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Saturday Adventures in Sacramento

Saturdays are a good day for me to wander around Sacramento at a leisurely pace. First my boyfriend made an amazing breakfast – eggs, country gravy, biscuits, french toast sticks, fresh whipped creme and a green tea chai latte. After a couple rounds of eating, I went to drop off my dry cleaning and decided (unplanned) to go into Summer Porch. The vintage outdoor furniture had caught my eye but the real jewels were inside.

I found a lot of shoes hiding away and snagged some comfy vintage Famolare wave wedges.

Always looking for adjustable or tiny vintage rings and found two and a vintage necklace.

Then I went happily off to Facials by Noelle. She uses an all organic skin care line, Eminence. Everything smells delicious including the daily moisturizer with SPF, which has just a hint of vanilla.

Next off to Hi-Fashion Fabrics to get fabric to make some vintage-patterned wide leg pants. I hope this place never goes out of business because it is the only fabric shop that sells a good amount of usable fabric for cloths – the other shops are all chains that carry mostly broadcloth for quilters. I also picked up fabric and notions for a spring-time apron. The base will be a lilac chiffon with a smaller overlay apron in white cotton with an eyelet trim. Anyways it’s an experiment in making the most fabulous Easter hostess apron that’s ever been seen. Not trying to hype it up or anything.

No perfect day would be complete unless La Garnacha is involved. The burrito has already provided two meals and will be providing a third very soon.

Then off to a wine party where Cory made the tinyest taco in the entire world. I got to wear my new Charlotte Ronson dress with my Kenneth Jay Lane gold hammered earrings – all Gilt-y purchases and my favorite vintage taupe heels.  The fave drink of the women that night was Allure, pink sparkling wine.  Yum.

All in all a good day.

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Second Sunday at Fringe

Where can you get a pair of gold-heeled Nine West pumps for under $10? Worn only once for a “girl from Robert Palmer video” costume. My inability to walk in high heels is your gain.

Gold-heeled Nine West pumps

Next Sunday (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) I’ll be selling some clothing in the Fringe parking lot with other bloggers and vendors. Here’s a sampling of some things from my closet that are making an appearance. Better come by and snag them! Lots of vintage and a nice little $1 box.

Vintage, vintage, vintage!

Vintage blouse

H&M dress and vintage gold belt

H&M navy blazer

From my boho days

Vintage purple track jacket - you need this

Vintage Bruno Maglis

H&M polka dot scarf and vintage black heels

and more! I’m sure I’ll have parted with more by the end of the week, maybe…

– From the late night desk of Wade & Associates

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Sacramento Fashion Blogger Meet-up October 2011

Yesterday some of the Sacramento fashion bloggers met up to talk about our growing group and upcoming events. Can you believe there are 53 of us on Facebook?!? It’s nice to see so many different personalities and styles present. Of course I love to see how each person’s style is reflected in their shoes. The shoes of each blogger are shown below and the photo links to their website, so pick a pair and explore!

In case you were curious here are mine: My most favorite booties, freshly repaired, with grey tights.

and now for the bloggers!

1. Allison of My Matryoshka Life {http://mymatryoshkalife.wordpress.com/}

2. Skylar Mundy of Let It Reign {http://skyelarkbirdy.wordpress.com/}

3. Bella of The Citizen Rosebud {http://www.thecitizenrosebud.com/}

4. Vivie of Bathroom Conversations {http://bathroom-conversations.blogspot.com/}

5. Loressa of L on Sac {http://lonsac.com/}

6. Kari of Juniper James {http://juniperjames.wordpress.com/}

7. Lindsay Rickman, Fashion Designer Extraordinaire

Unfortunately I did not get a photo of Mary’s shoes before she left so this is a photo from her blog plus a pumpkin! Happy Halloween!

8. Mary of Mary Van Notes {http://maryvannote.com/blog/}

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Article Consignment

Tonight at Article Consignment:

“The Savvy Shopper’s Guide to Thrift & Consignment Stores” Book signing with author Jo Anna Philips from 5-7 pm. Champagne, Snacks, & music plus, special offers and discounts!

