April 30, 2014

what to wear for the home & garden tour



is coming up in two weeks,
and a few of my friends and I are
already thinking about what to wear.

Comfortable, 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.

Here are a few looks from last year.
Colorful looks seen at

the Barclay Butera after party.


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 credit: OC Register

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’re 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
·       White Jeans
·       Linen T-Shirt
·       TechWallet
·       Milana Bracelet
·       MacyBangle
·       Moroccan Tile Scarf
·       Tieks Romantic Blush Flats
·       MaltaBib Necklace

·       CitySlim Clutch

Heather chose a more edgy look with a faux leather
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. 



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’re super cute!


Get Renee’s Look
·       Blue Shirt Dress
·      Gold Wedge Sandal
·       Coral Cay Necklace

·       Double Clutch bag


My look will be on the blog next week!


ciao! fabiana

April 29, 2014

vintage inspired jewelry display



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


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


This little cameo is so feminine.


This opal brooch is my absolute favorite
(opal is my birthstone)

and was given to me my mother 
who also loves vintage jewelry.


I got this vintage Guess crown brooch 
when I was in high school when it was new!



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 

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 
by Stella & Dot



LuAnn's turquoise necklace is pretty, too.

I'm always 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. The Newport Beach Film Festival 
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 Laguna Beach 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.“  



There were lots of interviews on 
the red carpet last night, and 
the Edwards Newport Theater was 
hosting all the fun red carpet festivities. 

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


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, 


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 décor.

Maps add great color and texture to a room.


There are so many creative ways to use maps.



Which one's your favorite? 



ciao! fabiana

April 18, 2014

my friday five

A few of my favorite things this week...

1.Metallic-Dipped Easter Eggs

To make these Easter egg designs, 
use metallic paint pens after dying your eggs. 

Simply draw whatever patterns you wish. 

I like the polka dots, stripes and fish scales.



2. Love this door color, Hazel

I spotted this charming door in the neighborhood. 
Great color and Easter greeting! 

3. Cute summer robes
Ring Ching Ching

On my mother's day list, fleur de lys, please!



4. butterscotch bird nests


5. driftwood cross 

A beautiful driftwood crosses
with seashells and sea glass
from MerMade Designs.


So beautiful!

have a fabulous weekend...
ciao! fabiana


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