Wednesday, August 28, 2013


 Today's outfit... I went out tonight but didn't have the energy to change outfits so I kept my day outfit on and just added the necklace and earrings and the clutch. Didn't even change to heels! :)

Top - TJ Maxx
Shorts - Forever 21
Necklace - Charming Charlie's
Earrings - Thread Show
Sandals - J Crew

Started the morning a bit late so it was stressful getting out but we got to our playdate. It was a hot day so kids played indoors for a while than splashed the good old fashioned way under the splash of a hose in a blowup pool. From there we came home where my mom came to babysit so I could register my son for his school and sign up for all the school activities at his school. Then my husband took over and I went out with the girls to yet another great event which had a hosted bar for 2 hours plus free apps where they had us taste all their new menu creations. The only money I spent was the tips to the bar tender and to the complimentary valet guy!

And at night....

Monday, August 26, 2013


 Today's mint and red combo was inspired by Anthropologie's summer catalog:

 I love this silk zip up jacket. So lux looking, one of those hard to believe it is from F21 pieces....

Jacket and Tee - Forever 21
Shorts - J Crew
Sneakers - Converses
Necklaces - From Turkey
Sunglasses - my mom found them in LA

Finally made it to the indoor play area we haven't been all summer so I can work on my job search with a slightly less chaotic environment. Then we went to Kohl's to order my son's backpack which has turned into a major project when he rejected all the star wars backpacks I found him, including the pottery barn ones which were my favorite. Finally found one at Kohl's but they were out so had to order it from the store.  Then we hit the grocery store then to my Dad's to pick him and bring him home with us.
The kids watched Ratatouille again over the weekend and asked that we make the dish just like in the movie. So I looked up the internet and we shopped for the ingredients and attempted to make it when we got home.  The steps were simple but cumbersome as it takes forever to line up the thin slices especially with two little helpers. But the dish did taste pretty amazing and the kids ate their veggies. I might make this for a potluck party or a dinner party as it looks very pretty too....

This was the recipe we followed....

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Summer Concert

 Today's combo to a summer concert in the park was inspired by a photo I snapped in my friend's sewing (Burda) magazine....

Blouse - Ralph Lauren
Shirt - from Turkey
Shorts - TJ Maxx
Belt - Target
Necklaces - Forever 21
Bracelets - Bauble Bar & Cookie Lee
Boots - Steve Madden

Spent the morning at home doing laundry and cleaning out my closet a bit before the new season. It is always a good practice. The closet gets re-organized, I giveaway things that I no longer wear or will wear and also refresh my memory about what I own. I moved some things I am not currently wearing but might wear in future to the  kids closets.
After lunch the kids swam in the pool with Daddy supervising while i finished up then we met my brother and Dad at a concert in the park.