I am a Stay-At-Home mom in Orange County, CA. The purpose of this blog is to share my outfits with the intent of being fashionable yet age-appropriate. I am a 40+ fashion blogger. I copy pieces I see on TV. I'm really, really good at finding excellent deals on quality brands. I diligently try to find the best deals and promo codes, so the prices shown on links are not necessarily the prices I paid. Say no to frumpy clothes.
Last Saturday I wore this outfit for a dinner/date night with former clients that are also good friends. We had dinner at Rumari, my favorite Italian restaurant. It 's a little gem in Laguna Beach - definitely go there for authentic Italian if you're close by. The third photo is really awful, but I needed to show the back of the cardigan. I don't think there's another person on this planet who loves rose gold as much as me.
This cardigan was seen on "Elizabeth Webber" on the 05-15-15 episode of General Hospital. Thank you to imasoapfan for the photo. This is definitely one of my favorite pieces seen on the show.
Saturday night I wore this Trina Turk 'Kurdson' dress to a wine, cheese, and chocolate tasting and dinner event. The top part of the dress was originally too roomy on me, so I got it altered. It fits like a dream now. Nordstrom does the best alterations work. I really don't want to go anywhere else for alterations.
My nephew became a Bar Mitzvah back in early January, and I wore this navy dress by Rebecca Taylor to the party. It was so easy to dance and move in this swingy dress. These kate spade rhinestone bow pumps were seen on "Maxie Jones" on General Hospital back in December 2014. A big thank you to the amazing imasoapfan blog for the TV photos.
The photo below isn't my favorite, but it was the only one that showed my earrings.
I wore this outfit to my son's 12th birthday dinner on New Year's Day at his favorite Chinese restaurant here in town. I swear by these KUT From the Kloth 'Diana' corduroy skinnies which are on sale for $45.90 at Nordstrom. They are the only pants that really keep me warm in our "cold" SoCal weather. During this photo shoot it was 44°F. I was shivering! I'm really loving winter white lately. I just learned that the KUT From the Kloth site has some exclusive colors. I hope more of my size becomes available. This C By Bloomingdale's Dip-Dye cashmere sweater was seen on "General Hospital" recently in a different color, so I'll be making a post on that soon.
The number one hotel in San Diego, the Fairmont Grand Hotel Del Mar has kindly asked me to share my take on an outfit to wear at theirGrand New Year’s Eve Party. I am so excited such a fabulous hotel has asked for my input.
I chose a classic black sleeveless knit dress so I can easily move and dance for my New Year's Eve party outfit. My favorite details of this dress are the dots that change into stripes. My husband also noticed that the dots in the dress reminded him of bubbles in a champagne glass. (The rosé champagne I'm drinking is Sophora, in case you were wondering. It's a big hit at parties.)
Since it has been rather chilly here in Southern California in the evenings, I needed to purchase a warm wool coat. I've always wanted a grey coat, so I opted for this Calvin Klein belted coat. This has been a great choice for me this winter!
My dear friend K gave me this beautiful silver kate spade charmed bracelet. There are two types of bows on the chain, and it is just adorable. The hanging bows seem to also complement the dots and stripes in my dress. I paired this bracelet with two different silver bracelets to add a bit more texture to my overall look. I am definitely happy with my little arm party! (bracelet 2 / bracelet 3)
I hope you, my readers, had an awesome 2015. Cheers to a fabulous 2016!
I would be so grateful to spend New Year's Eve at The Fairmont Grand Hotel Del Mar next year. Thank you to The Fairmont Grand Hotel Del Mar for asking me to write an outfit post inspired by your fabulous New Year's Eve party event.