One of the last summer combo's on my list. I originally had red patent shoes under this which added that great pop of color. However, my red heels, although georgous with siren red hue and pointy toes and stiletto heels, did not really go with this day outfit. These blue sandals with the ankle tie was a cuter match. And of course I have to admit I did not actually wear these shoes during the day as I can't run around kids in these types of sandals. Instead I wore my denim ankle cuff sandals instead. I like the idea of the belt over top and cardigan. I wish this belt had one more loop so I could truly cynch it around my waist but this was as tight as I could get it.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Totally behind again in posts. This outfit is from Tuesday night.
This top and the cute clutch was a b-day gift from my best friend. She knows I love Bebe so she couldn't have gone wrong with anything she bought from there. I love this top. It is silky with satin trims. The cut is so flattering and comfy to wear. Since it was a loose top I paired with tight skinny tuxedo pants (which also happens to be from Bebe). As you know any excuse to wear my purple heels and this top with the purple hues in it gave me that excuse. And the clutch which has a purple lizard print was perfect. Once again I piled every silver tiffany bracelet I have accumulated over the years on for a great look with my silver and diamond watch. The huge rhinestone ring my mom got for again my b-day went perfect with all the silver.
All photos are taken at the restaurant I met my girlfriends by my other best friend. Amazingly with no commentary from her as she is so supportive.
Monday, September 13, 2010
I have been lusting over a pair of thigh high boots for a while now. The pair I got last year was a lot shorter (just went over the knee) and it rarely stayed up so just became a scrunchy style instead. However, I was not going to spend the money for a high heeled pair since I will rarely get to wear them. Therefore, against my own rules I bought a cheap pair from Charlotte Russe for $40 (plus they had 'buy a second pair for $10' sale). At least they are not faux leather which I really can't stand. Faux suede is much more bearable as it is a soft microfiber type material. And they are platform so the heel does not feel as high as it looks. Of course they look killer under a mini skirt which is what I was going to wear but felt it was too much for going out without my husband so opted for jeans. Later realized should have worn the skirt as I was the only person in pants. The inspiration for the combo came from a 'ann taylor loft' ad where the girl wears black top, jakcet over dark grey jeans and black boots. I added 'rocker chic' acessories with the necklace, bracelet and ring. Used my new purple lizard clutch which was part of a b-day gift from my best friend. Oh, must comment on the nail polish which I love. It is a black with a deep purple hue from N.Y.C. Added a silvery colorful glitter gloss on top.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Lagging behind in posts as we have visitors in town. This was my outfit on Friday.
I was inspired for this combo from the following photo in Lucky Magazine:
As you can see it is not all that identical. I just got the idea of cargo pants with gold accessories and a cardigan idea. Since I wanted to use this as day outfit with kids I paired my gold 'flats' instead of heels. For a cardi I wanted to go with someding bolder so orange gives that great pop of color and goes great with gold. I also have very similar (even cooler) channel eye glasses too but forgot to wear them! :(
With just the button down and cargo pants the outfit looked very blah, but add that one necklace and it goes from blah to instantly glamour. And that bib necklace is very comfy and light so very easy to wear. It is made out of fabric and my daughter loves to touch it whenever I pick her up.
Don't you love her denim shirt? :)
Button down shirt - Mango
Cargo pants - JCrew
Orange Cardigan - Gap
Gold flats - Dolce Vita
Bib necklace - Kohl's
Friday's Activities: My cousin and her husband (I will call him cousin-in-law) are visiting from Turkey for 2 weeks. They arrived Thu night. Friday morning I had first go to our mommy and me preschool class. During nap time cooked dinner. After naps I joined the group at Nordstrom Rack. They pretty much spent the entire afternoon in that one store. We browsed together and chatted. Entertained the kids by chasing daughter between shoe isles and son in the circular dress racks. Got some super cool fall shoes for my son and a couple nice T's for my husband. I very proudly stayed away from anything for myself. Had everyone over for a big family dinner. Once the kids were down we made cocktails, finally took the cover of our pool table (which has been used for laundry and toy table) and had a good time.
Here are the kids breaking into my quick blog photo shoot: