Glamour + GQ team up for “LOOKBOOK LIVE"

April 17, 2015

Fashionably brought to you by Simon Malls

Hello OC Residents!

It looks like Simon Malls is throwing another one of a kind event at The Shops at Mission Viejo on Saturday, April 18th from 12pm – 5pm. The event is in collaboration with Glamour and GQ presenting a LOOKBOOK LIVE experience! In honor of an 8 page spread in Glamour and GQ, the event brings to life your favorite runway trends and shows you how to incorporate the latest styles into your own spring and summer wardrobe. The LOOKBOOK Live Event Series will bring the best of spring fashion to The Shops at Mission Viejo, providing shoppers with one-on-one interactions and consultations with style experts, along with: Stage Events, Style Closets, Beauty Stations, Style Challenges, “Shop This Look”, digital trend cards, Photo Booth, Shopping Spree Contests and much more!! You'll find everything you need to prepare you for the upcoming spring and summer days! Be sure to RSVP HERE to get access to the Lookbook Live Lounge, Light Bites, Refreshments and all the event fun!

Event Details:
Who? Simon Malls in collaboration with GQ + Glamour
What? A unique Lookbook Live Event Series
Where? The Shops at Mission Viejo
Saturday, April 18th from 12pm – 5pm
How? RSVP –

Also, don't forget to snap a photo for social media!! Shoppers who post a photo of their favorite spring look, inspired by these trends, to Twitter or Instagram using both #foundatsimon and #gqglamourcontestentry will be entered to win a $2,500 Simon shopping spree. :)


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2015 Mitsubishi Mirage: A cute little compact that’s a real showstopper

April 17, 2015
2015 Mitsubishi Mirage

Recently I had an opportunity to take the 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage for a spin, and let me tell you that this sassy little compact is a sight to see and loads of fun to drive! They say that “big things come in little packages” …well this mini-Mitsubishi is one hip little head turner that doesn’t shy away from big adventures. Wanna be noticed?… No problem. Not only is the Mirage a stylish little showstopper, but it comes in 8 fun colors that makes any commute uber chic. My Mirage (or “my partner in lime” as I call her) was Kiwi Green which matched my personality perfectly. Bright. Fun. And oh-so Fabulous! ;-)

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Top 5 Spring Must-Haves from Sephora

April 17, 2015

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Fellow Style Mavens!

It's finally here! Spring, that is… and with warmer weather and sunny days we are all excited and ready to put our best foot forward and step out into the sunshine. But are you really ready? These top 5 must-have items will get you prepared for your best spring skin yet! So go on, shop a little… it will be our little secret.


1.  BRONZER – Guerlain Terracotta Joli Teint Powder Duo ($53.00)

Everyone wants to have snuck away to a tropical location during the greyest days of winter and this bronzer will give you a sun-kissed radiance with a subtle sunny glow. The pop of color will revitalize your skin's possibly pale complexion leaving you with a healthy bronzed cheek. Just wait for the compliments as people ask you when you got back from vacation.


2.  NAILS – Dolce & Gabbana Matte Nail Coat ($25.00)

Dry and chapped hands are often a side-effect of winter that we all know too well. Luckily we can have beautiful nails with this nail strengthening top-coat that has a velvety matte finish to protect your favorite spring color. Currently the hottest trend for finger-tips is anything matte and this is your answer-all polish, just finish over your favorite colors and go!


3.  MASCARA – Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash ($24.00)

When wearing fresh faced, barely-there makeup, we want lashes that pop! This is the latest revelation in mascara, super-curling and lifting all in one, essentially erases the need for a lash curler (bonus time saving perk!) and also contains potent lash conditioning ingredients.


4.  LIP TREATMENT – Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment with SPF 15 ($22.50)

Sexy, soft, and kissable lips can be hard to find after we have struggled with chapping winter winds for months. Yet this silky treatment will help to hydrate, nourish, protect, and plump your pout. Ingredients include real sugar along with vitamins A, C, and E to provide protection from wrinkle causing free-radicals. While it comes in 13 colors, my pick for spring is Sugar Berry Tinted.


