Favorite Look this Week + 3 More Shoe Options!

This is my favorite look this week! It’s not hyper glam (my usual fave), but it’s casual-chic, comfortable and super easy to put together! Even if you don’t have these exact items and brands in your closet, you can get this look too… long-sleeved shirt + vest + skinny jeans + boots + statement earring = BOOM! You’re rockin’!

DETAILS: White shirt is Mossimo from Target // Vest is OLD NAVY (current, click link) // Jeans are (maternity jeans, but they sell the exact same style in non-maternity wear) // Boots are FRYE (current, click link) ***commentary below***// Earrings are KENDRA SCOTT (current, click link) // Leather Wrap Bracelet is MRS. HIPP DESIGNS (current, click link). 20140416-104048.jpg

The boots, Melissa Boot by Frye, are in the cognac color, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this riding boot. Incredible! First time I saw them were on Jennifer Aniston! I thought “OMG THOSE BOOTS!!!! MUST HAVE!” For the longest time I couldn’t justify the price…I waited and waited for a flash sale, and when the time came I pounced on them! (Trust me, they were still expensive.) However, in having 1 PERFECT pair of riding boots in a classic color, I’ve avoided the pitfalls of buying tons of wannabe boots that don’t last as long, and aren’t as high of quality. These have lasted me for years, and I can probably get over a decade’s use out of them. Doesn’t seem too expensive when you look at it that way, right?! Believe it or not, this is part of being a BUDGETISTA!!! (That’s one of the things I call myself…a fashionista on a budget.) I mix a lot of my outfits with hi-end, low-end, like this one. An $8.00 shirt from Target, plus high end boots.

MY BIGGEST TIP FOR BIG-BUDGET ITEMS: SPEND ON THE LONG-TERM CLASSICS, NOT ON THE TRENDS!!!!!!!!! If there’s something trendy (even if it’s a 5-year trend, to me that’s NOT LONG-TERM!!!) don’t spend the crazy $$ on it! You’ll regret it later on when you realize people stopped wearing palazzo pants, and you’re stuck with your overpriced leg parachutes. That’s why I got these boots – riding boots are timeless…from the 1800’s til now, and in the future, they will always be around! Trends: go lower end. You’ll feel proud of yourself for having self-control in the spending department too!

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Alternate Shoe Ideas

1. Motorcycle Brewzzer Boot by STEVE MADDEN (these are going fast, on clearance everywhere…I love mine)

2. (MY PERSONAL FAVORITE ALTERNATE OPTION) Cognac Angellica Lace Up Booties by NINE WEST

3. Chestnut Suede Desert Wedge Booties by TOMS

Hope you enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed writing it for you! Would love to see the ideas you come up with out of your own closet, as inspired by this look! Tag me on Instagram! Have an incredible week, and remember that your SMILE is always your best accessory!

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Pics of the Week!

Hello my fabuLASH Glamazons! If you don’t follow us on Instagram (which you should!), here are some of my favorite pics and posts you missed this week.

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LASHES! I started off with this selfie, showing the Ardell 109 lashes. I love these! They are the exact length of my own natural lashes, so they add the perfect fullness I need when I know I will be taking a lot of photos. Make sure to try the awesome lash applying tip I shared in this post! Crystal hoop earrings are by Tasha.

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MEETING THE ONE AND ONLY COACH GLITTER!!! I got to meet Tiffany Lee Bymaster this week, and she is LITERALLY as amazing as you would think she is from all her social media sites and blogging. She made my whole week! We met up at my fave nail spot, Zen Nails in OC, and talked about everything under the sun for a couple hours. Felt like I’ve known her forever. She taught me a lot about social media, blogging and branding. She’s INCREDIBLE! Like her FB page at Coach Glitter, and follow her on Instagram @coachglitter. You’ll be amazed by her great make up, workout and fashion tips! (The collage pic above is from her personal Instagram, the nail design is hers…looks awesome!)

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I loved this chic pregnant outfit I saw on Pinterest. Something about the leather, the hat and the scarf got me. It inspired this look! I don’t go for an exact match when I’m looking at photos for inspiration- I pick the textures and pieces that I love, and go from there. Hat is from Shop Primadonna (THEY HAVE THE BEST ACCESSORIES FOR SO INEXPENSIVE). I get asked about this jacket all the time…People are shocked when I tell them it’s Forever 21! The quilted leather shoulder accents and zipper details make this jacket look really expensive. Jeans are AG, and shoes of course are Aldo.

