Thursday, March 21, 2013

Hint of Mint

Yesterday's outfit was inspired by J Crew catalog:

I like the combination of pink and green and mint. so created my own version using the same color combination...

 The mint lace tank peeking under the jacket...

Jacket - 'Sami' in black by kikaPaprika 
Mint lace tank - Forever 21
Jeans - Asos
Necklace - Babule bar
Boots - Steve Madden

Had a packed day of pre-school, mini playdate where we met a new neighbor and classmate of my son then swim class then picking up dinner and coming home.

My daughter wanted me take her photos with her bow and arrow and Brave outfit...

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Higher Ground

 Doing another two outfit post to catch up. This was my outfit yesterday (Monday)...
I have about 3 different inspirations to create with this first ever tailored tweed blazer jacket from Kika Paprika. It is the latest trend this season in pastel colors hence all my inspirations photos are from Nordstrom's, bloomingdale's and kate spade lookbooks. 

Today's combo was from Nordstrom's Feb 2013 spring catalog:
 Love the laid back look with cuffed jeans and a long tunic button down. The pointy tow kitten heels are the perfect end to this outfit...

Used my colorful aviators to match the spring look...

I have owned these shoes for over 15 years. I knew they were the most unique pair when I found them at Century 21 in NYC when I used to live there. Still pricey at 75% off they were well worth it.

 Jacket - 'Carly' in peony tweed by kikaPaprika
Blouse - from Turkey
Jeans - Elle
Kitten Heels - Ballin
Sunglasses - Thread Show

Of course it was a bit too chilly for me to keep the heels with no socks on so I wore my fashion sneakers instead to go to preschool....

 This boho look is from today. 
Inspired by the photo below in Elle's Oct 2012 issue:

Cardigan, tights, belt, sunglasses - Forever 21
Dress -
Boots - Target
Hat - Lucky
Necklaces - vintage and Park Lane

Easter season has officially started. Our first egg hunt was with our outdoor class at a park very close to our house by the beautiful bay. 
We were very productive even managing to fit in a quick grocery shopping between dropping my son off at school and going to the class!

Today's art was making easter baskets out of paper bags. Juliet simply said 'you make it mommy I am going to play'. So it is my creation! :)

We went by the water for a mini shoot and she was amazing giving me all sorts of poses! 
A natural I tell you...

Monday, March 18, 2013

Who is Wearing Kika? - Meet Samantha again

In this week's 'Who is Wearing Kika?' edition we meet Samantha once again...
She had modeled with my lil sis and Crystal last season and came back again this season...

Samantha loves to try on new and different combinations and play with classics like black and white and bright colors. We had a blast during the photo shoot trying on different poses...

You will also see how we built outfits using one ore more pieces from the previous combination or switching up one garment or accessories....
When you build a wardrobe with kika clothes the possibilities are endless....
 This is perfect spring combination. With the corset belt and cork wedges the look is right on trend.

'Pippa' top in stripe by kikaPaprika - $50
'Brit' in ocean by kikaPaprika - $75
Necklace - $20
Belt - $20
Wedges - mine from shoedazzle

We simply took off the belt and chunky necklace and swapped the wedges for flat sandals for a more laid back look....

This one came out so adorable with the jacket buttoned up and the fedora hat and booties. The kika coats have the look of structured coats but can be worn like cardigans. 
'Sami' jacket in black by kikaPaprika - $150
'Brit' skirt in ocean by kikaPaprika - $75
Fedora - $25

 Here wanted to combine hot pink and orange and anchor it with steel gray. The scarf helped pull it all together...

'Becky' vest in tangerine by kikaPaprika - $78
'Loren' ruffle front top in peony by kikaPaprika - $65
'bird' scarf - $28
Twill Capri pants in steel by kikaPaprika - 88
Necklace - $15
Shoes - model's own

 Wanted to show how two simple pieces can create a dramatic and perfect LBD look. The 'Julia' top is just so versatile and flattering and when paired with the mini skirt creates a striking combination. And yet so much more comfortable then a tailored tight dress....

Samantha looked gorgeous in this combination.
'Julia' top in black by kikaPaprika - $65
'Elle' skirt in black by kikaPaprika - $60
Necklaces by Cookie Lee - $32 each
Shoes - mine (Aldo)

 We simply added the bold hot pink jacket and a scarf on top of the previous outfit to create this combo. 
Love the 'all legs' look of this pose!

'Natalie' jacket in peony by kikaPaprika - 135
Scarf by kikaPaprika - $28
'Julia' top in black by kikaPaprika - $65
'Elle' skirt in black by kikaPaprika - $60
Shoes - mine (Aldo)

And now we took off the scarf and added a long charm necklace for a slightly different version of the same outfit...

'Natalie' jacket in peony by kikaPaprika - 135
'Julia' top in black by kikaPaprika - $65
'Elle' skirt in black by kikaPaprika - $60
Necklace by Cookie Lee - $25
Shoes - mine (Aldo)

 We swapped the long sleeve top for a black tank than added this convertible cardigan on top for a classic black and white look. Of course I had to add a pop of gold/mustard with the accessories to make it a bit more interesting... 

Samantha called this 'The Kardashian' look.....

'Leslie' cardigan in white by kikaPaprika - $68
'Drew' tank in black by kikaPaprika - $40
'Elle' skirt in black by kikaPaprika - $60
Earrings - $15
Necklace - mine from Bauble Bar
Purse - mine from Charming Charlie's
Shoes - mine from Shoedazzle

OUTFIT #6 Casual
To make the outfit above casual we took off the bold accessories and opened up the cardigan and added flat sandals. The fun black and white polka dot necklace/ earrings set still keep things interesting...

 Wanted to show how your favorite kika pieces can be combined with jeans. The minty tweed jacket is just the right trend for this season paired with a simple white tank and skinny dark rinse jeans. Silver and pearl necklace and sky high platforms added the 'chic' factor...
'Carly' jacket in ocean tweed by kikaPaprika - $135
'Drew' tank in white by kikaPaprika - $40
Necklace - $20
Shoes - Charlotte Russe

 This was another surprise combo that came out so cute and cozy. You can even see the coziness and the softness of the pieces from the photos, right? 
And the bold 'kiwi' color just pops over white and goes great with the brown shoes...
'Milly' cardigan in kiwi by kikaPaprika - $115
'Drew' tank in white by kikaPaprika - $40
Necklace by Cookie Lee - $32
Wedges - mine from Shoedazzle

 This understated print just looked perfect on jeans and the white necklace created a great contrast against it. The tank is soft and giving and the outfit combination that can be created with it are endless it seems...
'Vera' tank in marble print by kikaPaprika - $66
Necklace - $20