OOTDs

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Hello again! Hope you are ready for a compilation of my recent outfit-of-the-days (OOTDs).

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#1 OOTD1 Activewear, my current addiction.
Cap, Stussy 
Cutout mesh racerback tank, H&M 
Sports bra, H&M 
Athletic leggings, Gap 
Sneakers, Nike

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#3 OOTD2 Art Museum Date Night.
Top, J.Crew
Faux leather skirt, Zara
Trench coat, Banana Republic
Flap bag, Chanel
Rockstuds pumps, Valentino 


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#4 OOTD3 Casual family outing.
Red floral dress, Forever 21
Chained faux leather belt, Forever 21
Satchel, Coach
Ballet flats, Sam Edelman
Baby Chloe, 39 weeks of pregnancy plus 3 years of uncountable sleepless nights


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#6 OOTD4 Ready for a family fun day.
Trench coat, Banana Republic
Top, Ann Taylor
Jeans, Levi's
Satchel, Zara
Wedges, DV dolce vita
Cheeky baby, Priceless


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#7 OOTD5 Farm Day.
Top, H&M
Skirt, H&M
Backpack, MCM
Sunglasses, Carera
Sandals, BP. (Nordstrom)
Baby Chloe, A pretend flamingo

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#8 OOTD6 Dim sum time!
Straw hat, Forever 21
Cardigan, H&M
Leopard print day dress, Lush (Nordstrom) 
Satchel, Zara
Mesh espadrille, Report
Baby Chloe, Lotsa love hugs & kisses


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#9 OOTD7 Attire for Preschool Parents Night.
Blazer, Zara
Dress, Zara 
Brooch, Chanel
Waist belt, H&M
Flap bag, Chanel
Pumps, Miu Miu

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#10 OOTD8 Grocery shopping kinda day.
Knee-length dress, Gap
Neverful, Louis Vuitton
Wedges, Primavera (Malaysia)

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#11 Chloe took this one for me, I just had to post it on BS :p

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#12 OOTD9 Me time never gets old.
Button down, Gap
Cardigan, Forever 21
Jeans, Levi's
Satchel, Zara
Pink boots, Timberland

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#13 OOTD10 Another Me-Time!
Baseball cap, Scala Pronto (Macy's)
Top, J.Crew
Jeans, Joe's (my fave jeans brand!)
Necklace, J.Crew
Backpack, MCM
Sneakers, Nike


Thanks for reading! Sorry that this took me about 6 months, I thought I'd never blog again. So I told myself if I manage to stay motivated to dress up, to pose for a few shots and to record 10 OOTDs by the end of September 2015 perhaps I should start blogging again. And I did.

Really glad to be back in the blogosphere peeps! Better be late than never right?

See you soon!



XOXO,
Bev



Road Trip 2015 - Old Sacramento

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Ohh yeah~ Our first family trip in 2015 and it was a road trip! We drove approximately 205 miles (330km, about 3.5hours drive) to one of the most popular vacation spots in California, North Lake Tahoe. Jeez, god knows why we had the guts to do that (partially due to financial constrains, ahem) because our last road trip experience from Portland to Seattle with Chloe was a complete disaster! She N.E.V.E.R likes staying in her carseat. Be that as it may, we're so glad that we decided to take the "calculated risk," she was surprisingly great this round, thanks to Pocky sticks and roasted seaweed.

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#1 Because it was a long drive and we all needed a break, we made a stop at Sacramento, the capital city of California. A very serene and laid-back city indeed.

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#2 Fueling at Tower Cafe. Love its adventurous decor infused with tons of different cultural influences.

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#3 Coloring makes her happy :)

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#5 The foods were decent, nothing extra special, also potentially due to our spoiled palates. Blame all the good restaurants in San Francisco :p

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#6 This store is simply magical, located at Old Sacramento.

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#8 California State Railroad Museum.

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#11 Historical building.

