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.
With so many events going on this summer, we’ve decided to stay close to home and take a big vacation this Fall. Thus, my husband and I are trying to make the most of every free weekend we have by exploring nearby cities and ducking our heads into those restaurants we’ve always wanted to try. We like to think of it as a little stay-cation One thing that I love to do is visit the old Meadowlark Dairy after date night. The drive thru dairy offers great swirl ice cream cones. I couldn’t resist this past weekend with the high temps.
I didn’t realize how much use I would get out of my tote bag everyday. I had always admired the beautiful brown leather bags from Madewell and J.Crew (30% off w/code SHOPNOW), but never wanted to spend the money on a simple tote. Insert this vegan leather one from Nordies and my life changed. It’s not only a great Mary Poppins bag to throw all my stuff into, but acts as a small grocery bag for those times I forget my reusable bags at home (ugh-so annoying!). Plus, this one is reversible from brown to black for those days when I feel I need a change in color.
With Memorial day behind us and the official start to summer, I’ve been on the hunt for more dresses that can transition easily to all the different events I’ll be attending. All my boxes were checked when I found this little stripe number. I love the simple fit and flare silhouette and classic navy/white stripe print. I can already see myself wearing it for bbq’s, picnics in Napa, or upcoming bridal shower parties. A swap of accessories and I’ll be ready to go!