5.  BROWS – Too Faced Brow Envy, brow shaping and defining kit ($39.00)

No trend is hotter right now than full brows and this kit contains everything you need to shape, define, fill, and set your brows for spring. It's customizable for brunettes and blondes and the portable case makes definition easy.


Each of my top 5 picks for fresh spring beauty will have you set to step out in style and looking fresh faced with the boldest of trends. All these products for bronzed cheeks, a kissable pout, butterfly lashes, bold brows, and pretty pointers are available at Sephora in the Fashion Mall at Keystone.

Happy shopping!

Bronte xo

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Wander Lustin’ in the Mountains

April 15, 2015
Blue Ridge Mountains cabin Oh Nikka

I must admit…I’m a busy body. There, I said it. I’m always running around; here, there…everywhere…doing this, doing that. It seems like there’s never an end to my mayhem. Moments like this call for a break from the bustle to rejuvenate and get reenergized. Sometimes you just need to relax, slow things down, take deep breaths, and woosaaaah…

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Perfect Spring Trend: The Shirt Dress

April 13, 2015

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One of my all time favorite trends each spring is the return of the shirt dress. It's just such a classic and easy look that you can wear practically all year round, but it's in the spring when the designers really amp up on their shirt dress game. From varying lengths, in both the dress and the sleeves, there's really a style for every body type out there. Even though I'm admittedly very short, I'm in love with maxi shirt dresses. They're just so billowy and airy and mix into that boho trend so easily. Plus you can easily dress it up or down. And while the classic white shirt dress will always be my favorite, I've seen several printed and chambray ones this year that I can't wait to get in my closet.

I've picked out a few in varying price ranges so that you can have your go-to shirt dress for summer!


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Baby Shower Gift Ideas from Janie & Jack and Gymboree.

April 10, 2015

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Fellow Style Mavens!

Spring is synonymous with baby animals. It's a time when life seems to be buzzing now that the cold winter frost, ice, and snow has been melted away by the brilliant warm sunshine of April. It is also a popular time for baby showers, so to save you some valuable time searching for that perfect gift to give this time around, I have chosen to show you my favorites from Janie & Jack and Gymboree at the Fashion Mall at Keystone! 

If you didn't catch the segment on Fox59 Morning Show then you can watch it here.


Shopping for cute kids clothes can be one of the most enjoyable experiences around. Janie & Jack and Gymboree make it easy with well laid out choices easily accessible throughout each store.


When shopping for baby shower gifts, it's good to keep in mind that parents to be will receive a lot of clothing for their newborn. A good idea is to shop for their child in the bigger size ranges such as 9 months to a year. Just keep in mind the season that the child will be in at that time. The outfit below on the left from Gymboree would be perfect to wear in late summer or early fall. The outfit below on the right is a cute boys outfit from Janie & Jack that would be great for spring or even a cooler summer day.


If your friends have opted to wait for a surprise reveal of baby's gender, they make your job a little tougher when it comes to finding the perfect shower gift. But don't worry too much, as there are plenty of gender neutral options. My favorites shown below left is an example of a layette with onesies and accessories that perfectly mix and match to create multiple outfits. The outfit to the right is the perfect gift set for "bringing baby home" and comes complete with reversible one piece, knit hat, blanket, and giraffe soft toy.


Below you'll see the gifts that I've chosen for baby girls. The one on the left is for 9-12 months and the bottom right is for a 3-6 month old. In the top center there are some cute accessories such as a hat, bib, t-shirt, and tights. On the far right you can see the boxed set with a floral jumper and story book. 


Don't forget that many people have registries and while you don't have to buy from the list at that store, it's a good idea to have a look anyway. You can then buy things that you find cute but that they actually may need, a sure sign that your gift will get used and you'll get to see the cute baby in your outfit of choice!

Happy shopping my friends!

Bronte xo

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Blushing Pink with Topshop + Nordstrom

April 9, 2015

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Hello Fashion Lovers,

Now, that spring is in full swing, everyone is bursting out the crop tops and sandals. But let's not forget our upscale dinners and events! I've pulled together my favorite items that are a perfect take on dressy and casual. This embellished co-ord set from Topshop is my ideal dinner outfit. It keeps you cool, yet classy with a matching midi skirt and off the shoulder bardot top. I've paired it here with a collared necklace, gold clutch, and matching blush sandals. 

