Friday, August 29, 2014

LOFT's Lou & Grey Collection Sale

Are you ready for the long weekend? After a week of leaky baby butts and not sleeping, I'm definitely ready for a few days off. There are some really good sales this weekend but the only one that motivates me to hit the mall is the LOFT's 50% off sale. I don't normally shop at LOFT but I do love their Lou & Grey Collection. Everything looks so comfy and effortless. Here are my picks which happen to be all moto jackets and pants because I'm in need of separates. Happy loooong weekend!!

[Linen draw string pants $54.99 + 50% off]

[Knit moto jacket $79.50 + 50% off]

[Microstripe linen moto jacket $74.99 + 50% off]

[Pocket zip pants $54.99 + 50% off]

[Pintucked zip-pocket pants $69.50 + 50% off]

Friday, August 22, 2014

Mini Outfit for the Last Few Days of Summer

The last few days of summer are upon us. School starts again in a week. Fall fashions are out. The days are getting a little cooler.Summer camps are ending and I can work out at the YMCA park during my lunch hour again. But before I start stocking up on baby sweaters and boots, here is one more outfit for a summer play date. Nothing says summer like denim cut offs.

Mini Outfit - Summer

Closet Envy: Burberry Boys' Coats AW 14

Yes, I know it would be irresponsible to buy an expensive coat for a baby (especially when we live in SoCal). I'm not putting these Burberry coats on my shopping list anytime soon, but hey, a mama can dream... I'm in love with a classic cuts of these beautiful coats. Forget baby! I would wear every single one.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Review of Rita's Italian Ice

Rita's has arrived in San Diego! The east coast chain is in the process of opening locations all over San Diego. When I say all over, I mean all over including locations in Scripps, Mira Mesa, Santee, Clairemont, Bay Park...the list goes on and on. They are opening a total of 70 locations.  This is not new news but we finally had the chance to visit the Rancho Penasquitos location. My verdict? It doesn't even begin to compare with the beloved OC institution that is Joe's Italian Ice. I'm not just saying that because I am from OC either. I'm sure the original Rita's is awesome but when special stand alone shops become a chain, something is always lost in the translation and flavors tend to get watered down or lose their originality. It's like comparing Katz's Deli to Subway, there is just no comparison. Rita's offers a wide range of flavors and it was tough to decide which ones we would try but we definitely avoided anything with the words "Starburst" next to it. In the end Tuan and I ordered mango and passionfruit gelatis and we enjoyed them outside on the patio. Not going to lie, I was disappointed. Tuan declared that it's not that bad and he's right but when you've had Italian ice with fresh fruits and know what good Italian ice tastes like you can't help but be disappointed.

[PQ storefront]

[Our gelatis. The workers really need to work on their swirl.]

[Parker was more interested in the fountain than the Italian ice. Here he is trying to be sneaky about putting his hands in the water.]
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