Friday, August 19, 2011

One must desire something to be alive

Very happy with how today's outfit came out. I bought this top and pants together with the purpose of wearing them like this and then of course remixing with other things. It is the first time I am wearing the blush crop top. This piece is just so flowing and beautiful color and it is going to be a staple remixing pieces every season I feel.
 I felt like I had plenty of time this morning and got into organizing my closet a bit. Now that I have acquired two extreme flare jeans from F21 last night I moved all my old 'boot cut/flare' jeans to my hsuband's closet. Their time will come I am sure as jean cuts change season to season. Of course all this took longer than expected and I realized I was totally out of time and we had to leave right away. So did not have time to accessorize until I came home midday.
 The outfit looked great but a bit plain until I added this georgous statement necklace which I scored from Anthropologie last night on clearence. It was reduced from $58 to $9.99!
 I figured I needed to pick that green the necklace brings to the mix with my new romwe clutch which is a b-day present from my hubby and sister.

Can you tell I kept moving around the backyard and in and out of the house to get shots in different light. 

The nude colored sunglasses were perfect and again added later in the afternoon which is a shame.

 The nude heels go great. For daytime I swapped them with lizard print flat sandals...
  I am starting to warm up to high waist pants as long as I buy them in larger size so they don't cut my breathing. They allow you to wear crop boxy pieces without looking baggy or too revealing of the mid section.

Top & Pants - H&M
Necklace - Anthropologie
Sunglasses - Forever 21
Purse - Romwe
Heels - Steve Madden

Today's Activities:
So after organizing my closet and re-arranging last night's purchases we left for an orientation meeting with a state teacher who is conducting a free reading clinic this fall. My son is sooo into books that I am going to see if he has any interest in learning how to read. The method they use is phonics which I think is going to work better on my son than traditional methods. They teacher tells you how to teach your child which you do every day for 10-15 minutes. And once a week you go to the center so they can monitor your child's progress and answer any questions you have plus the kids get a dollar toy as a reward for completing their work.
My son is excited so lets see how it goes. Probably will start on Monday. The challange for me is my younger daughter. Finding one on one time with my son is not easy wihtout her distracting us. So, I decided to do the teaching after she goes down and before his rest time. Hope it works.
After the orientation we took the kids to McDonalds as a treat and then let them play in the play structure.
Afternoon might run some errands and do some return/exchanges.

Fashion Beauty Friend Friday 
hosted by Katy at Modly Chic
is about looking at 
the dreams that we have – 
the ones we keep buried inside and daydream about when life throws a curve.

The quote in my title 'One must desire something to be alive' is from Margaret Deland

1. Fess up - if you could do anything professionally what would it be?
This whole topic is very hard for me to answer. Cause on one had I am a total ambitious hard core career woman who strives to move up. That side of me would like to work for a company where I can move all the way up to a high level executive position. But then the mommy side of me realizes achieving that would result in sacrificing my family time and that is just not worth it to me anymore. So in that aspect I would love to have my blog, which has brought me so much joy, make enough money through styling consultation and personal shopping where I set my own hours and can still be heavily involved with my kids activities.
2. What draws you to this?
My love of leading and managing and a fast pace work environment draws me to the executive position. My love of fashion draws me to the personal stylist position.
3. When did you first start dreaming about this ideal?
As early as middle school I knew I wanted to work for a large corporation and move up. I have achieved this party as I was a mid level exectuive before I quit working.
I have always been fascinated by fashion and clothes. My love of barbies and collecting many outfits and accessories for them since I was a little girl explains the trait.
4. What's holding you back from going all in?
I am very happy being a full time mommy right now. When kids start school though I will be going after one of these. Unfortunately will probably have to go the career route until I can figure out how to make money with the blogging aspect.
5. Sometimes the first step is the hardest... what's one step you can take now on the way to realizing your dream?
Since the blog/personal stylist dream is harder to achieve for me I think what I need to continue to is my blogging network. Also learn more about other social media tools and broaden my readership. The more I network the more I learn. And while I return back to the workforce I can create a local network of hopefully potential clients.

To see what others are dreaming about click HERE!


  1. I love this outfit and think you look so fabulous!!!

  2. This is such a fabulous outfit! I absolutely love everything about it!!

    Natasha ~ Required2BeInspired

  3. Fabulous bag! Love the color!


  4. Love the color combination - the turquoise really pops!

  5. Love the clutch and your necklace is to die for, gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog!


  6. awesome look...... i love ur necklace ....

  7. cnm bluzun harika ben de boyle croped seyleri cok seviyoruma ama daha denk gelemedim sevdiğim birşeye bu harikaymıs, kolyeyle de cok hos olmus...
    ayakkabılar aşık olmalı,k her eve lazım:D

  8. you totally scored on that necklace! i love statement pieces like that and the colors are perfect for your outfit!

  9. Great score on that necklace!! Looks great with the tee and that clutch!

  10. Gorgeous outfit! I love your steve madden pumps, i was going to buy them earlier this summer but they didn't have my size. Wah!!! The clutch is a great statement piece as is your necklace. Sexy mama! Thanks for the post!

  11. you look simply fabulous!
    one of the outfit i love the most from you

    xoxostyle frontier

  12. beautiful and great blog <3 i will follow you!

  13. Love this outfit! Especially your pants and the nude heels. Nude heels should be a staple in every woman's closet!



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