Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The Forgotten

I recently attempted to clean my close.  I must admit, it was not a very good job - I just have a hard time letting go of things that fit.   The plus side was discovering items that have been tucked away and forgotten.  This dress is one of the forgotten ones. It's like an early Christmas present from Santa :)

Happy Thursday!



Outfit Details:
Kohl's Apt 9 Dress Similar
White House Black Market Belt Similar
White House Black Market Heels Similar
White House Black Market Necklace Similar
Kate Spade Cobble Hill Little Minka Satchel via Gilt.com Same on Sale


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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Yellow Shoes

I have been on a hunt for a pair of sunny yellow shoes.  I was hoping to find something that was simple and timeless that I could wear year around.  I found these on super clearance at Ann Taylor and purchased them.  They are very summery and then I realized, I am not sure I would be wearing bright yellow shoes in the winter.  I know there are no rules on what colors to wear during various times of the year but come fall, I start to crave for colors in richer tones.  

As long as I have been wanting yellow shoes, I am having a hard time styling them.  I just have no idea what these shoes go with.  It's funny, when I didn't have any - I had so many outfit ideas that would've gone perfect with them.  And now ...nothing!  Your help will be much appreciated, I want to wear these a couple more times this summer.




Outfit Details:
The Limited Blazer  Similar
Banana Republic Dress Similar
Accessories Auction Necklace Similar
The Loft Belt Similar
Coach Courtenay Legacy Hobo Same
Ann Taylor Heels Similar


Monday, July 29, 2013

Proud Mama

As you know, yesterday was my son's 1st day of kindergarten.  All I have to say is that my hubby and I are so proud of the little guy.  He didn't cry or show any apprehension and when I picked him up from school, he was so excited to share with me about his day.  

We are so excited to see what this school year will bring and how much he will learn.  

Happy Tuesday!



Outfit Details:
Loft Dress Similar
J Crew Safari Cat Sweater Similar
Fan Fringe Necklace via Groopdealz Similar on Etsy
The Limited Belt Similar
Loft Cabochon and Coral Bead Earrings Same
WHBM Bracelet Similar
Tory Burch Bombe Tote Same in Black
Sole Society Anneke Pumps Same


I wanted to take a gazillion pictures but ended up with only 4.  True story, we brought our son late to the 1st day of school!!!  My hubby and I misread the paper work and assume that school started at 8am for coffee and 830 for the orientation.  We assumed that our son would be with us from 8-830.  We were so wrong, my son was the last kid to arrive.  I even got a phone call from admin office why he was absent on the 1st day of school.



Yup, that's him arriving late to class thanks to clueless parents.


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Sunday, July 28, 2013

A Day Without My Purse & My Fun Day at the Zoo

I hope everyone had a nice weekend.  Today is a big day for our household, it's my son's 1st day of kindergarten.  I am sure I will be one of those sappy parents taking a ton of pictures and crying.  

I wore this outfit last week and during the morning madness of packing lunches and getting ready to leave, I left my purse at home.  Of course, it was a day that I was on the road all day and had no time to  go home to pick up my purse.  

I had my phone and car keys and that was it.  I thought it's okay I don't really need my purse I have what I needed except when I looked at my gas tank.  Luckily, I have nice coworkers that gave me enough money.  I didn't really miss my purse except for my mints & lipstick.  The funny thing was, I was just glad that I had my phone.  Otherwise, I would have been really lost.



Outfit Details:
Gap Blazer Similar
J Crew Skirt Similar
Loft Top Similar
Ann Taylor Cuff Similar
Banana Republic Necklace Similar
Loft Cabochon and Coral Bead Drop Earrings Same
Marc by Marc Jacobs Leather Flap Hobo Same
Ann Taylor Heels Similar


We took a 1/2 day off from work on Friday and decided to head down to San Diego.  Just some silly pictures from our day at the zoo.


Outfit Details:
J Crew Linen Golden Pineapple Tee  Same on Sale
The Limited Necklace Similar
Merona Chino Shorts Same
Target Sam & Libby Kayla Gladiator Sandals Same



 I love how he looks so focused looking at the map and deciding what exhibits to see next.


This little panda is celebrating her 1st birthday today.  She was totally worth the wait.




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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Distressed

Distressed jeans are such a tough thing for me to wear.  First, I just have hard time finding jeans that fits muscular legs.  Second, I have to consider the placement of the holes to make sure they are age appropriate and not showing off body parts that should not be seen.  I have to say these are 1st pair of any type of jeans that are super comfy.  I honestly can't say that jeans are comfy and I know that are lot of people live in them.  I tend to find them just too restricting but now that some are made with some lycra it's little more comfy.  

Do you own distressed denim?  How do you dress them up?  I am thinking of wearing heels next time.

Have a great weekend!



