On Trend: Mixing Metals

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It wasn’t too long ago when only white gold and sterling silver ruled the accessory roost.  Then a few years ago, yellow gold came into play and has dominated the jewelry market since.  Now there is a new neighbor in town: rose gold.  As delicate as silver  but a bit less flashy than yellow gold, rose gold is the binding force that brings all the metals together.  We don’t have to choose just one anymore, we can wear them all at once!  Above I layered yellow gold bangles with a rose gold vintage watch alongside beaded bracelets.  I think the combination above blends old and new, classic and trendy.

What do you think about mixing metals?

What I am Wearing: Navy Nautical Stripes

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Coral Sweater {Tory Burch}, Dress {Theory}, Shoes {last seen here}, Michael Kors Watch

Over the weekend the hubs and I traveled from mountain life to coastal retreat.  Friday we left the cabin and made our way over to the quaint coastal town of Carmel, Ca for a friend’s wedding.  It was my first time to Carmel and I was blown away by the charming architecture, hydrangea lined streets, and homes that didn’t have number addresses, only names.  It was Utopia on water. Continue reading

Weekend Recap: Mountain Life

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If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I was up in the mountains last week for some R&R with my husband’s family.  I grew up near the coast and have always considered myself more of a beach gal, but thanks to my husband and their summer family traditions, I have been introduced to the beauty and tranquility that mountain life provides.  Here are the top reasons for my newfound mountain love.

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What I am Wearing: Arm Candy and Crochet

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The wedding season is upon us!  This weekend the hubs and I have a wedding welcome party that calls for casual attire.  Since I try to avoid pants whenever it comes to any event wedding-related, I dove into my closet and decided to go for a playful and flirty yellow crochet skirt.  I have it paired with a grey t-shirt (from Target!  More on that obsession at a later post) to add a splash of coastal casual and am carrying a metallic clutch for a dash of glam.

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What I am Wearing: Army Green and Tribal Prints

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Over the weekend my godmother and I set out for a girls lunch and to enjoy Santa Barbara on a gorgeous 75-degree-not-a-cloud-in-the-sky summer day.  Whenever I want to stay casual and comfortable but add a little allure to my style step, I head for a maxi skirt or maxi dress.  They add just enough pick-me-up to an outfit so that you are prepared no matter what festivities the day brings. Continue reading

Case of the Mondays

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Mondays following a wonderful summer weekend tend to be a bit jarring.  Your weekend euphoria is rudely interrupted with an early morning wake-up call and a busy workweek ahead.

To ease the pain a little bit, I introduce “Case of the Mondays”- a weekly collage that provides work-appropriate attire and hopefully some inspiration for your 9-5 (or more like 7-5:30) threads.

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