18 December 2014

Upcoming Event: Gift Well With Madewell

Madewell at The Forum Carlsbad is holding an event where shoppers can get gift ideas and styling advice from their in-house stylists.  PLUS, you can get a special discount just for coming in that day.  It will be a nice way to get your last minute holiday shopping in!

Who: Madewell at The Forum Carlsbad
When: Friday, December 19 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: 1923 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad, CA 92009


14 December 2014

Upcoming Event: GRACEDbyGRIT Holiday Trunk Show

Happy holidays, gritty gals! GRACEDbyGRIT is hosting another trunk show just in time for the holidays -- the perfect time to go shopping for friends, sisters, mothers, co-workers ... catch our drift?

Stop by and enjoy some wine with other gritty gal pals -- and while you're at it, bring a jacket or blanket to donate to those less fortunate. They'll gift you 15% off your purchase for that night!

Date: Tuesday, December 16th
Time: 5pm - 8pm
408 Pacific Avenue
Solana Beach, CA 92075

Order tickets via Eventbrite
Questions? Please contact GRACEDbyGRIT at events@gracedbygrit.com


21 November 2014

Local Business Spotlight: Dream Tats

Temporary tattoos aren't just for kids anymore! Dream Tats is a San Diego based company that produces the highest quality temporary jewelry tattoos on the market. Made with 100% non-toxic material, the Dream Tats line of products are completely safe to use for people of all ages.

Their assortment of sophisticated tattoos include geometric shapes, words and intricate designs. Of the 16 collections available, my personal favorites are Timeless, Infinity, Charmed and Allure. Each tattoo lasts less than a week and can be applied in a few easy steps (shown below).

While most flash tattoos are overpriced, the Dream Tats collections are less than $8! Mix and match collections to create your perfect set. Adorn your wrists, inner arm, shoulder blade or back with metallic prints. Combine the tattoos with real jewelry for an added touch of glam. Play around with them! You're sure to have some fun.
Make sure your skin is clean, dry and free of oils. Select your tattoo and 
remove the clear sheet. Place your tattoo face down on your skin. 
Hold a wet cloth against the tattoo for 30-45 seconds.  
Remove the paper and you're all set!
SD Style Bloggers Founder, @lilbitsofpau, is also a fan!

Tuyaymya Osuna 
Co-Editor for SDStyleBloggers

19 November 2014

Upcoming Event: Nordstrom Beauty Trend Show

Nordstrom Beauty kicks off fall with their seasonal Beauty Trend Shows. You'll watch top industry insiders reveal fall's best beauty trends during a high-energy runway show. Following the runway will be complimentary drinks, skincare and fragrance consultations. Plus, you'll be gifted an exclusive (and free!) Nordstrom tote bag - just for attending. Tickets are $20 and redeemable toward your beauty purchase

Tickets: $20 

When: Saturday, November 22nd 

Time: 8am - 7pm

6997 Friars Road 
San Diego, CA 92108  

Tuyaymya Osuna 
Co-Editor for SD Style Bloggers 


17 November 2014

Local Business Spotlight: Beauty by Dolly

Beauty by Dolly is San Diego's premier hair removal studio, and don't take our word for it--InStyle Magazine, San Diego Magazine and even Forbes have all featured BBD. 

Since opening their doors in 2005, sisters Dolly and Kashmira have endeavored to bring their years of expertise in the art of eyebrow threading to the women (and men!) of San Diego.  They now have a second location in Hillcrest, and more exciting growth appears to be on the horizon.

I caught up with Natashah Torki, Kashmira's business-savvy daughter who has joined the family business as Chief Operating Officer and is working to expand the BBD brand.  Her article in Forbes on how to create a business succession plan is really impressive and a great resource for other San Diego entrepreneurs. 

Q. Are you originally from San Diego?  What part of town do you call home? 
A. I am a San Diego native! I have been raised in Carmel Mountain Ranch my whole life, and I moved to Santa Monica for college but came back as soon as I was done. I now live in Sabre Springs and I love the suburban lifestyle.

Q. What inspired you to join the family business?
A.  I was inspired originally because of my mom and my aunt's hard work. Seeing how much time, effort, and energy they put into their business made me put a foot in and relieve some of the stress involved with owning a business. But then I realized how much I actually loved doing this, and I realized I found my passion. It was truly a blessing in disguise. 

