New Dress, New Adventures!

Just wanted to update you all to let you know of the great deal I got on one of my fave sites, reveboutique! As you may know, I am a huge Sky fan and when I can, I travel to their main warehouse on Robertson Blvd. when I’m in LA. Recently, along the lines of Sky, I have discovered Parides, a brand of kaftan-like dresses. I’ve always wanted to get one, and when I was scouring the internet, I realized that reveboutique has a special promo code for 10% off with code “REVE10” (thanks, retailmenot!)

Anyway, the patterns on the dresses are amazing and the fact you can wear the dress 3 different ways sealed the deal. What do you think of my new purchase? Here’s Kyle Richards from Real Housewives of Beverly Hills in a similar pattern (um, can I have the bag too?!) It’s also a motivator since I have lost some weight thanks to all the yoga and pilates I’ve been doing!

Beverly hills housewife in Parides Top Trend Palm print dress

XOXO,

The SocalSocialite

 

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5 Tips for Making Friends in Your 30’s

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There have been many excuses as one enters the decade of our 30’s as I have regarding why friends can’t seem to keep in touch:

“I’m busy”

“I’m married”

“I work too much”

“I don’t have time for friends”

“I liked your post/pic on Facebook and wish you happy birthday once a year”

Ummm…I’m calling BULLshit on that. I am a true friend and need loyal girls by my side. Yes, I get it – you’re busy, you have a family, demanding job, etc. etc.

I have been “throwing out” friends who do nothing for me after I have wrangled earth, sun, and moon for them. Ain’t nobody got time for that.

Don’t use social media as a crutch! Internet friendships are NOT meant to replace real relationships!

This weekend I had the pleasure of meeting new girlfriends as I showed up only knowing 2 people at my friend’s bachelorette weekend. There was no drama, cattiness, or bickering of any sort. Definitely not what I am used to. Is that a bad thing? I don’t know. Maybe I did have too much on my mind previously to make real friendships. But I came away from the weekend a happy girl. I think I am on the way to having more female friends who care about me in my life, and who are worth having around! 🙂

Top five tips for girls in their 30’s to maintain/make new friendships:

1) Don’t try too hard. If it’s too hard to schedule some event with your friends, perhaps they aren’t worth your time. See if they initiate as well. Friendships should be a positive, simple process. You also don’t have to hover around and try to decode every single conversation. Be natural. Don’t set ridiculous standards for your friends; they are human beings just like you after all. Yes, tough to learn this one, but so worth it!

2) Stay positive. Telling some negative stories are okay in the beginning, but if you are perceived as a Debbie Downer, it may not work out in the long run. When in doubt, give compliments upon meeting a new potential galpal. This may be cheesy, but women love to be complimented. Damn, I thought dating was done for me!

3) Be reliable. If you say you want reliable, responsible, honest friends, be that friend to yourself first and model the behavior for others. Don’t flake!!!

4) Take it easy on the alcohol. Once in awhile, throwing caution to the wind is ok, but try to vary the activities so that you’re not just meeting up for drinks with the ladies every time you go out. Your waistline and fashion will also thank you.

5) Make some plans. Take turn being the hostess or coming up with event ideas. Don’t wait for your friends to initiate all of the ideas.

Onwards & upwards,

 

The SocalSocialite

 

The Lululemon Luxe Effect

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I finally succumbed to trying the latest trend in yoga fashion, lululemon. I usually would just save my Victoria’s Secret old t-shirts and pants and workout in those, but it was only a matter of time before I began seeing lululemon pants and workout gear showing up to the yoga mats all around me on the regular. I started to feel out of fashion and sloppy. Almost crunchy, like how dare I put on these old clothes when I can be fashionable, fabulous and fitness-savvy?

I didn’t even use the fitting room, I just figured what my size was and took a go. Of course, being that I always like looking for the deals, I wasn’t about to make a regular priced purchase – I made it work from the sale rack. Got my first pair of yoga pants for $76, marked down from $92, and my first tank top for $32 marked down from $42. Yes please, I’ll save $26 anywhere I can.

I slide the pants and shirt on and wow, I feel lighter already. Toned, slimmer, and ready to hit the mat. Unfortunately, I was going to a vinyasa flow class and didn’t realize how sweaty I would get. I rolled up the pants into capris about halfway through the class, but other than that, I left feeling even lighter and still feeling like I could go to lunch or run errands without everyone knowing I had just burned a bunch of calories.

Yes, lululemon is addicting, but there is just something about feeling like you are put together even when you are working out. It’s an extra dose of self-esteem for the fashion-conscious female who is all about fitness. 🙂

Do you have an experience (good or bad) with lululemon fashion? I’d love to hear it in the comment section below!!

Fave Online Pet Boutique!

Hi guys,

Hope this weekend is a great one. Today was kind of a chill day, just hanging out at home and taking care of some loose ends.

Today’s clouds make the perfect opportunity to peruse the web, and I just had a thought of one of the online purchases I made earlier this week not for myself, but for my furry friend @ Glamourmutt.

While playing in doggie daycamp when mommy and daddy were working hard, she had the opportunity to bite off her harness from outside her crate. We had to order her a new one (the pink & zebra Susan Lanci is my fave!)

Best part of it all? I hit up RetailMeNot and saved 10% by using promo code “welcomemutt10”.

What’s your fave splurge for your pooch??

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Onwards & upwards,

TheSocalSocialite