Virtual Outfit Giveaway

I am having a great response to the virtual outfits
I offer on my blog, and boy are they fun to do!
So I thought I'd give one away, sounds good right?
You pick any old occasion or nothing at all just everyday wear for your life.
And one lucky ready will get a free virtual outfit which I will post on this blog.

How do you win?
Leave a comment with your outfit idea.

What you want more then one chance to win?
Tweet about it and leave me a comment with link
Facebook about it and leave a comment with link
Blog about it and leave a comment with a link

Enter until Sunday September 6th at 9:00 pm PST
Edited to say:Winner selected at random
Fall/Summer Set

So does everyone know about Piperlime?
They are part of the Gap, and they carry shoes.
Well guess what ?They have some higher end clothing too!
Not a large selection, but what they have is so cute!!
And if you shop at any of the Gap Stores online,
it is just one cart and one straight shipping fee, pretty cool?

This set is perfect this next month as things begin to cool down,
in those Northern States. It is also a great evening set for those of us
living in the warmer Southern States.

American Eagle Skinny Cropped Jeans $40
White Ribbed Tank Top Gap $15
Trina Turk Military Style Jacket Piperlime $278
Ruffled Ballet Flats Urban Outfitters $19
Embroidered French Connection Clutch Piperlime $128
Peace Belt Target $22.99
Harmonica Necklace Mod Cloth $16
10% Off Vintage Fashion

Enter code "Affiliate10" for 10% off

Any order at ModCloth!

My Button

I am so excited Shari at Spearmint Baby made my this button:

Grab This Button:
So if you'd like please feel free to take it to post on your blog,
Facebook, twitter etc, etc.

Another Hot One

another hot one

WOW we are having that lovely 100+ heat wave week that we get every Summer in San Diego.
So really all I can bear to assemble for you guys are shorts and dresses.
Hopefully by next week we will be back to our lovely typical San Diego weather.
And I can start thinking about fall.

White Denim Shorts so cute and on sale $19.97
Patent Flip Flops $12.99
Both of these are at Tillys
Back-to-School Sale @ Tilly's - Save Up To 70%

Ruffle Front tank
All Sale Items 50% Off at

Earrings ShopRuche $18

Sun Hat Spiegel $29

Sequin Peace Tote $32

Summer Shorts Set

Ruffle Front Shirt Alloy $15
Free Shipping on orders over $75! Use code AKKAFF. Offer ends 8.27.09.
Side Tab Shorts Tillys $13
Reef Sandals Tillys $15
Back-to-School Sale @ Tilly's. Get 20% any single item - Promo Code: SCHOOL20

Cross-stich Bag Anthropologie $88
Shimmer earrings Forever 21 $5.80
Bangle Bracelets Forever 21 $4.80

Polka Dot Dress


Since summer is winding down I want to appreciate every last warm day.
Days where we can just throw on a simple dress and shoes and be ready for the day.
ModCloth really has some great dresses, don't they?
And I am a sucker for Polka Dots.
Want to wear this in the fall? Add some grey leggings and a flowy cardigan.

Modcloth Dress $53 10% off (code Affiliate10)
10% Off Vintage Fashion

Enter code "Affiliate10" for 10% off

Any order at ModCloth!

Dahlia Head Band $15 Modcloth too
Embroidered Summer Bag French Connection Sale $29.99 (was $89.00)
Calvin Klein Ballet Flats Piperlime $88
Forget Me Knot Ring $50

Simple Summer Dress

Travel Bracelet

Just a simple summer set.
For any simple summer day.
I would like to wear this set and take the ferry to Coronado, wouldn't that be nice?
Or a cruise in the Seine river in Paris.
But you don't have to have big plans, just any summer day really!
I adore this dress with the seersucker lining.
I love seersucker is says summer and is such a classic fabric.

Strapless Dress Modcloth 10% Off Vintage Fashion

Enter code "Affiliate10" for 10% off

Any order at ModCloth!

Gold Sandals Piperlime $47.99
I own these and love them, a lot of people have asked where I got them,
here is your chance and guess what they are on sale, lucky you!
Travel Bracelet Shop Ruche $13.99
Red Clutch Target $14.99
Anchor Earrings Urban Outfitters $28

Bohemian Bathroom


This fun Bathroom is for those of us with a little Bohemian side.
Some simple ways to at a little pizazz to a builders bath...
Change the mirrors, lighting, add a fabric shower curtain,
some pretty hand towels, candles, any of these will give you a more upscale feel.
Paint the walls a cool crisp seafoam green or pale blue for a soothing
spa like feel. No boring white bathrooms!

Shower Curtain Target $30
Anthropologie has another version for $98
Mirror Target$31 (clearance was $90)
Shades of Light has another version for $325
Laundry Bag India Rose $56
Bath Mat India Rose $50
6 White Towels Target $37.99
Votives Nicole Jane Home $4.99
Lotion/Soap Pump Target $20
Soap Dish Target $20
Hand Towel Anthropologie $18
Pendant Lights Mothology $50
Soap The Bubble Room $16

Alloy Summer Clearance

Alloy Clearance
I found these great buys for you all tonight.

