Tuesday, November 30, 2010


shades: D2, remix'd

Today's outfit is a recreation of what I wore that past 2 Saturday evenings, but never took a photo of. Today's actually outfit consists of Lululemon and Nike.

I thought I was learning the secret of taking remix photos with a wide aperture to get better bokeh, but turns out I am not. It took me almost 50 shots to get one halfway decent one. Oh well, practice makes perfect!

Monday, November 29, 2010


5 + 17 + 27
earrings: gift'd&remix'd
scarf: Old Navy, remix'd
necklace: Tiffany's, gift'd&remix'd
belt: Anthro

Having unworn items made getting dressed this morning more of a pleasure; I felt like I had a whole new wardrobe. Well, not quite, but you know what I mean.

November was a great but crazy month. With all of our travel, I found it hard to get into a routine and I am definitely a creature of habit. I am hoping to get into my groove this week and also get into the holiday spirit!

Week in photos

I am thankful...
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to be able to travel to see cool things and visit cool people

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for sales at Anthro (shhh...I cheated and shopped during the challenge - don't tell Kendi!)

Thanksgiving portrait
for my wondeful family,

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with whom I can be as goofy as I want.

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to share the love in other families.

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for the cutest baby ever!

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for reunions with old friends.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

A midway recap

With my travel schedule my remixing this time around hasn't been as consistent.

The varying temperatures haven't helped either.

I've been pretty happy with my choices so far. I am debating whether or not to exchange one of the tops I have yet to wear with another sweater of some sort. Decisions, decisions.


What I wore yesterday during the day (I wore something else out last night; still within the confines of the challenge but I didn't take a photo. I may recreate this look later):
11 + 12 + 25 + 27
shades: Dsquared, remix'd
earrings: Bitten by SJP, remix'd

I have miscalculated the things I would wear over this remix challenge and actually have 5 items I have yet to wear! We'll see how I can incorporate them over the next couple weeks.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Fifteen and sixteen

Happy Thanksgiving y'all. I hope you ate too much turkey and pumpkin pie yesterday; I know I did. I recreated my outfit from yesterday as I didn't have time to take a remix photo.

18 + 27
leggings: AA, remix'd

With the weather varying from 80degrees to 40 degrees over the past few weeks, the remix challenge has been quite the challenge! I definitely didn't choose all the right clothes and am wearing several pieces (i.e. the sweaters) over and over again.

9 + 12 + 23 + 30
pashmina: from vendor in NYC, remix'd

I did cheat a little on showing these outfits: last night I didn't wear the boots and today's outfit was put on and then promptly removed after the photo was taken. I don't think I am going to brave the crowds on this black Friday and I just plan on hanging out with the fam the rest of the day so back into Lululemon yoga pants we go! This outfit is what I WOULD wear if I was actually leaving the house today :)

Did anyone score any great deals today or did you avoid the crowds like me?

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


3 + 21 + 29
earrings: gift'd&remix'd
scarf: Gap, remix'd

Today is just a lazy day before the holiday. We are taking our time and just driving up to my parents' place early tomorrow morning instead of fighting the traffic today. As you can see by my attire, the temperature is unseasonably warm; but it looks like the lows are going to be in the 30s over the weekend!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


9 + 15 + 28
scarf: Gap, remix'd

We have got some wacky weather here in H-town. 80s with lots of rain and humidity. So I thought I would go with an old standby - simple tee with a skirt. I have also decided to skip recreating my looks from the weekend (they were just variations of the same thing) and re-start the challenge at the present.

Seven not-so-secrets

I was tagged last week by both Megan and Little Tin Soldier to share seven secrets. *Deep breath* So here goes mine.

1. I am a total early bird. I would much rather leave dishes in the sink at night and finish them in the morning.

2. I could live on cold cereal but don't because of the hubs.

3. I have many friends but only a few that I trust with my deepest darkest thoughts.

4. I practice ashtanga yoga and am seriously considering travelling to practice at a shala in Mysore, India for 6 weeks.

5. I get beyond annoyed when people ask me if I "do Bikram" when I tell them I practice yoga.

6. I never thought when I started my blog 4 years ago that it would morph into a "fashion/style" blog, although I still use that term loosely, with people other than my immediate family reading. I really love it!

