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Sun, Champagne & Scantily Clad Models at Santana Row’s Poolside Soiree

People may tease models that they have an “easy” job, but isn’t it a lot easier to just sit back and attend a fashion show? While we’re watching, admiring and critiquing the fashion; the models do all the work strutting down the catwalk in 5 inch heels, posing, changing, and smizing in 7 layers of makeup.

This weekend we went to Santana Row (aka NorCal’s mini Rodeo Drive located in Silicon Valley) for the Spring/Summer Fashion Show. It was time for the 4th Annual Poolside Soiree, where my sister and I had a great time last year, watching Taylor from the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills host. This weekend, there were some amazing clothes, sunshine, champagne and one flowy kelly green dress that was our absolute fave…

The Crew

My sister, Jody, and I. We also invited our brother, Drew, and friend Morgan. (Previously featured in the “Date at the Creamery” post)

The Event

Guys can wear pastels this spring too…

Bright colored lanterns are the perfect decor for any outdoor party.

Getting ready for the show to start…

A goodie bag on each chair including a pamphlet listing the stores with a space for notes

The Fashion…Let the Show Begin

This is a unique fashion show, because the designers are stores in Santana Row so it’s a wide variety of styles. Each store is announced before the models emerged from the curtains. My only critiques were that I would have swapped some outfits on some of the models. Also, it’s no big (Victoria’s) secret that I’m a fan of well made enhancing bras. Some models walked out bra-less and the dresses or tops just didn’t fit well, so if there was time while they were changing, I would have added different undergarments. Otherwise, the show was great!

Spring trends were in full bloom like this colorful striped top (Anthropologie)

Colorblocking, nude heels, & jelly purses (Spazio & Furla)

Sporty bikinis & board shorts (Oakley)

 “What to Wear to Coachella” ~Basically, the perfect collection for outdoor music festivals by (Free People)

Plenty of men’s fashion as well like this suit by Franco Uomo

My Favorite Look of the Day

This kelly green long sleeve flowy dress was my favorite look by Franco Uomo

From the back

‘What to Wear’ to an Outdoor Fashion Show

My sister in a  BBDakota dress (old) & cat eye glasses she found at H&M 20 minutes before the show

Whether you’re going to a wedding, outdoor party or fashion show, keep a couple bright solid dresses or tops in your closet. Pairing a bright dress with a neutral or contrasting bright heels is a simple easy way to pull off spring/summer trends. Then just accessorize with your favorite jewelry.  (I’m wearing a yellow Calvin Klein dress I found the night before at TJMaxx)

I wore these heels by BCBG (Recent ROSS find) ~ Nails (Sinful Colors ‘Neon Melon’)

That’s a Wrap! 
Special Thanks to SFC Limo

Travel Smart, Travel Safe, Travel in STYLE ~ I wanted to thank my new sponsor SFC Limo and  Alex for getting us to Santana Row and back making our day much more enjoyable. Dealing with insane parking tickets, traffic and the hassle of getting around the Bay Area or to Napa for a day of wine tasting can be hassle free & affordable using SFC Limo. To book a town car or limo, call them @ (650) 430-5887 or check them out online here

After we got back to SF, the fashion packed Saturday was only half over. My sister and I rushed over to style Hermione Way for the new reality show ‘Silicon Valley.’ I had to get her ready for a big Grecian house warming party starting at 6 pm. We had 1 hour. I’ll be back Wednesday with my adventures of a two day dress hunt through San Francisco and a behind the scenes look at the night of styling with the final “Greek Goddess” reveal…until then, I have to ask

What would you wear to an outdoor Fashion Show?
I hope you had a great weekend! 

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  1. Dominika says:

    Such amazing pictures, I would certainly love to attend a similar show. It’s really hard for me to say what I would wear on this occasion, but I would probably go for a summery dress paired with some heels 🙂


  2. Lovely pics and mix 🙂

    With love,Mia

  3. Great photos, it looks like it was so much fun. 🙂


  4. Tere Ávila says:

    perfect event honey, i think you had an amazing day!


  5. Looks like a great time, and I love your brother’s pastel shirt! Also, that green dress was amazing!!! Hope your day has been great so far! xx


  6. I’m not a big outdoors girl but I love any event that takes place by a pool. Love the solid bold colors. I found a few amazing items of TJ Maxx this summer.

  7. What an awesome event! I love what you wore to the show. So chic! xo style, she wrote

  8. Ashley Aspinwall says:

    what a fun event! you look gorgeous ; )

    xo SideSmile,

    SideSmile Style Blog

  9. Anonymous says:

    Jody and Morgan are so cute! Can’t wait for the next date post!

  10. You guys look like you should’ve been on the runway. 😉

  11. TheDollsFactory.com says:

    great summer looks on the runway but also from you
    Looks super great
    have a nice and stylish week darling
    come and say Hi,
    The Dolls Factory

  12. Manu Luize says:

    Great outfits! The show seems lovely, my favourite look is also the green dress, it’s so beautiful!

