Shopping at Westfield UTC Mall | A Day in the Life of A Personal Stylist - Art in the Find

Shopping at Westfield UTC Mall | A Day in the Life of A Personal Stylist

Posted on: Friday, March 30, 2018

My job as a stylist requires that I spend a whole lot of time perusing the mall for clients.  So when Westfield UTC mall revamped their space to create a whole new lovely, welcoming environment, it made me even happier to shop there.  With so many new shops popping up, it can be quite hard to navigate.  Not to fear, leave it to the faithful shopper & personal stylist to round out a perfect afternoon of shopping for you!

As a personal stylist, Conni of Art in the Find Styling spends a lot of time at the malls in San Diego. Walk through a day in the life of a personal shopper as she navigates the new shops at the Westfield UTC mall in La Jolla. | shopping san diego | westfield utc mall | art in the find styling | quay sunglasses | sunglasses | la jolla shopping

This post was written in partnership with Westfield UTC Mall but all opinions, advice, and experiences are my own!  Thanks to partnerships like these, I can bring local & national style advice straight to you!

Shopping with a Personal Stylist at Westfield UTC Mall

If you’ve ever thought about what a day is like in my life, you’re about to get a good glimpse.  Granted, I’m highlighting the really fun parts (I’ll save the side schlepping mass amounts of clothes to & fro for you) so that you can get a jump on shopping as a stylist would at the Westfield UTC mall in La Jolla.  I like to get an early jump start on things, so you can usually find me getting an early morning start.  The mall opens at 10 a.m. with some of the shops, gyms, and coffee spots open earlier, so that’s where we’ll begin!

Stylist shopping tip:  Stores typically reorganize their racks on Thursdays in order to replenish stocks for the weekend rush so Thursday evening or Friday mornings are often good times to shop. 

Get an Early Morning Start with Jo at La Colombe

As a personal stylist, Conni of Art in the Find Styling spends a lot of time at the malls in San Diego. Walk through a day in the life of a personal shopper as she navigates the new shops at the Westfield UTC mall in La Jolla. | shopping san diego | westfield utc mall | art in the find styling | quay sunglasses | sunglasses | la jolla shopping |la colombe

As a personal stylist, Conni of Art in the Find Styling spends a lot of time at the malls in San Diego. Walk through a day in the life of a personal shopper as she navigates the new shops at the Westfield UTC mall in La Jolla. | shopping san diego | westfield utc mall | art in the find styling | quay sunglasses | sunglasses | la jolla shopping | la colombe

As a personal stylist, Conni of Art in the Find Styling spends a lot of time at the malls in San Diego. Walk through a day in the life of a personal shopper as she navigates the new shops at the Westfield UTC mall in La Jolla. | shopping san diego | westfield utc mall | art in the find styling | quay sunglasses | sunglasses | la jolla shopping | la colombe

Coffee, good coffee, is an important aspect of my life.  I love a good cup of coffee, a cappuccino, or iced latte any day.  Even pregnant, I’m a sucker for a great caffeinated beverage.  So a stop at the newly opened La Colombe before the client arrives is a MUST.  La Colombe is one of the country’s largest independent coffee roasters.  Their new space, which is walk-in counter space style, is lovely.

Stylist shopping tip: Stop by here before the mall opens at 10 a.m. and get an early start on your coffee fix before you shop.  They open at 8 a.m.

Stop off for some sunnies at Quay Australia

As a personal stylist, Conni of Art in the Find Styling spends a lot of time at the malls in San Diego. Walk through a day in the life of a personal shopper as she navigates the new shops at the Westfield UTC mall in La Jolla. | shopping san diego | westfield utc mall | art in the find styling | quay sunglasses | sunglasses | la jolla shopping

As a personal stylist, Conni of Art in the Find Styling spends a lot of time at the malls in San Diego. Walk through a day in the life of a personal shopper as she navigates the new shops at the Westfield UTC mall in La Jolla. | shopping san diego | westfield utc mall | art in the find styling | quay sunglasses | sunglasses | la jolla shopping

As a personal stylist, Conni of Art in the Find Styling spends a lot of time at the malls in San Diego. Walk through a day in the life of a personal shopper as she navigates the new shops at the Westfield UTC mall in La Jolla. | shopping san diego | westfield utc mall | art in the find styling | quay sunglasses | sunglasses | la jolla shopping

Right across from La Colombe is Quay Australia.  Pronounced ‘key’, Quay Australia is a fabulously stylish and affordable line of women and men’s sunglasses (and a few accessories) that have their roots in Melbourne, Australia.  I love to recommend their line of sunnies to my clients who are looking for a great pair of on trend sunglasses but don’t want to spend a fortune.

