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Classic = Timeless; Timeless ≠ Classic!!!!

Today, I am feeling great about my body. Yes, the soreness came from Pilates, Yoga, and Zumba.

I am glad that the teacher offers Mon. Wed. and Fri. for Pilates which gives me plenty of time to rest and regain my strength. I know the muscles take time to be built and to be shaped and rest in between will make the muscles toned up prettier. I want to have lean and toned muscles instead of big, chunky ones.

I didn't work out today, so finally I had the time to take pic. for myself. I found myself love this pair of Chanel pumps a lot and it goes practically w/ everything. Now I love the fact that Classic looks have long lasting significance which is truly a timeless look too.

We are leaving for LA. tomorrow and I will make sure I bring alone all of our swimming suits. :)

My ODJ.

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Arbocrombie & Finch beign camel t shirtMcginn cropped blazer 2. Bottom: Zara high waisted cropped pants w/ cuffs
3. Chanel two tone pump
4. Chanel cavair mini flap in silver HW
5. Wool hat w/ bow
6. Two …

I need a new routine.

On Fri. afternoon, we accompany my son for his tennis class as always. For that whole hour waiting, I think I can get some exercise as well. The gym is right next to the tennis court at the same community center. So I signed up for the whole family w/ their promotion rate. Most fitness centers provide kid-watch program so parents can concentrate on doing their exercises. I am pretty excited as I am going to wake up my every single cell of my body.

I did Zumba, Cha Cha dance and Yo-ga over last weekend. I have to admit that every move is somewhat different among various dancing. Even thought I have some foundation on dancing, it is still quite a challenge for me. For Zumba or Cha Cha, I learned to move along precisely on hip or shoulder w/ every beat, and I think the attitude will determine whether or not you are a good dancer in such a sexy dance. If you don't like to exercise, you better not quit dancing then. Woman are 10 times sexier if you know how to move your body RIGHT!!

I do…

Fun at Farmer's Market! !!

I used to go to farmer's market a lot w/ my two elder kids but ever since I had the 3rd, I stopped going. Besides, I live so close to Whole Foods Markets, Safeway, and all the Asia supermarkets, what's the point of doing my grocery shopping under the big sun and risking myself of aging w/ all the freckles. haha...

But today, since friend's calling, I guess I could use the time to hang out and introduce the old fashion way of popping popcorn to my little daughter. She likes it and if I remember it correctly, it is the first time she ever tastes popcorn. lol

I only bought a bag of organic baby spinach. I usually saute them together w/ minced beef, garlic, then dash w/ soy sauce and my kids love it. Well, sometimes I would be tired of cooking new dishes for my kids then I know it is time to dine out to get new inspiration. It is good for moms to stay away from the kitchen once a while and great for family to try new things too.

Yes, taste bud can be trained!!! If you ever hate…

Match Every Color From Head To Toe of My Ensemble.

Neutral colors are fun this year.

You can either go super bright, bright colored ensemble or you can match every single piece in just one single color on you. I think I am up to that challenge next time.

I am inspired by striped shirts and I just realized that I wore horizontal shirt 3 days in a row. lol

My ODJ.

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Emporium Armani gray/navy striped cap sleeves topH&M gray bustierZara gray belted vest/tonic2. Bottom: 3.1 Phillip lim black skinny pants w/ zipper at ankle
3. 2 sets of pairing:
Chanel metallic navy reissue 227 08 pre-fallOrange Boss platform t-strap heels
Chanel distressed white reissue 227 09 cruise Louis Vuitton suhali sling back sandals 4. Accessory:
Chanel multi-sized pearls w/ rhinestone cc necklace 09 s/sVintage Coro cameo earrings


Navy, w/o vest


Navy, w/ vest: I like to carry my bag as single chain on one shoulder for a retro look.


White, w/o vest


white, w/ vest

Randomly stumbling across a friend!

This week, well, even today is only Tuesday, must be the best week of catching up w/ old and new friends of mine ever!!!

My friend, Cathy and I took kids out for a walk in such a nice sunny day. While we wait at table for a delicious lunch, suddenly I heard someone calling my name so loudly!!!! I can't recall if I felt embarrassing as everyone must look at us!! :P It took me more than a couple sec. to recognize this virtual friend. :) I mean, we talked a lot on line. We know each other through a fashion blog called purseforum but never had the chance to meet. She is very young as she is still in college.

I am so surprised that I meet another new friend IRL. But I guess I was too exited to invite her to sit down w/ us. Well, I know, I don't want kids to ruin her first impression over bad table manners. haha.... But speaking of fashion, it is ageless!! Yes, our moms passion is fashion too!! haha.....

My ODJ.

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Zara horizonal boat neck tonic topMiss Sixty washed white jean ja…

In Need of A Girls Night Out!!!

