outfit ideas, weekend + lounging

what to wear: wine festival

Tis the season for summer festivals and my favorite is the Encinitas Wine Festival that’s happening here this weekend in Northern San Diego. It’s one of those where all the best around the area gather to benefit some great local charities, sip delicious wines and taste local cuisine. Since most wine festivals happen outdoors, you definitely want to


stylist tips + tricks

how to accessorize: on a sunny summer day

It’s hot out and if you have a white, yellow or blue summery dress, here are some ideas to give your look some added style. First off, start with some white wedges like these ones by Steve Madden. Add a gold bracelet, I’m loving this Love Twist bracelet by Michael Kors. If you want to


how to wear

how to wear: a scarf in summer

As summer starts to wind down the nights get a little cooler, this is the perfect time of year to accessorize your look with a scarf. Normally a scarf is your best friend from November through February, but it can be just as flattering and functional during warmer months. Look for scarves in light and


special events + holidays, vintage wardrobe 911

what to wear: graduation party

You’re the hip aunt or friend whose been invited to the college graduate’s celebratory dinner or after party.  You are sophisticated, well-traveled and make your croissants from scratch. But you’re also good at telling very funny stories about your boss and tend to quietly gather an admiring crowd at any event you attend.  You are


how to wear, trend nav, vintage wardrobe 911

how to wear: accessorize sweater + pant combo

If you feel like you wear sweaters and pants day-in and day-out, and are frustrated with feeling like you’ve lost your style, this post is for you.  A lot of us forget that our accessories can stretch our wardrobes and make them new again.  Here’s two ways to upgrade your sweater + pant combo outfits


rectangle, special events + holidays, vintage wardrobe 911

what to wear: anniversary dinner

If your wedding or first-date anniversary is coming up, congratulations!  Whether you’ve been together one year, 10 years or over 40, going out for a romantic dinner is the typical way we find ourselves celebrating. I always like to pull out my special black dress and update it with the season’s ‘it’ accessories.  And other


vintage wardrobe 911, weddings

what to wear: brightening bridesmaids dresses

Happy Monday everyone! A quick tip for you:  If you haven’t done your Summer shopping yet, now is the time.  All the stores are having their big sales where most items are 40% off.  There are lots of yummy things on sale but it’s already starting to get picked over, so you might want to