June 15, 2014

Disneyland 2014 [Day 1]

Alas, a quiet moment to post about Willow's first trip to Disneyland! It's been a crazy hectic month and a half! Between the family vacation, passing around/nursing the same cold in our home for 3 weeks, executing Bamboo Sky's 8 year anniversary party, prepping for next weekend's Honolulu Night Market and simultaneously planning Willow's 3 year birthday party, I've had no time even think about blogging (I was on a roll last month, huh?! lol). I tell ya, a mother's work is NEVER done….. EVER, EVER, NEVER, EVER. 

Anyway,  even though I really should be sleeping, I can finally take a peaceful moment to reminisce about the amazing vacation my thoughtful brother planned and funded for the whole family!
We spent the first few days in San Diego with Shane's family, then two full days in Disneyland and California Adventure Park, followed by a little business buying for the shop and a few free days for personal shopping and fun in LA!

Here's day one: California Adventure Land!
Upset that we had to take a picture before our first ride 

A ride can change any grumpy baby's mood!
Willow: AA dress, BabyGap vest, Zara hightops
Me: F21 "dress", Abercrombie shorts, Schutz sandals
Uhhh, don't let our smiles fool you… scariest ferris wheel ever. Seriously.
Girl talk: "Oooo I like your amulet" " I like your vest"

Best ride ever! 
Like a boss
Where Shane gets his good looks from ; )
All of us! Breeden/Youngs! 
Shoe selfies. Duh

May 27, 2014

In Full Bloom

dress (f21) sandals (nine west) bag (deux lux)

A quick OOTD post upon my return from Disneyland (which I'll post about in detail soon!).  We had an amazing time, but now it's back to reality, sinus cold and all.  Anyone ever feel like they need a vacation from their vacation?

Picked up this ultra comfy dress from F21. It's ironic because the full scale, large blooms over my stomach exemplify my physical changes to a T.  Baby has been growing at an accelerated rate from just a mere 2 weeks ago and I'm only 6 1/2 months!!! I still have a ways to go and I only remember feeling this uncomfortable with Willow at the very end. Ugh, that's it! I'm done making babies. lol!

Anyway here's a little teaser from our trip.  Tons more pics to come (after I prepare for our 8 year anniversary party coming up this weekend)

May 12, 2014

Light Layers

boxy crop tee (f21), tie dye tank (f21) trousers (old bamboo sky, but similar here in a cotton fabric and here with a really cool detail!) Classic Q Natasha crossbody (Marc Jacobs) 1/4 pipe necklace (made by and gifted by Tramanh of Phi-style) Soiree heels (Jeffrey Campbell, being restocked at Bamboo Sky very soon!) various bracelets

In the event of humid topical weather, wear light layers! I picked up some easy breezy, thin staples from Forever21 last weekend.  For obvious reasons, I won't be wearing the cropped tee solo for a while, but I love the drop shoulder (cos it hides my huge triceps. No, really!  I have muscular triceps like my calves) and of course the semi-sheer, light-weight knit sealed the deal. Such a good basic, I bought it in black and grayalso because at $9.80, how can you not?

I layered it over a tie dye ribbed racer tank (also from f21) and paired it with my go-to white tapered leg trousers from Bamboo Sky.  We're sold out of these in white, but I just restocked them in classic black!!! For the pants, although I fit the small just fine,  I'm wearing the medium because I enjoy a little more slouch over the ankle area, giving it an effortlessly relaxed vibe.  Plus, when you sit and stand back up, I hate when the cuff rides up your leg and your forced to do unlady-like adjustments, so I appreciate the extra length.

Have a cool and breezy Monday!

May 08, 2014

Bright White Details

dress (Abercrombie) vest (sold out Nastygal) Shoe Cult Flux Sandal (Nastygal) earrings (bamboo sky, on-line) bracelets & sunnies (bamboo sky, in-store) clutch (sold out Zara)

It's hard to tell because Tuesday's overcast sky was casting a bizarre and unfavorable Jersey Shore tan on my bright white details [and skin] causing them to look rather dingy [and my legs to look like those of an Oompa Loomp's], but my white accessories are indeed perfectly white!

Anyway, regardless of the odd natural filter of these pics, I like the idea of having a little "pops" in the smallest of details. See…. pedicure matches the bracelets, manicure matches the shoes!  I kept everything very simple in my Abercrombie striped bodycon dress and favorite old Nastygal vest.  Throughout the work day I switched between these really rad Flux Sandals and my metallic Superga's seen here. Again, an obvious ode to my "naked foot" footwear obsession, I love the nothingness of these heels, but they're not the most comfortable shoes for a full day of retail so a back up pair was totally necessary.

How many of you go to work in nice shoes but secretly wear slippers or flats at your desk? LOL!

Happy Thursday!