A friend of mine got married this past weekend in Napa Valley. She had a beautiful Indian wedding ceremony and a lot of the female guests (outside of the immediate family) were dressed in saris. To emulate the same festive and colorful feeling, I wore this maxi skirt in a mustard yellow and royal blue pattern. It was a random find I discovered during a weekend stroll through Eastern Market. I loved the vibrant print and volume and thought it would be perfect for the occasion.
At the last count, I think I own about six or seven striped tops and dresses. Stripes have become my go-to pattern and I can always spot enough variation to justify the purchase of a new piece. The newest one is from J. Crew and incredibly soft and warm. So far, I have worn it with a blazer for work, with jeans on the weekend, and most recently with a skirt for family photos (A approves!). Read more
Hey everybody! I am very sorry to have gone MIA the past month and half. Things have gotten real busy as work has ramped up along with regular mommy duties. With all of that going on, it’s been hard to find time, let alone inspiration, for a blog post. Luckily, I had some down time over Labor Day to give me some renewed energy. That energy went towards babyproofing now that A is fully mobile and “ranging” all around (a term hubby has used to describe his scooting and crawling to and fro).
How does one know what needs babyproofing? It’s actually pretty easy to figure out. Step one, find a squirmy infant or toddler. Step two, set them loose and see what they touch or get near…it’s guaranteed to be a safety hazard. After a couple of weeks of following A everywhere he went and covering corners with my hand, I knew I wanted A to have freedom so that he could explore and learn, but not have carte blanche on the entire house. Considering our first floor is open concept and where we spend the most time, I chose this area as his safe space and made a few key modifications while maintaining its style. Read more
I blinked suddenly we are more than halfway done with summer. Where did the time go?! I plan to use the weekend to finish up on some home projects, catch some rays, and finally get a much needed cut and color. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
- EAT. Kolaches are the new cronut.
- SHOP. I know this seems ridiculous, but I am kind of in love (and want) with this marble iPhone case.
- DO. See in one graphic all the real places used in the shooting of Game of Thrones (and maybe plan a trip to one of these gorgeous places too!)
Playing peekaboo is a popular past time in my household these days. As a result, it made sense that my summer wardrobe reflect the same playfulness. This dress from Madewell is the perfect apparel version of the game. Its subtle cut-out allows you to bare just a bit of torso, which for one who doesn’t like to show a lot of midriff was just enough to feel fun and sophisticated. PS…it has pockets!!! Read more
Life has certainly become busier these past few months. Between work and taking care of baby, it can be a challenge to find time for myself. Thankfully, I have discovered, and become reliant upon, a few essential products that help me keep it all together…and they are all under $50! Read more
I like the bold punch of neon colors but it can often be too harsh to wear. That is why I love this softer neon orange (it reminds me of orange sherbert) tank which can complement almost anything. I decided to pair it with military green faux wrapped skirt. I kind of love this color combo, do you? Read more
When my parents visited Taiwan they found some old photographs at my grandmother’s place. During one of our Facetime dates with A, my father showed me a few pictures of when I was little, some of which I don’t remember seeing before. It got me thinking about today’s technology and how photos can be instantly shared with a click of a button. While the instant gratification is a benefit, it makes me sad to think about losing that experience of uncovering old photographs in a box years or decades later. Additionally, given the rapid pace of innovation, we don’t really know what the longevity of digital photos will be given how storage devices and online photo sharing sites can become obsolete or go out of business.
Perhaps it’s a generational thing, but I have a soft spot for physical photographs. Now that I have a family of my own, I want to leave behind artifacts that can be discovered over and over again by future generations. If you feel the same way, here are ways to preserve your memories in the digital age. Read more
The husband and I planned a dinner date on short notice this past weekend. It wasn’t until after the reservation was made that I realized our wedding anniversary was coming up. Therefore, it was our anniversary dinner! These days I need to be able to get ready quick so I slipped on this shift dress. It’s light and airy…just what is needed on a warm night. Read more