Today we’re off to Seattle on a train to celebrate his birthday and to attend a conference with my husband!
An absolute essential in a woman’s – especially, in my opinion, a Mommy’s wardrobe: the basic white tee. Wearable all year around, easy to wash (or bleach) and perfect day and night. Here are some ways I work the white tee (Asos).
Casual everyday, hanging with the kids: Skirt: Zara, Shoes: Havianas, Necklace: gift, Bangles: Forever21 and Sunnies: F21 (buy here)
Casual work attire: Pants: Anthropologie, Belt: Spank, Shoes: Ebay, Bangles: Swapped & F21, Earrings: Kazana
A night out (sans kids!): Leggins (faux leather): thrifted, shoes: laundry room score!, clutch: swapped (Banana Republic), bangles: F21 and earrings: gift
Get yourself a white tee – I’ll say it again: an absolute essential!
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I love thrifting! I not only thrift, but welcome hand-me-downs (thank you Mom!), raid our community housing laundry room’s throw-out baskets) and regularly host and attend clothes swaps – this has been ongoing since ’04 so whenever I actually spend money on first-hand clothes I don’t feel so guilty!
Here are some of my latest ‘thrifted’ items:
By the way the pencil skirt is my latest fave item c/o Layerwear Basics. It is super comfortable, durable and can be worn with everything I have. Hail to the neutrals! It retails at $35 and is so stretchy that it would suit all shapes and sizes!
Oh and I can’t forget – my kids are both dressed head to toe in either clothes from consignment stores, thrift stores, swap-meets or laundry room finds. It is VERY unusual to see my kids dressed in something I”d got brand new – if that is the case it is most probably a gift from the Grandparents! Also have been getting my husband into thrifting lately and he’s picked up a few amazing blazers (if only he’d be willing to model them…)
Happy Wednesday faithful readers,
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1. A colourful fall/winter coat
2. A pleated skirt
3. Prints! eg. bright geometric patterns, flowers and the peppy polka dot.
4. Liquid metallics
5. Nature-inspired items eg. Apache patterns (think Pocahontas!), ponchos, fringing, denim, and snakeskin
6. Coloured trousers
Whatever style whether it be high-waisted, wide leg, tapered or cropped: make sure you have some colourful trousers!
7. Leather skirt
Whatever style that suits you: a simple A-line, a sexy pencil or a pleated piece, this is a good investment!
8. Portfolio bag
Larger clutches and portfolio bags are the hottest handbags for fall.
9. High-heeled loafers
Continuing on with the borrowing-from-the-boys trend – the loafer, however feminisied with a heel!
10. A hat!
Felted hats, fedora, turbans…enjoy covering your hair and keeping your head warm this fall!
pictures courtesy of zara, madewell, club monaco and j crew look books for Fall 2011
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Cooler, shorter days. Back to school. Piles of books. Falling leaves. Boots. Jackets. the odd scarf. Fall is almost here!
Here’s my forecast for what we’re going to see this Fall. But as a weather forecaster can get some right and some wrong – expect the same from me – right, wrong and perhaps a few surprises!
1. 70′s fashion
Seventies fashion is going to be a carry-over trend. We’ll see 70′s boho with
more flares and wide-leg pants and 70′s glamour (thin shimmering dresses and high-waisted pants with elegant blouses)
Another carry-over trend is that of the pleat. These are going to hang out with us for awhile so get yourself some. You can still wear the sheer, lightweight fabrics, just style them accordingly for the cooler weather, eg. wear a pleated maxi skirt or dress with socks/tights and heels/boots and some layers on top. Contrast your styles eg. wear a thin, sheer skirt with a boho fur (or faux fur!) or a biker jacket
The luxurious, glamorous, warm, practical fur, faux or real, continues to be popular as a fashion trend in Fall 2011.
5. Solid Metal Jewellery
Clean, simple, minimalist, and modernist jewellery is key for Fall 2011. Look out for cold, hard, solid metal shaped into the forms of cuffs and collars.
images courtesy of theyallhateus, googleimages & Jcrewfall2011lookbook
Leaped out of bed at 7.30 today (despite #2 keeping me up from 3-4am singing to himself in his bed) and wasn’t hungry till 9am (usually I’m shovelling breaky down as soon as I get up). I had a lovely apple mix (above) for breakfast and my morning bottle of water. Spent the morning at my favourite coffee place with friends and our kids and while they enjoyed their Americano’s, I sipped on half of my daily smoothie and munched on a banana. By midday, I was STARVED and digged into a HUGE lunch (below) that was sooo filling and gave me a heap of energy to get through the rest of the day. Took the boys to a waterpark in the afternoon and had the other half of my daily smoothie (sooo good, Katie’s smoothie recipes are THE BEST!). In the evening we went to dinner at a friend’s house and they thoughtfully cooked my fish separate to the others and then we had brown rice and a green salad (again with my own dressing!) Dessert was a fruit platter (all the kids bare-chested tonight!) A bit tired this afternoon and this evening, again not sure if it’s the physical exhaustion of being a single Mom at the moment, the summer heat or the effects of the cleanse, but… one day left!!!