Mani Monday – Sunglasses Edition

Sunglasses with my favorite yellow polish which happens to be called Sun Bleached.  I love this color and I am always in my shades.  Here are a few great pairs to pick up for the end of summer.  I love these by J. Crew, Chloe, DVF, and Illesteva.

The manicure and nail art are by Olive & June.  The color is “Sun Bleached” by CND Vinylux.

Item featured in the photos include:

J. Crew California Tee

J. Crew Sunglasses Tee

Tod’s Driving Shoes in Orange

J. Crew Factory Cork Clutch

Sophie and Lilli Hand Painted Custom Water Color Portrait

RX Bar (so good!)

Fitbit Flex 2 in Navy (on sale!)

“Gaston” by Kelly DiPucchio

Happy Monday!




Jeans and a Blazer with a side of Bees

The easiest way to dress up jeans and a tee is with a blazer.  This blazer is so versatile in basic black with white piping and can easily be dressed up.  I kept this look casual with  bee mules, denim and a white tee.

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale continues through Sunday, August 6th.  Prices return to full price on Monday, August 7th.  Don’t miss out! More of my picks are here.


nsale rag and bone steve madden





Happy Shopping!



Fall Bell

I love the bell sleeve trend and was happy to see it continue into fall.  This top has a thicker fabric and beautiful rose gold zipper in the back.  I styled it two ways.

I rarely wear black and almost never all black so for the first look I added a pop of pink with these shoes and wore this comfortable simple black pant.

For the second look I swapped out the black pants and added this dark green denim which can be just a versatile as black and added this pair of booties.

For more of my #nsale picks click here.







Pink Shoes

Dark Green Denim


Happy Shopping!




Mani Monday – Pastel Half Dip Edition

As I start to shop for fall  am still enjoying summer, so I feel half in at times.  I meditate regularly and work on staying in the present moment.  This forward planning seasonal fashion seems at odds with present moment thinking at times.  Especially when summer weather lasts through early fall in Southern California.  So a half dip fit the bill, but in pastels.

Speaking of planning ahead, I am co-hosting a shopping event at J. Crew at The Grove in Los Angeles in August.  Stay tuned for details here and on Instagram.

The gel manicure (my first gel manicure!) and nail art are by Olive & June.  The colors are Cake Pop, Sun Washed, Creekside, Salmon Run all by CND Shellac.  For the same colors in weekly polish click here.

Items featured in the photos include:

Striped Clutch (similar here)

James Perse Striped Tee

J.Crew Striped Men’s Tee

Pleione Top

J.Crew Rainbow Gingham Flats

Ebbets Field “Hawaii” tee in mens and boys

J.Crew Liberty Seavees

J.Crew Denim Shirt

Ebbets Field “Surf Riders” tee in mens and boys

Tory Burch Tunic

Tory Burch Flats

Fitbit Flex 2 in Navy

J.Crew Seersucker Blazer

Vince Flats

DVF Striped Dress


All Access!

Public Access starts today for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and I am still jumping for joy over some of my scores last week (which are all here).  These jeans are so comfortable and paired with these velvet sneakers I’m reading for lots of walking and jumping.  How could I resist this stars and stripes top in my favorite navy and white?

I have visited the sale a few more times.  My husband scored this jacket.  I also went back for a few beauty buys like this great hair duo, lip gloss set in both bright and nude, and  lipstick pencil set.

I am still deciding between this Foreo  toothbrush and this mini version.  I have both the full size and the mini version of this facial cleansing brush also by Foreo and I love them.  They are a good value in the sale.

If you are a La Mer fan this is the time to stock up on their amazing cream.






Happy Shopping!



Bells and Bees

My Grandmother B (who I wrote about here) would have gone crazy for these bee shoes (and they are so affordable that even someone who lived through the depression would not balk).  I styled them with this bell sleeve top (also affordable) and these jeans with a fun slit detail.  All of this is from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.  You can see a preview of the eight outfits I styled here.