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This spring blazer + wedges look was 100% inspired by this Kristin Cavallari pic! She’s sporting her bump, a colorful blazer, jeans and wedges…I don’t look cute in mustard, so I went with a blush pink blazer that I already had in my closet. It’s also from Forever 21, and shoes are Steve Madden. Skylar earrings in slate from Kendra Scott. I LOVED this look. Felt feminine, pretty and bumpalicious!

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MY NEW, FAVORITE EVERRRRRR FOUNDATION!!!!!!! This Bobbi Brown long wear even finish foundation is so amaze that I actually took a pic with NO other make up on just to show you the texture and how naturally it goes on. No filter and no edit on this pic. I have no mascara, no concealer, NOTHING besides moisturizer and foundation. Love love love.

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This was my outfit on Saturday for a friend’s baby shower! Entire ensemble is Forever 21, and jewelry is Kendra Scott (of course!). The hairstyle was inspired by a recent Maria Menounos look she sported on TV. I had a BLAST that day, and felt perfectly spring-like in this dress. I tied the vest up to accentuate my growing bump, which is my favorite accessory, and fills my heart with love and joy!

Hope you enjoyed my fave pics from this week! It was a fun one!

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Flashback Friday: 2 Weeks Ago!

FBF to 2 weeks ago: Maternity Style! {My bump has grown since this pic, which you’ll see a little more in upcoming posts.} I LOVE BEING PREGO!!!!! Everyday fashion is so amazing these days, that I will try my best not to fall into the “maternity wardrobe” trap of yesteryear – no need for the daily frump. Pregnancy is so beautiful. If that is you out there: embrace the bump and enjoy the changes!

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Long tank dress is Tildon from Nordstrom (I treated myself to this amazing staple for my pregnancy), and top from Wet Seal.

Pregnant or not, this is a great basics idea: Form-fitted tank dress (you can get them cheap at most any store like Forever 21, H&M etc), and a loose, forgiving kimono wrap or shrug to hide anything that’s not looking exactly how you want it to (not that you have that problem!).

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Remington Curling Wand!

I really wanted a non-tapered curling wand with a wider barrel for a more relaxed wave look. This 1.5″ Remington wand from Target is AWESOME! Here’s the look:

**FYI: I curled the hair from my natural, curly style to keep the volume! If you want a sleeker, flatter look, curl it from straight hair.

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Scarf from Zara, Jacket is A&F, Grey Shirt is Isabella Oliver (fave of pregnant celebs), and of course the Frye boots! Jewelry by Kendra Scott.

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What’s your favorite hair styling tool? I would love to know!

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Kendra & Shoes: What Else is There?!

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I went to the “mothership” {which is always either Home Goods or KS} on Friday to check out the new Atlantic and Neon collections by Kendra Scott! GORGEOUS! Of course I picked up a couple things: something old, something new, something neon, something blue!! Note: I shopped at the Newport store with Kendra Gals Christina, Madison and Larissa- they are FABULOUS! If you go, ask for them!

Left the house wearing this:

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Obsessing Over These:

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Above: Neon Skylars! Below: Neon Morgans!

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LITERALLY IN LOVE WITH THIS LONG, FRINGE, TURQUOISE NECKLACE (below)!!!!! I HAD TO HAVE IT! It’s not from a new collection, but it is definitely timeless! This turquoise blue mama will be a long-standing staple in my jewelry closet…no question! I’ve already worn it 5 or 6 times; both regular and backward. In love! Kendra, this gorgeous necklace is my personality piece for sure!

Also had to have this RAD Rayne necklace in Neon Yellow; it’s one of my fave signature colors! The perfect highlight to any outfit! Thanks for the Polaroid, Madison!

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Wearing the goods…

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Above: Chiffon blouse, top knot, wearing the necklace backward, and matching Skylar earrings. Loving the booties and army green pants. Below: Same outfit, hair down – this was before I got the necklace, but you can see the whole outfit.

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Here’s a quick pic wearing the same necklace, the way it was designed from the front. Styled with Kendra Scott Genevieve earrings. I love its diversity!

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And the NEON YELLOW!!!! This necklace has so much detailing in the metalwork, and the quality is superb. I love that it’s lightweight and instantly pulls my look together. This color is hot, hot, hot!

20140130-103712.jpgWorn with a gold Guess watch, and a Kate Spade pyramid bangle in matching neon.

Such a fabulous time at Kendra Scott! Follow us on Instagram @fashionbeautysisters.

