Daniel Wellington classic black watch

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Wearing: Kendra Scott earrings / Free People oversize sweater (on MAJOR SALE!!) / Chanel spring lipstick / JW Anderson Pierce bag / Chanel spring nail polish / Kendra Scott ring / Bracelet c/o Daniel Wellington / Watch c/o of Daniel Wellington (use code BAYAREA to save an additional 15% off your purchase at / Gap jeans (on major sale!) / booties (old, also love this pair)

Happy winter! Now that Christmas is over, we can all think about shopping for ourselves again; not that some of us didn’t already do that between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Yes, I am guilty!

I wanted to let you know about Daniel Wellington watches, and how fabulous they are as a gift to ourselves! If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed a few posts by me, of this fabulous classic black Daniel Wellington watch. It is a great gift to give to someone, but even better gift to give to ourselves!

The watch has a chic silhouette, and the watch face is easy to read. I love the rose gold paired with black my watch. Rose gold is the “IT” metallic hue right now, yet it is still classic; making this watch both fashionable and timeless. Love that!

As you can see, I have been wearing it quite often. This is my current go-to outfit. The over-sized sweater paired with my Pierce bag is not only cozy, but extremely comfortable. Love that! The Daniel Wellington watch just makes it all the more perfect for daily wear.

If you are seeking the perfect gift for yourself after the holidays, or a fabulous new watch for the new year, then definitely check out Daniel Wellington watches! I have teamed up with Daniel Wellington, so if you visit, you can save an additional 15% off your purchase using coupon code BAYAREA. They carry both men’s and women’s watches, so there is something for everyone!

Also, if you have been wondering how to style an oversize sweater this winter season, they look great with flare jeans, skinny jeans, leggings, or over a pencil skirt with boots. If you want to pair it with a pencil skirt, look for a pencil skirt which hits at the knees, or just below the knees.

I wore my oversize sweater with flare jeans, and my Daniel Wellington watch to meet my friend Laura from Have Need Want for brunch earlier this month. We took a walk on a path which ran along the water in Capitola. It was so quaint and relaxing! You can see the scenery in the photos above, isn’t it pretty!

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*Photos by Laura Adney/Have Need Want

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Pictured: A little gift for me! Love this bracelet, it is timeless. I love wearing it; and since it is turquoise, it is perfect to wear now and into next year! You can find it online here.

The holidays are here! This means it is the perfect time to shop for that special someone. One of my favorite gifts to give to my family members, and best friends, is jewelry.  There are so many jewelry stores online, and offline; it can make jewelry shopping daunting. Where does one start? Thankfully, there is a fabulous online jewelry shop, which also has a home shopping channel on TV, that is filled with jewelry in all price ranges named Love that!


Pictured: How fabulous is this Moissanite Fire™ necklace! My daughter loves how it sparkles. This necklace will make a fabulous gift this holiday season for that special someone, you can find it online here. is an amazing one-stop-shop for holiday gift shopping. They have everything you could possibly want to find from affordable costume jewelry, up through estate-worthy pieces you would want to pass along to your grand-kids. It is like jewelry heaven!

While department stores, and many boutiques, offer jewelry choices; they tend to be limited. Therefore, I prefer to check out They have so many choices; there is something for everyone on my holiday gift list, including gifts for me too! Love!


Pictured: How fabulous are these earrings! I have been wearing them almost every day this season. They would make a great gift for the Fashionista on your list! You can find them online here. Similar gold studs can be found online here.

I have already started picking out pieces for myself, but I need to get serious about shopping for my loved ones! In the layout below, I have featured my favorite jewelry pieces to give this Christmas, and holiday season. These are in addition to the three featured in photographs throughout this post. They will make the perfect gifts for my cousins, my Mom, and my BFF’s! Shhh, don’t tell them you got a sneak peek. It is supposed to be a surprise when they open the boxes!


