Saturday, April 14, 2012

while you were out...

I so was not in the mood today. I get like this when the weather completely conflicts with what I had chosen to wear. I guess I need to embrace that the cold weather might be back and pick accordingly...  

Very basic combo inspired by Victoria's Secret Catalog:

Cardigan, Tee - Forever 21
Jeans - Closet
Boots - Madden Girls

Friday, April 13, 2012

Going Dark

 Decided to go with a 'dark' combo today... The cool weather is really throwing off my plans of what I want to wear... So came up with this on the fly...

 The midi skirt is the 'Ava' strapless dress from Kika Paprika that can also be worn as a skirt. I have worn it as a knee length skirt before but this time tried the 'midi' version with the rugged boots...

 Added the 'cookie lee' necklace and the bangle set I sell... Please comment if you are interested in these pieces...

Playing with special effects...

My little man wanted to pose with me...

Top - 'Elyse' in black from Kika Paprika $74
Skirt - 'Ava' in espresso from Kika Paprika $72
Scarf - TJ Maxx
Boots - Steve Madden
Sunglasses - Karen Walker
Necklace ($36), Bangle Set ($32) , Cuff Bracelet ($32) - Cookie Lee

Even though it was our 'free' day we actually got out of the house earlier than a school day. By 9:15 we were at the grocery store. First though did a stop at a bagel shop and Jamba Juice. 
After the groceries were put away, I had a lady stop by who we are partnering for this 'Spring Fashion Beauty Bash' we are putting together in May. The kids were good in the sense that the didn't bother us but bad because they were using breakable planter pots to fill with drinking water and dump in the back yard! Getting all the floors and themselves soaked in the process... We did a mid day bath as a result when the lady left followed by lunch and naps.
After naps was the first Karate Class. I got this great promotional deal where we paid $25 for 5 classes plus a free uniform! 
My son was super excited but my daughter got scared at first but then totally warmed up and loved it. I am glad they did a one on one introduction session before the official class. It really helped.
The 3-4 age group was a blast to watch...

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Happy Trails

 Had a pick a total casual combo today for our guided nature hike with class activity...

This one from September 2011 issue of Lucky worked just fine:

Vest, Striped cardigan, striped top - Forever 21
Cargo Pants - J Crew
Sneakers - Rocket Dog
Purse - Bueno

Again managed to conduct my work conference calls amongst driving and playground drama this morning.
Our outdoor class met at a playground near a canyon trail. The teacher had arranged to volunteer hiking guides to take the kids to a nature hike. They love these types of walks where they find out about different plants and bugs and walk on uneven ground. It was a lot of fun.

Not sure why she looks so sad...:)

Monday, April 9, 2012

Follow the yellow brick road

 Told you guys I created bunch of mixed combinations using some pieces from the line I sell with my existing clothes. The results are very cute. This coat is a bit big on me but it is close enough that I can get away with it. 

I went to polyvore some inspiraitons and this was one of them:

 I love this piece. It looks almost like a coat but feels like a cardigan since it is soft cotton. The maxi length makes it look trendy... This one is in 'citrus' color but the coat comes in any of the 13 colors from this season.

Here it is buttoned up:

The back has this cute semi bow....

A black and white sandals would have looked better and I have my eye on a pair from Victoria's Secret but haven't ordered yet. I am hoping they would go on sale... My studded ballet flats were also cute though...

I tried a black and white trim straw one and also my black fedora but this white one looked the best...

Having fun with the kids' tricycle!

Coat - 'Maggie' in citrus by Kika Paprika
Striped Tee - From Turkey
Jeans - Closet
Hat - Target
Ballet Flats - Tilly's

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