My church buddy and I planned a "girls night out" this Sat. Of course, only girls allowed to join, Dads will be in charge of taking care of kids at home. The original plan is to help one of my mommy friends' stress over her constantly focusing on her family, her kids and her DH. She forgot that she needs time to be alone, to replenish herself, to be herself and to just feel how wonderful she is again. For 6 years after their first son, she never even tried ONCE to go out w/ her girl friends. And just by listening to her vent, I feel that she is going to either explode one day or going down to depression. As a friend, me, feel the obligation to help her find herself again. Then, I just realized yesterday that there is another mommy friend in this group who is going to celebrate her 30 something birthday on Sun. so this Girls' Night Out is held right on time!!!!!

Note: Restaurants are having promotions on Santana Row of San Jose as two main courses meal only $24.95 and…

Grocery Shopping Fun w/ kids!!

This afternoon, my son had his first private music class. Well, actually, he and another boy shares the teacher. We thought it would be more fun for kids to learn music w/ others. Meanwhile, the teacher can pay more attention on our sons when there are only two students in a class.

After class dismissed, we went to a grand opened Japanese supermarket. Kids love to pick candies as treats which I save in my purse when needed. As moms, we bring all kinds of snack, drinks, or diapers, wipes, bottles w/ us. But my kids are not that little anymore and I don't like to carry a big diaper bag w/ me at all. Not even when they are little, in fact, I normally bring as little things as possible in my diaper bag and toss it in my car. So I never spend a dime on a fancy diaper bag. hah......I guess I saved money on that!!

My ODJ!!

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H&M black jumperD&G brown chiffon top2. Coat:
Chris Benz blue shirt w/ 4 pockets (I wore it in the morning)
Jill Stuart green peplum coat (changed as going …

Baby, Mommy Promised!!

Weekends are fun for family regardless you already had a plan or you didn't. What really matters is that the whole family involves in the activities and everyone has fun out of it.

On Saturday, it rained!! So my plan to take kids to Six Flag in Marine World had changed. We still drove all the way to SF city and had a nice lunch there. Me, as a mom, had worked my brain to think about somewhere else to take kids to. Somewhere that kids agreed upon. DH and I think the wind/rain might ruin the fun even we made it to Six Flag so we decided to visit discovery museum in SF city instead. Kids still loved the alternative destination and us, as a parent, kept our promises!!!

Here is my fun outfit for Sat. That red heels is the only wedge I had among all the shoes I have. I am a heel gal but for some reasons, I am very reckless when walking w/ those wedges. I sprained my ankle really bad once on wedges and ever since wedges are my last desire when shopping for heels.

I learned from fashion maga…

How timeless a piece can be when bought at chain stores??

I would say the answer is UP TO YOU!! Oh, yes, here we are talking about clothes in general.

It really is a state of mind when pairing clothes of what you had in the wardrobe and what do you want from the current trend. Right now, I am so wanting a pair of gladiator heels but it seems neither the budget nor the design fit into my category from the current selection. I thought every ensemble I paired would look great w/ a pair of gladiator heels. They effortlessly add edgier look to every outfit. I must not go astray spending on things which is not in my wish list!! hah....... Like my friend, Isabel, said, I need to focus on searching my dream shoes.

But what's the substitution for a luxury spending?Answer: Shopping at Chain stores.

Shopping at Kohls, Target designers for less, Zara, H&M ....etc. those chain stores is definitely a bargain. But how often you wear them and how long you would keep those pieces in your wardrobe? Personally I am very selective and I admit very occasio…

A darling outfit for a darling day!!

I have couple floral clothes bought separately from different countries. I mixed n' match couple and even made my Kookai skirt wore as a top last week. This spring/summer, you can see floral prints everywhere and I am so happy that I can work new or old of my clothes together. I, in fact, had the whole week ensembles prepared last weekend and hang them all in my tiny closet. Oh, except one ensemble is still missing the bottom that I don't know how to pair them w/.

When I do mix n' match, I work them in my head first. If I were home, I would jump right from my bed, from my chair to dig out those pieces and put them together. I remember there are couple times that I didn't do it right away, I forgot all what was in my mind.

My 3 kids usually have their milk on bed which is prepared by my darling DH every morning. Therefore, they won't be hungry before school snack time. Well, at least, my older son and daughter are not starving by then. Me and my little daughter wil…

Layering Two dresses!!

Today is such a nice sunny day and so warm again. I almost want to store away all of our sheets, duvet covers, pillow cases and replace them w/ light, silky new sheeting. But each room in my house has at least 3 to 4 pillows and euro sham plus fitted sheet, blankets, and duvet covers, it might take me couple days to do it. Thanks to my son, he peed two nights consecutively so I had changed his sheeting set to summer theme already. His favorite choo-choo train theme.

You know, whenever you browse through any bedding catalog, they always make the bedding so fluffy, so many layers of sheets and so many lovely decorative pillows. They sure know how to do business through commercials, they tell you the bed only look welcoming when you have so many sheets on. The cotton or silk, the thread count, the name for different patterns, and even the colors of sheet should be taken into account when buying. Most important of all, it has to match the d…