Wednesday, November 27, 2013

My Black Friday Mission

When I want something I want the best version of it...within reason of course

I've been on the hunt for the perfect crossbody bag in a neutral color for some time has to hold more than my current crossbody...but not too much more!

Clockwise from top: Coach Classic City Bag $278/Coach Classic Ramblers Legacy Flap in Leather $258
Coach Classic Patricias Legacy Bag $298/Court Bag $258/Coach Classic Stewardess Bag in Leather $298
Middle: Legacy Mini Tanner Crossbody in Leather $258
I can't say that I'm much of a Coach shopper usually...but they caught my eye last year with their holiday collection...and kept me looking as they continued to put out amazing colors of their oh so cute Legacy Penny Shoulder Bag.

It's probably the worst idea I've had in some time...but I'm thinking I might journey out on Black Friday to pick the winner...and hopefully add one of these beauties to my collection.

Wish me luck...and Happy Shopping!

Sunday, November 24, 2013


I did everything I could to resist these lovelies...but try as I did I couldn't keep myself from making them mine!  

And I'm so glad I did!  Not only do I love them, but they are actually comfortable and I'm getting tons of complements on them!

Sawyer Bootie
by Matiko
Available Here

One of my favorite local shops seedstore posted a picture of them on instagram and I was hooked.  I waited a whole eight weeks before I had to make them mine...if you're in love don't wait too long as they're selling out fast!  

Happy Shopping!

Friday, November 15, 2013

The Hard Guy To Gift

Sometimes men are hard to shop for...especially if they have great style already. Whatever it may be that has you stumped...I've got the solution!  

It's my opinion that one of the best looks on a man is a well crafted yet casual look...there is  just something sexy about a man wearing something so simple and yet looking so good!  So, stop hunting for the perfect whatever and get back to the basics!

Check out my selections for casual, classic hotness!

Utility Bifold Wallet
By Tanner Goods
Available Here

Eco-Football Tee Shirt
By Alternative
*More colors available.
Available Here

Three-Quarter Sleeve Raglan Henley
By Alternative
*More colors available.
Available Here
Melange Fleece Pullovers
By Melange
Available Here
Raglan Baseball Sweater
Available Here

Shawl Collar Sweatshirt
By Beren
Available Here
Three Season Midweight Hoodie Sweatshirt
By Carhartt
Available Here
Featured styles are available from two of my favorite shops...Seedstore located in San Francisco or at their online shop well as at Piperlime...a great place to shop for men's shoes, clothing and accessories!

Happy Shopping!

*Please note that I work for Gap Inc. the parent company of Piperlime.  All thoughts in this post are my own, I was not asked to post nor was I compensated for doing so.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

With a Twist of Lime

My gift wishlist...all for one of my favorite online shops Piperlime!  

And something tells me you will find somehting you'll be obsessed with too!

Pop The Cork Pop Fizz Clink Necklace
Kate Spade

Stepping Stones Drop Earrings
Kate Spade

Stepping Stones Graduated Necklace
Kate Spade

Kate Spade

Kate Spade

Kate Spade

Life of the Party Pouch
Rebecca Minkoff
Zodiac Cory Pouch 
Rebecca Minkoff

Rebecca Minkoff
XOXO Pendant Necklace
Pim + Larkin

C'est La Vie Pendant Necklace
Pim + Larkin

Firecracker Pendant Necklace
Pim + Larkin

Jetsetter Pendant Necklace
Pim + Larkin

#me Pendant Necklace
Pim + Larkin
In all honesy I'll probably end up buying a few of these things for myself...I'll need them for the Holiday Party Season after all!  You can't always rely on your friends and family to read your blog to know what you want (wink)!

Happy Shopping!

*Please note that I work for Gap Inc. the parent company of Piperlime.  All thoughts in this post are my own, I was not asked to post nor was I compensated for doing so.  

Monday, October 28, 2013

A Girl Can Dream

Seriously...if someone gave this to me as a gift...I think I'd react like one of those kids in those adorable YouTube videos where they get what they wanted for Christmas really badly!  Or maybe I'd just sit and stare at it for a long time in wonderment and disbelief...I don't know...all I know is I'd be SUPER STOKED!

I wish I had the money to spend on this for myself...I'd use it everyday and I'd totally hook up my friends with super awesome eye makeup applications!

The Mother Lode Shadow Set
Urban Decay

Product Description from Sephora:
What it is:
A massively luxurious eye shadow collection loaded with 68 velvety shades—plus a four-pan Build Your Own Palette exclusive to the set. 

What it does:
To celebrate the relaunch of their bestselling Eyeshadow, Urban Decay created the ultimate collector’s set—a kit so exclusive, it will only be around for a limited time. The comprehensive set includes all Urban Decay’s shades in full-size, individual pop-out compacts, from super smooth mattes, pearly satins and shades loaded with shimmer and glitter, to gorgeous duotones that change color before your eyes. Use the enclosed four-pan Build Your Own Palette to create your own customized collection, and then swap out shades whenever the urge strikes. 

A girl can dream...and I'm dreaming of this set!  

Happy Shopping!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Hello Sunshine

A recent upgrade called for another purchase...and you better believe I had this beauty picked out ahead of time!  

