Fashion Island's StyleweekOC With Simply Recap

Hi, Loves!
So, I have been meaning to share this post with you all for a while now. I figured I better get to it before this month ends. Last month, I had the privilege of attending Fashion Island's  StyleweekOC with Simply. I love all of Simply's events and workshops so when they asked me to sit on the home panel, it was a no brainer. 
Styleweek OC was a two day event but I only attend the second day. You can see more of what went down both days on Simply website. I made my way down to Orange County, a 1.5 hour drive my Los Angeles and checked in to Island Hotel Newport Beach. This hotel is just so fab and has the perfect touch of chic and relaxation for their guests. After a good night's rest, we began the next day for brunch at Fig and Olive. The food was absolutely delicious and filled with flavor. We enjoyed a mini runway show as we ate and mingled with old and new friends. 
Once we were done serving our palate, we made our way over to Fashion Island where the event was held. Fashion Island is a shoppers dream- everything you want to make your life utterly fabulous is there. 
The set up was absolutely beautiful and I am sure I wasn't the only one who felt they were living in a Pinterest dream. 
There were three panels; Fashion, Home, & Beauty. I sat on the home panel and we talked about home trends such as bringing outside life into your home, metallics, and furniture knobs. Oh, I so wish all of you were there. Not only was it a beautiful event but a wealth of fabulous and useful information was right at your fingertips from industry and your favorite bloggers. Audrina Partridge spoke on the Beauty Panel and Catt Sadler spoke on the Fashion Panel. 
The last hour of the day I hosted an in store sip and shop for BCBG Max Ariza and it was so much fun. I talked fashion and style with shoppers, suggested pieces I thought would be amazing on them, and exchanged smiles and positive conversation. I enjoyed every minute of it. The staff was just so amazing and I have to say a big thank you to them and BCBG Max Ariza for dressing me in this fabulous dress, nude sandals, and beautiful necklace. 
The best part, my girlfriends were visiting that weekend and I got to share this magical day with them and their husbands. I'm already looking forward to next year and you should too. Keep you eyes glue on Simply's website for all things fabulous. They're now offering online sessions so you can access all their goodness from anywhere around the world.  
I hope you guys enjoyed this post. I hope you take from it that there are plenty of events that might be happening in your city that could be of great resource for you all. Sometimes, it's just about getting out there and meeting new people. This event was attend by mostly people shopping around Fashion Island going about their day. The tickets were free and many people got to take home goodie bags. 
Have a great week. 



Los Angeles Living: Museum Of Ice Cream & Wine Safari

Hi Loves! Happy weekend. I just wanted to pop in and share this post with you all. Last month a few of my friends were in town and we visited the Museum Of Ice Cream, Los Angeles. Now, you must have seen many pictures on social media about MOIC. It was so much fun. This is not only for kids, it's also for adults. I mean I was like a kid for a good fifty minutes.
This is a “museum” set up to honor the love of Ice Cream. Each room was decorated with fun bright colors and inspired by ice cream. Every wall was picturesque and the energy simply made you forget about the world and its issues. I encourage you to take yourself and your kids when it comes to your town if you do not live in Los Angeles. Go to their website for more information. 

Like I said, my friends were in town and we also visited Malibu Wine Safaris. I have been there before (Readthis post) and it was such a lovely experience I had to recommend that we go back there. My friends loved it. 

Los Angeles is such a beautiful city. There is so much to do and I really enjoy living here.
What's your favorite city in the world? 



Tips And Tricks To Shopping For Fall

Hi Loves!
So, I wanted to help you all save some money yet look chic and fab this Fall. It's so easy to see us Influencers wear the latest pieces in stores and then you get overwhelmed by how many new items we recommend every day, week, month... I personally do not want to see you all trying to empty your bank accounts, that is not #girlpower (goes for you too, guys). Instead, I strive to inspire you through my style. Maybe I am wearing dress that looks similar to something you have in your closet, then go shop your closet. Or, often I am hoping by sharing new brand for what's hot I build your awareness around what is out there for whenever you are ready to shop. That's my goal. 
Now, I recommend that if you wan too get a few pieces, you should shop early-mid season of each season. Being that we are still early Fall, here a a few recommendations & tips an tricks as you shop for the Fall

-Invest in a Faux-Fur Vest if you havent already. Keep the colors versatile so that you can wear it both Fall & Winter. I have owned this one for over three years now and I have worn it on this blog over an dover again. I wore it here in the winter of 2015 & my black with touch of white one worn in 2016 here. Here are a few reasonable priced options to shop this Fall:

-Pull out all of your past Fall colored dresses- Burgundy's, Mustard, Tortuous, Rust, Red, Orange, Earthy Tones. You don't need to buy new ones, these colors never go out of "Fall" style. Style them with ankle boots, over the knee boots, stockings, and coats. Here are a few affordable options if you are looking to shop new pieces:
Here's the one I'm wearing here (also in plus size here)

-If you don't own a plaid blanket scarf, you should get one. Nothing says Fall more than a plaid blanket scarf. It's so versatile and can take you look from blah to bam and you can use it as a blanket in him for even at the park.
Here are a few faves I found on Amazon:
Brown/Blue Fall Blanket Scarf
Blue/Orange Blanket Scarf
Orange/Green Blanket Scarf
Burgundy/Blush Blanket Scarf

You can look out for sales on Thursdays online. The dos popular weekend affordable sales stores are Old NavyH&MForever21MisguidedAsosPretty Little ThingAmazon, and Loft to name a few. One of my favorite anytime of year-always a sale store is Shein. However, Shein sizes are usually off. I suggest you use  tape measure to measure yourself and compare it to their measurements listed/ Also, pay attention tot he reviews, especially the one with photos of actual items bought on their site.

Macy's and Nordstrom are amazing department stores to shop online, too.

I recommend you do more shopping online than in store. Most stores give you 30 day return plus free returns. Others such as NordstromTargetMacy'sBloomingdales will give you 90 days to return. Also, you can almost always find a coupon online or free shipping.

One notable sale is Kate Spade 75% off sale. It usually pops up mid to late October. This is a great time to snag holiday gifts for family and friends.

Also, employ memberships such as Shop Runner or Amazon Prime for two day delivery. 
I Hope you found this post useful and let me know if you would like more of these posts. 
Have a great week.
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