Plaid Shirts and Winter by the Beach; OOTD

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Only in southern California can you wear denim cutoff shorts and a plaid button up at the beach in November. I completely understand why people in this state are so fit and active. With sunshine 80% off the year it … Continue reading

10 Signs You Shouldn’t Buy It


With October being the official month for Fashion Week San Diego and all things fashion in and round southern California, I find myself shopping more to find the perfect outfit for the occasion. Endless hours in fitting rooms and analyzing the racks for an awesome outfit has opened my eyes to a couple of signs. Signs that prove I probably shouldn’t buy that pair of pants, skirt or top because of…

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10 Signs You Shouldn’t Buy it

  1. You find yourself saying “Well, it is half off the original price.”
  2. It is buy one get one half off, aka BOGO.
  3. You tell yourself “I can sew this here, and let it out there, and shorten here…”
  4. You establish you can either go without wearing a bra or underwear if you are going to wear it..
  5. You can’t raise your arms above your head without hearing something tear or exposing any private areas.
  6. You tell yourself “Once I lose the last 10 lbs it will zip/button.”
  7. You can only think of 1 or 2 outfits that could possibly work with it out of your whole wardrobe.
  8. You can get a damage discount because It has a hole or a makeup stain on it
  9. It requires a lot of fussing and adjusting in order to get it to look right
  10. It is made of itchy fabric

The chances of you actually wanting the item is heavily influenced by the price or the pressure of feeling obligated to buy a second one because it is half off, even when you don’t like it. I can’t tell you the number of times I have bought something because it was on super sale even when it was still relatively expensive. Also, I am guilty of numbers 5,6,8 and 9 as I can’t help but have wishful thinking. After experiencing all of these myself, I have concluded that it probably isn’t meant to be bought if I am only buying it because it is on sale, I have to change myself to wear it or if it requires extra work on my end for it to be wearable.

Kenneth Barlis’s Spring 2014 Ready-to-Wear Fashion Collection

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Introducing Fashion Week San Diego’s 2012 winner: Kenneth Barlis! Stepping out of his boundaries to create a ready-to-wear line AND a couture line. Barlis’ ready-to-wear clothing line channels his Filipino roots and love of San Diego with tropical prints and … Continue reading

California Knows How to Party; Raen Optics OOTD

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When I hear that song I think dirty hippies sitting in a van smoking who knows what while drinking and playing random card games..it’s a strange vision, but I guess that what I get with growing up in Seattle. My … Continue reading