April 30, 2014

what to wear for the home & garden tour

The Newport Harbor Home and Garden Tour is  coming up in two weeks, so a few of my friends and I are already thinking about what to wear. Comfortably cute outfits are a must!  Also, high heels and hand bags are not allowed in the homes, so those are two more things to consider when planning our look! Flats, sandals or wedges are perfect footwear for touring, as there will be a bit of walking to be done.  Here are a few looks from last year.
Colorful looks seen at the Barclay Butera afterparty.
Chairwomen, Heidi and Marena, 
on the left, chose pretty feminine dresses for the tour.   
Mia, Amy and me at the house on Snug Harbor last year
photo courtesy of the OC Register

This year....

Cynthia
After a visit to Heather's new closet, the girls and I put together some fun fahion looks for this year's home tour.  Cynthia, is a Stella & Dot stylist, so she has the luxury of having great accessories available at her fingertips.  This is the outfit she put together, an all white look set off by colorful jewelry and extras.  
  Purses are not allowed to be brought into the houses, but 
they are handy at the breakfast reception, luncheon and afterparty.
A great option is the tech wallet, pictured above.  It's great for holding your cell phone and car key, and has a handy wrist strap.  I just ordered mine in leopard!  It's perfect for the home tour. 

Get Cynthia’s Look
·       WhiteJeans
·       LinenT-Shirt
·       TechWallet
·       Milana Bracelet
·       MacyBangle
·       MoroccanTile Scarf
·       MaltaBib Necklace
·       CitySlim Clutch

Heather
Heather chose a more edgy look with a faux leather {fleather} shell and skinny denim jeans from CAbi.  She glammed up this look with classic flats from Banana Republic and a statement necklace from Stella & Dot.  


This cross-body bag leaves your hands free. 

Get Heather’s Look
·       FleatherTop
·       CAbi Skinny Denim
·       PegasusNecklace
·       BananaRepublic Flats
·       TiaCross-Body Bag

Renee
Renee's look is girly and chic. This blue and white CAbi shirt dress is so comfortable, and I love how she used complimentary orange accessories to make the colors really pop! Wedges are a great option for the day.  They don't cause any damage to floors, and they are super cute!

Get Renee’s Look
·       Blue Shirt Dress
·       Gold Wedge Sandal
·       CoralCay Necklace
·       DoubleClutch bag


My look will be on the blog next week!

ciao! Fabiana

April 29, 2014

vintage inspired jewelry display

A newly acquired, "had-to-have-it" 
dress form from Magnolia Mews.  

perfect for my vintage goodies!


as you can see, I have a thing about pearls...


the cameo is so feminine


this opal brooch is my absolute favorite {and is my birthstone},
given to me my my mother who also loves vintage jewelry


vintage Guess crown brooch


a few cocktail rings finish off the look!

don't forget to check out some of our popular boards on Pinterest


ciao! Fabiana

April 26, 2014

we have a winner!


Congratulations Angela Smith of South Carolina, you are the winner of the Turquoise Stripe Palm Springs Scarf!  Thank you for entering the giveaway. Look for a fashionable surprise on your doorstep in the next few days!  And thank you to Cynthia for donating the gorgeous Stella and Dot scarf!  

ciao! Fabiana

real housewives of new york's jewelry

Have you seen this week's episode of RHoNY?
I'm a little obsessed with Carole, Heather and Kristen's style of wearing layered  jewelry.  They do it so well!


Look at how they layer at least 3-5 necklaces!
{and bracelets.}


It's a great look for summer!


such great mixing and matching


what a fun green dress, Carole!


this look of mixing beads and delicate jewelry on Kristen is my favorite.


here's Heather again sporting lots of layers of silver


Kristen always looks great!


love the turquoise earrings with the red dress!


Sonja seemed a little stressed out with everyone, especially Ramona.


and what about that outfit?!


Do you hide your shoes when you go to a beach  party?


Cute earrings Ramona!  
They remind me of these Seychelles earrings I have. 
Seychelles


LuAnn's turquoise necklace is pretty, too.
I am so drawn to that color!

Behind the scenes beach party photos from Bravo.

One great thing about the housewives shows,
the previews are almost better than the show itself!  
Stay tuned for some pinot tossing next week!



ciao! Fabiana

April 25, 2014

my friday five


1.  Newport Beach Film Festival  The NBFF started yesterday, and one of the many theaters hosting the festival is the Lido Theater. It's a favorite of mine, and was built during the 1930's. It has beautiful art deco style and a great provenance. 
Here is a little fun bit of history from their page: “The Lido Theatre was opened in 1938, and the first film it played was Bette Davis in "Jezebel". The reason for that was that Davis lived nearby in Corona Del Mar and traveled by the site daily. Upon stopping onsite, she told the owner "they had better open with my picture." And they did. Davis also is responsible for the sitting parlor in the ladies room that harkens back to a time when women sat and smoked and chatted while arranging makeup in the mirrors.“  
Many were interviewed on the red carpet last night including OC's Peggy Tanous, above left. The Newport Edwards theater was hosting the fun red carpet festivities. For a full schedule of events, visit Newport Beach Film Festival.


2. Downton Abbey season 5 
started filming this week in England. 
{Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley} 

3. New York Times list of home &  garden tours
We made the list!


via pinterest 
4. glamorous closet organization


I got started on mine this week, 
with a little closet inspiration.


5. a fun Summer hat 
I got mine from Hurley

have a fabulous weekend...
ciao! Fabiana

April 22, 2014

happy earth day!

celebrate the Earth everyday with global map decor

maps add great color and texture to a room


there are so many creative ways to use maps


here's a great collection


which one's your favorite? 



ciao! Fabiana
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