Posts Tagged ‘bracelets’

30 for 30 Remix – Day 21

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

It is hot, hot, hot here.  And by hot, I mean I’m absolutely melting in this pair of cropped pants.  Whose idea was it to include 3 pairs of pants, 4 jackets, and 2 cardigan sweaters Kendi’s 30 for 30 Remix Challenge?

Oh yeah, it was mine.


cropped pants


brown belt

brown heels

Gifted t-shirt, The Limited cropped pants, Lucky Brand heels, Charming Charlie bracelets, Gifted ring, Michael Kors watch, JC Penney earrings

30 for 30 Remix – Day 20

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Instead of posting Day 20 of Kendi’s 30 for 30 Remix Challenge, I really, really, really, would much rather post a picture of David’s back.  I mean, it’s the most terrifying, yet funny, site you’ll ever see.  Ever. 

After going boating this 4th of July weekend, it has turned a nasty shade of fuchsia.  Yup.  Fuchsia.  Not pink.  Not red.  Fuchsia.  He says it’s the worst burn he’s ever had.  And it is.

But what makes this burn much more violent than any other, (because, yes – he gets a serious burn at least once a summer since he refuses to put on sunscreen so he can ‘sit in the sun 5 minutes to get some color’) is the fact that he actually tried to use sunscreen this time.  Keyword:  tried.

I mean, the front of him is fine, and so are his sides, neck and ears, but his back. is. not.  But the best bit about it: the hand prints.  Since David tried to slather his own back with sunscreen there are skin colored hand prints everywhere.  It’s hysterical.  At least, to me it is.  David, on the other hand, is in immense pain and doesn’t think there’s anything funny about it and won’t let me post a picture of  it.

Party pooper, right?

I think the sunburn sucked out his sense of humor.

I mean, white hand prints + sunburned back = funny.  And should be blogged about.  Pain Shmain.

floral skirt and belt


pink tank top

brown sandals

Ann Taylor Loft tank top, Dillards skirt, Lucky Brand shoes, Piperlime belt, Stella and Dot necklace, Michael Kors watch, Charming Charlie bracelets and ring

30 for 30 Remix – Day 18

Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

I cringed when I bought this checked button down from JCrew.  I mean, I never spend $80 on a shirt.  Never.  You see, it’s not that we can’t afford it, it’s more that I’m a bargain sale shopper.  Or as David would call me – cheap.  However, I prefer to call myself frugal – but tomato, tomato.  (Did you see where I was going with that one?  Nudge.  Nudge.)

But seriously, I’m so glad I bought this pink checkered button down.  I wasn’t quite sure how well it would work in my wardrobe which is why I included it in Kendi’s 30 for 30 Remix Challenge – and so far, it’s gone with everything.  At least, according to me.

And really, that’s all that matters.

red shorts

blue nail polish

jcrew shirt

nude sandals

JCrew shirt, Gap shorts, Lucky Brand sandals, Michael Kors watch, JC Penney bracelets, Gifted ring

30 for 30 Remix – Day 10

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

I love tuelle skirts and when I discovered this one in an adult size, I grabbed it.  Add a pair of silver sneakers, a stripe tank, and slew of silver bracelets and you’ve got a sweet summer outfit.  I mean, why should 5 year old girls have all the fun? 

tutu skirt

silver bracelets

stripe tank top

silver tennis shoes

Gap tank top, Dillards skirt, Gap tennis shoes, Stella & Dot jewelry, Gifted watch

30 for 30 Remix – Day 7

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

 I love wearing a simple skirt, shirt, and flip flops on a hot and muggy day.  Holy cow, it’s hot here!  I think I’m going to melt.  Seriously.


Old Navy Jean Skirt

Old Navy Jean Skirt

Gap Flip Flops

Gifted t-shirt, Gap flip flops, Old Navy jean skirt, Gifted bracelets, Michael Kors watch

30 for 30 Remix – Day 6

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

This is the first time since I was about five that I’ve worn a romper.  I got it on super sale at the Gap a few weeks ago and was waiting for Kendi’s 30 for 30 Remix Challenge to give it a go.  This outfit is so cute in person, but I’m not super psyched about how it translated to the blog.  I’ll style it better next time.  Promise.

