Monday, February 9, 2015

A bodysuit for Valentine's is always a good idea.

It goes without saying that I am totally smitten with my new bodysuit c/o the ladies behind the brand Les Lunes.

Hopefully I'm dispelling any pre-conceived notions that bodysuits are solely meant for the boudoir, ballet recitals, or the

This bamboo cotton bodysuit by Les Lunes is spectacular under a blazer. The day I wore it out and about I garnered all sorts of stares...and I was happy to receive them. It's a daring and bold look but oh so chic. And this bamboo cotton is wonderfully soft. Like super soft. The sheer mesh panels give it that extra somethin' somethin', love, love.

Think about how perfect an outfit like this would be for Valentine's...Les Lunes will take you from dinner to le boudoir for, ahem...a little dessert? :) 

And if you're lacking someone to impress this February 14th, that might change should you step out wearing this fab piece...just sayin'...


*Many thank you's to Les Lunes for my bamboo, softer than soft, cotton goodies! xo

Monday, January 12, 2015

Stella McCartney - Serious Style hits Stanford Shopping Center

After a mimosa-filled brunch at Max's yesterday afternoon, bestie and I decided to go introduce ourselves to the newest kid on the block.

Stella McCartney moved in to Stanford Shopping Center last month, ushering in some serious style to the South Bay. Stella could have easily planted her roots in San Francisco or obnoxious Santana Row in San Jose. But she wisely selected Palo Alto and I have to say, I'm definitely a new fan.

This was my first experience with Stella McCartney.
And it was marvelous. Love at first sight.

Style that is definitely not for the faint of heart.

Stella is shaking things up in Palo Alto.

Major thank you's to Mary for welcoming us into their fabulous new outpost and allowing us to play dress-up and dream a little dream...

And thank you to my partner in fashionable crime, Kim Dao, for snapping away while I pranced around in the most delicious McCartney pieces. 

Check out the NEW Stella McCartney store located within Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto, across from Macy's.


Saturday, January 10, 2015

Necessary Clothing. So necessary.

Latest obsession? Necessary Clothing. 

Bumped into this trendy little gem last September whilst shopping with my auntie in New York.

Best. Find. Ever.

Talk about shopping and saving! I love everything from Necessary Clothing. Trendy clothes that definitely don't break the bank...because trends come and trends dropping lot's of cash on clothes that are hot today and not so much tomorrow won't be an issue at Necessary Clothing. More importantly, I have no complaints thus far with the quality of everything I've purchased. Most times, "you get what you pay for" doesn't always mean a good thing. But I couldn't be more happy with my budding NC wardrobe.

Check out their website. So much good stuff. They definitely got me to step out of my box a little. Here are some of the outfits I've scooped from Necessary Clothing.



Saturday, January 3, 2015

These boots were made for walkin' or runnin'...seriously.

Purchased during the Cyber Monday madness of sales, these boots by a company called 'The Flexx' are my new go-to's. Soft, buttery leather. The top folds over as pictured above OR rolls up to completely cover the knees. Extremely comfortable and durable. But most importantly low-profile and chic. I could literally run around the block in these, no problem. They're THAT comfortable. I had never heard of 'The Flexx' before now, but Nordstrom seems to carry quite a selection of their shoes. This particular style is the "Senator" and they can be purchased by clicking HERE! They're popular, so only a few sizes are still available. Although I got mine while they were on sale, their current price is $239 and worth every cent.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Adios 2014! It's been real.

2014....can't say I'm going to miss ya.

I'm more than ready to welcome in 2015.

A new year...a new chapter for me in more ways than one.

My home is getting a much-needed face-lift. Built sometime in the 40s and practically untouched since then, my amazing parents are setting me up with a brand new kitchen, bathroom, new living room sliding doors and fresh paint throughout...fresh paint for my home and metaphorically speaking, fresh paint for my new life as a single lady.

For those of you mystified, my husband and I separated and divorced in November. Not an easy decision by any means, especially after 10 years together, 6 of those married. And so, here I go...embarking on a new life. 31 and single for the first time since my freshman year of college!

It's hard to remember what life was like before I was attached to someone and admittedly, I'm excited. Excited NOW....because 3-4 months ago, excitement was surely not my frame of mind. Divorce frightened me. Saddened me. Depressed me. And even though it was my decision to go through this big change, I went through all the stages a divorcee typically goes through. You wonder if you're making the right moves. You worry about regrets. You wonder what everyone will think. You grieve over the chapter of your life you're closing.

I've decided I'm going to be happy. Happy and healthy with a new perspective on life. Everything I've done and everything I do is shaping the person I'm still becoming and my experiences, the good and the bad, are all essential to who I am and who I will be.

I'm so thankful. No. Beyond thankful. For my parents. For my aunt Esther and Uncle Tony. For my dearest friends, Kim, Rachel and Karen who all have been my rock, keeping me grounded and sane. The advice. The words of wisdom. The truth. The comfort. The support. The love. The understanding.

And I can't forget my dog Willy...the only "man" in my life for the time being...thank God for a pooch to snuggle with...he's my favorite partner in crime and been right at my side through it all. 

Thank YOU to those of you who have been following the blog since day 1. Your comments and messages via social media put a smile on my face and keep me inspired to keep doing what I do. It's tough to keep me down in the dumps for long. It's just not me. I've always been determined and inspired and I plan on keeping it up! Onward and upward my friends because it can only get better from this point on.

So, ADIOS 2014 and CHEERS to 2015 and the journey. And Happy New Year to you all!
Much love always,


My fabulous lace top/skirt combo is from Necessary Clothing. A super trendy BUT super cost-friendly shop I discovered in New York and happily am able to shop online from my home in California.