Friday, April 5, 2013

Missed Connections

 Tonight's outfit for a quick get away to a dear family friend's farewell party...
Yes the orange pants again. Sometimes I like wearing combo's using the same piece that way they get worn twice before I do a wash/iron. You saw a very casual look with these orange pants yesterday and today they go very dressy....

The inspiration was from September 2011 issue of Vogue:
 I swapped the white pants for orange and the orange coat for a white one...
I have been dying to wear this Zara coat I got on end of season clearance. It is the ultimate white coat. I love the cut the shape, everything! It is just not going to be very versatile for me to wear often given its pure whiteness and dry clean only status but I will manage. 

I kept the simple lines of the jacket with this simple cuff necklace and bracelet and the super chunky knuckle clutch!

The tone on tone satin stripes of this tee makes it more dressy don't you think?
 Mom was not a big fan of this unkempt hair. She said as we were leaving 'are you going to brush your hair before the photos' and I said I was selling this hair as wild and cool but she said she wasn't sure who was buying it. :)

Coat - Zara
Top, necklace - Forever 21
Pants - Romwe
Boots - Zappos
Clutch - Q

Well today did not quite turn out the way I envisioned. I slept in and had a leisurely breakfast watching couple favorite recorded shows than my plan was to gear in a serious work mode and get things done. Which is when I had the call from mom that my son was sick and 10 minutes later she called again to inform he wasn't breathing easily which is when I had her call the nurse doctor and dressed in a frenzy and rushed to her house. My son was sick but not ER sick so we waited until 2 pm for our Dr. appointment. He got prescribed inhalers and antibiotics and as we went to the drug store he threw up on both of us. We barely made it home to clean him up and put him down for the nap he was begging for. 
I was in denial that given the situation we would ever be able to go for the farewell party but the nap helped and my mom brought back my daughter from her gym class and my hubby came home to take over and we did manage to go to the party at least for an hour or so. 

My mom is on the left end.... The Turkish group of the party....

Thursday, April 4, 2013

On Fire

 Yesterday's outfit. This inspiration from In Style has been sitting on my desk for a while. The weather is soo weird these days. It starts chilly always but some days it totally warms up and some days it never does.

 Denim shirt, liquid top - Forever 21
Scarf - Ann Taylor LOFT
Pants - Romwe
Boots - Steve Madden
Sunglasses - Karen Walker

My son spent the day at grandparent's house while I went to pre-school with my daughter than dropped her off as well. My hubby came home early so we could squeeze in our P90X workout before he took off for tennis and I met my girlfriend for dinner and a movie since the kids were at my mom and step dad's for the night. Hubby had to work from 10 pm to 2 AM at work for some code deployment so we didn't quite see each other....
The movie we saw Olympus fell I think was the name was really good. It felt like an unbelievable story but then again if they made a movie of 9/11 before it occurred we probably would have thought that was pretty unbelievable too (terrorist taking over flights with paper cutters). Makes you really think.
Great action movie though.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Trail Blazers

 Today's outfit for going on a short guided hike with our outdoor class...
Inspiration photo:

Vest - Forever 21
Top - From Turkey
Leggings - Macy's
Boots - Steve Madden
Bracelets - Bauble Bar
Necklace - gift from a friend

Met our outdoor class at a state park for some nature hiking but of course with this age group it is really a stretch to call it 'hiking' where we go such a short distance but the kids love hearing all about the plants and the insects. Today was a big discussion on Wood Rat and how they build these big homes with separate rooms for food, sleeping and bathroom and lots of exits. And the cutest thing is they build close to their mom! And after mating they kick the dad out to a bachelor pad in a tree.

 The Wood Rat home and her mother's home right across!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Lake and Snow

 Spent the Easter weekend (Sunday/Monday) at Big Bear. This was my outfit Sunday...
The inspiration was from a Michael Kors Ad:
The all white ensemble was perfect for the snow and I always need a cold weather to wear my white coat which I love so much...

This is how I left in the morning but the photos were taken without the coat...

In the afternoon back at the cabin I put on the ugg boots hence the different boots...

Coat - Bebe
Sweater - Guess (I think, I can't remember)
Jeans - Forever 21
Purse - Shoedazzle
Boots - Target

SUNDAY at Big Bear:
Signed up the kids for snowboarding class. It felt like it would be a warmer day but there was windchill so it was a bit colder than we anticipated. The girls did not last as long as the boys.
But at the end of the class the boys were coming down the hill and even making a single turn!
I had hurt my knee so I decided to not push it and ski. My friend decided to sit it out too which was a good thing cause 15 minutes after we got coffee the class called us with her daughter wanting to quit. It would have sucked if she had already purchased a lift ticket.
We had lunch at the resort before heading home for some down time. In the afternoon the kids played outside and enjoyed the fresh fall weather in spring! :)

Kids had fun at the cabin and outside after the snowboarding lessons....


This was my outfit today which was inspired by a photo in the F21 lookbook I think....

Of course normally I would wear different shoes but it was cold and the snow boots felt right....

Coat, pants - Forever 21
Tee - Stylemint
Boots - Target

We took it easy this morning and then packed up most of the stuff and took the kids to a mini zoo and a park by the lake for some fresh air outing...
Then we had lunch in the village before heading back home to end a super nice weekend getaway...