Friday, December 31, 2010

Windy Day in Monterey

We had the perfect backdrop; greenery, ocean waters, hills, a blanket of overcast sky creating beautiful, soft, white light. 

But the wind was ferocious and took vengeance upon us for an unknown cause. 
{ Take 1 }
{ Take 43 }
{ Takes 87 and 102 }
{ Take 5,478 }
{ Take 470,355,038 }

Me: Sweater, Target. Pink shirt, DownEast Basics, Blue shirt, converse. Jeans, American Eagle. Boots, Uggs. Necklace, Vera Wang.

Sam: Plaid shirt, Target. Jeans, Express. Sweater, Abercrombie.

Posted by Kali

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Monterey- Day 1

So, I'm finally posting outfit pics. Here we are in front of our charming little hotel in...
 Monterey Bay!
The hubs has a four day basketball tournament here so I brought my sister, Sam, along to keep me company and help with the kiddos. They are napping right now and we are having fun with my third child, "Baby Nikon." 

We went to the aquarium today. I saw sharks. It was awesome. Harper learned to say fish. But it sounds like he's saying "sh**." We'll work on that.

Cardigan, Old Navy. Belt, Forever21. Plaid Button-up, Target. Jeans, American Eagle. Boots, Forever 21.
KnitCardigan, gift from my mother-in-law. Tank, Express. Jeans, American Eagle. Boots, Uggs.
Posted by Kali

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Kali's Closet

Yeah, right. 

I wanted to be cool like Elaine and show you guys my closet. It's really small. Our bedroom has a Master's closet and a teensy-tiny one. Hubs got the Master's because he has about 50 times more clothes than I do. He also has over 120 pairs of shoes. They take up way too much space, so I have taken it upon myself to be an example to him, by being a minimalist. Although, he has taught me a lot about shopping.

I was one of those shoppers who bought anything, if it was a "good deal". I'd head straight for the clearance racks in every store. I can't tell you how many times I've bought something, just because it was super cheap, and then I'd hardly wear it. I fell in love with the price tag, not the item. Anthony is a quality buyer. And I'm getting there, too. Quality over quantity. You don't need a lot of clothes to come up with a great outfit.

What's in your closet?

 sweaters. hats. pjs. jeans.
dresses. skirts. long sleeves. short sleeves. tanks. belts.

closet gnome.

Must read: Shoppers on a 'Diet' Tame the Urge to Buy- NY Times
Posted by Kali

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Fame and Fashion

It's amazing what fame can do.
(Okay, I guess it didn't do much for Mr. Radcliffe)
Totally thought it was Ratcliff, until I googled it just now.
Tell me: 
What do you think of her pixie cut?

I want it. 
I don't think I'm brave enough. 
Posted by Kali

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Smokin' Hot Deal @ American Eagle Outfitters!

A week after my 17th birthday, I moved to California to start college. First priority was to get a job. I interviewed all over town with the thought that nothing was beneath me. I even picked up an app at Mcdonald's. Eww. After a few weeks, I finally landed my dream job at American Eagle Outfitters! I literally jumped for joy, and almost screamed out loud after the manager said the job was mine. He was probably thinking what a wierdo. Why did I hire this spaz? 

Anyway, it was really fun until that manager, who I adored, left for bigger opportunities, and his replacement was a pot smoking 40 something. Ugh. 

Realizing I could make 10 times more as a waitress, I left too. But I still love the clothes! AE jeans are the only jeans I buy. AE caters to the trendy and those who love the classics; polos, cardigans, and button-ups. 

Now on to this Smokin' Hot Deal (but not pot smokin' hot...gross).
PLUS, all sweaters are buy one, get one 50% off.
PLUS, you can use coupon code 12432896 to get an additional 20% off your purchase! 
{thank you seriously, love you}
Here are some of my favorites:
AE men
Posted by Kali

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Handmade Beauties

My friend's wife, Jennifer Elizabeth, makes the most adorable accessories. From headbands, to wallets, to belts, to broaches. She even gets creative with the holidays. You should definitely check her out here and here. Believe me, she will not let you down. 

