Friday, June 19, 2015

#LIVcalypso


Happy Summer Solstice! It is officially pool party season and I am so excited to invite you to get summer style ready with me at Calypso St. Barth Santana Row. This super fun sip shop event will include some great deals, like 20% off your full purchase. Come get styled by me while enjoying some amazing Lemonade Moscato along with cupcakes! See you there!

RSVP: santanarow@calypsostbarth.com or on Facebook HERE




Friday, June 12, 2015

Father's Day Gift Guide 2015


Cocktail Connoisseur
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So excited to celebrate Father's Day next weekend! Surely to involve lots of yummy food and refreshing libations, I cannot wait to share some smiles with my pops under the California sun. 

Father's Day can be a challenging holiday to shop for. Buying something dad needs versus purchasing something dad wants can become quiet the conundrum. Helping you solve these shopping woes, I have paired up with Santana Row to bring you some simple and stylish ideas certainly to be a hit with any father. 



Menswear Master
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With Father's Day falling on the same day as the first official day of summer, why not give dad a gift that says RELAX and ENJOY. I love the idea of a fool proof summer cocktail set and what is more swanky than a Moscow Mule kit? Copper mugs, cocktail tools and even ginger beer can all be found at Sur La Table!

For that dad that is always on-the-go, help him do it with some style. I personally love a man who can accessorize for its a chance to show some swagger. A timeless work bag to tote around from home to work or some sweet sunnies he can throw on during lunch or on the weekends are always a win win!

Happy Shopping!!!


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Dots and Daisies


It has been a whirlwind of travel alongside a handful of events for me the last 3 months and boy what fun it has been. San Diego, Austin, Atlanta and LA. Restaurant previews, style shows, dog meet-ups. If you follow me on Instagram (@LivingInVogue) you already got a peak at the places I was lucky enough to visit and some of the cute things that came home with me. I think the thing that I really love the most about travel, and just exploring in general, is how it always helps me grow taste wise. From architecture to local food flavors, I love looking for style inspiration everywhere and in everything! I allow it to guide me to try new colors and cuts, as well as new textures and prints. 

This mod mini and these strappy sandals were both travel finds. I scored the shoes at a local thrift shop in Austin, The Family Thrift Store, located on South Congress Ave. Taking note from all the fabulously curated local vintage shops, I was totally in search of items mostly saturated in earth tones with a very boho-chic Austin vibe. Thus when I spotted the sandals they were a no brainer especially because they were only $2. I found the dress in LA at the always faithful Crossroads Trading Co. on Venture Ave. A sucker for any Daisy print, its retro vibe had me at Hello. 

I streamlined the whole look with some of my go-to items. Yet by far, I think my best outfit accessory was Mr. Oliver. Recently introduced to Benni Barker, I am smitten over their cute collection of dog bow ties. I must say Mr. Oliver matched my dress flawlessly in his Navy Pin Dot number (shop it HERE). Quiet the ham in front of the camera, stay tuned to see two more looks Mr. Oliver has in store for you!


Bowtie Benni Barker 
Mod Mini Crossroads Trading Company 
Vintage Rings Alameda Pointe Fair
Shoes Family Thrift Store 
Coach Clutch Black and Brown

I wore this ensemble to an amazing restaurant preview at local Los Gatos Toll House Hotel. Relaunching its menu and look, VERGE restaurant and lounge treated guests to some delish craft cocktails, as well as some scrumptious small bites. A beautiful set-up and stellar service, I cannot wait to go back for another Green Tea Macha Fizz this sunny season! Happy almost summer pretties.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

2015 Mother's Day Gift Guide


Staycation Mom 
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I don't know whether its the early warm weather or just that I am obsessed with the season's style trends, but for my 2015 Mother's Day guide I have summer travel on my mind! Whether you are shopping for a mom or you are a mom and just treating yourself this Mother's Day, I have teamed up with Santana Row to bring you some perfect presents with summer style flair!

For the new mom who might be planning a local "staycation", why not get her some gifts worthy of making her daily routine a little more glam. I personally love the idea of gifting these Annieglass Dishes paired with Kate Spade's MOM necklace. Not only is the necklace a classic piece that can be dressed up or dressed down, but how cute will it look displayed in one of these heart shaped pretties with some other everyday baubles. LOVE! Annieglass is a new store at The Row and its selection of luxury tableware is must shop. For that around-town mom, a fun tote and cute water bottle are a great gift set. Vera Bradley has an amazing selection of totes, which can grow from a diaper bag to a weekend trip purse. I am also pretty smitten on this Soda and Scotch top as a simple but sweet present. "You are my MAISON" translated to "You are my HOME", how fitting of a gift for any mom. Home is where the heart is and if your like me my mom is my heart! 


Vacation Mom 
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For that mom ready to take flight, consider gifting summer travel essentials that don't sacrifice style for function. How sweet is Paper Source's "Make Everyday An Adventure" makeup bag, paired with Kate Spade's "Ready For Departure" passport holder. WANT! If you are looking for a statement present, Letarte has a bevy of chic beach style dresses with en trend tassel and embroidery details.

Santana Row will also be hosting a number of Mother's Day Dining restaurant specials so make sure to check that out.

With a couple of summer trips in my future I think I might need all of these. I mean dog moms are real moms too you know! LOL. Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Summer Dreamin


Hello lovelies! Warm weather is brewin in California and its got me majorly crushing on en trend tropical hues and prints. I am so in love with this spring/summer season's color pallet. A mix of subtle brights, pale pastels and earthy neutrals, making a look pop is definitely taking an understated cool approach in 2015. For my look, I paired a quirky aqua blue crop top with a simple maxi skirt, adding woven accessories for a casual feel. Wearing this outfit to Sunday brunch, I found it only fitting to incorporate some sparkle with a sweet vintage brooch.  Stay cool Cali!


Top H&M
Vintage Purse Kuzak's Closet
Skirt Goodwill
Vintage Sandals Kuzak's Closet