Easter Lunch And Outfit Savings

I might be stingy on my clothes,my kids clothes and our shoes,but when it comes to FOOD,I can swear I’m the opposite.

These photos were taken last Easter Sunday,we skipped the egg hunting after the mass,we treated our minions to “Kabuki” instead  (a Japanese rest. because our eldest is obsessed with manga and anything Japanese-including food and chopsticks).

 
On this outfit post I wore a basic white tee ($7 from Target) paired with white jeans and a beige shoes–monochromatic,but I wore this floral blazer ($10) to create a contrast and to make it look more church appropriate.

 
I used to match their outfits when they were younger,but at this stage,I think matching their outfit is a bit awkward now,but I still match their colors and it looks better (I think).
(Kids outfit details:blue and white stripe dress-$13,neon sneakers $1,yes a buck from Last Chance (Last Chance is Nordstrom’s clearance store) so I bought a lot: polka dots dress from Old Navy $12,neon and brown stripe shoes $7)…as I always say looking good doesn’t have to be expensive,we just have to plan our outfits,make sure they’re clean,not wrinkled and appropriate.
 
 
Our pre-teen who refused to wear a girly shoes (not always).
Outfit detail: white vest 50% off Target,blue dress $4 from a clearance rack at Dillards,shoes from H&M on sale for $14,,,Dillards has a clearance outlet store in Phoenix,it’s located at Metro mall and everything is 50-70% off original price.
 
our brave,little trouble maker,,,we were not even seated yet,when she hit her lips (and bled) on the counter,but she did not cry ,few minutes after our drinks were served she toppled her older sister’s drink,,,and??? not a surprise,we’re always ready for her mischief.
 
This is definitely not a PDA,it’s a necessity…just guess what happened.

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Happy Easter

Forty days “off”  Facebook and meat were my share of lent sacrifices this year (forty days ended today),today as we celebrate Easter I decided to prolong my “no meat” diet,not that I’m trying to sacrifice anything,but It felt good being pescatarian on those 40 days, Facebook however is a different story,I’m definitely back on track and to everyone who visited my blog while I was away (from Facebook) THANK YOU :) and to everyone who follows my Bing your Style Facebook  page, my apologies, I didn’t know  that’s how my page looked like when a new blog post is linked to it.

HAPPY EASTER,what was your share of sacrifice???

P.S. These photos were taken yesterday, Black Saturday.

Yesterday Boyfriend and I had a little “alone” time,we had our pedis done,had a light lunch at a neighborhood sushi bar (I had warm sake-I still don’t like sake whether hot or cold),went light bulb shopping and pretended to be newly weds holding each others waist while walking ( a little PDA,sad no one was around to take a photo of that-I have no evidence haha).
I love this photo below,just ignore my facial expression and hair and enjoy the color of spring in AZ.
Happy Easter again.

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9 Quotes You Should Know To Stay Sane On Facebook

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This lent I decided to give up 2 things I really like (this is my second year,thanks to Boyfriend’s cousin Joji for inspiring me),this year I have given up meat and Facebook (for 40 days),I’m currently on my 34th day,and so far I gained 4 lbs. eating carbs,well anyway,here’s a little LENT treat I have for you,9 quotes you and I should know to stay sane in the world of social media.

1.“COMPARISON IS THE THIEF OF JOY”,,,Theodore Roosevelt.

2.“It is an unnecessary burden to make negative judgmental assumptions about others. We are all on a journey.” ,,,Steve Maraboli.

3.”We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light“.,,,Mary Dunbar.

4.”One of the sanest,surest and most generous Joys of life comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.,,,Robert A Heinlein.

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5.“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” ,,,.,,,Maya Angelou.

6.”The jealous are troublesome to others,but a torment to themselves”,,,,William Penn.

7.“The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring.” – Carl Sandburg

8.“If you’re reading this…Congratulations, you’re alive.If that’s not something to smile about,then I don’t know what is.”,,,,,Chad Sugg.

