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A 30 something blogging about her love affair with Fashion.....among other things!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Channeling Beyonce (or at least trying...) among other things

I was fooling around today, trying to recreate celebrity styles I like.  There are not many celebrities that inspire me when I dress because they are way too sexy and bold for my taste. However, I love Beyonce off style, off as in when she is not on stage or walking the red carpet. The woman knows how to do casual, without being shockingly exposed (like Rihanna).
So for today I had this outfit in mind.

 But I decided to change at the last minute because as much as I love this combo, I just did not feel like wearing it today. Then I went for this instead:

Hat - Perth Australia
Top - Gap
Skirt - H&M
Shoes - Report via Ross
Bag - Daiso
Bracelet - gifted

In reality I so wanted to reproduce the same exact look as this one. But I am lacking a pink top ( I am on the hunt for a fuchsia one) and a printed maxi skirt . But no worries, I just pulled two of my faves pieces together and voila. Easy, breezy for a wonderful day at the park.

I decided to take the kids to Yamashita park at the last minute (meaning at around 2PM). We were just there on Sunday but I promised them we would go back because they discovered that there was a jungle gym inside the Happy Lawson store next to the park.

The Jungle gym inside the Happy Lawson- There is a coffee shop where parents can relax while their kids play- No obligation to purchase anything at the shop

On our way to the park, I spotted a long line in front of this recently opened restaurant Eggs'n Things.

This is just a quarter of the line

 I have been wanting to try it out because I love eggs, plus it has a Hawaiian theme. But judging from the line I will have to wait until the hype dies down to go there. I will give it a couple of months and see how it goes. Japanese are well known for lining hours to eat at a good restaurant (or be the first to buy the latest video games, or the first to check a new hot spot). But that is just not me. I do not have the patience to wait in line for anything. I would rather stay at home and make a reservation if possible. And if not, I have the patience to wait until I am the last person ever to try a new restaurant (wait comfortably at home that is). 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Easy, Breezy, Playtime


Talk about a crazy week. I cannot wait for tomorrow to come, so that I can laze around all day at home doing nothing. Life as a Mother is pretty hectic, let me tell you...

Today my sons and I were invited to a kiddie bday party. Here is what I wore

Scarf - Joa
Safari jacket - Thrifted
White tee- Shimamura
Dress - Ross
Shoes - Ross
Earrings - H&M


I wanted to be breezy today and this dress was perfect for it. I do not know about you but I can live an entire life in this kind of dress. I just wish I had many mores. They are just too easy to style. Actually the idea for the styling came to me a while ago while I was on Pinterest. But I just came around to reproduce the look now. Check the original here.

My head wrap was also an inspiration from Pinterest , check it out here


I went out of the house wearing beaded sandals but came back to change into my wedges. I am getting tired of the comfort look with flats. I need me a bit of height and these babies get the job done without killing my feet. I still cannot believe that they are so comfy.
Summer vacations have officially began today. I have to start planning playdates, trips to the zoo, to the pool and what not. I need to get my kids entertained and I need to get my butt off the couch for once. But not tomorrow. Tomorrow, my butt is glued to it no matter what.


Monday, June 11, 2012

After party


I had my "family" in Japan over for a home party yesterday. We shared lots of food, laugh and ideas. As usual I am happy but exhausted. In fact I was so tired that after cleaning up this morning, I did nothing but laze around and catch up on the Internet. Plus the hubby was nice enough to take us out for some sushi so I practically did not do much all day. 

I am wearing the same outfit two days in a row (for the party and to go out today) because it is so comfy and colorful.

Scarf - Walmart
Kaftan - Langkawi Mall
Pants - Thrifted
Shoes - 9.99 shoe stores in Harwin
Accessories - bought (Vivre Yokohama), gifted and thrifted 

I really need to learn how to pose. I have no idea what is my best angle and how to play with the light. I am very clumsy when it comes to striking a pose that will highlight the clothes but also show my best features. All the hours spent watching ANTM were a waste! Tyra would be disappointed. 

Saturday, June 9, 2012

With all odds

Today was the day I decided to wear my tulle skirt I bought months ago. I was ready to brace the rainy weather and wear the skirt for it had been sleeping in my closet for so long. What was the occasion you ask? Well, I had lunch at a restaurant hotel with other friends.
The Skirt

Yesterday I spent one hour and a half trying to style the skirt. I was not hundred percent happy with it but I was okay. This morning I wake up, wear the thing in a rush and get out of the door, only to realize that I forgot my leggings (the skirt is calf length), I did not like the scarf I wore, and it was cold outside. To top it all the Mr. was not really digging the style. Not that I listen to him anyway when it comes to style, but that just did it for me. So I went back home to change and here is what I wore:

Turban - Jerusalem Halal meat shop
Jacket - Thrifted
Shirt - Thrifted
Pants - Ross
Shoes - Shimamura
Enveloppe clutch - Thrifted
Necklace - Fidak 2001
Ring - Forever 21

I felt better about the new outfit I put together in five minutes. The only part I did not like was that the jacket was a bit wrinkled. Nevertheless it was comfy and classy (can't go wrong with dark slacks and white shirt). I even got compliment on the color of the jacket, which seems to suit me perfectly. I got it at a 390 Mart in Winter and waited all Spring long to rock it. But there was never a good time and then it became too hot to be worn until today.

Had this beaded necklace for more than 10 years now and it is only the second time I am wearing it. Shame...

I had a blast at lunch. It was a buffet so all my friends indulged. Here are pics of my plates.

Smoked salmon, carrot salad, fried shrimp, potatoes, pizza, cauliflowers..

Ice cream, tiramisu, chocolate cake and cookies

I wish we could have stayed longer. The buffet was only available for one hour and a half. But we made that time count. I am thinking the skirt will have to wait for another day!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Runway skirt

Another Saturday, another week end. The weather is supposed to be bad, but they said it would rain the entire week and it did not. I just went out to do the usual errands: groceries. I should like Saturdays more but it just hard when you are woken up by kids at 6 in the morning, then you get to spend the rest of the day cooking two elaborate meals, and running to buy groceries. In fact the only highlight of the day is the small hours between breakfast and lunch when I get to check my favorite bloggers or blog myself.
Anyway today for another boring Saturday, I got to wear this:

Scarf - Walmart
Cardigan - Thrifted
Top - Ross?
Skirt - Thrifted
Ring - Forever 21

I bought this skirt last year in Summer. I loved the fullness of it but also the Indian inspired design. Yet I have not worn it much because it is too long, and it gives me kind of a muffin top. Plus it is not the best skirt to run with (like when you have to run down the hill to catch the bus).

Nevertheless I really love it because it makes me feel like a model. The way the skirt moves when I walk, I can almost pretend that I am in Paris Fashion week. And when the wind lightly sweeps it up, I could almost die of happiness. And I wanted to be happy today so I wore this wonderful skirt on an ordinary day.

Do you have clothes that make you feel like you were a model?
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