Friday, April 18, 2014

Closet Remix: Navy and white skirt






Not ready to take a picture on this shot : )


Top: H&M (old) // Skirt: Eshakti // Cardigan: White House Black Market (old) // Shoes: Steve Madden via Marshall's // Bag: Dooney & Bourke

Happy Friday!
I hope you are enjoying your day off, if you are off. I am off to work this morning while the kids and my hubby are off.
What else can I say this beautiful skirt? And I am sure I have at least 25 different more ways to wear it. Talk about versatile!
Below are 3 very different work looks with this skirt. Which one is your favorite?

Have a great Easter!






Thursday, April 17, 2014

Baby News: The twins are 9 months old











Ava:

Weight and height: 16 lbs 9 0z, and 27 5/8 in long. About 20% for weight and 35% for height.

Eating: She drinks 4 bottles of formula at about 7-8 oz each. She is drinking every 4 hours. There is nothing she does not like. She eats yogurt for breakfast, and veggies (or fruit) and chicken for lunch and dinner.

Sleeping: She sleeps after her 730pm bottle until 730am or so. She is usually a great sleeper at night. We had a couple of nights she was up and we think it was due to teething. But by far, the best sleeper of the two. She is getting much better at naps and naps twice a da for about 1 1/2 hours each nap/

Schedule: 730-8am Bottle
9am Cereal or yogurt
10-11am Nap
12pm Lunch (veggie/chicken and fruit)
1230 pm Bottle
1-3pm Nap
4pm Bottle
6pm Dinner (veggies or fruit)
7pm Bath
715pm Bottle
730pm-7am Sleep

Clothes: She is wearing 6-9 month clothing and size 3 diapers.

Social: She is definitely talking more. She has said mama, tete (bottle), papa, up. She definitely voices joy and anger. She responds to her name. She is very vocal and smiling at every body she knows. She seems much better with stranger anxiety.

Developmental: She is army crawling everywhere. She is trying to crawl on all fours but can only go a couple of steps. Can sit for a few minutes but does not care to sit much. She can pull up from sitting to standing. She is clapping and waving bye (or hi) to everyone. My sister is teaching her to point and she is wiggling her little finger.

Likes: Playing and talking with her twin brother. Talking to every body and being held by who ever she knows. Reading and singing songs.

Health: She has been doing great!

Aiden:

Weight and height: 16 lbs, 9 0z and 27 1/8 in long. About 5% for weight and 7% for height.

Eating: He drinks 4 bottles of formula at about 7-8 oz each. He is drinking every 4 hours. He pretty much likes everything. But does not like textured food.


Sleeping: He sleeps after his 730pm bottle until 7am or so. But he does wake up once or twice at night some nights. It was teething again right before he turned 9 months, and now I think he just wants to cuddle with mommy : )


Schedule: 730-8am Bottle
9am Cereal or yogurt
10-11am Nap (He is a better napper but times do vary)
12pm Lunch (veggie/chicken and fruit)
1230pm Bottle
1-3pm Nap
4pm Bottle
6pm Dinner (Veggie)
7pm Bath
715pm Bottle
730pm-7am Sleep

Clothes: He is wearing 6-9 month clothing and size 3 diapers.

Social: Still loves to talk (babble) to everyone. Starting to say m and b sounds. He is just starting to say papa.

Developmental: Army crawling every where. Will rock on all fours but has not moved. Trying to pull to standing position.


Likes: Loves play time on the floor and playing with sister in the playpen.

Health: He got his top 2 teeth at about 8 1/2 months.

They are doing so well, and growing like crazy. I can't believe I will be planning their first birthday very soon. Which means they are not babies anymore : ( They always tell you how fast kids grow but seriously, it's in fast forward.

Thanks for stopping by!




Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Work Style: Hot pink and stripes






Top: French Cuff Boutique (local) // Skirt: Target (old) // Shoes: Steve Madden via Ross // Bag: Ivanka Trump via Tj Maxx // Earrings: H&M

Happy Wednesday!
A bright outfit for you guys today, with, of course, stripes. I love pink, and this is by far my favorite. I think pairing a bright piece with a classic one, makes it work appropriate.

