Another week has gone by, y’all and San Diego still can’t seem to decide whether it’s Summer or Fall outside :/ so I am taking full advantage of this autumn hot flash to incorporate some of my summertime faves into this season’s wardrobe!
I did this by pairing my loose-fitting “pineapple” tee and serape Vans with some of my cooler temperature closet items = a cardigan wrap, high-waisted jeans, and my trusty Kate Spade back pack – all of which happened to be black in color. GASP!
Yes, I know. I rarely wear this much of a neutral color, but it worked for this particular outfit as it played off the black outline of my t-shirt’s pineapple print ;) it also went very nicely with my dark hair.
With that being said however, I [OF COURSE] had to add some of the rainbow to my ensemble with both my bright green glasses and berry lipstick, which caused both the top of the pineapple and the colors on my shoes to really POP!
This made for a perfect “everyday” casual look and will most likely be one I have on repeat all Fall-long :) especially when either running errands or working in my upholstery studio! And if you love my “pineapple” tee like I have, you’ll be happy to know it’s still available and is currently on sale. That’s right! You’re welcome, folks! Lol. You can buy it by clicking here. Now go out and enjoy your weekend! I know I sure will.
See my husband and I are hosting a “Couplesgiving” at the beginning of November with some of our with our closest “couple” friends and needless to say, I’m very excited to play hostess in our new home!
For this particular outing, I decided to rock some sailor vibes – did you know you can wear nautical clothing year around? Yep, you sure can, ESPECIALLY when you live in a highly military area like San Diego ;) plus, it doesn’t hurt that my husband is a retired Merchant Marine either! Lol.
For this look, each article of clothing played off the other. The anchor print on my blouse tied together my glasses, the navy stripe on my skirt, and the body of my “ship” clutch. The vibrant red of the blouse also made the red on the clutch pop as well. The red lips were just an added bonus. From there, I then removed the tarnished gold top button of my blouse and replaced it with a teal blue button that matched the other colored strip of the skirt. And due to the white strip of the skirt as well, I landed on white shoes that had the same gold accents as both my bracelet and clutch; making for a completely new ensemble that almost looked like I purchased it all together. Just kind of like the beautifully-curated merchandise of Pigment in San Diego!
Hi guys! I just got the nicest surprise in the mail today = a CheerBox from MentalHappy! :) How rad is that?!
For those of you who are not familiar with this female-founded company, MentalHappy is deeply invested in the happiness and well-being of all human beings and are striving to provide tools and resources that encourage dialogue to those seeking mental clarity. SO, imagine my delight once I realized what had been delivered to our doorstep!
Yep, MentalHappy decided to send this #stylecrazed artist a box of happy and boy, it sure made me smile!
And then it made me tear up. Being a one-woman show in both my blog and my upholstery studio, I’ll admit it CAN get a bit lonely from time to time. I cannot even begin to tell you how much their kind note reignited my creative fire!
Not to mention, the crazy perfect contents within my personalized “Jenna” CheerBox that I seriously cannot wait to use – like reading this book with the question “When your family’s crazy, can life ever be normal?” on the front . . . it’s like they knew my text conversation with my mother last week ;) LOL!
“The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.” — Mark Twain
Thank you to MentalHappy for this insanely-thoughtful gift! If you’re looking for a fun way to uplift, motivate and inspire some awesome human in your life, I highly recommend a CheerBox. It seriously made my day. Hell, my week!
I know, I know BY NOW you are most likely a little tired of the back-to-back Fashion Week San Diego 2016 blog posts . . . but what kind of #stylecrazed woman would I be if I didn’t share with you my sixteen favorite looks from this year’s runway?! ;) So here they are in no particular order:
As an avid yogi myself [we actually in the process of building an at-home hot yoga studio in our basement as I type this] I was absolutely downward-dog-in-love over this athletic set by Valleau Apparel. The contrast in colors and the lines = love, love, LOVE!
This funky dress by y-u-l-i-y-a was screaming my name – only I would have paired it with a black slip underneath ;) but that’s the beauty in fashion = taking looks straight from the runway and making them work for you and your own personal style!
It’s no secret here that I am a HUGE fan of Timmithea‘s designs, but WOW, I did not know her talents could continued to amaze me. I mean look at these lantern-inspired sleeves on this dress?! The color isn’t really the right shade for me but I might just have to reach out to her to see if I can special order it in another color.