Gap Jean Romper

Gap Jean Romper

Gap Jean Romper

Gap Metallic Wedges

Gap jean romper, Gap wedge heels, Stella and Dot bracelets, necklace, and earrings

30 for 30 Challenge – Day 24

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Here’s the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth:  it’s been raining, sleeting, and snowing all day here and the boys and I have been homebound.  So honestly, the only reason I changed out of my sweats today was to take these pictures for Kendi’s 30 for 30 Remix Challenge. 

And then, I put my sweats back on.

Banana Republic blazer, The Limited button down, Gap jeans, Vera Wang for Kohls shoes, Target necklace, Kenneth Cole ring, JC Penney bracelets, JC Penney earrings

30 for 30 Challenge – Day 16

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

I adore all the romantic ruffles that have been making waves in fashion.  Smaller details can make all the difference, so consider giving your casual cotton and easy knits a modern update.  An outfit that would otherwise feel flat comes to life thanks to little extras that add visual interest.  Tiny elements of texture on a T-shirt, or even a menswear button-down with a tuxedo like ruffle trim, can offer your everyday wear some flair.

Try it!  You’ll like it!

TJ Maxx blouse, Gap jeans, DSW riding boots, JC Penny bracelets, JC Penney earrings

The Boy Who Wears Bracelets

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

“Take that off,” she demanded when she realized what her toddler was wearing.

“You’re a boy! Boys do not wear bracelets.” And as she said it, she ripped off his pink plastic prize and flung it to the floor. And he started crying. Hard. But she didn’t care. She just rolled her eyes at her friend and continued her conversation about how the fence her next door neighbor is building is ruining her property value.

“Mommy,” Latham looked up at me and blinked, “why did that lady take his bracelet?”

“I’m not sure, buddy,” is all I felt comfortable saying, since we were standing right behind the woman and the son she just scolded.

David, Reichen, Latham, and I were at the Outdoor Movie and Fun Night the mom’s group I belong to organized. It was a cool summer evening and the boys (and by the boys, I mean Reichen, Latham, and David) were having a blast jumping in the bouncy house, playing toddler golf, and stuffing their faces with hot dogs, chips, and watermelon flavored snow cones.

It was getting dark, but before we spread out our blanket for the night’s feature flick, Toy Story II, Latham and Reichen wanted to play one more game. So we stood in line behind a little guy who couldn’t have been more than 2 ½ to play the Tootsie Roll game. And since his mom was no where in site, when it was his turn, I explained to all three little dudes how to play it.

“All you have to do,” I said, “is pick a lollipop.” “And then, you just have to tell me the color of your stick.” “If you have a green stick, you get to pick a prize from the green bowl. If you have a red stick, you get to pick a prize from the red bowl.”

I watched all three little guys gasp and giggle when they realized not only did they get to eat the lollipop, but they got to pick a prize, too.  They were psyched!

The bowls were full of all sorts of fun stuff such as bubbles, crayons, playing cards, and bracelets. And the little boys couldn’t wait to choose a lollipop and claim their reward. Reichen picked bubbles from the green bowl. And Latham and the other little guy choose pink bracelets from the red bowl.

“Look, mommy! I’m just like you,” Latham laughed when he held out his chubby little arm for my inspection.

“I know, baby,” I smiled. “You look just like mommy,” and I held out my wrist as well.

Latham loves bracelets.  And he has ever since he brought me a bangle from my jewelry box several months ago and asked if he could wear it.  And when 4 year old Lexy, one of his best buddies, offered him a bunch of rubber band bracelets, he wore all of them from his wrist to his elbow for two weeks.  He never took them off.  Ever.  And we let him.

“Why,” I replied, when David wondered one time why Latham was wearing bracelets. “He’s only 2 years old.”  “He doesn’t know what boys should wear and what girls should wear.” “He just likes to wear them.”  “And who cares, anyhow,” I laughed, “if wearing bracelets makes him happy, who are we to take that away.”  And David agreed.

And that’s the last conversation David and I have ever had about it.  My baby will figure out soon enough that boys don’t really wear bracelets.  So until then, he can wear them all he wants.  And when he asks why another mommy ripped one off his friend’s wrist, I’ll just shrug and say, “I don’t know, buddy.”

Because I don’t.