Art Conference and Shopping In Orange County

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byredo flowerhead perfume

christmas tree newport beach  Fun time this weekend going to Orange County for an Art Education Conference and doing some shopping with my oldest daughter Hailey.  She came down from San Diego and stayed with me in Irvine for conference and we did a little damage at Fashion Island.  Also got to see our good friends the Pearson’s who live in Corona del Mar.  I had my presentation early Saturday morning then headed down to shop with Hailey.

First stop was Neiman’s.  They were having their sale and had lots of designer items discounted.  Plus I love their shoe department.  So fun to look and ogle at the really expensive shoes like Jimmy Choo, Prada etc.

My friend Lisa had me try this perfume by Byredo and it is awesome.  I am not one to wear perfume but this smells so yummy.  I guess they are known for their Gypsy Water one but I really like the flowerhead. Continue Reading »

Spring Retail Therapy :)

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brynn pullover from anthropologie  Ok I have to admit my students definitely have spring fever but so do i.  It has been so busy with accreditation at school, figuring out college with Hailey and all my kids sports who could not use some retail therapy 🙂  I have been loving anthropologie these days.  I bought this top last month and it is a perfect in between for winter/spring beach weather.  I wore it down to San Diego for Hailey’s college tour and it was perfect.  Not too hot and not cold it lasted the plane ride and never wrinkled.  Love this top.


Just picked up this swim suit for Hawaii next month from and love it! I got the bikini bottom versus the tie one. It always bugs me to have ties on side.

Lastly, started trying to find a fun dress for Hailey’s graduation and found this one from anthropologie. Let me know what you think 🙂  Its my favorite color and its comfy.  The best thing is I can wear it with sandals or flats 🙂

anthropologie parkside dress

30th Reunion Day Outfit Continued

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reunion outfitI know I have spent way too much time on this 🙂  I purchased and tried on more dresses than I should have.  And my wonderful husband says just wear the same Besty Johnson black dress that I have had for years.  That is why I love my husband always has a simple solution.  I might go still to the over price shop in Capitola (they have wonderful things but pricey) and see what they have.  But the pic best describes what I would like to wear (minus Trevor my golden whose only desire is to go for a walk and fetch balls).  Not sexy but comfortable.  I told my friend Mary I wanted to wear something warm and comfortable and she said I sounded old 🙂  Anyhow it will be fun to catch up with friends that had a big impact on who I was in college and even now.  Thanks for listening and I will post yummy crock pot ham hocks and beans recipe tomorrow.

PS-wish Susie were here 🙂


30th High School Reunion and College Applications YIKES

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This fall has been busier than most 🙂  I think I say that every year but it’s really true this time!  While I am busy trying to figure out what to wear to my 30th high school reunion my oldest daughter is doing her college applications.  Pretty crazy what kind of grades and determination you need to get into college these days.  She has carried a heavy load, AP courses 3 high school sports, honor roll etc so please pray that she gets into her top choices.  Now onto the dress choices.  Below are my top choices…let me know what you would wear or prefer 🙂  Thanks for listening and have an awesome week!

Helmut lang dress

jcrew collection greta dress in sharp pink

More Fun Inexpensive Clothes Sites

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In the spring I stumbled upon this inexpensive clothing line called Joe Fresh.  They were trying to 6839e8a1e5f463ff9ba5b68179252d62get an online storefront but have not yet.  But what they are doing is selling their clothes through JC Penny 🙂  I recently purchased some of the colored crop jeans (only $16.99) and their workout clothes which seem to be of pretty good quality considering the price.  You can always search and get free shipping so why not get a pair?  Wanted to pass this along to all of you.  Also for those of you that know me well I am obsessed with J.CREW and just got this flannel baseball hat that is really cute for winter for only $39.50.


End of Summer Sales, Well I Love All Sales :)

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My other summer favorites are all the sales in retail.  It is that time when summer is coming to a close and all the fall fashion is out but it is still too hot to think about wearing 🙂  J.CREW and Kate Spade are two of my favorite places to shop on sale.  You can get up to 75% when Kate Spade is having a sale and J.CREW is always having discounts and specials for card members.  I just got a $100.00 Fall reward card to spend on merchandise.  Sign up for Kate Spade emails and they will notify you when there is a sale 🙂  Happy shopping for the end of summer!