Life by Cynthia: July 2012

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Ruelala, Shoelala: Happy Feet

I'm inviting you all to join Rue La La, one of my favorite invitation only shopping sites. Join me via my invitation link.

I wanted to share my Rue La La excitement because I was THRILLED when I saw my recent submission for the their #shoelala sweepstakes used on their cover photo on Facebook.  It was also pinned on their Pinterest board.  It's like having a crush on someone and then finding out that they like you back!
Photo: Facebook


KORS Newton Peep Toe Wedges
I entered the contest via Twitter. The photo I sent is pictured on the right. My camera on my phone isn't the best but I wanted to enter as soon as I saw the tweet!

To be entered for a chance to win the grand prize of $500 in Rue Credit all you have to do is show Rue LaLa your shoes.  Also up for grabs are $50 runner up prizes! For details on how to enter visit Rue LaLa's blog.

The contest is open until August 1 so hurry and get your entry in! 


I love that I can shop for designer brands at crazy good prices. Since becoming a Mom, I really don't shop for myself like I used to.  When I do treat myself, I try to get the most for my money.  I can do that with Rue La La

If you are already a Rue La La fan, I would LOVE to know what you've scored.  One of my favorite purchases from Rue is my Michael Kors Newbury Satchel.

Happy shopping! Please wish me luck in the Rue La La Shoelala contest!  And good luck to you too!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Ann Taylor Concept Store Launch Party | Fashion Valley Mall

We are very excited to share with you our event coverage of San Diego's first Ann Taylor Concept Store located in the Fashion Valley Mall. The private launch party was hosted by Ann Taylor, San Diego Magazine, and The Junior League of San Diego.  A few San Diego Bloggers were also on hand co-hosting the event.  These very lucky ladies were outfitted head-to-toe in Ann Taylor's finest.  It goes without saying that they all looked fabulous!  Though we all couldn't be quite as fortunate, we did enjoy the treat of an exclusive first look at the pre-fall collection.  Not to mention the tasty hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, and goody bag! If you were one of the attendees of the July 19th launch party then you can attest to wonderful hospitality of the entire crew!  We all left the event feeling like we received the VIP treatment!

Megan Smith: Event & Social Media Manager at San Diego Magazine, Madeline Powell, Cynthia & Vida

A very special THANK YOU to Gerald Labrador for capturing the evening! Look closely at the video as you just might spot yourself in it!



I really should have tried on a few outfits from the pre-fall line and had them photographed.  I was so caught up in the excitement of the evening that I didn't think about it until after the fact.  Additionally, I wish that I would've connected with the bloggers that were in attendance! Lessons learned for future events.

I would have loved to have seen a surprise styling of a party attendee!  Imagine how wonderful an Ann Taylor makeover would have felt for an unsuspecting guest?!  Not that anyone needed an ambush style makeover since everyone was already dressed to the nines!


Arlena Pordoy PR Manager of Ann Taylor


Bloggers: Fashion With Ellie, San Diego Style Bloggers, and Malcriada


Shrimp & Champagne while shopping:  It's a first for me!





I plan on posting my Ann Taylor inspired outfit as pictured in this post in the next few days so please visit again for details.

Stop in and say hello to Larry Alicia (Ann Taylor Fashion Valley Store Manager) and his awesome team!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Fashion Valley Ann Taylor Concept Store Launch Party

We had the pleasure of partying with Ann Taylor & San Diego Magazine last night at the Launch Party for Ann Talyor's Concept Store in Fashion Valley. I can hardly wait to tell you and to SHOW you (pictures coming SOON).  I couldn't contain my excitement as we really did have an amazing time! Stay tuned for more!



If you haven't visited the new store yet - please do!  I for one am so happy that I have a store just for ME!  As a fairly new mom - I tend to drift to the children's section at the department store. This does not leave much time for me. Shopping for myself has definitely taken a back seat. Coming out to the event reminded me of how much fun it is is to play dress up!  I am motivated to improve my wardrobe! I fell in love with Ann Taylor's Pre-Fall collection!  There were so many fashionable ladies in attendance!  San Diego Magazine sure does know how to put together a party!

I must know - when was the LAST time that you shopped for yourself?! I mean REALLY shopped. Accessories and ALL?

Monday, July 9, 2012

Good Times: What to Expect When You're Expecting



I wanted to post a photo of a few San Diego bloggers and their blog readers at a fun movie event. The advanced screening of What To Expect When You're Expecting in San Diego was GREAT!  We enjoyed the movie and had the added bonus of meeting up with other bloggers and their readers! Check out the happy faces from that night (minus a few who had already entered the theater).  Enjoy!



I am very excited for MORE opportunities like this! It's always fun having IRL experiences!

Here is a quick pic of my IRL blogging buddy & I at the event! Visit Melanie's Blog at Happiness Delivered | Life.Love.Inspire


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