Topshop has been one of my little kept secrets for so long. Topshop is a UK based brand that used to be available to us only through the internet. They've slowly been making their way to America with a few locations popping up here and there. But now you can find a ton of Topshop items available at The Shops at Mission Viejo and Brea Mall's Nordstrom locations! There's an entire section filled with everything glamourous, trendy, and fun! You'll find tons of spring and summer items that are incredibly fashionable yet won't break the bank. I've been picking out all of my favorite festival pieces, along with beach day attire. 


Items Shown: TopShop Bardot Crop Top and Matching Midi Skirt, TopShop Blush Strappy Heels, Viktor and Rolf Flower Bomb, The Devils in the Details Mini Notebook, Elsie Crystal Box Clutch, Beaded Chain Collar Necklace


Make sure to head to your nearest Simon Mall location to stock up on spring favorites. You'll find everything you need for these hot days and warmer nights.




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Strip Tease: How to Vacay in Vegas

April 8, 2015
Vacationing in Las Vegas

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas…  Well; it’s easier than it sounds. Don’t get me wrong, I understand the need for unwritten codes of secrecy, and all that… But after a weekend getaway exploring The Strip (or Strippin’ as I call it), keeping my Vegas vacay hush-hush is literally impossible. With all the lights and sights it’s very easy to get caught up in the excitement. It only takes a moment to get lured in, and before you know it you’re two hours in at the slots and debating on taking yet another cash advance. (Hides face in embarrassment) So before you take on Sin City check out these valuable tips on how to go Strippin’ in Fabulous Las Vegas (fully clothed of course). ;-) Continue Reading…

Wrislets: A Lady's Best Friend

April 8, 2015

Fashionably brought to you by Simon Malls

Tory Burch // Kate Spade // Michael Kors // Lily Pulitzer 

I've been a big wristlet advocate for the longest time, because they are small yet super convenient. If I am grabbing a quick coffee from the Starbucks down the street from my apartment or heading to the gym for an hour or so, my wristlet is all I grab to take with me. Instead of lugging around a giant purse that holds more than I need for these quick trips, a wristlet just holds the essentials. You can get the smallest wristlets to hold just a few cards and some cash, or you can upgrade a little bit to have your wristlet hold a lip gloss, some mascara, and even your phone. What else could you need for a night out?

It seems retailers are catching onto this hidden gem of a trend, too, because wristlets were popping up everywhere when I was at Briarwood Mall the other day. From funky prints for going out to chic leather for the workplace, wristlets fit whatever mood you are in that day. Go get a trusty wristlet to hold all of your essentials right within reach, available at places like Lily Pulitzer and Tory Burch!






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On Trend: Denim & Leather

April 7, 2015

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One of my favorite laid back trends has to be denim & leather. The two textures work together perfectly to give off that casual yet tough look. Plus, they make for the ideal Spring/Summer outfit, since they are such laid back pieces. I've been wearing blue denim shirts with sleek black denim jeans and throwing on a leather jacket to toughen up the western look. Of course, there's all different washes, cuts, and styles of denim, so you can have fun with this trend by mixing different shades of denim, as well as switching up the style of jeans. Nordstrom & Macy*s locations have every cut and style in your favorite denim; from boot cut, flares, skinny, and even the famous boyfriend cut jeans. Be sure to top it off with a denim button down and a chic leather jacket to complete the look.

And don't forget to pair it all with the perfect leather booties. The Shops at Mission Viejo and Brea Mall locations have an amazing selection at their Steve Madden and Aldo Stores!



Items Shown: Nordstrom Max Classic Leather Jacket, Chloe Beckie Ankle Boots, Current/Elliot The Perfect Denim Shirt, Paige Denim Sky Line 12 Skinny Jeans in Black, Frends with Benefits Taylor Headphones, 3.1 Phillip Lim Leather Medium PS1 Satchel

Be sure to swing by The Shops at Mission Viejo and Brea Mall locations to pick up your favorite denim & leather pieces! You'll be sure to stand out, even on your lazy days!




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