Today's outfit is going to be once again a double challange outfit.
Summer Trends" challenge presented by Megan Mae Daily and Casual Chic Kiki. Today's trend is 'eclectic' I realize this is not that eclectic but it is going to have to do cause I really wanted to wear the outfit.
Bloggers Do It Better event presented by Pretty Shiny Sparkly...This time around it was 'Maxi Skirt'...
I bought this dress 2 years ago after giving birth to my daughter for our trip to Turkey. I wore it almost everyday during summer in Turkey. It was just one of those super comfy dresses that also worked perfectly for breastfeeding. Wore it so much that my step dad got so tired of it and teased me all the time. This morning when they stopped at the park to see the kids he saw it and asked if I was going to wear it all the time again?
And the outfit was inspired by this lovely Chictopia Post:
When I saw this I immediately remembered my super old and worn a lot blue maxi dress and that I could wear it as a skirt with these unexpected colors and knot the skirt!
I love this idea of knotting the skirt. It actually makes it easier to walk in and shows off these super chunky wedges!
I realize adding a spagetthi strap silk top over a halter cut dress did not work quite well but I did the best I could cause I really liked the pastel pin, with bright blue and safari green combo!
Added chunky pearls to give the effect of the inspiration photo.
The chunky wedges!
So for the water side park preschool class I had to de-wedge and de-pearl!
I kind of like this look too especially with the bone colored sunglasses...
Left just this soft pearly bib necklace though...
These ballet slipper soft peep toe sandals are from H&M. They are so cute.
By the way I was going to wear this top as a vest since the sleeves zip off but it was too chilly in the morning so left them on... This is the shirt from my safari collection. You know when we went on a real safari to Africa (Kenya) back in 2004. I love that I get to wear them to normal life.
Shirt Jacket - Eddie Bauer
Silk Camisole - Express
Dress, bracelet, sunglasses - Forever 21
Wedges - Marshall's
Flats - H&M
Bib necklace - Charlotte Russe
Pearls - gifts from husband
Belt - Betsey Johnson from TJ Maxx
To see other bloggers in their Maxi Skirt outfits at BDIB please click HERE!
Today's Activities: Preschool park class today at a park very close to our house right by our house. It was super chilly and windy almost all morning so it was easy keeping the kids on the park/grass side. Then the last hour it got sunny and the kid discovered the bay across the boardwalk! Of course most of us were so not prepared for them to get wet so we had to make to by stripping them in their underwear using jackets as towels afterwards to dry them off and share sunblock to spray the parts we didn't think would be exposed. Not our best desired scenario but it makes us happy to see the kids enjoy each other and summer play.
My son with some of his favorite buddies...
Running in his whitey undies!
Having a blast!
During naps I cooked dinner. I have been cutting and collecting easy and healthy recipes from all sorts of magazines. But never used them. The other day I totally organized my cook book shelves and got all these summer past recipes together so I can cook them in the upcoming weeks. Today's recipe looked great. Made with white beans, broccoli, pasta and feta. To make it a complete meal I added cut up turkey too.
This one was from Glamour's October 2009 issue!
We had plans to exercise with my friend tonight but she realized she had a hair cut appointment so probably will be going to the indoor play area and coming back home for dinner...