My favorites pictured from top left: tanzanite bypass ring / amethyst hoops / jadeite pendant / garnet tennis bracelet / artisan tanzanite and silver ring / Kunzite ring / three-stone amethyst ring / amethyst solitaire ring / Tanzanite ring / garnet cluster ring / volcanic quartz and silver ring / rutilated quartz pendant has so many fabulous jewelry items which are both on trend, and classic. Here are a few for under $100 which will make great gifts this holiday season.


Gifts under $100 pictured from top left: fringe clutch / silver hoops / three-stone kyanite ring / canary diamond simulant ring / Raiders cufflinks / ruby ring / silver dangle earrings / yellow diamond simulant tennis bracelet / 49ers cufflinks / red bead bracelet / diamond simulant tennis necklace / watch set / jewelry box

There are also so many fabulous luxury items at Here are my favorite luxurious jewelry pieces from the shop; psst-you can tell my hubby to check these out now! 😉


Luxury gifts pictured from top left: champagne diamond ring / tsavorite tennis bracelet / diamond eternity band / diamond hoop earrings / ruby earrings / tanzanite ring / rutilated quartz pendant / Tahitian pearl ring / emerald ring / artisan pink opal necklace / diamond cocktail ring / Tahitian pearl necklace

My daughters absolutely love jewelry too. just so happens to have a huge selection of jewelry for children too. Below are my favorites; my daughters might find a few under the tree this Christmas!


Children’s gifts pictured from top left: heart earrings / bow bangle / music notes ring / puppy stud earrings / teapot necklace / crown ring / watch / treble clef stud earrings / flower ring / flower earrings / cupcake stud earrings / small hoop earrings

This is the best time of year to start your holiday shopping. I always try to be done before Thanksgiving, then I can enjoy all the holiday parties, and concentrate on having fun! You can find more fabulous gift items from online by visiting

Happy shopping, and Happy Holidays!

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Top trends for spring 2017 from NYFW

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Photo courtesy of Desigual / Desigual spring 2017 NYFW runway

The spring 2017 runway at New York Fashion Week left us with a whole new set of fashion trends to think about, and to covet, for the upcoming warm weather season. Designers in New York introduced a whole new set of designs for spring 2017, incorporating trends from seasons’ past, as well as new, fresh looks. Loved it!

Let’s start with the overall vibe of New York Fashion Week spring 2017. Over the past several seasons we have looked at 1970s silhouettes, and inspiration. There was still an element from the 1970s on many of New York’s catwalks, but the 1970s look is starting to go by the wayside as we move into 2017. Designers are starting to seek 1960s inspiration, 1990s inspiration, and mixing it together into a romantic, nouveau nautical, and/or menswear look.

What is nouveau nautical you ask? Well, it is what I am naming the large amount of horizontal stripes on the runways of New York for spring 2017. These aren’t the yacht club’s nautical stripes, these are bold, colorful, whimsical, and sometimes unorthodox horizontal stripes. If it’s horizontal, it’s hot for spring 2017. Which brings us to “HOT TREND” number one. horizontal stripes!

Horizontal Stripes

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Vivienne Hu spring 2017. See full article here.

Horizontal stripes were splashed all over the runways for spring 2017 in New York. As mentioned above, they are not-so-nautical. Look for multi-colored vertical stripes, varying sized stripes, and horizontal stripes like you have never seen before! This is the hot trend for spring 2017 to watch for.


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Irina Vitjaz spring 2017 NYFW

Designers were in a romantic mood for spring 2017. There were shades of blush, soft ruffles, flowing fabrics, and an overall feeling you should be sitting in a Parisian cafe gazing lovingly into the eyes of your significant other. Look for flowing fabrics, ruffles, blush pink (yes again!), and 1960s inspiration which is romantic; yet evokes a vintage, European vibe.

