Friday, June 23, 2017

Hi guys!
If you're wondering who this beautiful young one in a princess mini dress is, let me introduce you to my adorable daughter Jamie, my mini BFF who turns 15 today. She is camera shy but I managed to bribe her into shooting with me. We are currently on vacation in London where my older daughter has been residing for a while now to celebrate Miss J. Perfect time to get away, the heat wave in San Francisco has been too real.

Hope you had a great week. 
I had an extra busy week cleaning out my closet in anticipation of a soon to be held garage sale. So far I have nine 20 by 20 by 24 boxes packed and I'm not even close to done. To have this many clothes and still go through those days where I'm like 'I don't have anything to wear' is totally insane!

I'm on vacay for the next few weeks which is why this post is quite short cos my brain is on vacay too but I can't wait to catch up with everyone when I return. 

Oh by the way, I've gained close to 10lbs in one short week of being at home, who knows how many more I'll pack on before Summer is over, wow me!

Have a great rest of the month guys!

Mommy's Dress - Erdem (here)
Heels - So Kate by Christian Louboutin (here)
Bag - Yves Saint Laurent (here)

Jamie's Dress - Sheri Hill
Heels - Mommy's
Makeup - By Miss Jamie Herself! She enjoys playing with my makeup and even though she never wears makeup out ever, she's getting real good at creating all kinds of amazing looks! 

Thank you for stopping by, keep thinking the purple thoughts. Xx...

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Miss Jamie Turns 15

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Perfect for events as well as off duty hours, there’s very little not to love about jumpsuits. Their comeback was embraced by the fashion world and lately, they’ve become the outfit of choice by most it gals even in the face of umm, bathroom awkwardness. A creation of Anya By Vivien, this jumpsuit right here is nothing short of POWERFUL
The belt says it all.

I've known and been buddies with Vivien the gal behind Anya By Vivien for about seven years or so when we met at a friend's wedding in Washington DC and I can tell you right now that she is a master when it comes to creating outstanding pieces like the one I'm showing today. 
A deep v-neck jumpsuit made of polished cotton and finished with a detachable Ankara print cape, YES PLEASE!!!  

I adore the pleated sleeves and the bottom is long enough even for the tallest of gals. The addition of a belt to the already killer silhouette further accentuated the hourglass. 
So cute, sassy and different from any jumpsuit I own, this piece makes a statement without taking things over the top. Not that I'd complain cos I lean towards OTT sometimes too, Ha!

As you can see, the cut is quite low so I had on a purple (of course) crop top to keep the girls covered. However, Summer with it’s triple digit temps is around the corner and even though lots of bloggers have a ‘quickie’ (no pun intended) relationship with their outfits, I’ll gladly suffer through the summer heat wearing this gorgeous jumpsuit again, this time without the crop top. 
Stay tuned for that and more fab pieces from them.

Are you contemplating picking up a jumpsuit or two for summer? Or some fun pieces for that tropical getaway that’s in the works? Beach vacay or not, this one needs to be snagged asap and packed. Think weddings, graduation parties, sunset dinners or heck that patio overlooking the ocean candlelit dinner for two. You can’t go wrong with this, this and this either. I'm linking their Instagram here for more fabulous pieces. Thank me later now.
You’re welcome!

Your thoughts?

This is a sponsored post but all opinions are mine. Quoting SP, no place for B.S around here!

I'm always hungry for color and this Bougainvillea bloom had a jaw dropping 'wow' escape my lips. Did you catch my Insta post on them here? I knew right away I wanted to shoot there and hoped they'd hold their blooms until I returned. Some did, others not so much.  
Beautiful regardless!

Jumpsuit - Anya By Vivien (here)
Tribute Sandals - Yves Saint Laurent old (here)
Belt - Junya Watanabe Comme des Garcons (old)
Clutch - Nicole Miller (old)

Thank you for stopping by, keep thinking those purple thoughts. Xx...

