Saturday, March 10, 2012

See what happens

 This is what I wore Friday night to another Kika Paprika party at my mom's house. 
I went a bit funky with the Kika clothes this time adding red tights. 

THe inspiration was partially from Bee (Atlantic Pacific):

I would have preferred to pair this with one of the Kika's long coats in camel like this one. But the one I have in Camel is way too big on me and would not have looked right so went with this shorter jacket instead to add the color:

This is such a gorgeous dress by Kika. It is called 'Katherine' and just looks amazing on any body type.

I just got this red necklace and looked great with the deep Mediterranean blue...

My mom wasn't crazy about these tights under this dress, I am partial to them.

Jacket - 'Addie' by Kika Paprika in Camel
Dress - 'Katherin'e by Kika Paprika in Azure
Scarf - 'Triangle Scarf' by Kika Paprika in Poppy
Tights - From Turkey
Necklace - Forever 21
Nude Heels - Steve Madden

The Kika Party at my mom's was a lot of fun this week. It was all her close friends whom I have known for years and a work friend. They were so much fun trying on clothes and having a good time which is what I really enjoy. Couple have been in sales for years and one is in direct sales so got a lot of advice as well. Majority want to host a party for me too so what more can I ask for? Mom as a result got 2 more items at half price plus $25 credit so she was very happy to be progressing in her collection accumulation of the Kika clothes. 

The Invisible Circus

 My outfit yesterday morning... Very casual but comfy. Inspired by the August 2011 issue of Lucky Magazine:
Not the pieces necessarily but the color combination of pastel blue, black and white and yellow...

Sweater - Victoria's Secret
Plaid Blouse - Target
Pants - J Crew
Sneakers - Converses

Here are the kids having a bit of swing time in the backyard while I was taking my photos before going to school:

Friday, March 9, 2012

Bright and Early shopping Marni

Today's outfit which was put on at 6 AM to line up for the H&M Marni event was inspired by this photo on wearing oversized denim shirts.

Mine is not really oversized but at least it is tunic length to be wearable over these liquid leggings.

Denim Shirt - From Turkey
Striped T-neck - Charlotte Russe
Liquid Leggings - I.N.C. by Macy's
Necklace - Send the Trend
Boots - Steve Madden
Purse - 6951

Well as planned my friend and I met around 6:30 AM in front of the store and got in line. We also found out that the mall parking lots are locked during that time and could not park at the lot that is closest to the store which prevented me from bringing in the folding chairs and blanket but it wasn't bad.
The line was not as long as we had thought.

 The wristbands were handed out around 7 AM but we still had to wait in line. At least we were safe to go run and get coffee while the other waited and held our spot. What sucked was the mall bathrooms were not open!
Way too many security guards for the event. Not sure what they were expecting. Some were having fun with the situation and some were taking their jobs waaaay too seriously.

We were in the 2nd group to go in with a time slot of 8:25 AM to 8:40 AM. They let us in the store once the first group was let in the restricted shopping area. There were again waaaay too many security guards but also much needed number of employees. Also a DJ!

We brought all our purchases to the mall food court sitting area. Yes we are outdoors. This is southern CA and 90% of the malls here are outdoor malls. 

Here are our coveted accessory purchases:

And the clothing Items (trying them on in the mall bathroom!):
 Kept this dress but still thinking about it. Need to put it on at home and see it again. I have 10 days to return...

This one i returned even though I liked it a lot. I just won't wear it that much and needs ironing...

Kept the tee but returned the pants. they were too restrictive.
 Felt like they were too big but if I got the size smaller I totally would not be able to bend my legs. the fabric was really thick and too structured.

I really wanted the pants of this top but they were out of my size. The top I wasn't crazy about. Again too restrictive.

If you missed out on the sale check out my friend's ebay links HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE as she is selling some of the accessories shown in this post...

You might also wonder how I was able to swing this with the kids. It was a team effort. My husband got them fed and ready in the morning and dropped them off at my mom's house before going to work. My mom who wasn't working today brought them to the mall late morning and we all saw the movie Lorax together then had lunch before coming home and hosting a playdate at our house in the afternoon!