Thursday, September 9, 2010

First signs of Fall

As I was dressing this morning with a totally different outfit in mind I was startled by the sound of rain drops outside. Since the open toed gold flats were probably not the best idea for a rainy day immediately decided on this outfit. Happy to be picking a combo from my ‘fall/winter’ spreadsheet for the first time. I am up to 117 outfit combinations already! I purchased these pants couple weeks ago at Target. They are the perfect casual black skinny pants. They are styled like cargo pants but fit like leggings. These boots have been in my closet for as long as I can remember. I always wore them under bootcut jeans or pants as an alternative to high heeled pairs when I traveled for work. With their calf high length and triple buckles they are totally in style this season and can be displayed fully over skinny pants and jeans. Even though they are in decent condition after years of ownership I doubt they will survive this season as I have them under many many combos. On top I paired the zebra print tee with the striped wrap around cardigan. I like the mix of stripes of both. This cardigan is so comfy and just adds style to whatever I wear it with it seems. To accessorize going with all black jewelry. The huge onyx necklace is a gift from my uncle’s mother. It is engraved in the back and I always remember her sweet face and kindness whenever I wear it. The ring is another vintage item from a relative who has passed away. The cuff is a new purchase from Forever 21. At $12 it was a lot pricier than their usual items but I really like it.

What was hilarious is my daughter now leans to the wall like me when I set up the camera on the tripod across from her.

Zebra print tee - Forever 21
Wrap around cardigan - Forever 21
Black cargo skinny pants - Target
Boots - Steve Madden
Necklace, ring - vintage
watch - from Turkey

Today's Activities: Another super rough night where my husband ended up leaving for the guest room and I slept with both kids in the same bed which results in needless to say not much sleep. We had a long talk with our son and hoping the daughter sleeps through the night. I had all sorts of ambitous plans like getting my car cleaned inside and out before the swim class but since it was rainning that was out. Stayed home and took our time getting ready. Had a nice swim class then grocery shopping than lunch out (greek) just me and the kids. Amazingly they behaved. I fought all the urge to nap while they were napping and showered and cooked instead. Good thing cause they woke up early. Had a quick snack with friends than drove to music class but first got my son a haircut at a kid salon. Will do a photo of his new do soon. Attempted to have much needed coffee at a starbucks afterwards. Only 3 mom's and 6 kids can't say it was relaxing but we inhaled the caffeine anyway. Had a short playdate at our house before Daddy got home for dinner. Planning to go to bed early to recoup.

Here are the kids blocking the photo shoot:


  1. Oh no! Hope you have a better night. So hard when you don't get a decent sleep. Kids are amazing at copying what we do!!! :D

  2. aww your lil girl wants to be just like her mommyyy :) Your kids are completely adorable.
    Those boots do rock. I found some in my closet too, can't wait to whip those out this year. I love the shape of your sweater. You look so stylish and beyond comfy!

  3. Killer cardy! And the lil' lady looks fabulous too!

  4. Cute cardigan!


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