Outfit Details:
Accessories Auction Top Similar
Gap 1969 Sexy Boyfriend Jeans Same
Marc by Marc Jacobs Leather Flap Hobo Same
Chico's Cay Hoop Earring Same
Ann Taylor Bracelet Similar
Nine West Wedges Similar


Linking up with: The Life of the PartyTwo Thirty-Five DesignsDelusions of GrandeurStyle Elixir and Coffee and Bobby Pins.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

White Polka Dots Blazer

I saw this blazer instagram on Franish's blog, I was in love.  It was on clearance and at additional 40% off so the price was right as well.  I was worried that because it is linen that I may be not love it due to linen's reputation for wrinkles. I was surprised at how un-linen this blazer is and love it.  I have been wearing non-stop at the office.  Here's two ways how I styled it for work. 

Have a happy Thursday!


J Crew School Boy Blazer in Dotted Linen On Clearance Now
WHBM Dress Similar
The Limited Earrings Similar
Banana Republic Necklace Similar
Coach Legacy Courtenay Hobo Same
Mossimo Heels Similar



Outfit Details:
WHBM Knit Top  Similar
Anthropologie Yoana baraschi Gilded Estate Skirt via eBay Same
Ann Taylor Katy Peeptoe Slingback Heels On Sale Now
Marc by Marc Jacobs Leather Flap Hobo Same

Linking up with: Mix and Match FashionVodka Infused Lemonade and Penniless Socialite.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Flavor Flav or 4 Weddings and A Funeral


Sometimes, when I put an outfit together I already know what I am going to write about on the blog and this outfit is the case today.  I bought this necklace sometime ago because it was so different from everything that I own.  When I wore it though, I felt I was channelling my inner Flavor Flav who is known to wear a giant clock around his neck.  

While my hubby was taking these pictures, he mentioned that I looked like I was going to a funeral because of the big black hat.  Hence the other half of this title - 4 Weddings and a Funeral which is one of my favorite movies.  I can't remember how many times I've seen this move, I just love Hugh Grant.

So am I more Flavor Flav or headed to a funeral?

So I wore this hat to participate in Marionberry's Style's monthly challenge.  Unfortunately, this was used purely as prop since we had no sunshine all weekend.  We even a sprinkling of rain which is very rare in July for Southern California.  




Outfit Details:
Loft Pointelle Stitch Wedge Sweater Same
WHBM Maxi Skirt Similar
Target Sam & Libby Kayla Gladiator Sandals Same
Stella & Dot Gold Chain & Labradorite Stone Necklace Similar
WHBM Grey Jet Silvertone Stretch Bracelet  Same
San Diego Hat Company Hat Same
Marc by Marc Jacobs Leather Flap Hobo Same



Linking up with these fabulous ladies:  Get Your Pretty OnTransatlantic BlondeRolled Up PrettyBecause Shanna Said SoThe Pleated PoppySuburbsmamaMarionberry's Style  and The Mummy Chronicles.

Monday, July 22, 2013

A Striped Full Skirt

I have been looking to find a full striped skirt in my closet for some time and just never found the right one. Then one day, I stopped by Banana Republic and they have come to the rescue!  This skirt is exactly what I was looking for:  wide stripes, a hint of soft pleats and pockets.  This skirt is super comfortable and easy to pair with all sorts of colors.  I wore the skirt this post here and plan to give this baby a lot more love.  

What clothes item(s) are you on the hunt for? 



Outfit Details:
Banana Republic Anchor Print Top Same
Banana Republic Striped Full Skirt Same
Tory Burch Bombe Tote Same in black
Stella & Dot Necklace via ebay Same
Ann Taylor Pave Link Bracelet Similar
J Crew Factory Emery Flats Same

Linking up with: My Thrifty ChicStyle ElixirThe Fashion Canvas.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Who Knew

I took a chance on this printed blazer and who knew that it would be my go to blazer whenever I need a jacket throw on to keep me warm on these slightly chilly summer nights.  I wore this outfit this past Friday to have a girls night out with a buddy and also to meet Rebecca of Red Tag Chic Los Angeles!  Rebecca is even more beautiful in real life and she is so sweet too. Rebecca co-hosted a blogging event at the Old Navy Santa Monica with other bloggers and it was so fun to meet up and chat with other bloggers.  

 

Outfit Details:
J Crew Ponte Peplum Top Same
NY Collection Blazer Similar
Gap 1969 Destroyed Sexy Boyfriend Jeans Same
Chico's Cay Bib Necklace Same
WHBM Reversible Goldtone Toggle Bracelet Same
Banana Republic Flower Cocktail Ring Same
Marc by Marc Jacobs Leather Flap Hobo Same
Banana Republic Wedges Similar


I also paired this blazer to work with a monochromatic look that I needed a jacket to keep me warm in the office.  If I didn't have this blazer, I have no idea what color blazer/sweater I would have paired this with.  I can't believe I am actually saying this but I think I am on the look out for another printed blazer :)



Outfit Details:
NY Collection Blazer Similar
Banana Republic Top Similar
The Limited Pants Similar
The Limited Earrings Similar
J Crew Bracelet Similar
Loft Bracelet Similar
Tory Burch Bombe Tote Same in Black
Mossimo Heels Similar


Linking up with: Funday MondayMingle MondayPlane Pretty,  My Greatest Hits and Monday Bloom.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Maxi for Work

I love wearing maxi dresses/skirts on the weekends since they are so comfy. Wearing them for work is a bit tough for me since they feel too casual for my office.  I did sneak this outfit in on a Friday where everyone is a little more laid back and ready for the weekend.  For my office, a knit maxi would be a no-no so I choose a skirt that has more dressy feel to it.  I am pretty sure this skirt is made from polyester but it has the silky feel and look.