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Going Out!

What do you do when you aren’t in the mood to full on blow-dry-and-style your hair? 1 HAT + 1 LOW SIDE BUN = INSTANT HAIR STYLE! Boom! Easy.

It’s no secret that I love a great wedge hi top sneaker! Buyers beware: there are many weird looking ones out there! Be very choosy. These Aldo’s are my fave signature wedge kicks; sleek, classy and fabulous. Also, IN LOVE with this wide-brimmed hat!

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OUTFIT: HAT, Shop Primadonna // JACKET, Forever 21 // PANTS, Bebe // SHOES, Aldo.

Fun Fact: Every piece of this outfit has appeared several times on the blog before, in other outfits (besides the hat)!!! A great wardrobe is about mixing and matching key pieces. No need to break the bank!

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What I Wore: Last Breakfast of 2013

My husband and I enjoyed our last breakfast date of 2013 in Laguna Beach. A clear, but crisp morning called for layers! Bidding farewell to December, I wore pine green, Christmas red, and snowy white!

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DETAILS:
GREEN SCARF: Forever 21
DISTRESSED JACKET and FLANNEL SHIRT: Abercrombie & Fitch
SUPER COATED SKINNIES: Bebe
HI-TOPS: Aldo Shoes

Happy 2014, everyone! May it be filled with miracles, joy and lots of LOVE!

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Bring On the Cheer!!!

Merry Christmas, fashion lovers! Today we celebrate the birth of our King Jesus! I am most thankful for that beautiful and priceless gift! On to the style…

This is my last dress to share from our fabulous Thanksgiving trip last month, and what more perfect way to bring in the Christmas cheer than with a red and white combo?!

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My dress is Torn by Ronny Kobo (a celebrity FAVORITE), and all of my Jewels are Kendra Scott. Clutch from Arden B., and shoes by Michael Antonio.

Merry Christmas!

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A Black Tie Affair

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I have been VERY EXCITED to share this GORGEOUS Jovani couture gown with you!!! Added bonus: It’s my hubby’s debut on the blog! Well, his photo that is. We had an amazing time with my family, for a black tie evening. I love this floor-length sparkler, styled with a formal updo, and diamond jewels. {I did my own hair and make up.} This is yet another ensemble from our glamorous, fun Thanksgiving vacation! I love David’s modern take on black tie formal, going with a dark grey, charcoal and black combo. I love him so much!!!

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Always remember, fashionistas, your BEST accessory is a true and genuine smile!!!

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Bon Voyage!!!

For the Thanksgiving holiday weekend the Fashion.Beauty.Sisters took a getaway trip down the coast, all the way to Ensenada. You’ll get all the fashionable details over the next few weeks.

Day 1: En route to our fabulous cruise!

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ABOVE: SWEATER & SKINNY JEANS: A&F // SCARF: ZARA // HAT: From a street cart vendor I found in Rome, Italy // BRACELET: Mrs. Hipp Designs (Instagram @mrshippdesigns) // BAG: Kate Spade weekender bag.

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Earth Tones & Fab Accessories

Bringing you earth-tone realness today. I LOVE my new wrap bracelet by Mrs. Hipp Designs, and these ALDO hi-top sneakers in beige!!!!! Sweater by Zara, olive green pants by Old Navy, and glasses by Jessica Simpson.

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I mixed the wrap bracelet with a gold cross bracelet from Francesca’s. I am OBSESSED with this leather wrap, beaded bracelet!! I’ve always wanted one, but the high quality ones like this literally retail for hundreds of dollars. This designer makes them for $40-$100 per design, custom! Annnnnnnnd, you’re welcome for finding her! Follow her on Instagram to order @mrshippdesigns. I love mine so much. Real leather and real silk make for a super strong wrap.

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Enjoy!!!

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Casual Dinner Party!!

The hubby and I went to a FABULOUS, fun, laughter-filled, DELICIOUS dinner at a great friend’s home. We enjoyed incredible food, and even better company. I wore this outfit, and included a shot of the pants so you could see the cool texture. They are Bebe Jeather Skinny Icon pants (jean + leather = jeather).

20131119-223023.jpgABOVE: PANTS: Bebe // TOP: VS PINK // NECKLACE: Forever 21 // ARM PARTY: Guess, Kendra Scott, Stella & Dot // HEELS: Jessica Simpson (SUPER COMFORTABLE HEELS!!!!!).

