kendra scott


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. 😉

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

summer outfit on salesmall chloe faye

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


Windblown on the beach in a floral jumpsuit for summer

summer floral jumpsuit how to wear jumpsuit over 40how to style floral jumpsuithow to wear a jumpsuitsmal chloe fayehow to wear a floral jumpsuit

wearing: Chanel sunglasses / YSL lipstick / rose gold dangle earrings / floral jumpsuit (under $140!!) / Chloe handbag / rose gold cuff / summer nail polish / black leather watch / pink platform wedge espadrilles (so comfy!!)

Jumpsuits are everywhere this summer season! I have always been afraid of trying to wear a jumpsuit. I am only 5’4″ which is on the cusp of being petite. This puts me in a position where I often find petite clothing does not fit, yet regular sized clothing is too large for my short frame. When it comes to a jumpsuit, this poses a problem since petite jumpsuits do not offer enough room in the torso, and regular sized jumpsuits are too long.

I keep seeing people wearing jumpsuits; and they look so cute! This inspired me to just bite the bullet and try to make a regular sized jumpsuit work; after all, you can alter something too large, but you cannot add to something which is too short.

This floral jumpsuit for summer caught my eye; plus the price was right. I took a chance and ordered it online. Of course when it arrived, I noticed it was too long. This was an easy fix. I could either shorten it, or I could be lazy and wear it with platform espadrilles; I chose the latter.

Since I am long-waisted, and typically wear regular sizes on top, and petite on the bottom, this worked out perfectly for the jumpsuit. Apparently I CAN wear a regular size jumpsuit due to my long waist! Yay! The jersey fabric turned out to be extremely comfortable and easy to wear.

As you can tell, I am at the beach! We snapped these photos after dinner during our recent trip to Los Angeles. We enjoyed a yummy Italian dinner at Mangiamo’s in Manhattan Beach. The wind was blowing extremely hard; and it started to get a little bit chilly after dinner. Despite the cool, windy weather, my ten-year-old daughter snapped these photos for me on the beach. The lighting wasn’t optimal, but she did a great job!

If you are looking for a comfortable jumpsuit which is easy to pack in a suitcase, and stays wrinkle-free, this jumpsuit is perfect! The price is right too.

What do you think of the current jumpsuit trend? Will you be jumping on it this season?

Stay tuned! I have a recap post coming up next week which details our recent road trip to Los Angeles, and all the fun things we saw, and did!

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

how to wear a jumpsuit when you are short small black choe fayeover 40 style blog

 


Mother’s Day Gift Guide to Santana Row 2017

It is that time of year again! Time to find that perfect somethin’ somethin’ for Mom. Well, there is no reason to stress out over finding the perfect gift for Mom this upcoming Mother’s Day. Santana Row, once again, has you covered.

First off, Mom should not have to cook on Mother’s Day. Thankfully, Santana Row has several fabulous restaurants to bring Mom to, so she can enjoy a meal prepared by someone other than herself. If you are seeking the perfect Mother’s Day brunch, Left Bank or Village California Bistro will have the perfect brunch for Mom on her special day. For the Mom who loves pasta, I highly recommend Maggiano’s. Perhaps Mom wants something a little more upbeat? Blowfish Sushi is the place to take her; and be sure to order the Pyramid of Tartare and the Ritso Roll. Yummy!! Mother’s Day at Santana Row restaurants is popular, for obvious reasons, so be sure to make a reservation through Open Table in order to ensure you won’t have to wait for a table.

If you are seeking more casual dining options, I highly recommend Tacolicious or Veggie Grill. YUM! When it is time for dessert, Smitten Ice Cream or Cocola will warm Mom’s heart; and satisfy her sweet tooth.

Has life been a little stressful for Mom lately? Why not treat her to a spa day at Burke-Williams Spa! She will LOVE it!

Of course, treating Mom to a yummy meal, and relaxing spa day, are both fabulous things to do, but you will still want to treat her to something special she can open when she wakes up in the morning on Mother’s Day. So I put together a Mother’s Day Gift Guide to Santana Row so you can rest assured you have found her the perfect somethin’ somethin’ for her special day. Oh, and if my kids or husband reads this; take notes! Hint, hint 😉

Kit & Ace

Kit & Ace is a fabulous men’s and women’s shop on Santana Row which offers high tech cashmere and fabrics. They have clothing which is machine washable; so perfect for the busy Mom who does not have time to run back and forth to the dry cleaners. Love that!

This is the perfect place to find Mom a scarf, jacket, sweater, or closet staple she will reach for every day of her life. Every time she reaches for her Kit & Ace piece, she will think of how fabulous you are! Now how’s that for the perfect Mother’s Day gift. I’m eyeing those scarves; just in case my family is reading this 😉

To learn more about Kit & Ace, please visit their shop on Santana Row..

Jest Jewels

Jest Jewels is the place for finding a unique and special gift for Mom. They have the most beautiful pictures frames. Why not frame a photo which captures a special day or time you and Mom shared? She will love the personal thought, as well as the beautiful picture frame. Jest Jewels also has a section stocked with fabulous Mother’s Day themed gifts. Love the “Home is where you Mom is” mug! Also, these hats are perfect for a relaxing day by the pool, or at the beach, for Mom. Believe me, she needs a relaxing day by the pool or beach! A-hem, if my family is reading this, I want the “Just Chillin” hat. Thank you.

To learn more about Jest Jewels, and see all of their fabulous gift ideas, visit their shop on Santana Row.

Vera Bradley

Speaking of Mom needing to relax, why not head over to Vera Bradley for a vacation themed gift! She would love a travel backpack stocked with a hat, water bottle, and towel for the beach. Vera Bradley has the best poolside, or beach, accessories. I love the fun prints!

Don’t forget to include plane tickets to Hawaii, Jamaica, or any exotic location. If you prefer a local, staycation getaway, create your own car trip tickets to Capitola, Santa Cruz, or Stinson Beach. Then, slip your homemade tickets into a beach getaway bag. She will love it! I would like the yellow tote pictured above, and any of the towels; just in case my family is reading this. 😉

To learn more about Vera Bradley, check out their shop on Santana Row or visit their website.

Kendra Scott

All Mothers love Kendra Scott. I repeat, all Mothers love Kendra Scott. You cannot go wrong with something from Kendra Scott. The shop at Santana Row just got in the summer collection, and let me tell you, it is fabulous. Look for these tassel earrings, or the classic Harlow necklace in summer stones and metals.

If you cannot decide, or you don’t see the perfect metal color and stone color combination for Mom, Kendra Scott can fix that for you! They have a “Color Bar” in-store where you can design the perfect ring, necklace, bracelet, or pair of earrings for Mom; and they will assemble it right there on-the-spot for you! Love that!

Be sure to check out Kendra Scott’s shop on Santana Row, or visit her website for more information.

If you really cannot decide what to get Mom for Mother’s Day, it’s OK. Santana Row offers gift cards, in any denomination of your choice through the concierge, or online here.

For more information about Santana Row, please visit SantanaRow.com

Happy Mother’s Day!

*brought to you by Santana Row, all thoughts and opinions are my own.