Saturday, January 4, 2014

California winter

 Yesterday's very quick and casual outfit to enjoy the winter in our sunny San Diego on the beach with the kids (last days of winter break)….

I liked the idea of adding pops of hot pink over green….

With my little sunshine girl ready for the beach...

Tee - Thrifted
Jeans - Forever 21
Necklace - Bauble Bar
Shoes - Ballin 

Enjoying the last few days of the kids' winter break. Met a few friends at the beach to enjoy this super warm weather. I did bring extra clothes just in case but honestly thought the kids would just play in the sand and may be get their feet wet. But they were fully swimming and jumping in the waves in that freezing water. Crazy kids.
Also convinced my dad to come with us to enjoy some fresh air and sunshine. Good thing he did cause he is in the hospital today getting blood transfusions. You got to live each day…

Frozen yogurt after lunch...

Typical January activities you could say ! :)

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Check Please

 Today's mixed pattern combo was inspired by October 2013 catalog of J Crew:

I tried on a few different jackets and this seemed to go the best...

 I bought this dress when I was pregnant with my son as it is stretchy and served as a great maternity dress. It was too mod and cool to get rid of so it has been waiting another opportunity in the extra closets. Today was its day! :)

Jacket - Forever 21 (but I got it from a second hand store)
Dress - Forever 21
Booties - Shoedazzle
Earrings - from Turkey (gift from my cousin)
Necklace - Charming Charlie's

Had no real plans today and got to sleep in and took it easy in the morning but managed to shower and get ready and leave by 11:30 or so. Went to the mall with no real purpose. We looked at a few stores for me and the kids and hit the play area and I have to say we were all very successful in not buying ANYTHING at all! I have been an online shopper for so long I swear I loose sight of real life shopping. It just seems so blah and the need to decide is too overwhelming. The only thing nice is you can try on and be certain of the size. I never find the stuff I find online in the store for some reason.
When we got home we relaxed and started the big 800+ piece lego set my son got from Santa. I let him follow the instructions and assemble but I help by finding the pieces and also double checking his steps as he tends to go too fast and one square mistake can cause a major issue in step 55 in these things.
My dad insisted that I write we had pop corn and watched netflix'd show (House of Cards) on TV together. He usually goes direct to bed after dinner but tonight he hung out and we had a roaring fire going so it was very nice.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Up till Midnight

 Here is my NYE outfit…. 
The graphic shift dress with leather sleeves, topped with the shaggy blush coat and my iridescent booties it was quite a hit...

These boots are just so cool. They looked so funky on the website and when they had that 40% off sale I snatched them. So unique and eye catching!

Earrings, Bracelet, Dress, Jacket - Forever 21
Other Bracelet - Ann Taylor LOFT
Booties - Shoedazzle

We woke up early so for once I can join the family for breakfast. Even my dad woke up in time to come with us as well. After breakfast out we came home to relax but then started getting ready for the big night, showering, preparing appetizers, hair, make-up, nails overnight bag packing etc…

We went to our friend's house by 4 PM to start the night. This is our third year in a row spending new year's eve together. 4 families (8 adults, 8 kids) we order dinner, party, have the kids do east coast new year's at 9 PM then put them to bed, play games, drink more and all crash at my friend's big house then wake up for a big breakfast together cooked by our host. The kids love it and so do we.
They even get small fireworks and the kids get such a big kick out of it…We also do mean dance competitions on WII.

We got the kids in PJs before their 'east coast' new year's….

Dancing away to Wii

Playing Gestures….

Finally NEW YEAR's EVE

HAPPY 2014