Q.  How do you feel that the rise of beauty/style blogging has changed the landscape of the industry?
A.  Bloggers have influenced this industry so greatly because they really lead the way in fashion and style. I personally feel that bloggers shine light on the beauty world in terms of services and products available today that probably would've had a harder time getting exposure otherwise. I have seen bloggers being a catalyst for brands sometimes, and giving them such exposure that it suddenly has a cult following--which is amazing considering just a few years ago something like that would be nearly impossible for a budding brand!

Q.  What's next for Beauty by Dolly?
A.  Beauty by Dolly is currently looking to expand to other areas of San Diego. We truly want to be more accessible to the amazing clients who drive from all over town to visit us, and the best way to do that is to be more places! We also have a few things in the works that we can't talk about just yet...but I promise you they are SO exciting and we can't wait for everyone to know about them! 

3650 5th Avenue, Ste. 101
San Diego, CA 92103

9550 Black Mountain Rd., Ste. D
San Diego, CA 92126

16 November 2014

Upcoming Event: Social Influencer Event at Marilyn Monroe Spas in the Manchester Grand Hyatt

Looking for a little mid-week pampering?  The Marilyn Monroe Spas is getting ready to celebrate its newest spa location at Manchester Grand Hyatt

Social influencers are invited to attend Marilyn Monroe Spas' exclusive event, featuring complimentary mini treatments, light bites and beauty samples. Space is limited, so put in your RSVP fast!

Who: Marilyn Monroe Spa at Manchester Grand Hyatt
What: Social Influencer Event
When: Wednesday, November 19 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: 1 Market Place, San Diego, CA 92101

Cyrillynn Chen
Event Contributor for SDStyleBloggers


15 November 2014

Upcoming Event: Designer Vault x Promises 2 Kids Trunk Show

Calling all vintage Chanel fans! Join Christina of Designer Vault on Thursday, November 20th as she unveils some of the most unexpected and rare vintage designer pieces in honor of Promises2Kids charity. Promises2Kids creates a brighter future for foster children in San Diego. Since 1981, Promises2Kids has lead the fight against child abuse, providing support, hope and opportunities for fostered youth. Shop a beautiful collection of Chanel, Hermes and more - all for a good cause! 10% of sales from the Vintage Chanel Trunk Show will benefit Promises2Kids. Plus, you'll have the opportunity to win a $1,000 Neiman Marcus shopping spree!
Ticket: $75

When: Thursday, November 20th

Hosted at the home of Jonathan & Wendy Segal
The Cresta
6005 Avenida Cresta, La Jolla 92037

Must RSVP at Promises2Kids.com
For more information contact Sandra Taylor at Sandra@promises2kids.org or 858-278-4400.


14 November 2014

Upcoming Event: Fashion Week San Diego Wearables Workshop

"Imagine a purse that charges your phone, or a watch that changes your life. These fashionable accessories will be trending in our society sooner than you probably even realize, and FWSD wants to give you the exclusive insider scoop!"

Wearables Workshop features speakers and panelists sharing the latest in fashion trends and fashion technology. Panelists include, San Diego Style Bloggers, Vanessa Balli and Maria Von Losch!

Who: Fashion Week San Diego

Horton Grand Theatre
444 4th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101

Sunday, November 16
5pm - 7pm

Please direct all RSVPs to alyssa@kollectivepr.com

Cyrillynn Chen
Event Contributor for SDStyleBloggers

13 November 2014

Upcoming Event: GRACEDbyGRIT x Core40 Trunk show

GRACEDbyGRIT has teamed up with CORE40 to bring you another trunk show, and SD Style Bloggers are invited! 

GRACEDbyGRIT is the women's fitness apparel that you've been missing. Designed with the perfect combination of form, function and fashion in mind, GRACEDbyGRIT is the only multi-functional gear that can take you from a CORE40 pilate's workout to a swim at Solana Beach. Attendees will enjoy a raffle, special deals, champagne and more! 

When: Saturday, November 15th

Time: 8:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

437 South Highway 101 #201
Solana Beach, CA 92075

See you there, gritty gals!
Please direct all RSVPs to Monica Chang at monica@besocialpr.com.

