(Sur) torial: Effortless Chic

This is my go-to outfit for a lot of places I go to -- client meetings, events, workshops. Pardon the wrinkles in the clothes. My girls ran over the clothes while I was trying to shoot. 

I find this outfit versatile as I can dress it up or down. I have used these pants so much that they are nearing the end now. And so are the soles of these shoes. I think I just need to go shopping. 

Excuses, excuses.

Pants: Anthropologie
Top: Banana Republic (Mad Men Collection)
Jacket: Tory Burch
Shoes: Vince Camuto Similar here


Toddler Girls Fashion: Slouchy Knitted Sweater

It's that time of the year, and our knits are gradually coming out of our closets. This colorful, graphic slouchy sweater is definitely going to come in handy on chilly, windy days like today.


Toddler Girls Fashion: All for Children textured hooded top

We love this bubble-texture hooded top from H&M All for Children collection. It's cozy and comfy, and a great addition to N's fall closet. You may remember these checked pants styled with a peplum top from a couple weeks ago.

This is N totally in her element, teasing me and running away the second I point my camera at her. But that's what I actually want -- to photograph kids as they are, in a 'day in the life' way. Funny, silly and just being themselves. That's what I want to remember as a mom, years later, when I look at these photographs. 

Textured Hooded Top: Available at H&M
Pants: H&M (old)



Some new recent accessories for the season. Embellished or studded hats are not my usual style but I just thought I'd give this hat a try this season. Risk taking and all.

Clutch: Francesca's
Hat: Heart&Sole
Necklace: So Good Jewelry 


Toddler Girls Fashion: These boots are made for rocking!

These metallic ankle boots are just gorgeous, and I was lucky to find N's size before they were all sold out. I had been waiting for H&M's All for Children collection for UNICEF since a long time. I loved their collection last year, and my favorite abstract print jacket is from this collection. Side note, I also have a childhood love affair with UNICEF greeting cards.  

I could not make it to the store in time to get first dibs on the collection, and I came home with just one hooded top (that I'll be featuring soon) as most things were already sold out. I, however, went back a couple days later, and found these amazing boots. It was love at first sight. I wish they sold one in my size. Seriously, mini me and I could have happily rocked the same pair of boots. And then she would have said " look mama, you and I matching matching."

Boots: H&M


Photo Du Jour

It's been quite a day, and although I am not sharing what I had originally planned on sharing today, I want to leave you with one of my favorite photos of all time. This was shot back in 2011. I guess I am turning Throwback Thursday into Throwback Tuesday. All is fair in love and social media, right?


Currently Crushing On

I am currently crushing on these accessories. I just bought a pair of these J. Crew Medallion Earrings, and trust me, they look so much better in person and once worn. I have a feeling these will be my go-to earrings this holiday season.

Currently Crushing

Earrings: Available at J.Crew
Sandals: Available at Sass & Bide
Bag: Chloe'


Toddler Girls Fashion: Uniqlo Abstract Padded Jacket

I bought this jacket for N at Uniqlo's SoHo store in NY a few weeks ago. It's one of the most lightweight and comfortable jackets I have ever bought for her. The weekend weather in 40s + rain was the perfect excuse to wear this cute number. 

I haven't been to any of the Boston area Uniqlo stores yet but I am looking forward to heading to the burbs pretty soon to check out one of the stores. 

Finally, one less store to worry about during my future NY trips!

Jacket: Available at Uniqlo


Selfie Saturday

One of my "selfies" while working on a project last year. Just thought I'd share this for fun.