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Father’s Day Gift Guide to Santana Row 2017

Father’s Day is almost here! This means it is time to find the perfect gift to let Dad know how special he has been your whole life. Thankfully, Santana Row in San Jose has the best selection of gift ideas for Father’s Day, as well as ways to give Dad a special day on the Row.

Before giving your Father his special Dad’s Day gift, why not treat him to brunch or lunch on the Row? LB Steak and Rosie McCann’s offer great menu’s Dad is sure to love. After a fabulous meal, why not treat your Father to a spa treatment at Burke-Wiliams! Yes, men go to the spa too; and they love it!

If he loves dessert, and most Dads do, why not treat him to a yummy sweet treat at Cocola after his spa treatment! Then, it will be the perfect time to present to him that fabulous gift you found at Santana Row! Love it!

Without further adieu, here are a few gift ideas for Father’s Day at Santana Row:

Tommy Bahama, for the Dad with wanderlust

Tommy Bahama is perfect for the Father who really needs a vacation. Why not give Dad this beautiful travel bag filled with an outfit perfect for a relaxing beach getaway, and tickets for flying there!

Be sure to stop by the Tommy Bahama shop on Santana Row for travel related gifts, or fabulous clothing for casual days. Whatever you choose, your Father will love it!

Tesla, for the Dad who feels the need, the need for speed!

Does Dad like fast things? Is he into the latest technological innovations? Why not schedule a test drive for your Father to try out every tech guy’s dream car; the Tesla. This is the ultimate IT car for Silicon Valley, so let Dad take a test drive; or better yet, surprise him with one in his favorite color on Father’s Day! Be sure to stop by the Tesla showroom at Santana Row to learn more; or call Tesla at 408-249-2815

Bonobos for the Father who wants to look good

from top: dress shirts / blazer / ties / casual shirts

Bonobos is shopping in the future. It is a beautiful showroom where you can see the clothing in person, try on a few things, and order them online. The store will place your order for you, and then your new outfit will be delivered to your doorstep. This is so convenient, I mean, who carries shopping bags anymore? I’m waiting for a store like this to open for women! But I digress, this post is about the Dad’s!

You can find fabulous clothing for both the office, and the weekend, at Bonobos. Your Father will love anything you find here! My daughter already picked up a tie for my hubby for Father’s Day. It’s the perfect gift destination! Be sure to stop by the Bonobos shop at Santana Row to learn more about the shopping concept of the future, and of course, to find the perfect gift!

Donald J Pliner, because men love shoes too

from top: loafers / belts / dress shoes / slip-on sneakers / moccasins / belts

Women are not the only people who love shoes, men love them too! Men also need new shoes; constantly! Donald J Pliner has high-quality shoes for men, many of which are on sale right now! You can find casual loafers, office-ready dress loafers, casual and comfortable moccasins, and cutting-edge cool slip-on sneakers. Dad will love whichever pair you choose! Be sure to stop into Donald J Pliner at Santana Row to find the perfect pair of shoes for Dad this Father’s Day!

Still not sure what to get? Why not give Dad a gift card to Santana Row in any denomination. You can purchase one at the concierge at Santana Row or online here. To learn more about Santana Row, please visit SantanaRow.com

*thank you to Santana Row for sponsoring this post. all thoughts, ideas, and opinions are my own


Pink ruffle sleeves on a cool spring day

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Wearing: Kendra Scott earrings / YSL lipstick / pink ruffle top c/o SheIn (under $20!!) / Chanel spring nail polish / watch c/o Welly Merck (use code BAF20 to save 20%) / rose gold ring / boyfriend jeans (similar here) / tote c/o Boutique Mexico /  suede slides c/o Donald J Pliner

One of the biggest trends this year is tiered ruffle sleeves. Ruffle sleeves seem to be everywhere for spring; despite the fact that they did not dominate the runways. This has turned into a trend which is well-loved by the street; unlike most street style trends, this is a flirty and feminine style trend. Love it!

I was thrilled to find this cute pink top with tiered ruffle sleeves for the spring season. Not only does it cost under $20, it is right on trend. The fabric is easy to to iron and stays wrinkle-free after ironing. I ironed this top, and then wore it  to run errands for about three hours before my daughter snapped these pictures; and it looks great! Love that!

Isn’t this tote bag cute?! There is a huge trend right now towards couture from Mexico. It is one of the hottest up-and-coming regions for hand-made fashion. This tote was hand-made in Talum, Mexico. I have a full review of this tote and the company coming up on the blog this Friday-so stay tuned!

