London, I'm in Love (Part 2)

July 12, 2012

Set 2 of my fave London snapshots! It was wonderful being there in late spring. Everything was in full bloom, and we only had a day or two of authentic London fog and rain. We were there  two weeks before the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and just two months shy of the 2012 Olympics. Streets were decorated and there was a general feeling of celebration everywhere. One thing I absolutely love about this place - cleanliness and order! They have without a doubt, the best public transportation system in the world. We enjoyed taking the underground and double decker buses. Of course their world famous cabbies were also a treat. Shopping - don't get me started! I spent a lot of time in Regent and Oxford streets, as well as at the Portobello Road Market (which deserves its own post).

Most of these photos were taken by my hubby.
View part 1 of our London trip here.

Style File: Peplum

July 08, 2012

I'm really embracing all the feminine shapes and prints that have popped up everywhere. I hope the lady like and more refined style of dressing is here to stay. Yay for understated glamour and sophistication! Experimenting with peplums, and this top was a great intro - it's linen/silk blend and relaxed fit lets me dress it up or down. I'm starting to hoard some fall pieces and the hunter green pants are a great transition piece!

Top: H&M Trend Collection
Pants: H&M ($12.99 what a steal!)
Purse: Zara
Shoes: Zara
Sunnies: Rayban Folding Wayfarers
Watch: Michael Kors

Style File: Fun With Florals

July 06, 2012

Snippets of my fave outfit from our recent trip to Paris! I'm trying to be a little more adventurous with trends, and so far my fave has to be floral print pants. I paired them with simple gold pointy flats, a bright tee, and a classic blazer. The whole outfit was comfortable yet felt so fun and fresh!

PS- That's my super gorgeous and oh-so-fashionable friend Zharah Fichard. She was a stylist at Ralph Lauren Paris. 
On me:
Blazer: Club Monaco
Tee: Forever21
Pants: Zara
Shoes: Steve Madden
Purse: Chanel (vintage)
Shades: Rayban Folding Wayfarers

On Zharah:
Dress: Issey Miyake
Shoes: Christophe Lemaire
Tights and Shades: American Apparel
Bag: Yves Saint Laurent

Style File: A Walk In The Park

July 05, 2012

I can't lie, I would choose a pair of flats over heels any day. I'm just one of those moms that would rather be comfy and practical. However, I will never get over my love for high-heeled shoes so I make the effort to wear mom-appropriate ones when I know I don't need to be on my feet all day long. 

Top: COS by HM
Jeans: Zara
Belt: Hermes 
Purse: Zara
Espadrille wedges: Michael Kors
Sunnies: Rayban folding Wayfarers
Necklace: COS by HM

Little Golden Gate

July 04, 2012

I'm constantly on the look-out for good shoot locations for my little one. I discovered this place during a BART ride once. Kennedy park is off the beaten path, but it's such a fun hidden gem for photo ops! It's home to an adorable mini Golden Gate bridge play area.  Since we aren't in this side of the bay that often, we decided to drop by after our Fourth of July get-together with family for a mini photo sesh.

Natalie is wearing:
Blazer: Zara
Flag shirt: Walmart
Ruffled skirt: Target
Shoes: Toms
Location: Kennedy Park (Union City, Ca)