Sunday, September 15, 2013

TRIPPY DAY TRIP!

Hi friends!
Quick update on us. We've been doing well and going to lots of different places, so I haven't spent a lot of time dressing up since it's been day trip after day trip requiring jeans, sensible shoes, etc. -- places in which cute clothes you can't walk around all day in won't cut it. 

But over Labor Day weekend we took a really great day trip to the historic Wild West towns of Walnut Grove and Locke. It was so fascinating, like stepping back in time! In a word, it was quite a "trippy" experience! Here's what I wore:




I decided on a denim skirt instead of jeans because it was a hot day, and I'm really glad I did. The delta breezes were just wonderful but it was definitely hot too. If you ever get a chance to visit the historic towns of the Sacramento River Delta area, I highly recommend checking out both Walnut Grove and Locke!

Hope you all had a great Labor Day weekend! 

Top: Free People
Skirt: True Religion
Sandals: DKNYC

Sunday, July 21, 2013

BARGAIN BONANZA PT. 2 ... AND A DAY AT THE RIVER!

Over the weekend we decided to beat the heat by heading down to the banks of the American River at a park in a neighboring town. Even though it was a hot (104 F/40 C) day, there was a nice cooling breeze and the park was full of huge, shady trees. And of course the river was clear and beautiful! Here's what I wore:


This striped top is another one of my recent super bargains, on clearance for $5 at Walmart! I fell in love with its retro '80s look, and it was perfect for the heat too. It's great for a MOTG or Mom On the Go look because it's so easy to slip on and looks nice with anything.

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! We're facing more high temps over here, so I'm hoping it will ease up a little or that we'll get more chances to go to great cooldown spots like the river!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

BARGAIN BONANZA PT. 1 ... AND THE 4th OF JULY!

How was everyone's 4th of July? For folks living outside the USA, 4th of July is America's Independence Day, celebrated with great fanfare and fireworks all over the land. It's one of my favorite holidays!

It also happens to be my mother's and youngest brother's birthday! It's like we were just meant to come to America, lol! And I'm so glad we did, all those years ago.

We went to a family friend's 4th of July barbecue on the day, but the weekend after we got together at my mother's house to celebrate her and my brother's birthday. Here's what I wore:



I got this wonderfully colorful and comfortable dress on clearance at Macy's for ... get this: $10!!! Can you believe it? But that's not all -- I also got two other maxi dresses, one at Macy's and one at Kmart, both costing $11 and $9 each! OMG - I was in maxi dress heaven! Maxi dresses are great for moms and other women on the go because they're so easy to wear, functional, and pretty too.

I'll upload some pics of those dresses too, hopefully soon. In the meantime, bargains and barbecues made for a most fabulous 4th at our house! Hope you all had a fun and safe holiday too!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

HORRIBLE HEAT ... WITH AN OUTDOOR PARTY

We've had our share of high summer temps over here in the Sacramento Valley, but this past week has been reeeeeally bad. Temps were anywhere from 105 degrees (40.5 Celcius) to 111 degrees (44 Celcius). No ... seriously.

In these oven-like conditions we had to go to a toddler birthday party, an outdoor toddler birthday party. It was for our niece, so of course we went. At first it was not bad, under the trees with food and drinks and presents -- fun! But the heat quickly shot up, and soon it got so bad that we were all kind of forced to call it a day. But it was nice while it lasted!

This is what I wore for the extreme heat, and it worked really well:



Since I'm busty, I need to wear a tank top underneath to hide the bra, lol! But the top was very cool and lightweight and perfect for the weather. 

The skirt was nice too, but this would work just as well with jeans ... when it's not so hot! ^_^

Hope you're all keeping cool and enjoying the summer. We're staying inside, but looking forward to the Fourth of July!

tank top: Mossimo (Target)
Top: Free People
Skirt: Citizens of Humanity

Monday, June 24, 2013

CONCERT IN THE CAFE

This past Saturday my youngest brother, who's in an amazing band called Constellations, held a concert with some other musician friends at a local coffee place, Extreme Java Jungle Cafe. I wanted to wear something a tiny bit dressy but relaxed and casual too, so I chose this:



I love the colors in this top, which is really supposed to be a dress ... but I'm still a bit chicken to wear it that way lol! So I paired it with my favorite brown leggings. 

And I even had jewelry to match!


We had a wonderful time at the show! I asked my brother to put on more concerts! It's been a while since I enjoyed live music at a cafe, so this was a very welcome treat!

Top/dress: Petticoat Alley (Macy's)
Leggings: from Kohls
Jewelry: from Macy's 
Sandals: Dolce Vita

Sunday, June 16, 2013

FATHER'S DAY!

Hope everyone had a great Father's Day! We had a laid-back and nice day. My husband Asoka wanted to go out to eat at an intriguing vegetarian restaurant we saw a while back called Noble Vegetarian, which serves Vietnamese vegan cuisine.

The food was fantastic and the prices were reasonable too! I've never been to an all-vegan restaurant before, so it was a new experience but a great one. We're planning on going back for more one of these days!

I wore my husband's Mother's Day gift, this colorful maxi dress from the Duro Oluwo line for JCPenney:



I first wore this dress to our son's recent birthday party, but wasn't able to do a blog post on it till now. It's a wonderful dress and I love wearing it! It's also very easy to wear if you're juggling young children and/or lots of activity.

Hope everyone had a wonderful Father's Day!

Monday, June 10, 2013

TOT BIRTHDAYS

Hi everyone! Sorry I've been a.w.o.l. for a while! Lots and lots happening around here, from the good (our son's second birthday, a trip to Berkeley) to the not-so-good (a root canal for me - ugh). But I have a little break now, so I wanted to update. 

Yesterday (Sunday), we had two toddler birthday parties! Yes, in one day. I'm soooo exhausted! Well, at least the weather was good. 

The first party was a somewhat dressy occasion since it was  for a little Indian boy, and Indian parties in general tend to be dressier than American ones. The second party, however, was a backyard second birthday for a little Sri Lankan girl, and that was more laid-back. This is what I wore for that party: 



The breeze picked up as we were taking this photo, so I wore a pair of leggings underneath -- good thing, because it got quite windy and cool as the evening progressed. 

As much as I love children's parties, I really hope we won't have to attend two in one day again, lol! 

Dress: Free People
Sandals: Kimel