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Jumpsuit Perfection: Anya By Vivien

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Even though we are close enough to the hottest time of the year, midi continues to be the best length for the transitional period between Spring and Summer. You're sick and tired of staying all covered up yet chilly Spring mornings aren't always 'bare it' friendly. Don't get me wrong, I love a good mini that often times requires a certain amount of attitude to rock (here) but I'll push for a polished midi over that any day. This length has become an it girl favorite and high street can't get enough of it. 
Are you on board?

If you’re a gal with a knack for for seeking out and acquiring the prettiest dresses, then I’m almost certain you scored this elegant guipure lace number that has been all the rage and famed by some of my favorite bloggers. It’s a total street style favorite and as soon as I set my eyes on it, I knew it was a must have for me. 
How did you style yours?

Today's Look 
Today I’m showing it styled with a shirt underneath as I just can’t seem to shake the early morning chill and more importantly because hard as I tried, I couldn’t find the burgundy partial slip it came with. You know what that means, I have to shoot this look again layered over the slip (or not) in the near future.

The multicolor stripped medallion guipure lace dress features a jewel neckline, short sleeve with frayed edges, a flattering a-line silhouette with a midi length hem that I adore (sorry, can't state that enough). The colors at play, the trendy geometric stripes and the richness of the lace fabric all make it simply amazing.

Designed by a high end line established in 2008, Alexis pieces are said to be made for the gal who embraces every aspect of femininity, sophistication and elegant ease. This dress exudes effortless chic especially paired with the rolled up sleeves for a total off duty look. A vintage red Chanel belt further emphasized the hour glass while a red chevron jumbo Chanel bag and black heels tied it all together. 

This is legit one to be seen in and so special to me but sadly there's only a few pieces left before its sold out. But here a other gorgeous pieces from the brand with equally rich patterns and flawlessly flirty silhouettes. 
This here, here, here, herehere , herehere , here and here are just tdf!

School's finally out! 
And I am beyond exhausted from all the end of the year protocol. In fact I'm physically in pain from all the lifting and moving and packing. But on the flip side, I look forward to 10 weeks of at home time, some traveling and some quality time with family. 
Boy am I thrilled!

Your thoughts on this look?

Dress - Alexis (here)
Chevron Jumbo Bag - Chanel (Medium- here)
Belt - Chanel (similar here)
Heels - Tony Bianco (here)

Thanks for stopping by, keep thinking the purple thoughts. Xx...

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Multicolor Lace Midi Dress

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Eyelet, be it in clothing or footwear has been a recurring Spring / Summer trend for a long time. Little wonder it’s all the rage yet again as the warmest months of the year start to creep up on us.

Today I’m showing a cotton eyelet dress that checks every box for ladylike in a Summer approved baby blue, one of the most sought after hues of the season. Now that I think of it, this dress is probably the only eyelet piece in my closet currently. 

 Oops, okay I’ll come clean, I do own another eyelet piece that I wore last summer here and a couple more that have not made their debut on FI. I can’t think straight, blame it on this gorgeous number!

I layered this dress over a crisp white shirt because I shoot very early in the day and the chill is usually real. I went for grey accessories because blue and grey not only look great together but are also very soothing and easy on the eye especially coming out of my ultra bright look from last week here, Ha! A pair of mirrored sunnies completed the look. 

As we enter the throes of the wedding season, a simple dress like this paired with a killer fascinator hat and heels makes a perfect wedding guest look. 

No wedding invites in your future? Then it's the perfect look for those days when you want to create a clean Spring look and nothing in your closet jumps out at you. I’m curious to see how you style this must have dress. 

Your thoughts on this look?

Dress - Michael Kors (here)
Bag - Chloe (here)
Sandals -  Casadei (old)
Sunnies - Chanel (here)

Thank you for stopping by, keep thinking the purple thoughts. Xx...

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Eyelet: A Laid Back and Ladylike Trend