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For those about to rock

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Wearing: Gorjana earrings (sold out, also love this pair) / Chanel spring lipstick / vintage AC/DC tee, here is a cute one, more choices below / Kendra Scott ring / Gucci belt / JW Anderson Pierce bag / jeans c/o Bridge & Boro (last seen here) / Chanel spring nail polish / Valentino heels (old, also love this pair and this pair under $150)

One of my favorite activities with my friends in the 1990s was attending concerts. I loved seeing live music, and being able to hear the musicians play in person; without any studio enhancements. This was before modern artists lip-synced on stage and used other “helpers” to perform. Bands used to play raw. If the singer had a strained voice, you could hear it, if someone hit a wrong note, you heard that too. It was fun and made the music real; it all came to life.

If I had some extra cash, I would purchase a tee-shirt from the concert as a memento. I always wore my shirt proudly to school the Monday after a concert, and I would integrate it into my wardrobe. Once I got to college, band tee’s were not really “cool” anymore, so I folded mine up and stored them; after all, they were my mementos.

Fast forward to 2017 and I see people wearing band tee’s again! Love it! So I found two in my coffers and decided to re-integrate them into my wardrobe for the spring season. I love vintage pieces with meaning, as well as sharing my music taste!

AC/DC was one of my favorite groups when I was in high school. I saw them in concert twice! Once at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, and once in Oakland; The Razor’s Edge tour and also the Money Talks tour. My love for the band’s music has never wavered, and I will always enjoy listening to their albums. My eight-year-old son has also taken a liking to AC/DC and he loves “Back in Black.” It is fun to be able to share my favorite music with my kids. I hope they enjoy music from my generation, as well as their own.

There is so much good music from all periods in time. I enjoy everything from Opera to classic pop to classic rock to modern music. Every musical genre has it’s own special flavor; music makes the world go round!

What is your favorite type of music? Do you have any favorite music groups that have withstood time?

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Thanks for stopping by and rock on!

XOXO

Cathy

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eShakti denim jumper

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Wearing: Kendra Scott earrings / Chanel spring lipstick / Gap turtleneck / denim jumper c/o eShakti (sold out, visit eShakti.com for more options) / faux shearling jacket (on major sale!!) / JW Anderson handbag / Kendra Scott ring / Kendra Scott nail polish / Gucci spring slides

Jumpers were a huge trend on the runways of New York Fashion Week. In addition to being a hot runway trend, fashion insiders were already wearing the trend on the streets of New York Fashion Week in September. This my friends, is a trend you cannot ignore.

When eShakti approached me to test out one of their custom fit dresses, I jumped at the chance. They have this fabulous denim jumper as part of their dress collection; and it is ideal for transitioning from winter into spring. Not to mention, it is a denim jumper which combines two hot spring trends; denim and jumpers. Love that!

There is something about a jumper which reminds me of my childhood. I went to Catholic school for a few years and we had to wear jumpers. In addition to my school uniform, jumpers were a popular fashion trend in the 1980’s, and well into the early 1990’s when jumpers transformed from thick strapped dresses over blouses into spaghetti strapped dresses over tee shirts. But there is something more grown-up about the trend this time around.

This time, the jumper trend does not have rules. You can wear anything underneath any sized strappy dress and it is “street style” approved. I love this denim jumper by eShakti since it combines the denim trend, the jumper trend, and a custom fit which is fabulous for shorter gals like me.

When you order from eShakti, they ask you where you want the dress to hit you on your leg, how tall you are, and for any modifications. For this denim jumper, the length could be maxi, midi, or mini. I chose above the knee. They also ask how tall you are, so this helps ensure the hemline hits in the right place. Works like a charm!

I wasn’t thinking about what I planned to wear underneath this jumper when I ordered it. When worn over a turtleneck, as in this post, the dress is a bit snug. Worn alone, which I plan to do in warmer months, it fits perfectly. If you plan to layer a form fitting jumper, or any jumper for that matter, order one size up to leave room for what you plan to wear underneath.

This isn’t the first time I have ordered from eShakti. I have a fun pink skirt from them I ordered a few years ago. The quality is quite good for the pricing. The fabric holds up after being washed, and the stitching stays in place. I am pleased with how well their clothing is made.

My denim jumper is sold out, but there are plenty more jumpers, including denim jumpers, in stock from eShakti. For more customizable clothing options, visit eShakti.com.

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Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

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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 DanielWellington.com) / 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 DanielWellington.com, 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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Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

*Photos by Laura Adney/Have Need Want

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