Wednesday, May 23, 2012

My new handbag and shoe crush: Carlo Pazolini

The first four images, I'm in love with the handbags. They are classic with a little bit of quirky details which I love. The last two images are the shoes that caught my eye:). I'm getting the black flats as soon as they are available! The are so different. Plus, the prices are amazing! Sadly, there isn't an ecommerce site yet. But, the people I've spoken to at the stores are amazing! So if you are like moi and see a pair you have to have, just call one of the stores and feel like you at being assisted in store:)
To stay updated, follow Carlo Pazolini on facebook and twitter.

Check out Tamu McPherson of All The Pretty Birds sharing her closet with StyleLikeU

Get ready to be inspired:

Monday, May 21, 2012

Tucson ladies!! This is the spa event to attend on June 1st, hosted by the AZ Spa Girls

The AZ Spa Girls are offering their amazing Summer Spaah Series in Tucson for the first time!  They usually hold these events all over Phoenix and Scottsdale.  I'm so sad to be missing this since I'll be out of town, but I had to share the opportunity with everyone. 
Here is the scoop:
Tickets to the spa events include:  Open house style evening party with complimentary food, wine and spa samplings.
Certificate for a 50 or 60-minute spa service of your choice (services vary by location).
Commemorative spa beach bag filled with goodies.  (Who doesn't LOVE a goodie bag!?  You can get a sneak peak of what's inside by following them on twitter or facebook:)
5% donation to Fresh Start Women’s Foundation.  It always feels good to give back when you're having fun:)
All events include an opportunity to support Fresh Start by purchasing raffle tickets for divine items such as fine jewelry, premiere wines, snack baskets, spa services and more!
Here is how to make this all happen:
Date of event: Friday, June 1
Time: 5-8 PM
Location:  Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa at The Westin La Paloma  
Tickets are $115, but they are offering a $20 coupon "GOTUCSON" for Tucson attendees!!!  Purchase a ticket online at
Another amazing perk for the day!
The resort is extending a $99 room rate to our guests for the entire month. All details are at the link below:

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Stay tuned: Headed to Portland, Oregon

And you don't want to miss out.  I always go to the best restaurants, boutiques and stay tuned.  Make sure you are following me on Instagram, Foursquare, Twitter (@fashionalities), or Facebook that way you can explore the town with me.  I'd say Twitter or Facebook will have it all. And if you miss all of that I will also have a few posts for what to do when visiting PO on the blog after the trip as well:)  Stay tuned!



Thursday, May 17, 2012

My new must-have: Sun Visors + a DIY

Visor trend

I can't believe I'm even saying I'm into a sun visor!  I hated them when I was in middle school.  But, that's probably because the doc advised I wear to cover my scar...oh well...almost 10 years later I'm finally into them:)  I actually got interested because I saw a lady rocking one at the YMCA while I was at my swim aerobics class.  It was raffia (something I'm addicted to right now) and from Target! I went right after class and picked up the last one!  Then, funny enough I connected with this PR office that works with Scala hats and they sent me a raffia sun visor with a cotton top portion.  Right away I thought DIY project was int he works!  This would be perfect to add brooches to.  Kind of like what the Marni for H&M hats did with their leftovers.:)  I thought you could use one large, statement brooch and just pin it on.  Or get a variety of smalls ones that go together and have fun with a variety. 
I'm also loving how people are styling them now...not so sporty.  I love how you can pair them with a dress or even a skirt set.  GENIUS!  Kind of like how people are wearing their baseball caps now too...It's all about trying something unexpected.
This is the Scala Sun Visor from the Raffia Reflection that I received from the publicists.  It comes in 7 different colors.  It usually costs $35, but they are offering a great deal where all of my lovely readers receive 20% off by using this link!  Or use promo code: ScalaVisor Enjoy!  Expires 6/30/12.  P.S. Even Conde Nast Traveler thinks these visors are a must have:)

The Target version is no longer available online...but, just in case you can find it in store I found a similar style on google images I thought I would share so you know what to look for.  It's by Merona and around $12 or so.

