Happy to be wearing this summer dress again. I really love the colors, fit and material of this dress. I have worn it a few times before but in a more dress fashion. Today, I decided to make it more casual by adding a utility shirt (worn like a jacket) and flat ankle cuff sandals. I still couldn't resist adding the coral belt and necklace as they go so well with this dress's colors but they do bring more dressiness to the outfit. The shirt/jacket was a great choice today as most of the morning was overcast and chilly.
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
Giving this funky tie tee one more turn in my outfit combo list. I felt it was somewhat long enough to wear on top of leggings. Due to the design it has to be pulled all the way down so it has to be topped something skinny and form fitting, hence leggings seemed like a good choice. I tried them on with peep toe lace up boots but it felt too black with the pants so went with these platform heels that have a hot pink stiching which goes great with the pink polka dots on the tie print. I acessorized with silver charm necklace worn as a bracelet, all black watch and a silver and pink heart ring. Of course these heels have no place in my mommy day so I wore my converses instead most of the time (see last photo)...
Thursday, August 26, 2010
So, this is a blouse my grandpa had brought from Romania for me when I was I think 10 or so. Somehow I can still wear it as a 3/4 sleeve crop top. Just added a tight red tube top underneath to help with the cropness. I think the blouse is a perfect match to these adorable clogs. When I saw these on the clearance rack in my size! I had to get them. I mean where would you ever find a pair like these? Loved it when my son screamed 'Mommy who put these rasberries on your shoes?' Cut off distressed jean shorts contrast with the sweetness of the top and the shoes. Kept jewelry to a minimum with heart loop silver earings and evil eye anklet and a watch. It was one of those rare days where I actually wore the same outfit all day!
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
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:
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.
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Finally figured out a combo for this skirt. I bought this skirt a while back and thought it was a great purchase. Except never figured out what to wear it with and every combo I put together was just mediocre. Plus it is now 2 sizes too big so I pinched the waist in the back with a safety pin! This combo is not that great either but at least I am getting to wear the skirt. It is also a bit dressy for sea world but since it was a confortable outfit it didn't matter. Simple tank top and sandals make it down to earth. Added brown belt and necklace to bring some interest.
Even though I have a few more summer outfits on the list, I am getting really excited about fall combo's I have already started gathering. I love browsing the Sept issues of the fashion magazines and getting inspired for combo's I can put together with the stuff in my closet. I am definitely going to need to purchase a pair of rugged flat lace up boots for sure. They would be perfect with leggings, skinny jeans and under dresses over tights.