Saturday, May 29, 2010

Happy Memorial Day!

05.29.10top: J. Crew
skirt: J. Crew, remix'd
shoes: Ann Klein, remix'd
belt: Ann Taylor, remix'd
earrings: Tiffany's, gift'd&remix'd

Unfortunately I have to work today, but I did take the afternoon off so we can enjoy the weekend in Lake Travis! Some friends rented a party boat, which we have done many years in the past but stopped a few years ago. We have peeps coming in from Boston as well as some old high school peeps joining us so I can't wait!

Friday, May 28, 2010

My favorite pants

05.28.10top: Ann Taylor, remix'd
pants: Express, remix'd
shoes: 9 West, remix'd
earrings: gift'd&remix'd

I bought these pants at least 5 years ago and still adore them. Over the last 3 years I haven't really worn them much, but since I have been wearing normal clothes to work now, I have rediscovered how much I love them. I would wear them everyday if I could! They are the Express Editor pants and while Express still makes these pants, they don't come in as interesting colors anymore! I mean, how many black, grey, or khaki pants does one person need? Give me more colors please!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Keeping it simple

05.27.10dress: Calvin Klein, remix'd
shoes: Ann Taylor, remix'd
tights: Hue, remix'd
belt: Anthro, remix'd
earrings: gift'd&remix'd

Dresses are the best - just throw on, add a few accessories and you are good to go! I also really love these shoes, but they are on their last leg. Who knew red pumps could be so versatile?

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Sensible shoes

I had a $10+$5 birthday coupon from DSW burning a hole in my pocket, so I went after CE last night. I am really looking for a cool pair of wedges for the summer, but didn't find any to fit the bill. I decided to buy some comfy shoes to wear to work instead.

05.26.10top: Anthro, another bday purchase
skirt: Anthro, remix'd
shoes: Ann Klein
tights: Hue, remix'd
necklace: Tiffany's, gift'd&remix'd
belt: Charlotte Russe (a poor Anthro Snakebit substitute, but for less than $10 it'll do!)

These wedges are supercomfy and I love the grey color.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Change of venue

05.25.10top: Libery of London for Target, remix'd
pants: Gap, remix'd
shoes: Ralph Lauren, remix'd

I went over to my sister's to watch the peanut while she went to her periodonist this morning, hence the late post and different back drop. It was probably the easiest babysitting job ever: get there, play with JJ, Mom puts JJ down, Mom goes to dr., I play on computer while Mom is gone, Mom comes back in 20 minutes! He's growing like a weed and even has 2 little teeth coming in!

Sunday, May 23, 2010


The finale exceeded my expectations and I cried like a baby throuhout. What is really important? The connections we make to each other and our love for one another. People. I am beyond devastated that it's over...


Just a few snaps from the past few days. I have been taking a bit of a blogging break this weekend - just chillin' and enjoyin' life!

2010 05 20 photoI love this photo of me and the peanut, especially with his arm around my neck. He is growing so fast!

2010 05 21 photoI spend many of my lunch breaks with my sis and the peanut. Love that they live so close to work!

2010 05 22 photoJoe bought me some gorgeous tulips on my actual bday. I have really been spoiled this year!

birthday kissesAnd some kissed from my favorite boy!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Still a bit sleepy

Joe made an amazing dinner and we drank some wine last night, so needless to say, didn't wake up for our morning run. But it's all good!
05.21.10top: J. Crew, remix'd
jacket: F21, remix'd
skirt: Loft, remix'd
shoes: Geox, remix'd
tights: Hue, remix'd
jewelery: gift'd&remix'd

I am ready for the weekend! We don't have much planned, which is fine by me. I am in need of some quality hanging-out-with-the-hubs-doing-something-but-not-anything-in-particular time!

Thursday, May 20, 2010


I have probably been talking about it more than normal, but I blame my husband and sister who started my birthday celebration two weeks early with the surprise party!shhh!Today is the ACTUAL day that I turn a year older (I try not to think about this part too much! I am going to relish this last year of my 30s!)

As a birthday gift to myself, I stopped by Anthropologie yesterday to check out their sale and use my birthday discount! I tried on multiple items, but what I was really looking for were some summery tops for work. Some really great cardis were on sale but with the H-town heat and humidity, they just wouldn't be practical.
anthro fitting room
anthro fitting room
anthro fitting room
anthro fitting roomThese are some of the items I tried on that came home with me :)

what's in the bag?Can't wait to wear it all!

birthday breakfastThis morning, after a sweaty 5 mile run (and 8 miles for the hubs), I got to relax while the hubs prepared a yummy breakfast.

birthday breakfastYums! We have also been using some new pink placemats that my mother-in-law made for me - I adore them!

