Friday, August 5, 2011

Dressing up a Tee & Location Influences

Finally wearing this outfit after saving it as 'favorite' from this Chictopia post back in last fall!
This outfit reminded me of this Ed Hardy tee I bought in Turkey and have hardly worn it cause it is too tight and crop. I could have worn a black full mini skirt but thought it would be more interesting with the black pencil skirt.

 Added the nautical belt for some interest and define my waist.

The sneaker wedges I purchase from Turkey last summer.

 Tee & Shoes - From Turkey
Skirt - Forever 21
Belt - Mango (from Turkey)

Today's Activities: Heated up the pool this morning and had my dad over to swim with the kids. My in-laws are visiting from LA and they arrived around lunch time. Left my napping daughter with them and took my son to his big 4 year check-up appt. He got *all* his shots for school. 5 in total! I felt so sorry for the little guy. I was going to dvide them in half and do some next year but the Dr said they become paranoid and better to get it all done at once. I trust and love our pediatrician who is a father of 3 boys so went with his advice. Consoled the little man with 2 lollipops a pop cake from Starbucks and some yogurt covered star cookies she picked from Trader Joe's! We played with grammie and grandpa at home and had dinner together.

 Today's Fashion Beauty Friend Friday 
hosted by Katy from Modly Chic is about 
location influences...

1. What part of the world do you blog from? 
I blog from southern California, United States (San Diego to be exact). When I travel though I usually keep up with blogging. Last year I was in my home country Turkey for 4.5 months and blogged from there.

2. If you had to describe the overall mode of dress for where you live what would you say?
SD is very laid back. For the younger crowd it would be cut off shorts, flip flops and tank tops. For the mommy crowd it is yoga pants (full length or capri) sneakers or flip flops or uggs and hoodies.
The men of all ages seem to be in long shorts, tee's and flip flops and baseball caps.
This is a city you can go anywhere in shorts and flip flops and the service will be the same. Cause here you can never tell of someone's financial status by the way they dress. 
My mom worked in retail in designer dept a while back and she said they were trained to service anyone with the same attitude cause the ones that were poorly dressed would end up buying clothes in thousands of dollars and paying cash. You never know.

3. Do you fit in with the status quo around you or do you break the mold?
I was in this mold hence my reason for starting my blog and due to the blog I have been able to break out.  I am usually the most dressed up person or the one in funkiest outfits wherever I go.
People that know me come to expect and accept this. People who have just met me usually make a comment and this is when I take out and hand my blog card! :)
4. If you have lived or traveled to another part of the country/world did your clothing choices evolve?
Yes, a little. Especially when I travel to Turkey. The style is a bit more European there and I always get inspired by some new trends I see there. Plus that is a place you can dress up in cocktail clothes during the day for a tea party and look totally OK.

5. If you had to describe your style by naming a specific city, what would you be?
I have no idea. Probably more cosmopolitan than my city but still with a CA influence so I would say possibly Los Angeles.
 To see how others are influenced by location click HERE!


  1. wow lovey red shoes ..............

  2. that skirt defines your silhouette very well.. I love it! also love your shoes, they are really cute :)

    honey, can you pls cancel the word verification to make commenting easier? thanks! ;)

  3. absolutely love these red wedges, they are so fun.

    you've got great legs!

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  4. Those shoes are fantastic! Love how you dressed up the Tshirt and added the nautical belt.


  5. those shoes are hot! i love them. and that's awesome that you went to turkey... i want to badly to explore other countries and be inspired by the different fashion they have there. well anyways i found you through fbff and i love your blog so i'm now following! if you get the chance i would love it if you could check out my blog as well. peace :)

    lindsay @

  6. Your blog is great


  7. Defne'cim, bence senin kombinin cok daha guzel olmus gene. Etek boyu, kemer ve ayakkabi kesinlikle seninkinde kesinlikle cok daha iyi. Hele ayakkabilara bayildim. Turkiye den ama Turkiye de nerden, hic gormedim.

  8. LOVE the location of this shoot and LOVE those shoes!!!


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