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#12 ❤❤

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#13 ❤❤

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#15 Walking around + sightseeing~~

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#16 Love this one albeit my hideous fringe. Chean (and Photoshop) never fails me, he is the best photographer ever ;)

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#17 Here's the brutal disappointment I encountered before ringing in the new year, I got a less than fortunate haircut, probably one of the worst haircuts I ever had since 12 years old. Sigh. I cincai went to a salon nearby my house because I really, very badly wanted a fresh look for 2015. Fast forward the disastrous experience, I walked home with a super awkward bangs. Sigh x100. Lesson learned, never ever visit a hair salon in haste.

Anyway... Maybe this is a good thing, a lesson in letting go... Hopefully I'll be able to keep my motivation up in blogging and finish the entire road trip posts before my bangs grow out nicely, lol... See you around~~



XOXO,
Bev



Happy 2015

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Wait!

I can't believe it is the last day of 2014 already, but at the same time, I can't wait for 2015. Despite three of us were all sick on Christmas week (real bummer, hope we didn't pass the cold virus to Santa), our holiday this year couldn't get any merrier. Fortune enough, we're still manage to check off most of the must-dos on our end-of-year action plan as soon as we bounced back from the cold, yay! To recapitulate the highlights from our holiday celebration, I pick 15 pics, also to welcome 20"15"...

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#1 We built our very first Gingerbread House from scratch, architect at heart :p

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#3 That's Chocolate, yup, Chloe finally gets to taste a little bit of that. It's holiday seasons, I close two eyes lah.

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#4 Unwrapping presents on Christmas Day, down with a cold but still very happy :)

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#6 Wine tasting in Castello di Amorosa, Napa.

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#7 It was a chilly day, around 8'C.

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#8 Alcohol!!! That's what holiday is all about :p

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#9 And good foods, of course. Dining at Bouchon by Thomas Keller. All the dishes were super palatable, even the picky Miss Chloe agreed!

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#10 It was our lucky day! We managed to catch the last carriage ride after the dinner. A truly unforgettable holiday experience!

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#11 Union Square during the Holidays.

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#12 She got a little upset because I promised to take her ice-skating (T___T) It was toooooo crowded baby, too packed.

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#13 Galloping and prancing while waiting for the Noon Year's Eve countdown. Love this one, taken today, fresh from the oven~

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#14 W.E.F.I.E of the day \(*^__^*)/

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#15 Last pic of this post, also for 2014. My baby watching the 3D Nutcracker light show under the dome while waiting for the foods at one of our all-time favorite restaurants in town.

Then my baby walked up to me and said, "Happy New Year Mama! Thank you Mama, Chloe is very happy! I'm excited!" I think that pretty much summed up my "performance review" in 2014, lol...

I'm so so so thankful for 2014, utterly grateful for the smooth ride over the past 365 days and all the memorable moments we created with our loved ones, families and friends, that give me strength and courage to hug 2015 with more love, more kindness, more compassion, more patience, more acceptance, more ingenuity ❤❤

You'll be missed, 2014! Dear 2015, I want to love you harder!



XOXO,
Bev



It's all good

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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你常说 ,怎么还像个孩子,总是活在自己的世界里。
哪有什么不好?
如果这辈子可以永远像个孩子,多好。
就因为你的好让我不用着急成长。

你常说,别老是心不在焉,想说什么就说啊。
很多的话想说,
不过一开口的刹那又被沉默诅咒,多难。
就因为每次说了之后又被当小孩看待。

你常说,伤神又多余的事情不要去费心。
可是费心的事,
多半是我各自伤神而你在叹息,多余。
就因为没经你核实的悲伤是多愁善感。

那天刚好,
天上飘着的毛毛细雨没被你挡着,
一丝一丝地落到我的发梢,
湿了头发,红了眼眶。
我忘了告诉你,喧哗过后的那一片寂静,
我在你的眼睛里看到了自己,
原来你爱的我是长那样子的,多美。

可你却说,在我的眼里你找不到自己。
该怎么说呢亲爱的,
如果你用真心去感受,
你其实一直就住在我的心里,多深。

有一种爱学会放手后会更懂得去爱,
有一种思念懂得心痛的感觉后会更想念。
人生只有在活出了自己之后才会精彩。
倘若我不在自己的世界里过好,怎么还有资格到你的世界里插一脚?