Wishing all Schutz shoes were available in the US

I'm pouting...all of the cute styles for the Schutz brand that I see on Facebook and on the snapette are never available for sale in the states...what's that about? I even reached out to their publicist trying to see what's up and nada...and I've searched eBay with no luck...the wedge is the main style I'm drooling over. But, there are just so many cute styles. I just need to go to Brazil:)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

My new obsession: Coin Bracelets

The Theodora & Callum Copper Dominique Bracelet that got me started:)  $225, but out of stock
I think I started going gaga over coin bracelets when I saw one on Theodora & Callum that was sold out...after that, I couldn't get them out of my head.  I started a search on Etsy and saw that there were a variety to choose from, of course:)  I hadn't even thought about it at first, but I'd really like to find an all Indian coin bracelet, or now even make one for myself with the coins we have laying around the house from India:)  We shall see.  Until then, here are the styles that stood out to me on Etsy:)

New Obsession: Coin Bracelets

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Jenna Lyons and J.Crew - Fall Line 2012

How did I not know Jenna Lyons would be on TV soon? May 24th! Mark your calendar! This will be good!  Get the behind the scenes look at J. Crew for Fall 2012.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Movies I can't wait to see!

There are so many good movies coming out...thought I would share a few trailers I'm excited about:)

This is already out, but I haven't seen it yet...has anyone seen it? Thoughts? This just looks AMAZING and our friend, Ed Westwick from Gossip Girl is in it:) I love Johnny Depp:)

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Travel Essentials

I'm going on my last trip for probably a while since I'm having twins and all.  I'm kind of excited and sad at the same time.  I'm always on the go so this will be crazy to stay put.  Here are a few of my essentials for traveling.
A perfect trip is centered around having these necessities...what am I missing?  What do you travel with?

Travel Essentials

$225 -

$49 -

Josie Maran Argan Lip Treatment
$18 -

Clinique face moisturizer
$36 -

L Occitane body moisturizer
$10 -

Caudalie beauty product
$18 -

1-2: Fun reads!  City of Style profiles fab fashionistas in Cali and breaks down all the places you'll want to shop in the city!:)   Domino mag is back and I'm LOVING it!  It's a little pricey, but they only come out quarterly right now it looks like.  The next issue comes out in September.  Get ready to be inspired! 
3.  This is my new favorite snack!  They taste good and they are healthy.  If you forget to stock up, I think that Starbucks carries them:)
4.  The Navajo blanket scarf is perfect for travel to wrap yourself on a drive or a cool flight.  Plus, this scarf was featured on the Gossip Girl this week and is on sale for ONLY $49!!!!

5.   Eww, taking off shoes to go through security, yuck!  These little socks are too cute and you can rock them on the plane if you want to kick off your shoes:)
6.  I've shared this L.L. Bean Signature bag before as a diaper bag...but, it's perfect for traveling!  I'll have my iPad, books, and other essentials carried in here and carry a smaller cross body bag for the i.d. and lipgloss:)
7.  I just LOVE the Stephanie Johnson travel bags!  They are perfect and look tres chic!  This one is a perfect size and has compartments for keeping everything organized. 
8-11.  When you get on that plane you are just going to dry out, so to keep refreshed I come armed with all of these products.  Plus, drink plenty of water.  That way you don't come off the plane feeling disgusting:) 

Just because it's always good for a refresher, here are the regulations from TSA...

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Birthday gift time:) Searching on TWO NYC

Which TWO New York caftan should I many cute ones I can't decide!!!

This is how the style looks on.

