Friday, October 24, 2014

#TravelingWithLuLus - Sightseeing

Whenever I'm in a new city, I love exploring its different neighborhoods. While in San Diego, we stayed on Pacific Beach, so naturally spent a lot of time there. Still, my explorer bug kicked in and I had to venture off and see more of the city. 

We had heard on recommendation from a PB server that Ironside in Little Italy was all the buzz lately, so Bran and I were sure of having to hit it up. Luckily, Festa was occurring while we were in town, so we were able to squeeze in an afternoon at the Italian festival before grabbing a bite at one of the coolest restaurants I've been to, to date. As I reported to a friend who was inquiring about whether they should add it to their San Diegan restaurant list, "the food is phenom, the bartenders know their ish, and the ambiance is killer." What more could a foodie want?!

Since we were going to be roaming around Little Italy from day to night, I opted for look that could easily translate from warmer to cooler temps. (If you've ever been in So Cal in Fall, you understand the need for both options.) 

It's def not your typical day-to-night look. But hey, I'm on vacation. ;)


 

Be sure to check out my other looks from the #travelingwithLuLus series, to see my airport style and beachside date night style. Of course, you can always head to instagram to see the full photo recap from the trip by using the hashtag #behrsgotoSanDiego. Happy Friday!

LuLu*s Sweater, c/o // LuLu*s Top, c/o
LuLu*s Reversible Tote, c/o // LuLu*s Tassel Necklace, c/o
Mossimo Shorts (old) // J. Crew Slides (sold out) 
Sole Society Sunnies, c/o
Michael Kors Watch // Earrings & Bracelet via Sears (old), c/o




Thursday, October 23, 2014

#TravelingWithLuLus - Beachside Dinner Date

Yesterday I revealed my hubby's big-birthday-surprise-trip to San Diego, and shared my signature airport style (with the help of LuLu*s, of course.)

I tend to like to "go with the flow" and not plan too many things out on trips - especially when you have 6 people in tow, like we did. It just seems to be more fun when you fly the seat of your pants and don't limit yourself to a strict set of to-do's. The only thing I obviously had to plan for sure, was hubby's birthday dinner. More importantly I had to outfit plan for what to wear to hubby's b-day dinner, and this fun and flirty little number screams "Happy Birthday, baby!" 

 

I made reservations several weeks in advance at George's on the Cove in La Jolla. We sat cliffside at sunset and dined on some UH-MAZING dinner and apps, while sipping on some equally fantastical wine and cocktails. I highly recommend putting it on your list if you're in the area.


LuLu*s Dress, c/o // LuLu*s Shoes, c/o // Sole Society clutch
ILY Couture Pave Bracelet // Target Bracelet

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

#TravelingWithLulus - What To Wear On A Plane

A couple of weeks ago I shared on Instagram that I had surprised my hubby with a beach trip for his birthday, and I am so excited to finally be sharing all the deets with you! I had been planning this trip for MONTHS with the help of his best buds (thanks guys!) and chose San Diego as our destination. Brandon had never been to San Diego, but I spent a lot of time there in my late teens, so I am pretty familiar with the city and felt confident it was just the place for him to ring in his 30's. (The boy loves water and his whole "laid-back vibe" is SO San Diego.)

The best part of this surprise, was that Brandon had thought that we were going to be spending his big day at a company retreat in Vail/Beaver Creek. Every year our partners whisk all their realtors away to a fabulous mountain lodge, and bring a nationally acclaimed guest speaker, and every year it happens to be on Brandon's birthday. Now, a fabulous mountain lodge is nothing to frown about, but being that it was his big 30, I had to switch it up and celebrate him properly! #duh

He was totally surprised when I told him to pack his bags less than 36 hours before the flight left. (He honestly had no idea!) It was so nice to give him the peace of not having to worry about the details (or the fact that he was entering a new decade). Of course, worrying is what I do, so I thought about every last detail including what to wear! #obvi Luckily, LuLu*s was on board to help me out in that department, starting off with today's look which answers the very serious girl question of, "what to wear on a plane."



