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13 December 2013

Gift Wrapping Workshop with Linen, Lace & Love

Extending this invitation from SD Style Bloggers Linen, Lace & Love! Join them and Neiman Marcus this Sunday for a Gift Wrapping Workshop! See flyer below for all details and make sure to RSVP as space is limited!

Space is limited, so please RSVP as soon as possible!! 
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09 December 2013

Holiday Ready Looks



The Holidays are finally here, and Ale from AlessandraGonzalez.com, Lisa from Mona Lisa Marie, Tuy from White Tee Black Dress, and Pau from Lil Bits of Chic, came together to bring you Holiday Ready Looks! How are you celebrating this Holiday season?

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02 December 2013

UPCOMING EVENT: Flower Hill Promenade

Del Mar's newest premier shopping destination, Flower Hill Promenade, would like to invite SD Style Bloggers to a fun, fashionable event Saturday, December 7 for a tour of their newest men and women's fashion boutiques.  They'll be offering exclusive deals and will spotlight The Row, the shopping district's newest block of unique offerings and fashion stores.

Saturday's meeting spot will be the recently opened Sea & Smoke where you will enjoy complimentary passed appetizers and wine from 1-1:30pm. SD Style Bloggers will also be introduced to the designated "fashion concierges" - owner Sam Larson of men's boutique Lone Flag and Andrea Van de Vort, owner of Van de Vort women's boutique. From there, it will be a casual flow of stopping in each participating store including:

  • Van de Vort
  • Lone Flag
  • Melero
  • Maggie B's
  • Vixen Pop Up Boutique 
  • Mr. B's Luminaries
  • Raise Case 
Please RSVP to lkita@jpublicrelations.com

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22 November 2013

SD Bloggers on YouTube: Laura Neuzeth

Today we are inaugurating a new section on the blog called San Diego Bloggers on Youtube, where we will feature bloggers that have ventured into the youtube world, or that became bloggers to complement their youtube channel. Today we want to introduce to you Laura, a charismatic vlogger that teaches  her viewers how to style a pixie cut, how to do easy and fun nail designs, and how to style her favorite fashion trends. 

         

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19 November 2013

Emma Jane Event Recap

Friday was a special day for us. Emma Jane and SD Style Bloggers partnered up to host a Glam Meet up. Oh, and was it ever sooo glamorous! This little shop is nestled in downtown La Jolla. It's cute, flirty and fun. Sex and the City quotes are mounted on their pastel pink walls. Vogue issues sit atop a coffee table filled with accessories. As if their decor hadn't already swooped us off our feet, the shop has it's own bridal section!

We spent the night swooning over Lovetatum jewelry while enjoying some fresh Beaming cocktails. There was mixing, mingling and a whole-lotta shopping! Some of our very own contributors walked out with their little piece of Emma Jane and Lovetatum.
Jenn & Jess of Emma Jane 
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15 November 2013

SD Style Bloggers Dress In ...

Hey lovely SDSB members!

We're crushing on metallics this month! Whether you choose a beautiful bronze, cool silver or rich gold, anything goes for this month's Link-up party. Use metallic hues to accessorize your already fabulous #ootd or try it as a full look. Link your pictures below and show us how you make a shimmering statement.
~ Tuyaymya 


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13 November 2013

Shopping Online Consignment

Shopping online consignment can be a minefield between finding the right sizes, authenticating, and returns – as of late it’s left something to be desired. Luckily, industry leaders have heard our cries and have responded with an ever expanding e-commerce consignment industry explosion.

There’s Vaunte, The Real Real, Poshmark, Threadflip, Shop-Hers, Tradesy, Tracy’s Closet, Bib + Tuck….the list goes on and on! Alas, the one issue all of these sites have in common is they are so carefully curated we can’t find anything in our budget OR they’re not curated at all and it’s like shopping Forever 21 on black Friday. (Somehow, we know there isn’t really a ‘SALE’ but that 10% off before noon keeps us looking for a treasure). Hence, Designer Vault was born.

Designer Vault is a San Diego born and bred e-commerce Consignment Company which offers you the best of both worlds --- highly curated merchandise combined with a breadth and depth of selection. What we do is unlike any other consignment company to date. We go into your home and help you decide what to keep, sell, throw away and donate. We throw away the junk. We donate your once loved items to much needed charity organizations. We sell your contemporary clothing from BCBG to you haute couture Dolce & Gabanna runway boots. What’s our secret? We only post the BEST of the BEST items on our website so you don’t need to dig through anything. Here it’s all the good stuff! Everything else that’s good but, just not great ends up on our eBay store so it’s a one stop shop, WIN-WIN for everyone!


Still, not sure how to manage the minefield of consignment?  I’ve put together 6 quick tips to navigate from cheap to chic in no time!