    Have a great week,
    Manu Luize.

  13. pinkmate says:

    great photos Dale! Love that dress on you!



  14. Dale – omg! My friend is the one in the Franco Uomo suit! I’m so glad you captured the picture. I’m going to have to send this to him now!

  15. lovely pictures, what gorgeous dresses! you sisters look so chic and comfy. take care.


  16. the creation of beauty is art. says:

    It looks like a fantastic event. You looked just so beautiful! Love that green dress as well – what a stand out piece!

  17. Wil Harris says:

    I love your blue shoes against the neon yellow polish. You and your sister look gorgeous. Like you and your sister, I would wear a bright summer dress with cute heels.

  18. Raspberry Blonde says:

    glas to see you’re still looking fabulous as ever! Love the yellow dress, it suits you well!

    thanks for the sweet comment btw!

  19. Thanks a lot for your comment!
    I really like your outfit, especially the detail with the yellow nail polish!!
    I follow you now! 🙂

    xx Timna

  20. Seems like a fun event! Great photo coverage! And I agree with you on the fave look. I love the emerald green color of that gown!

    Thank you for stopping by my blog. I hope to see you around more often!


  21. Fashion Is My Drug says:

    Looked like you had great time!
    Kelly green is my fav too! 🙂


  22. Your outfits are great! Simple, bold and sophisticated, and I love those hanging lanterns! Such a cool event!

  23. Jobie Chan says:

    I’m loving the outfits you and your sister are wearing! I loved the green flowy dress as well. As some people say, green is the new black these days.


  24. Great pictures!! I loove your dress! I think is perfect for that event!


  25. Amy Fashion Blog says:

    Looks Like a great event

  26. That's My Mama says:

    Dale this had to be sooo much fun! You all looked wonderful 🙂 now if I could just find those shoes youre wearing my day would be just that much better lol!

  27. Worthington says:

    I love your shoes with your dress Dale – a wonderful colorblock/contrast!

  28. Rejina Tyson says:

    First of all, your pics from this event are amazing! It looks like you ladies had tons of fun! I can totally see why you are in love with that kelly green flowy number. So pretty! I also love your BCBG shoes and the nail polish color you were too. It looks so great together. Finally, you and your sis looked amazing for the event. Love your outfits! 😉

    You Like It? I Made It!

    P.S. Thanks for the blog visit and comment. Always nice to have you drop by. 😉

  29. Berty Morales says:

    What a great event and the crew looks amazing! Love your dress. (: xoxox

  30. Awesome post 😉

    Thank you for visiting Blush!

    Following you now 🙂
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  32. Thepurpleclown says:

    Amazing pictures! You and your sister are so cute! Lovely blog…
    I’m a follower! Hope you can follow me too!

  33. Rosa Pel says:

    nice pictures
    and u are really a gorgeous woman

  34. leonie fanning says:

    hi dale you all look beautiful that was a great dress you found, fab colour on you, and wow that green dress is amazing, an open air fashion show here in Ireland would never work as it hasnt stopped raining all week here so Id have to say raincoat would be best option!!!! Grrrrr. kisses from a wet dublin xxx leonie

  35. Adeola Naomi says:

    Wonderful pictures!!
    Love your dress , the emerald gown is also my fave!!!

  36. LOVE your heels/polish combo!


  37. What a fun fashion show. I love the location.

    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  38. Dale, Love the champagne, the sun, the dress, and the event! Great coverage and I could use some of that sunshine! It’s been raining here in Seattle..


  39. Fabrizia says:

    Sounds like so much fun, isn’t it?
    If you want we can follow also on bloglovin, fashiolista, google+, twitter and facebook?
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  40. Clara Turbay says:

    Interesting and tatesful ideas!

  41. Tolu D.A.D.A says:

    The show looked amazing and you looked stunning!!
    Lovely post.
    Tolu from Fashinate Me

  42. Dale, I’m loving all of the color.. your dress is stunning, I def have to go to TJMaxx!! and your sister always looks so pretty too… you guys are such a stylish fam! That green dress in the fashion show is a stunner! I think I would also wear something similar to you gals, a bright summer dress 🙂

  43. Thanks for the sweet comment. Lovely post.I’m following back on Bloglovin,GFC and twitter! 😉

  44. Gemini Tauberge says:

    Looks like crazy fun! Great cobalt heels, too.

  45. Giovanna says:

    Great photos! Looks like such a fun event!


  46. What Sadie Did says:

    OMG what an amazing event!! It looks SO much fun. And I love your bright dress, toenails and shoes!! I am quite jealous now!!! ;(

    Sadie xx

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  49. Diva In Me says:

    Both sisters are as pretty! =D


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