And finally 9.“Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”
― Marthe Troly-Curtin

I love that last quote.

Do you have anything to add???don’t be a slave to social media.A blessed Holy Monday everyone.

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Manny Pacquiao

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I bet you most Filipinos (who usually work weekends) requested a day off today,why not,today is Pacquiao’s big fight against Bradley (I’m talking about boxing).I am not a big fan of boxing,I seriously don’t understand why people cheer for two people hitting each other,but Boyfriend is (I guess it’s a guy thing) and since I proclaimed myself as no.1 wife,I have to be there with him on this big “guy thing” event.

And to show my support I made my very own boba Thai milk tea,ingredients and instructions here,not only that, I also made my version of halayang ube,ingredients and instructions here.

P.S.Pacquiao won.

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Finding The Right Shirt

 

The first step to finding the right shirt is to “ACCEPT” our  SHAPE easy right???.I might look skinny but my abdomen is actually flabby (fact after 3 kids),now with that in mind,when I choose a shirt I make sure that (here’s the second step) it’s not hugging my body tightly,I know I fit on size “S” but it would be too tight and will show my (unwanted) bulges,so I choose a size or 2 bigger than my usual size (I’m wearing “M” on this post),this little trick creates an illusion that I have flat abs (haha).

Now let’s talk about this very simple lunch date outfit,I know that,that black shirt is very basic,so to add drama I wore my leopard print shoes and this golden brown pants with gold detail on the sides,and for my accessories I chose to be minimalist with a colorful friendship bracelet (to remind me that it’s still spring) and a small brown watch to match the touch of browns in my shoes and pants.

Have fun finding the right shirt guys,enjoy.

 
I love how the gold detail on both sides of this pants added a little drama on this very simple outfit (told ya I have flabby abs).

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Duchess Of Cambridge’s Style

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Elegant,modest and classy,three adjectives I could think of to describe the Duchess’ style,whether she’s being dictated on what to wear or not (I know you will kill me for this) but I was never a fan of  her style (please let me explain),I feel sad and suffocated that she can’t wear distressed jeans,sheer tops,eclectic pumps or sexy strappy sandals,I feel very restricted and restrained too that  she will be judged by the world the moment she will wear a leather mini skirt (Oh Lord thanks for my freedom).

But those are the reasons why she’s a royalty and I’m not,that she’s famous and I’m not,that her son’s stroller cost $2350 and my kids’ were under 200 bucks,that she travels around the world on a private plane and I can’t even afford  a business class ticket to Seoul.

Please don’t get me wrong,because although I’m not a big fan of her (or the Queen’s) style preferences,I admire how prim and proper she carries her self and her crown.I guess what I’m really trying to say is to embrace who we are and be thankful for what we have (I can never be a princess,or maybe I can,but I will be princess Merida),because she might be a royalty and owns a thousand fold of what I have (materially speaking),but there’s a lot of things I have that she as a princess cannot have,and one of them is my freedom to take a “duck face” selfie of myself anytime anywhere (but princesses have better things to do than take selfies right??? what am I thinking???),well I’m just saying…..okay I know,I should stop.

Happy Tuesday everyone.

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Mom Was A Genie For A Day

Last week our little girl turned 5 (please wipe my tears,I’m getting older),and for the longest time she’s been too excited to wear her Halloween costume again,she wanted a “princess tea party” for her birthday,and as a mom (who’s known for being stingy,the idea of recycling her costume sounded really good to me),who am I to ignore that little wish, today on this post let me share our precious bonding moment before her big princess event (the older girls were in school,I have to explain my self right???).

Happy Monday everyone.

 

 
 And oh,don’t miss that little (huge) B detail on our fridge…I love my name so much.
 
 No frosting on our cupcakes,we used pink chocolate melts and a store-bought cupcake topper to make these cupcakes look princess worthy.
 
This is my favorite,I wonder what a 5 year old is thinking when she looks at her mom like that.
 
Here’s our little one’s precious princess moment:)
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