The photos are by my seven year old.  He was also excited about the sale and scored these shoes, this robe and this dopp kit.  The Tumi dopp kit seemed extravagant for a seven year old, but he is obsessed with it and Tumi lasts forever (they have a number of luggage pieces in the sale in a great grey).  He takes such good care of his things that I expect this will go to college with him.





Happy Shopping!



Mani Monday – Purple Rainbow Edition

Have you shopped the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?  This week’s mani was inspired by fall colors, new jean styles (like these cute Frame jeans with zippers that bring me back to high school), and all these great prints.  I styled eight looks in Friday’s post and there will be more to come this week..  Several items that served as inspiration (some not from the sale) are linked below.

The nail art and manicure are by Olive & June.  The color is “Dress Call”, Essie Gel Couture.

Items in the post include:

DVF Striped Dress (above)

Rebecca Taylor Blouse (#nsale)

Ted Baker Bell Sleeve Top (#nsale)

J. Crew T-Shirt

Chelsea 28 Bell Sleeve Top (#nsale)

J. Crew Denim (on sale!)

No. 21 Floral Blouse

Equipment Blouse (#nsale)

Equipment Striped Shirt with Stars (#nsale)

Rag & Bone Denim Skirt

Rag & Bone Wristlet

J. Crew Sweater

J. Crew Yellow Pouch

J. Crew Lavender Eyelet Top

Kayu Designs Pear Clutch (on sale!)

DVF Floral Blouse

DVF Striped Dress

Rebecca Minkoff Scarf

Clare V Purse

Gucci Rainbow Kicks

Gucci Mule

Tory Burch Flat (#nsale)

Jimmy Choo Slides

Christian Loubitan Shoes

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Early access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale started today.  I styled the eight looks below.

I had a hard time choosing jeans this year, so I picked up several.  There are so many fun washes and details.

It is a great time to stock up on basics as well.  Everything is 30- 50% off with early access to cardholders through July 20.  General access runs from July 21 – August 6th.  Prices go up on August 7th.

nsale rag and bone steve madden

Jacket / Shoes / Jeans / Tee

nsale rebecca taylor vince ag

Top / Jeans/ Shoesnsale ted baker rag and bone cole haan

Top / Booties / Jeans

nsale ted baker vince

Top / Shoes / Pants

nsale joie vince

Top / Pants / Shoes

nsale chelsea28 frame steve madden

Top / Shoes / Jeans

nsale equipment cole haan zero grand good american

Top / Shoes / Jeans

nsale la vie rag and bone cole haan

Sweater / Booties / Pants

Happy Shopping!




At the Beach in Italy

I love this Marel George painting of an Italian beach scene on this t-shirt.  Just like with last week’s Andiamo tee,  I am living vicariously through my clothes.  While I thoroughly enjoyed a recent getaway to the American Riviera (Santa Barbara), but I still dream about the long days in Europe.

I styled the tee with my go-to seersucker blazer, jeans, sunglasses, Legend of Lido clutch and Stuart Weitzman heels.


J. Crew Stretch Blazer

J. Crew Marcel George T-Shirt

J. Crew Sunglasses

Legend of Lido Clutch c/o

J. Crew Denim (on sale!)

Stuart Weitzman sandals

Lipstick Queen Chinatown Glossy Pencil in Pink Bluff

Happy Shopping!




Mani Monday – Flamingo Edition

After seeing this t-shirt I had flamingos on my mind.  Coral is one of my favorite nail colors for summer.  I was able to find the perfect coral, “On the List” in my new favorite Essie Gel Couture.  My last mani lasted over a week.  It is indestructible.

This past weekend we had a quick getaway to Santa Barbara which included swimming and lounging at the Coral Casino.  It was the perfect mid-summer getaway and my coral, flamingo manicure fit right in.

The color is “On the List” by Essie Gel Couture. The nail art and manicure are by Olive & June.

Items featured in the photos include:

Equipment Striped Shirt

PJ Salvage Top

J. Crew Hat

Crewcuts Shirt

J. Crew Orange Dress

Kayu Designs Pineapple Clutch

J. Crew Rainbow Gingham Dress

Trina Turk Clutch (tote here)

J. Crew Flamingo Tee

Happy Monday!