Weekend Getaway Packing Tips

Easy Packing Tips for a Summer Weekend Getaway

A few quick tips:
- Pack pieces that are multi-use
- Pack a beautiful scarf that can double as a bathing suit wrap or a spontaneous picnic “blanket”
- Bring a pair of wedges for a dressy day at the museum or a night out on the town
- Don’t forget your flats for sightseeing and the beach. If you prefer to wear “tennis shoes” go for the European take on this shoe and sport a pair of Pumas. They have such fun color combos and they are oh-so-comfortable.

Easy summer trends to throw into your weekend bag:
Military – Olive, army and khaki are very in this summer. Plus cotton breathes so much better than denim so switch out your jeans for one of these other options.

Rich, Bold Bohemian - Maxi dresses are still in and don’t need to set you back a fortune. Choose bold, bright and large accessories to pair with your comfy dress.

Pastels – Go for a pastel jersey dress for day and night. Pair with metallic accessories for night with heels or wedges. For daytime a shell necklace and flat sandals will do the trick nicely. Pastels look smokin’ against sun-kissed skin!

Chambray - This easy going, cotton is stylish and comfortable. Wear it with a floating mini-skirt and gladiator sandals for fun daytime look or go more conservative with an embellished tank under a chambray button up and walking shorts.

What are your travel plans for the summer?

Wishing you a wonderful weekend full of ice cream, fresh squeezed lemonade and yummy local produce from your farmers market.

A Bientot,

Glowing Summer Skin

Happy 4th of July to all my USA based readers!

I miss blogging and I miss all of you dearly. Life sometimes takes us places we didn’t imagine nor were prepared for. Day to day is unknown for each and every one of us and sometimes I believe moms have a few more unknowns than others.

Anyways… On to something more exciting than my thoughts on life…

I just have to share a priceless tidbit with you!

Do you want glowing, healthy, radiant skin?
Do you think you have blackheads all over your nose or other areas of the T-zone?

My fabulous and very knowledgeable esthetician Darlene advised me to do a triple wash on my face at night and a double wash each morning (especially important for those of us who have a menstrual cycle each month). At the end of the day our skin has come in contact with so many pollutants, dust and more just from living… not to mention the other ingredients and skin irritants if you wear makeup. I have been faithfully triple washing at night now for about 10 days. The difference is visibal! My pores are smaller and all the little blackheads I thought were there… are not. They were just little clogged pores, nothing a few good cleanses couldn’t wash away.

I love Dermalogica products. They have been great for my skin and they are all natural and smell wonderful. 

I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to help you achieve glowing, summer skin. Take the triple wash challenge for 2 weeks and leave a comment so we know how it changed your skin and the results you see.

A bientot,

PS – If you live in the San Diego area or will be visiting I would highly recommend a facial from Healthy Skin by Darlene. She has amazing hands, uses only the finest products and will have your skin glowing in no time! Plus… it is just pure relaxation!

Joys, Frustrations & Some Fashion

I actually have some time to myself as princess takes her morning nap! Things have been crazy here between regular life and a bad water leak which led to weeks of noise, construction and our house being taken over by men and machines. I realize no matter how crazy our schedule is or how little time we get to spend at home relaxing that this time will pass. I am learning to just enjoy the moment, smell the roses & just breathe… of course our 5 month old baby girl certainly helps me slow down on a daily basis. She teaches me to just sit, watch, laugh. Unfortunately this is something so easily lost as we grow up and have less “time” to enjoy life. I’m learning to live, not just survive day to day.

So, with all that said, I had an awesome post for you on Chambray and then something happened… it was gone! So, that is my frustration for the morning. I don’t have time to re-write all the text but I can post some pictures of fun, fresh ideas of how to use chambray in your S/S 2010 style. This is an easy trend to incorporate into any wardrobe and you don’t necessarily need to spend a lot, if you are watching your pennies. So try it out, in all different ways, and let me know what you think.

Velvet Heart Strapless Stretch Chambray Romper   Halogen® Pleated Skirt   Halogen® Boyfriend Jacket
Adorable 4 the weekend              Brunch with friends                   The office blazer for the summer

LA Made    Taylor Dresses Studded Linen Chambray Sheath Dress   Quiksilver
Great for a day at the beach        Office-appropriate chambray            Sexy chambray

Nanette Lepore    Olivia Moon Oversize Button Front Top   Trouvé Oversized Chambray Shirt
Fun spin on a blazer                              Comfy staple                         Anyone feelin’ a little country?

Calvin Klein Belted Trench   Olivia Moon Pleated Tank   Vince Oversize Chambray Shirt
Sleek & sharp for the city               Perfect summer top                            Belted and cool

Chambray originated in Cambrai, France, where the fabric was first designed and used to create sunbonnets.

Characteristics of Chambray Fabric

  • It is soft and lightweight.
  • It is smooth.
  • It is slightly lustrous.
  • It is strong and durable.
  • It wears well.It is easy to sew.
  • It launders well.

all photos taken from Nordstrom

I hope this finds you well and enjoying springtime in your little corner of the world.  I would love to start posting once a week however I’m still working on finding a schedule that works with all my daily responsibilities and trying to find the time after a long day isn’t always easy. Even though I’m not able to blog as often, I love my readers nonetheless so please leave a comment & let me know you are still out there. If you have any topic suggestions, please send them my way.

Happy Wednesday,

Our little girl on Easter Sunday – 4 months 3 weeks old