Neutrals in Layers and a Vivian Update.
First of all, these photos/outfits of Vivian and I are a few weeks old, just when I started wearing the 10 items I chose for the Top 10 Remix with Sarah. The Outfit is just OK: some Creamy Neutrals with a pop of Navy and Burgundy. It kind of feels Fall-ish though trust me it was worn in very early Spring. It is good for today and to link up with Carrie and Whitney for the Create 28 which after Stripes, the theme was Skirts. Actually my Pencil Skirt (Top 10 item) has those asymmetric Navy Pleated Stripes, on the front, also. But I happen to love Vivian's Outfit and these pictures of her from that day. Since Vivian has been MIA on the blog mostly this month and I haven't done a recent update on her, I figured I should post this today on the last Monday of April (whaaaat?!)
Vivian absolutely loves a picture camera, especially the flash light part and to click the buttons on it lol. These days she is more about being behind the camera (i.e. messing with it and being curious about all the camera's buttons, etc) than being in front of it. I have a hard time taking nice pictures of her because she doesn't sit still for a minute. Anyway, below is a more general update on her.
Vivian Health Update and more:
A week ago on the 19th Vivian turned 27 months which makes her exactly 2 years and a quarter old. Time flies, I tell you. This month she has been more sick than not, as I have mentioned on this blog, before. It actually started in March when she got a bad cold. It lasted almost two weeks, most of which time I took off from work and we took her off from daycare. Vivian doesn't really like the sweet juicy medicines. Therefore every time she gets sick, we have to fight it in other ways. We had to give her antibiotics via shots both last month and this month. My poor baby had to be poked twice a day (in the morning and in the evening) for 5 days at a time, last month and this month but there is no other way since she doesn't take her meds by mouth or when she does she throws up. We have a nurse come at our home and Vivian totally recognized the nurse since after the first day and wasn't happy to see her when she did. But this month, just last week she was a pro and very well-behaved during the last couple of days of her shots. She laid down on her own and it was easy for me to hold her. After the shot, she cried very little but still, my heart feels for her.
Unfortunately we are dealing on and off (for over a year now) with a bad, bad cough, too. It gets worse when Vivian gets a cold or gets sick, but a specialist told us it is probably partially allergic too. We are taking her in to see another doctor for it and hopefully start some type of allergy medicine (hopefully she drinks it) to get rid of the bad, bad cough. Between the illness, new teeth coming out (poor little girl), the allergy season and the Sprinter (Spring mixed with Winter) we are having, Vivian' appetite and sleep have been affected, too. It sucks. I can only hope she grows stronger from all of this and so does her immune system. Though most parents tell me that it is temporary and all little kids go through this. Despite it all, Vivian is happy, laughing and full of energy most of the time. But yeah at times she throws those temper tantrums that the terrible twos are known for. We look forward to each day with her as she grows and learns new things to do, say and discover each day! She is my life's biggest blessing!
Vivian's Bright Red+Cranberry+Purple Colors of her Outfit sort of go with my pops of Burgundy and Navy from my Outfit. I love this photo of us, by the way.
Vivian's absolute favorite TV Show (and character) is "Pocoyo". In the last couple of months we 'discovered' "Peppa Pig" and I must say she loves that show, as well. So we alternate between these and "Teletubbies" depending on what she says she wants to see.
Love this little beauty of mine, so very much. She just stepped very close to the camera as I was trying to photograph her and I suddenly took this close-up photo but I love it. My favorite picture from that day.
Nude/Beige 3/4-Sleeve, Silk-blend Cardigan, Embellished w/ Sequins: The Limited (similar in blush pink, Splurge), (bolero option by Robert Rodriguez, great deal, love this), (similar by Boden in baby pink, best deal, love this).
Blush/Nude Pencil Skirt w/ 2 Wide, Navy Pleat Stripes: c/o Sabra (New) (gorgeous nude/blush option by Ann Taylor, love this), (gorgeous option in dupioni by Talbots, comes in 5 colors, great deal, love this), (navy+nude striped option, love this).
Nude, Faux Leather Belt w/ Gold Bow: Comes w/ the Skirt (similar by Mango, best deal, love this), (similar by Land's End, great deal), (gorgeous option in metallic by Kate Spade, love this).
Nude+Pastel Colored, Cashmere-blend Scarf w/ Polka Dots: Borrowed from Mother-in-Law (I have given it to her as a gift; originally from Lord & Taylor) (similar in beige+white, great deal, love this), (similar in lavender+beige, love this), (similar by Target, best deal).
Teal Green, Faux Alligator Bag w/ Camel trimming: A Boutique in Albania (similar in perforated leather by Neiman Marcus, best deal), (gorgeous 2-tone tote option by Neiman Marcus, great deal, love this), (gorgeous option in blue w/ locket by Melie Bianco, love this), (dome satchel style, on sale, love this).
Burgundy/Marsala Semi-Opaque Tights: c/o Penti (New) (very similar by F21), (similar, opaque option, best deal, love these), (similar in rich cranberry by Asos, love these).
Faux Suede, Flat, Navy Booties: Forever 21 (very similar by Nine West, on sale, love these), (similar, real suede, wedge oxford option by Sperry, on sale, love these), (dressy option w/ heel, best deal, love these), (similar by Chinese Laundry).
Red, Penguin Tee w/ Long Sleeves: A Random Kohl's.
Cranberry Corduroy Skirt: Hand-me-down from a friend.
Purple Leggings: A Random Children's Boutique.
Navy Patent Leather Booties: A Children's Shoe Boutique.