Bay Area Fashion


Kendra Scott Santana Row celebrates one year on the row

Kendra Scott is celebrating one year at Santana Row! In order to celebrate their anniversary, the Kendra Scott team threw a fun party which included a gift with purchase if you spent $75 in-store. The gift was a beautiful gold and turquoise bracelet. Love!

In addition to a gift with purchase, from 1pm-4pm last Saturday, Kendra Scott donated 20% of sales to the Junior League of San Jose. If you have been following me for awhile, you might remember I am a Sustainer in the Junior League. It means so much to me that one of my favorite brands is so supportive of a non-profit organization which is near and dear to my heart. Kendra Scott is always giving generously to various charity organizations throughout Silicon Valley, it is so refreshing and inspiring to see a large brand take a keen interest in the community. It makes me want to support them back; and I do!

pictured: necklaces / dangle earrings / stud earrings / gem picture frame

It was a lot of fun to catch up with many of the ladies I have known through volunteer work for well over a decade at the event. Then, a few minutes after I arrived, my friend Dawn from Fashion Should Fun showed up! Yay! I loved being able to introduce her to my friends from the Junior League. They are all such nice ladies, it was great to be able to introduce everyone.

Although people make the event, Kendra Scott left no stone unturned to throw a fabulous party. There were delicious light bites, yummy donuts, fun fruit juice concoctions, and a DJ. It is entirely possible a few of us were wiggling to the music a little bit. ūüėČ

In addition to the party, there was some shopping to be done! I will always shop when I know it benefits a great charity and also to support a business who supports our community.

pictured: Rita (you might remember she went to NYFW with me in 2013 and 2014), our fabulous President Marsha, and myself.

pictured: Harlow necklace (these stones look amazing in person-I wish these photos showed how cool these stones are!) / turquoise earrings (on my wish list) / bracelet stack / dangle earrings / gem tray

These strawberries were so delicious! There was also a light bite which was a mushroom stuffed with crab. Oh my! They were so good!!!

Kendra Scott’s summer 2017 collection: ¬†nail polish / bracelets / thin cuff / wide cuff (this is the cuff I wear all the time in my outfit posts!) / turquoise and gold necklace / leather bracelet

There was a Polaroid station at the event. Dawn and I took a couple of photos. It was so much fun and reminded us of back in the day when we owned Polaroid cameras. I wonder if I still have mine stashed away somewhere?? haha

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All in all, the party was so much fun! It was the beginning of our current heat wave, so I wanted to make sure I wore something comfortable. I decided to wear a lightweight, pale pink basic tee with my favorite floral wrap skirt. This skirt by the way, is on major sale! Here are my outfit details:

YSL lipstick / ivory earrings / pale pink tee (promo pricing-such a great deal!) / necklace c/o Kendra Scott / Kendra Scott cuff / nail polish / Chloe bag / floral wrap skirt (on major sale!!!) / black wedge espadrilles

Now, you might be wondering what I snapped up at the party? Maybe just a little? I purchased a pair of Elle earrings and a sparkling, rose gold bracelet. I earned the turquoise cuff as a gift with purchase and Kendra Scott also gifted me a nail polish and a rose gold Y-Necklace. You can see my new pieces in the scroll widget below. What is your current favorite piece by Kendra Scott for summer?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy


Playful casual summer look

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wearing: mother of pearl and rose gold earrings / Chanel summer lipstick / Chanel sunglasses / white ruffle top  (under $60!) / rose gold cuff / Essie summer nail polish c/o / black leather strap and rose gold watch / boyfriend jeans / Givenchy Antigona / black espadrille wedges (under $100!!)

It is entirely possible I am obsessed with this season’s ruffle trend. I have stocked up on four tops this year with ruffles! I’m not counting peplum as ruffles; do you count peplum as ruffles? It¬†seems like a lot of pieces from one trend, but when you love something, why not go all in!

You might be tired of seeing me in my boyfriend jeans, after all, I have owned them for a couple of years now, but they really work well with all of the ruffle tops I’ve aquired for 2017; and they create a daytime ruffle look which is comfortable and easy to wear. When paired with skinny jeans, I find ruffle tops take on more of an evening look; at least here in the Bay Area.

I wore this summer ruffle top outfit to meet up with my friend Dawn from FashionShouldBeFun.com. She is one of my best blogging buddies, and she has turned out to be a great friend! If you are not already following her, be sure to follow along!

We met up at Pizza Antica at Santana Row for lunch to catch up on life, and talk about new trends in web design. When you blog, you work alone, so it is nice to have other blogger friends to talk to about things like web design, and other business topics related to blogging. I’m always looking for ways to tweak my site to make it easier for you navigate, if you have any suggestions, likes/dislikes, feel free to leave them in the comments below!

After lunch, I went home and finished planning our summer camp schedule. I am a little frightened at how many camps I signed my kids up for! We have art camp, baseball camp, archery camp, tennis camp, lego camp, and writing classes! Whew! I might need to clone myself to drive my kids to and from all their camps this summer!!

This ruffle top was perfect for my busy day since the fabric was comfortable, and the off-the-shoulder sleeve actually stayed off without constantly popping over-the-shoulder like so many tops do! It can also be worn with both shoulders down, but I like how it looks one up, one down. Although it sustained a few wrinkles, they were not that noticeable, and super easy to iron out when I got home. I cannot believe it was under $60!! I think it will look cute dressed up this summer with a black pencil skirt for more of an evening look, and a small black shoulder bag.

Have you scheduled out your summer yet? Have you ever over-scheduled summer like me? (searching for beach days!!)

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

*photo credit by Dawn/Fashion Should Be Fun

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Casual summer pants

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wearing: rose gold earrings / Chanel sunglasses / Chanel summer lipstick / black linen tee / rose gold cuff / Essie summer nail polish / Mansur Gavriel bag / black leather strap watch / blue printed pants (comfortable-under $100!!) / black espadrille wedges (so comfy-under $100!!)

It is that time of year when the weather gets warmer, and the days get busier! Seriously, May has been crazy! My kids have had irregular schedules with extra activities, end of year events; and don’t get me started on my son’s ever-changing baseball play-off schedule! Ahh! When rest isn’t in my schedule, I need my clothing to be comfortable so that it can move quickly with me!

There is something comfortable about loose, lightweight pants. I love wearing pants which are not constricting, and have the same feel as pajamas; without the warm flannel fabric. These pants are fabulous because they are wide-leg, lightweight, and easy to throw in the washing machine. The big benefit of these pants? They are so comfortable! They are quickly becoming my go-to pants on casual, busy days!

My kids do not finish school until the second week of May. I am so thankful we were able to take a few quick trips during May to Disneyland, and then to Tahoe. The relaxing getaways were exactly what we all needed! Now, when do baseball play-offs end? I have no clue! New games seems to pop onto my schedule with less then two days notice. They may never end! Can baseball last forever? haha

My daughter snapped these pictures for me before we enjoyed a yummy lunch at Sushi Confidential in downtown Campbell the other day. It was the first time we have ever eaten there. To be frank, I never tried it because the name was not in Japanese. I assumed the sushi would taste like a taco at an American burger joint. I was wrong! The sushi is really good, and the fish is extremely fresh! Loved it! If you are local, you must try¬†Sushi Confidential in Campbell! It’s so good!!

How is your May going? Do you find your schedule impossibly busy this month too?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

comfortable pants for hot days