Asymmetrical lines and Twisted fabrics


Nicholas K spring 2017 NYFW, photo courtesy of Nicholas K press

Designers twisted and turned fabrics for the spring 2017 season. In addition to asymmetrical hemlines, and overall lines, fabrics were ruched, twisted, and manipulated into dresses, skirts, tops, and the like. Get ready to be a pretzel for spring 2017!

Denim Anything and Everything

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Demoo Parkchoonmo spring 2017 NYFW full post here

Designers loved denim this season! Look for anything and everything you can think of in denim. Denim is not just a regular pair of jeans this season, look for patchwork, asymmetrical hems, twisted denim, embellished denim, and more! Think, and buy, denim.


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Cynthia Rowley spring 2017 NYFW 

Raise your hand of you wore a jumper in the 1990s? Mine is waaaaay up! This was a HOT trend in the mid-1990s. Jumpers over tee-shirts or blouses or thin sweaters or shirts was du rigueur. It is also going to be du rigueur for the spring 2017 season. Designers jumped on this trend for the spring 2017 season, not to mention it was already on the streets in New York where fashion week guests layered silk slip dresses over shirts and tees while attending the shows. This is a trend you can wear now, and well into spring 2017. Get ready to layer!

Spring 2017 Accessories

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Marissa Webb spring 2017 NYFW full post here

Accessories for spring 2017 are changing. While shoe styles remain the same, jewelry and handbags are going to be different as we move into the new year.

Jewelry: BIG earrings are HOT HOT HOT for spring 2017. As for statement necklaces, well, not so much. Rings and bracelets will also be large, bold, and noticeable.

Shoes: Shoes are staying comfortable for the spring 2017 season. Look for menswear inspired loafers, flats, and block heels. Keep to the block heels! Stilettos need not apply.

Keep it street with Adidas vintage-inspired sneakers, such as this pair (IT shoe alert!), or skate sneakers.

Slides are also hot, practice walking in them now!

Tie-up, or lace-up shoes are still around, but they should be on your keep list, not your buy list. Wear them out instead of replacing them. 2017 might be their last year.

Handbags: Gone are the days of the micro-bag. Most spring 2017 runway bags were medium. Look for duffel-style satchels, totes, boxy bags which are reminiscent of trunks or binocular cases, shoulder bags/saddle bags, and fringe. Long live fringe!

Other Notable Trends for Spring 2017

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Taoray Wang spring 2017 NYFW

There are other trends for spring 2017 which are notable. Here they are!

*Spring 2017 is going to be all about dresses. Separates can take a backseat to dress after dress. Invest in a dress!

*The color palette includes all-white, all-black, military green, grey, blush (yes, again!), any metallic hue, red, bright pink, shades of blue, and red paired with green (the horror! yes, we are all going to look like Christmas trees, yikes! I plan to avoid this one, just so ya know!) Pantone’s top ten color’s for spring 2017 are shown below. Although it does not show red, I did see quite a bit of red on the runways; perhaps it is number eleven?

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*Blazers are the IT jacket of the season, followed by Moto jackets. Go rebel, or go structured, it’s your choice!

*Fringe is still hot! Keep your boho-chic fringe and re-work it into a more structured, less boho look for spring 2017. Fringe is no longer hippie for spring, it got a job, and is now yuppie.

*Embellishments, brocade, and decadent fabrications are still hot as we move into spring. Keep it all!

*Leather, leather, and uh, oh yeah, leather! Did I mention leather is a trend for spring? I didn’t? Oops, leather is hot for spring 2017.

*Hemlines are rising. Start going to spin class now!

*Athleisure is continuing from now into spring 2017. Look for more leisure suits, athleisure suits, bomber jackets, street sneakers, windbreakers, and sweatpants you won’t actually want to sweat in.

That’s a wrap! I will start to cover the trends which make it from the runways to the streets as stores start to stock spring 2017. In the meantime, you can use this as a guide to start wearing the hottest runway trends from New York for spring 2017, right now! Love that!

What are your favorite runway trends for spring 2017 from New York?

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