Monday, April 28, 2014

Faux Leather Shorts

Blazer-- Elizabeth and James sold out-- similar-- Nordstrom
Faux Leather Shorts-- Harpers--  949-644-7467
White tank-- Lush-- Harpers-- 949-644-7467
Basic black tights
Chanel Booties-- Saks Fifth Ave New York-- old-- Available in Saks stores similar styles

Hi guys!!! I recently bought these faux leather shorts at Harper's in Corona Del Mar, one of my favorite local boutiques.  The owner, my friend Erica, inspires me to try new trends and I never thought I could pull these shorts off. They were so out of my comfort zone.  But, on a recent date with my husband, I gave them a try. I paired them with tights, a basic white tank and a classic black blazer.  I also wore my favorite Chanel boots that I bought three years ago at Saks Fifth Avenue on an amazing girls trip to New York.  I loved how this look turned out.  

I know I always say to try new things and step out of your comfort zone when it comes to fashion and new trends and I really believe this motto.  It feels good to branch out of our everyday wardrobe and try something different. Whatever trend you may embrace try it out sometime and let me know what you think.  Happy reading !!!!!!!

Love, Evelyne

Monday, April 21, 2014

Spring Break Part 3

Lush Dress-- Harpers  949-644-7467
Sandals-- Tory Burch -- Nordstrom
Headband-- Nordstrom

Hi guys!!!! I promise this is my last spring break post from my trip to Palm Desert. I just love this white dress by Lush. I bought it at my girlfriend Erica's store Harper's in Corona del Mar. She has great pieces like these dresses that are cute and affordable.  This white dress is a great vacation outfit. It is comfortable and cool for hot weather.

I paired this dress with one of my favorite spring/summer staples-- Tory Burch gold sandals, which are very versatile and I love pairing gold and white.

I also added a gold headband which I bought at Nordstrom.  This is a great piece to pair with your outfit after you have been at the pool all day and don't know what to do with your hair!!!

Try a new look on your next vacation.  Maybe add some white or gold into your wardrobe or a new hair accessory.  Have fun with it. Let me know what you think. Photo credits to Cathy Cordas. Thanks again. Happy reading!!!

Love, Evelyne

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Palm Desert Spring Break Part 2

Shorts Jumpsuit-- Karina Grimaldi-- Pink Laundry Newport Coast 949-640-2206
Gladiator Sandals-- Stuart Weitzman-- Nordstrom

Hi guys! I have another great outfit from my fun Spring Break trip to Palm Desert. We went to a Benihana type restaurant with the kids and I decided to wear this black shorts jumpsuit by a designer that I love-- Karina Grimaldi.  I found this at a local boutique in Newport Beach called Pink Laundry. They carry such cute pieces that are very unique.

I never thought I could pull off wearing a shorts romper/jumpsuit, but this cut is so flattering and perfect for those spring/summer nights.  I paired it with my absolutely favorite pair of shoes--gold gladiator sandals from Stuart Weitzman.  I think these look great with denim skirts, shorter shift dresses, shorts or these rompers. So even if these pieces are out of your comfort zone, try adding a version of this look to your own wardrobe-- maybe a longer jumpsuit or a shorter gladiator sandal.  It's always fun to mix it up and try a new trend.

And P.S. how cute is my friend Cathy's shorts outfit and booties. Love it!!! Photo credits to Cathy again!! Thanks so much.  Happy reading and let me know what you think.

Love,  Evelyne

Friday, April 11, 2014

Palm Desert Spring Break -----Part 1

Indah Dress---  Social Boutique-- 949 533 3525
Necklace-- Baublebar
Earring- Jess Loves Jewels

Hi guys. I just got back from Palm Desert for Spring Break with a bunch of fun family friends. We stayed at an amazing resort that had its own water park and lazy river. It was so much fun for the kids and adults.

The first night for dinner I decided to wear a black printed flowy dress from Indah. I love this line. They make a version of this dress every spring/summer season and it is so flattering. My friend Christy carries this dress (and in other colors) at her store Social Boutique at 359 Old Newport Blvd. in Newport Beach, California. It is such a cute store with great pieces and price points. Try to check it out when you can.

I paired this dress with some Jeffrey Campbell funky gladiator heels. This style shoe dresses up any shorts, dress or skirt outfit. They are such a fun addition to your spring/summer wardrobe.

I added a long tie necklace from Baublebar. I love this website. They have great statement necklaces with a reasonable price point. I also added my favorite gold hoop earrings from Jess loves Jewels. You can follow her on instagram @jesslovesjewels. Check these jewelry sites out. They are great for everyday pieces to add to your collection.

I decided to add some pictures of my girlfriends and the kids on the trip too. Everyone was so stylish and looked great. The boys of course looked so handsome (my son Ben is wearing the hat) and the girls were absolutely adorable. Let me know your favorite looks to wear on vacation.  More vacation outfits to come... And P.S. photo credits to my friend Cathy Cordas who always takes the best pictures. Thanks Cathy.  Happy reading!!!!!

Love, Evelyne

Friday, April 4, 2014

Let Florals In

Floral top- sold out but this one is so cute-- Nordstrom
Jeans-- Rag and Bone-- Bloomingdale's
Jacket-- Nordstrom
Moto Boots-  Jimmy Choo-- Nordstrom

Hi guys.  Today I thought I would talk about florals. Floral prints are so big for spring. This top I'm wearing is a little more subtle because it pairs pink and blue floral patterns against a black and white background. Just keep in mind that all florals are in right now: bright colors, floral tops and floral printed pants. 

I love the new Savvy section at Nordstrom. They have great pieces that are affordable and keep with the current trends. This floral top is from Savvy but they have many more styles and colors too. Try to check it out. You can pair these pieces with other existing pieces in your wardrobe to update your look.

I paired this floral top with a classic pair of Rag and Bone dark skinny jeans and moto boots. It has been a little chilly over the last few days so I added a faux leather jacket.

Try incorporating some floral into your life. Let me know what you think.  Happy reading!!!!
Love, Evelyne

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Spring Benefit

Skinny sequin pants-- Paige Denim-- Nordstrom
Joie silky top-- Nordstrom
YSL Heels-- Neiman's
Bag-- Chanel

Hi guys. Jeff and I just went to a fundraiser for my younger son's school.  The ladies who put it together did an amazing job.

My outfit was simple: a great pair of navy sequin skinnies (love these), a black flowy classic top and my Saint Laurent heels. I love stepping outside of my comfort zone and adding small extra touches to complete my outfits. These sequin skinnies are an alternative to traditional skinny denim or black jeans and gave the outfit a fun party vibe.

My friend Nikki did my hair. She works at my friend Rita's salon (Salon 359 in Newport Beach). She is unbelievable with braids and updos. Your hair can be your best accessory, and in this case, part of my outfit.  Adding a small extra special touch can complete your look. What do you think? Happy reading!!!!!

Love, Evelyne