Archive for February 2011

meet the designer.

February 28th, 2011 — 9:34pm

meet {chan luu}…designer, queen of accessories, her sister is jane tran.

although chan is wanted in every direction, she always clears a few minutes to chit chat with me.  we’ll talk about anything—her famous 5 wrap bracelets, her eye-catching ready to wear collection, and how she dreams about having more time to get some r&r at her home on kauai.  she’s an amazing woman who is always on the go, go, go.

this week is all about chan luu.

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bare naked.

February 28th, 2011 — 4:22pm

spring is all about color and ooh la la, we’ve got a rainbow for you!  chan luu single wraps are just the accessories you’ll need to cover your bare naked wrists.  it’s easy to fall in love with one but it’s inevitable…you’re going to love them all.  you’re going to want them all!  so dig out those bangles and other bracelets from your accessories box and start stacking.

{aqua jade, sodalite, green jade, purple jade, natural mop, black}

quantities are limited and selling quickly.

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blazing through.

February 28th, 2011 — 2:53pm

my trip to nyc was quite exhausting but i had a few minutes to grab a bunch of my favorite stationery, a sparkly beaded belt, and a new black blazer.  i’ve been searching for quite some time now and i fell in love with this one as soon as my eyes took one look at it.  the lapel is charming for a woman, the sleeves have an elongated slit, and the front hem falls a little longer than the back.  and i looooooooove the feel of the fabric.  it was the finishing touch to my outfit today.

{nation ltd mississippi tee, cartonnier blazer, chinos, matt bernson delphine, rebecca minkoff mac}

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wintery days.

February 28th, 2011 — 2:40am

two days home and then i was jet setting to nyc for a week of fashion.  it was no surprise that it would be chilly but i never thought it would be twenty degrees and snowing while i was there.  the days were frigid cold and wintery white…i wanted to catch a cab everywhere.  so after a long day at work, i decided to stop by one of my favorite restaurants in the neighborhood called smith & wollensky.  this steakhouse has been around for many years and they serve one of the best cheeseburgers in town!

{view of the city}

{d & a}

{pier 94}

{snow falling}

{smith & wollensky}

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perfect timing.

February 25th, 2011 — 4:39pm

i arrived home late wednesday evening to find myself sweating to the humid weather which eventually lead to a down pour an hour later.  i was dressed appropriately for the 20 degree temperature in nyc so you can imagine what i was feeling…icky.  today, i received a great big box filled with nation ltd tees to relieve my hot flashes!!

{nation ltd}

{jamaica tank, bali sweatshirt, oregon tee}

{mississippi tee, bali sweatshirt, malibu sweatshirt}

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take flight.

February 25th, 2011 — 8:44am

the condor is the latest invention by winter kate. her love of feminine floral prints come alive in a variety of soft palettes and whimsical styles this season.  what a perfect wrap to wear with your maxi dresses!


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February 18th, 2011 — 4:01pm

while the rest of the world was at fashion week, i was in sin city shopping at project.  shopping for the store that is.  sadly, it was all work and very little play as i was stricken with laryngitis & a two day flu.  i was struggling to make it through the day but with one glance at all the clothes, i was ecstatic to spend the day at work.  and, it was comforting to know that i would be able to rest peacefully at the cosmopolitan when the day was all over.  this brand spankin’ new hotel is exquisite and very elegant.  as you walk through the lobby, you’ll notice their fascination for chandeliers.  they’re incredible.  take a peak…

{driveway entrance}

{i love bubbles…the pictures change everyday}

{the casino}

{name, room number, my front door is unlocked}

{quite messy after a long day at work}

{i could control just about everything from the tv, including switching my light on and off}

{half of the washroom}

{chandelier #1}

{chandelier #2, there’s a bar in there}

{chandelier #3}

{walking around the hotel lobby in black orchid jeans, bcbg crochet sweater, & house slippers}

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meet the designer.

February 17th, 2011 — 7:49pm

meet {jen menchaca}….owner, designer, california native, dog lover, your best friend.

i love, love going to visit the gals at nation ltd—they rock!!  and jen is always a sweetheart and welcomes me with open arms every time we meet.  she’s one of the hardest working gal pal i know and you would never know that she’s ever exhausted by looking at her happy-go-lucky face.

{jen wearing nasa jumper & prada heels}

{olivia & jen in nation}

both outfits will be available fall 2011

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February 17th, 2011 — 5:30pm

i flew home yesterday and i’m completely exhausted after missing an entire night’s sleep.  but it was overly stimulating to be in vegas for a quick two days of work so my body didn’t suffer from lack of sleep….at least right away.  new clothes, new accessories, new designers kept me motivated.  i picked a few pieces of new jewelry for myself along the way….(wink)

{back at work in my matt bernson delphine, zara pant, all saints funky hoodie}

{serpent ring; nyc designer to be announced}

{layer recycled blade necklace; nyc designer to be announced}

{locket ring; nyc designer to be announced}

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tie a bow.

February 17th, 2011 — 11:43am

one of my favorite activities on a beautiful saturday is getting up early and strolling through kcc farmer’s market.  i tend to stock up on fruits and veggies….oh, and i love fresh flowers!  my canvas totes follow me every step….

lauren moshi’s re-introduction of the bow tote is quite a looker!  it’s inked in purple and has the cutest pink heart sitting in the corner.  i don’t think you can resist the temptation on the maya tote….it’s too charming!

we also have the black bow in the taylor & the new horseshoe in black

{bow with heart tote}

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