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Friday, November 27, 2015

Thanksgiving 2015

Thanksgiving 2015.  A quiet evening at home.  My husband cooks.  I am forever thankful.

Thanksgiving 2015

Charter Club Cashmere Crewneck Sweater, Heather Brioche
7 For All Mankind Mid-Rise Skinny Contour, Cranberry
Alexis Bittar 'Miss Havisham' Scuplted Aura Teardrop Leverback Earrings, Rose Gold
Anna Beck 'Gili' Disc Ring (Nordstrom Exclusive - no longer available) - call Anna Beck Designs in LA to special order / similar optioncurrent Anna Beck rings
kate spade 'willa' flat, black
MICHAEL Michael Kors 'Lady Nini' Chain Link Bracelet Watch, 35mm, Rose Gold/ Tortoise (no longer available) / current similar option

Thursday, November 26, 2015

TV Copycat Maxie Jones of General Hospital

"Maxie Jones" of General Hospital wore this spearmint green cardigan on the November 11, 2015 episode. Thank you once again to the incredible imasoapfan blog for the photo below. I got this J. Crew cardigan on sale plus a great promo code from I attempted to achieve Maxie's look by layering my own necklaces. I also tried leaving more buttons opened as Maxie does here, but I didn't like it as much on me.

TV Copycat "Maxie Jones" of GH

J. Crew Collection Cashmere Cardigan, Spearmint Sprig (unfortunately is sold out)  / 21 more colors 
Halogen ® Long Layering Tank, White
kate spade 'licorice too' pumps, black suede
MICHAEL Michael Kors 'Lady Nini' Chain Link Bracelet Watch, 35mm, Rose Gold/ Tortoise (no longer available) / similar current option 
kate spade 'cedar street harmony - medium', offshore/laguna (no longer availble) / current colors (check out vivid snapdragon - super cute with the fuchsia handles!) additional current color

Saturday, November 21, 2015

The Affair & GH TV Copycat

Friday my family celebrated my dad's 80th birthday, and this is what I wore out to lunch to one of my favorite local restaurants.  

This blouse was seen on "Helen Solloway" in the season 2 episode 6 episode of Showtime's "The Affair" shown on November 8.  This blouse and earrings are the exact pieces "Hayden Barnes" wore on the October 15th episode of "General Hospital." As you can see in the photos provided by one of my favorite blogs, imasoapfan, Hayden's earrings have been shortened.  I didn't want to shorten my earrings.  I hope mine look okay not shortened.  

I would improve this outfit in three ways:
1.  Do NOT match lipstick to the blouse.  Choose a rose color instead.
2.  Open the blouse one more button.   
3.  Roll the sleeves up higher.  

I should be looking at the lens instead of above at my husbsand. He insists he likes how these pictures turned out, but I am not fond of the way my eyes are looking up instead of at the camera lens.  Ok, enough criticizing of this post. Let's get to the photos.

"Helen Solloway" wearing The Kooples crepe matte shirt on "The Affair" Season 2 Episode 6. 

"Hayden Barnes" on "GH" wearing The Kooples crepe matte shirt. (Thank you to imasoapfan for the photo and for locating the shirt.)

"Hayden Barnes" on "GH" wearing House of Harlow Meteora earrings.  (Thank you to imasoapfan for the photo.)

Dad's 80th Birthday Outfit/ Helen of The Affair Hayden Barnes of GH "Copycat"

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Copycat Blogger?

I should seriously consider changing the name of my blog to Copycat.  I fall in love with many outfits on bloggers, actresses, mannequins, online store models and try to find the exact same pieces.  

This outfit is almost completely copied from a online photo modeling a Halogen cashmere sweater and KUT From the Kloth cordouroy pants I purchased just about a year ago.  I never would have thought of putting these pieces together on my own.  The two shades of pink are very fun together, and the striped shirt balances the two colors.  The stripes also seem to tie together the black in the animal print shoes. 

What I found most interesting about this outfit was the red stripe at the cuff. The red seems to tie the pinks all together.  Red stitching on the shirt buttons I find fun, too.  Sadly, I can't find any more of the Nexx brand at Nordstrom or anywhere else.  Earlier this year Nordies had so much of the Nexx brand.  I already had animal print flats so I hoped those would work.  I was not interested in getting the animal slip-on sneakers anyway.

The Halogen cashmere sweater is from last year, and the newly updated version is different.  The new one has side slits and the v-neck is much deeper than last year's version.  Nordstrom still carries these KUT From the Kloth cordouroy pants, but the light pink color has been discontinued.  I'm thinking about getting the denim blue color.  

Nordstrom Online Model Photo "Copy":

Halogen V-neck Cashmere Sweater, updated version / Pink Plumier (no longer available)
KUT From the Kloth 'Diana' Stretch Corduroy Skinny Pants, current colors / Petal Pink (no longer available)
Nexx Long Sleeve Blouse, Black/ White Stripe (no longer available) / similar option by Madewell (The title of this shirt made me laugh.)
Ivanka Trump 'Magnoli' Flat Pony Leopard (no longer available) / (current version) Ivanka Trump 'Chic3' Flat, Leopard
kate spade signature spade stud earrings, gold / also available here
kate spade 'idiom - all that glitters' pavé bangle, gold

Monday, November 9, 2015

Sunday Lunch with Family

Yep, it's been a while.  I guess I have the same excuse.... no one around take my photo.... hate my poses... same old, same old excuses.  I have so many outfits I am excited about.... I should get off my butt and blog them.  

My favorite blogger beverlylikehills is now back in OC and blogging, I must say her return has inspired me to blog again.

This dress is my favorite right now.  I can see wearing boots and tights as another option for day, and to dress up I can wear my red wine suede heels. I suppose a colorful tote would improve this outfit, but today I felt the monochromatic look was working.  My colorful tote is too springy anyway. My family and I had a nice lunch out Sunday afternoon, and this is what I wore.

Lunch Outfit:
Tory Burch Long-Sleeve Jacquard Stripe Wrap Dress, Navy Oxford Stripe
Tory Burch 'Sally 2' Peep Toe Wedge Pump, Black/Silver 
Marc by Marc Jacobs Metropolitote Leather Tote 48, Black Multi (Note:  This link is offering a very good price today: it's showing at $229 + an extra 40% off, which will bring it to $137.40.  That's a better deal than I got!

Saturday, June 13, 2015


Diane von Furstenburg 'Malba' dress - this is my favorite dress this season. I waited and waited for this to go on sale.  The cheetah/black print was featured on the House of DVF reality show in season one. I got it in blue, a Nordstrom Exclusive, and at a really good discount.  I wore this last night on a date with my husband to see comic Louie Anderson at the Laguna Playhouse.  We laughed our asses off through the entire show.  A great night.  My husband loved my dress.  A plus.

Louie Anderson Stand-Up Show Outfit:

Diane von Furstenburg 'Malba' Wrap Dress, Midnight/ Star Sapphire,
Alexis Bittar Medium Lucite Orbit Link Drop Earrings, silver -
Anna Beck 'Gili' Skinny Disc Cuff Bracelet, silver -
Coach Nolita Wristlet, Mirror Metallic Leather -
kate spade ny 'licorice too' pump, powder patent -

Wednesday, May 13, 2015


Joie.  My size is always consistent with this brand. The fit works every time, and the quality is amazing.  I watch for promo codes and markdowns with Bloomingdale's, Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack, Off 5th, and Last Call. This lightweight sweater I purchased at a steal at Rue La La. I also wanted to point out the jeans, these Tory Burch Classic Bootcut in Rinse are the best fitting mid-rise jeans  I've ever worn. I was quite lucky to purchase them at a deep discount on Rue La La. 

UPDATE:  I wrote to Rue La La and they kindly gave me the stock photos of the Joie sweater and TB jeans.

Joie 'Hina C' Striped Sweater, Porcelain/Caviar - (stock photo front) (stock photo back) (same print/color - different style at
Tory Burch Classic Bootcut Jeans, Rinse - (stock photo front) (stock photo back)
Halogen Long Layering Tank, white - (sadly has been discontinued, the petite size is a perfect length for me)
Marc by Marc Jacobs 'Classic Q Natasha - Mini' Crossbody Flap Bag, black - Nordstrom
kate spade ny 'Tasha' flat, green/navy stripe - Bloomingdale's 
Marc by Marc Jacobs 'Link to Katie' stud earrings, Oro Gold - 
(this style has been updated with new colors here, and a drop style here)
kate spade ny 'idiom - all that glitters' boxed pavé pendant necklace, gold - kate spade