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The Real Housewives of Mendocino County…

Is a show that will likely never happen. Mendocino County, 100 miles north of San Francisco, is where I grew up and it’s distinctly different from Beverly Hills and Orange County. Just take a quick Wikipedia comparison describing each county in the first few sentences…

‘Mendocino County is noted for its distinctive Pacific Ocean coastline, Redwood forests, wine production, microbrews, and liberal views about the use of cannabis and support for its legalization. It is estimated that roughly two-thirds of the economy is based on the cultivation of marijuana.’ Hmm, what about Orange County? ‘The county is famous for its tourism, as the home of such attractions as Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm, as well as several beaches along its coastline. It is known for its affluence and political conservatism.”

While Orange County’s gated communities may outnumber our picket fences, Mendocino County is not only one of the most beautiful, relaxing places you could ever visit in California, our ‘housewives’ are just as stylish. I’d like to introduce you the “Real Housewives of Mendocino County” who I styled in looks that I’d love to see the Real Housewives of OC wearing….

Here’s a tounge-in-(FillerFree)-cheek glance at ‘The Real Housewives of Mendocino County Part 1’… You’ll Meet Today

Jody ~ “The ball may be in your court, but I’m still the Coach”
For Real ~ My sister, Jody, is the head women’s basketball coach and instructor at Mendocino JC and she’s an avid baker & ice-cream maker. More on that in the future…

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Make-Over ~ If I had a chance to re-style Lisa VanderPump, who is obsessed with wearing pink, I would have her wear this look. Hints of hot pink and a conservative curve hugging dress that she can still pair with her sky-high heels. Our lawns may not be as plush or green year-round, but I think our neighbor dog, Polly, gives Jiggy a run for his money. 🙂

DETAILS ~ Dress (old)~ Trina Turk, heels c/o Report Footwear spring line,bangles ~ f21, What she’s sippin’ on ~ Testa Vineyards Award winning ‘Simply White’ (Blend of Sauvignon Blanc & Chenin Blanc). Visit the family owned Testa Vineyards and their new tasting room located in Calpella Ca. More info on Testa wines HERE
Lisa ~ “I’m the Boss, but don’t ask me to do your dirty work”
For Real ~ When Lisa’s not tending to tomato plants in heels, she owns The Parlour which is the newest hip salon with a team of professional stylists in Ukiah, Ca. Lisa is a color specialist and hair color educator and the salon offers extensions which is something you see on every Real Housewives show! Follow @ParlourThe on twitter or ‘Like’ The Parlour on Facebook  for updates & hair tips like Lisa’s “DIY Formula for California Girl Beach Hair”

Real Housewives of OC Make-Over ~ When it comes to events from weddings, dinner parties to ‘game nights’ I feel like the RHOC are constantly dressed as if they’ll be boarding a private jet to Vegas at any moment. I wish they wore flattering, blush toned flowy dresses every now and then. 

DETAILS ~ Dress & heels (recent) H&M, necklace ~ F21, handbag (old) ~ Louis Vuitton, The Bubbly she’s Sippin’ ~ My favorite sparkling wine Roederer Estate from Anderson Valley HERE in Mendocino County

Tess ~ “I don’t care if you’re a Super Star, my son is my Galaxy”
For Real ~ Tess is a doting mom to her adorable son, Jacob, and she is also a manager and event coodinator at a little gem of a resort called The Lodge at Blue Lakes which has become a hot spot for summer and fall weddings. Check out the lodge and their newly renovated Lakeside & Jacuzzi rooms HERE

The Real Housewives of OC Makeover (Mom Edition) ~ Sometimes I wish the daughters on the RH of OC would tell their moms to put down the BEBE and try a little Banana Republic. We kept Tess classy, but red hot in a a simple checkered summer dress and cardigan tied around her shoulders dropping Jacob off at school.

DETAILS ~ dress (old) ~ Alexia Admor, heels- c/o Report Signature, red sweater ~ Express, necklace ~ H&M, braided hair ~ Impressively REAL 🙂

Behind the Scenes
Jacob and I keeping it casual in The City Supply Co tees
Coming Thursday ~ Meet the final 3 ‘castmembers’ including a mystery housewife and 2 sisters (because it just wouldn’t be the same without dueling sisters.) Plus, my TOP 10 favorite spots in Mendocino County & a special local GIVEAWAY!
While I chose to makeover the cast of Beverly Hills & Orange County, which of the “Real Housewives” on Bravo! would you like to re-style for a day?
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  1. jessica wu says:

    this is so fantastic! i love what you did, it’s awesome 🙂
    your re-interpretation is fabulous!