LuLu*s Sweater, c/o // LuLu*s Tote, c/o // LuLu*s Shoes, c/o
Sole Society Sunnies, c/o // Zara Leggings (old)
Bracelet (gift) // Target Tee // Claire's Necklace

For airport travel, comfort is key and, after a bad experience with what I thought was a "comfortable wedge sandal", you can guarantee you're going catch me in flats from here on out. And, when comfort meets cute, like these menswear-inspired herringbone oxfords, it's a win-win situation.

Another key travel component for me is layers! Not only can climate change from departure to arrival, but plane temps are always so unpredictable and I need to be able to adjust accordingly. 

Finally, an oversized tote is pretty much a no brainer for carrying on-flight essentials such as magazines, iPad, headphones, KIND bars, etc. You just can't go wrong with a big bag while on the go.

Follow along this week as travel in style with LuLu*s, and be sure to catch all the travel diary details by using the hashtag #behrsgotosandiego on Insta.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Moments Of Chic

It's no secret that I am crazy about juxtaposition in fashion: oversized sweaters with short-shorts or skin-tight skinnies, leopard print with stripes, black leather with blush chiffon - the list goes on and on. My most beloved example though, has always been lace with denim. I'm a sucker for flirtatious feminine pieces paired with a touch of masculine edge, and lace paired with denim proves to be a dynamic duo for achieving that look. So, needless to say, when Piperlime selected this look for me to share as part of their Moments of Chic campaign, I was over the moon!



For multiple reasons, Piperlime has always been on my short list of online retailers I frequent: they're on the cutting edge of style, having all of my favorite designers in one place, and they cater to fashionistas in a wide range of budgets. (I have to admit though, choirs of angels go off -in my head, anyway- whenever they have a sale.) I just love their tips on how to rock the season's hottest trends, and their aesthetic is always so effortless and put together.

For me, "chic" comes in a number of forms and can be defined in a multitude of ways. Today's look takes a "less is more" approach on chic, by keeping the shoes and accessories simple to highlight the already fabulous lace top and denim jeans. 

When you start with a good base, you really don't have to add too much to have your moment of chic.

Happy Monday!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Weekend Sales


If you missed out on SHOPBOP's huge sale this past week, don't you worry - I've got plenty more sales where that came from. This weekend is PACKED with stores practically giving stuff away! Check out my top picks for this weekend's sales below.

J.Crew Factory - Extra 30% off Clearance | Code: YAY30

Kate Spade - 30% off entire purchase | Code: F14FFUS

Ann Taylor - Extra 50% off Full Price Tops, Accessories, & Shoes | Code: STYLE50

Old Navy - 25% Off | Code: TREAT

J.Crew - 30% Off Sweaters & Outerwear | Code: SHOPFALL

Madewell - 30% Off Sale | Code: PICKMEUP

Forever 21 - Extra 30% Off Sale | Code: TAKE30

Friday, October 17, 2014

Hats: Part 2

It's hard for me to decide which I love more, my trusty fedora or, the new kid on the block, this wool felt hat. 

Yesterday's look offered an effortless on-the-go Fall look, by pairing these leggings and tee with gold slides and a Fedora. Today's look is all about comfy-chic, and these SS wedges and Wool Felt Hat take this outfit from "socially acceptable pajamas" to "pinot's on a patio" appropriate attire.



Hat: Versona, similar // Glasses: Versona
Tee: Nordstrom, exact (only $16!) // Leggings: Zara
Sandals: Sole Society, similar // Watch: Michael Kors, exact




Thursday, October 16, 2014

Hats: Part 1

If you've been following me a for a while, you're probably already keenly aware of my affection for hats. It seems this Fall that my hat collection just keeps growing! (I've even created a hat-monster out of my husband!) 

Besides masking the all-to-often-occurring "bad hair day", hats are a great way to add character to any outfit. They instantly add personality and can completely change any look. 


Come back tomorrow to see how I styled this exact look by switching out the hat and shoes. Be sure to let me know which one's your fave. xx

Hat: PacSun (old), similar // Sunnies: Versona
Tee: Nordstrom, exact (Only $16!) // Leggings: Zara
Jacket: Conversation Pieces (old) super similar (Only $46!)
Shoes: J. Crew (sold out)
 
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