05.20.10top: Anthropologie (new!)
skirt: Old Navy, remix'd
shoes: Via Spiga, remix'd
earrings: gift&d&remix'd
tights: Hue, remix'd

Unfortunately all good things must come to an end and I must be off to work in a few. I do plan on enjoying the rest of my day!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Outfit of the Day!

Because my OCD sometimes kicks in and I hate being "behind," I am hastily posting again this morning.
05.19.10top: Libery of London for Target, remix'd
pants: J. Crew, remix'd
shoes: Joan&David, remix'd
belt: Ann Taylor, remix'd
earrings: James Avery, gift'd&remix'd

This top makes me feel young and happy. Not sure how "professional" it is, but since I throw on a lab coat over everything I wear at work, it'll do.

My doc helped stretched out my neck yesterday so it is feeling much better, but I think I am going to take a break from yoga today to give it some more rest. One more day before I turn a year closer to 40...aacckk!

Outfit of yesteday

Still a day behind on outfit posts...05.18.10top: Patrick Robinson for Target, remix'd
pants: Express, remix'd
shoes: Ann Taylor, remix'd
necklaces: "borrow'd" from sis&remix'd

I got a new camera lens! It's a Nikkor 35mm f/2D. Similar to the 50mm lens I have but with a wider angle to get better snaps. I enjoy using fixed distance lenses on my camera because they get much sharper photos, but zoom lenses are easier for general photos. But my goal for the rest of this month into June (where I am the official photog for my buddy's 40th bday party) I want to practice with this new baby!

Speaking of babies, apparently the little peanut was not sleeping well for his mama the last night.
2010 05 18 photoBut that's why babies are so cute: you can't stay mad at them for long!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Too hot to remix

05.17.10dress: Patrick Robinson for Target, remix'd
sandals: Life Stride, remix'd
earrings: gift'd&remix'd
shades: Tom Ford, remix'd

Seriously, it's in the 90s here in H-town. And it's only May! I'm sure I complain about this every year, but dear lord it's warm! The kind of heat that sucks all the energy out of you. I even took a nap yesterday afternoon, and I never nap!
2010 05 17 photoI forgot to snap a pic of my out-of-town friend and myself yesterday when we were all made up and cute, but this one will suffice! We had lunch at Paulie's and some fro-yo at Swirl. I am glad I have Mondays off so I could spend more time with her before she leaves tomorrow!

In other, non-clothes or -friend related news, my neck, for some reason, has decided to stiffen up on me so I can barely turn my head. Ugh, getting older is for the birds! Luckily I have a dr's appointment today so I am hoping he can fix me, at least a little! Hopefully I will be caught up with remix photos by this evening, until then we will be 1 day behind.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Some more snaps

My good friend C is in town this weekend for some of her best friend's pre-wedding parties. Yesterday we all met up at Benjy's on Washington for brunch!
05.16.10dress: Anthro, remix'd
shoes: Gap, remix'd
earrings: old
bracelets: Alexis Bittar, gift'd&remix'd
shades: Tom Ford, remix'd

In keeping up with my sundress Sunday for the summer, I wore a new-ish dress that I adore. I am trying to find different ways to style it, some any suggestions would be welcome.

brunchWe sat at a great table in the front middle of the restaurant.


2010 05 16 photoMore cuties

beef udonI ordered the beef udon, which was delicious! Unfortunately I ate too much, got tired and stopped taking any more photos the rest of the day ;)!

We ended up going to a pool party for a bit, then Joe and I came home. I was still pretty tired from the night before so we called it an early night. But I will admit, for a working weekend the past 2 days weren't so bad!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Prom night!

One of my yogi buddies hosted an underwater-themed prom party last night. The dress was as outrageous as you wanted to be. So naturally Joe and I channeled our inner-80s. Mom actually brought down some old dresses of mine from home, and my first formal dress, that I wore to Homecoming in 1987 still fit! I was channeling my inner 80s Madonna with the big bow and lace.
05.15.10dress: vintage 80s
shoes: Tory Burch, remix'd
tights: Rodarte for Target
earrings: Francesca's, remix'd
bracelets: various

prom pose 1Joe humored me with a few prom poses.
prom pose 2
prom pose 3
Enchanment under the seaThe house was beautifully decorated in the "Enchantment Under the Sea" theme.

