Thursday, December 29, 2011

Bling in the New Year!

Easy accessories can make your holiday outfit sparkle!  You don't have to spend a bundle to look Fabulous this New Year!  Whatever the occasion you can add some bling with out breaking the bank.

Monday, December 26, 2011

I'm Dreaming of a thrifted Christmas....

Dress thrifted (brand unknown!)

Payless shoes
Stella and Dot Necklaces; After Midnight and Starry Night

Some people LOVE not so much. But after reading so many fashion blogs each week I got inspired. My sis-in-law and I were on a shopping binge in SF and we happened upon a fabulous thrift shop! I turned up my nose at first, until I saw this dress and couldn't resist it. After all it was $25.00! Paired with my borrowed Stella and Dot necklaces (my bff is a stylist for them!) and my Payless(yes can you believe it?) shoes. I looked like a million bucks, for only $55.00!!!

Lesson:  Don't be afraid of thrifting...remember, one fashionista's trash is a reccionista's treasure!

I hope your holiday's were happy!

Friday, December 23, 2011

ROSEy's Rags.... A Christmas Carol

Paul Sinclair Jacket  2010 line, Honey and Hive boots (similar), Michael byMichael Kors bag.

For the past several years my kids and I head downtown during the holidays to go see ACT's: A Christmas Carol,  here in San Francisco.  We are so proud of our friend Alex who has gone from playing a dancing fig to this year playing Little Fan (Scrooge's sister in the Christmas past scene).

Before the show, we took in the holiday windows and decorations in Union Square.  It also gave me a chance to wear this fabulous Paul Sinclaire coat all day!  (usually I just put it on for a special night out!).  I love this jacket with it's cascading ruffles!  My girlfriend and  I picked up matching one's last year (one right off the manikin) at Saks.  Thanks Leesa, I'm still loving my coat!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Stage Mom....

I am so proud of my daughter she made her stage debut as the candyman in Willy Wonka Jr. put on by Linda's Musical Theater Group.  As for me?  I got to try my hand styling the girls back stage.  What fun!  Doing hair and make up for a gaggle of girls.  Lucky for me on "taping" night we had a professional on hand to help.  I was lucky enough to work side by side with Dante of Sam Hill Salon (here in SF).  And thank goodness for Dante!  He did an AMAZING job, made sure everyone's hair was  picture perfect, and taught me a thing or two. Did you know they sell hair donuts to use for doing my fav sock bun?! When we were through we had a few minutes until show time, so he created fabulous waves for me!!!  Who knew being a stage mom would be so fun!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Happy Birthday to ME!

Sara Oliver handbag

I LOVE my new Sara Oliver Handbag! It is a hand knit bag designed and made here in the bay area.  I love the color and style of this bag.  But, what I love best about this bag is the story behind it.  Sarah Oliver's business was growing and she needed more knitters.  She put together a group of ladies and one man from a retirement community in Mill Valley.  Her knitters average age is 88, and she has  lovingly named the group the  "Purlettes".  They knit all of her bags!  I love a business with a social conscience.  Not to mention, I can see myself as a "Purlette" one day, knitting (and crocheting) away...with purpose!

Thanks to my hubby (and my Sophie)  for this special birthday gift!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Stack it up!

Rings by Alberian and Aulde. (at gallery of jewels sf)

Would I LOVE these rings? YES!!! but at $3500.00 for the set it is a bit out of my budget.  If it's in yours GO FOR IT!  Otherwise pick up one of these "look alike" styles.   I just might!

PS...Do you love my gel mani?  It stays shiny like that for 2 weeks plus!!! Have you tried it? If not you should. But that's for another post. 

eternity band

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Bun Fun!

Some days I don't feel like getting out of bed let alone dealing with my hair.  And if you know me, you know I really don't wash my hair that often. By day 3 or 4 there is nothing else to do but look for creative ways to put it up.  This is one of my favorites.  The sock bun!  Yes there is a sock hiding under my bun.

Watch my first ever vlog to see how it's done!