Saturday, January 28, 2012

Having fun with 'Ava' - New at Kika Paprika

 These were the outfits I created last night just using the single dress from  
New Collection.

The dress is called 'Ava'. 
It is a strapless with a seam under the bust. The length of the skirt hits perfectly at knee length when pulled up as a dress. The back of the skirt runs a bit longer which looks great.
I have the Espresso color in my sample line. So I put it on and started having fun with it....

1st Oufit: Paired with 'Maggie' in citrus
The best part of this collection is the pieces go amazingly well together. Perfect items to remix...Colors are also very complimenting together. I love how the yellow shines against the dark espresso... 
The jackets are by far my favorite in the collection cause they look like structured coats and yet feel like a cardigan!

 I added blue as my pop color with the necklace and a bit in the scarf. Red accents in the scarf are also nice.
Animal print wedges and clutches add touches of pattern to the solids...
 'Ava' Dress in Espresso - Kika Paprika ($72)
'Maggie' Coat in Citrus - Kika Paprika ($152)
Accessories: Scarf (Ed Hardy), Fedora (Jessica Simpson), Shoes and clutch (Forever 21), necklace (thread show), sunglasses (house of harlow), bracelet (target), watch (Michael Kors)

2nd Outfit: 'Ava' paired with 'Roxy' vest in orchid
 This vest is also one of my favorite pieces. I just love the long maxi front look while the back is short so it does not look frumpy. And the fabric is very light and flowy so adds no bulk. This one is couple sizes big on me from my sample line. I own one in my size in electric but loved the purple and brown combination.
I also love this vest in black over a white 'Ava'....
 I wanted to add edge by tying my scarf as a turban. Gold touches add a bit shine to the whole look....

  'Ava' Dress in Espresso - Kika Paprika ($72)
'Roxy' Vest in Orchid - Kika Paprika ($90)
Accessories:Scarf (H&M), Necklace (forever 21), Gold wedges (Dolce Vita for Target), Straw clutch (TJ Maxx), sunglasses (Chanel)

 3rd Outfit: Paired with 'Angie' in camel
 'Ava' really was the perfect base for the 'Angie' vest. The straight cut tube top looks perfect under the 'v' opening of the vest. Other colors would have also looked amazing but I only have camel in my sample set.
 I wanted the keep the look soft and polished. Totally something that can be worn to work....

 'Ava' Dress in Espresso - Kika Paprika ($72)
'Angie' Vest in Camel - Kika Paprika ($88)
Accessories: Scarf  with built in necklace (Anthropologie), Heels (Steve Madden)

So this is just a taste of the clothing line I will start selling in couple of weeks!
The new collection will be up on the website very soon and I can't wait to receive more of my samples to create more amazing combinations....

Kika Paprika is an eco friendly custom manufactured clothing company owned and managed by women. Almost every piece in the collection can be custom died to the color of your chose from their current season colors. Their fit is amazing on every body type and the quality of the cotton can be felt from the moment you put it on.
I am so excited to be representing such an amazing line...More to come...

First Nail Polish

 This was inspired by In Style's January 2012 issue:

Just an opportunity to wear these items together. The tee is new though so that was exciting...

Shirt Jacket - Gap
Scarf - Ed Hardy
Tee, Skirt, hat - Forever 21
Boots - Steve Madden
Clutch - Romwe

Kids had snack today so that was fun since they got to be teacher's helpers all day.

After school I took the two other mommies who babysat the kids during my kindergarten tour and breakdown late arrival on Wednesday to lunch.

Later in the afternoon my daughter made me promise that we would paint her nails pink. She asked for this before nap so I gave in but told her we would take it off before bath. She sat there without moving an inch then waited with her hands spread open on a pillow for 10 minutes for the polish to dry! I wish I had taken a photo fo that pose but I had promised to help with my son's puzzle after the polish application.
She is just such a girl. Then she put on her princess outfit and played super hero with her brother's mask! And that is my Juliet in a nutshell....

My sample clothes have finally arrived!!!!
I was sooo excited and opened them one by one and hung them on the new rack. The ones that were close to my size I started trying them on and creating outfits with my own scarf and necklace accessories...
I took photos although in the evening light and inside and the chaos of my house they came out a bit blurry but it is past 1 AM now and i have to go to bed so I will post tomorrow.
I also will link up to FBFF tomorrow too...
I need more time in the day that is for sure....

Thursday, January 26, 2012

The very pink of perfection

 Today's bright combination was inspired by Bee from Atlantic Pacific:

I wish my sweater was a bit chunkier but the color was right at least... I have been wanting to use this teal scarf for a while. It has a bit of sparkle thread in it which makes it look great. And of course I love these shoes of mine. They were purchased probably 10 years ago from NYC's Century 21 store. I just fell in love with their color and extreme pointy toe slingback style. And the kitten heel is low enough that I was able to keep them on for my outing with the kids today!

Fuchsia Sweater, Teal Scarf - Forever 21
White eyelet blouse - Lucky
Skinny Jeans - H&M
Heels - Ballin
Arm Candy - Target, Marshall's...

I was running low on fuel today since I went to bed at 2 AM last night! It is very hard starting a new business without having anything taken off your plate. The only time I have is after the kids go to bed and it is just not enough time so I stay up later and later to get things done... Very exciting though.
This morning we went o bed bath and beyond to pick up mirrors and hangers for my business and then took the kids to Seau's to eat lunch afterwards. We had fun eating together.
My mom came over so we can think of outfits with the new clothing line and helped me assemble my rack and organize some of the clothes I already have.
Kids were running high on energy while I was running on fumes in the afternoon so that wasn't easy but we made it through...

Oh, check some of the new photos that are getting posted at the  
for the new Spring/summer collection...
This dress is called: 'Belle' it looks flattering almost on every body type. My favorite is Azure which is this Mediterranean blue.
You can read more about it if you click HERE!