Sunday, August 31, 2008

The Scene
Every year, around the holidays, my mom and I do a spa day. We get massages and chat the day away while beautifying. It's heavenly. Something we look forward to all year.

Figured we could use some relaxing now more than ever so I booked us a spa getaway day. SO. MUCH. GIRLY.FUN!

After getting glowy, we headed to the Huntley for a late lunch. My mom had never been and she fell hard. Loved the stunning view and ultra modern decor.

We also highly recommend the piggie treats. Braised short rib tacos (!!!!) were my fave. The ceviche was hers.

And who doesn't love a delicious slider???

Decided to go full hog (only live once!) and introduce her to Yummy Cupcakes. We pretended to be horrified by the red velvet and peanut butter cupcakes we ordered. But really we weren't.

YAY for being a good planning monkey for this week's mommy day!

The Outfit
Forever 21 tank
Diane Von Furstenberg denim skirt

The Accessories
Gucci scarf
Stella McCartney bag
Stuart Weitzman sandals
Louis Vuitton earrings

The Grade

The Commentary

This DVF skirt invariably makes me feel like a Harajuku girl. Hence the sassy young Japanese girl pose above ;)

Got it because I wanted a denim mini with a bit of flair. Something a little more fashion than function. Something I could conceivably wear to a football game or brunch. Cost about $40 on sale. DVF+Denim=Adore!

But I actually built the outfit around this silk Gucci scarf. A a friend of my mom's gave it to me last year. Love the very "in" berry pallette. And the luxe old lady print. Very "I own horses and summer in the Hamptons."

Must admit Miss Katie was again my inspiration.

She's been rocking preppylicious scarves all summer.

How to tie it was the conundrum. That's always the conundrum for me with silk scarves. I need a Gossip Girl to give me a tutorial STAT.

Ended up doing a kind of improvised sailor knot. What do you think?

Saw a similar getup on KiKi after the fact. Think I definitely wore my denim skirt, scarf and sandal combo WAAAAAAAY better. When do I get to kiss on Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise?? Sigh.

p.s. Do you love that my mom and I matched again? And that her oufit is USC perfection? AND that she independently made the exact face I did when Mr. D took the full outfit pic?? I do, I do, I do :)


MissJordyPants said...

What a fantastic idea! Could totally use a spa day.

tam pham said...

how very thoughtful of you to plan a fun day for mommy! p.s. i liked how you tied your scarf. might need to copy you.

WendyB said...

I want one of those cupcakes.

Milly said...

nice scarf and those cupcakes look delicious..yum

Fabianna (H.Finn Jewelry) said...

burke williams is the best mommy and me place! love it there. and i love the way you tied the scarf, never would have thought of that! but def going to try with my pucci i have yet to wear as well..

Leslie said...

I find it very odd (but in a good way - and I mean that sincerely) that you put so much thought into what you wear. It's very cool and interesting to me. I am very much a jeans and t-shirt kind of girl, so people who are fashion-forward make me a little jealous. I actually enjoy reading fashion blogs even though I'm not really fashionable.

Jean Bean said...

Scarf knot is good. You've prolly heard that the French have 200 ways to tie a scarf? So you have a lot of leeway, and I think the important thing is not to let it look too studied or too perfect.

amber said...

such a cute summery outfit.

burke-williams is the best. you guys definitely deserved a day there :)

weezermonkey said...

Sassy young Japanese girls rule!

Jadelily said...

A spa day is a great idea for you and your mommy! And I think you totally wear the outfit better than Kirsten.

Victoria said...

glad you enjoyed burke!

Juana said...

Juana know what? I luv this look. Casual, cool, and sexy. Hot young thang!!

So nice of you to take your mama out for treats. I hope you both enjoyed taking your minds off...

dapotato said...

what a nicely planned day. the penthouse is so yummy and cute.

love that you look chic even when so cas.

R said...

I love the bond you and your mom have. She is as lucky to have you as you are to have her. Still thinking good thoughts for her and her health.


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