New York Fashion Week is upon us. And while I’ll have my final favorites for Spring 2015 up soon, I thought I’d highlight my top 5 what I’ve loved so far. Check out some of the Ready to Wear look galleries on Style.com in the meantime.
Recently I was in Santa Monica and Hollywood visiting a friend. While visiting I soaked up the fashion both men and women were wearing. People in L.A. have an advantage to the rest of the country – they get to enjoy perfect weather 365 days a year. Not too hot and not too cold. Perfect to show off the latest fashion. While walking around Santa Monica I noticed a mix of grungy Kurt Cobain-esque kids walking around in cut-off jean shorts, crop tops, red tartan plaid shirts tied around their waists, and chunky shoes like doc-martins. And then with the more sophisticated looking mod-wear on our upper 20’s and up crowds. Personally, I LOVE the sophisticated mod look. The grunge I’m not so sure about, but I managed to find a few looks off of Nordstrom.com for inspiration to my fall shopping list. The leather jacket and bordeaux Michael Kors coat I’m dying to buy! Let me know what you like!
I’m pretty obsessed with mint nowadays. During all the Memorial Day sales I picked up these ultra-comfortable mint shorts and this white sweater, both from Gap. I got them both for 40% off, as I love Gap’s sales. I usually don’t walk in there unless there’s a sale or if I have a coupon. Anyway, I LOVE this white sweater. It’s perfect for cool summer evenings and you can throw it on with basically anything. I took it to Chicago for Fourth of July as it was a bit chilly that weekend, and this past weekend I wore it on the Santa Monica Pier at night. I always like having a nice white sandal during the summer months, and a navy tank should always be a closet staple as well. This bag I’ve been taking on all my travels and to work, got it 50% off. They have a range of colors to choose from in that bag. Very Kate Spade. People are always surprised when I tell them I got it from The Limited. This relaxed yet polished look definitely fitted the California atmosphere this past weekend. Now I’m just dreaming of being back at the beach!
I thought this white dress I picked up from Nordstrom would be perfect for the occassion. And at only $46 – It was a steal! I love the back slit & buttons the best. I topped it off with a navy blue bow belt and navy blue clutch. I think I was channeling my inner Giada with this one. I love her style and the fact that her husband is a designer for Anthropologie!
All I can say is it was the best dining experience I’ve had in Vegas thus far. The food and customer service were both exceptional. They even gave us a tour around the restaurant before we were seated, and walked us by the pasta station where they make it all fresh from scratch!
We had the best seats in the house, facing the Bellagio fountains. I had a nice pinot noir, bacon wrapped dates, pizzette, spaghetti, chicken cacciatore, and a trio sampler of tiramisu for dessert (the PB & J was THE BEST). I can’t wait to go back and try the lunch and breakfast menus. Definitely a must if you want to do some fine dining in Vegas!