Saturday, January 21, 2012

Life is just a chair of bowlies

Today's interesting color combination was inspired by the lovely Kendi from  
I thought it was interesting to pair purple with green among navy. She did a touch of mint green but I didn't have such necklace so I went with my pink and mauve one which still worked I think.
To pick up the pink from the necklace I added a pink trench instead of navy...

This was a b-day gift from my dear friend. I love the necklace so much...

I don't wear this adorable cuff bracelet watch that much cause it is clunky with the kids... It looked so cute over the green sleeve on this outfit...

 The green top was by the way was not fitted enough and also too long and covered the ruffles of the blouse. So I cropped it and knotted it in the back to show the ruffles!

Pink Trench - Newport News
Green Top, Navy Pants - Forever 21
Purple Blouse - Bebe
Necklace - Gift
Purse - Chloe
Boots - Via Spiga
Sunglasses - House of Harlow

Well the morning was interesting. Was woken up buy a cute little kiss from my son telling me that he and his dad had finished cooking a big bacon breakfast. He even went onto tell me how they grilled the bacon outside but it was raining so he put on his robe and slippers. Hearing my daughter stirring I went to get her before going down. Unfortunately I was horrified when I took her potty and discovered she is covered in red spots from neck down and red cheeks and ears and itching. In a panic mode we called the pediatrician and got a 9 am appointment and still managed to eat the yummy breakfast.
So while my hubby took my son to gym class I took the little baby to the Dr's. The good news is it is not chicken pox but an allergic reaction to the antibiotics she had just finished. We already knew she was allergic to penicilin family now found out she is allergic to the caphlex family too! Took her back to gym class while picked up allergy medicine and calming lotions for her.

The rest of the day was spent running around like crazy packing, laundry, ironing etc... I am leaving for my new business training in Laguna beach and am very exciting. I will be gone 2.5 days. So I had to try on every outfit I planned to take. I am quite excited about the outfits. This is the first time in my life I can actually pack what I want for a job. After years of finance it is nice to be able to dress in a way to show my personality.

Of cousrse I wish it was just me I had to pack. Since the kids will be left with my husband than go to my mom's I had to take out 3 days of outtfits for each and pack their bags too...
Finally did a stick-on manicure just now with a fishnet lace design. Not sure how long it will stay...

Friday, January 20, 2012

If you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good

 Today's fun outfit was inspired by Jennifer from Red Soles and Red Wine blog:
I liked this mix of stripes and grey with a pop of fuchsia!
Plus an excuse to wear the cape coat that I love.
 I might have gone a bit overboard with the pink touches in both hat, arm warmers and socks but I couldn't stop myself... ;)

 I hadn't worn this striped tunic this year/season so it is nice to get it back in the remix...

Cape Coat, Striped tunic, Leggings, hat - Forever 21
Sweater - Alloy's
Boots - from Turkey
Socks - Kate Spade
Arm warmers - gift from my mom

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We went on an ice skating field trip with our preschool today. My son is always fearful of trying new things so he wasn't ecstatic about it but the fact that my stepdad (his grandpa) came with made it much more fun.
We both took turns taking the kids out on the ice and he even took out some of my friend's kids for a spin.
It was a lot of fun and exhausting at the same time.
We had a conference call with my Dad's Dr in the afternoon and he stayed for a little bit to play with the kids.

 You see I wear the clothes I post... The hat is actually quite practical keeping my hair off my face and warm at the same time...

I didn't realize how much they matched until this photo!

My 6'5" step dad with both kids. His poor back is going to hurt tomorrow from all the bending down!

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 Last nights crazy combination was inspired by no other than the lovely Sarah Jessica Parker. Both herself and her character in the show has been a great fashion idol to me...
This was out there to create for me. I put so many layers on that I probably added 2 dress sizes to my body but really wanted to try it out.
So this is layering two quite big and full skirts on top of each other. Then 2 sleveeless tops, plus a scarf plus a fur coat!

I wasn't crazy about the bulky way the tops looked but that is more due to my not so thin waist...

I liked how the skirts looked together... The print was perfect to go with the blue top and the red heels!

The heels were perfect. Although I had no stockings on I wasn't cold due to many layers on top...

The knuckle clutch got a lot of attention and comments through the night...

Fur Coat - Vintage from my mom's 2nd hand clothing store back in Turkey
Blue top - Ann taylor
Cream ruffle front top - Forever 21
Scarf - from turkey
Print Skirt - Target
Tulle Skirt - Romwe
Heels - Stuart Weitzman
Clutch - NYC Fashion (from TJ Maxx)

We tried out a new restaurant that had great reviews way out east and south as part of restaurant week. They don't take reservations so we had to wait 45 minutes for a table. We killed time by doing a wine tasting next door. The food was quite good and we were soooo hungry...

Thursday, January 19, 2012

I saw her standing there

This was my 'day' outfit today... I will do another post tomorrow probably about what I wore at night...
I have been wanting to wear this sweater for quite sometime. To bring it some edge I added the faux leather leggings, hat and the oxfords...

Sweater - Forever 21
Sunglasses - Gift
Leggings - INC by macy's
Oxfords - Bass (Zappos)
Hat - Thread Show
Purse - 6951

Took my son to get a much much needed haircut. Then spent a torturous half hour at the bank researching and disputing automated debit charges that have apparently been coming out of my checking out since summer! I am so diligent about my checkbook I don't know how I missed it. 30 minutes later found out it is a company I bought a children's book from a college student that came to our door. I paid by check. So that is how they had my checking account and routing number and have been charging me for their website which I never even logged in. I was furious. Luckily though I called the company and threaten to take legal action and they will be refunding the charges and canceling the membership. Otherwise I was going to have to close my account and open a new one which would have been an absolute nightmare! Never again will I buy something that comes to the door or pay by check...
We went to target after this tormenting experience and met my parents there for lunch and while they toured the toy isles with the kids I finished some shopping. They have such a good batch of cute girl clothes right now.
Afternoon my friend is coming over with her boys and cross your fingers we plan to leave all the kids with the daddy's and go out to meet the girls for Restaurant week...
We'll see how all that goes...