Monday, October 18, 2010

I'm Leaving on a Jet Plane...

Well not quite yet... we are taking the red eye tonight to Puerto Rico! But I have been scrambling around all morning trying to get packed and the house in order (yep I am that anal - I enjoy coming home to a perfectly clean home). The boyfriend went up to work this morning which meant I had to have my bag packed by 8:30am! Of course I didn't start packing until around 7:30am... which I guess to some an hour sounds like enough time but for me I have a system where I pack WAY too many things... and then gradually take some out; however, I still always seem to have a suitcase tipping the scales. I am going to take the train up to Orange County later this afternoon to meet the boy at work and then we are on our way! Wahhoooo! Fun in the sun here I come!!!

pic: weheartit

Friday, October 15, 2010

Happy Weekend!

I don't have too much planned for the weekend except for staying nice and cozy indoors while watching college football... The weather is cool and drizzly outside - I am thinking perfect weather for a fire and vino! The boyfriend and I leave for Puerto Rico on Monday (he will be working and I am going along for the ride) - so I am sure we will just be getting ready for our upcoming trip as well as celebrating some birthday love for my brother's girlfriend and my friend, Kimmy :-) Her birthday isn't until next weekend but we will be gone so we are doing some early celebrating - and we all know every girl enjoys their birthday month... not just day :-)

Have a fabulous weekend!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Fashion's Night In

Everyone is well aware of Anna Wintour's genius idea of Fashion's Night Out, which took place just over a month ago. Well Vogue UK is using that idea and launching Fashion's Night In for the etailers! The event will take place November 1st from 5pm-midnight. Some of the brands included in this online shopping frenzy is Asos (LOVE this site!) and Net-a-porter. They will be offering discounts and competitions to bring the traffic to their sites. Find out more info here!

Power of the Peeps...

For the past week we have seen dislike for the new Gap design all over the Internet and in the media... well apparently the overwhelming response from the people actually had an effect - Gap has returned their roots with the original blue box - I for one am happy with their decision... why fix something that ain't' broke!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Meals on Wheels...

So I came across this organization today on Rachael Ray and just had to share it! Seriously so inspiring that one individual can have such an impact on a community...

In Southern California we are spoiled rotten when it comes to Farmer's Markets or markets like Henry's where we can purchase delicious, affordable produce from our local farms... I almost forget that this is a luxury and it isn't reality everywhere. Farm to Family was started by a man, Mark Lillly, in Richmond, Virginia. His mission is to bring locally grown produce to rural areas that do not have access to fruits and veggies unless they are from a can. He drives his restored school bus around to different locations and sets up shop. The locals are able to jump on board and browse the bundles of fresh, locally grown and most importantly affordable produce.

Seriously... I love this! I would not be able to live without my fresh produce... I live on fresh veggies! Read more about one man's mission to bring his community together here!

Monday, October 11, 2010

I Will Pass...

I am not sure if I am the only one out there that just isn't digging the sweat pant trend... in my eyes there is no dressing up a pair of sweat pants - I don't care if you add sequins or a pair of sky high pumps... you are still just sporting the bottom half of your pj's. Don't get me wrong I am the first to throw on a pair of cozies while I am at home... but the keys words are while I am at home! I thought this trend would fade faster but unfortunately the fashion world has proved me wrong...

Still not digging it...

Friday, October 8, 2010

Happy Weekend!

My weekend will be spent with football games (Go Gators!)... fun in the sun (it is supposed to be 80!)... maybe a stroll through Balboa Park and a few museums... and of course a few glasses of vino thrown in the mix :-)

Have a fabulous weekend!

Shopping Gods Have Answered!

Not sure if I am the last to hear - but a couple of weeks ago J. Crew (one of my favs!) opened their factory store online! Yes - this means you can score some of your favorite styles for half the price! All items found at their factory store or online factory store are made exclusively for the outlets. The only catch to this little piece of heaven is the online store is only available on the weekends (Friday 12am - Sunday midnight)... but for me this still beats driving an hour south to the closest J. Crew Factory store!

Ready set... get shopping!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Roll Out the Tights...

here - $18
here - $14
here - $14
here - $14
here - $28
here - $18

Probably my most favorite thing about fall/winter is the roll out of the tights! Now that it is a bit chilly (not for long the weekend forecast calls for 78 degrees in San Diego!) out I think it is the appropriate time to slip into some tights... I don't discriminate on color - I have been known to wear anything from a bright floral print to charcoal gray :-)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

100 Under $100!

LOGO by Lori Goldstein shirtdress - $64; BDG satchel - $58
Aldo pump - $90; Steve Madden handbag - $98

Fred Flare Zanzibar - $42; Waikiki - $42

H&M dress - $35; CC Skye bangles - $50
Forever 21 - $19.80

The September issue of Vogue featured a hundred of fall must haves for under a hundred dollars - not very Vogue like... but considering I am on a budget these days you wont find me complaining! You can check out all of the items that made the list here.

pics: Vogue