LIGHT BRIGHT: Women who seem to have it together always seem to also have at least one Coach purse. While the priceline and the style of Coach purses has been traditionally exclusive, the current economy has inspired them to create a more affordable line. Poppy features purses, accessories, scarves and even shoes in candy colors and sparkly decor, and they cost about $100-$200 less than the typical fare. Stop by a Coach store to give them a look.
SPORT THIS: The white camisole has more job descriptions than any other piece of clothing. It's a stand-alone top, a layering piece, a quick cover up and nightwear. The Sheer Jersey Racerback Tank Blouse ($26) has the cut and comfort to go the distance, and it comes in 10 other colors. Pick one up at an American Apparel shop in San Diego or La Jolla.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY: New store inventory is a blessing and a curse. You get to update your look, but you also have to deal with full-prices. Thankfully, Nordstrom is having its Anniversary Sale through August 3, and is marking down warm-weather pieces and great new fall essentials. The Literature Noir Boyfriend Blazer is 50% off, full of sophistication and perfect for year-round polish. Pick one up in Nordstrom stores in San Diego.