Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Librarian in Stripes

Put this combo together after getting inspired from the photo in Aug Lucky below. Obviously had to turn it more mom friendly with flats instead of heels but got to utilize everything that was already in my closet which I love. I am getting so much use out of this $14 top this spring/summer. I hadn't worn this khaki skirt in such a long time but goes great with the top. Although I must admit pencil skirts are not the most kid friendly clothing items in the world as they limit your ability to climb. But for a museum visit they were just fine. Still getting into my high X5 driver seat I had to pull both legs at the same time! Adding brown tones was my idea and I think it works. I own 3 pairs of eye glasses but since quitting my job to become a stay home mom I haven't used them and I think my eyesight got better. I did take out this red/burgandy pair just for the outfit. You can see I am trying to follow the curly hair method I learned from my aunt here as well just not as often. I know go even heavier in serums and curl enhancing products so I think I am able to get a frizz free hair for a change.

Here is my inspiration photo:

Boxy red and white striped knit top - Forever 21
Khaki pencil skirt - Bebe
Brown suede flats - Steve Madden
Tortoise and black resin link necklace - super old can't remember
Brown and gold watch - Michael Kors
Red eye glasses - DKNY

Today's Activities: I am not sure if I shared but I have rheumatoid arthritis and my last lab results showed some activity so my Dr put me on a steroid taper and a booster shot last night. Hence I am wired and full of energy (love it). Woke up at 6:30 AM before both kids! After breakfast, pruned my front patio plants and watered them. Then put away laundry and cleaned the rooms got everyone ready, took my blog photos and was 10 minutes early to the 10 AM museum playdate we had scheduled! Met a friend and her daughter there to tour the aerospace museum which is free every 3rd tuesday of every month. Kids loved the open patio section with huge real airplanes hanging over head the best. Had our packed lunch in their patio cafe before heading home for naps. Treat today as my girlfriends came with a gourmet sushi lunch and japanese beer to eat and swim at my house. Got super lucky with the kids taking a longer than normal naps so got to swim with friends for an hour before they woke up. After snacks left for the park/beach to meet another friend and her kids. Let the kids play and get dirty and wet then had them enjoy slides and swings afterwards too. The beach showers only got half the sand out so came home to take a full bath. My Dad stopped by to play with the kids than had dinner and bedtime. Phew! Busy Day! Plan to catch up on my missed episodes of 'LOST' now.


  1. Love the stripey top... would look great with denim too. :)


  2. lovely, lovely necklace!!



  3. I had a stripy top just like that in both blue and red. Never thought of wearing it this way.


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