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The cabi Scoop and a Few Spring Favorites

cabi Scoop Spring 2019 | My Style Diaries blogger Nikki Prendergast cabi joggers, turtleneck, and blazer (c/o);  Zac Zac Posen handbagJ.Crew velvet slides

Happy Tuesday, friends!  Did anyone else completely take the day off yesterday for Presidents’ Day?  I really can’t remember the last time I had a full-on lazy day lounging with the pups with zero responsibilities (slash none that couldn’t wait until today), and it was glorious.  We also went to bed super early snuggled under a ton of blankets because currently in Southern California, it IS COLD.  Eric left for work this morning with ice on his car, and we’ve been using our heater more in the last couple of weeks than we did all last winter.

But cold or no cold, spring fashion is on its way, and I am ready for it.  A few weeks ago I got to once again attend cabi’s annual “Scoop” fashion show, and it was just as fun as ever.  I’ve chatted about it here before, but cabi Scoop just epitomizes the idea of women supporting women.  It’s a huge room filled with ladies who seem to genuinely love what they do and are also SERIOUSLY enthused about the next season of fashion from cabi.  And when I saw the spring runway, I was pretty enthused myself.  We’re talking a slew of spring blouses, three pairs of wear-everywhere shoes, a handful of adorable sweaters and cardigans, the basic knit tees that have become my go-to favorites, and so much more.

If you missed out on the Scoop it, take a look at the video below to see the a peek at cabi’s spring line, and scroll down for a few of my favorites (including this striped blouse that will be on the blog soon).  Which pieces would you guys like to snag for spring?


cabi Spring 2019 | My Style Diaries blogger Nikki Prendergast 1. White High Skinny . 2. Marigold Suede Mule  3. Flaunt Floral Scarf  4. Ahoy Striped Tee  5. Safari Leather Belt  6. Ultimate Blouse  7. Kiki Leopard Ankle Strap  8. Valentine Trouser  9. Sleuth Plaid Blazer

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Recapping cabi Scoop + a Little Throwback

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In case you missed the, like, 475 photos and videos that I shared on my Instastory and Instagram, a couple of weeks ago I got to attend my second #cabiScoop, and it was just as bananas (in the best way possible) as my first.  I’m telling you, with each new model that walks out in something new for spring, the crowd of enthusiastic cabi gals seriously goes WILD.  It is such a fun event to be a part of, and I hope they keep inviting me back for the next 100 years.

This year’s Scoop may have even been a smidge more fun than last time because I got to catch up with one of my first blogger friends from years ago, Jen.  She and I got to check out the shopping event during Scoop (that I missed last year due to traffic) where they sell past seasons’ collections at super steals.  With my current legging uniform (all day, everyday), I couldn’t resist this oversized tee and cozy cardigan combo.  I’m sure it’s a little blast from the past for the cabi gals out there because I don’t even know how far back these pieces are from, but they’re new to me and oh-so-comfy.

Obviously during this particular cabi Scoop, Spring is the thing, and I’m so excited about the new collection.  It’s REALLY hard for me to even pick favorites, but I’d probably have to go with this killer blazer, the shirtdress I’ll wear a thousand times, or this long cardigan that’s probably way more versatile than you’d think.  You guys know I love a good stripe, so I may have to throw this tee into the mix as well.  Love.  OH!  And one last favorite – did I mention that this season they’ve come out with their first-ever shoes?  It’s true.  Two different styles, and I can’t decide which I love more.  If you missed out on the fun, check out the fun recap video below and then head over to cabi to start planning that Spring wishlist.


Photos thanks to Gabi Wells

Disclosure:  This post is sponsored by cabi, but all opinions are my own.  Thank you for supporting the brands that make My Style Diaries possible.

The Spring Bomber + cabi Scoop

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If there’s one trend from 2016 that I fully embraced, it was the bomber jacketQuilted, sequined, Pink Lady style, or in dress form, I had a real love for anything bomber style, and lucky for me, the trend isn’t going anywhere just yet.  This little striped bomber is lightweight and perfect for transitioning to spring, and it comes in two more adorable prints (here and here).

But perhaps we’re a little early to be wearing spring, so for now I’m layering this little jacket with the cabi vest that I’ve worn a few thousand times.  cabi has been a favorite of mine season after season, and I can’t wait to see the brand new Spring 2017 collection revealed this week at cabiScoop.  This will be my second time attending the Scoop in San Diego, and it really is such a fun event.  It’s a giant fashion show event packed with cabi stylists from all around the country.  It has an amazing community feel of women supporting women and just genuine happiness.  If you can’t make it to the Scoop, make sure you tune in online to see the Spring collection as it comes down the runway, and follow along on my Instagram story where I’ll be sharing as well.  Hope everyone is having an amazing week so far!


Photos thanks to Taylor Cole

The Scoop With cabi

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Happy Monday, lovelies.  How was everyone’s weekend?  Today I’m spilling the beans on one of my favorite brands season after season, cabi.  Over the years I’ve worn quite a few cabi pieces, and it’s with good reason.  The entire collection is meant to be mixed, matched, and worn a ton of different ways, and the quality is just so good.  I’ve got favorite jackets and one particular blouse that I’ve worn for years now, and they still look brand new.  cabi is sold through a community of female stylists (over 3500 of them currently), and although I’m not a cabi stylist, this week I’ll get to join them at their bi-annual “The Scoop” in San Diego.  I’m so excited to check out their Spring 2016 collection at this year’s Scoop fashion show on Thursday and can’t wait to share it all with you guys on my Twitter and Instagram!  So tune in this Thursday at 4 pm (PST), and in the meantime, check out the video below for a sneak peek.  I’ve already got my eye on so. many. pieces.


Photos thanks to Taylor Cole

Disclosure:  This post is in collaboration with cabi, but all opinions are my own.  Thank you for supporting the brands that make My Style Diaries possible.

Spring Has Sprung With cabi

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Recently I got to accompany the cabi team to their annual #cabiScoop event in San Diego.  It was basically the most fun runway show you can imagine with the entire crowd clapping, cheering and going nuts over each new runway look.  It was the unveiling of cabi’s spring collection, and the audience was filled with cabi stylists who would be selling the pieces.  The show and whole night were so much fun, and the spring collection is really good.  So many great colors and prints, flattering cuts, and classic staples.  This poncho is probably my favorite piece and is so versatile for spring.  The boyfriend jeans are easy and comfortable, and the tee will definitely be overused these next few months.  Check out the full collection here, and stay tuned for more pieces coming to the blog soon.  Hope everyone has a great start to the week!


Photos thanks to Taylor Cole

More Cold Weather and More Faux Fur

 Madewell jeanssimilar turtleneckcabi faux fur vest (old, similar here);  Zac Zac Posen handbagJ.Crew flats (also love the blush and red versions);  Quay sunglassesKendra Scott ring

You guys, it really is true what they say: people in Southern California are complete babies when it comes to cold weather.  (I actually have no idea if “they” say that, but they should.)  This year we’ve had more winter-ish weather than I can remember in years past, and it looks like we’ve got a bunch of chilly (and even, gasp, rainy) days ahead.  Eric cannot stop talking about spring, and me?  I just keep finding more faux fur to love.

I snagged this little vest on major sale during cabi Scoop back in January, and I just love the colors.  It was only available about 2 to 3 sizes bigger than I’d normally buy from cabi, but the sides of the vest are woven fabric so I knew it would be an easy fix for a tailor.  This vest is sadly no longer available, but I did find a couple of brand new options on ebay and am linking a few similar styles below.

Annnnd surprise, surprise – that pair of black skinnies again.  I know I’m pretty much a broken record about this, but if you like high rise denim and have not tried Madewell’s high rise skinnies yet, you are seriously missing out.  They come in 9 and 10 inch rises in a million washes and are available in regular, petite, long, curvy, and maternity versions because sometimes it’s nice to have ALL of the options, right?

Hope everyone has a great week ahead!


Photos thanks to Felicia Lasala

Best Sweater Tunic and a New Favorite Way to Layer

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Well sure, a tunic-y sweater like this one was probably meant to be worn with skinny jeans or leggings or as a dress by a seriously petite gal, but it’s 2017 dammit, and there’s just no rule against wearing it over your favorite little body-con dress.  (Same dress from this post, BTW.)  How else are you supposed to wear said body-con dress post-holidays and pre-cleanse?  (More about the cleanse coming later, and if you saw my Instagram story last night, don’t judge.  I totally cheated for my last dinner of the cleanse because I committed to going to the opening of Bonchon OC last night with the husband, and who am I to cancel date night?  It’s bad form.  That last Juice Served Here bowl shall make the best lunch tomorrow.  Anywho…)

If your weather happens to be tightrope-walking winter and spring like ours is currently with chilly mornings and nights and pretty hot afternoons, then you just toss that favorite chunky knit over a dress, add your favorite ankle booties, and get on with your day.  Grab a green juice and some fried chicken while you’re at it because life’s about balance, y’all.  That’s what I’m telling myself, anyways.  Hope everyone is having a great week and hope you guys are following along on Instagram as I’m heading to San Diego for #cabiScoop today.  Head over to my Instagram and Instagram story for sneak peeks!


