Friday, June 22, 2012

Going Urban

 Today's outfit for our very adventurous urban play date...

The inspiration came from last year's In Style June 2011 issue:
 I decided to go with pants instead of shorts...

When I got out of the car the whole group was already in the parking lot waiting and I was about to ask if anyone was taking strollers when they all started commenting on my hair. I had forgotten already my hair had changed and this was the first time they were seeing it!

Jacket - Forever 21
Tee - from Turkey
Pants - Bebe
Scarf - TJ Maxx
Sandals - Charles David
Clutch - Arden B
Watch - Michael Kors
Ring - hand made by my aunt

Mommy Summer Camp had a very fun trip on the dock today. We met at a local mall's trolley stop then took the San Diego Trolley to downtown and walked to the baseball field's playground. The kids who had never been on a Trolley before loved that portion. We had a small glitch when we got the field as they wouldn't let us in even though we had checked to make sure they were open. One of the mommies was determined and put up a great case and had them open it up for us. After some vigorous play we took the kids to a burger place which of course given that it is downtown was not quite for kids. Poor customers took pity on us and vacated a booth so we didn't have to sit at the high tables. After lunch we took the trolley back. 17 kids 8 adults we were quiet a group!

San Diego Trolley

My two munchkins:

At the Trolley Stop our big group:

It was a very 'Boy' heavy group:

The girls are minority:

Running wild...

Petco Park Baseball Field playground:

Feeding birds as we wait for the trolley back to our car...

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Think Pink. A very bright PINK

So, due to the fact that my ends were black from my previous ombre style we couldn't just go black to pink without extensive bleaching at first which would have damaged the hair. My wonderful dresser did a gradual lightening of the ends so over time we could move the pink down. We darkened the top like I wanted do a cool light brown. I have never gone 'cool' tones before as my natural hue is 'warm' but I loved it. I loved it so much that decided to add bangs!
 It is very bright pink right now cause the dye is a vegetable dye and it will fade fast to more of a lighter tone which is what I was shooting for. Lets see how I like the fading. That will determine whether I will stick with this combo for a few months at least...

I went with a *very* basic outfit today to showcase the new hair. Just a simple black tee with skinny jeans and platforms. Added the fun purse as a focal point...


Tee, Jeans - Forever 21
Shoes - Aldo
Purse - From turkey
Bracelets - Target

My cousin arrived from Turkey last night so we got to spend a lot of quality time with her. Also attended a playdate with kindergarten class my son will start. It wasn't great. Even though the mom's mingled and got to know each other, most of the kids would refuse to mingle. It was a large park though with 3 playgrounds so too much room to spread out. Next playdate will be at the school grounds this Sunday so hoping they will talk to each other then.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


 Today's fun outfit for a playdate at a friend's house was inspired by the July 2011 issue of In Style Magazine.

This combo reminded me of my slip dress which I could pair with my orange cardi and fun wooden beaded necklaces... Perfect combo too cause it was sunny and somewhat warm today but still chilly in the shade so the cardi and summer dress were very practical...

Cardigan - Gap
Dress - Mango (from Turkey)
Necklaces - from Turkey
Watch - Marshall's
Bracelets - Target
Wooden Platforms -  (from Bloomingdale's sale)

We had a very nice playdate today at my friend's house. We need some of these days in between the wild and crazy field trips we take that exhaust us. House playdates we enforce that all kids play outside so the toys and inside of the house does not get wrecked. We get to sit and actually chat and relax just a bit. Still between cries and falls and breaking fights and potty accidents...

Here are some inspirations I am taking to the hair dresser: