Sunday, December 4, 2011

December Nights

This was my outfit for the crazy day we had today!

The inspiration was again from Bee of Atlantic Pacific:

The outfit caught my attention cause of that little flash of chartuse you see in her outfit. I like to get more use out of this 100% cashmere shrug I found at Charlotte Russe for $10 on clearance. And what a cool idea to combine it with b/w flannel shirt. I picked the outfit for today cause it included a big black coat. Of course I forgot to take photos with the coat which I wore later in the night!

I also just love the idea of adding layers and layers of pearls to a casual outfit. It is instant glam!
 Layered the short anniversary gift from my hubby pearl necklace over the long faux pearl over the soft bib necklace! On my arm is the new pearl cuff bracelet from F21 plus the two silver charm bracelets. On my finger is the raised pearl and rhinestone beauty from Turkey.

 Loving the House of Harlow cat eye's!

Cashmere Shrug & Pearl bib necklace - Charlotte Russe
Blouse - Target
Jeans - Forever 21
Belt - Ralph Lauren
Flats - Tilly's
Pearls - gifts and from Turkey
Sunglasses - House of Harlow

I will let the photos tell our crazy day. In short we left the house a bit before 9 AM and did not return until almost 7 PM!
First activity was: BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
Met our friends there. Kids had their photo taken with Santa, did crafts, danced to Hullabaloo (local musician) and got face painting:

2nd Activity was ZOO & watching the Musical Little People Show at the Zoo:
We only added this activity cause we wanted to get a parking spot for one of the largest events of the city: "December Nights" that takes place in our famous Balboa Park (our version of Central Park). The zoo is also in the park and has the largest parking lot. They shut down all these lots I think by 1 PM so we got there early to guarantee a spot and beat the crazy traffic leading to the park. To kill time until the activities started we spent time at the zoo.
 You can see my outfit was unchanged for the first two activities of the day!
 My Dad joined us for the Zoo and December Nights

It was nice starting this activity while there was still some daylight and the crazy crowd was not full force yet. 

Went to the section that had International cuisines. And sure enough found 'House of Turkey'. My son literally devoured 2 gyro (Doner) sandwiches. It was cool ordering the food speaking Turkish. 

Ran into this wedding party which we felt were out of their minds for trying to do photos in this crowd. Loved the colors. So perfect for a December wedding. And the cutest thing was all the groomsmen had black sneakers on while the groom had a red pair!

What a day!


  1. i love this mix. i've been into ginghams and plaids lately. the pop of color is nice, too! sounds like a busy day...we have a breakfast with santa coming up.

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  2. Love your take on the outfit!!! You and your family are so adorable!!


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