Event Contributor for SDStyleBloggers


12 November 2014

Upcoming Event: Get Photo Savvy at George's Camera Grand Opening

As bloggers, photos are so important to what we do and how we express ourselves, so it's always great to learn more about how to become a better photographer.

To celebrate the grand opening of George's Camera on Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, The Tamron Tailgate Tour will be stopping by for a "Fun Educational Photo Experience", which includes FREE photography mini-sessions, answering all of your photography questions, test driving new products, and a luncheon on the first day of the stop.

Here is a schedule of events, which looks to be fun and informative.  Cheers!

Who: George’s Camera
What: Grand Opening at Clairemont Mesa location
Tamron Tailgate Tour
Tailgate lunch
Where: 7475 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92111
Friday, November 14, the Tamron Tailgate Tour will be stopping in San Diego to provide guests with fun photography training and a tailgate lunch. Participants can get answers from experts and try out the latest Tamron technology. Amateurs, hobbyists and professionals are welcome.

Saturday, November 15, camera manufacturers will have representatives on site. Free classes will be ongoing from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., as well as various photo booths for guests to get behind and in front of the camera.

Cyrillynn Chen
Event Contributor for SDStyleBloggers


06 November 2014

Upcoming Event: Stroll Grand Opening Thursday 11/6/2014

Stroll is officially opening! As you know, we recently posted that Katie McCarthy, owner of fashion boutique truck Stop Shop and Roll, has a sister store on 2034 India Street.  They are celebrating their grand opening with a party, so head on down on Thursday November 6, 2014 from 5pm-9pm for sips, snacks, a raffle prize and a 20% discount all night long!

Cheers and happy shopping!

Cyrillynn Chen
Event Contributor for SDStyleBloggers


02 November 2014

Upcoming Event: Heels2Heal Gala

On Saturday, November 8th, 2014, San Diego will have one of its most fashionable nights with a Gala for a great cause! "Heels2Heal" will bring a taste of Fashion Week to San Diego with a runway show by renowned New York City designer Nicole Miller who will be at the event showcasing her Spring 2015 collection.

The event will be held in a gorgeous private estate in La Jolla, accompanied by San Diego's finest food and music. There will be a silent auction and a highly anticipated live auction featuring exclusive international getaways and adventures!

The money raised at this year's event will help San Diego Youth Services provide direct financial and emotional assistance to improve the lives of homeless, runaway, abused and at risk children.

Purchase your tickets to the "Heel2Heel" event here

If you are unable to attend or are not in the San Diego area, a "would like to donate" option is available. Every dollar is greatly appreciated as it counts towards the future of our youth in need!!

Paulina Mo.
Founder & Co-Editor for SDStyleBloggers

23 October 2014

Upcoming Event: GRACEDbyGRIT x Studio Barre Trunk Show

GRACEDbyGRIT is hosting a trunk show at Studio Barre in Carmel Valley and San Diego Style Bloggers are invited!

A women’s fitness apparel brand located in San Diego, GRACEDbyGRIT is the women's fitness apparel that you’ve been missing. Designed with the perfect combination of form, function, and fashion, GRACEDbyGRIT is the only multi-functional gear that can take you out to the trail for a run, then a dip in the pool right after!

GRACEDbyGRIT x Studio Barre Trunk Show

Saturday, Oct. 25
7845 Highland Village Pl.
Suite C-103
San Diego, CA 92129

Please direct all RSVPs to monica@besocialpr.com 
Event Contributor for SDStyleBloggers


20 October 2014

Bellus Academy Beauty Blogger Day {Recap}

Over the weekend, the wonderful people of Bellus Academy hosted a Beauty Blogger Workshop where their talented speakers gave us informative crash courses in the areas of hair, make up and nails! After grabbing a cup of coffee and treats from the dessert table, bloggers gathered ready to learn from the Bellus professionals.

First up, Bellus Academy Educator, Erik Thrane walked us through two hairstyles while sharing genius tips like putting the hairspray on the brush vs your hand, among many others. Erik, who also has a great sense of humor, had us both learning and laughing throughout his demos.

As we changed gears to learn about make up, Bellus Academy Alumn Marina stepped in to show us how to create a perfect for Fall look with a live eye shadow tutorial and lipstick demo. There were great things to be learned for both experienced and new beauty bloggers, such as tips on how to create a beautiful winged liner!

