Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Layered up....

One question I am frequently asked is how to dress for changeable weather.  If you are here in the Bay Area we may start the day at 50 degrees and reach a peak of 70 (if we are lucky).  You may have similar situations where you are, going from air conditioned offices to hot city streets.  Wherever you are it is good to know how to layer.  Here is a great example how I stayed cozy today, no matter what the climate!

Jacket - Gap (similar)
Top - Old Navy (similar)
Jeans - Old Navy
Shoes - Dolce Vita(similar)
Scarf - Pashmina 


Thursday, May 24, 2012

A Room With a View

For my daughters 9th birthday she requested a room "re do".  Well her exact words were more something like "mommy, why did you make my room so pink!?" How tweeny of her!

This is the mood board I've created inspiring the redo.   Whenever I have a big project like this, I first pick a print or color theme that I love to create a road map for the room.  Next you can layer on fun accents to pull together elements from your road map to make it cohesive.  In this case my inspiration(road map) was the floral print sheets (I've featured it here as my background).  I pulled out the purple, aqua and white as my accent colors and layered in dots everywhere for added dimension and whimsy.

I must admit no project is fun without a great gal pal to play with!  My partner in crime for this project is my  SUPER creative friend Julie.  She is great with design and color, and no job is too big or too small for her! (Stay tuned for our inspiration for my next big project....My son's Bar Mitzvah)!

If you have a design project in the Bay Area you'd like help with you can email her at

Check back sometime in June for the "big reveal" and get my little darling's reaction.

Sheet  (background inspiration):  Madison Floral ;PBteen
1.  Decorative Floral Pillows; Etsy shop
2.  Mirror Dream Decal; Bed Bath and Beyond
3.  Pillows: Dottie Set in Plum; PBteen
4.  Mirror Decals ; Bed Bath and Beyond
5. Fleece Throw; Target
6. Dot Bean Bag chair; Walmart
7. DIY tissue pom-poms; inspired by SewSweetStitches
8. Fuzzy Body Pillows: Anna's Linens

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

White Watched

Time to switch out your watch to something fun and fresh for the summer months.  Nothing says summer like white!

1. Juice Couture BFF Watc-$195.00
2. Michelle Tahitian Jelly Bean Watch-$295.00
3. Michelle 'Tahitian Diamond" Ceramic Watch -$1995.00
4. Fossil Stella Silicon Watch - $105.00

5. Fossil Stella Mini Resin Watch -$85.00
6. Ann Klein Ceramic Bracelet Watch - $95.00
7. Juicy Tank Watch
8. Michael Kors "Drake" Chronograph Silicone Watch - $195.00

Thursday, May 10, 2012

An Early Mother's Day

This week I made my annual trip to the Sonoma Mission Inn for a special Mother's Day retreat with some very special woman.So fun! And relaxing!  It also gave me a chance to get into one of my favorite "summer uniforms".  

For warm summer days my favorite outfit is either a flowy dress or a flowy skirt paired with a tank or tee.  As the mornings are always cool here in California, a light jacket or sweater is a must have to fight the early morning chill.  This is a comfy and easy way to beat the heat and still look stylish.

Also, whenever spending a day in the sun my sun hat is never far away. This is your best investment against sun damage!!

Jacket - Juicy Couture
Tank - H&M (similar)
Skirt - Mossimo (similar)
Shoes- Jcrew (similar)
Sunglasses - Ralph Lauren (similar)

(toes painted Essie Ole Calinete!)

Monday, May 7, 2012

Get Stripey!

Stripes are always on trend for Spring, but this year it seems they are EVERYWHERE! If you haven't picked up something stripey yet to update your wardrobe, here are some great ideas! Just Click on the above picture and SHOP!! And bonus, a lot of things are now on sale, as stores get ready for summer shipments! Happy Shopping!

Friday, May 4, 2012

I Miss My Sister....

Isn't she GORGEOUS!? This is my little sister.  Beautiful on the inside and out. AlWAYS stylish and AlWAYS adorable.  This is a girl who knows her own style! LOVE! Happy, Happy Birthday Sister Girl!

 Then..... (circa 1980)

And Now!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Toes, Toes, Anything goes!

Those who know me know I am not a fan of colored nails.  It is rare that I vary from Essie mademoiselle,  As for toes? Anything goes! And as the weather in San Francisco is finally allowing for a few "flip flop" days here and there it's time for new Spring/Summer colors.

 I am loving the spring collection from Essie. Choose from yummy pastels or daring brights, your toes will thank you! I am favoring the bright side of the palette. Thinking I may start with the Orange is Obvious or should I try Ole Caliente?

Decisions, Decisions.....

From Left to Right:

Accured Interest
Navigate Her
To Buy or Not to Buy
Ole Caliente
Orange is Obvious
Tour de Finance