Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The Perfect Dress for Travel: Chico's Traveler's Collection

Hello Friends,

* This post is in collaboration with Chico's Boutiques, all opinions are my own.  I received a dress, shawl and necklace , in exchange for an honest review.

I hope you are having an amazing week! Today, I am excited to share the most comfortable dress on the planet! Check out how I styled it, and all the details below.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Fall Trends To Try: Ruffled Sleeves & Embroidery

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*Disclosure: Affiliate links are used in this post. All opinions are my own

Happy November Lovelies!

I hope you are enjoying fall. It's hard to believe it's November already, and the holiday season is upon us. I haven't even thought much about it, or started shopping.  I am overdosing on the Hallmark holiday movies though, ha! These photos were taken at the beginning of fall, when the leaves just started turning colors. We just had our first round of the "white stuff" in Seattle, yuck!  It's crazy that we got snow this early.  

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How did we survive all these years with out ruffled sleeves and embroidery?!  These trends were popular when I grew up in the 70's. It's so fun to see trends repeat, especially ones you loved as a teen. 

I also like wearing  jean on jean. It used to be considered a fashion faux pas. Now anything goes. If you love it and it feels great, wear it!  This outfit is so fun, and perfect for casual events. Aren't these jeans the cutest? I found them at Marshall's. I love this retailer for chic, affordable fashion.  The shoes I've had since spring, and can't get enough of them.

I am keeping this short and sweet. Normally I post on Wednesday and/or Fridays. I need to visit my mom this week, so I'm posting early this time. I am also playing catch up from a girl's trip to Vegas. 

Have a great week, and share in the comments  if you are wearing these trends this fall!

Stay Stylish,


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Friday, November 3, 2017

Escape to Santa Cruz : Coney Island of the West

Travel guide for Santa Cruz, CA
As you know, I am a huge fan of California. I love all of the beaches. Most of the ones I have visited are in Southern CA. There are some NorCal beaches though, that are not to miss! Santa Cruz is full of color, views, and excitement!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Discover a New Version of Yourself: SumStyle Personal Styling

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Personal Styling in Seattle

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of networking with a local personal stylist, new to the Seattle style scene.  Susan Kim, is the owner and stylist of Sum Style located in South Lake Union. Sum Style is a fashion company, based out of Los Angeles and offers wardrobe consultations and several styling packages.  Susan is a graduate of  F.I.D.M , also in the L.A. area.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Millenial Meets Midlife: Bridging The Gap Blogger Campaign

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Millenial Meets Midlife:

Today is a great day in social media and blogging history! The Bridging the Gap campaign is now live, and I am excited to introduce you to my millennial friend and tell you more about this amazing event!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Why You Should Cruise Holland America to Alaska

A few weeks back, I was invited to tour a Holland America Cruise ship. The tour was arranged by Expedia Cruise Ship Centers. It was a 4 hour event, and included lunch on board, and a presentation of cruise options available for Alaska. If you know much about cruising to Alaska, the season comes to an towards the end of September. Which means ,you have the next 9 months to plan your cruise!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Bellevue Fashion Week : 8 Trends for Fall + Christian Siriano Interview

Bellevue WA, FAshion week 2017

 I'm excited to feature the top fall trends from Fashion week at the Bellevue Collection! It is the premiere fashion event of the year, in the Seattle area. Before I get to all the amazing style on the runway, I wanted to share a recap of the week's events.