RULE #1: Never look for something specific
When shopping in consignment stores, whether it’s online or in the intrawebs looking for something specific can take the joy out of finding something fantastic. Rather, keep an open mind and wait for something to appeal to your senses. Trust me, you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
Photo Credit: http://sf.popsugar.com/Consignment-Stores-San-Francisco-20527748
 RULE #2: Purge When Necessary
Haven’t worn something in over 6 months? Time to let it go, I often hang my hangers backwards and after a garment has been worn I adjust the hanger to hang appropriately. After 6 months if garments are still on backwards hangers, I know it’s time to say adios. The glory in saying goodbye? Reselling these once loved items gives life for new items to make their way into my closet.
RULE #3: Love an online consignment store? Get on their list!
Getting on the list (e-mail list that is) of an online consignment store is the equivalent of getting first in line to the latest night club all your friends have been talking about. In the world of consignment, EVERYTHING is scarce as in there’s usually only one item available at a time. Some items may only come to market once every ten years—or even less! When great things come in you’ll definitely want to be the first to know!

RULE #4: Don’t judge a store by its exterior…
Haven’t you heard the saying the best treasures are the one’s worth digging for? I’ve once found a Chanel blazer at a thrift store for $8. It wasn’t the prettiest place nor the likeliest but that old saying “You can’t judge a book by its cover” couldn’t be more true.

Photo Credit: http://trainedmonkey.com/tag/dtla
RULE #5: AVOID STICKER SHOCK
Shopping consignment can leave you breathless from pursuing racks of consignment goods to typing 95 words per minute so that someone doesn’t steal that perfect Prada from your shopping cart. We’ve all been there! But just slow down sista because, often times impulse and rushed purchases = returns. Due to the nature of the business many consignment stores don’t accept returns so be sure to proceed with caution!

RULE #6: Look Often
New merchandise comes and goes every day on consignment sites across the country. So don’t be the so sorry Charlie when you see your Chanel boots at Decades for $550 ahem, sold out. The only place you can now find them is Vaunte for $1200.  It pays to be in the know and trust us, your wallet will thank you.

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11 November 2013

Thrifting For Prints In San Diego

I've loved thrifting for as long as I can remember and it's been one of my favorite hobbies since moving to San Diego. There is something so comforting about going to a vintage shop, picking out a piece that has history and giving it a loving home. It doesn't hurt that the thrifting/vintage scene in this city is so amazing!
Finding eclectic prints is one of my main motivations for going into vintage shops and spending hours looking at merchandise so imagine how great I felt when I came across this multicolored blouse in Thrift Trader.
This entire outfit was thrifted. I love the crazy print on the blouse and needed something to tone it down so I opted for this purple leather skirt. It's perfect because the length makes it appropriate for the workplace but the color adds a little funk. 
Generally, I would wear nude pumps with an outfit so colorful but I saw these shoes while putting this outfit together and I knew they would compliment the outfit wonderfully!
I can't believe this outfit only cost me $30. Normally I spend that much on one item of clothing!

Do you thrift in San Diego? If so, what is your favorite vintage shop in the city?

~Candice Shaw

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31 October 2013

SDStyleBloggers Glam Meet-Up!

Hello #SDStyleBloggers! 

Hope you are all doing well! As we glide into the holiday season, I couldn't be happier about the timing of a Chic & Glam Meet-Up (because you know us bloggers like to dress-up)! Emma Jane in La Jolla will be hosting us on Friday November 15th from 7-10pm with a bunch of fashionable goodies (see flyer). This is a great opportunity for us to see some fashion, mingle, meet new faces, and do what we do best- blog about it :)
To RSVP please email us your name and blog name/url to SDStyleBloggers@gmail.com

Very excited to see you all there!
Pau

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10 October 2013

Paint the Night PINK & $100 Westfield Mission Valley Gift Card GIVEAWAY

With October being National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I was so excited to be part of an event for this cause. On Saturday, October 19th from 6-8 PM, Westfield Mission Valley is hosting “Paint the Night PINK” a not-to-miss fall fashion soiree celebrating exciting fall fashions in their Dining Courtyard (1640 Camino Del Rio N. San Diego, CA 92108). All proceeds will be going to Bright Pink, a national non-profit organization focusing on the risk reduction and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women while providing support for high-risk individuals. 