Kate Spade New York
Hello Sunshine iPhone 5/5S Case
Available Here
From time to time I catch the nickname "Sunshine" be it in truth or I love this iPhone case for that reason...but I also love that the gold finish also doubles as a mirror...something I never seem to have on me.  Now I can put my lipstick on using my phone case instead of using my phones camera!

Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Put On Your Dancing Shoes


I recently joined the "in crowd" and got an iPad mini!  Super fun times...if you don't count the letdown of losing my unlimited data due to my phone upgrade plus additional device. Lets just say I now understand the need for wi-fi...sigh.

Dancing Lenticular Mini iPad Sleeve
Available Here

Naturally I want to keep my new device protected...and why not do it in style?!  I fell in love with this sleeve from Kate Spade NY the moment I saw it...when you tilt and move it around the legs move/ cute!  

I will say it was HARD to find a great iPad mini cover...and I looked a bunch.  Here's hoping my new device will get me posting more often...I have so much I want to share!

Happy Shopping!


Sunday, September 8, 2013


Legit...I wanted to high five the man that made my sammich today.  

I get that this is a Fashion, Lifestyle and Beauty blog....but...part of my lifestyle is eating and I feel like I need to share this with you.

Today, while in West Oakland for a snorkel mask...totally normal activity...I needed a meal of food.  Yelp App to the rescue...the hubby wanted "something with bread" and we landed on sandwiches.  Search: Sandwiches and "Current Location" and I select Genova Delicatessen & Ravioli. AMAZING!

Only problem...I'm ruined!  Now I'm a sandwich snob...I can only have the best and it's harder than you think to get an amazing sandwich.  I can think of my top five places and Genova's is other faves...I guess you'll have to follow my blog to find out!

If you're in Oakland, CA and hungry you can't go wrong I want another sammich!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Maui Shopping: Wings Hawaii

Yet another place I must stop in at while in Paia on the island of Maui.  Wings Hawaii is danger for your bank account...and a blessing for your wardrobe!  

Check out a few of my favorite pieces below...

Honey Cowrie Peace Ring

"This amazing Honey Cowrie Shell is in a Sterling Silver bezel setting created specifically for the piece. Each shell will be a little different. Peace sign detail is hand cut into the back of each setting."  You'll look down from time to time and seeing it think of your's super cute and a great memento that won't go out of style!

Skull Girl Ring

"Originally carved skull girl cast with a heavy weight band. Available in Sterling Silver or Gold Fill."  Who doesn't think of Pirates and Treasure while on such a beautiful island?  This quirky piece will be a conversation starter...that will no doubt lead to tales of your amazing trip in Maui!

Cast Miter Shell Ring

"This ring is entirely solid sterling silver. It is cast from a real shell and set in a sterling silver band."   And it's a way to remember your trip.

Grey Mermaid Racerback Tank
This original mermaid screen print design can pay tribute to your transformation from girl to fish-girl...or mermaid!  That's what I turn into when I'm on the island anyways!

Mint Mermaid Cap Sleeve Tee
If I'm not careful...instead of this t-shirt...I could end up with it's original mermaid screen print as my next tattoo!

You'll find these things and more in the Wings Hawaii shop...not headed to Maui any time soon...that's can shop online!


Friday, August 23, 2013

Maui Eats: Mama's Fish House

With each visit to Maui, I was always hearing amazing things about Mama's...but always attached to the ravings were warnings of high prices.  Having married a foodie that had never been to the island...I knew when I took him to Maui we'd have to go.  Well worth the expense...this new addiction is our vacation tradition.  That saying "You get what you pay for."...Mama's doesn't disappoint!

Your landmark to find Mama's and their Restaurant Sign.
Wind Surfers and Kite Boarders...your view while you eat!

This was on our table when we were seated!

1. Make a reservation on OpenTable as they fill up quickly no matter the time of day.
2. Going to dinner?  Make an early reservation so you can enjoy the sunset.  Don't feel like eating early?  Arrive early so you can enjoy the sunset and scenery.
3. Want to try this stop on a budget?  Skip the drinks, these can shave a good chunk off of your bill!  You won't regret your visit!
4. Celebrating something?  Let them know...the extra details they'll include make your visit that much more memorable.
5. Paia is'll get to watch windsurfers and kite boarders off in the distance, but that can also mean cooler climates so don't forget a sweater!


Friday, July 26, 2013

Maui Eats: Da Kitchen

Looking for an amazing Hawaiian Plate Lunch in Maui...look no further than Da Kitchen!

Delicious plates of locally sourced meats, seafood and produce...oh and are in Hawaii so embrace it!  My husband and I LOVE getting off the plane, grabbing our rental car and filling up on a fish basket (whole fish) or Teriyaki Beef.  After an early flight (little to no breakfast) that takes just over 5 hours (snacks on the plane no lunch) we're HUNGRY!

This is also great after a long morning of swimming...especially if you plan to hit the beach again after you eat...that's what we do!

Fried Spam Masubi

Hawaiian Plate

Da Maui Saimin

Da Kitchen Burger
Way Back: Chicken Katsu
Middle: Fish Tempura
Front: Loco Moco

Kihei, Maui Location

Kahului, Maui Location
Da Kitchen really does have something for everyone...and at a great value.  Be sure to check it out on your next Maui Vacation!

Happy Travels!