Saturday, August 31, 2013

Happy Weekend

N-O-T-H-I-N-G.  That is what's on the agenda this long 3-day weekend. And for once, I did not book one getaway, one event, one dinner.  I am keeping it local in Los Angeles and plan to veg out, clean the house and get my life organized.  Let alone keep cool with this scalding heat wave.  Hope you enjoy your long weekend and take the time to rest and relax too!

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Peachy Keen

A peach tone story to transition from summer brights to fall earth tones.  This shade could be tough for my own personal skin tone, but love the accents. I can hardly resist that fur jacket either.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Happy Birthday

Today is a special day at is the birthday of the special man in my life and the dude behind the camera and the dad that entertains my kids while I work on this little side job.   Happy Birthday to my hubby - thank you for everything you do for this family. Without you we wouldn't survive a day in this world.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Chanel Theme Dinner Party

Ooh la la.  One of my utmost favorite party themes for one of my nearest and dearest friends in life... a Parisian chic Chanel birthday dinner for my bestie.  We both share an admiration and idyllic love for Coco Chanel and Paris (see my pinboard here).  So when she asked me to help throw a bash in her honor, this theme came first in mind.  The bestie is fond of classic black colors, timeless with pearls, and enjoys a good glass of champagne so I included all these elements for a perfect dinner party....oh and a perfume station too!  See details below. 

Sunday, August 25, 2013


Here's a sneak peek of this weekend's birthday festivities.  Phew - I successfully styled and planned it with the help of a few extra hands.  Especially the Hubs - my saving grace who climbed the rooftops in scorching heat to string Christmas lights across the backyard. So many snaps with very little time to edit and upload...but it will be worth the wait to share this Parisian chic dinner party with all of you.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Happy Weekend

Helllo!! Forgive me for being MIA this past week.  1 day away from blogging turned into 2 days, and then 3, and before I knew it I let the whole week go with out posting a single entry.  It was so necessary to take a break from blogosphere.  Both the Hubs and I have been traveling in and out of town and as a result of the Las Vegas artificial air, I caught a cold. And today I am scrambling to put a dinner party together in a matter of hours. The pressure is on!! Stay posted on my instagram for the latest updates on the par-tay.  Have a great weekend! xx

Sunday, August 18, 2013


There are very few weekends left of summer before they are fully committed to soccer practices and football games.  So we relished this weekend doing everything and anything possible.  A date night with the Hubs, picnic with friends, 1st birthday dohl party, and baking some goodies (to name a few).  And now lies a busy week ahead.  A quick trip to Vegas and a dinner party to prep in less than a few days.  Stay tuned for the shenanigans to begin. 

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Denim Overalls

It's hard to believe that I have come to an age where I have seen fashion cycle around not once, but at least two, sometimes three times!  In this instance, denim overalls have resurfaced and I am sad to say that I have given up my old Guess? ones from the early 90's.  But I heart the modern twist to the below looks.  Adding some heels gives trend a chick and more grown-up look...and these aren't your typical farmer's daughter overalls.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Phillip Lim for Target

I am counting down the days for 2 high-low designer collabs that are launching this fall.  One of them being Isabel Marant for H&M - of which I will be camping out the night before at the mall.  But secondly, there is a ton of hype amongst the fashionista crowd for the up and coming Phillip Lim for Target line. And there's a lot to be excited about....trench coats, leather details, navy tones, and comic book connotations. All within price points as low as $19.99 to as high as $299.99.  Get a sneak peek of the look book below.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Classy & Fabulous Chanel Inspired Theme Party

I am faced with a tough but fun challenge - planning a Chanel themed birthday party for one of my dearest and closest friends.  Tough in the sense that I have very little time to put this together (12 days and counting, eek!) but also, since this is a theme that is based on my utmost favorite designer, the options are endless. Pearls, bows, camellia flowers, Paris...where do I even begin? 

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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Around Here

No obligations.  No commitments. A free weekend that was necessary for my haste life.  
I finally had a weekend to catch up on everything somethings. 

To update calendars.  This one is currently organizing my life.  Between mine and the Hubs' travel schedules, and school starting shortly, I needed to get calendarized.

To transition Big D in a big boy bed (finally!). more photos to come shortly.

To plan birthdays and brainstorm gift ideas for several upcoming birthdays for those I love.

To shop online on the many, many friends and family events going on.  Did you take advantage of the 35% off from the Gap? I did, I bought this, this, this

To watch TV and get caught up on my DVR.  I just got hooked on this show


Thursday, August 8, 2013

Summer Skirts

Since being back from the fabulous city of Paris, and immersing myself in French culture and fashion, I have found new ways to resuscitate and re-invent old clothes that have been sitting, collecting dust in my closet for years.  Skirts in particular - they have definitely been my summer staple this season. This particular circle skirt was on the brink of getting tossed to Goodwill, but I decided to give it another whirl.  I think I'll keep her a little longer.  

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Mom Talk: Not Perfect

I never strive to be a "perfect mom' fact, the benchmark I aspire for is wading above water, just trying to keep these kids alive.  And a few weeks ago, an instance occurred that reminded me I am not the quintessential mom.  So to be frank, what I did was lock my kids in the car.  Keys and cell phone included.  In 85 degree weather.  In rush hour traffic on a busy street.  It was horrible. Mortifying. Panic spewed.  I won't go through the sordid details of how it happened, why it happened.  But I can thank my eldest prince for saving the day.  Fortunately, he was not strapped to his carseat.  So I guided him to find my keys and pop the rear door open - a mere 15 minutes of panic later.  So I write this post to share with other mothers. I juggle a life as a career woman, aspiring blogger, wife, and mom - but I do not consider myself the perfect mother.  I am just trying to keep it real and share the real. 

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Back To School Photo Ideas

Summer is beginning to wind down, and the kids will be heading back to school in the next couple of weeks (where did the summer go?).  So one of the best things about back to school is shopping for new school supplies and duds.  Second to shopping, the next best thing are first day of school photos.  You can see how fond I am of shooting milestone photos of the boyz on birthdays and now first day of school here, here, and here.  Now I am finding so much creativity for first day of school photos I thought I shared them with you.  For more sign ideas you can go here.

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