By making a $10 donation to Bright Pink here: http://paintthenightpink.eventbrite.com/ you will receive event entry, which includes:
  • A Fall fashion presentation
  • Fashion Group International Style Bar with expert personal fall styling recommendations and mannequins styled by bloggers like yours truly.
  • Complimentary beauty services including: chic nail art, make-up application, braid bar and eyebrow threading.
  • PINK cocktails by Rumbling Tins Co. 
  • Gordon Biersch bites and craft beers.
  • Sweet Factory treats.
  • Fabulous gift bag with the Bright Pink Book featuring Westfield Mission Valley special offers. #WMVgoespink 
GIVEAWAY TIME!
Up for grabs is a $100 gift certificate to Westfield Mission Valley and 2 admission tickets to this "Paint the Night PINK" event. To enter, simply use the Rafflecopter below.
Points are earned with each social network of mine & Westfield Mission Valley you follow (if you already follow me on some just put your username). The more ways you follow, the better chance you have of winning this amazing prize! This Giveaway will run until October 16th and is open to San Diego area residents 21+ years of age. Winner will be announced and contacted shortly thereafter. Good Luck!
~Pau
www.lilbitsofchic.com


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04 October 2013

SD Style Bloggers Dress In ...

We're back with October's Link Up Party 

While we may all love wearing polka dots, stripes and leopard, this month we challenge you to wear one color head to toe. Take a break from prints and follow in the footsteps of some of the runways hottest monochromatic looks. Wear your best tone on tone trend and link your pictures below. 
~ Tuyaymya 


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03 October 2013

UPCOMING EVENT: Foxy Ladies

Attention San Diego Style Bloggers!

I would like to invite you to my VIXEN [ambassador] Foxy Ladies Group Art Exhibition and Fashion Show for bloggers on October 22, 2013 at downtown at Bar Basic.

We are looking for fellow style bloggers to participate and showcase YOUR work! This opportunity is great for marketing with a well-known company to advertise your foxy fashion sense.


Participation fee is $50. Please check out my website A Fashion Statement or VIXEN for more information and to contribute your styles.

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24 September 2013

Blink Lash Boutique: Are you looking for lash extensions?

I have recently had the pleasure of trying out Blink Lash Boutique eyelash extensions and now they are looking to expand their collaboration with bloggers. If you are interested in trying out and blogging about eyelash extensions, email SDStyleBloggers@gmail.com ASAP. *UPDATE: Spots have been filled! but if you want more information, check out my blog post about the wonderful girls at Blink Lash Boutique here!

Follow Blink Lash Boutique on FacebookTwitter or Instagram for any deals, before and afters, etc!



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23 September 2013

THIS FRIDAY: FASHION TRUCKS

Come support local female entrepreneurs in what we do best, shopping! Art Lab Presents: SD Urban Mobile Market featuring some cool stylish trucks!
Friday September 27, 2013 4-10pm
3536 Adams Ave
San Diego, CA 92116

One of the featured trucks: Stop Shop & Roll! Make sure to follow them:
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12 September 2013

FASHION WEEK SD: GIVEAWAY

As you may know Fashion Week SD is just around the corner (September 30- October 6th),  and I thought I would share a 2 ticket general admission to Fashion Week San Diego giveaway that I'm hosting on my blog for local readers or people who like to attend the shows. Feel free to participate!

I have shared the "Rafflecopter" below (which is the same as my blog's) for easier entry. Points are earned with each social network of mine & Fashion Week SD you follow (if you already follow me on some just put your username). The more ways you follow, the better chance you have of winning this amazing prize! This Giveaway will run until September 14, 2013 and is open to local participants or participants that will be in San Diego during the event dates. The winner will be announced and contacted shortly thereafter. Good Luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


~Pau

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09 September 2013

THIS SATURDAY: FWSD Passport to Fashion

San Diego Style Bloggers get your shop on at Fashion Week San Diego’s Passport to Fashion! 

Pick up a passport and get it stamped while visiting Francesca’s, La Donna/Eva Varro, Kate Spade New York, Y-3, and Georgiou Studio for a chance to win prizes! Enjoy complimentary mini makeovers from Style Squad San Diego and snack on some free LUNA Bars!

Who can’t resist an evening by the beach amidst fashionistas and fellow bloggers? See you Saturday from 3 -7 PM at Roppongi restaurant http://www.roppongiusa.com/ during La Jolla nights. Enjoy a cocktail before your shopping journey!

For more details click here!

~Tanya
La Bella Tanchi

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30 August 2013

SD Style Bloggers Now On YouTube!

Hello Ladies, 
Have you ever thought of doing YouTube videos, but didn't have the time, or commitment, to create your own channel? Well, we, at San Diego Style Bloggers, are venturing into the YouTube world. Today we want to invite you to check out our new channel and subscribe. We will be uploading event recaps, hauls, outfits of the day, and more. However, this is not a space only for contributors, YOU can also be part of it. If you would like to collaborate and upload a fashion or beauty related video, please send us an e-mail to: SDStyleBloggers@gmail.com

As you know, our 1st year anniversary celebration just past, and we wanted to begin a new year with the launching of our YouTube project. Please let us know your thoughts, comments or suggestions.
Have you ever thought about doing YouTube videos? 

Check out the SD Style Bloggers 1st Year Anniversary Event Recap Below!