但这一生,我最终想要追求的,
不是轰轰烈烈或凄美的爱情,是你。
所以在我的世界里,一切一切,都很好。
因为我爱过你,我爱着你。
--《贝薇丽的秘密》

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2014年12月16日上。

没关系,痛就放声哭吧!

Monday, November 10, 2014

应该是水瓶座,或者是遗传我妈的关系,我从小就是个爱哭鬼。我爱哭的路线不是嚎啕大哭的那种,而是黯然神伤独自掉泪的可怜委屈风。所以,刘小恩希也得到了我的真传,她是一个不折不扣的爱哭鬼,只不过以她目前的修行只能达到嚎啕大哭的程度。

在她的生活中有着许多莫名奇妙的哭点。。。

像几乎每个早上,起床后就放声大哭地喊着:“我要粑粑抱抱下去(到楼下去)!”
然后我和Chean哄着:“不哭啊,我们都听见了,好好说话,不用喊的哦。你好好说一次。”

像有时候自己在玩游戏时急了,又大哭起来:“想要麻麻帮你(我)fix这个!”
然后我“必需”循循善诱地说着:“宝宝不急,这个很难吗?再努力试试看。”

像我在开车时她爱给我带路:“Not this way!要去那边!不是这边!”
然后我不慌不忙地解释着:“等不急想要回家了是不是? 可是回家是这条路,走那边的话回不到哦~”

在她的生活中也有着许多非常值得哭的点。。。

像有一次,她和朋友开心地追逐嬉戏时不小心被自己的鞋头绊倒,狠狠地跌了一个狗吃屎,额头肿起,她几乎失声地喊着:“麻麻。。。麻麻。。。”
然后我把她抱起,心在淌泪地安抚着,就什么也不说地安抚着。等她哭完了才说:“让麻麻看看哪里受伤了。”

像她最近生病时,发高烧吐了,她被自己的呕吐反应吓坏了,边吐边哭地说:“不要!不要!”
然后我镇定的说:“没事,没事,麻麻在。吐出来了就好了。”

像她因为严重感冒而被逼一周不能上学外出,她午觉睡醒后自己默默地掉泪:“Mama, Chloe wants to play outside.“
然后我只能无奈地对她说:”Chloe is sick, that's why we stay home this week. Does it make you sad? Let's do something fun together, something that will make you happy again.“

但其实在她的生活中,有着更多的是我和Chean都觉得非常值得哭的点,可是她勇敢。。。

像上学至今,都从未哭闹过。每一次和我们拥抱说再见后,就自己忙自己的事。
像跌到擦伤,只要不太严重的,她都不哭也不闹,继续玩乐。
像她最爱的食物被我们吃完了,只要好好解释她都能接受。
像她犯错时我对她说道理,她一般都非常乖巧地坐着听我说。
像被大孩子欺负抢玩具,她多半是被吓到后跑到我身边,或者是自己到其它角落找别的玩具,不争不抢也不闹。

还有很多,很多。。。


那天刚巧和妈妈在谈电话时,宝宝在我身后传来哭声,原来是想要到柜子里拿玩具,手指不小心被柜子夹了一下下。
妈妈说:“哎哟,告诉她不要玩柜子,玩柜子夹到手!”
“她不是玩柜子,她是想要拿玩具。”
“跟她说不可以拿,很危险会夹到手的。”
“没关系,下次她会注意。”
“哎哟,不要哭了!”
“没关系,很痛对不对?很痛可以哭啊,不用忍着,妈妈受伤痛痛的时候也会哭。哭了就好多了。”
“哎哟,叫你叫她不要哭,你就叫她哭。”

不要误会,我妈是超疼爱Chloe的,只是在她那个年代的教育观念里,孩子们都是不应该哭的,哭就是不好,就是不听话。不过对我而言,哭单纯是一种让情绪抒发和缓解的管道,我并没有特别鼓励孩子们哭,但也不觉得爱哭是什么大事。所以想要为那些因为爱哭而常被父母谴责的孩子们打抱不平。

孩子们疼痛了,委屈了,害怕了,伤心了,难过了,现在不放声大哭长大了还有机会这么做吗?
哭一下又有什么关系呢?
只要哭过后学会勇敢就好啦 :)


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共勉之,
Mama Bev