Friday, May 17, 2013

On the Road Again

 We are on our mini family vacation visiting my SIL and her family in San Francisco....
These were taken at the airport yesterday afternoon....
 I wanted an outfit that was comfy but not slouchy. The kika pieces are perfect for such purpose. I also planned to wear some of the pieces couple times so they are very versatile... Plus this cardigan is so comfy and soft perfect for air travel...

Cardigan - 'Milly' in Kiwi by kikaPaprika
Top - 'Vera' in marble print by kikaPaprika
Pants - 'Skinny pants' in black by kikaPaprika
Boots - Steve Madden
Necklace - Cookie Lee
Owl Cuff - gift from Parents

Our kids have been on so many trips already. My son has 5 and my daughter has 3 stamps on their passports but somehow my daughter had no recollection of her prior travels so this was like a whole new experience for her. She was fascinated by the airport the tunnel that led to the plane and she watched the security video with so much concentration. When she overlooked the little trifold security pamphlet she turned to me said 'wow we have to do all this stuff in the plane?'!!! It was so cute....
The backpacks hold their ipads and snacks and the little wheeled bags hold their toys. We have never traveled such short distance so always packed for long flights....

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


 Today's outfit was chosen for an interview I did at my home with a company that is doing a documentary on bloggers and a PhD student that is going to be mining the data bloggers write for his thesis. Knowing I would have no time to change though I wore the whole ensemble minus the heels (which were swapped with white converses) to Pre School.... It was picture day at school so the outfit was actually perfect....

These pants get on average at least 5 compliments every time I wear them!

 I spotted this white top online at F21. I realized it was the perfect structured top with a high neck and looks very expansive. It is thick and holds its shape. And creates the ultimate canvas for all sorts of statement necklaces....

Mixed wrap and cuff bracelets on one arm and the other arm featured this gorgeous owl leather wrap bracelet my mom and step dad got for me for Mother's Day!

Top - Forever 21
Necklace - Etsy
Pants - J Crew
Heels - Nine West
Cuff's - Fossil, Stella & Dot, Etsy...

Sometimes at the end of the day I look back on what I did that day and even I am amazed. 
Today was one of those days. 

When I got a call from one of my mommy friends from pre-school that they are about to loose her mother in law I immediately said yes to taking her kids. I fully prepared myself to keep them for the night and tomorrow in case things took a bad turn. We went to pre-school on time and early so we can be part of the class photo. Than right after snack took her kids and my daughter back home. My mom met me there to play with the kids upstairs while I conducted this documentary interview in my living room. My hubby who did not trust these contacts who have found me on the internet stayed and worked from home so he can monitor them. 2 camera guys, one producer and the PhD studen and all their equipment felt quite foreign in our living room but it was exciting. If so much was not going on in the house I would have asked mom or hubby to take a photo of this happening but there wasn't an opportunity... I honestly didn't even have time to think about their questions in advance so I just answered them all naturally. They wee more interested on what I wrote and my views on privacy and readership than anything to do with fashion. They were quite efficient though and ended in 2 hours as they promised. During which my mom left to pick up my son and my hubby served all 4 kids now lunch. I changed into workout clothes and put the little one down for a nap and took out toys for the others and even got to clean the house and pay bills. Then got in touch with their aunt and took her kids to the aunt's house then took mine to swim class. 
You would think I was done right? oh no...
After swim class we stopped at Party City to buy more stuff for the upcoming parties we are hosting then to mom's where I met my sister's best friend to discuss the details of the bridal shower we are hosting for her while my parents played with the kids. The more we planned to more overwhelmed I felt with all that is going to be coming up but I am sure it will all happen somehow.
Mom cooked us all dinner and my daughter fell a sleep an hour early as we drove home! If only I could too but doing laundry as I have to pack the whole family tomorrow for our 3 day trip to San Francisco....

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Coral and Yellow

 Today's inspiration was from Anthropologie's last summer catalog....

This top is actually from that store as well and got lots of compliments on the neck detail....

Tried on the eye make-up from MAC today myself....

Top - Anthropologie
Pants - J Crew
Sunglasses, Earrings - Forever 21
Sandals - Victoria's Secret

Uneventful day of going to pre-school, picking up son and going to hip hop class and doing errands like grocery shopping and cooking in between.
I am in talks with an organization from USC doing a documentary and they are interested in my blog. Could be my first interview. We shall see. Of course it had to be during the time I will be out of town the next two weekends so lets see how it will all work out....

Monday, May 13, 2013

You can't fill these shoes

 My mother's day outfit on Sunday!

The inspiraiton:

All white combo with pops of orange and yellow. I added the striped striped purse instead of a yellow purse and did a neon striped tank instead....

I got some eye make-up done at the M.A.C. counter at Nordstrom's... Lets see if I can duplicate myself...

Top, tank, pants - Forever 21
Sunglasses - Vouge
Earrings - Kate Young for Target
Bracelet - Thread Show
Purse - Kate Spade
Wedges - Victoria's Secret

Spent the morning with the kids at home and actually did a whole bunch of chores while my hubby was playing tennis. Than he and my step dad came over to spend the rest of the day with the kids hile my mom and my sis and I went to high tea! Spent two leisurely hours there chatting away. Than it was a little bit of shopping a quick and healthy dinner and saw Great Gatsby!
Perfect day!

To my beautiful mom.... I can never fill your shoes....

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Emerald City

 This super cool kika combination was my outfit Saturday.... 
I love the mixture of green, white and mint...So comfy too....

Tweed Jacket - 'Carly' in ocean by kika Paprika
Top - 'Shannon' in ocean by kika Paprika
Pants - 'Twill Capri's in white by kika Paprika
Necklace - Etsy
Bracelets - Forever 21
Purse - Shoedazzle
Sandals - Charles David
Sunglasses - Thread Show

It was a busy day that started with acting classes than we split up. My husband took my son to his last t-ball game while I took my daughter to her friend's birthday party. It was a perfectly decorated party something like out of pintrest. Pink lanterns, pink tutu's, hand made tote bags, face and nail painting and the cutest play house were just some of the party highlights...