Friday, July 1, 2011

Announcements and Juicy Necklace at Cars 2

Very simple outfit today as there are lot of announcements...
1. I am ecstatic as I have won my first blog giveaway from the lovely Freesia Blog. I can't wait to style this adorable tee. Loving that back detail too...

2. Natasha from Required2beInspired has featured me in her post today as part of her 'My Five' publication.  
Click HERE to see the post!
Natasha was one of the first fellow fashion blogging mommy's I met and became friends with and the only one that continued to blog like myself and has evolved so much. If have not read her blog be sure to check it out. She is also super talented and has amazing DIY projects.

3. Linking up with Katy from Modly Chic on the Fashion Beauty Friend Friday. Today's topic is "Personal uniform or outfit formula"
1.    What’s your go-to outfit formula?
Mostly I dress very different from one day to the next and use my elborate outfit spreadsheet to pick my outfits for the day. But I would say my 'go to outfit' for a SAHM is adding something that is unusual and unexpected and would pop against a normally classic outfit combination. A bright colored scarf, or a statement necklace or a fun hat with a simple top and jeans.

2.    How did you come about this formula?
When I first started blogging the goal was to stop wearing yoga pants or sweat pant sets. So I started slow by switching to tops and jeans at least then added one item that was out of my comfort zone intially to kick it up a notch!

3.    Do you have different formulas for different occasions in your life?
My only formula is about the shoes. For a very active day with the kids I chose outfits that go with converses. For a normal day with the kids I pick outfits that go with flat boots, ballet flats or flat sandals. For a night out with the girls I go for extreme platforms and high heels. For a date night I like to wear screaming stillethos or high heel boots.
4.    Has it morphed over the years?
Yes, but more out of changes in my life....
Before kids I was a total career woman and my 'go to outfit' was classic business suits with trendy shoes and acessories on the weekdays and very comfy and casual clothes on the weekends. If going out with friends I always opted for jeans since I couldn't wear them during them during the week.

5.    Which other blogger’s outfit formula would you like to swipe?

I actually am more attracted to blogger who do not follow a formula but dress very differently from one post to the next like myself. They would be the same ladies I linked up to and photographed in my post last Friday under question #5. Click here to see them again...

Click HERE to see others' posts!

Now...Today's Outfit:

Inspiration came from Bon Bon Girls blog's March post... 
I actually bought the adorable orange slice necklace from this post! 
I already had the tissue thin yellow tee with a very subtle but cool graphic...

Starting with my daughter I got ton of comments on this necklace today. Even though it is small it totally stands out!

These are the Dolce Vita for Target shoes. The gold pair I had was very old and totally not in style. I switched them for this pair. They are actually quite comfy with cushioned wedged soles.

These are the very thin wide legged jeans I purchased in Turkey last summer. 
Top & Shoes - Target
Jeans - from Turkey

Today's Activities: It was our big day with my mommy friends to take our older boys (age 4) to see the new Cars 2 movie! We have been planning this for a month now. We all made arrangements to leave our younger ones at home with relatives as they wouldn't be able to sit through this movie. You could tell the level of relaxation and at ease from each and every one of us right away. It is really amazing how much easier it is with just one child. Like being on vacation. We were able to hold a conversation in full sentences, enjoy hot beverages and even shop! First took the boys to the disney store. The store is built for kids to touch, play and explore. The staff is very friendly. They have a huge screen in the middle where kids can pick clips/songs they want to watch. There are tables and chairs for coloring. And for girls there are magic mirrors that show different princesses based on the wand you touch the mirror with. Very fun store indeed. We each had our kids pick one cars2 toy and most of us got a tee as well. Took turns looking after each other's kid so each mommy could do a quick shopping errand as well. We then went to see the movie. Had all the boys sit next to each other and we sit in the row behind. Surprisingly they did quite well. Popcorn and candy had a lot to do with that. Towards the end we did have to change seats so we can be next to our boys and explain the movie a bit. The story line was definitley way over their had but they liked it anyway. 
Afterwards we all had lunch together at the food court and the boys played with their new cars toys. It was a fun morning. 
My mom and step dad had taken my daughter to the beach. They brought her back and my husband who was home from work early swam with both kids in our pool as I conducted yet a secondary phone interview and had to send documentation for this position I am going after.

At the Disney Store in front of that big screen I mentioned...

Realized if we have them sit facing the screen chances of them looking towards the camera is much higher...

At the movie theater...

With my little 'man'


  1. Hi,visiting from Boost My Blog Friday. I'm now following your blog. Hope you will follow me back.

    Thank you.

  2. love this simple classic outfit! perfect for a friday out with the kids! can't believe you used to wear yoga pants and tees. i always think you look amazingly fashionable and i'm inspired by how you always take chances by mixing cool pieces together! Happy weekend!

  3. The tee is simply adorable!!!Lucky you!
    Happy weekend!

  4. Such a cute necklace. You're right, it stands out (in a real good way).

  5. I'm glad the boys enjoyed the movie, to the extent any kid can at that age. I love Pixar films 'cause they work for both children and adults.

    Kudos on your announcements! And there's no wonder your orange-slice necklace is attracting compliments -- it's lovely.

  6. Casual but stunning! I love the necklace and the whole outfit! your son look adorable! he looks bigger than my son and yet my son is older than him, he's really picky when is come to food! anyhow you look lovely dear! xx Joice

  7. That's a pretty necklace you got.

    Oh boy, Disney Store! Mr.Freddy's favorite store. Did you see the
    movie with kids? How did you like it? I went to see it on the very first day at the movie theatre with the whole family.

    Happy 4th of July!

  8. great necklace and top!


  9. Love this outfit and the necklace is a cute pop of color! :)


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