What to Wear: Valentine's Day 2015

Ah, Valentine’s Day. The romantic holiday conjures a good excuse as any to wear pops of bright, flirty colors like red, hot pink or soft shades of blush, in addition to heart patterns and floral prints.

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What's for Lunch: Urban Plates

The long line of fans at Urban Plates everyday do not lie: this place is worth the wait. When it opened in 2013 at Crossroads in Irvine, Urban Plates became an instant hit amongst locals for its modern cafeteria-style setting and satisfying, chef-driven meals.

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Obsessed: Espadrilles

Espadrilles, the humble Spanish rope-soled shoe, have been creeping their way into fashion’s upper echelon for a few years now. Luxury brands like Chanel have ignited huge fervor among fashion’s elite bloggers the last year or two for their premium versions of their canvas and leather espadrilles. Now everybody else is jumping on the shoe wagon, too!

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Pile it on: Bearfruit Jewelry

If you’re an accesssories-addict who loves to layer multiple pieces together, head to Bearfruit Jewelry at  Irvine Spectrum Center or Fashion Island. The charming kiosk sells a variety of delicate but sturdy brass jewelry in mixed metal tones, perfect for mixing and matching. And since the pieces are made of durable brass, they won’t tarnish either.

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Now Open: Nike Running

Nike has unveiled its exclusive new women’s-only consumer experience store at Fashion Island that includes a fitness studio — it’s the first of its kind for the global sportswear brand.

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