Friday, July 29, 2011

Things I Love: Lakeside

I'm writing this blog post from the deck of a house on the shores of Lake Tahoe blasting my music, currently Mumford and Sons. I think Vanessa is making coffee, i think. It's kind of a radical way to wake up. The weather up here is perfy, and I'm excited to ge dressed up and celebrate my friend's marriage today. There's not much I can complain about. But why would I waste time complaing when I can enjoy this lovely Friday?
V's baical guac. She used the Trader Joe's kit and it was bomb.
Couldn't help but take a pic of totally chill V with this dude.
margs lakeside.
Grilled artichokes, one of the best thangs i have eaten recently.
Doing what bloggers do (if only i could V only get blog...)
how we roll.
we apples to apples-ed it all night. so fun.
Happy Friday!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Look of the Day: Tanical

Thursday is my new Friday. And it couldn't come any sooner. Today I am off to Tahoe for a wedding this weekend, and I couldn't be more excited. I haven't made a tip to the mountains for a bit now, and I'm longing for some crisp mountain air. The car is packed with Apples to Apples, lace pants, and my logitec. That means I'm ready for some laughs, dance parties and just pure goofinesss. Having all my besties in one place is pretty much my favorite, I'm kinda giddy right now that my faves are currently in the same zip code as me.
I'm even rocking shorts, cray, cray. Big thanks to Beautisol for hooking up the spray tan, I'm hella tan-i-cal.
Forever 21 Shorts, sweater, and sunglasses.
Target shoes, similar.
Micheal Kors purse (thanks rena).
I hope you have something to look forward to as well!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

How I Shop: It Will Set You Free

When I don't feel that great I do two things. Shop, and blast the heck out my music. And my week has been full of music blasting and shopping. Since I didn't want to do too much damage I headed to Forever 21 to cure my blues.
You'll be seeing a lot of these items in upcoming posts, so here's a preview of some of the goodies I picked up.
readers + funky earrings (SO KREAYSHAWN!)
rectangle sunglasses
I'll be back soon with an outfit featuring some of these pieces =)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Thing I love: BoJangels

FACT: My wrist doesn't seem the same unless it's adorned with bangles.
I like my wrist jangling and my fingers flashing. It's kind of how I roll. And recently I was sent some new arm candy and I'm pretty much obsessed! The Lovely Ladies of Alex and Ani hooked me up with some treasures from their bangle bar. And I got conchy with it. I LOVE how Alex and Ani's jewelry "promote consciousness and unity". They're kind of rad, just sayin. Check them out, their badical bangles the perfect thing to spoil yourself with or to give a hella cool friend.
I'lll take like 10 more if I'm your hella cool friend ;)
Rosa from Rosa Loves, is pretty rad as well! She made the purple and blue bracelets I am wearing, and sent them to me.
HAVE I told you the Amber LOVEs Rosa?

I'm jangling all ovaaaa town!
Thanks again Alex, Ani and Rosa!!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Style Icon: I'd Rather Be at Home With Ray

I know it's been posted all over Facebook, reported the news and was the buzz in many of this past weekends conversations. But I can't help post my own tribute of the late and great Amy Winehouse. There was something about her that I related to. Her Age (I cheated myself, I knew I would). Her problems (But I know it don't come in a shot glass). Her Style (Well Sometimes I Go Out by myself). I loved Amy, and her talent (so much so that back in the day Casey threatened to throw my Back to Black CD out the window if I played it one more time). I think in her honor, today I'll throw on a bustier dress and tease some extra volume in my hair. And I'll be rocking some of Amy's songs for sure.
And extra eyeliner. No question.
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Photo credits:, Max Vadukul, Hedi Slimane
And it's just not my Pride, It's just till these tears have dried...
Other style icon posts here.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Look of the Day: What I Wore

Yesterday I attended the What I Wore book launch party hosted by the Shop it To Me ladies. It was so nice to meet Jessica, she was just as sweet as she appears in her outfit pictures. I had a chance to talk to her and after meeting her I knew I had to support and purchased her book, and of course I had to have her sign it. It's so nice to see girls like her taking their blogs to the next level and putting themselves out there. Jessica said that if you think positively and believe something good is going to happen -- it will. And I totally believe that as well. She also said if you think today is your lucky day it will be! And I believe today is my lucky day. I have my fingers crossed that I will win one of the Shop it to Me outfits styled by Jessica. ;)
Wait no need to cross fingers, I know I'm lucky, whether I win the outfit or not.
I'm currently obsessed with burnt orange.
Free people Spring crush dress, worn over the Vicose Voile slip, target wedges (similar).
Some snapshots from the event.
Picnik collage
I hope today is your lucky day, and if it doesn't feel like take a moment to try to turn it around.
Happy Friday!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Look of the Day: There's Something About Amber

