Thursday, January 5, 2012

Go Fly a Kite

 Today's outfit was way beyond my expectations. It is just one of those combinations where I had very little confidence that it would look good. Since didn't have any major plans the the outfit was somewhat comfy picked it for today and it came out so much cuter than I ever thought possible.

The inspiration was from this Chictopia Post:
This was posted/saved back in February of last year! It took me this long to actually wear it!
I really need to get a new pair of these sweatpants. As my friend pointed out mine look more like baggy and saggy leggings than the slim sweat pant look I want! :)
But I think my argyle vest and bowtie pin worked really cute with the whole look...

 It helped that the blouse I picked for the outfit has very cute details like pleated shoulders and tiny sequined diagonal striped front detail... And I just love this bow pin which turns any outfit to extra ordinary...

Vest - J Crew
Blouse - La Redoute 
Sweat Leggings - Forever 21
Bow Pin - Asos
Hat - Thrifted
Boots - Steve Madden

My friend came over today with her boys and we had a day long playdate together. Amazing how easier it is to entertain kids when they are with friends. I had to stay home in the morning to wait for the garage people to come and finish the cabinet work. Once they left we took the kids to the park to play and ride their scooters. But it was so hot that they opted to play in the shade under the trees for a while than wanted to go home. We had them play in the backyard and fed them lunch. With the exception of her little one no one napped but we managed to keep them in their respective rooms for quiet time while I put away all the remaining stuff in the garage. Afternoon was spent with more playtime outside followed by dinner and baths and early bedtime.

And now the long awaited Garage Remodel:

 Notice the 'only' set of cabinets we had were the ones you see on this wall. They were narrow and falling apart. We basically kept things we rarely need in there...
Also, realize this was right around Christmas time so everything was taken out to access the Christmas boxes and we didn't bother putting it all back. We also had a huge table that worked as an open pantry but since we used it for dinner parties during holiday everything on that table was put on the floor. Hence the mess...

Imagine having to empty the entire contents! We used our driveway and patio and took the opportunity to weed out everything and got rid of 2 truck loads of stuff. Mostly leftover items from our house remodel...

Installation process. The whole thing took only 1 day but they had a few shelves and doors missing so today they finally finished it all....


 The cabinets above replaced the old cabinets. I should have taken photos with them open cause you can see they are quite deep and very wide so they fit huge rubbermaid bins and nothing is 'stacked' anymore...

 The cabinets above are brand new... They work as pantry and storing costco purchsed paper goods etc... The bench is for folding laundry and/or gift wrapping....

And the best thing nothing on the floor!
All cabinets and design by my Mom of Closets by Design!


  1. crap...just lost the entire comment i wrote!

    anyways, the argyle totally makes the outfit. i have a pair of pants like these and i have no idea what to do with them!

    love the garage. must feel nice to be organized!


  2. I really like this look. The argyle definitely makes the outfit.

    Great job on the garage! I know that was a lot of work.

  3. To your title, I've actually never flown a kite...hmmmm...putting that on my summer to-do the outfit: It's just adorable, british school girl adorable. There's just something about argyle :)

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