Friday, April 26, 2013

Get Carried Away

 This is one of 5 inspirations I cut out to style this unique patterned tank from kika. The print and colors are subtle and really leave room for endless possibilities... 

Here is today's inspiration:

 I just added a simple long necklace to keep things simple and give the spotlight to the print of the tank....

 And of course I wasn't going to pull off these platforms to pre-school. I mean I can do some heels and wedges but these are full on 5 inch platforms... So instead so I went with my flat ankle cuff sandals instead...
Top - 'Vera' in marble print by kikaPaprika
Trench - Forever 21
Jeans - Newport News
Platform - Aldo, Sandals - Boutique 9
Necklace - Cookie Lee
Cuff - Stella & Dot

This morning was tough. My husband is away at a tennis tournament and I had to wake up with the kids who get up waaaay too early (5:45 AM) for my taste. They were nice enough to play for a while but my daughter got hungary and woke me up at 6:40! Going to be a tough day...
My son's class was hosting/leading flag day today for the whole school so we went early and parked the car and walked in for a change. They were so cute leading the pledge than singing the state song...And what was great is that I get the chance to be there for every tiny important moment of their lives.

Afterwards we went to my daughter's school then came home to rest a bit and get ready for the crazy day that awaits us tomorrow then went to my son's baseball practice and brought him and his friend home for their first sleepover.

 Walking with big brother.... My goodness her hair is really at a weird stage right now. We are trying to grow it out....

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Skinny Pants

 Another two outfit post today to catch-up but in reverse order as I liked today's combo better I am going to show this one first...

The inspiration was from J Crew catalog:

I wore this knit top backwards so the v-neck hit the back than attached the jeweled collar...

I am loving the kika skinny pants. They are just so comfy and feel great all day long. 

Sweater - Victoria's Secret
Denim Shirt - from Turkey
Collar - Asos
Skinny Pants by kika Paprika
Flats - Tilly's

 It was chilly so went with something warm and cozy which was another J Crew inspired combo:

Jacket - 'Natalie' by kika Paprika 
Sweater - H&M
T-Neck - Gap
Beret & Pants - Forever 21
Boots - Steve Madden
Necklace - J Crew

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Grouchy Ladybug

 Trying to catch-up on outfit posts.... This was my outfit Sunday for a work event.... Wearing Kika Spring pieces as the weather was finally warm for a change...
 Doesn't these colors/pieces just scream spring to you? I love them... And even though I went casual with flat sandals brought the glam back with high shine gold accessories...

 Peplum back and cropped front....Got to love my namesake jacket....

I have been eyeing this style sandals by Dolce Vita for a while so it was a happy moment when my sister spotted them at Nordstrom's Rack for half the price!

'Daphne' jacket in Ocean by kika Paprika - $85
'Charlotte' top in meadow print by kika Paprika - $64
Twill Capri pants in white by kika Paprika - $88
Dolce Vita sandals
Bauble Bar necklace, Guess earrings, asos cuff
Karen Walker sunglasses

 Well the weather has cooled off once again. Such a bummer too. But that is OK gave me a chance to try out the new skinny pants added to Kika's summer collection. My goodness are these the most comfortable pair I have ever seen. They fit and feel like leggings but are thicker and with mock front and real back pockets they look like pants so you can wear something short on top as well. The fabric is ponte knit but made with organic cotton instead of polyester so it totally breathes and does not cause your legs to get hot. So soft too... The waist band is flat and soft and stretchy but not elastic nor does it have zippers or buttons.

 I topped with grey and white pieces and allowed the hot pink jacket to just pop....

 The boots I snatched from Kika's runway with a spot and all but I love them....

 'Natalie' tencel twill jacket in peony by kika Paprika - $135
'Lil' tank top in steel grey by kika Paprika - $40
'Skinny Pants' in black by kika Paprika - $90
Hat - $20

Went to my daughter's pre-school, then came home for a quick lunch and rushed to my son's school to help out the kids get into their costumes for a class play! The teacher gave me the task of dressing for little girls in 'fire fly costumes' which involved footed tights, leotards, tutu's headbands and wings!
For the tights and leotards they had to take off everything and none of them could put on the tights by themselves so it was a challenge for sure but they looked adorable.
My son was a 'lobster'. The play was called the 'grouchy lady bug'.
My mom came to watch and my daughter was 100% focused during the whole play. Then they had a little cupcake celebration before the school ended. Afterwards we went to his hip hop class. Full Day!

Our teacher with the kids help did all these decorations you see on stage! I had volunteered a few times to help kids paint!

My son the lobster on the far right....

The fire flies I dressed...

 Showing his claws to the 'grouchy ladybug'....