I swear I just blinked my eyes and the last three months have vanished. I’ve been extremely busy this summer, but a good kind of busy. As much as I’m loving the warm nights, I can’t help but get excited for Fall. It’s one of my favorite seasons. And speaking of Fall, fringe is back and on trend. It’s fun to incorporate the bo-ho look of fringe into my everyday style. If a large fringe purse isn’t your thing, then look to add it in small accents.
This past Saturday warmed my heart as I had the opportunity to guest blog at Apres Soleil’s charity event. Jenny Schneider, owner of Apres Soleil Airbrush Tanning, hosted the south beached themed fundraiser to increase awareness and raise money for AIM at Melanoma.
The minute guests entered they were greeted upon registration and showered with gifts and swag bags. The event flowed with Miami inspired cocktails and Cuban food. Guests mingled about and cooled down in the VIP cabanas and submitted their entries for the silent raffle (the prizes were ah-mazing. Like Aquazzura heels. Yes, that good!)
Once the party was underway, Flaunt Boutique hosted a poolside fashion show previewing all their new fall arrivals along with the newest Camino Brands bags. We also got a sneak peak at Diane’s Beachwear bikinis. I’ll take one of everything, please!
And like all good parties, it ended with dancing! Again, I was honored I could attend this event. I was in awe of all the local vendors that donated their time and resources, as well as the guests who showed up with open hearts ready to donate. It’s incredible to see a group of strangers come together and do something bigger than you could ever do by yourself. If you were not able to attend, but still wish to leave a donation, please click here. The early detection #checkmeout tanks and t-shirts are also still available for purchase here. All proceeds will go to AIM at Melanoma.
One of my favorite things to do on the weekend is head to the farmer’s market and pick up fresh produce for the upcoming week. I’m one of those people that stops at each stand and samples everything to find the best one. While I’m there, I always treat myself to a fresh bouquet too The famer’s market in San Francisco is especially great because of all the variety. With a big straw tote in hand, I made my way up and down the rows picking up fruit and veggies. It was a great morning in San Francisco followed by brunch.
PS. I recently stumbled upon this adorable floral embroidered bell sleeve top. If you’ve been following the blog, then you may have caught on my obsession with off the shoulder tops. The shoulder is the new belly button ladies You can get this top and anything else via Shopping Bag for 25% off. Just enter code PURELYPEANUT upon check out!
I don’t share too many personal things on this blog, rather try to keep it light and fashion forward. Today I want to mix things up a bit and talk about a cause that hits close to home. Skin cancer. It’s a nasty disease and a scary one at that. The older I get, the more I realize how important it is to take care of my skin. I’ve seen first hand the damage the sun has on your body, from close family members who have been effected by melanoma. I try to stay out of the direct rays and continually apply a broad spectrum SPF to protect my skin. While I like to keep my skin healthy, I also love to have it look good…. and who doesn’t love a sexy tan?
Apres Soleil, a local San Francisco airbrush tanning company, is hosting a joint fundraising effort to increase awareness and raise money for AIM at Melanoma, the largest international melanoma foundation. The south beach themed pool party will consist of specialty cocktails, poolside fashion show from Flaunt Boutique, Cuban food, silent auction and more! Join myself and others as we fight to eliminate melanoma. You can register for the event here. If you cannot attend, but wish to leave a donation, please click here.
I can’t wait to see you in Miami!
PS. If you’re local, be sure to check out Flaunt Boutique located in Danville for your Miami themed outfit. They have a great selection of fun, vibrant pieces- like this Parker top
This weekend was an extra special one in the books. One year ago I married my best friend. As cliche as it sounds, it’s true. This last year flew by, but it’s one we will always remember. One vow that we had made to each other was to continuously date one another throughout our marriage. Life can get busy and you can easily slip into a routine during the week. It’s nice to mix things up and set time for one another on date nights. This look was shot a few weeks ago before we stepped out for sips and bites. Black and white is a simple combo I go to every time. This sleek Club Monaco vest is one of my favorites – mix it up with jeans or shorts for a more casual look.