Friday, April 12, 2013

Mirror mirror on the wall I am my mother after all

 This was my outfit last night to an art benefit downtown....

The inspiration was from an older ELLE issue:
I liked the pairing of army green and tan and pencil skirt with military jacket....

 To make it feminine I added the 'eagle' necklace and the brass skull betsey earrings and a single cuff....

 I will wear these Juicy booties forever I think....

Jacket - Romeo & Juliet
Skirt - Bebe
Booties - Juicy Couture
Purse - Michael Kors
Accessories - Betsey Johnson, Forever 21

Had a boring day as I had to take my son to the dentist for two fillings and two extractions at 8 AM! And he had to go on an empty stomach so he was whining the whole morning because we wouldn't let him eat. The kid already eats like a teenager so we knew he would be upset. Sure enough as soon as he was out he begged for food. My mom came to stay with us so she can help which was so nice as she gardened and cooked and entertained the kids! And at night she was starting to flake on going out but I convinced her to get dressed up so she can join me and the girls.

We went to a cute art benefit at a sushi restaurant with a grey goose hosted bar.

Here is my beautiful Mom styling her kika Paprika dress with some edgy  layers and accessories....

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

I'll Chase Them Anywhere

Today's outfit turned out so prim and proper, don't you think!

The inspiration:
 I liked the pops of yellow and coral and use of tweed jacket....

Jacket - Forever 21
Top - Ann Taylor LOFT
Jeans - H&M
Necklace - Etsy, Ring - Park Lane
Purse - Kate Spade
Sandals - J Crew

Had a bit of a crazy day (again!) In the morning I dropped off my son at school than met my friend nearby to pick up her son so I can take both her son and my daughter to school while she attended a private school tour. After school we met her at the mall to run an errand then had lunch together and she took her son back. Then rushed to pick up m son from school. During this whole time my daughter was having major potty issues so I called the nurse/Dr and was told to come in. So again all the plans had to change. Thank goodness my mom was not working so once again she came to rescue by meeting me at the swim school so she can take my son to swim class while I rushed the baby girl to the Dr. It was an exhausting night of taking care of everything let me tell you.... No P90X tonight!

Oh, but as we were waiting to meet my friend she insisted I take her photos....

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Don't you dare close your eyes

 Today's sporty chic was inspired by the recent Bloomingdale's catalog...
They had pages and pages of street style combinations that I were very inspiring...
 I actually say I kind of like my combo better. The charcoal grey '95' on the oatmeal colored sweatshirt pick up the grey tie dye print on the jeans and both have silver glimmer and studs too...

 I was washing the breakfast dishes before this photo didn't realize the water splatter on me was going to show! :)

Of course I couldn't really pull of the high wedges for the park class so I was wearing these fashion sneakers instead....

Sweatshirt, necklace - Forever 21
Jeans - Rock Republic
Sneakers - Steve Madden / bronze wedges - Guess
Purse - Shoedazzle
Sunglasses - Betsey Johnson

Had a nice class at the park today. The lecture was on TV time for kids and all the negative impacts. All the mom's were depressed and feeling guilty as we all admit we tend to rely on TV/ipads/iphones more than we like to admit. The teacher also talked about importance of family dinners and turning all electronics off during that time. When we asked how on earth do we keep kids engaged and sitting at the table she suggested 2 great games to play.... One is you go around the table and every person tells 3 things about their day but only 2 are real and one is fake and the others have to guess which one is the fake one. This was a big hit with my son who actually wanted to go 3 times to come up with funny fake things about his day. Another one is telling what was the best thin and the worst thing about your day. It did get us talking to each other as a group and there was no yelling at them to eat their food or stop interrupting us.
The teacher also advised that the kids should be hungary and that everyone should start eating when all are seated. And to  only expect 15-20 minutes from kids ours age. 

After school had to give my daughter a bath as she was covered in sand mixed with sunblock.
Then my dad came over to babysit her so I can go volunteer at my son's class to help the kids with their art project so the teacher can do her job and teach. Afterwards we ran some errands and came home for a great family dinner....

Juicy Brights

Seem to be on an orange streak lately and bright colors. May be an attempt to bring spring that seems to make sneak peek's here in San Diego but refuses to come fully. 

Today's bright combo was inspired by Anthropologie catalog:

 Love the peplum back of my namesake 'Daphne' jacket....

Jacket - 'daphne' in tangerine by kikaPaprika
Floral top - Anthropologie
Jeans - Forever 21
Sandals, bracelet - J Crew

Preschool this morning and then got a bit too aggressive with things I wanted to fit in before picking up son like, post office, dry cleaners, grocery store and getting gas and sure enough we barely made it by class start time to his first hip hop class. Thank goodness my mom had to come to watch so she took him up as I looked for parking for 10 minutes!
In the end I was so pleased to see that he loves the class like I thought he would. He was smiling the whole time and the small class size of just 4 boys all his age and with a cool male instructor I think he might totally get into this.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Reign of Color

 Wearing the tangerine dress I wore yesterday as a skirt today! It is so comfortable and the a-line works great when it is a skirt as well....
Colorblocked it with the Ocean kika top and used the striped scarf as a belt to add pops of yellows....

 Top - 'Paige' in Ocean by kikaPaprika
Scarf - striped by kikaPaprika
Skirt - 'Portia' dress in tangerine by kikaPaprika
Purse - Kate Spade
Sandals - Asos
Bracelets - Target
Necklace - Park Lane

Went to Turkish school in the morning than went to a pool party at my friend's house and had a nice leisurely afternoon sipping white wine and watching the kids create pool games. It is so nice now the kids can swim and we can just watch them. Although all the hubbies were in the pool as well...