Sunday, August 30, 2009

The Art and Style Poolside Fashion Show and Fete

Sorry I haven't posted in the past week - it was actually the first week of school for me so I was pretty busy. But yesterday I went to a benefit fashion show at one of the new condo buildings downtown with a friend.

I wore a Madewell top, Juicy Couture demin pencil skirt, and Chanel tote.

The fete was poolside.


They had some food (the mini cupcakes were my favorite!)

and quite a crowd.


They didn't have the actual show until around 8, and by then it was dark so sorry if the pictures I took for you are bad... basically there were cute day dresses and casual/sexy outfits.




It was a lot of fun, and for a good cause. I love going to events like these.

I'll try to keep posting regularly, although I probably won't be able to do half as much shopping to tell you about as I did during the summer.



xoxo,
SMG

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Looking Forward to Fall...

Sorry I haven't posted in a while.
On Sunday I went shopping with friend (as usual). She had on an awesome shirt, and when I asked where she got it, she told me her mom made it! Her mom actually sews and makes clothes as a hobby, and made this top:



I didn't really find much shopping, but my mom picked up some great fall clothes for me at Ralph Lauren, all from the Rugby Collection.

Ralph Lauren Rugby polo, Ralph Lauren Rugby kilt, Prada boots


(I was originally wearing Cole Haan boots but I changed because I decided that the Prada ones go better with the skirt.)


These are actually my mom's but she lets me borrow them

The look is perfect for fall, what with boots and a felt skirt.

I might do some shopping today, too. If I pick anything good up, I'll let you know! (Obviously they don't call me "Shopaholic" for nothing!)



xoxo,
SMG

Friday, August 7, 2009

On a Hot Summer Day

Yesterday I went out.


To the Japanese Market

To my backyard



And to Neiman Marcus.
Splendid top (which I bought at Neiman's), denim shorts from Francesca's


I wore a Juicy Couture top, denim shorts, my favorite turquoise necklace from somewhere in Santa Fe, a jade necklace (worn as a bracelet) from Chinatown Vancouver, and a cocktail ring from Saks to go out shopping yesterday.

I bought the Splendid top pictured above as well as a red Cosabella chemise that I had my eye on at Neiman Marcus (where they're having their huge Last Call sale). I actually needed a red slip of some sort to go under this red knit dress that my great-grandma made me. I'll probably post about it soon.

And the bag I'm carrying in the Japanese store? She made that too.
Great-grandmas are awesome.


xoxo,

SMG

Saturday, August 1, 2009

A Shopping Odyssey

odyssey: (\ˈä-də-sē\) n. 1. a long wandering or voyage usually marked by many changes of fortune



Juicy Couture pencil skirt, Tahari top, Miu Miu flats, vintage turquoise necklace

As I mentioned in the last post, on Friday I went shopping with a friend. We really didn't buy much other than a lot of frappuccinos and iced chais, but I got MAC Lipglass in Viva Glam VI, as well as the denim Juicy Couture skirt pictured above. I love it - it looks professional and cute at the same time - especially with a shirt tucked in.


We were out shopping rather late - for a total of about 5 hours. It was way fun and there were actually a lot of sales. Most stores had an additional 25% off of all sale items, including Juicy Couture.
And actually, when we went there we discovered the new Juicy Couture perfume (you might have heard of it, I hadn't), Couture Couture. It's very clever - it somehow smells like both other Juicy perfumes combined. And the bottle is gorgeous.

Speaking of new perfumes, I've been meaning to check out the newly released D+G scents - Harper's Bazaar describes them as "distinctive and provocative." Sounds good to me!



So was it an odyssey? I'd say 5 hours is "long," and as for a change in fortune, well, I certainly have less money than I did before I went!


xoxo,
SMG