I've had this maxi skirt for a couple of years and I think Banana Republic even did a reprint of this last year.  I love that skirt is also lined up to my knees so you can't see through it.  By the way, does anyone still wear slips?  I don't think I've worn on since high school ...which was a LOOONGG time ago.

Have a great weekend!



Outfit Details:
Ann Taylor Top Similar
Accessories Auction Necklace Similar
Chico Cay Hoop Earrings Same
Banana Republic Maxi Skirt Similar
Banana Republic Sandals Similar
Tory Burch Bombe Tote Same in Black
WHBM Reversible Goldtone Toggle Bracelet Same
Banana Republic Flower Cocktail Ring Same


Linking up with: The Life of the PartyTwo Thirty-Five DesignsDelusions of GrandeurStyle Elixir and Coffee and Bobby Pins.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

My Life is Complete

If I had to describe myself attitude towards life, I would say I am the cup is 1/2 full type of gal.  I am generally very happy go lucky and know that I have a great life (with my wonderful family & friends).  I also know that I own more clothes, shoes, purses, etc...than what' considered normal so I can't really say I have gaps in my closet.  But some how, I have been on an obsession with all things that are in cobalt blue.  And one of the items that I have been wanting was a cobalt blue purse.

When I look for a purse, I prefer a leather bag that can be worn multiple ways (cross body, satchel).  Having a cross body purse is perfect for the mom in me to keeping my hands free to hold my little and big man hands.  I also love my purses to be on the larger size to keep all my stuff (because I always need to keep 10 shades of lipstick with me at all times).  I have been on a hunt for months for that elusive cobalt blue purse and feeling like Goldilocks, every purse I looked at didn't feel right.  That is until I decided to become a Nordstrom cardholder so I could shop the preview Anniversary Sale.  I didn't really see much in the catalogue that I wanted but when I went behind those curtains in the different departments...it was a whole different story.  

I went to the to handbag department to visit my dream purse and somehow ended up behind the curtains and spotted some cobalt blue bags.  Once I held this Marc by Marc Jacob purse, I knew my life was complete.  I have been wearing this purse non stop and could not be happier with my purse.  BTW, I may have bought this purse as well and maybe some other goodies :)

Have you gone to the Nordstrom Anniversary sale?  If you did, I would love to hear what you purchased.





Outfit Details:
Ann Taylor Factory Top Similar
J Crew Factory Printed Square Scarf Same
Old Navy Skinny Jeans Same
J Crew Flats Similar
Marc by Marc Jacobs Leather Flap Hobo Purse Same in Black (link for Nordstrom not available yet)


Linking up with: Mix and Match FashionVodka Infused Lemonade, Work Clothes, I Suppose and Penniless Socialite.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Out of My Comfort Zone

I had recently ventured into coral nail polish and really liked how it look against my skin so I thought it was time I tried a coral color lipstick.  I ordered a coral lipstick from Bare Escentuals during their friends & family sale and when I received it, my gut told me I had picked the wrong shade.  I told myself (I guess I do have convo with myself sometimes) that let's just try and you may like it.  

The results is seen below after I tamed the color a bit by wiping some off and adding a more pink tone to it.  I have to say, the lipstick is awesome - it had awesome staying power and it did not feel dry at all.   In case you are looking for a great lipstick, it's called Moxie and it has a shade for everyone.  Lucky for me, Bare Escentuals has an awesome return policy and they let me exchange a color that was within my comfort zone. 

Not really a make up horror story but I would like to hear what are some of your beauty disasters.



Outfit Details:
J Crew Factory Clare Cardigan in Scattered Dots Same
J Crew Factory Skirt  Similar
J Crew Factory Necklace Similar
Loft Top Similar
J Crew Factory Bracelet Similar
Banana Republic Flower Cocktail Ring Same
Kenneth Cole Urban Blitz Pave Ring Same
Tory Burch Middy Satchel Same in Different colors
Alfani Heels Similar



Monday, July 15, 2013

Paisley & Polka Dots

I am a big fan of wearing navy & orange so I could not resist buying this pretty dress and blazer from Ann Taylor.  In the past, whenever I wear navy with orange it always feels very nautical but with the mix of paisley and polka dots it feels so different.

Have a happy Tuesday!



Outfit Details:
Ann Taylor Paisley Keyhole Dress Same
Ann Taylor Polka Dot Jacquard 3/4  Blazer Same on Sale
The Limited Beaded Hoop Earrings Same
J Crew Bracelet Similar
Ann Taylor Cabochon Stretch Bracelets Same on Sale
White House Black Market Goldtone White Stretch Bracelets Same
Tory Burch Midday Satchel Same
Ann Taylor Heels Similar


Linking up with: My Thrifty ChicStyle ElixirThe Fashion Canvas.
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