To finish up our day, the talented Ally Caraveo who's Nail Art needs no words (as you can see in the pictures above) created her nail art before our eyes while bloggers asked questions. After the session we came in for a close up of her microscopic works of art- simply amazing!

The workshop was a great experience especially for those of us who have always yearned to go to beauty school, learn more about beauty and/or improve our beauty techniques to better serve our readers.
San Diego Style Bloggers would like to thank Bellus Academy for their hospitality, delicious snacks, talent and prizes, as well as a big thank you to BeSocial PR for putting this together. 
As always, THANK YOU to all of the bloggers that were in attendance!! It's always great to see new faces! If you blogged about the event, make sure add the link to your blog post using the "add your link" button below so that we can visit your blog post and share the love!

~Paulina Mo.

16 October 2014

Local Business Spotlight: Yellow House Bikini

The young women behind Yellow House Bikinis may make you feel old, but also make you feel so proud to be an American.  I mean, where else do two high school girls get the entrepreneurial spirit so strongly that they go ahead and start their own design business before they can even vote? Carlsbad natives Lizzy Grove and Megan Jenkins (top photo) are still in their last year of high school and first year of college (respectively), and they are working to expand the brand that was born in the Fashion Design class where they met.

Capitalizing on the surf culture of San Diego, Grove and Jenkin currently sell their bikinis and lingerie at local surf event and street fairs, as well as their website www.YellowHouseBikini.com.  For now, each piece is handcrafted in their homes, so now is our chance to say, “we knew them when”.  With the moxie these women are showing, at this young age, it’s a safe bet that they are going places.

Instagram: @yellowhousebikinis

Jennifer C.
Local Business Contributor for SDStyleBloggers


07 October 2014

Upcoming Event: Madewell at The Forum Carlsbad Extends it's Denim Donation Until the End of 2014!

Last week, Madewell at The Forum Carlsbad hosted an event to benefit Blue Jeans Go Green™, an organization that turns donated old jeans into housing insulation for those in need.  If you brought your old jeans to that event, as a thank you for participating, you would get $20 off your next pair of Madewell jeans until October 6th, 2014.

Madewell at The Forum Carlsbad has decided to EXTEND this offer:  Bring in your old jeans and receive $20 off your next pair of Madewell jeans until the end of 2014!  It's a great way to update your wardrobe while giving back!

Cyrillynn Chen
Event Contributor for SDStyleBloggers

27 September 2014

Upcoming Event: Grand Opening of ROYALIE Boutique in Oceanside

ROYALIE Boutique in Oceanside will open its doors next Thursday, October 2nd, 2014.  To celebrate, they will have a Grand Opening Party from 6p-9p, with a "VIP Hour" from 5p-6p.

ROYALIE, a contemporary clothing retailer, specializing in international and local labels has opened its flagship boutique in Oceanside, Calif. ROYALIE is the vision of 26-year-old entrepreneur Alison Choi who began her fashion career in 2012 with a traveling boutique, offering shopping parties around San Diego. Since its inception, ROYALIE has transformed from a pop-up shop to an ecommerce website and now a retail location. ROYALIE’s Grand Opening celebration is slated for October 2, from 6pm until 9pm at 1935 Coast Hwy.

“I’m thrilled to bring the ROYALIE style to Oceanside,” said Owner, Alison Choi. “The boutique is more than just clothing it’s a lifestyle of like-minded individuals; free spirited and indie inspired.”

Cyrillynn Chen
Event Contributor for SDStyleBloggers

23 September 2014

Next SD Style Bloggers Meet Up @ Bellus Academy 10/18/2014

Hello SD Style Bloggers,

It's that time again for another SD Style Bloggers official meet up! This time Bellus Academy has been so generous in not only hosting us, but giving us Nail Art, Make Up & Hair Styling tutorials!! They will also be giving complimentary beauty treatments accompanied with refreshments & a dessert bar (yum). All of this, (and your presence of course) will make this the perfect Beauty Blogger Workshop!
When: Saturday October 18, 2014 from 11am-1pm
Where: Bellus Academy, 13266 Poway Rd, Poway 92064

As always our meet ups are FREE--> To attend, simply RSVP to RSVP@BeSocialPR.com to reserve your seat.
If this is your first meet up, please don't be shy and come on by! SD Style Bloggers takes pride in welcoming all of the San Diego based bloggers who share in the same passion- blogging!