Style Budget: Low 

Stylist Shopping Tip: They’re currently having a 20% off sale!  Enter code FAM2018 at checkout.

Attend a Fashion Preview & Try on An Outfit at Nordstrom

As a personal stylist, Conni of Art in the Find Styling spends a lot of time at the malls in San Diego. Walk through a day in the life of a personal shopper as she navigates the new shops at the Westfield UTC mall in La Jolla. | shopping san diego | westfield utc mall | art in the find styling | quay sunglasses | sunglasses | la jolla shopping

As a personal stylist, Conni of Art in the Find Styling spends a lot of time at the malls in San Diego. Walk through a day in the life of a personal shopper as she navigates the new shops at the Westfield UTC mall in La Jolla. | shopping san diego | westfield utc mall | art in the find styling | quay sunglasses | sunglasses | la jolla shopping

As a personal stylist, Conni of Art in the Find Styling spends a lot of time at the malls in San Diego. Walk through a day in the life of a personal shopper as she navigates the new shops at the Westfield UTC mall in La Jolla. | shopping san diego | westfield utc mall | art in the find styling | quay sunglasses | sunglasses | la jolla shopping

As a stylist, it’s great to get first hand access to view new collections for clients.  Nordstrom most-recently featured a fashion show previewing Lafayette 148’s new spring line.  You can get connected with an in-store stylist who will keep you aware of any and all brands that are hosting shows.

Style budget: Medium to high

Stylist tip:  If you’re following the Westfield UTC mall Facebook page, they post events that are coming up so you can be ‘in the know’!

Grab lunch at Smokeyard BBQ

As a personal stylist, Conni of Art in the Find Styling spends a lot of time at the malls in San Diego. Walk through a day in the life of a personal shopper as she navigates the new shops at the Westfield UTC mall in La Jolla. | shopping san diego | westfield utc mall | art in the find styling | quay sunglasses | sunglasses | la jolla shopping

As a personal stylist, Conni of Art in the Find Styling spends a lot of time at the malls in San Diego. Walk through a day in the life of a personal shopper as she navigates the new shops at the Westfield UTC mall in La Jolla. | shopping san diego | westfield utc mall | art in the find styling | quay sunglasses | sunglasses | la jolla shopping

As a personal stylist, Conni of Art in the Find Styling spends a lot of time at the malls in San Diego. Walk through a day in the life of a personal shopper as she navigates the new shops at the Westfield UTC mall in La Jolla. | shopping san diego | westfield utc mall | art in the find styling | quay sunglasses | sunglasses | la jolla shopping

As a personal stylist, Conni of Art in the Find Styling spends a lot of time at the malls in San Diego. Walk through a day in the life of a personal shopper as she navigates the new shops at the Westfield UTC mall in La Jolla. | shopping san diego | westfield utc mall | art in the find styling | quay sunglasses | sunglasses | la jolla shopping

If it’s one thing that shopping makes you, it’s hungry!  Usually, after a big shopping appointment, I like to settle down or finish up with a client lunch.  A stop into the new Smokeyard BBQ, around the corner from Nordstrom, is the perfect place!  They have a pretty extensive menu but one of my personal favorites is their hot chicken sandwich (which I came to know and love while living in Toronto).  You can sit in the open concept space or up at the bar (or bar tables) and enjoy a light or hearty lunch.

Stylist shopping tip:  They have outdoor live music on Saturday afternoons, so come and enjoy their happy hour from 3 – 6 p.m.

Finishing Up with a Workout at SoulCycle

As a personal stylist, Conni of Art in the Find Styling spends a lot of time at the malls in San Diego. Walk through a day in the life of a personal shopper as she navigates the new shops at the Westfield UTC mall in La Jolla. | shopping san diego | westfield utc mall | art in the find styling | quay sunglasses | sunglasses | la jolla shopping | soulcycle

One of the big benefits of all the new additions to the Westfield UTC mall is that they have everything to round out a lifestyle from beginning to end.  With the cycling craze that’s hit the U.S., SoulCycle is a welcome addition.  So that means, you can attend a class after a morning or afternoon of shopping and round out your day.

Stylist shopping tip: April is the best month to buy sneakers, so if you’re in the market, you can find a great selection at Westfield UTC mall!

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