Here's a little taste of sweetness
Christmas shopping?
I don't know any girl who wouldn't want an original, handmade accessory from Jennifer's collection.
You can purchase items from her Etsy shop here.
Enjoy! <3

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Top Knot

The top knot has been spotted all over Fall runways and sitting gorgeously atop celeb heads. About a week ago, I thought maybe I'd try it out. I came out of the powder room after about 239,047 hours, and asked my husband what he thought. We don't have to worry about Anthony lying, even for the sake of feelings. He'll always tell it to you straight. 

"You look weird."

Thanks babe, I really do appreciate the honesty. And there went the bun.
 Bare in mind, I suck at hair. I can do makeup, I can do fashion, but I'm the girl who blow dries and straightens her hair day after day, because you can't go too wrong with that. It's safe. 
But what if I don't want to be safe anymore? Isn't that what fashion is all about? Pushing boundaries? 

So, today after watching Sydney's tutorial on her blog, Daybook, I decided to give it a go. My bun turned out much better this time around, and it only took like five minutes. Thank you, Sydney.
What do you think? 
Does it look like I have two heads?
Could I wear it in public? 
Or should I just stick to feeling this glamourous while washing the dishes?
Posted by Kali

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Faux Fur Fabulous

photo courtesy of

Faux fur is so fun. I would suggest one piece at a time though. That's enough to dress up your outfit and not over do it. Here are some of my favorites, all of which are pretty affordable.

Ciao, and stay fab. (:
faux fur

Posted by Kali

Celebrity Look For Less with Ashley Tisdale

This entire look is only $112.20
It's classic, cool, comfortable, and effortless. Boho hats are everywhere this season. If you're thinking, they're not your style, go to Forever 21, put one on, look in the accessories mirror, and you will be pleasantly surprised. They have so many different colors and styles to choose from, and not one is over $10. 

Happy shopping and stay fabulous!
Posted by Kali

Friday, November 12, 2010

What to Wear to Thanksgiving Dinner

What to wear on this special day depends on how casual or dressy your family's get togethers typically are. Please note, I did not include skinny jeans in either of these looks, or jeans at all for that matter. I don't care how great you look in your jeans on Thanksgiving morning, you will not look cute at 6pm when they're unzipped and your muffin top is exposed. 
This dress is oh-so-comfy. Trust me, I bought one in an alternate color just yesterday. But I love, love this color because you can wear mustard tights with it! And, mustard is so hot right now. 
I love yoga pants. I wish I could wear them everyday. Paired with one of these cute striped sweaters, you can be super comfy, and still look amazing for all those family photos that will inevitably be taken.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and remember... Stay fabulous!
Posted by Kali

Monday, November 8, 2010

Family Photo Inspiration Guide

Family Photo
It's that time of year again. Thanksgiving is around the corner, and after that, greeting cards need to be sent out. Long gone are the days when every one's wearing the same color shirt and khakis. Mix and match prints and bold colors, it's okay. Try to stick to a particular color pallet, but allow your family to express their individuality. 

Mommas, I would suggest picking your outfit first, because the kids are going to look cute no matter what. Find what you feel fabulous in, and then coordinate the rest of the family's outfits to match (but not matchy-match). Feel me?

Do you have a family photographer yet? If not, contact me. Lucky for you, I'm in the biz. :)

Have fun, and stay fabulous!
P.S. This dress below is marked from almost $50 down to  $13.79 on! Seriously.
little bit matchy
Photo Inspiration GuidePosted by Kali

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Gotta love promo codes!

I love Levi's. I have an exceptionally hard time finding jeans... whether they're too short or too long, too saggy in the butt or give me a muffin top. I struggle. Until I went to the Levi's store in San Francisco. I told the lady helping me exactly what I wanted in a pair of jeans, she sized me up and found them for me! The only problem for me was the price. Good thing I decided to hold up on buying them because I just bought them and with the help of the promo code below, I got them for 30% off! I love promo codes!

Sign up with to and every once a while they'll send you great deals.