If you go with skin-tight pants, be sure to wear a looser top to avoid looking like “The Wondrous Spandex Lady!” And pump it up with great accessories. Happy outfitting!

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Concert Outfit: Boyce Avenue

I got to see Boyce Avenue perform their last show of this tour- it was amazing. For my concert-going outfit I was committed to not buying ANYTHING – my entire ensemble was already in my closet. Great feeling to remix your wardrobe and get more out of it!!! 20131103-221919.jpg
ABOVE: SHIRT: VS PINK // FLANNEL & DESTROYED JEANS: Abercrombie & Fitch // SHOES: Converse All Stars in white // NECKLACE: Nashelle // WATCH: Guess // BRACELET: Stella & Dot.

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If you haven’t heard their music already, check out Boyce Ave. on YouTube HERE. Keep your acoustic concert outfits casual, comfortable and of course cute!

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Quilted Leather & Camo!!!

A quilted leather jacket is a MUST for the season, and camo pants (very on trend right now) have always been a favorite of mine. I love the quilted arm, structured shoulder, and cloth/zipper torso details on this jacket… Paired with moto boots that I found at TJ Maxx.

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These earrings, normally SUPER pricey, I found for only $10.00 on eBay!!!! They are authentic Tasha brand (sold usually at Nordstrom). Can’t beat this quality at this price!

20131023-090912.jpgYou don’t need to break the bank to have fun style. Buy basics from bargain stores and put them all together in a way that you love!

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The LBD!

“One is never overdressed or underdressed with a Little Black Dress.” -Karl Lagerfeld

As promised on our Instagram @fashionbeautysisters, the details on this outfit! Read below for my commentary on these fab heels!!!

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20130929-191611.jpgI love these shoes!!! Not only for the style, but they are surprisingly the single-most comfortable pair of heels in my entire closet! NOT KIDDING. Didn’t even need to break them in. They don’t have a platform, which typically makes a heel less comfortable, but these are pure perfection! I definitely recommend the Guess “Lala” shoe!

Dress up your LBD any way you please, because this classic style is sure to be a hit!!

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Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick!

It’s definitely a berry lipstick kind of day! I love that it matches the piping on my dance leotard, & it’s such a happy color!

20130918-074727.jpgDETAILS: LIPSTICK: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Berry Couture// MASCARA: MAC Zoom Lash in black & Covergirl Lashblast Volume in very black waterproof // Not wearing any bottom eye liner & mascara for a fresh, wide-awake look // HAIR: Natural texture, no blowout.

Now about this LIPSTICK!!! I say this with total seriousness: The Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick & Lipgloss are the absolute BEST drug store lipstick & gloss I’ve ever bought! 100%!!!!! The best! I only bought the matching berry colors to try it out, but I will certainly get more in the future.

20130918-082930.jpgThis is just as amazing as high end designer lipsticks. I almost never like drug store lipstick as much as the “expensive stuff.” In fact, this lipstick makes me NOT like any of my other drug store lipsticks anymore, because it’s SO GOOD! Soft, truly lustrous almost like a gloss, brilliant color, goes on smooth & lasts a long time. The gloss is soft, not sticky, & very shiny. I love it!!!!!! Definitely get some for yourself in the color of your choice.

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Weekend Casual

My casual outfit on Sunday while running errands. Why do I post so many “errands” outfits? Because most of us don’t spend their Sundays on red carpets, and doing press interviews! We all need cute, accessible outfits on the regular.

20130910-072013.jpgABOVE: TANK: Victoria’s Secret PINK // SKIRT: Abercrombie & Fitch // JEWELRY: Tiffany & Co. // GLASSES: Salt. Optics.

If you wear a detailed or patterned skirt, like my lace one, keep the top ultra simple! Otherwise the outfit looks overwhelming instead of easy-breezy. This black tank is the right balance for this style.

20130910-072341.jpgI like this ensemble because its comfortable, and can go from errands, to hanging with friends, to a family BBQ. Having multi-purpose pieces in your closet is key to building a functional wardrobe. What are some of your favorite casual pieces?

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SUPER Fun LBD!

20130906-202431.jpgI absolutely love this LBD! Such a fun fit-and-flare cut. I styled it with a voluminous pony tail and fabulous statement necklace, for a polished look.

A lot of people asked where my dress was from, and I almost didn’t want to tell them! It was such a steal from TARGET! I should have gotten two of them because it was so inexpensive. Necklace is from Forever 21 ($9.00).

You could style this dress a million different ways- casual, dressy, you name it! It’s an amazing closet staple!