Enchanment under the seaWe even voted for a prom king and queen!

Enchanment under the sea
2010 05 15 photoWe really loved hanging out with our yoga peeps outside of practice and seeing them come out of their shells!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Dressing my best: shoulders

I definitely think practicing yoga has given me extremely strong arms and shoulders. I can do push-ups (chaturangas) like nobody's business!my shoulders
My outfit from yesterday:05.14.10top: Ann Taylor, remix'd
skirt: Old Navy, remix'd
tights: Hue, remix'd
shoes: Madden Girl, remix'd
earrings: birthday gift!

Today is the halfway point of May! Good grief, where does the time fly to? Unfortunately all good things must come to an end, and I must work again this Saturday. Boo!
05.15.10top: Jovovich-Hawk for Target, remix'd
pants: Gap, remix'd
shoes: Geox, remix'd
belt: M+O, remix'd
earrings: gift'd&remix'd

I wish Gap made these pants in more colors than black and khaki. I love the fit and would buy all colors of the rainbow!

Friday, May 14, 2010


The highlights of my workday are not what I am actually wearing but that I get to visit my little peanut.
2010 05 11 photoHe really is growing like a weed and developing his own little personality! My favorite thing to do is find him in his crib after he has woken up from a nap. His smile just melts my heart!

2010 05 07 photoI love this expression on his face - his look of concern, like "who are these crazy ladies and why are they always pointing this rectangular thing in my face?!?"

...stay tuned for regularly scheduled wardrobe postings tomorrow!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Dressing my best: skin

My best features were given to me by my parents: lots of dark hair, muscular legs, tallish frame (especially for an Asian!) and especially my skin. I love its tone and softness :)

05.13.10top: J. Crew, remix'd
skirt: J. Crew
shoes: Talbot's, remix'd
belt: M+O, remix'd

I love to wear bright colors and love how they look on me!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Dressing my best: my athletic frame

Growing up I always has two left feet and my hand-to-eye coordination was never very accurate. So I never played any team sports. And when running track I was always the one who won awards for best effort, while my baby sister was always VIP. So I have never really thought of myself as an athlete.

Fastforward more years than I can to admit: now the hubs and I are the "athletic couple" of our group of friends. I still have two left feet and my hand-to-eye coordiation is still not very accurate. But I have found something that really suits me: yoga! Ashtanga yoga, to be more specific. I have been practicing for over 5 years from now and can really tell a difference in my flexibility and strength.

05.12.10I feel like I stand taller and clothes even fit better. I don't think of myself as skinny, but I do think of myself as athletic and am proud of the body I have worked so hard at.

2010 05 12 photodress: Bennetton, remix'd
cardi: Express, remix'd
shoes: Joan&David, remix'd
necklace: James Avery, remix'd
tights: Hue, remix'd
belt: H&M, remix'd

Can you believe I have had this dress for over 10 years! I wore it to the first wedding Joe and I attended together, when he asked if he was my boyfriend :). I still adore it and hope to keep it forever!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Dressing my best: my legs and neck

I am a little late on academichic's challenge...still reeling from the weekend and having a hard time getting back into the real world. I will have to say Saturday night has definitely also been a fashion highlight so anything else I wear the rest of the week won't be able to compare ;)

05.09.10dress: Old Navy, remix'd
shoes: Gap, remix'd
scarf: Old Navy, remix'd
earring: birthday gift from my friends!

In keeping with my spring/summer dress code, I wore a simple dress to attend another birthday party on Sunday. I adore these new coral hoop earrings and wanted to show them off! I guess I am also showing off my muscular legs with this minidress!

05.10.10tank: Old Navy, remix'd
skirt: Gap, remix'd
sandals: J. Crew
necklace: handmade birthday gift from friend!

On my lazy Monday off, I just wanted to wear something comfy and simple, also to show off my new necklace!

05.11.10top: Uniqlo
pants: Express, remix'd
shoes: Geox, remix'd
earrings: gift'd&remix'd

For work today I thought I would show off my long neck :) I think the neck/clavicle area is a very sexy part of any woman, which is also why I like to wear my hair short!

P.S. Isn't it funny how the color of my house seems to vary with the time of day at which I take my photo?