Spend $75 or more and get free shipping too!!

Designer Jeans 3 ways

Melissa Designer Jeans 3
Petite Joe Jeans from Anthropologie ( so comfy!!) $174
White Flutter Tank J.Crew
Wedge Sandals Target $24.99
Koi Necklace Forever 21 $4.80
Blue Chandelier Earrings Forever 21 $5.80
Black Shoulder Bag Gap $39.50
Designer Jeans Melissa 1
Joe's Jeans (see above)
Metallic Ruffle Shirt J.Crew $19.99
Pink Cardigan J.Crew $39.99
Wedge Sandals Target (see above )
Gold Bracelet Forever 21 $ 4.80
Hair Band $3.80
Skinny Belt $4.80
Designer Jeans 2
Joe's Jeans (See above)
Boyfriend Cardigan Old Navy $29.50
T-shirt Old Navy $5.00
Snake Skin Pumps Target $26.99
Zebra Belt Target $16.99
Grey Scarf $5.50
Gold Earrings Forever 21 $3.80

Denim Skirt Set 3 ways

Denim Skirt Melissa 1

Denim Skirt American Eagle $39.50
Ruffle Front Cardigan J.Crew $39.99
White T-Shirt Old Navy $7.50
Metallic Flip Flops J.Crew $29.99
Skinny Gold Belt Forever 21 $4.80
Cuff Bracelet Forever 21 $4.80
Chandelier Earrings Forever 21 $4.80
Denim Skirt Melissa 2

Denim Skirt American Eagle (click above)
White Flutter Tank J.Crew
Black and White Zebra Belt Target $16.99
Ballet Flats Old Navy $15.00
Koi Necklace Forever 21 $4.80
Hat Anthropologie $38.00
Melissa Denim Skirt 3
Denim Skirt American Eagle (see above)
Metallic Shirt J.Crew $19.99
Metallic Flip Flops J.Crew (see above)
Skinny Gold Belt Forever 21 $4.80 (see above)
Floral Hairband Forever 21 $3.80

White Capri Pants 3 ways

White Pants 1
These sets are for Melissa,
You may recognize some of these pieces.
from Monday and Tuesday?

White Pants J.Crew $19.99
Cotton Metallic Blouse J.Crew $19.99
Gold Flip Flops J.Crew $29.99
Skinny Belt Forever 21 $4.80
Shield Earrings Forever 21 $3.80
Mixed Bangles Forever 21 $6.80
Ruffled Sandals Target $19.99
White Pants 2
White pants J.Crew (see above)
Black T-shirt Old Navy $7.50
Petal Cardigan Forever 21 $26.00
Black Peep Toe Pumps Piperlime $49.00
Love Bracelets Forever 21 $4.80
Floral Stud Earrings Forever 21 $4.80
melissa white pant 3
White Pants J Crew ( see above)
White Flutter Tank Top J.Crew $19.99
Metallic Flip Flops J.Crew ( see above )
Skinny Belt Forever 21 ( see above)
Floral Earrings (see above)
Key Necklace Forever 21 $4.80

Black and White Skirt Three Ways

Remember our friend Melissa, the OC High School Teacher?
More outfits for her:
Black White Skirt 1
Black and White Skirt Forever 21 $17.80
White T-shirt Old Navy $7.50
Pink Cardigan J.Crew $39.99
Metallic Flip Flops J.Crew $29.99
Medallion Earrings Forever 21 $3.80
Bracelet Forever 21 $4.80
Black White Skirt 2 of 3

Black and White Skirt ( see above)
White T-Shirt ( see above)
Petal Cardigan Forever 21 $26
Black Peep Toe Pumps Piperlime $49
Key Necklace Forever 21 $4.80
Flower Earrings Forever 21 $4.80
Bangle Bracelet Set Forever 21 $6.80

Black White Skirt 3 of 3
Black and White Skirt (see above)
Black T-Shirt Old Navy $7.50
Peeptoe Pumps Piperlime $49 ( see above)
Chandiler Earrings Forever 21 $5.80
Koi Necklace Forever 21 $4.80

White Dress Sets

This weeks outfits are for Melissa a teacher in the OC.
She purchased 5 outfits last week.
I will be blogging her outfits all week.
She is 5' 1", adorable, and has long brown hair.
She wanted outfits that she could mix and match,
wear to school and out at night.
She can wear strapless at school as long as she wears a cardigan
and being in Southern California can wear dresses most of the year.
Today's sets all feature the white dress.