If this is not your first meet up, y'all know these are fun & I can't wait to see you again!

If you have any questions, email us at SDStyleBloggers@gmail.com

See you there!
Paulina Mo.
Founder & Editor for SDStyleBloggers

Upcoming Event: Fall Fashion in the Valley 9/25/2014

This Thursday September 25, 2014, Fashion Valley Mall presents Fall Fashion in the Valley, from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the Center Court, near Macy's.  This year, they will present two unique runway shows at 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm.  In between each runway show, lululemon athletica will present a performance featuring ArcoYoga, which is a blend of yoga, acrobatics, performance and healing art.

In-store parties, exclusive discounts and interactive pop-up make-up, styling and fitness demonstrations will be happening throughout for the duration of this fantastic event,.  Additionally, the first 250 attendees who register an email at the event will receive a swag bag filled with all kinds of Fashion Valley discounts, coupons and goodies. One luck winner will be randomly selected to win a $500 Simon gift card and will have a one of a kind shopping spree and make-over styling session with Fashion Valley's newest team of personal shoppers!

Finally, kicking off the season of giving, attendees who make a $10 donation to Rady Children's Hospital - San Diego will receive a Fashion Pass for savings, which is valid through the weekend at designated stores at Fashion Valley.

This is a wonderful event, and in the pictures below, you'll see some of your fellow San Diego Style Bloggers who attended the event last year.  Picture 1 is courtesy of Fashion Valley, and you can see some of us sitting in the second row in front of the runway.  Picture 2 is courtesy of Alessandra, where we are with Noelle from Curator PR for Fashion Valley.  Cheers!

Cyrillynn Chen
Event Contributor for SDStyleBloggers

18 September 2014

Upcoming Event: J. Crew Grand Opening at The Forum Carlsbad on 9/24/2014

J.Crew will be opening at The Forum Carlsbad!  Join the party on September 24th, 2014 from 6-8pm, where there will be a DJ, a photo booth, refreshments and consultations with J. Crew stylists!

RSVP at carlsbadevent@jcrew.com

Cyrillynn Chen
Event Contributor for SDStyleBloggers

10 September 2014

Free Blow Out Opportunity 9/21-9/22/2014

Bumble and bumble is seeking models for a free blow out on Sunday, September 21 and Monday, September 22!

If you  are interested or would like to receive more information, please email regionalmodels@bumbleandbumble.com with the subject: “San Diego blow dry” along with a current photo showing your hair length and natural texture.

Please visit bbumodelproject.com for more information on their program. See more details in the flyer below!
Paulina Mo.
Editor for SDStyleBloggers

09 September 2014

Upcoming Event: VIP Shopping Event at Cache

Friday September 12, 2014 Cache' is having a Girls Nite Out Shopping event at their Fashion Valley location, with delicious Treats and special Sales on that day. See flyer for details!
Tiffany Williams
Event Contributor for SDStyleBloggers


08 September 2014

Plus Size Fashion with Shimmer

You don't have to look hard to find the latest fashions if you have curves! Shimmer Boutique has what you need! They offer everything from dresses to fun pant designs to matching shoes, all helping complete your look. 

One thing I also love about Shimmer is that they offer all sizes from small to 3x. Everything you need is in this boutique!
Shimmer has 3 locations in San Diego; Chula Vista Mall,  Westfield Plaza Bonita and Carlsbad's Plaza Camino Real. Make sure you run to one of their locations today!

Brandee “Kurvy” J
Concent Contributor for SDStyleBloggers

07 September 2014

Upcoming Event: Gap Fashion Valley Styld.by

Join founder of SD Style Bloggers, Lil Bits of Chic's Paulina and Heidi of A Fashion Statement Style Blog for the Styld.by event with Gap!

Paulina and Heidi have collaborated to work with the Gap Fashion Valley on showcasing their new fall line and have styled outfits for the in-store event. This WednesdaySeptember 10th from 6pm - 8pm is an elevated shopping experience with drinks, treats, a special discount on new arrivals and showcased looks for stylists. It's a great way to meet and mingle with our readers, clients, and make new connections.
No RSVP necessary. We look forward to seeing you there.