Starting to wear some of my 'transition' outfits which are great combos that allow for cold to warmer weather. They have a second layer for the chilly mornings and afternoons and a much much lighter layer underneath for the summer like warmth during midday.
My inspiration cam from the following promotional page in In Style Magazine:
I could have worn my trench too but the utility shirt that acts like a jacket was more practical.
The outside shots had some weird shadows going so moved it inside...
I wish I had a pink floral scarf (will search for one now) but in its absence I used my very pastel floral scarf instead.
My rugged looking (but totally bought this year) boots were perfect under the girly maxi dress...
Added the mother of pearl bangles I had bought at a bazaar in Turkey and my real mother of pearl and silver square ring which was a perfect match which normally I wouldn't like but today I did.
This dress was such a great buy last year in Turkey for $20 from a street vendor (in Alsancak) for $24!
I see now Forever 21 brought a few similar styles you can check out...
I must say I still like my dress better though cause it uses ton and ton of material which makes it so easy to move in with kids. It is fully lined. And the crochet details are very pretty. The key thing is knowing how to dry it after washing it though. You have to twist and twist and let dry in that fashion to maintain that crinkled look.
Maxi Dress, bangles and ring - from Turkey
Utility shirt - Gap
Scarf - H&M
Boots - Steve Madden
Today's Activities: Preschool in the morning. Recently my little girl has started sitting through the morning circle time which makes me so happy. The contend is quite above her age level (where they do alphabet, weather, days of the week and months of the year) but she still hangs through. There have been couple older girls (5-6 yrs) that have taken an interest in her and their friendship I think what keeps here there.
The construction in my backyard by the way is going full force. Just nothing photo worthy since irrigation, drainage pipes and de-weeding are not that all that exciting. The construction talks are causing me to be late every morning but that is just the way it goes. Very soon we'll have to decide on our pool re-surface color and our concerete color.
We went to the indoor play area after naps where my son did the fun 'super hero trainning' acticity in their gymnastics area. My daughter was not happy about being left behind but my mom showed up just in time to disract and play with her.
Oh, couldn't help but share the outcome of the ceramic painting mommy's night out event I had last week with the preschool mommies. I chose a tissue box cover so it would be something I would use. Putting this on the entry table right by our door.
I did two sides with a leaf design and the other two in red and yellow scrolly design.
These are stamp designs. Of course after I had already painted the whole thing 3 coats of this dark blue did I find out light colors will now show over the dark color. So, I had to do a stamp then with a toothpick scrape off the blue paint then paint it with the light color. In the end it came out cool but just was more steps than I anticipated.
When they announced we had 10 minutes to finish our project I was still painting. So the writing on top was written super fast and it shows. I wrote all the family member names with a dot in between. Not very legible for sure...