Wow it’s been a 2 months since my last post, how are you guys doing? So much has happened recently – both at home and work, more on that coming – and I wanted to do a quick update to say that all is good! BBC just turned 3 and everything he sees or does is a running commentary at the end of the day when he sees me. As for me, I’m still working, what a surprise as I was not sure if I could last a year of being a semi corporate drone!
Happy beginning of the week, more posts coming soon
Celine shoes/Saint Laurent Paris/Linda Farrow Luxe sunnies
Tomorrow marks the 2nd anniversary of babycakesandvivi. This blog was originally meant to be a journal of my kids’ milestones peppered with some pictures of me in non soccer mom outfits. I chose the most fluff name I could think of so that it was miles removed from the corporate world I’d left behind at that time. I never imagined I’d enjoy blogging as much as I did and along the way I got to meet some amazing, like-minded moms or career women or former/current corporate drones wishing to maintain a certain sense of style amidst the diaper changes, conference calls, the never ending emergencies at home and office, the dreaded business trips and the what have you. But over the last few months, I’m finding myself a little overwhelmed – some of you may know I went back to work a little more than a year ago – a job along with a hormonal teenager and a toddler nearing the end of the terrible twos and a hubby takes up a lot more time than I’d thought. I no longer found the time to pursue my own interests including photography and with the blog lying dormant for weeks at a time, I thought, let’s wrap it up and move on.
I was going to write this as my final post but at the last moment I changed my mind. I realized I still enjoy doing this and even though I don’t envision myself doing the look at me outfit posts in 3 or 5 years time, I still enjoy the occasional photos and sharing some anecdotes about my kids, work or whatever strikes my fancy.
Long story short, I’ll just try to post whenever I can with no pressure and no sense of neglect… and simply enjoy the process along the way.
This picture taken a few weeks ago when the weather was still cool enough for a leather jacket. Enjoy and thank you so so much for dropping by.
Celine leather jacket, necklace and bag/Etoile Isabel Marant tee
… only humidity and foggy skies this time of year. Crappy weather aside, here’s a failsafe work outfit that can probably satisfy your inner corporate drone but isn’t too buttoned up hehe!
Balmain jacket/Givenchy pants/Celine shoes and pouch/Gap tee
A belated Kung Hei Fat Choi and may the Year of the Snake bring you health, wealth and lots of happiness. I cannot believe how quickly the holidays have come and gone and sadly I am going back to work tomorrow
A few snapshots of our week:
Drinks with my big boy at Hubby’s birthday dinner
A day in the park complete with bubble gun
We’ve had a really busy and eventful week – on the second day of the New Year BBC fell off the garden steps in his Little Tikes car. Apart from some nasty gashes on his forehead and undereye area, which scared the heck out of us, he was otherwise ok and after 5 hours of waiting in the emergency room I’m happy to report that he is back to his energetic and happy self.
4 days after the accident. The cuts have healed 80% and I pray that there will be no scars.
Have a lovely start of the week and talk to you soon!
Carven dress/Stella McCartney cardigan/Givenchy boots/Celine bag
Basic outfit and lots of gold, always a failsafe option when I am clueless in the morning.
I cannot believe it is February already! Chinese New Year and Valentine’s is around the corner not to mention the hubby’s birthday this weekend.
Thank you for dropping by and have a good week ahead!
Maje jacket/Kooples dress/Chloe shoes/Rosantica necklace
Besides the same old resolutions that I make every New Year’s and fail miserably to keep before the month is over, one of my more achievable goals, fashion wise, is to wear more color. I was chatting with an online friend who looked really good in head to toe multicolored stripes and suddenly I just had to have her outfit. I got the matchy striped jacket and I think I can pull the whole thing off.. but I don’t think my co-workers will understand. So for today’s non corporate drone look, I’ll just stick to the bright pants hehe.
Have a great week ahead guys and Happy New Year!
Carven pants/McQ shoes/Maje jacket
Today we got stuck in a snowstorm and had to take a bus back to 1850.
Thanks to dear Feli we have a delicious home cooked dinner each night