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love is (still) in the air: a belated valentine’s day look
February 17, 2014

hello friends,

i hope you all enjoyed a wonderful valentine’s day, whether that meant dinner with your special someone, a night in with the gal pals, or some solo-and-happy retail therapy!

having spent friday in the most casual of gear with my littlest in tow, i deemed yesterday my makeup opportunity for this year’s “day of love” outfit.

what resulted from (what i humbly consider) a delightful pairing of leopard, blush and red.  wishing you a fabulous week!


valentine's day look ootd leopard cardigan blush top red pants and heels

blush hair bow alice ivory valentine's day style

blush hair bow: alice + ivory (shop the mini version here)
red statement necklace: francesca’s (shop similar styles here and here)
leopard cardigan and blush ruffled top: h&m
skinny red pants: old navy (shop the direct link here)
red heels: linea paolo, nordstrom rack
gold watch: target (shop the direct link here)
gold link bracelet: victoria’s secret
gold studs: c. wonder (shop the direct link here)
eye and lip color: flower beauty, walmart (visit my tutorial here)
sunnies: foster grant, 99 cents only (yes — you read that right!)


girl power: san diego style bloggers’ one-year “blogivers​ary”
October 8, 2013,,, san diego style bloggers
with the lovely pau, jen, little lola & jess

although this post is a little dated (better late than never, right?) — i was so excited to recently help celebrate the one-year “blogiversary” of the san diego style bloggers group.

having been on a bit of a baby hiatus, it was wonderful to see and catch up with some old blogger friends — as well as meet many new ones!  as i’ve mentioned before,  i am just so continually impressed with the energy, ambition and — of course — personal style expressions of this group of gals.  from rock-and-roll cool to flirty feminine, perfectly on-trend to effortlessly eclectic, everyone feels free to be themselves (and dress accordingly!), and i’ve found myself making several mental notes for future looks.
with cyrillynn of any2ndnow, a definitive first wave authority (and whose style is beyond cool!)

chevron pencil skirt merona, leopard print heels, gray tights
because a one-year blogiversary is all about stripes and spots!
(merona chevron pencil skirt and gray tights, target / franco sarto leopard peeptoes, dsw)

and what a great way to be introduced to the fabulous store that is shimmer!  from unending accessories to rows and rows of affordable, #ootd-worthy options — browsing during the event was too much fun.  many thanks to shimmer for hosting us.

snakeskin heels at
miles of shimmer style

heart pattern headbands
don’t you just *heart* these headbands?

san diego style bloggers blogiversary raffle
tuyaymya from whiteteeblackdress raffling off fab door prizes

i reminisced a bit with paulina from lil’ bits of chic about the very first meet-up last august, and a huge kudos goes to she and rachel (now of chicago chic blog) for the investment they’ve put into growing this lovely and encouraging community.

so, to wrap up this little recap of our night, what better way than with the ultimate quote featured on our delightful blogger gifts, courtesy of tuyaymya from white tee black dress — “bloggers do it better!”  (not to worry, they’ll be on sale soon!), bloggers do it better,
the darling laura neuzeth, my new blogger pal (and fellow francophile!)

until next time!
– elle w.

stylish mom monday: i’ve got a furry feeling
November 12, 2012

forever 21 belted furry vest

it’s officially fall in southern california! 

after months of groaning about our unusually warm temperatures, we are finally enjoying a delightful dose of chilly.  and when the weatherbug app shows a number less than 70, what does any style-minded female do?  break out the super-cute winter wear, of course!

i bought this vest last winter on a much-needed retail therapy tour, and am loving that i can finally sport it again.  i hadn’t tried it belted yet, so i ventured into some new territory here.  fur is an easy way to dress up a casual long-sleeve tee and trouser jeans (perfect for casual friday), and feel free to add some punch on the bottom with animal print heels!  (bonus: it also can hide whatever the littles spilled on you while getting ready!)   

how did you celebrate the belated coming of fall? 

furry vest with cable sweater back, forever 21 (similar here)
gray long-sleeve tee, francesca’s
belt, nine west (marshalls, i think?)
trouser jeans, ny & co
leopard print heels, franco sarto at dsw (similar here)
drop earrings, sole of sweden

stylish mom monday: trading leopard spots for polka dots
August 19, 2012

i’m really excited about this post, as it features a fashion risk i would have never taken even a couple years ago.

however, after seeing it mastered by blair eadie (my daily icon!), i mustered up the courage to give it a try.

sassy leopard print, meet festive polka dots. loving how well you two get along!

this unexpected pairing is a great way for rushed moms to create new, bolder neutrals!

leopard print and polka dots

leopard top with polka dot dress and pearls

Sally Hansen love letter polish strips with leopard heels

and while we’re all about mixing prints, let’s add one more — on our toes! now my third go at the sally hansen polish strips, i’m crushing on this “love letter” pattern (pun intended!).

leopard print cardigan, h&m
polka dot top, ross
leopard print top, macy’s
polka dot wrap dress, express
chunky faux pearls, forever 21
leopard print heels, franco sarto at dsw

(all oldies but goodies!)

all photos created with instagram app for iPhone (“nashville” and “lo-fi” filters)