2.18.2014

a printed bodycon.

hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. i'm currently recovering from an eight-mile run i did yesterday, but i'll share more about that later this week. with mini-she busy with school play rehearsals and track meets, i got to spend some QT with mini-he. we saw the movie the nut job, spent some time at the beach house, and watched a chinese lion dance at my friend's shop.

i usually steer clear of body conscious clothing or reserve them for days when i'm feeling "skinny" in the mid-section. but here's a few things that help me feel more comfortable in bodycons:
- big hair. the fullness balances out the skinniness
and draws attention upward.
- prints. busy patterns camouflage unsightly bulges. designs that give the illusion of skinny, like the triangular print
on this aztec bodycon, also help.
- a long necklace. helps to break-up all that material and draw some attention away from the mid-section.

how was your weekend?

feeding the lion dollar bills.
about the chinese lion dance: lion dance troupes visit shops of the chinese community and perform a traditional dance that is believed to bring good luck and fortune to the businesses. auspicious green vegetables are hung with a red envelope containing money, and in the traditional cai qing [literally meaning 'plucking the greens'], the lion eats the greens and spits it out, keeping the red envelope as a reward.
mini-he got to try on the lion's head!
dim sum for lunch after...
(Patty's Closet dress (808-625-6441); Lulu's shoes)

a few to try:



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39 comments:

  1. Honey! You are a "fly" mama! I love this dress on you.
    Well done on the race too...see dailymile comment.

    My little one was learning about the Lion dancing in class last week and boy, it take a lot of stamina to dance in the costume. What a beautiful tradition and custom.

    Looks like a great, festive weekend was had by all!

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  2. Nice dress and super cute nails!

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  3. I loved all these photos! wow to your 8-mile run!! No wonder you look so great in all of your outfit posts!
    www.lettersimpromptu.blogspot.com

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  4. Hooray for pretty dresses, extra one-on-one time with mini-he (did you guys like that movie? my kids have been wanting to see it) and congrats on the 8 miles! Holy smokes!

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    1. yes, we liked the movie. my son laughed a lot throughout!

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  5. I don't think you need wait for a 'skinny' day as you are that everyday and this looks great on you. I do agree on you all those points especially the prints. I think solid colored ones really require a perfect body. The material also helps too.
    Your son looks so adorable. Did you guys see the 'lego movie' ? it was awesome.
    Daphne.

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    1. we went to see the lego movie, but it was full...that's why we saw nut job! hope to see it soon, tho!

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  6. Love the pattern on that dress and that bag goes well! I would have never thought to pair it with that dress. I love Chinese dragons, I've seen a few shows too.

    -Erica
    http://diaryofatrendaholic.blogspot.ca/

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  7. I love the dress, your hair also looks amazing!

    xo Teresa

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  8. This bodycon dress is so awesome, you are definitely rocking it!! I very rarely wear them because I usually feel uncomfortable, but I love the idea of a printed one!
    Also, an 8 mile run! You go girl!

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    1. i'm not 100% comfortable...yet! lol.

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  9. you look stunning. I hung out with friends this weekend and hubby got me new running shoe. Since we both are training for our first 5k.

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    1. ooh, new running shoes!! what kind??

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  10. Beautiful dress! The lion dance seems so interesting to see.

    sunandsany

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  11. Wow..its so beautiful..Nice photos..Thanks for sharing it..
    Commercial printing China

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  12. I love it!!! It kind of has an African vice or something tribal but it's so subtle!

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  13. Your points are so true, especially about the big hair. You look lovely in this.

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  14. You are one hot mama so I love this dress! Loving your big hair too. Mini-he is adorable wearing the lions head :)

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  15. You look amazing! Those are some great tips - maybe I should make my hair bigger so I can feel more comfortable in a fitted dress. Definitely something to try. thanks!

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  16. the dress looks fab on you! I usually stay away from bodycon styles too but agree that a print is so much more forgiving.
    -- jackie - jade and oak

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  17. Ah, what are you saying? You would pull off a solid in the same design as beautifully!
    Love the mini-he's pic in the lion's head. ;)

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  18. good job on the run! and loving the printed bodycon dress on you! :)

    Metallic Paws

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  19. Eight mile run! Good job! Great tips on rocking body con. You definitely own the look, nails are pretty.

    xx
    5th&6th

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  20. you are rocking that dress! i love it paired with big hair, like you said. and an eight mile run?? that's amazing! keep up the good work :)
    xo jac

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  21. That dress is amazing. I love the print. Your hair looks wonderful too.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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  22. and you totally have the body for the bodycon! you rocked it! loved the happy infographic on your last post, too.

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    1. thanks, Elle! glad you like the infographic...fun and interesting stuff!

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  23. he had an awesome time! i love your dress! looks so good on you becks. great necklace and accessories.
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  24. Every once in a while they'd have a little parade and a Chinese Lion would dance its way down the main thoroughfare in Chinatown when I lived in Ottawa. I miss those little things, Chinese culture is so beautiful and elaborate. And dear lady, don't worry about silly 'bulges'! You're the only one who notices those things, you look amazing no matter what you're wearing. I have to agree with you on the loud prints camouflaging things though, it's the only reason I'm comfortable wearing this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/51137713@N06/10348115793/ :P

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    1. yes, see! that dress is exactly what i'm talking about...camouflage!! lol.

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  25. I think you have a gorgeous body, and bodycon dresses are made for you.
    Love your manicure too! :)

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  26. Whatever, your Gorgeous.! what belly? Hun I can show you my belly and then you would think you were slim!!! Thats what I do with my 14 year old who is Beautiful and everyone says it but she doesnt think it. I pull my shirt up and show my little belly. LOL LOL LOL. Yea she freaks at me for doing it lol lol

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  27. You look lovely and I love the dragon!

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  28. oh honey you have a fabulous figure! you could pull off any look!

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  29. Love that dress, you look very put together and it looks like you don't have to worry about bulges. Love the Chinese dancing lion, the little guy looks like he did too.

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  30. I love this blog!! OMG between the fashion, jewelry and shoes are fabulous but you also have that yummy frozen concoction that must taste delicious! Cannot wait to try them!

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