                         
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Featured Style Blogger: Pigtails and Pearls

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29 August 2013

SD Style Bloggers 1 Year Blogiversary Party RECAP

The official San Diego Style Bloggers 1 Year blogiversary celebration took place last Friday at the fun and fashion-packed Shimmer in Plaza Bonita! *woop woop* Shimmer welcomed us in a roped off area in the store with a long table filled with goodies (and perfect items for Instagram photo-ops)- fresh flowers, lollipops, pink decor, finger foods, cupcakes, funny faces and more!

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26 August 2013

Upcoming Event: Kenneth Barlis Fashion Show

This Friday August 30th, last year's winner of Fashion Week SD, Kenneth Barlis will present his 2014 Spring/Summer collection at the Port Pavilion Pier in San Diego! 

I saw his amazing collection last year when it hit the FWSD runway! His work is breathtaking, and it spans from a ready to wear line to detailed evening gowns, to bridal wear. It's definitely a fashion event not to be missed! Tickets available for purchase here!

See you there!
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21 August 2013

THIS FRIDAY: SDStyleBloggers Blogiversary Party!

Let the countdown begin...

Tuy, Jess, Ale in coordination with Shimmer have been hard at work for what is sure to be a fun night of mingling, networking, fashion and celebrating the strong blogging community that we have become! We are soooo looking forward to meeting all of the new faces and seeing our beloved friends from our growing blogrollSee you there!

~Pau
If you have any questions feel free to email us: sdstylebloggers@gmail.com
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18 August 2013

Upcoming Event: Sassy City Chicks- 8/22

Hi Ladies!
Let the countdown begin for our Blogiversary Meet Up Party! but first, I also wanted to tell you girls about another fun event this Thursday! All of the details are on the flyers below. 
The event will be held at the beautiful hotel Andaz (pictured below) 
You can purchase your tickets here (for 50% off with code "lilbitsofchic" *valid for the 1st 20 people) See you there! if not, see you on Friday!!!
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14 August 2013

Fall Fashion Blogger Brunch at The U.S. Grant

The U.S. Grant HotelNeiman Marcus Fashion Valley and J Public Relations teamed up to host a delicious waffle brunch for a select few, including some of us San Diego Style Bloggers in their gorgeous Grant Grill.

We were treated to the delicious waffle concoctions that the Grant Grill serves every Sunday (9am-2pm) where you can build your own waffle with a buffet selection of 3-4 Waffle varieties and a gourmet toppings bar with 20-25 selections!
Neiman Marcus Fashion Valley set up a gorgeous display of some of the best fall shoes and handbags (Valentino, Saint Laurent, Manolo Bahnik, Balenciaga, to name a few). The highlight for us fashion bloggers was when Alex Yáñez, Style Advisor for Neiman Marcus Fashion Valley gave us their Fall 2013 trend report!


Neiman Marcus Fashion Valley will also be hosting 2 in-store trend reports Wednesday August 14 and August 21, 2013. Contact them for details or to RSVP.

San Diego Style Bloggers in attendance: Alessandra GonzalezBlush Confetti, La Bella Tanchi, These Days, Dainty Jea, Sara's Sweet Style, Lil bits of Chic, Face it Catalog, Any 2nd NowFashion Mixtape, The Inbetween Girls, Nubry, White Tee Black Dress, Malcriada.


As a parting gift, we received Neiman Marcus goodie bags, Grant Grill gift certificates and these exclusive U.S. Grant Centennial Manhattan cupcakes in a jar from Yummy Cupcakes San Diego.

I personally want to thank the wonderful J Public Relations team, starting with Amy and Susan who months ago I had lunch with to tell them how wonderful our blogs were. They were so receptive and intrigued by what we do as bloggers and brewed up some great ideas! I want to thank Kristen for coordinating this (it was so good to meet you in person!) Thank you to the U.S. Grant Hotel for their amazing hospitality and generosity, Yummy Cupcakes and Neiman Marcus Fashion Valley for such an amazing presentation.
~Pau, lilbitsofchic.com

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31 July 2013

Blogiversary Meet Up

Save the date bloggers! 

Our San Diego Style Blog is turning one and in celebration we're partnering up with Shimmer Boutique for a fun night of mingling, styling, raffles and more! 

Bellus Academy will be providing us with free mini-makeovers in our very own VIP Blogger area that night. After a very successful year, thanks to your ongoing support, we know this night is well deserved! So, come out, enjoy the fun and get ready to be pampered! 

Please make sure to RSVP via the eventbrite e-vite.  To receive an extra special treat, make sure to RSVP via eventbrite AND email whiteteeblackdress@gmail.com with you shirt size before Aug 15thShirt sizes are based on women's t-shirt sizes S-3XL. 

Can't wait to see you all! 
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