If you are looking for a graduation gift, Mother’s Day gift, Father’s Day gift, or a gift for yourself, check out this Welly Merck watch. You can save 20% off your purchase with coupon code BAF20. My full review is online here.

Back to this tiered ruffle sleeve top, I have fallen in love with this spring trend. I know I will find myself wearing this top often this spring; and on cool summer days when the fog rolls in over the Santa Cruz Mountains. You can find this fun and flirty top for under $20 online here.

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Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy


Donald J Pliner spring 2017 at Santana Row

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Pictured: mules / espadrilles

Shoes, shoes, glorious shoes! There are so many fabulous shoes at Donald J Pliner for spring 2017! Over the weekend I met up with a few fabulous local bloggers to preview and shop the new spring 2017 collection from Donald J Pliner. Can I just tell you, it is so amazing!!!

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Pictured: booties (fall 2016) / clutch (spring 2017) (in store only) / mules (spring 2017) (in store only)

I fell in love with the entire collection which not only fits in with the current shoe trends from the runways for spring 2017, but also stays true to everything we love about Donald J Pliner; fit, fashion, comfort, quality, luxury, and fun! Love!

How fabulous are the three piece above! Although the booties are from fall, they are still perfect for early spring when the weather isn’t always warm. I love how all three of these pieces sparkle and shine. They are fabulous! I am eyeing those mules for spring. Love!

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Pictured:  high heel caged sandals

Donald J Pliner has amazing styles for every occasion. These beautiful sandals are so perfect for a warm evening, or to spice up a daytime outfit. I really want a pair in black for spring. They are so amazing!

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Pictured: clutch / metallic mules / cork mules

I love these classic and chic mules! How cute is the clutch too! Metallic hues are hotter than hot for spring 2017. Love!

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Pictured: platform sandals / clutch / belt (in store only)

Neutrals are the new black for spring, and these three pieces deliver on spring’s hottest color trend. Aren’t they fabulous! Those sandals are amazing, and they are so comfortable! Also on my spring 2017 wish list. Love!

From left: Erica Luo / myself (outfit details here) / Rommelyn- The Stunning Post / Dawn- Fashion Should Be Fun

The Donald J Pliner spring 2017 launch event at Santana Row was so much fun! The shop offered yummy bites, Pliner Punch, and live music. We also got a in-depth tour of the spring 2017 collection; which is fabulous of course!

It was really fun to meet up with my friends Dawn and Rommelyn. I also loved meeting local blogger Erica Luo, she was so nice! Be sure to check out all of their blogs too! They all embody our local style here in the Bay Area.

Now you might be wondering, with all these fabulous shoes I keep talking about, which pair came home with me? Well. . .

There is definitely a really cute pair of shoes in this box. If you follow me on Instagram or Snapchat, you might already know what is inside. I can’t wait to show you the pretty pair I picked out for my spring wardrobe!

No peeking by scrolling!! I see you scrolling. . .OK, go ahead and scroll 😉

Voila! Aren’t they fabulous! I love these mules because they are a neutral color and simple, chic design; yet the heel offers something fresh and fabulous to the overall style. I also love the height provided by the heel. Love!

You can find my new pair of Donald J Pliner shoes online here. You can also find them in black online here.

You know, Donald J Pliner also has fabulous shoes and belts for men too! I already spotted a few styles I belive my husband needs in his closet for spring. Keep scrolling, these are so amazing!

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Pictured: neutral slip-on sneaker (in store only) / cobalt slip-on sneaker (in store only)

There is something for every male taste for spring at Donald J Pliner. If your man likes to have fun with his shoes, there are many styles he will find in this collection to suit his taste. There also happen to be classic styles, which is more my husband’s speed.

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Pictured: lace up sneakers (in store only) / loafers (in store only) / high top sneakers (in store only)

The embellishments, the ombre, and the luxurious details make Donald J Pliner’s spring 2017 men’s collection something amazing. I love the subtle details in his shoes. Of course, all of his shoes are extremely comfortable; and men demand comfort and quality; something Donald J Pliner provides.

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Pictured: navy tie shoes / brown tie shoes

Again, look at the details! Love all of these men’s shoes for spring. Which pair is your favorite?

All in all, the spring 2017 collection from Donald J Pliner is nothing short of amazing. If you are local to the San Francisco Bay Area, definitely stop by their shop at Santana Row and check out the whole collection in person. If you are not local, you can view the collection online here.

Which pairs are your favorites?

*I received a pair of shoes in exchange for this post. All thought and opinions are my own.