I am loving today's outfit. It is allowing me to re-use this dress that I bought with great hopes of it being something I always wear to hardly been worn and my new faux fur vest.
When I started my search for a faux fur vest I told my mom, as I always do since she shops more than I do and has the same talent of finding the best pieces in the midst of chaotic discount stores. She found this at Kohl's or Marshalls I can't remember. But it was a great find at $40. The fur is luxurious to the touch and not cheap feeling. I could belt it if I wanted but also wear it open like this. Some of the ones I had seen attached belts and I didn't want to be forced to that look each time.
And here is the dress. It is peach colored and made from a very thin soft cotton. It has an attached tank piece underneath with gold sequins on the neck. Ties on the hip for a blousan effect. It is just that I never could figure out how to style it. I think it became a great layering piece to the dark brown vest. The cognac slouch boots compliments the warm weather look of the vest.
My super old leather slouch boots. With no side zippers they are a bit pain to take off which is not good with kids but they were a pre-kids purchase and I do love the way they look. And their thick moderately low heels does make them wearable even when I am with the kids.
Here is the gold bib necklace I bought last season. It is fabric in the back and very soft and comfy to wear regardless of its looks. it always instantly dresses up anything I wear.
Peach Dress - Blue fly purchase from a long time ago
Faux Fur Vest - Kenar
Belt - came with a skirt from Turkey
Boots - Via Spiga
Accessories - Michael Kors watch, guess charm bracelet (added later on in the day), two stone gold rings from Turkey
Today's Activities: Took the kids to see the 'Willy Wonko's Choclate Factory' play performed by junior theater group with our outdoor preschool class. I was worried about my daughter sitting through it but she did pretty good. My son who is usually 100% focused on any live performance was a bit distracted with the seats that kept folding on him since he wasn't heavy enough to weigh them down. They did great though and loved the play. I kept telling my son he could be up there one day when he is a bit older and he loves that idea. The kid was born to perform so I can't wait to have him give it a try when he turns 4 which is the youngest age they can be part of acting programs. Afterwards a mommy friend and I fed them lunch at a cafe next to the theater and then had them run around in an innner courtyard art shop area. They both napped today! Went for a bit of shopping ( for home and kids only, I am not buyiing anything for myself this month), then my mom met me to take the kids. I have a super early root canal appointment tomorrow morning (yuck) so they are going to spend the night there. Of course to make most of this my husband and I are going on a date night as soon as he gets home which is why I am posting early. :)
Here is my daughter in our front yard this morning as I was taking my photos:
Here we are in front of the theater (in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA)
In front of the play sign:
Close up of me and the kids (why does my son did that with his tounge in both photos I do not know)...