Melissa Dress #3

White Strapless Cotton Dress Petite J. Crew $78
Black Peep Toe Pumps Piperlime $49
Black Petal Trim Cardigan Forever 21 $26
Cuff Bracelet Forever 21 $5.80
Chandelier Earrings Forever 21 $5.80
Take off the Cardigan for a nighttime set.
melissa Dress #2

White Strapless Dress 2nd way
Pink Cardigan J.Crew $39.99
Ruffle Sandals Sand Target $19.99
Key Necklace Forever 21 $4.80
Jeweled Earrings $5.80
Bracelets Forever 21 $4.80

Melissa Dress#1

White Strapless Dress 3rd Way
Ruffled Cardigan J.Crew $39.99
Ruffled Shoes (above)
Cuff Bracelet ( above)
Flower Earrings Forever 21 $4.80
Skinny Belt Forever 21 $4.80

Modern College Look

Modern College

When I was in college Grunge was the look.
Oversized clothes, flannels, and Nirvana.

I have noticed some of that look creeping back into style.
Yes we can add some plaid and menswear items to our wardrobes;
However this time lets do it in a more flattering and feminine way, no?

Today's outfit does that I think.....

Charlotte Russe Plaid Dress $29

Charlotte Russe Homepage Banner

Leggings Old Navy $10
Pocket Watch Necklace $28
Handbag $25
Boots $224
Hat Anthropologie $38

Pretty Pink

pretty things

What do you think of my new blog design?
I am just in love with it.
The very talented Ellie at Rainy Day Templates designed it.

So I thought I'd do something a little different today.
These are just some pretty pink items I have found while shopping around.
I hope you love them as much as I do.

Pink Flower T J. Crew $45
Tickled Pink Bracelet Kate Spade $78
Pink Leather Bracelet Danielle Stevens $58
Pink Madden Girl Sandals $27.84
Damask Wallpaper
Bird Anthropologie $29.95
Suitcase Set $28
The Sweetest calling cards $50

Please let me know if there is anything special you'd like to see on my blog in the future!

Bachlorette Party

Bachlorette Party
One of the few splurge must have items I recommend is designer jeans.
In this case you get what you pay for and once you have them,
trust me you'll love them!!
Remember cute Lisa??
This set is for a Bachlorette Party she is attending.

Petite Joes Jeans Anthropologie $174
Silk Tank J.Crew $59.50 (sale)
Snake Pumps $10.48 (clearance)
Gold Clutch Target $12
Darling Dangle Earrings Forever 21 $5.80
Cuff Bracelet Forever 21 $7.80

Bridal Shower Brunch

Bridal Shower

This outfit was created for cute petite Lisa in Connecticut.
She purchased two outfits, this is the first.
This set is for a bridal shower brunch.
Lisa loves heels being 5'0" barely.
She also looks great in strapless dresses (she sent me some photos).
I selected this dress with the look of a strapless dress, and a bright color.
I prefer to buy nicer pieces on sale then generally cheap clothing for an event like this.

Dress J.Crew On Sale $78 comes in petite
Patent Leather Shoes Target On Sale $11.54
Clutch Forever 21 $7.50
Bracelet Forever 21 $7.80
Earrings Forever 21 $5.80

Come back tomorrow for the bachelorette party set.

Grey Ruffle Shirt Dress


Another great set that can transition into fall with tights or boots
and a cardigan. But wear it now as is.

Grey Shirt Dress Charlotte Russe $26.99

Charlotte Russe Homepage

Black Ballet Flats Urban Outfitters $19
Seude Ruffle Clutch Urban Outfitters $68
Antique Chair Necklace Urban Outfitters $9.99
Earrings $18.99

I also want to thank Christy at BeachBrights for the sweet post about my blog!!

Petite Designer Jeans


Green Tank $14.50
Petite Designer Jeans $174
YEAH!! Jeans without the alterations. Being 5' 4" I was excited to walk into
Anthropologie and Nordstrom and try on jeans that actually fit right off the rack.
It is a great day for those of us 5' 4" and under.
My favorite gladiator sandals $120
Necklace $4.80
Cuff Bracelet $19.99
Bag $19.99

Sophie's Tween Room

Sophie's Tween Room

I am headed to Vegas for a long weekend.
I may or may not post the next two days.
We will see how it goes :)
Anyway this room is for a friend/client's daughters new teen room.
She loves animals, and blue is her favorite color.
The have three dogs so I am suggesting they take close ups (like the one above)
of there dogs and frame those for the focal art in the room.
I used existing furniture

Vest trend


I just love this set. I think vests are going to be very big in the fall.
They really dress up a simple white t and jeans.

Vest $39.50
White T-shirt Or a white ribbed tank would look great too!
Boyfriend Jeans $39.95
Sandals $98
Bag $30
Necklace $15.99

The Belt


This outfit is great for summer,
switch out the sandals for a cute pair of
boots add a jean jacket and your ready for fall!

Black Dress $36.99
Embroidered Belt (I am seriously in love with this belt) $65
Earrings $9.99
Fringe Sandals $25.00

The Bag $29.99

Formal Evening Event

Maggie Event

My long time friend Maggie is co-chairing an evening fundraiser.
She came to me to request help dressing for the event.

Here is her outfit.

Pink Gown J.Crew $69.99
Gold Formal Sandals Chinese Laundry $49.99
Necklace Nest Pretty Things $27
Earrings Nest Pretty Things $24
Beaded Clutch Target $16.99