Friday, April 1, 2011

A Mini Vacation

#19 - IBIZA
WHITE DRESS - Mossimo
DENIM VEST - American Eagle
FEDORA - Eugenia Kim for Target
BLACK CLOGS - Forever 21
BELT - New York and Co.
NECKLACE - My grandmother's collection
CUFFS - Made by my mom


Today we are spending the day at the home of my mom, Fair Isle, and stepdad, Henley.  I love coming here because it's like a mini vacation.  I don't know what it is, but I feel like every time I come "home," I seem to revert into a kid.  It's like I become good for nothing. 

When I'm at my own house, I'm constantly chasing after the girls, cleaning up, feeding them and trying to get them out of the house to school, classes, playdates, etc. (phew, I'm exhausted just listing this!).  But I come here and I exercise, thumb through magazines, get fed homemade meals (snacks included!), and take naps.  It's fantastic!

Today I went with a "bohemian lite" look to change it up from yesterday's "Southwestern" one (Okay really, I went through my old looks and saw it's been a week since I wore these pieces - including the shoes - so it's time to wear them again).

And yes, I'm being brave wearing white with the kiddos around.  But like I said, I'm on a mini vacation.  Only thing I'm missing is the margarita (salted, on the rocks) and the cabana boy...but he gets off work in an hour!

37 comments:

Mrs. J said...

Pretty dress, love the hat and I'm jealous of your sunshine. We have had rain and no sun in sight for 2 days so far. :(

ps. I love going home too, I get home cook meals from my mom and free meals from my dad..lol

Kimberly said...

cute dress! must feel great having a mini vacation definitely deserve it!


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AlbeeLucky said...

What a pretty dress and cute clogs. I love those mini breaks. You don't have to worry about much, and all your meals are made for you. Parents are the greatest.
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Alex said...

oh how fabulous! there's no better feeling than having those brief brushes with childhood again. when I was little I couldn't WAIT to grow up, now I love when I visit my mom and she makes us sandwiches and tells me to go to bed if I'm up reading at like 10. It's so comforting!

I love the belted dress with a vest look! I have never tried that, and I definitely think I will now... giving you the recognition you deserve, of course!

have a great mini vacay :)

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ANN said...

I love your white dress! I have a feeling I'll enjoy these mini vacations you speak of when I hit your age and have kids in the future too haha

Courtney Erin said...

I love the bohemian inspiration - it's totally coming through with the white dress (which I also love how you've belted).

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GretchTM said...

That dress is so cute and you look gorgeous in it. I know what you mean about mini vacations. When I come home from school to visit my parents, I always feel like it's a vacation away from homework and exams.

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Pau Villafuerte said...

Looks like you had fun! I love the vest dress style. You put this outfit together well!

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Natalie said...

Your dress is beautiful! I am wanting it to get warm here so bad! :)

Michelle's Style File said...

Great dress. I always worry too when I wear white.

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Gracey said...

Very cool and summery and vacation-y. I know it's not a word, but you know what I mean!

Melissa: Write it in Lipstick said...

Yay to mini vacations and going to you Mom's place and feeling like a kids again.

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Lacy said...

so cute! I love the dress and the vest. :)

augustalolita said...

lovely outfit and photos <3 love your dress!!

effy♥steff said...

I love evrtyhing about your oufit, specially the lovely white dress since it is so hot here in Mexico right now and in LA too so, white is my best friend as of now.

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Monique Zuman said...

Very spring looking outfit!!! I wish it was sunny here!! :(

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LoveMakesTheGirl said...

This look has a great resort-feel to it :) I love the vest and fedora with the white dress!

Enjoy your mini vacay!

Roxy Heart said...

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Claire said...

you look so summery and pretty!

northeastchic said...

Its gonna get sunny here like it is there someday soon - right? I just perused through your recent posts, and each outfit finds me more inspired than the next. You've got mad fashion sense there girlfriend!

Twenty.Something said...

Your dress looks beautiful! I love it... and cute hat!

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Annabelle Fleur said...

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Dilan Dilir said...

lovely outfit :)

Tinfoils Tiaras said...

I love your denim vest and fedora hat- amazing look! And I especially love your family nicknames- always give me a giggle!

Carolyn said...

white is so perfect for spring, you look cute boho! :)

Dear Girl Wallflower said...

is'nt it nice to be with parents once in a while!?...is it warm out there now? i love the white dress with the denim vest...=)

Daphne said...

Love your look. I am very inspired to create a similar look with my white maxi dress.
Oh, I totally get the feeling. I love going to my mom's with the kids. They play and take care of the kids and i get to relax. The problem is convincing the kids to leave there. Not a pretty sight.

Eli said...

you look great! I feel the same when I visit my parents, the last time to boot I flew in and didnt have a car and had to rely on my dad to drive me around. Made me feel 15 again!

Hazel☺ said...

aww you seem so happy to be at your old home :)

Sisters and Sisters said...

You loook beautifl!

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Jess said...

Hey, nothing like a mini getaway! Love your white dress!

Tara said...

Ha! It's the same with my parents. They were in town this past weekend, and the running and chasing and feeding of my kid? So not my job for the last couple of days :)

Melissa said...

I would totally join you in that margharita! That sounds wonderful!

I think for moms, it can be like that when you have awesome parents. My daughter and I are living with my parents for the time being so it's a little different but before, it totally felt a like a vacation when we were there. I love it!

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Amy said...

Your hat is super cute! Love how you manage to juggle being fashionable and being a mom. So many moms don't find the time for themselves to get dressed up.

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