Shirt: Express | Necklace: Forever 21 | Watch: Nordstrom
Shorts: Forever 21 | Boots: Dolce Vita

It turns out that the phrase pleather is a little polarizing. Everywhere it’s referred to as faux leather, so I’m now jumping on that bandwagon. Whatever you call it, I have officially transitioned my new favorite shorts into fall. On Sunday, Jillian and I trekked out to Palomino in San Francisco for Blog Brunch SF. Here is where I get to brag about wearing shorts in San Francisco. In October. Jealous?

Last time we saw me in these shorts was for a night of dancing and masquerading. For brunch, I traded my heels for some fun new booties and a casual tee with a breezy Portofino blouse. I have also appeared to have traded tan skin for a much paler shade – I guess the summer really is on its way out, no matter how much I protest.

So, tell me, have I convinced you yet that these pleather faux leather shorts are a versatile must for your wardrobe?



Blogging friends, it’s time to get excited. The next Blog Brunch SF is going to be amazing. The lovely team from Nordstrom Beauty Spot are going all out to pamper us as we chat and clink glasses. How fun is that? Join us at the Nordstrom in Walnut Creek from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 29. Be sure to RSVP on my girl Nichole’s blog or giving her a shoutout on Twitter (@nicholeciotti) – seriously though, you gotta RSVP, pretty please!

There will be plenty of makeup to play with and pros to show us the latest trends and tips – you’re really not going to want to miss it! Just for fun, I’ve shared some of my favorite Nordstrom Beauty finds for you all to check out. Seriously, this concealer is a game changer. And this primer with SPF? Genius.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

A few details: Please check-in at the La Mer counter on the first floor where you will be escorted to the brunch location. Taking BART? There’s a FREE shuttle/trolly that runs eery 10 minutes from the station to the store.


Shopping for a new bag is serious business. Fun, but serious. I search for the perfect mix of something classic balanced with something eye-catching and fun. The search has intensified lately, as I’m now a member of a new social shopping network, Wanelo. (It stands for Want. Need. Love. if you’re wondering.) No longer do you have to go from store website to store website to try to track down that perfect handbag (or whatever else you’re wanting). Now you can follow stores for updated products and follow friends as they add amazing finds to their curated collections. Need a little more info? Just sign up and start searching, saving and collecting. It’s so easy and fun, but don’t say I didn’t warn you about how addicting it is! Follow me: @sparklemeetspop.

Last weekend Wanelo sponsored the latest Blog Brunch SF and it was so great to meet the team while chatting with old and new blog buddies. These Wanelo gals are so savvy and innovative – and they put on a great party! The passion in the room was brewing, with founder Deena sharing the latest features and all the bloggers networking… You couldn’t help but leave inspired.

Speaking of inspired, you should have seen my pal Nichole and her amazing hosting abilities. Look out, world, she’s taking over! :) Bay Area bloggers, you’ll have to join us next time if you’re around. We’d love to meet you! Plus, tthere is some fun stuff brewing in Blog Brunch SF land, so stay tuned!

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mimosas at blog brunch sf wanelo



Bay Area blogging friends – just a quick reminder to join us on Sunday for another Blog Brunch SF! I can’t believe it’s been a month since our last meeting. Each one is such great fun, meeting some amazing ladies repping some amazing blogs. Plus, this time Wanelo is hosting! If you haven’t heard of this amazing shopping community, you need to check it out. It’s all about discovering everything that we Want Need Love! Find and follow me – I’m @SparkleMeetsPop!

If you’re going to make it, please RSVP to Nichole on Twitter or on her blog post. Hope you can make it!