summer 2017


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

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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


Athleisure dress for summer

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wearing:  Chanel summer lipstick / bold turquoise and hold earrings / black hoodie athleisure dress (under $100!!) / Givenchy handbag / summer nail polish / black leather watch / Adidas sneakers in rose gold

My ten-year-old daughter snapped these pictures when we were in Los Angeles last week. We took them just before leaving the hotel to go to the California Science Center where we saw the space shuttle Endeavour on display. This was especially exciting for my nine-year-old son who wants to be an astronaut when he grows up!

The California Science Center requires quite a bit of walking, therefore, I wanted to make sure I was dressed in something comfortable. This hoodie athleisure dress was perfect for the day. The fabric is soft, and breathable, for warm weather. It also does not wrinkle! Love that!

Of course, when you are walking and standing a lot, comfortable shoes are a must. These sneakers by Adidas have turned into my go-to comfort shoes when we go out on family vacations, or day trips. They provide ample arch support, and cushioned comfort. Love!

I am so happy that athleisure is a trend right now! Remember the days when sneakers were frowned upon? There once was a time when wearing sneakers with shorts or leggings made you look like a tourist from BFD who didn’t know how to dress. Now, this is the style! It is uber-cool to walk around in street sneakers with leggings, shorts; or any athleisure look! As long as you look clean, put together, and not sloppy, the athleisure trend looks and feel fabulous!

What are your thoughts on the athleisure trend right now? Is this something you love? Or are you old-school and think sneakers should be left at the gym?

Stay tuned! My LA trip recap is coming up this week; and it will include details about our visit to the California Science Center, and seeing the space shuttle Endeavour in person!!

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

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Windblown on the beach in a floral jumpsuit for summer

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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

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