Saturday Quote

Crown Yourself
It's not about being queen
it's about celebrating your own uniqueness.

The Transformative Powers Of Accessories

I am  introducing a new weekly styling feature here

The Power of Accessories.

I plan to take one piece and show it styled at least
3 different ways.

Think of it as sharing 
Real Life Wardrobe Tips.

Most of us have limited resources of
time and finances.
When I dress for my day to day
I want to get the most out of both!

I also want to keep my blog transparent and relevant.

Although I am so enjoying my weekly photo shoots
they are taking on a more editorial look
when I really live a catalogue life for the most part.

So I intend to show both.

Once again
I am doing a good girlfriend share.

Here I am sans my fabulous accessories.

This week I have chosen to style this
inexpensive jumpsuit from H&M.

I have been wanting to try out a jumpsuit for quite some time
(since I haven't worn one since high school)
so when I spotted this sleeveless jersey in gray
I decided to give it a try.

I knew I would never wear it bare armed
but I also knew there were plenty 
of ways around the sleeveless issue.

I also knew this base piece
could work for many aspects
of my entire day!

my Polo  terrycloth poncho
a turban
leather Vans
the jumpsuit 
is perfect for hikes on the beach on foggy mornings.

Changing into a white zip anorak
I can go to the gym
with a little more panache than usual.

For errands 
lunch out
I added

 a wrap jersey top
my furry vest
slicked back hair
(a perfect after gym style)
Trina Turk mules
my Juicy bag
finished it all with 
Forever 21 sunglasses.

For an impromptu sunset dinner out
I just added a taupe floppy hat.

One basic piece
The Power Of Accessories
can take me from 
real life morning to night!

As always my friends

I wish you love and joy
as you style your life

Working Some Greys

cape-vintage creation made by my mother, dress-Adrienne Vittadini, blouse-Vince, pants-CalvinKlein, sunglasses-forever 21,shoes-Jeffrey Campbell, Necklace-Tamera Beardsley, Crown-Tamera Beardsley

As always my friends

I wish you love and joy
as you style your life

Saturday Quote

"If you are always trying to be
You will never know how
You can be."

~Maya Angelou

My favorite quote this week.

Happy Saturday my friends!

Birthday Celebration

My darling daughter turned 23 this weekend
so we drove down to San Diego
to take Ellis and her fiancĂ© out for 
brunch to celebrate!

One of the perks of her living in a new area
is that she can show us 
all of the really cool places she finds!

It's like having the perfect tour guide
who knows my tastes

Ellis picked one of her favorite brunch spots
to celebrate her birthday with us.

100 Wines
in the Hillcrest area of San Diego!

100 Wines 
is known for being a top San Diego brunch destination
I can see why!

You can order mimosas by the carafe!

The carafe comes with pitchers of 
four different juices

Our fabulous waiter
filled each glass with champagne
with just enough room 
for him to finish it off 
with the juice of your choice!

Custom mimosas
made at your table!

The craziest part
all for $8.00 !!

My girl knows how to find 
the most Fabulous places
to be sure!
She has shown her
 Dad and I
the best of London 
when she was living in Italy!

Now we get to learn more about 
our own San Diego backyard!

Hillcrest is a vibrant community
full of indie stores
one of the largest farmers markets 
in San Diego
murals that make for the best
photo backdrops!

You have to love a mural artist
who brings the art all the way 
down to the sidewalk!

Big thanks to 
the gorgeous birthday girl
Ellis Beardsley!
Thank you for a most wonderful day
sharing some of your favorite parts of San Diego
It is always  wonderful  not only seeing 
the best parts of your city
but even more
getting to spend time with you
my beloved daughter!

As always my friends

I wish you love and joy
as you style your life

Crowning Myself … and Claiming My Age

I  realized
only a few days ago
I will be 56 in less than two months.

Which means
since I always age myself up
to get used to the idea ...

I will be soon enough saying adieu to my 50's
will be well on my way to my 60's …

you know what ...

I couldn't be more excited!

I think this is the most marvelous time to be aging …

things are  changing
about growing older.

There is an undercurrent
interest and acceptance
it is being led  sometimes by the young
by fabulous women
of a certain age.

I couldn't be more excited about
"a certain age".

I have become an educated member of society
raised a wonderful family

now this age 
affords me an opportunity
to thrive
inspire others to ...

celebrate themselves
just as they are
no matter 
rich or poor

It is always up to us 
to truly 
crown ourselves!

As always my friends 

I wish you love and joy
as you style your life

Saturday Quote

Happy Saturday my friends!

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!