Saturday, November 16, 2013

Season of change

Friday's inspiration was from Bloomingdale's Fall 2013 look book:

 Scarf - TJ Maxx
Dress - Forever 21
Boots - Steve Madden

Well the temperature totally changed on us. Going from low 80s to mid 60s in one day. So I was a bit freezing in this outfit in the morning.
Had to add leggings and a cardigan to my daughter's summer dress etc…
After school got my pedicure done for the big party Saturday night. Since I wasn't getting a manicure or polish on my hands read books to my daughter and fed her the packed lunch I had prepared.
After that we stopped at the post office and I got another letter to protect my identity notorized.
We stopped at home only for a few minutes just to empy our lunch bags pack snack and change my daughter for ballet. Picked up my son and headed to my daughter's ballet rehearsal downtown.
Then back home for dinner and baths an some laundry. I did manage to fit in 2 25 minute workouts to catch-up even!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Game Changers

 This was inspired by Bee from Atlantic Pacific's collaboration with Bauble Bar photos.
She actually has a new collaboration that is pretty cool…. See it here….

 I decided to go with a grey toned animal print for the jacket and heels instead of her brown tones...

 I swear the white slip I wore under the skirt did not show like this. With the flash at night it looks weird and awful but in real life it was just subtle. I had to wear something cause the dress is completely sheer.
The cut was challenging for this outfit. I couldn't make it work the way I wanted to and did not have time to fuss with it more...

Dress - Romwe
Jacket, Heels, blue necklace - Forever 21
Purse - Maxx NY
Gold Necklaces - Bauble Bar
Blue Bracelet - Stella & Dot

Went to a Riviera event promoting the new black berry. Thanks to my friend who happens to be on the mailing list of all these events. At the pool lounge of a downtown boutique hotel it was a cool ambiance. Two free signature cocktails and salmon and steak plates and a dessert buffet. Not bad since all of this was free.
I took my cousin and met my friend and her sister there. Unfortunately none of us won a new phone, just these cheap sunglasses!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Neutral Territory

I wasn't sure if I was going to go out tonight so decided to wear a worthy outfit during the day too. It has been so hot during the days, totally summer. But in the mornings and late afternoon it is totally fall. So hard for me to dress for summer in the morning when it is so chilly. So going with boots and sleeveless is the most I could bare.  This inspiration from Jennifer Aniston's travel get-up was great:

 I love this mix of taupe, tan and white and brown. And I rarely utilize this sleeveless sweater vest so happy to find a combo for it...

 Vest, Tank Top, Jeans, necklace - Forever 21
Boots - Madden Girl
Earrings - Cookie Lee
Purse - Dior

Oh my goodness it was just insane today. I drove around so much that I lost track. I had so much to do at home so normally I would stay out and do the activities in the most time and location efficient manner. But since I wanted to come back home after each event it was soooo much driving around. I drove to and back from downtown 3 times today. First was for the ballet class in the morning. Then we came home so I could shower and cook lunch and clean up the house. Then second time for my dentist appt. Which required setting up a corner in that cramped dentist room for her to play on her i-pad and color. The ladies got a huge kick out of her asking 'how do you spell you-tube?' 
She loves watching music videos on you tube. Yes, she is only 4.5 years old! After the dentist we came home again so I could cook dinner this time and pay the bills. Then picked up my son and came back home again so I could take out the dinner form the oven and help my son with his homework and feed them snacks. Then we went to our soccer/tennis combo which is at the same time but in two different locations that are close but still driving distance apart. So I drop off my son at tennis then go drop off my daughter then go back to my son and pull him out early then go pick up my daughter. Makes me dizzy.  Thank goodness it is the last soccer practice so it won't be this crazy anymore. Although my daughter is already asking to enroll in gymnastics or acting. 
Anyway, after that we came home for the last time and I gave the kids a much needed shower. My mom came over with dinner for them and took over while I got ready. My cousin came over and we had the dinner I cooked then went out to meet the girls at another promotional event that had free drinks and food. Got to love these events. That outfit will be posted tomorrow. :)

 She wanted to pose with me…. This is after ballet before dentist. 
 Her pose….

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

A Girly Spin

Today's combo was inspired by the Victoria's Secret Fall 2013 looks:

I liked this flutter sleeve top so decided to create it with an old top I had and a very old cropped knit top…. Since I have short hair added the long feather earrings for fun….

Knit Top - Victoria's Secret
Chiffon top - Bebe
Jeans - Forever 21
Belt - Ralph Lauren
Booties - Steve Madden
Bracelets/Watch - Cookie Lee & Bauble Bar
Hat - Vintage (Mom's from France)

Started the day with preschool then took my daughter to visit my mom and Step dad who just arrived back from Turkey. I had to rush back home for a quick lunch and another draining phone call to follow up on the identity theft issues then went to pick up my son. We came home so I can cook and helped him with this homework. Then we went to his last swim class followed by his new swim team practice. At home the grandparents were waiting for him anxiously. Spent the evening helping my friend shop for a jacket for her big b-day bash this Saturday.
Missed the workout tonight but stuck with the diet. May be I can catch-up tomorrow morning. We have to see. Have a insanely aggressive schedule tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Jet Black

Today's very black combo was inspired by the Victoria's Secret catalog from this fall:
 I just couldn't go all black though so added the grey/white LS top underneath for some color.

Top, Leggings - Forever 21
Top - Target
Boots - Madden Girl
Bracelets, Watch - Cookie Lee
Necklace - gift from my friend

Well another day dedicated to dealing with the identity theft issues. Over the weekend I found out they opened a savings and checking account and even deposited money. I assume to later write checks that would bounce. Except they had the debit card and the pin mailed to me! I had to go in person to close the account which I still couldn't cause there is money in it but at least it is blocked and their fraud department is investigating. Then I spent an hour at my bank trying to put a fraud alert. That is still on going. Did you know that banks do not run a credit check to open an account. So there is no single database you can put an alert to stop them. It is maddening.
Well at least the fraud alerts are working cause I stopped another attempt to open a credit card through Apple's website.
Since all these took for ever we had so little time towards the afternoon to shop, cook, pick up my son purchase a cake and get the house ready for my Dad's b-day dinner.
Managed it though. I made this interesting dish that involved eggplant and bulgur and bunch of other healthy ingredients. My dad is an adventurous eater like me so I like trying new recipes. Especially if they are healthy…
It was great getting together. Wish I had more time to sit and relax but given it is a school night it was a bit of a rush. I did manage to fit in my day 2 workout though and the nutrition plan is going good. :)

Happy Birthday Dad!