Friday, January 30, 2009

Weekend Sale

Kate in Santa Barbara is having a sale this weekend. Items are marked down 50-70%. I found this great sequin vest ... was $242.00 now only $74.00!

The perfect outfit for a Sunday drive.

Little Details

Or the perfect outfit for lunch and shopping with the girls!

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Shoe of the Month

Killer and gorgeous all wrapped up in a pretty package. Pierre Hardy is the genius behind these beauties. They are the perfect shoe to complement any outfit, from skinny jeans to cocktail dresses. They are available at dressed in Montecito.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Please, please I am begging you ...

do not get your husband, boyfriend, crush or even brother another pair of heart boxers for Valentine's day. Instead get him this unbelievably cool heart tee.

This tee is brought to us once again by the talented duo at Little City Designs. No need to feel guilty about purchasing this gift. All the proceeds are going to help out the family of one of the designers deceased God mother. To read more about the shirt's meaning and to purchase the shirt visit LCD's etsy shop.

Local Talent times 2

This local, newlywed couple are incredibly cute but even more importantly they are incredible illustrators. They have started their own company, Little City Designs, where they are lending their illustration to make super hip t-shirts among other things. My favorite is their Blue Bird shirt, but you should check out their esty shop and pick up your favorite.

Keep it local, Kristin R.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Spring Cleaning

Don't worry this cleaning does not involve mops and toilet brushes! Blue Bee in Santa Barbara is having a spring cleaning sale. Items are marked down as much as 70%! This is the perfect time to pick up that piece you have been coveting all season.

Here are just a few of the great finds at Blue Bee.

The great blush pumps worn recently by Miss Kardashian.

Were $545.00 now they are only $163.50

And this gorgeous deep purple D & G bustier cami is the perfect dress to go with the shoes. Was $525.00 now $157.50.

That is a savings of $747.00.

Till next time stay stylish, Kristin R.

** Items can be ordered online. Click on Blue Bee to be directed to their store.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Wow!!! I just had the most delightful little treat. I have experienced something stupendously wonderful for the first time, but definitely not the last. Are you wondering what was so stupendously wonderful? ... Whodidily. Whodidily is the most wonderful little cupcake shop in Montecito. Take one step inside the shop and you are transported to a world where Willie Wonka meets Dr. Suess. You can not help but smile while perusing the multitude of cupcake choices.

The cupcakes were light and fluffy and the frosting was rich and creamy, the perfect cupcake combo. These cupcakes are to die for. They come in a variety of flavors, from a sweet and tangy lemon cake with butter cream frosting to a chocolate cupcake with a peanut butter cup center topped with peanut butter cream frosting. With such creative flavors, the names do not disappoint. My favorite is the Koo Koo Bird.

Whodidily is owned by a lovely, young couple. He bakes and she frosts. It is a match made in heaven. So if you have not been to Whodidily for a scrumdidilyumcious cupcake ... what are you waiting for? Go NOW!!

** Photo courtesy of Christine Olson

Keep it local, Kristin R.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Local Talent

I have discovered two more uber talented Santa B ladies. Anne & Amy of TwinBella have been making jewelry together since their days as college students in Santa Barbara. My favorite of all their gorgeous necklaces happens to be the Bounjour Paris Necklace.

The piece reminds Anne of a little French work of art, and what outfit is complete without a little French flair.

Till next time stay stylish, Kristin R.

** click on TwinBella to be connected with their etsy store

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Weekend Sale

Everyone can always use another pair of boots, especially when they are 30% off. Head out to DIANI this weekend and treat yourself to some new boots. You deserve it. You worked hard all week!

Always In Style

Whether you have millions, pennies, or time, donating to charity is always in style. Taking time to do anything for a charity will not only benefit the people you have chosen to help, but it will also benefit you and not to mention the community. Before I run the risk of falling off my soap box here are a few of my favorite local charities.

For those of you interested in the arts:

Arts for Humanity (AH!)

Arts for humanity, an arts outreach organization, celebrates humanity through the arts with programs that cultivate creativity and empower people with developmental disabilities, at-risk youth, the elderly and others in partnership with local artists and the Santa Barbara community.

AH!'s performing and visual arts programs benefit individuals and build community by giving a voice to the under served through the power and beauty of the arts.

AH! envisions a world where the arts are integral to our lives and accessible to all - a world where we celebrate both our differences and commonality through the joy of creativity.

AH! has tons of opportunities for anyone wishing to get involved. So if you have a love for the arts you should share it!

For those of you interested in women's and children's issues:

Domestic Violence Solutions - Santa Barbara

DV Solutions is dedicated to providing safe and confidential shelters for battered women and their children throughout Santa Barbara County. Providing emotional support and personal advocacy to battered women and other women in crisis, enabling them to recognize strengths and resources within themselves. We encourage women to be empowered to be free to make choices. Playing a leadership role in effecting social change by educating the community, by associations with other social change groups and by supporting the work of women's rights organizations.

If you dig playing with children and being a shoulder to lean on this is the charity for you.

For those of you interested in food:

Food Bank Santa Barbara County

The mission of the Foodbank is to feed hungry people by obtaining surplus food and distributing it to member agencies who serve a wide spectrum of individuals and families. During 2007, the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County distributed over 7.3 million pounds of food from two warehouse locations in Santa Barbara and Santa Maria.

If food issues interest you then this is the organization you should help out. They are always in need of more helping hands.

If you know of any other great charities in the community please send me a comment so I can share it with everyone.

Cioa, Kristin R

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Hurry, Run ...

before the line gets too long. That is right. Pinkberry, the yogurt shop that has been touting hour long lines in cities such as New York and LA has finally opened it doors in Santa Barbara. So run out and try a cup and see what you have been missing. I promise you will not be disappointed.
Cioa Bellas, Kristin R.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Esley Dress

The oh so cute, yet sophisticated dress worn by Terri Hatcher during this weeks episode of Desperate Housewives can be found in a local boutique. The Esley dress is at Blue Pacific in Carpinteria. The dress comes in a variety of colors. I picked mine up in Navy Blue. The dress is extremely versatile. It can easily be dressed up or down depending on your mood.


Cocktail Ring

Blue Pacific is a must see boutique weather you are looking for the Esley dress or not. BP is located at 905 Linden Ave in Carpinteria.
Till next time, Kristin R.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Local Talent

The Dazzling Diva is a true local talent. Her hand stamped simple and elegant necklaces are a real local treat. DD grew up listening to her grandfather, who was a shoe cobbler, pounding his steel block while creating or repairing shoes. This is where she found her true love and passion for her art. The piece featured below is just one example of her work.

All pieces are made from 100% recycled silver. So now you have no excuse not to indulge yourself. As the DD says, "every girl deserves a little bling".

Till next time, Kristin Rasmussen

** click on the Dazzling Diva to be linked with where to purchase the necklace


The goal of this blog is to talk about the unique style that is Santa Barbara. We live in a place that is full of great boutiques, fabulous artists, awesome architects, to die for chefs, and stylish people. This blog is to be a resource for all things that are: 1) stylish and 2) local. So please if you know of any great finds drop me a line so the rest of us can check it out.

Till next time, Kristin R.