09 December 2013

Leather and a Special Thanks!

Good Monday, everyone!  Hope all of you had a good break from a busy week and managed to spend some quality time with the loved ones.  Over here on this side of the planet, things are getting better by the day.  The weather is simply fabulous and we can start feeling the excitement especially in the children anticipating the big Christmas break soon.

Before I start with this week's post, I would like to thank you loyal readers for your support and encouragement and of course for your vote that lead my blog to win the title of Top Fashion Mom Blog organized by Voice Boks a couple of months back. They did a small interview with me and it was published at the end of last week on their website.  I am humbled and honored for this mention and this would not have happened without all of your support.  A sincere 'thank you' from the bottom of my heart.

Now on with this week's post, this was me on the way out to grab some pizza with the family late last week.  Since we were dining al-fresco style and the weather has been cool in the evening lately, I thought it was a good time to pull out my beloved Balenciaga leather jacket that I bought last winter.  I have been wearing this jacket around the house (with my jammy shorts and tank, LOL!) in the quest of breaking the leather in and soften it for about a month (had to pump up the a/c for that!) and the result is amazing!  Of course it is not as nicely 'battered' as my brown Balenciaga leather jacket I wore here but with time it'll be there.

The YSL tribute sandals I wore are new-ish.  I brought them back with me from the US last October and have been wearing them around a lot but this is their debut on the blog.  I've heard some friends saying that the Tributes are so comfortable they could dance the night away in them (mind you theirs are the higher version) but I was skeptical until I wore this pair. Hands down the most comfortable high heels I've ever worn!  In fact I am thinking of getting another pair.  This pair of mine are with lower heels (75mm) and if you are planning to get a pair of high heeled sandals, I highly recommend this shoes.

:: Wearing ::

Club Monaco stripe 3/4 sleeve tee
Balenciaga Moto leather jacket
Rich and Skinny jeans
YSL Tribute (75 mm) sandals 
Gucci bag


  1. Love the YSL sandal and the Balenciaga Moto jacket is heart breaker:)

  2. Very cute look, love the striped top with the outfit!

  3. Congrats on the award and totally deserved! I really love everything about this look, especially the stripes. Classy and classic perfection.

  4. congrats on the award... i'm a first time visitor to your blog and i can already see the award is totally deserved! love that leather jacket and the whole outfit! :)

    rhea from www.rheaetcetera.com

  5. First, ley me say CONGRATULATIONS, and that you truly deserve this honor. Your blog is wonderful, you always look incredible, and I adore your style! Everything about this outfit works...the striped top with the stellar moto jacket, the color-pop skinnys, the awesome heels! You nailed it, yet again!

  6. I really like your leather jacket!!

  7. I love your leather jacket, you look amazing. And congrats!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  8. great look and congratulations on the win!

  9. Effortless chic is what comes to mind when I saw you wearing this outfit. Congratulations on your win, you deserve it.
    Barbara @ www.allmylivesnow.com

  10. Congrats on your award! BTW I thought I'd mention that I included you in my top five for last week : )


  11. I am super jealous of your fab weather!! Congrats on your award. I know you'll do awesome!! Love this outfit on you!! The jacket is bomb!!

  12. Congratulations on the award! It's very well-deserved, you always look so stylish. I just love your striped top and sandals :)

  13. Lovely outfit .. I really like the red, black and white combination .. Alice at http://www.happinessatmidlife.com/ wore something similar and I think it's just a fabulous combination of colors.

    Monica, www.pear-shaped-gal.com

  14. Congrats on the award!! We are color twins today :) Love Love your jacket!


  15. Congratulations!! And OMG on that jacket - gorgeous, gorgeous!! I can just imagine walking around the house in t and shorts to break it in. Hysterical :) Good to know about the shoes!! Curious if it's all of them, or just this style? Always love getting tips!
    xo ~kim (and chloe)

    1. Hi, Kim! I can't comment on other styles as this s my FIRST pair from YSL.. the beauty about YSL shoes is that they always come with 2 heel heights and quite a chunk of platform to go with so that sort of help with the comfort :)

  16. Congrats !!
    Lovely jacket !!!!!


  17. Congratulations!!!
    Loving this style sooo much, the colour combination is just spot on. You look fab as always x

  18. Congrats Mrs C! So happy for you! Your sandals are to die for and glad to know that they are comfy. I followed you on bloglovin but your new posts are not on my feed. I have to figure out the problem. Have a great day!

    xo Jo


  19. Congratulations! You Go Mom! :)

  20. Congratulations on winning the award! I definitely deserve it as you're such a stylish mom =)
    I like your burgundy jeans and how you paired it with a nautical top =)

  21. Congratulations ! Your shoes are fabulous : not too low, not too high : perfect !!!

  22. A big hug & congratulations to you Mrs. C.....you deserve every single inch of any mommy award to be offered around here! And a stripe top like that is everything a lady should every have....it works with anything!!!


  23. Oh Mrs C. I am sooo happy for you! Congrats on winning 1st place for top fashion mom blog! What an accomplishment! So so proud of you! Enjoy this moment:))! And F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S outfit! Wowie:))!

  24. Congratulations! Fabulous jacket...I bet it even makes your jammies look cool! Mine still needs broken in, maybe I should start doing the same thing...

  25. Congratulations! That's so amazing! Thanks for linking up for Look What I Got. Hope to see you back tomorrow!

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