New Obsession: Josie Maran meets Argan Oil

I'm officially obsessed!  I had heard about the Josie Maran line since it came out...but, never tried for some reason.  Recently I heard how the Josie Maran sunscreen is the BEST au' natural option out there because it doesn't leave you looking pasty and white:)  I was like let me try this.
Went into SEPHORA to buy and it was SOLD OUT!  I was like if it's sold out this stuff is good!  The sales lady (not sure if that is the PC term at this time...sorry) told me that they had a sample version that came with a cleanser for only $20.  I was a little put off at first since I just wanted the SPF...but, now I am so glad this happened!  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the cleanser and can't wait to try the entire line.  I will be buying the full product too as well.
The first product I used that made me fall in love:)  $20

I started using Argan Oil as a moisturizer a while ago.  Just using the oil from Whole Foods.  But, I'm hooked that that is the key ingredient in all of the Josie Maran products.  As soon as I am done with the Argan Oil I'm using I'm definitely buying her brand and seeing what the difference might be, besides the size:)

Here are a few of the products I'm planning on trying and a video about the company and why Josie Maran started it all.  I found it interesting and wanted to share because it made me love the brand even more:)

I won this lip gloss in a giveaway I signed up for online...really excited to try!  $20
I LOVE anything that makes you glow and this is supposed to do just that.  Can't wait to try this!  $28
This is the limited edition bottle of Argan Oil for $48...the regular is only $14, but I like the pretty bottle, sue me:) 

So, what's so great about Argan Oil?  Here is what they share on the SEPHORA site for Josie Maran:
What it is:A limited-edition 100% Pure Argan Oil. What it does:100% Pure Argan Oil is a legendary oil that's rich in vitamin E and essential fatty acids, and grown organically in Morocco. With its multitasking benefits, this oil can be used for many areas including hydrating and nourishing skin, as a daily moisturizer, skin treatment, treating split ends, and softening cuticles. It's gentle enough to use on all skin types and is believed to help with skin conditions including acne. Argan oil easily absorbs into skin to give you a youthful, dewy glow, and has astonishing healing, conditioning, and antiaging properties to keep your skin and hair nourished and revitalized and to keep you looking beautiful from head to toe.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Pregnant Pause: Mommy Style Rocks!!!

Mommy Style Rocks!!

The Jumper
$258 -

The Caftan
$248 -

I'm so excited about my recent fashion finds that can be worn while I am preggers with TWINS right now and after.  I really don't want to lose my style after having twins and taking care of 3 kids.  I just can't give in to wearing sweats, maybe sometimes...and wearing them in a fun, unique way.  But, I've recently found these couple of brands that make me feel like I can do it easily and comfortably.  

*Hatch Collection is a maternity line that is like no other.  I've already shared about them here.  But, they are just so amazing and I love how their styles go with the shoes I just had to share again:)
*TWO NY is a caftan company that started because of two mothers that wanted clothing that was comfortable and chic.  I love how they use textiles and sari's to create these amazing caftans!  I am getting the Monica caftan for my Bday, so get ready to see me rocking this soon:)   Also, don't miss the opportunity to buy the collection on a site called, EDITION01.  I just signed up today.  You can usually purchase through the designers via their site, but I think this site would be fun and if you sign up and use my invite you can receive a $100 gift card for the site!
*Mohop ShoesI found out about this through the BUMP IT UP website.  And although she was giving these shoes as an option for preggers ladies, they are perfect for anyone.  They come in low, mid and high heel heights.  At one time I wouldn't have even considered the low and mid...but, now that's all I'm thinking about;)  I also love that the straps can also be vintage sari's!  How genius!!
* Avarcas USA: I just found out about these shoes through a fab blogger, Love Maegan.  I saw them on her instagram page and had to find out more about them.  They come in flats and a slight wedge.  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these!  They are made in Spain and you can so see the Spanish influence!  Plus, they are such a reasonable price: $75 flats, $85 wedge.  They also offer men's and kids styles so I will have to get some mommy & me and daddy & me styles going as well:)

The look for less: Lemlem scarf vs. Merona Target Scarf

There is no denying that the Lemlem scarf is great quality and for a good cause...but, a good price is a good price. When I saw the Xhilaration scarf on sale I had to have it for only $8!

Lemlem scarf from J. Crew, $60

Xhilaration for Target Scarf $8 (on sale)