I am blessed to have some of the best friends a girl could ask for. They know me to a T. Whether I'm having a Amber, Slamber or Bambi kind of day, they know what to expect. While they might not always get me, they love my silliness anyway, and I'm happy to have them in my life. For example, Jen doesn't always appreciate my style, but she gets it. And when she saw this dress at Urban Outfitters she knew it was "So Amber". So Amber that I had to get it. So Amber that it's pretty much perfect on me, and so Amber almost seems like it's made for me. It could practically be my uniform.
A breton striped dress, that is fun to twirl. Could a girl like me really ask for more?
I think not.
A pop of red and yellow and I'm good to go!
When I walked into Jen's salon I sold the entire place on the dress.
I think they all just wanted a dress that was SO them too.
Picnik collage
Urban Outfitters Dress (not the same but I love this one too)
Seychelles Wedges (um can you say go-to, everyday shoes?!)
Urban Expression flower bag (similar).
Hope y'all are having an awesome Thursday and are beating that heat where ever you are!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Things I Love: Holy Childhood Dreams

It was 1995 and I was 13. Pretty much the start of my boy crazy years, and it was also right around the time when my TV didn't budge from MTV. And there he was every afternoon announcing videos like Waterfalls, Scream, You Don't Know How it Feels, and Hootie's I Only Wanna Be With You. And I only wanted to be with him, my favorite VJ, Simon Rex. I thought he was hella fine and hella funny. Have you seen his episode of cribs!? Flash forward to 2007 and Simon Rex had transformed himself in the super foul, nasty as he wants to be, Dirt Nasty. And for some reason I found his totally raunchy, horribly degrading lyrics, and over the top partying songs hilarious. Perhaps because it seems like such a joke to me.
In any case after our recent LA trip where his buddy, Andre Legacy's song "Which Way to the Mondrian" served as our theme song, Vanessa and I decided we needed to get it out of our system and go see them live once and for all. And we had quite the time.
I wore my Unif Flag shirt, you know I like to festive for things, plus I thought a little attention wouldn't hurt.
and it worked...Childhood dreams resurrected.
A little Andre Legacy love in honor of our LA trip.
Also this week I was lunching at the same spot as Tim Lincecum, you know the SF Giants 2 time Cy Young winning picture? Well I garnered up enough up enough courage to introduce myself and thank him for all that he's done for the Giants. I even asked for a picture which resulted in an epic fail...his friend face-timed his own face....
That's Timmy and I behind the camera in his glasses. Bumski!
It's Mr. Rex's birthday today so here's to wishing him a Palatial Regalia birthday!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Amber's {Blog Event} Notebook: Sneakpeeq

Recently I attended an event in SF hosted by the new Facebook social shopping app Sneakpeeq. Sneakpeeq invited a group of bloggers to come and sip, sample and shop items that they feature on their shopping app. It was fun checking out their merchandise, sampling the food that is featured on their site, and of course, fun catching up with all my fave bloggers. Be sure to check out Sneakpeeq, it similar to a Gilt type site but with a social aspect.
Use the code PEEQSUM20 for 20% off.
I was obsessed with these Halston Heritage wedges, not sure how I made it home with out them.
I was also completely obsessed with this dress in orange but it was far too long and I wasn't sure where I could wear it to.
Awesome view.
Big thanks to the whole Sneakpeeq team!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Look of the Day: Made Well

On Thursday I attended the Madewell 7x7 Grand Opening in San Francisco. I was super excited to check out a Madewell store and person, and turns out everyone else in town was excited too. The event was packed and Madewell made a boom with their debut in SF. I didn't even get to check out the clothes, but I saw so many cute items. The jewelry was beyond, I loved these earrings! I can't wait to go back and actually shop. Since it was still chilly out I rocked some fun red pants and leopard blouse. In typical Amber fashion I left my entire purse at home, so shopping (or drinking wine) wasn't even an option, maybe that was good thang...
Amber + Whit
Picture from the event courtesy Drew Altizer.
h&m red pants and leopard top.
For a similar look try these jeans and this top.
And Forever 21 Leatherette Moto Jacket.
Hope your week is off to a great start!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Things I love: Madewell

Tonight I am attending the Madewell grand opening in San Francisco and I couldn't be more excited! I'll be shopping away -- I hope I can control myself! I've spent some time eying some pieces so I'm not too overwhelmed (although I'm sure I still will be!).
Here are some of the items I am eying:
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