebe Top (similar) and Purse, Skirt by Fire, Shoes from a boutique in Hong Kong (identical pair here), F21 Bow Ring (similar ring here and here),  Nordstrom Initial Watch, Banana Republic Bracelet, Michael Kors Sunglasses 


Summer to me means flouncy tops, breezy skirts, peep toe pumps, and girly colors.

I wore this outfit to a barbeque recently.  Overdressed? Perhaps....but as my motto says, "life is short...dress up!" :)

What I love most about this skirt is the fact that it has pockets. Fashion meets function!  I'm also wearing some of my very favorite accessories: my favorite bow pumps that I discovered in a small boutique during a shopping trip to Hong Kong with Mom, a sequined, striped purse from Bebe that I stalked last year until I finally discovered it in a pile of purses at an outlet (it was meant to be), my initial watch from Nordstrom, and my favorite bow ring.  

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Love, S

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Black Lace and Pearls: Breakfast at Tiffany's

Top by Mind Code (another good pick), Skirt by Lily White (similar), Jewelry from Banana Republic and F21, Aldo Court Shoes, Kate Spade Purse (other great picks: here and here), Michael Kors sunglasses

Top by Mind Code (another good pick), Skirt by Lily White (similar), Jewelry from Banana Republic and F21, Aldo Court Shoes, Kate Spade Purse (other great picks: here and here), Michael Kors sunglasses


July thus far has been filled with dinners, parties, and social events.  I was excited to receive an invitation to a friend's Breakfast at Tiffany's themed engagement party earlier this month...what a fantastic opportunity to channel one of my all time favorite fashion icons.  I decided to go for a modern Hepburn look, with a black and white lace top, vintage-inspired peter pan collar, high-waisted skirt, pearls, and Audrey's signature high bun.  I added the pink accessories to keep things fresh and modern.  There's this classy, ladylike vibe about Audrey that I just love... she never goes out of style!   

Who are your favorite fashion icons? 

Love, S


Sunday, July 8, 2012

A Bit Ladylike: Pencil Skirt Love

JCrew No.2 Pencil Skirt (similar with more colors + another fun pick in tweed), Agaci Top, Coach 'Willis' Purse, Jessica Simpson Shoes (similar here and a splurge-worthy Manolo version), Jewelry: F21, Banana Republic, Nordstrom Watch, Michael Kors Sunglasses

Love, S