Photos thanks to Taylor Cole

On My Radar: 13 Things I’m Loving Right Now

on-my-radar-1 1. Tie-Neck Blouse  2. cabi Maritime Trench  3. Loren Hope Marley Cuff  4. Quilted Nylon Tote  5. Cropped Patchwork Skinny Jeans (under $75!)  6. Red Leather Mule Loafers  7. Layered Look Tunic Sweater  8. Tie-Sleeve Shirt Dress  9. Leather Embroidered Crossbody  10. Pink Mirrored Aviator (under $20!)  11. Tiered Sweater Dress  12. West 57th Striped Crossbody  13. Fur-Embellished Sneaker

Why is it when I have the most work to do, I find myself doing the MOST online shopping?  Well, I’m sure that’s not a hard one to figure out: procrastination at its finest, y’all.  But also, part of my job?  Sure, we’ll go with that.  The new arrivals are seriously EVERYWHERE, and so many of them are just staring at me, like, buy me.  So today I’m rounding up 13 pieces that are currently on my radar.  I scooped up these velvet beauties this week, and now I’m like, do I need the leather ones at number six too?  Maybe?  Probably.  The fur-embellished sneakers and patchwork jeans (same brand as these that I wear all the time) are next on my list as well as a pair of metallic sneakers for spring.  Also, loving this big tote for any upcoming travel plans – totes made from this material always have the most comfortable padded straps.  I need new sunglasses like I need a hole in my head, but somehow the perfectly mirrored pair under $20 just gets me every time – add ’em to the collection, hoarder.  So basically the list goes on and on, but hey, that’s fashion, right?  What pieces are you guys looking to add to your wardrobe this month?


How To Wear Your Favorite Spring Dress Now

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What do you do when you’ve got a little chiffon dress just calling your name but it’s, ya know, winter?  Grab your favorite turtleneck and layer up, friends.  I’ve pretty much worn this little layering turtleneck on repeat this fall and winter, and I’ve just found a super similar version that’s under $40 and available in six colors.  I’m thinking I may need to scoop up the ivory version STAT.  (I also just Googled what the letters in STAT stand for.  Turns out, nothing – not an acronym.)  Anywho, just layer the dress that you’re trying to wear over a thin turtleneck, and add a little outerwear.  A shearling vest is the perfect way to stay warm, and there are a ton of great options here.  (Bonus points for any clothing that feels like an oversized teddy bear.)  Over-the-knee boots add the perfect finishing touch because they’re, like, almost pants, right?  I’m obsessed with this grey pair.  Once the temperatures warm up for spring, I can’t wait to break out this dress again with sandals or wedges, and if you love it like I do, then you’re in luck.  It’s currently 25% off, just in time to wear it now and later into Spring.  Versatile pieces that hop from season to season?  Happy layering, friends!


Photos thanks to Felicia Lasala

Holiday Style: Leather Shorts

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November is here, guys, and you know what that means?  The holidays are coming!  Now, while I’m holding off on decking the halls so far (Eric says not until after Thanksgiving, bah humbug…), I think it’s never too soon to plan a little holiday style.  And today I’m kicking things off with the perfect look for a holiday-themed night with the girls.  If there’s one thing that I think my wardrobe always, ALWAYS needs, it’s a great pair of leather shorts.  I’m sure that sounds at least a little bit crazy because leather shorts probably aren’t considered a wardrobe staple for most people, but I’m obsessed.  A couple of weeks ago I finally had to retire my beloved Forever 21 pair that I’ve worn 4,789 times (with heels, OTK boots, sandals, with tights, you name it), and so the hunt for a replacement pair was on.  Luckily, the search didn’t last long.  I popped into the BCBG store while I was in Vegas a couple of weeks ago, and scooped these right off of the sale rack.  Now I’m passing on a little bit of the good luck to you because these babies are on sale online as well and still in stock in most sizes.  But don’t wait around, because I’m sure they won’t last long.  For a girlfriends’ holiday party, pair them with over-the-knee boots (and tights if it’s cold enough), a pretty little tie-neck blouse, and a fun coat or jacket.  This one from cabi is a total fave – it’s like a classic pea coat, but it’s made of thick, cozy sweater material.  A sparkly little handbag (like this one that’s currently 60% off) adds the perfect finishing touch.  Ready or not, the holidays are coming, girl, so you might as well get your wardrobe ready!


Photos thanks to Felicia Lasala

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