  2. Beauty Guide 101 says:

    This is so cute! lol I love this post. It’s so creative.

  3. GirlieBlogger@Beauty Fashion Blog Seattle says:

    lol. This is AWESOME! I like this group so much better than any of the other Real Housewives. If Bravo did a Real Housewives of Seattle, we’d philosophying at Starbucks or dodging rain.

    Beauty, Fashion and Seattle | Cheap Makeup Reviews

  4. Love this post! It’s awesome!


  5. Mariana Duval says:

    Your posts are always so creative-I love them. And as a fan of all the RHW shows-especially OC-I have to say, they could use you as their stylist! 😉

  6. Veronica says:

    RHOC! Please please! And this post was amazing, enough said 😉

    xx Veronica


  7. Courtney Erin says:

    I would love to get my hands on the OC ladies for a restyle (oh, and Jersey) – I love what you’ve done here!

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

  8. Nieszka says:

    oh how fun!! fantastic looks!

    xx Nieszka

  9. The ladies look so incredibly fab! You did a fantastic job, as always

  10. TheAvenueVee says:

    lol, I love this. You should try and pitch for this, very creative! 🙂 Hope you had a great weekend.

    xx – Vee The Avenue Vee

  11. the creation of beauty is art. says:

    This is such a cute idea! All beautiful ladies!

  12. Ashley Aspinwall says:

    this is absolutely hysterical! i love it 🙂 great post! i’m completely addicted to the real housewives. love your spin on it!

    xo SideSmile,

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  13. that was too cute! i have honestly never seen anything like this and probably never will- props for uniqueness!

  14. This is the cutest & funniest post!! Love!! Keep it up!

  15. i don’t watch any of the real housewives shows, but this was a fun read! 😉

    <3, Mimi
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  16. Rosa-Karolina says:

    Omg you’re so beautiful! And amazing photos (:


  17. Carolyne O' says:

    Amazing post :))
    Your blog is fantastic!! Follow each other?
    Xoxoxo from Italy



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  19. Diana (double-ganger) says:

    Thanks for your lovely comment. Great post!!!
    I’m following you right now!!!





  20. Chic 'n Cheap Living says:

    Love your styling Dale, especially the fun detail of the dress on your sister!

    Chic ‘n Cheap Living

  21. That's My Mama says:

    This is Awesome Dale! I love it…I may have to spin off of this idea. The ladies look great!

  22. The Little Texan says:

    I love this! I’m from Orange County but in no way relate to the sometimes “trashy” style of the housewives. Overdone hair and make up is their worst enemy. I loved how you gave these women classy yet chic looks. Keep up all your great styling work!


  23. pepeduk says:

    You are very creative, fun and cool

  24. I love these pictures! How fun. Definitely very unique.

    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  25. This is hilarious!!! such great talented ladies, I love the dress you sister is wearing and I agree Lisa Vanderpump needs to retire the hot pink princess dresses and wear pops of pink. Those Real Housewives of the OC and NJ sure love their sparkly accessories and bebe/ cache dresses… I would definitely love to restyle Tamra and Ramona… I also wish Tamra fixed her eyebrows, she would looks so much better!

  26. This is awesome! 🙂 Love the photos 🙂


  27. Always Maylee says:

    This is awesome and so fun! Each of these women are beautiful!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  28. leonie fanning says:

    oh what a wonderful post and such a great idea, well done on the styling, these beautiful ladies look so glamourous yet real and happy and naturally contented. You have done such an amazing job, i love the outfits and great photos, looks like such a fun time was had by all, good for you Dale, your genius, kisses from your irish friend, xx leonie

  29. This is so awesome! I’ve watched every Real Housewives from the beginning!


  30. Peach Punch says:

    Good job, this ladies really have a nicer style than most of the RH’s Indeed most of them look like they are about to take off to Vegas!
    Thank you for your lovely comment, I would like to have your opinion again on my new post!
    xoxo Dia!

  31. sonia de macedo says:

    Love this, the make overs look amazing Dale and in all honesty I’d totally watch the Housewives of Mendocino! And I’d love to give Kim Zolziak a make over or under!

    have a great day!

  32. Benedetta (Daddy's neatness) says:

    That funny post darling!!! Great idea! ;D




  33. MelavonD says:

    This is such a great post! I love it! great photos, and outfits! and idea!


  34. im sorry i shouldnt of said anything thanks for the laugh

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