09 July 2012

Stripes and denim - Kids Play!

Hello, everyone! Another week awaits us and hope it is as good or better than the last.  Last week, this and the next will be/was filled with a lot of teenage activities as my house  now are filled with teenagers! Our relatives from Italy, Edo (16) and Roby (12) joined the twins and together they color the town! If we were not out doing some in-door activity, we were at the pool or at home playing Taboo and Pictionary.  

It is a bit stressful trying to organize something during the summer as outdoor activity is simply out of the question unless it involves water and shades!  So the choices are limited.









This was me on the way out with the kids.  I was wearing my new denim jacket which I got from the sales.  I paid about US$110 after a 30% cut.  I refused to pay anything more than this for a pair of denim jacket I am not even sure I'd wear a lot, so I am happy with this one for now.

We took the kids and some of their friends to this place called Adventure HQ where they have the obstacle skywalk and wall climbing.  They looked easy but since they took half an hour to finish one round of skywalk, I guess it's NOT!










:: Outfit ::

Stripe tube dress : Forever 21(here)
Denim Jacket : Salsa (similar/on sale from same brand)
Wedges : Express
Bag : Balenciaga City
Bangle : Local goldsmith

45 comments:

  1. A nice classic outfit. The adventure place looks fun! I would love to try some of those things!


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  2. lovely outfit, as always :) that place looks so cool, don't think I'd dare to try it though!


    xo
    Angie
    sundaybelle.com

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  3. You look pretty cute in that striped dress and the Express sandals are so summery! Love the denim jacket! I've had a GAP denim jacket for years and LOVE it!
    I know what you mean about activities...Its reported to be 100 degrees here this week so that means we are staying indoors... I have to get going brainstorming activities for the kids. At least yours are teenagers and more manageable (I think)... but it looks as if you're keeping them busy!
    Stay cool!

    http://danaslookbook.blogspot.com/

    XOXO Dana

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    1. I was so busy running around, rushing, I forgot to even put my lipstick on here! I look so pale, like a ghost in stripes!

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  4. What a great time the kids had with the rock climbing excursion! I love the your jean jacket and you will get a lot of wear from it! Trust me I have two in my closet a light and a dark rinse!

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    1. I have to say I am beginning to like it a lot especially it is not too heavy for summer heat and good enough to protect me from the cold artificial air-conditioning blast!

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  5. A denim jacket is such a classic piece! I still have mine from high school which is now over 10 years old :) Looks like the kids had a wonderful time doing the rock climbing.

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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    1. I agree, I now believe that it is a must have :)

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  6. such a timeless outfit- love stripes and love how you paired it with the jean jacket! You look so pretty! xO
    www.thehautecookie.com

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  7. nice outfit! stripes and denim look good together

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  8. hi,nice outfit!
    I follow u now, follow bak if u like:)

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    kisses

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    1. Thanks, I'll try to visit your blog soon :)

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  9. I always love a good black and white stripe. And all of that climbing looks intense!

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  10. love your dress¡¡¡ with denim I think is a nice combo¡¡¡ always so elegant dear¡¡¡ xoxo

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  11. Pictionary is my all time favorite game. I'm proud to say I have mad skillz when it comes to that game. ;)

    I like the denim jacket pairing with your striped dress. Effortlessly chic!

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    1. Haha! I can't even draw a straight line! The boys, they all want to be in 'daddy's team :)

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  12. That dress is amazing!! You look perfect. That place you took your kids looks awesome. I think my kids would love it (when they are older).
    Creamy

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  13. I have a thing for striped dresses Love yours!

    xo Jo

    http://whiterosesandcoffee.blogspot.ca/

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  14. Oh that looks so fun. I will so do that. Your outfit is great for the summer heat.

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  15. Love your outfit, that dress is gorgeous!
    xx





    The Urban Umbrella

    xoxo



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  16. You look lovely! That dress is classic, and I really like the stripe detail on your shoes. That obstacle course looks like so much fun!

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  17. That obstacle course does not look easy at all. I can imagine how challenging but fun it can be. Hmmm...entertaining kids during summer. I'm in the same boat as well :( You're such a stylish and youthful looking mom. Hard to believe your boys are teens.

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    1. I tell you, the older the get, the harder to amuse them! Those were the days when bouncy castle was a hit.. :)

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  18. The outfit is great...I love it...
    xo...xo...L.

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  19. That adventure place looks so fun! Definitely a great way to spend the day :) The dress & denim jacket combo looks great on you!

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  20. The dress is so cute and I love how you completed the look with the denim jacket.

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  21. Taboo and Pictionary...two of my favourite games! Stripes and Denim...two of my favourite trends! Stripes are just so chic, and I'm loving denim jackets with everything right now! You look fabulous!

    <3 Jenny
    www.crazystylelove.com

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  22. I love that dress! I never think to shop at Forever 21... now I'll have to go check it out!

    Have a great week!
    Emily
    http://partymixtape.blogspot.ca/

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  23. Nice Post!

    I follow you on google friend connect! Follow me!

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    Irene :)

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  24. Wow, this is such a classy and classic outfit! I love the stripes & denim, and your bag is simply fabulous! And those activities look like so much fun!

    xx Ivana
    Macarons and Pearls

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  25. Mrs C.. what a lovely outfit! Don't worry about not wearing make up. You will always look good, even without.
    Ciao!
    Riana..

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    1. Thank you, Riana..you are too kind :) My husband has the same saying about me and make-up, thinks that I look better without or with less!

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  26. Great looks<3 love ur wedges!
    come by and lets follow each other if you love to do dear:)
    miss-monaaa.blogspot.com

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  27. great looks! i love ur wedges dear! awesome blog:)
    come by and lets fllw each other if you love to do!
    miss-monaaa.blogspot.com

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  28. You totally rock this outfit Mrs. C....this is a great way for the kids to get exercise away from the computer!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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    1. I agree.. too much video games is NOT healthy!

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  29. Thank you for your truly heart warming comment on my blog, so kind. I love your wedges here and I love denim jackets, they just seem to go with every outfit!

    http://monstermagpie.blogspot.com/

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  30. i love this exercise,the denim jacket and gown looks perfect on you,you always look radiant

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    1. Thanks, Sazi! You too look always FAB!

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  31. Rock climbing looks like fun! Great casual look!

    http://fashionroll.net

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  32. I love indoor rock climbing!

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  33. oh my gosh what a cool course! that looks like so much fun ;)

    xo SideSmile,
    Ashley

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  34. love the dress. such a great classic!

    xxxo
    ola
    www.stylesbyola.com

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