Forever 21 dress and sweater, Ellen Tracy shoes. Photo courtesy MusangiStudios

Although my size doesn’t reflect it (fortunately!), I’m a major foodie. Put good food and good wine together and you get my kind of evening. So, when the talented Musangi Muthui of MusangiStudios invited me to the STARS of California food and wine event to feature in her photos, I was happy to oblige. It was a night filled with fresh creations by master chefs from Orange County’s magnificent coastal resorts, great California wines, and wonderful atmosphere. Check out more photos of the event here.

Photo courtesy MusangiStudios

Photo courtesy MusangiStudios

I got this all-over sequin dress during the holiday season, when all the sparkle only adds to the festive mood. However, it becomes overkill for other events. So I added a sweater with a lace pattern knit to cover up some of the sequins and also to keep me warm on this brisk Santa Monica evening. I love how the sequins play peekaboo through the sweater. The gold belt ties in the gold embroidery on the purse, and the whimsical seahorse ring is just so much fun! Not only is it a fabulous statement piece for a cocktail event, but I can also see it pair just as nicely with breezy resort wear.