5.31.2013

summer shopping bag

sale finds


necklace // flats // polka dot dress // silk tank // votives // 
striped tee // sandals // bikini // melon sorbet neckalce // heels

I love any excuse to go shopping {let's be honest, do you ever need a reason?} With many summer travels, parties and events, here are some of the items I am currently awaiting to show up at my doorstep.

Happy Shopping!

PS- Have you checked out the Net-A-Porter sale yet? It is not to be missed! Can't wait for my new scalloped bikini to come with me on our anniversary trip {I snagged it for 40% off}

Also couldn't resist the Nordstrom half yearly sale. Think this dress is too cute!


Piperlime is also have a summer sandal sale! Love the mint detailing on these.



5.30.2013

sale alert: Net-A-Porter


Net-A-Porter is major sale! I could not resist this bikini, nor this dress.

Happy Shopping!

the perfect summer sandals


Aren't these sandals just fab?! Even though sandals are encouraged and wearable year around in San Diego, the price is making me a little nervous... so imagine my delight to find these and these! Both a similar look, but under a $100. Que fab.


5.29.2013

white




If you can't tell by my outfit posts and weekly wearing of my white denim, I am loving white for summer. Crisp, and always in fashion. In love with this top, this skirt and these shoes. 

5.27.2013

little red dress

dress // vest on sale!// shoes on sale!// hat // 
similar sunglasses // bracelets from India and here

  

I wore this perfect summer dress on this long weekend. I bought it months ago, thinking it would be great to throw on to run errands or spice up with accessories for the horse races this summer. It is more comfortable than I remember and I thought it was super cute paired with a blue vest and white hat. I'm so patriotic.

Hope you are having a great weekend!


dress // vest on sale!// shoes on sale!// hat // 
similar sunglasses // bracelets from India and here





5.24.2013

polka dots + champagne



I hope your weekend is full of polka dots {loving these dots} and champagne!



photos courtesy of Pinterest

5.23.2013

new shades


Something about a new pair of Celine shades just makes it feel like summer. 



photo from blogger's Instagram

5.22.2013

backyard greenery



Is it just me, or is a pool perfect accented by some greenery? We have no pool just yet, but our backyard is one of my favorite places in the whole world: full of perfectly accented greenery, just like the above photos. 



photos courtesy of crush cul de sac and Pinterest 

5.21.2013

rockstuds: splurge or save?

splurge or save?

I love a great Valentino rockstud as much as the next girl, don't get me wrong. Yet, I also love saving money. I am firm believer in wanting an item for the item, not for the brand. If bows and studs are the perfect mix for you, then why not save a little moo law?

5.19.2013

mint tweed



jacket, sold out, similar here  // jeans // shoes // sunglasses

As seen here, I have a soft spot for tweed jackets. This one I picked up last fall on super sale, so I didn't think twice about the super bright tweed and that I don't have a ton of things to wear it with in my closet. I have been trying to treat it as a neutral and just wear it with everything, but everything goes with my favorite skinnies

Shop some similar styles below!



5.17.2013

blue chevron


Love this blue chevron wall with the gold mirror and white entry table. Been having a thing for blue chevron lately since falling in love with this bag. Can't wait to sport it with  my white jeans and gold accessories, inspired by this photo. 



photo courtesy of prepfection

5.14.2013

black and white



{top, old, but similar here and here // denim // shoes // similar bag // 
sunglasses // gem necklace // pale pink gemstone necklace // 
bracelets, from India, Hermes, David Yurman and here}




I love color as much as the next girl, but I can't get enough of the black and white trend for spring {and I love this little number}. Whenever I am in an outfit rut, I always reach for a little black top to wear with my favorite white denim and I love the classic look of timeless black accessories.

{top, old, but similar here and here // denim // shoes // similar bag // sunglasses // gem necklace // pale pink gemstone necklace // bracelets, from India, Hermes, David Yurman and here}


5.13.2013

bicyclette San Francisco

 I am beyond excited to introduce a dessert experience that will not disappoint: Bicyclette, a new catering patisserie located in San Francisco. The business is headlined by Katie Markstein and Christina Aguiar, a fab duo who meet in cooking school at the Culinary Institute of America in Napa, CA. 

Their website and business recently launched and they even did a pop up shop {Find out details on Facebook for upcoming events}. I was so excited to interview these chic, talented ladies and share a great dessert resource.  
 

Named after their favorite pastry tool, the bicyclette, a tool that Christina describes as "a cutting tool that basically makes everything you do look amazing" Katie and Christina have launched their business serving the greater San Francisco area. And with their weekends already booked with baby showers, weddings and handpicking their ingredients at Farmer's markets, it is a wonder that they have time to be so hands on with their business, a priority to both ladies. 

Both Christina and Katie are starting their second careers with Bicyclette, leaning on their previous experiences in business and working in some of the most famous restaurants around the San Francisco Bay area. Christina states, "The more research Katie and I did, the more apparent it became that fine dining standards and innovations weren't being applied in dessert catering, and we saw a huge opportunity."


Katie states that she her favorite thing to make is either their signature cakes, as this is the most labor intensive but rewarding item, or the snow bombes, a bite size coconut delight. "We had a very clear vision of what we wanted the snow bombes to tasted like, but it was super challenging to develop them into a pretty dessert that eats well." After many spills, taste and cooking tests, their most popular item is worth all those hours in the kitchen. 
Christina's favorite thing to prepare is the cakes as well because "they are undoubtedly an important part of some one's celebration, whether a wedding, a new baby or anniversary. It is a privilege to be a part of many people's milestones in a small way."

{this gender reveal cake is too adorable!}



When asked what sets them apart from other bakeries, they shared that they do not have a store front to keep open each day, so they are able to focus on upcoming events, handpicking ingredients themselves, a luxury that most caterers do not get. With unique and savory ideas and fresh ingredients, they bring individual taste and design to each item on their menu, taking influence from the season, the farmer's markets and the hosts tastes and desires.



Make sure to follow along on their FacebookTwitter and Instagram to stay updated. Warning: the Instagram photos are drool worthy.


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