7. Since getting laid off from my job of 7 years, I have been reassessing what I want to be when I grow up. Photography has been my passion since high school and I am going to take to plunge to become a professional photographer (whew, I said it which means I need to follow through!). So if you live in the greater Houston area (or anywhere that I want to travel to!) and wants some snaps taken (of you, your family, your children, your pets, a party of one or a party of 100!), please contact me: eekachinski@gmail.com.

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Since this has been going around the bloggy world quite a bit, I'm not going to tag anyone else. But feel free to share and let me know if you want!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Week in photos

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My cousin's cutie pie

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My cutie pie JJ

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Me and my college roommate K. She has a bun in the oven!

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My bff S and her mini me

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Their baby boy Z

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Nothing like girl talk over wine and cheese

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Family portrait, inspired by shutter sisters.

Eleven and Twelve

What I wore on Thursday:
10 + 14 + 20 + 26

and on Friday:
18 + 23 + 30
scarf: Loft, remix'd

I plan on getting caught up with my blog, your blog and my life over the next couple days before we leave for Thanksgiving holiday to my parents. Eep! Where has the time gone?

Friday, November 19, 2010


{I am a couple days behind on posting my outfits, but I figure, better late than never!)
11 + 13 + 23 + 30
earrings: James Avery, gift'd&remix'd
necklace: Tiffany's, gift'd&remix'd

My friends in NorCal have the most gorgeous house with tons of windows and light. The back of their house faces east and they have water not neighbors behind them so they have an amazing view of the sunrise.

Wednesday was a great day. I met up with a couple different friends from college for lunch and dinner. Seeing old friends really makes me happy.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


8 + 14 + 24 + 26
necklace: Tiffany's, gift'd&remix'd
scarf: American Eagle, remix'd

I am leaving on a jet plane this afternoon - destination San Francisco! I am bringing a computer with me so hope to not fall behind on the blogging since I will be gone until Monday, but I won't make any promises. Have a great week!

We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming

...to bring you some cuteness.

Our cousins are moving to Mexico for 2 years and stopped by for a visit. Their daughter is almost two!

She will hardly sit still for a photo. I love these tights!

Especially this!

She was inspiring our JJ to walk a bit more.

I could eat up these little feet!

So cute!

Monday, November 15, 2010


This is what I started out wearing today. However, after seeing my photos, I decided the capris with the socks and flats just made my legs look too stumpy. So I changed.

7 + 9 + 25 + 27
earrings: James Avery, gift'd&remix'd
scarf: Old Navy, remix'd

I'm much happier with the boots.

I have a feeling I will be wearing this A LOT over the next few weeks.

I have been packing for my upcoming trip to the Bay Area tomorrow and didn't think these boots would make the cut, but I may just have to wear them on the plane!

Week in photos

This week was my first full official week as the house mouse. I am loving all this time to do what I want to do, not what I have to do!

2010 11 08 photo
Time for selfies and SLR snaps

2010 11 09 photo
Time to spend with this sweet face

2010 11 10 photo
Time to play with this sweet face

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Time to go to interesting art exhibits

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Time to watch this sweet boy learn something new everyday

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Time to celebrate first birthdays

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Time to hang out with Ferraris :)

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Six and seven

13 + 19 + 29
cami: Gap, remix'd
tights: UO, remix'd

Yesterday was my nephew's first birthday party! (He doesn't actually turn one until the 27th, but since we will be back at our parents over Thanksgiving, his mama wanted to celebrate with his friends early). So the backdrop I used for my remix photos was the backdrop for our homemade photobooth.

I had some fun with the props :)

9 + 13 + 24 + 30

When we returned home today after an afternoon of shopping (don't worry, the hubs bought many shirts for work (and some Lulu yoga stuff for me!) while I limited my purchases to gifts for JJ, so I was still within the rules of the challenge!), we saw this chair in our neighbors yard. I think they must be throwing it away because it didn't feel to stable, but made for a silly remix photo.

One perk about being unemployed: no working on weekends!