Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Mixing Prints

There is a lot of mixing going on in this outfit. Black pants, blue purse, grey shoes, polka dots and paisley prints. In theory it sounds too busy but somehow mixing the pieces coalesced into a workable uniform. I never know if my "cocktail" works until I try it all on, which makes it all the more fun.

On Erika: H&M scarf (in stores nows), Hinge Chambray shirt, Phillip Lim bag
On Layla: Nordstrom Baby Bib and Jeans

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Pasadena Trip

One of my favorite Sunday excursions is a trip to the Rose Bowl Swap Meet; Today was our first time going since Layla was born. We arrived a little after 8:00 am, which is considered late arrival to the serious swap meet junkies. Nevertheless we scored some amazing loot, including a branded cow hide rug similar to one I have been eyeing at Room and Board for half the price. After the swap meet we putzed around old town Pasadena and visited the newly opened Mohawk General store and finished off our morning with bloody Marys at Cafe Santorini. More to come on my favorite accommodations and attractions in Pasadena.

On Erika: H&M sweater (in stores only) similar online, H&M tee, Joe Jeans, Nike High Tops, Free People Hat, Fallon necklace

Friday, February 7, 2014

A girl and her tutu

 Tutus are undoubtedly one of my favorite creations, especially when wore on a 7 month old babe. Layla seems to be equally enthralled with the layers of tulle and enjoys wearing it with embroidered heart tights and pink Chuck Taylors'.  Unfortunately, this particular tutu is sold out at Target but here are some of my favorite alternatives: 1/2/3

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Valentine's Day

Now that we are a solid month into the New Year and well past the Holiday craze I have found myself in a lull. I feel as if I am repeating the same day over and over again and living out my very own groundhog day. Fortunately, the anticipation of Valentine's day is gradually lessening my stale state of mind as I focus on exciting plans with my loved ones. I am also hopeful one of these items will pop into my world on February 14th.

The goods: 1/2/3/4/5/6/7

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Trending Now-NEOPRENE Swimwear

Pool boys worldwide are dying over the neoprene trend in swimwear. Achieving goddess status poolside has never been so easy in these black faux leather two pieces. Not only are these suits aesthetically pleasing, but they are also functional.  Neoprene is the same material used to insulate wetsuits.
(Suits: Mikoh, Triangl)