If you haven’t checked them out yet you are missing out. Not only did I make some major dollars back through consignment but I used some of the funds to purchase these gems.

Vintage cream purse for under $15
Cashmere striped tank for under $15
Polka dot tank $3.

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I almost hate to give away one of my new favorite shopping spots but I think there is enough to share.

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Article Consignment Boutique

Article Consignment Boutique  5704 Elvas Avenue / Sacramento, CA 95819

Wow – what a little Sacramento gem!

Brought in a load of clothes and they took everything except for a pair of shoes and a vintage dress.  I selected the items very carefully – basically good brands that appeared basically unworn. If you need consignment tips hit me up while my styling rates are non-existent.

I wasn’t too sure about bringing in the Anthropologie dress but I’d worn it one time and the torso is too long for me. It is beautiful though and my decision was justified because I found a slammin’ BCBG dress. Out with the old and in with the new as they say.

I have the following items on consignment so go take a gander if you like:

Marc Jacobs jellies and Seychelles heels

Paige Denim - Love this brand

Shorts from Cuffs - Too fun for me

Vintage Peasant Blouse

Unique Tank from Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

Anthropologie Creme Knit Dress with black slip

Found this BCBG dress and that hot Xscape ruched number in the background

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Riley Designs Jewelry Trunk Show

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Christina Riley

Last week I attended Riley Designs holiday trunk show. The mother/daughter team of Lori and Christina Riley design the local jewelry line which is based out of El Dorado Hills. Their jewelry mixes vintage and modern styles in a way that makes them eternally classic.
Trunk shows are a great way to purchase holiday gifts because items are often discounted. In this case the jewelry was 25 to 50 percent off the regular price.  If you are looking for gifts or just great deals, come check them out at Hot Italian tomorrow night (December 8th) at the Created in California Shopping Tweetup event. Did someone say FREE PIZZA??

You can also see more online at: www.rileydesignsjewelry.com

Jewelry on display

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I understand December is a busy time so for those of you who are still reading I’ll give you my take on jewelry. Personally I think it is better to buy jewelry that is well made and built to last. For example, Riley Designs use sterling silver and 14K gold metals. Particularly for earrings this is much better for sensitive skin and you won’t have to worry about the metal turning into a different color. I purchased a couple of gifts and one piece for myself. I’ve been looking for a lariat necklace. It can be worn several different ways as shown below. This one features green freshwater pearls and quartz stones.

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Happy Holidays! Be safe and in good cheer this season.

-From the Desk of Wade and Associates

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Sacramento Farmers’ Market

Sacramento’s Certified Farmers’ Market (CFM) is definitely something you should take advantage of if you are in the area. The market times and locations can be found on the website http://www.california-grown.com/Market-times.html. I find that the produce tastes better than what you can get at the nearest grocery store. One of the most popular markets is the Sunday CFM under the freeway at the corner of 8th and W. This one is open every Sunday from 8 a.m. to noon. It is one of the few that is open year round. There is plenty of parking there and it has the largest selection of the CFM’s in town. In addition to fruits and vegetables you can find fresh flowers, local honey, lavender satchels, meat, fish, eggs and pastries – all from local vendors.

Here are some shots of the flowers:

Sacramento Farmer's Market Fresh Flowers

Sacramento Farmer's Market Fresh Flowers

Sacramento Farmer's Market Fresh Flowers

You wouldn’t believe it but this Sunday I saw the Mayor Kevin Johnson and his fiancée Michelle Rhee. There were a lot of people coming up to him so I snapped a quick photo and went about my merry way.

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Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson and fiancée Michelle Rhee at the Farmer's Market

And here are some of the items I ended up purchasing. Green onions, Asian pears, mandarins, heirloom cherry tomatoes (also grass-fed beef ribs, eggplant, red-leaf lettuce and spinach but they didn’t make it to the photo shoot). If you haven’t tried Asian pears before I highly recommend them.

Sacramento Farmer's Market Asian Pears

Asian Pears

Sacramento Farmer's Market Asian Pears

Mandarins

Sacramento Farmer's Market Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes

Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes

Sacramento Farmer's Market

Shop local this holiday season! CFM – perfect for holiday fixins!

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