A few weeks ago I made a list of all the tourist like things I wanted to do in LA over the Summer. I’ve live here for over 9 years and rarely take in all the exciting things this city has to offer. Number 9 on my list was to make a visit to the Santa Monica Pier… I can now scratch number 9 off my list! I made my way to Santa Monica and spent the evening riding rides, playing games, eating funnel cake and watching the sunset over the Pacific Ocean. I hopped on the Farris Wheel right as the sun was setting and I couldn’t help but notice how beautiful it was. I was capturing first hand the final moments of the day… lights out LA. It was breathtaking!
It’s been awhile since I’d made a visit to the pier. If you’re making a trip out to LA make sure you stop by. Here are my suggestions: The Farris Wheel at sunset, eat funnel cake, ride the roller coaster (sit in the front seat). If you’re a local like me, you have to make a trip for the free yoga classes and concerts on the beach!! All the details about the pier and pier related activities here.
Photos by Sylvia Gunde
This week has been go, go, go! I’m rallying the troops and working overtime in preparation for a HUGE announcement coming your way soon. Yes… be excited! I promise you’ll love it. Anyway, the days are long but the time flies when you’re living your dreams so no complaints here!
This week however, I did make time for a middle of the day Target run. I ran in with the full intent of only picking up a few cleaning supplies when I stumbled up this cream colored Mossimo vest. It was hanging on the rack and literally stopped me dead in my tracks, arms full of paper towels and everything. I loved the oversize look, the big collar, buttons details and the $30 price tag…SOLD!
For a chic day look I paired the vest with a black pencil skirt and tank. This black and white outfit seems so very Chanel to me. I accessorized it with the statement earrings I made out of buttons. Yes, those are buttons dangling from my ears. This DIY process is very similar to my button ring tutorial (here). First, find a pair of ultra fab buttons and use a pair of pliers to remove the shank from the back. To turn them into earrings, use a dab of E6000 to add earring post to the back of the button and allow at least a half hour to dry.
This vest is so versatile that you can easily dress it up or down. Throw on a pair of black faux leather pants and add a clutch for a sexy nigh time look. I searched the website high and low for a link for you guys to purchase it online, but couldn’t find one. So sorry, but I’m sure you were heading to Target already this week so keep your eyes out for it!
Because I know my glam readers love the glitter just as much as y’all do the glue, here are a few fab fashion finds under $50 just in time for Spring. I mean metallic oxfords?!?!? YES PLEASE!!!!! The floral top is Joe Fresh and I’m loving their entire collection for JCPenney’s. There is lots of fun to be had for under $50 like this… and these… oh and this. Enjoy!
Photo by Vince Trupsin the great
So I realize it’s almost December and vest weather is long gone for some of you, but I live in sunny Southern California and it’s barely vest weather around these parts. This week I realized a printed faux fur vest was missing from my collection. Bring on the fabric, bring on the scissors, bring on the super easy DIY project…