Throwback Thursday-First Day Of Fall

Thursday, September 22, 2016

 Happy first day of Fall also known as the Autumn Equinox!  Today is a special day, not only because it's the start of my favorite season, but also because I'll be celebrating the union of my dear friend Tatum marrying her best friend, Nate!!  Eeek, I'm already tearing up!!  OMG I'm going to be a blubbering mess.  I cry at EVERY wedding, even if I don't know them well or it's on TV.  Please tell me that's normal??  LOL I'm just so elated to be sharing this special day with them and it makes me even more emotional thinking I'll be getting married in March!
 Anyhow, let's get to today's OOTD!!  Back when I started my blog (4 years ago!) it was a way for me to share my love of fashion and creating outfits with you in mind, the everyday girl, because that's exactly who I am!  Things have definitely evolved for me personally and professionally over the past few years, but one thing hasn't changed, I love a simple comfortable outfit just as much as the next girl, don't get me wrong I love to dress up when the occasion calls for it, but comfort is key!
  I put this outfit together 3 years ago and I still get emails from people asking where I got my boots or just letting me know they recreated my look and found me on Pinterest!  I mean how cool is that!

  My goal in writing this blog is to inspire you to get ideas for outfits you wouldn't normally put together, to look at your own closet and remember something you saw here, or to put your very own twist on it.  Is there something you'd love to see me recreate or help you put together!  I'm always up for a challenge and love sharing new ideas with you!
 How great are these boots though?!  I tagged a few more below because this seasons boots are just amazing!!

Photos by Alexis Powell

KAABOO & Mercedes Benz of El Cajon Recap!

Monday, September 19, 2016

The second annual KAABOO festival was this past weekend and I'm so excited to share my luxury experience with you!  I got together with title sponsor Mercedes Benz of El Cajon to not only host our Pre-Kaaboo party a few weeks ago, but to also experience the festival first hand!
Jon from Mercedes Benz of El Cajon picked me up from my office downtown in this gorgeous Mercedes S550 one of the nicest cars I've ever been in!  There were so many fun gadgets inside, I felt like a kid in a candy store.  You better believe I touched every button and switch in there!  LOL  My favorite features were the rear window sunblinds that disappeared into the door and also the heated back seats.  I am always cold so that was a nice feature!  I felt so spoiled having my own driver for the weekend, especially in such a gorgeous car! 
Once I arrived at KAABOO I was taken to the Mercedes Benz VIP Cabana which was the perfect spot to watch the Mercedes Benz Sunset Cliffs stage.  I saw amazing performances from Aerosmith, Lenny Kravitz, Third Eye Blind and many more!!  I also popped over to the other stages to check out Gavin Degraw (One Tree Hill, anyone?!), One Republic, Ludacris...such a wide array of artists it is sure to make everyone happy!

I also ran into some of my favorite people while at KAABOO.
FWSD Founder Allison Andrews her husband Elliott and little Bently, Upolstery Artist Jenna Pilant and her husband Darrell, and Stylist Maria Von Losch and her sister.

 Day 2, my love Rick was able to get away from work and head out for the fun!  We were really excited to see Aerosmith and we were not at all dissapointed.  I can't believe Steven Tyler is almost 70 and can still nail those songs and run around stage!  Amazing!!!
With my Mercedes Benz of El Cajon family, Jillian and Valerie!  This night would not have been made possible without these beauties!!

 If you don't know this about me, I have 9 nieces and nephews, not including all of my friends babies that I also consider family.  I LOVE babies and this sweet little love, Bentley, makes me smile to no end!  She's the happiest baby and was jamming to the music all weekend as well!!
Day 3, I went back solo but met up with a few friends.  I hadn't had the opportunity to check out all of the amazing stuff going on around KAABOO because I wanted to make sure I was able to see all of the artists.  So on Sunday my objective was to hit up the Indulgences tent and did I!  Indulgences was an understatement, you could get everything from a haircut, massage, braids, beard trimmed, manicures, facials, I even had a hydra therapy lip treatment (my lips are still super smooth!), there were hair accessories, jewelry and clothing.  Seriously everything you could want and a majority of the services were free!  The ultimate day of pampering.  I also walked through the different halls to check out all of the incredible food, artists, and comedians.

So what exactly is KAABOO and should you go next year?  The answer is simple, it's the festival of all festivals and yes you should go!  They already have pre-sale tickets for next year on sale!  I'm sure you've heard of Coachella, if not, where have you been?!  However, this is no Coachella, this is so much more than your typical music festival.  For one, the location is ideal, San Diego, right next to the ocean at the beautiful Del Mar Fairgrounds, and not only were there headline artists, but gourmet food, wine and cocktails, comedians, and artists.  This is the next level of festivals, the ultimate mixperience! 

What do you think?  Would you want to attend next year?  I plan on it!!

Thank you so much to my Mercedes Benz of El Cajon family for a such an incredible experience, one that I'll never forget!!! 

Dancing Emoji Red Dress

Monday, September 12, 2016


Hello friends!  I'm so happy for this week to be here, so many exciting things happening!  First off, I wanted to thank EVERYONE who voted for me in the San Diego's Favorite Style Blogger contest, I can't say officially that I won just yet, but according to the poll I came out on top!  Say what?!  So THANK YOU to everyone who helped me achieve that, but I don't want to make it OFFICIAL until I hear from the magazine!  haha So I'll definitely keep you posted!

For now, let's talk about this gorgeous red dress!!  I was actually not going to share this with you because I totally wore it wrong!!  LOL But the color and dress are too fab not too!  I had worn this dress before (the right way for a bachelorette party) but on this occasion I was clearly in a hurry, I didn't realize it was wrong until I saw the photos! haha But you know what, you live and learn right!  LOL  So this dress has adorable sleeves you are supposed to put your arms through, I decided to be a rebel and skip that part.  I mean the dress still looks cute this way, but I promise it looks even more cute with the sleeves on!!  I can't stop laughing at how I missed this!!!  I still rocked this dress with my ever so trusty black strapless heels and a fringe bag to really channel my inner Dancing Girl Emoji!
Have you ever done something like that and didn't realize until way later?!

 Dress Chicwish | Shoes | Purse (Sold out in black, similar here)
Hair VIBRANCE styled by Blow Pop
Photos by Henry Young

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