A quick stop for this busy week.

Have a great day!

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Work Style: Black and white stripes with red






Top: MNG by Nango via Jc Penney// Skirt: Eshakti // Shoes: Bandolino via Marshall's // Necklace: Forever 21 // Bag: Rebecca Minkoff via Marshall's

Happy Monday!
Here is a classic look with black and white stripes and a red top. And another great skirt from Eshakti. I've noticed that all my pins lately on Pinterest have been midi skirts. I did not think I would ever wear a skirt past my knees. I'm not tall (only 5'1) but I've seen other petite bloggers, and realized that it can work. I always wear heels with midi skirts and tuck in my top to elongate my height.

Are you wearing midi skirts?

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Closet Remix: Stripes Skirt






Top: The Limited (recent but can't find online)(similar) // Blazer: Loft // Skirt: Target (similar) // Necklace: Forever 21 (recent) // Heels: Ralph Lauren via Marshalls // Bag: Thrifted



From left to right:

Outfit 1
Outfit 2

I thought I try my Closet Remix a little bit different this week. I wanted to show you another way I've worn this stripes skirt, and you can also see the other ways I have worn it. I actually bought this skirt late in the summer (2013). I wore it through the winter (with a coat, not shown), cooler temperatures in January and just this week with beautiful Spring weather.

I like pieces that are versatile through the seasons. And you can see how this work through all seasons. I know being here in Houston, we do not get the cold winters that some of you might get, but look for pieces that you can wear throughout the year. Now, there is nothing more that I like than shopping, but I have learned to wear same pieces in many different ways. This way it seems like a "new" outfit. I swear, I could probably not buy a single new thing in a year, and still wear a different outfit each day. But I'm not going to share that with my hubby : )

Have a great weekend!!

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Fit Wednesday: Focus T25 from Beachbody

Hi guys,
Here is a late edition of Fit Wednesday. I'm trying to stay motivated and in turn, keep you motivated to keep up your work outs and healthy eating habits.

I started Focus T25 this week. I know, I know, I'm late to the party, but I need one last push before our beach vacation in May. I am a fan of Shaun T, and have done Hip Hop Abs and Insanity. Hip Hop Abs is a fun, dance-focused work out. Insanity is a crazy-hard workout, but very effective. And now, I'm doing T25. I just started so I can't give a full review just yet, but I can share what I think so far.

1) It's different than Insanity. It is a more controlled workout. Movements are more focused. I wouldn't say it's easier, but it is doable.
2)25 minutes, 5 times a week. That's it! This busy mama of 3 little ones was sold at 25 minutes.
3) You have a calendar and do a different workout each day, each week. Alpha, the first section, is 5 weeks. The Total Body Toning today kicked my tail. I thought Cardio from the first day was easier than Insanity, but still a great workout.

So far, I'm pumped to have my workouts planned for the next 5 days. It's only 25 minutes, and seriously anybody can work out for 25 minutes right?
I squeeze my workouts in after kids are in bed, about 8pm every night. I don't have to think about it and I have no option. I have to check off the checklist I got with the videos. And nothing feels more motivating than to see the progress along the way :)

I found another twin mama who gives her review Here.

Just wanted to motivate you to get up and work out. Whatever it is and have fun!

Below are some quotes to motivate you and me:



And another great 5 week workout:



Work Style: The pixie and coral






Top: The Limited (Similar) // Pants: Old Navy // Shoes: Nine West (similar) // Bag: Cole Haan (similar) // Necklace: Forever 21 (recent)

Another look with the Pixie pant from Old Navy. I decided to add a bright color, like this coral top from The Limited. I love the flowy (is that a word?) blouse look with pencil pants, but I think it's a tricky look to pull. But it works when paired with a slimming silhouette from skinny pants and tall heels.

I get asked where I get inspiration from to put outfits together. I read lots of different styles of fashion blogs and of course, Pinterest. But I also just pair pieces together and give it a try. Sometimes it work, and sometimes it doesn't. It also never hurts to push the limit a bit. I love adding color to my outfits and hopefully you guys can get inspiration to do the same.

Have a great Wednesday!

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