Use promo code EXTRA30 at checkout to save an additional
30% off all sale prices. 4 days only, ends November 7, 2010
Enjoy! <3

Friday, October 29, 2010

Today Only

Today is the last day Torrid is shipping for just $2.00. Here are some of my favorites, most of which are on sale. Also, there are several gorgeous knee length black skirts at Torrid right now that would look great with any one of these. 

The black brass embellished top would be perfect for upcoming Holiday parties, and it's just $17.95.

Happy shopping and stay fabulous!
Black Brass Embellished Knit Top- $17.97
Cream and Grey Floral Puff Sleeve Hoodie- $29.98
Black Shrunken Rolled Sleeve Blazer- $52
 Wool Military Jacket- $68.60
Gold Lace Trim Cropped Cardigan- $34

Posted by Kali

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Warm and Cozy

Orange October

Women's Straight Jean - American Eagle Outfitters, $40 - New Arrivals - 1084382909, $4.80
Womens - Airwalk - Flurry Moc - Payless Shoes, $15 - New Arrivals - Accessories - 1082119346, $33 - All thing Nice - 1077623180, $6.80
Old Navy Womens Bold Floral Gauze Scarves, $15
Women's AE Shawl Collar Waffle Cardigan - American Eagle Outfitters, $30
Women's tees & knits - perfect-fit tees - Perfect-fit long-sleeve..., $25

I love the month of October. When I think of October, I think of fall which leads to me to think of sweaters, scarves, and being warm and cozy. If you noticed, I didn't include a pair of heels in this set. I absolutely love wearing heels. They make me feel so much like a lady. But let's face it, it's easier to run around with flats. So, instead of slipping on a pair of tennis shoes with this set, these shoes just looked so so comfy and they are adorable!
Just looking at this set makes me want to roll around in leaves. lol.
Enjoy! <3

Posted by Andrea

Monday, October 25, 2010

Celebrity Style Featuring Nicki Hilton


Drawing our inspiration from Ms. Nicki Hilton, we have come up with black and white, mix and match basics, all for $30 and under. These colors are classic and interchangeable for all seasons, and the best part it is, you can be a babe on a budget, and no one will ever know. 

BW Basics- $30 and underHappy shopping and stay fabulous! 

Friday, October 22, 2010

Good News and Bad News

The good news is, I have discovered two masterpieces; beautifully sophisticated, modest, dresses. The bad news is, they are both sold out.

But wait-- I have more good news. There's a waiting list! So, all you have to do is leave ModCloth your e-mail, and they will notify you when restocked.

I love ModCloth.
And I really, really love these dresses. 
What do you think?

ModCloth Dresses
Ode to Joy Dress- $50
The Marion Dress in Femme- $55
Posted by Kali

Runways are Saying Goodbye to the Micro Mini...

...and hello to the Maxi. Designers have gone long for both day and night, turning out demure yet dramatic skirts that skim the upper shins (Marc Jacobs at both his own label and Louis Vuitton), graze the ankles (Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren), or fall gracefully somewhere in between. 

These longer length dresses and skirts are commonly known as "Maxis". Maxi is short for maximum length, and I would say maximum comfort. The best part is, you can find them everywhere, from Target and Old Navy to Anthro and Urban Outfitters. I have chosen three of my faves from our beloved Forever 21, keeping it classy and keeping it cheap. Because let's face it, keeping our pennies is a must these days.

The Long View
Tiered Maxi Skirt- $17.80
Lounge Wear Maxi Skirt- $11.80
Lace Maxi Skirt- $19.90
Posted by Kali

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Cozy Up For Fall in a Chunky Knit Sweater

Fall is in the air. As the weather cools down, you can warm up in a cozy knit sweater. Designers such as Georgio Armani are showing short or cropped chunky knit cardigans. I have selected a variety of my favorites (for those of us who can't afford Mr. Armani's) ranging from $6.50-$50.00. 
For a casual look, you can wear a long cardigan with a pair of leggings and flats. Or, you can dress up a shorter knit, belted at the waist, with a skirt and tights or dress pants. 
Happy shopping and stay fabulous!
Knit Sweaters