Heels2Heal Charity Fashion Gala

You're invited to the 5th Annual Heels2Heal Charity Gala, this Saturday, November 8th.  The fabulous show will be featuring Nicole Miller's Spring 2015 runway collection.  You didn't hear this from me, but the the woman behind this fierce brand, Nicole Miller, will be in attendace too ;). 

The Heels2Heal Fashion Gala is going to be a great night, you don't want to miss this one!  Proceeds from this fashionably fun night are benefiting San Diego Youth Services.  Hope to see you there!

Get more information & purchase your tickets, here: Heels2Heal Charity Gala


NO Flowers Mother's Day, under $100

Mother's day is almost here again, can you believe it? If you haven't found the perfect gift for the woman who brought you into this world, don't worry, there's still time for something other than flowers!

I'm not a huge fan of flowers. I know, I know, it's like I'm not even human! Just hear me out. Of course, they are so beautiful when you first get them, until you realize you now have a new daily task to add to your to-do list. First, you have to find and dust off the one vase you actually have, cut the stems at the perfect angle under running water, and then water/feed the new (unexpected) guest in your home everyday until they start to smell rancid, only to.........die. It's tragic. Moral of the story? Your mother has been working hard enough being a mother to you, so don't give her more work. Instead, give her something that she can enjoy for longer than a week.

Here are some great finds for all you last minute shoppers. I hope you find something fabulous that suits that special mother of yours.

Happy Mother's Day to all you amazing mommas out there! xo

Pottery Barn Glass Jewelry Storage, Pottery Barn $39-$49

UGG Australia 'Nala' Suede Clog Slipper, Nordstrom $79.95

Longchamp "Mini Le Pilage' Handbag, Bloomingdale's $95

Personalized wooden jewelry box, Nordstrom $58

Philosophy 'amazing grace' set, Nordstrom $55


VIPink! Event, Benefiting Bright Pink

 I was honored to be asked to be the wardrobe sylist in the "Style Closet", for the second year in a row, at the VIPink! event at Westfield, Mission Valley Shopping Center

The events main goal?  To raise money for Bright Pink, a non-profit organizaton founded in my hometown of Chicago, IL.  Bright Pink is the only national non-profit organization focusing on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women, while providing support for high-risk individuals.  VIPink weekend may be over, but you can still check out Bright Pink's website to see how you can give back to the organization that is doing so much for our young woman.  Go Bright Pink!!

In preperation for the event, I made an appearance on KUSI San Diego news to talk about fashion trends, the VIPink event and Bright Pink.  Here's a little collage from that fun morning.  Big thanks to KUSI and the beautiful models for a great segment.

The event was so much fun! It was full of fabulously fashionably men and woman, music, models, fashion, sips, bites & so much more.  No better way to raise money, for a great cause, right?

I had a blast in the "style closet" with my super awesome assistant, Alicia, showcasing all the latest trends for this Spring/Summer. 

What are the must haves this Spring/Summer? Neons, soft pastels and my personal favorite, the black/white duo.  That's right, black & white is still around and more powerful than ever!  Add some fierce icy pastels or pretty pinks to the duo, and you'll be unstopable down the runway way of life, AKA-The grocery store aisles, school hallways, work get the idea, ha.

Until next time.......




GMC-NFL Commercials are Finally Out!  


Those of you who know me, know that I am a CRAZY sports fan.  My #1 sports love is Football and my 2nd love is Basketball.  So, when asked to be the wardrobe stylist for some GMC-NFL commericals, I screamed, a lot.  The commercials starred Hall of Fame running back, Marshall Fualk and ESPN's Monday Night Football announcer, Mike Tirico.  Marshall Faulk & Mike Tirico?  Pinch me, because I must be dreaming!

Both men were so great to work with.  And let me tell you, dressing these two handsome & dapper men wasn't the worst day of my life, ha!  The day was filled with jokes, laughter, football talk, some trash talking about my fantasy football team :/ and of course a lot of work ;). 

With that, 4 extremely funny commericals were produced.  Serioulsy, they are all pretty creative, witty and funny.  I am extremly grateful to be part of a project that involed two of my passions, football & fashion.  I'm even more grateful for leaving that day with some great memories and even greater new friends. 

Now, check out the commercials and the behind the scene pictures from that day! Hope you love them as much as do.  Let me know what you think!


A Life Changing Makeup Date


Last weekend I had one of the best dates I've had in a long time, a date with the founder/president of Sayuki Custom Cosmetics, Tracy "Sayuki" Wells.  I had this fabulous date at Bloomingdale's, Fashion Valley, during their grand opening of the Sayuki Cosmetics counter.  Tracy spent so much time with & was so kind, knowledgeable & very passionate about her product.  Her passion alone made me even more excited to try it out.

Sayuki cosmetics mainly focuses on creating custom color match foundaton, in minutes!  Yes, minutes.  Crazy uh?  This is kind of the cosmetics worlds version of the Home Depot custom paint colors.  Why didn't I think of this?!  Genius, Tracy.

I have been an estee lauder foundation girl for about 15 years now & after my date with Tracy, I have to find the words to break-up with estee lauder.  Although, I may keep a bottle of my estee lauder double wear as an emergency back up foundation, but it will not longer be my #1. 

Okay, more about this FAB Foundation!  Every individual has a different skin color/shade, no two individuals are going to be exactly the same, so a custom color foundation is pure genius.  No more two toned face & neck drama!  Hallelujah. 

Here's how its done:

Step 1:  Fill out a super quick quesitonaire with basic information about yourself & the type of skin you have and what type of coverage you are looking for.

Step 2:  A Color Scanning device is placed on your clean face.  Here it finds the exact color composition of your skin, instantly.  After a clear scan is taken, the same thing is done on your clean neck.  Can someone say INNOVATION!

Step 3:  Your scans are inputed into their computers.

Step 4:  What I like to call the "magic Sayuki machine" begins to blend your custom shade into a bottle.

Step 5:  The bottle is placed in a what appears to be a mini paint container shaker, and shaken like crazy until it's perfectly blended.

Step 6:  Apply the foundation on your face & rejoice in the fact that your face and neck actaully match.

Step 7:  Upon your happiness, the makeup artist will then bottle your foundation up & give you a little card with your personally foundation number on it. 

Although Sayuki's main focus is custom foundation, their cosmetics line has some other great products I was able to try out like their custom concealer, primer, eye shadow and tinted moisturizer.  My favorite product (besides the foundation) is their invisible pressed rice powder, this stuff is AMAZING.  I'll be trading in my Laura Mercier traslucent loose setting powder in for this little gem.  It really sets your foundation without leaving your face looking cakey by the middle of the day. 

Sayuki means, “Creates Happiness”, which is exactly what it did for me.  You should try it and see if it does the same for you.