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Dance Intensives: Studio Look

It’s important to dress for the occasion, and work is no exception! I have coached hip hop intensives over the past couple weeks, and this was one of my favorite looks.

20130830-073952.jpgABOVE: PANTS & SHIRT: Forever 21 // HAT: Lids // SHOES: Nike SB.

If we have a networking event with other dance companies, I dress professionally. For ballet class, a leotard of course, and for hip hop I get funky and fresh with it. Having the right ensemble really sets the tone and gets me pumped for the task at hand! This is a hair and make up look I had with a different hip hop outfit. The hoops are from Francesca’s, and I’m wearing Lancôme Hypnose Star mascara.

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PUBLISHED ON PEOPLE.COM

20130828-234857.jpgThere are no words to describe the excitement I felt when People.com emailed me to say that my photo submission was published!!!!! I’m so grateful! Thanks to everyone who voted on this really fun poolside outfit I wore in Greece, I am grateful! People and People Stylewatch are two of my favorite publications; I am thrilled!

You might remember this outfit from a few posts ago. Here’s a higher resolution pic.

20130828-235130.jpgENSEMBLE: CAFTAN: Arden B. // HAT: Target // SANDALS: Rainbow.

Dressing fabulously and functionally is EASY on vacation! A bright beach cover up and an oversized hat make the look complete!!!

Thanks for the support everyone! What’s your favorite thing to wear on vacation?

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Recent Finds I Love!!!

Hello Fashion Dolls!!! I definitely recommend these new finds!

HAPPY 1 YEAR WEDDING ANNIVERSARY!!! MY HUSBAND GOT ME BEAUTIFUL, THOUGHTFUL AND ROMANTIC GIFTS FOR OUR FIRST WEDDING ANNIVERSARY…and one of the gifts he got me were these GORGEOUS earrings in clear amethyst from Kendra Scott.

20130812-182648.jpgTHANK YOU, HUBBY!!! I love them! I wore them with this outfit…

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I am really happy with this new mascara and lipstick; the lip color is the perfect nude with a hint of light pink!

20130812-184009.jpgWearing both the Lancôme mascara and fabulous Dior lip color here:

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And lastly, this recent find…fun details on this dress!

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Flying Home! Airport Style…

Flying home from Alaska, with multiple layovers … It was a LONG travel day, so comfort was a must! I love this cozy scarf because it doubles as a soft pillow, without the bulkiness of those semi-doughnut neck support pillows.

20130805-143608.jpg Check out the airport styles of these celebrities (L to R; Jennifer Aniston, Miranda Kerr, Sandra Bullock, Eva Longoria):

20130805-144207.jpgWhere are you traveling next, and what do you plan to wear? Hope this gives you some fun ideas!

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Kendra Scott Grand Opening!!!

20130726-223440.jpgThe Kendra Scott Store in Fashion Island had the most FABULOUS Grand Opening party!!!

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There were custom Italian chocolates, red carpet atmosphere, delicious food, cocktails, KS execs, jewelry on display, photographers and of course the famous Color Bar by Kendra Scott! All of the KS ladies looked gorgeous, and were great hosts. It was seriously amazing! The goodie bags were SO FAB too! Cori, and everyone else at the Fashion Island store- you rocked this event. I had a blast.

BELOW: With the KS girls, and rockin’ my new Morgan Stud Earrings in white, which I got that night (OBSESSED WITH THE EARRINGS!!!).

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20130726-064307.jpgABOVE: Showing off the Morgan Stud Earrings in Black.

BELOW: Photo op! Super fun, I have to admit. Check out the September issue of Riviera Magazine for an article about this Kendra Scott grand opening.

20130726-064531.jpg BELOW: Got new turquoise Danielle earrings from Kendra Scott that night – I wear them all the time!!! I love them. How cute are those custom, KS Italian chocolates? They were so delish.

20130726-065225.jpg BELOW: Girl time with Cori; when you shop at the Newport store ask for her! She’s the best!

20130726-171921.jpg BELOW: I fell in love with this bracelet!!! I didn’t leave with it, but it’s definitely on my wish list!

20130726-220614.jpg BELOW: My fabulous goodie bag from the party; I’m lovin’ the Kendra Scott beverage cooler!

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The party was a HIT! I have a great time whenever I’m at that store!

Everyone go check out the amazing Fall 2013 Modern Treasures Collection by Kendra at kendrascott.com; gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! These are my fave pieces from the new collection, and I can’t wait to try them on!!!

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