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Day At Santana Row {Part 1}

July 10, 2015
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Happy Friday Lovelies! I hope you’re in the mood for shopping because today I’m going to take you with me on a fun day at one of my favorite shopping destinations in the San Francisco Bay Area – Santana Row! Nestled at the heart of the Silicon Valley, this upscale outdoor shopping mall really has it all — amazing food, all your favorite clothing stores, top notch beauty salons, cool hangout spots and gorgeous scenery. What more could a girl ask for, right?

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If you’re like me, chic and relaxed clothes are an absolute must when going out. This flowy tunic from Splendid is the perfect representation of that statement. It feels so comfortable and look luxurious. There is so much movement with this tunic that it’s really fun to wear.

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How cute is this clutch? Love it, love it, love it! This is such a fun and pretty piece from Ted Baker. I hate wearing bulky handbags when going shopping, so this petite floral clutch is perfect for the occasion.

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A simple and effortless dress like this needs a pretty statement necklace like this gorgeous piece from Carolee.

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After starting my day off with a little shopping, I hit up Drybar for a blowout. Pampering is must, ladies! It was my first time at Drybar and I have heard so many amazing things about this place. My bestie Michelle had her hair done here for my wedding and I was so impressed!

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My stylist was Brandon. As soon as we met, I knew I was in great hands. After looking at the menu, I decided to get a Mai Tai. In case you’re not familiar, a Mai Tai at Drybar is a fancy name for loose, beachy waves. Quite creative I must say! Haven’t had a hair makeover in awhile, I was pretty stoked and excited to get my hair done. Are you ready to see the result? Read part 2 of my day at Santana Row.

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Special thanks to Santana Row, Ted Baker, Splendid and Drybar for partnering on this post!

Day At Santana Row {Part 2}

July 10, 2015
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So much waves and volume! I have attempted to do “beachy waves” on my own in the past, but I never quite got it right. I really love how bouncy and full the curls are yet they feel so light and airy. Brandon did such a great job that I think I might have gotten myself a new addiction. :)

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After the blowout, I met my husband for lunch at Left Bank, one of my favorite restaurants in Santana Row. The food here is always amazing, and I feel like I’m being transported to Paris whenever I dine here. It’s such an adorable place. Heading out for our lunch date, I decided to make a quick outfit change. These shorts and blouse set from Ted Baker got me dreaming of early fall already. They’re the perfect combination of cute and classy. Don’t you agree?

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My absolute favorite item on the menu is this dish called “Mussel Frites”. The mussels are cooked to perfection; they’re always so plump and juicy. Just looking at this photo makes me haaangry all over again.

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How pretty is this view and that wine bar is adorable! Lunch at Santana Row sure has its perks.

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Thanks for coming along with me on this fun-filled day at Santana Row. I can’t wait to share more of my favorite shopping destinations in the San Francisco Bay Area with you soon. If you haven’t caught Part 1 of my Day at Santana Row, you can read it here or click below! Have an amazing weekend everyone!

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Special thanks to Santana Row, Ted Baker, Splendid, The DryBar and Left Bank for partnering on this post!

Tweed Coat & Color Block Dress

January 10, 2014
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Coat Calvin Klein | Dress F21 (Similar HERE) | Shoes Enzo Angiolini | Bag 23rd.com (similar HERE)

Happy Friday everyone! I bought this darling Calvin Klein tweed coat several months ago, but I wanted to wait to feature it until I had the right piece to pair it with. On the day of the shoot Boo (my hubs) asked me why I haven’t shot this beautiful coat. I told him there’s nothing in my closets (I have three, hehe) that looks right with it. Right at the moment when I said that, I had a quick flashback of this blue and black color block dress that I bought 2 years ago. I had only worn it once. Boo came in the room five minutes later after searching for it my closets and asked “You meant this one?”. Perfect! I love mixing pieces with different textures and colors, and I feel together, this dress and tweed coat compliment each other so well. When’s the last time you found a lost treasure in your closet?

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