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Monthly Archives: January 2014

Stripes and Soft Poached Eggs

It’s not often that I make it out for breakfast, but when I do, one of my favorite spots is D’Angelo’s for their poached eggs on toast with a side of smoked salmon. Whether it’s breakfast at home or out, I like it shared with my husband whenever possible. There’s something sacred to me about the first meal of the day and I love the chance to chat about what each of us have scheduled that day.

Sam&Lavi Lexington top here. GoldSign His Jean in Ursula wash here. Anya Hindmarch small Bathurst here. Loeffler Randall Tamsin heel (on sale!) here. Oliver Peoples sunglasses. Call 1 877 342 6474 for more information.

Photos Leela Cyd

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Ruffles, Leather and Four-legged Friends

Valentine’s Day may be two weeks away, but I’m already committing to frequent quality time with my hubby and the pups, especially since I’m leaving for a buying trip to New York very soon. And sneaking away in the middle of the day for an impromptu lunch break and walk is like an instant shot of romance and fun. Romance and fun… not just for night time dates after all!

Isabel Marant Aiden dress here. Muubaa Volta moto jacket here. Saint Laurent boots (old), alternative here. Oliver Peoples sunnies. Call 1 877 342 6474 for more information.

Guest appearances by Plum and Raisin.

Photos Leela Cyd

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Our Wedding Featured on Style Me Pretty

I am so honored to have our wedding featured on my favorite wedding blog, Style Me Pretty. I know this is long overdue, but I’m so thrilled to be able to finally share our special day with you all! Click here to see the post.

Special thanks to: Event Planner and Florist: TOAST Event and Design Studio | Photographer: Shannon Jayne Miller | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Cake: Sweet Lady Jane | Shoes: Chanel | Rings: SN Queens | Bridesmaids Dresses: Amsale | Catering: SBB Gourmet Catering | Make Up: Victoria Condgon | Hair: Kelly Trumble of Mishay Salon | Groom’s Shoes: Paul Smith | Groom’s Suit: John Varvatos | Antique Rug Runners for Chapel: The Tent Merchant | Car Service:Woody’s Classic Car Rental | Chapel: El Presidio Chapel | Event Planner and Florist: TOAST Event and Design Studio | Gospel Choir: Sylvia Saint James | Lighting and Reception Design: Ambient Event Design| Music: Gavin Roy | Orchestra: Aurora Ensemble

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Head Over Heels

Jeffrey getting flowers

As Valentine’s Day approaches, it’s a great motivator to rev up the romance, get dressed up to the nines and go on date nights with your lover. And, it doesn’t hurt when your Valentine shows up with your favorite flowers. Painting the town pink never felt so good.

Isabel Marant Yann dress here. Ruby stone Marcia Moran earrings ($165) Call 1 877 342 6474 for more information. Isabel Marant Play sandals (below) here.

Photos Leela Cyd. Last photo Jeffrey Doornbos

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This Thing Called Love

Caroline & Jeffrey

I couldn’t wait to give a sneak peek of a fun project my husband and I worked on with the amazing, Leela Cyd. There’s nothing like collaborating with two crazy talented people who I love and trust and have Santa Barbara as our backdrop! It doesn’t get much better than that. Stay tuned for more.

Happy Friday! xo

Photo Leela Cyd

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Easy Like Sunday Morning

Weekends call for comfort and comfort doesn’t have to come at the expense of style. I find that a boyfriend jean is always a good starting point for me and layering up a cozy cashmere shell gives me the versatility to take off a piece when the temperature rises. Speaking of rises, these Isabel Marant Crisi boots have a hidden wedge, so your day can get the lift it deserves. Need to vamp up another notch? Anya Hindmarch bags always have just the right kind of lady-like styling to make you feel chic and put together.

Easy Sunday

Lily Aldridge for Velvet Ruby jacket in stone. Inhabit cashmere linen crew sweater in chalk. Goldsign His jeans in Ursula wash. Anya Hindmarch small Bathurst bag with interchangeable straps. All new arrivals at DIANI. Call 1 877 342 6474 for more information.

Isabel Marant Crisi boots here.

Easy Sunday

Photos Jeffrey Doornbos

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Stilettos and Sweats

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I often find myself on the road to LA for meetings or events wanting to be comfortable in the car, but also look put together on arrival. I don’t want to have to do some Wonder Woman-like change in a bathroom, or, as is the case sometimes, between my car doors. It’s quite an art form and something I’m now learning how to avoid. I’ve discovered really cool ways of dressing up sweats. Raquel Allegra always makes super soft, lightweight ones in beautiful muted colors and prints. I’ll wear them in the car with flats or sandals and a tank top and once I’ve reached my destination, throw on a pair of heels or booties and a blazer or cashmere sweater. It’s that easy! I drove down yesterday to see my husband in a play and pulled this effortless and easy look together.

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Anya Hindmarch Carker Wristlet

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Raquel Allegra tie-dye sweats here. Liam cashmere sweater (old) similar here. Sergio Rossi nude suede pump here. Anya Hindmarch Carker wristlet in grey mist here. (also available in black).

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Girls Day – Food and Fashion



I recently hosted a girls day at DIANI with the uber stylish Courtney Trop, the mastermind behind one of my favorite fashion blogs, Always Judging. She’s in a league of her own when it comes to effortless street style and it was pretty cool playing dress-up with her at DIANI. It was also fun to take a break and have a ladies lunch at Carlito’s. It’s not often that any of us get a chance to indulge in a sit down meal on a work day, so this was a power lunch we all savored.



Miss Courtney Trop of Always Judging



You can’t go wrong with some authentic Mexican grub at Carlito’s, plus an outside patio with a view of the stunning Arlington Theater. Try the ceviche. It’s crazy good!



Good food and fashion shared with girls is always worth celebrating.


The head of dianiboutique.com, Miss Whitney Moser. She’s just an email away and loves to personal shop for online clients. Give her a holla.


Smythe Smoking Jacket here. Isabel Marant Ghazo scarf here.


Rag&Bone Rani pants here. Heels (Courtney’s).


Rag&Bone Earhart blouse here.

Oliver Peoples Shades

Courtney’s accessory picks from Oliver Peoples, Lionette and Lulu Frost. Call DIANI at 1 877 342 6474 for more information. Check out more from our day with Courtney over on her blog here.

Photos Leela Cyd

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Making Nooz

I was honored to be featured in Judy Foreman’s Lifestyle column on the ever popular local e-news site, Noozhawk. Judy and I recently sat down over a cup of tea and talked about how my business has evolved over the last 11 years to encompass social media and e-commerce. For those who know me, I can talk all day about business. It fascinates me and I love the challenges it presents. For the whole article, click here and for more articles by Judy Foreman, click here.


Many thanks to Judy Foreman. xo

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