Saturday, November 23, 2013

Burn brightly without burning out

 Today's combo was inspired by a blog I adore 'Not Dressed as Lamb' she always have great inspirations:

 I embraced the chance to wear this animal print fedora. And my sweater looks so dark but it is actually army green… The mustard purse just pops...

Fedora - Kirna Zabete for Target
Trench Coat - Guess
Sweater - Forever 21
Jeans - H&M
Booties - Shoedazzle
Purse - Charming Charlie's

Amazingly after all those crazy packed days we had absolutely no plans today!!! My husband took the kids for breakfast as he usually does weekend morning as they all get up so early then they went to see the seals. We played some board games when they came home and had lunch later. Then we had to do something. My daughter had already gone through 3 outfits putting on some crazy dance shows. When we told her we were going to leave she came down like it was July with a sundress and sandals. Upon advice she changed into her new favorite top which has 'monster high', silver leggings and pink cowboy boots and a monster high headband. That was acceptable. :)
Since we live in  San Diego and there is just so many nice places to go we decided to go to the lighthouse we got married at. Even though the kids have been there twice my daughter did not remember it and truly enjoyed seeing the sights and touring the little lighthouse museum with fully furnished rooms to show how the family lived there.

 This is the spot we got married at with the lighthouse in the background… over looking the ocean...

The new lighthouse down hill by the coast...

 Kids having fun wearing our sunglasses when we stopped by for juice/coffee later...

Friday, November 22, 2013

All is perfect let me be lost

 Today's combo for another chilly and drizzly day was inspired by this combo from 'Who What Wear' website which always has great inspirations:
 I actually was going to add my blue hat but it was too floppy and a bit big so I didn't want to mess with it all day. I have to say among all my hats the ones that fit the best and hold their shape happen to be from Forever 21. This bordeaux one is from Lucky and it too flaps time to time.

 Snapped these photos up really quickly before leaving the house as we were running late with no room to spare and I knew if I didn't take the photos I never would have time later...
Hat - Lucky
Blazer - H&M
Blouse - Zara
Jeans - Forever 21
Boots - Target
Scarf - TJ Maxx

My hubby took my daughter to my mom's so she can take her to pre-school class for their thanksgiving potluck and craft. I took my son to school and filled out forms and took him and his 2 friends to the theater for their class field trip. It is funny how you feel so much more responsible when you are in charge of other people's children. They were all good boys though. Just silly and gross like most boys laughing at things that are not funny to us but funny to them through out our drive.
The play was great but quite long. I am always amazed at the talent the young performers ages 8 to 18 possess at these shows.
Afterwards we had to drive them back to school but the teacher let us take out our kid early which was nice. So took him to lunch and he wanted to sit on my lap and hug which just melts my heart.
Afterwards dropped him off at my mom's too and did a little bit Christmas shopping and some returns before battling rush hour traffic to take them to my daughter's ballet rehearsal.
Then back at home we ordered pizza and with pure delight watched David Blaine's magic show. The kids are so into it.

 Just look at this guy. He is so precious. I love how close we are and pray he never grows apart.

He has been obsessing with this school program he has been working on to get to the gold level. The system allows you to complete a segment when you get 80% right which results in a bronze certificate when you finish all 50 levels. But he wanted to get to 'gold' so bad he has been working on it for weeks. If he misses one question of one segment he has to do that segment all over again and they questions change each time. He finally got it done today and woke me up with the certificate in my face!

Here are the boys I drove:
 I guess you can tell he is dresses by a mom who likes to overdress herself! But to be fair the teacher sent a note to every parent specifically asking us to dress our kids appropriately for 'theater'.  Very few followed her advice….

Oh, I was desperately searching the stores for the ultimate combination of deep purple shades for another family photo shoot this time with my dad and my brother's family who are coming mid December. 
Here are the tops I gathered for our family:
My blouse is 8-9 years old. It was actually the first outfit ever I wore when I started putting photos in my blog years ago! And I just got the tie for my husband. The kids outfits I had purchased couple months ago…

And for my brother's family:
 My dad will have a nice dress shirt with black on black design to bridge these two groups together.
Lets see how it all turns out….

Here was the family photo shoot with my mom's side and sister:

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Puddle Jumpers

Today's outfit was inspired by a look from shopbop's website:

This was a cozy combo of mixing plaid patterns and socks with loafers...

When I realized how wet it was outside I decided to swap the loafers for my black and white rain boots before leaving the house...

Trench Coat - Guess
Shirt, Rain boots - Target
Scarf, Jeans - Forever 21
Loafers - Via Spaga

Our morning started with Ballet class during which I spent my time following up for identity theft issues. Then we went straight to the DMV which was close-by so I can in person report fraudulent use of my driver's license info which in return all they gave me was another website to report it on. What was a waste of time. But at the same time the detective assigned to my case called and we spoke at length so I feel better about that.
Then we went to the library to drop off books and check out new ones. Which is when I last remember seeing/using my wallet. I am in shock and terror to announce that now my wallet is missing!!!!
I don't know if I can take the burden of replacing everything in it. I am just soooo hoping the library has it when I call them in the morning.
After there we got in the car and picked up my son then came home.
For once we decided to stay home and take it easy. Although I always forget how staying home is never 'easy'. There as playing in the rain (getting soaked) for a while.
Followed by a warm soup lunch. Then making paper airplanes with my son from his new star wars airplane book.
Then conducting a glow in the dark dance party with my daughter where she acted as the DJ (all her idea). She asked us to follow 2 rules: 1. dress fancy, 2. bring something that glows in the dark.
So I dressed my son in a blazer, fedora and a tie and we found two glow int he dark sticks we didn't use on halloween. She was in heaven. She controlled the music and had us freeze dance.
After that I had to get on my paperwork and which is when I discovered my missing wallet and practically freaked out!

This could be a campbell's commercial!