Friday, January 18, 2013

Now you see me, now you don't

Today's combo was inspired by last season's Victoria's Secret catalog:
 This is not a very creative combination but it reminded me of my lavender jeans which I haven't worn in a while...

My little fashionista just stood next to me and gave this pose.... 

And this is a true Mommy blogger moment. The kids by now have gotten very used to my quick photo shoots and to stay away from the shot until the timer beeps but than there are times they get into the shot anyway....

Cardigan & Pants - Forever 21
Shirt - my sister's giveaway bag
Wedges - Victoria's Secret
Necklace - Cookie Lee
Sunglasses - Betsey Johnson

Again working on my sample sales and promotions between pre-schools and kindergarten pick-ups.
Have a busy weekend coming up so excited about that.
Took a few more photos of some more of my samples while I had these jeans on....

'Lucy' short sleeved cardigan in Navy by kikaPaprika - $31 plus tax (sample sale)
'Rita' striped tank in navy/white by kikaPaprika - $27 plus tax (sample sale)
Scarf -vintage
Jeans - Forever 21
Heels - STEVEN

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Hue Order

 A day behind so posting two outfits today to catch-up. This is what I am wearing right now. 
I wore it all day and felt very comfortable even though it is a form fitting pencil skirt. That is the beauty of the kika clothes. So comfy yet look very chic.
This bordeaux on bordeaux created the perfect base for me to show case my great find from the newly discovered Thread Sence website's clearance during black Friday.

Isn't this a cool jacket? Faux leather and tulle striped! Lightweight too.

 Shoedazzle purse and necklace... 

Striped leather and tulle jacket -
'Erin' tneck by kikaPaprika in Bordeaux (50% off sale - $32)
'Jenna' pencil skirt in Bordeaux by kikaPaprika (50% off sale - $33)
Boots - 
Necklace - Shoedazzle

And posing with my little princess today:

Decided to go casual with my military style 'sami' jacket in Olive green.

Saw this idea of cuffed skinny jeans with rugged boots from another consultant's fashion show:

 I buttoned it up all the way but you can also leave some open or open all the way....

This is the cognac top I wore underneath:

 'Sami' Jacket in Olive green by kikaPaprika (buy this color/size from me for $75)
'Rachel' top in Cognac by kikaPaprika (order any color/size for 30% off or buy this one for $26)
Jeans - Rock Republic
boots - Steve Madden

I am busy with work promoting my sample sales and meeting customers.
Plus had a dentist appointment. Now I am excited about going to our now official 2nd book club meeting to discuss 'Red Tent'. I made this butternut squash with thyme and walnuts and goat cheese mixed with 'faro' grain. Lets see how it all comes out....

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


I am so pleasantly surprised on how cute today's combo came together. I love it when an inspiration actually pans out better than I expected.

The inspiration photo:
 When I saw this I thought of the deep shades of purple and bordeaux mixed with black and brown. And the hat!

 I tucked in the cognac striped sweater. My instinct was to add black tights and boots but the brown actually goes great and the belt pulls it all together.
 I have officially decided to keep this skirt (by kikaPaprika)  from my samples. Where else am I going to find a perfectly fitting full skirt that has a tailored look and yet machine washable and no ironing needed! 

 This hat was my Grandpa (rest his soul) and I love wearing it....

Hat - Vintage
Sweater - Forever 21
Skirt - kika Paprika ('Brit')
Boots - Newport News
Belt - I do not remember as it is very old.
Necklace - Cookie Lee
Coat - Ann Klein

Went to see a play with my daughter's class. It was an odd story called the 'stinky cheese man' apparently a book where they change the happy ending of every fairy tale or children's riddle. The kids were more confused than entertained so it was a bit of a miss I think.
The cool thing is it is a Jr. Theater so all the actors are high school age kids or younger which sets a great example to the kids seeing other kids on stage.

Tonight going to mommy's night event through the organization that helps form mommy groups.

Monday, January 14, 2013

A little more Kika

 Before I say good-bye to these gorgeous pieces from our F/W collection I wanted to get a few more combo's in.... I was going to dress up this outfit originally with booties but thought it would be more fun to add the fashion sneakers for a little punk and the breast cancer scarf with pink hearts to pick up the pink in the sneakers....

 The harper cape...looks so polished and yet feels like a comfy cozy sweatshirt... 
In the gorgeously deep eggplant color...

'Harper' Cape in eggplant by kikaPaprika
$96 retail (buy this sample for half price plus tax!)

'Simone' pencil mini skirt in winter white by kikaPaprika
$60 retail (buy this sample for half price plus tax!)

Scarf - Kohl's
Fashion Sneakers - Steve Madden
Sunglasses - House of Harlow


 Saw a similar combo to this at an other colleague's charity fashion show event and decided to adopt it.
I added a lot more 'pop's of red color with the hat, purse and booties.
The blouse and the scarf are from the line I sell....

 Fun cookie lee accessories... Keeping the stack of bracelets over the blouse cuff keeps them in place and less noisy....
Tying the ends of a bulky scarf like this also keeps it in tact the whole day. 

 'Aiden' button down blouse in steel gray by kikaPaprika - $88 (comes in 11 other colors)
'black/red feather' scarf for 'kika cares' benefit where all proceeds go to charity - 
$28 or buy this from me for $14!
Boyfriend Jeans - Newport News
Hat - mom's
Booties - Shoe Dazzle
Purse - Coach
Accessories (ring, necklace and bracelets) - Cookie Lee

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