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Saturday, May 14, 2016

Another Date Night

Date night with my husband Saturday night at Rumari Ristorante in Laguna Beach.

Date Night:

Rebecca Taylor Abstract Print Sleeveless V-Neck Top, Ivory/Black 

(2015 no longer available) / exact NWT sz 6 on eBaysimilar option in navy/black

Monday, March 28, 2016

Date Night With Friends

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.

Date Night with Friends/GH Copy:

Ted Baker Wrap - Atalaya Pure Peony Printed - (no longer available) / similar option / similar option / similar option
Ted Baker 'Eladia' Sequin Cami - (no longer available) / available at Ted Baker AU site / similar option / similar option / similar option 

7 For All Mankind® High Rise Skinny Jeans (Rinsed Indigo) - (no longer availalbe) / similar option

Marc by Marc Jacobs 'New Q - Jemma' Leather Clutch, Rose Gold - (no longer availalbe) / similar option / similar option

kate spade 'licorice' pump, black suede

Kendra Scott 'Sonya' Extra Long Station Necklace, Gold/Iridescent Slate - (no longer available) / similar option / similar option
Kendra Scott 'Dylan' Stone Pendant Necklace, Gold/Iridescent Slate - (no longer available) / NWOT ebay / similar option

kate spade 'Make Me Blush' Bangle Bracelet, Clear/Rose Gold
kate spade 'All That Glitters' Bangle Bracelet, Clear/Gold
Ted Baker 'Clem' Narrow Crystal Bangle Bracelet, Rose Gold/Black  / current colors

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Tasting Event

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. 

Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Tasting Event:

Trina Turk 'Kurdson' Sheath Dress, Multi - at Zappos / at (watch for sale)

Lulu Frost 'Narcissus' Tassel Necklace, Antique Gold

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Bar Mitzvah Party Outfit

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.

Bar Mitzvah Party Outfit

Rebecca Taylor Mixed Media Sleeveless Dress, Navy (2015- no longer available) / similar option - on sale at NM /  similar option 

Glint 'Geo' Metallic Minaudiere, Rose Gold (2015- no longer available) / similar option 

Monday, January 18, 2016

Visit to Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena

Our family visited the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena last weekend.  Not only was the art in the museum incredibly beautiful, but the outdoors were stunning, too.  

My favorite piece in the museum is a sculpture by Edgar Degas:  Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen, 1878-81:

Visit to Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena:

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

New Year's Day 2016 / Son's Birthday Dinner

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. 

New Year's Day 2016

C by Bloomingdale's Dip-Dye Crewneck Cashmere Sweater, Nude Into Fiesta Pink

KUT From the Kloth 'Diana' Corduroy Skinny Pants, New Ivory

Tory Burch 'Reva' Ballet Flat, Saharan Gold (2015 - no longer available) / similar option in Pewter / in Copper

kate spade 'in a twinkling' - pavé idiom bangle, silver/clear 
kate spade 'make me blush' - pave idiom bangle, rose gold/clear

Anna Beck Designs 'Bali' Wire-Rimmed Dish Earrings, Rose Gold/Silver (no longer available) / current option in gold / in silver

Friday, January 1, 2016

New Year's Eve 2015

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 their Grand 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!

A good dose of sparkle and shine is always needed for New Year's Eve, so I decided on sparkly accessories. I went with pavé silver teardrop shaped pavé silver teardrop shaped earrings which complement the dots and stripes in the dress. I wanted my shoes to be shiny, and black patent heels seemed to fit the bill. This Trina Turk Exclusive metallic ruby red clutch gives me both color and shine.

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.

New Year's Eve 2015

Alice + Olivia 'Dena' Two-Tone Knit Pleated Dress, Black/Cream

Trina Turk 'Gemma' Clutch, Ruby w/ Gold Hardware - Trina Turk Exclusive 

Nadri Pave Teardrop Earrings, Silver
kate spade new york 'charmed' charm bracelet, silver (no longer availabe) / current option - I love this!
kate spade 'idiom' bangle, silver/clear
Nadri 'Bombe' Pavé Hinged Bangle, Hematite

kate spade new york 'licorice too' pump, black patent

Calvin Klein Belted 3-Button Wool Coat, Tin

NARS 'Iconic Color' Nail Polish, Pastorale (Rose Gold)