RACA Designs is the man behind my final 1920s look for my collaboration with the La Valencia Hotel in December [STAY TUNED] so I already knew Carlos knew his way around a sewing machine. But WOWZERS, though! His entire line AMAZED me with its feminine figures and attention to detail. He knows how to make a lady drool!
As Much Again is a new clothing label by these two adorable [San Diego-local] twins, the Daly Sisters! And although most of their line doesn’t really match-up with my own personal style, I just loved their creativity and thought this number was definitely unique while also being breathtaking.
Can someone say breathtaking?! Jaded Marie was the final designer at Finale Night and hot damn! If my girlfriend, Vanessa Balli didn’t have her wedding dress already, I would be pushing her to select this one! Just GORGEOUS!!!
I’ve been a fan of Territa Torres since her designs graced Fashion Week San Diego 2015, but she didn’t stay in a comfort zone and totally upped her game this year! The entire line was so clean and sharp. The sewing was top drawer. This particular number is just calling Queen Bey‘s name!
Okay, I might be being a little biased here about the next one. Not only because The Stylish Bisou is one of my blogger friends turned doggie clothing designer, but also because our little doxie, Nella Sue, was one of her models. Who doesn’t want to match their [fur]baby?!
For the first time in traditional fashion week history, a Native American designer had all Native American models and it was BEYOND beautiful. From the music to the fashion, B.JASH.I hit a home run! And man, the way this model [pictured below] commanded the stage was so bad ass. It. Was. Perfection.
And the last picture isn’t really regarding “the look” but more the jewelry. I have my eye on this necklace by Circa Suzy. It’s definitely something I would wear! /// I hope you’ve enjoyed my coverage of Fashion Week San Diego 2016 this past week. It’s been more than fun to relive each event from this year’s fashionable festivities for you here on LuckyLittleMustardseed.com! Now back to your regularly scheduled programming ;) have a wonderful weekend, y’all!
And just like that, my favorite week of the year is almost over . . . that was me last Saturday night sitting at the second runway show of Fashion Week San Diego 2016 with only three designers left for the runway :( THANK GOODNESS Fashion Week San Diego knows how to keep a lady coming back for more. Every year the day directly following the runway shows, there is a trunk show, where you can view and shop all the labels straight from the runway. It’s sort of a whirl-a-wind, since you were up so late the night before and have to get ready again for one more event the following morning, but it is oh-so worth it!
Plus, there’s always brunch. Yep, for Fashion Week San Diego’s 2016 Trunk Show, they returned once again to the Pink Lady [a.k.a. La Valencia Hotel] in La Jolla :) so the husband and I got brunch reservation beforehand and fueled up for some shopping!
This year for the Trunk Show I was all about comfort! I ran my fingers through my night-before-hair, whipped it into a top knot [will these bangs of mine grow out already!] and went with sneakers verses pumps. You know to give those ole feet a much-needed break.
I also decided to wear my new favorite dress = this very upholstery artist-appropriate Moschino number I purchased for the new Homebird Upholstery website photos. I thought is was a good choice since a tape measure is also a fashion designer’s best friend!
I then paired it with my funky, polka dot Kate Spade #foureyes, this necklace I purchased two years ago because I loved it but didn’t really know when I would wear it [no time like the present] and my “Mouse” purse from Fashion Week San Diego 2015. I absolutely LOVE reusing items from my carefully-curated closet. Don’t you?!
If you haven’t been to a Fashion Week San Diego Trunk Show, you definitely missed out! It’s not only a good excuse to go shopping, but also helps support the designers and their dreams. Sort of like a condensed version of Shop Small Saturday — only with better clothes! ;) Anyway, I HIGHLY recommend it for next year! If you want to see more of “behind the scenes”-esque photos from the Trunk Show, click here to see 656 Photography‘s awesome documentation of the event. The husband and I even managed to sneak in a quick pic with San Diego’s very own Anna Wintour, Allison Andrew, at the Trunk Show. She is the brains behind this whole “Fashion Week San Diego” concept, and if you’re ever considering a career in fashion here in San Deigo, she’s the gal you want to know! Check back here tomorrow to see who my favorite designers were from the runway and then it’s back to your regularly-scheduled program. Haha! Ciao!