outfit ideas, weekend + lounging

what to wear: wine festival

two outfit options for a 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

adding pop with piping details


We know it’s only January, but spring is right around the corner! You’re not quite ready to give up your sweaters and jackets but you want to add a punch of color to your outfit. Our solution is finding pieces with fun piping details! You can still be seasonally appropriate but it’s a nice way


shopping rx

shopping rx: why to get a cross-body bag

cross-body bags

I’m sure we all have dozens of purses that we just don’t use. WHY you ask? Well, because they are probably to large, heavy, and uncomfortable. The most functional and comfortable bag, I’ve discovered, is the CROSS BODY BAG! If you haven’t invested in one, then I highly recommend you look into it. These bags


stylist tips + tricks, trend nav, vintage wardrobe 911

recycle the past

On occasion I will find something fabulous at a consignment shop – something I could not possibly afford even when marked down. My last purchase was at the swanky Turnaboutshoppe in Wellesley, Massachusetts, where I scored an amazing black Chanel jacket for a mere $400. I will wear that baby for the next 10 years,


dress your body type, hourglass, inverted triangle, vintage wardrobe 911

the sweater dress: winter casual chic

With several months of winter ahead of us, nothing beats the warmth and comfortable style of a sweater dress. Add some color with a layering piece and add a couple of accessories to give it some flair. Starburst Sweater Dress in oatmeal heather. I have seen this soft merino wool dress with dolman sleeves on


inner + outer beauty, special events + holidays, vintage wardrobe 911

holiday gift ideas

Here are some stylish gift ideas for under $100 to assist with your online shopping. Nine West Gabby Clutch in Drama Azure – the rosette adornment shows off your feminine side and you will get lots of compliments. It also comes in silver. Spring Street Design Group Handbag Hanger – this Crystal Pearl Flower handbag


career + office, vintage wardrobe 911

work wear: stylish totes for big laptops

Having recently upgraded to a newer and larger (15″) laptop, I soon realized that my go-to “computer” tote was not going to hold this beast. So, knowing that I had a business trip coming up where I needed to bring my computer, I went handbag shopping. Although the larger laptops are great, they’re not so