Garden View.

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{{ shoes – Toms, clutch – Kate Spade sold out, similar here, sweater – Anthropologie}}

The weather was again beautiful this weekend in San Francisco so what better to do than enjoy it.  We spent one day in the East Bay with family for my nephew’s birthday and the other in the city.

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Sequined Wear.

DSC_0255I love glittery, shimmery things. Love them. When I saw this top I knew it would be a great go-to for a night out or even a day at work. I recently paired it with black jeggings and cut-out booties for an evening show. Very randomly, this whole outfit, aside from the flats, is from Forever 21. I tend to grab a lot of basics from there.

DSC_0266(Black clutch- Forever 21)

DSC_0268(Flats- Charlotte Russe)

DSC_0279(Starburst earrings- Forever 21)

DSC_0256(Sequined top- Forever 21)

Greylin Darling.

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I recently went to the Livermore Outlets for the first time with my mom in search of a few new pieces to lift my closet so I could purge some of the old.  In my quest to find a perfect fit for a few weddings I will be attending coming up, I found this perfect dress from Greylin.  It’s comfortable, cute, and formal enough to wear to nice evening events.

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It has a cute high V back cut.

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Sequins everywhere.

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I paired it with this black sequined clutch that was a Kate Spade score in the clearance section.

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I love my find!  You can also find it http://www.revolveclothing.com/greylin-gayle-sequin-dress-in-black-white/dp/GYLI-WD74/ online 🙂

All photos by: Roberto Jimenez.

DIY: You’re So Clutch.

DIY ClutchI am in love with my new homemade clutch! It’s a pretty simple thing to make too! I started off trying to make something that was outside of my sewing skill level and came up with this version instead- it’s perfect for beginners!

DIY ClutchWhat you’ll need: A long strip of leather or pleather, a skinny strip and a square piece of the same material, sewing machine (or needle and thread), rhinestones and rhinestone glue (optional).

DIY Clutch(Step 1: Fold your long piece of leather in half, make sure it is flush. Pin in place)

DIY Clutch(Step 2: Fold the material in half and sew an end seam on each side)

DIY ClutchDIY Clutch(Step 3: Once you have the two ends sewed together to make a long open bag, take a blade and make a small slit in the middle of the material)

DIY Clutch(Step 4: Take your square piece of leather and cut slits up until about 3/4 of the way up)

DIY Clutch(Step 5: Put glue on the top 1/4 of the fabric)

DIY Clutch(Step 6: Insert the long strip of leather through the slit you created, fold it in half and wrap the square material around it to create a tassel)

Suspender TrendingThere you have it! It couldn’t be easier! I added rhinestones to mine in the shape of my and Nick’s constellation signs, it adds a little something special and unique to my creation. Make your own with any sturdy fabric!

When in Doubt, Bling it Out

IMG_6935You know, I have a really hard time pulling together great outfits but if there’s one thing that makes a person look fancier without really trying it’s BLING.  You can throw on a spicy piece of bling with a plain t-shirt and be work ready in an instant.  I am the queen of trying to save time in the morning just so I can sleep in an extra 10 minutes so I’ve stocked up on bling to help me pull it together for work in a moments notice.

IMG_6923(Nordstrom BP studded clutch, Forever 21 ring)

IMG_6933(This wrap bracelet I got for Christmas and it’s the perfect piece of edgy bling to add to some jeans and a tank top)

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So don’t forget that when in doubt, bling it out!