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Chinese Wedding Tea Cermony

Our very close friends, we’ll call them S&C (to protect their privacy), are getting married at the end of April.   As part of their wedding rituals, Frank and I were invited to attend their Chinese Wedding Tea Ceremony.  It was our first time, and what an amazing experience it was.  For those of you who don’t know (I didn’t), a Tea Ceremony is an official ritual to introduce the newlyweds to each other’s family.   Newlyweds kneel in front of their parents (and other family members) to present tea. Those who receive the tea usually give the bride gifts such as jewelry or money wrapped in red envelope.  S&C were showered with gifts which they graciously accepted and wore.  I did some research but was not able to find why they had to put on each piece of gifted jewelry.  I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that it’s out of respect for gift giver and because gold signifies good luck.   (Hope this is right) 

Here are some pictures of the ceremony, including before and after shots for S&C.   S looks like he’s ready to battle it out with Mr. T.   Check out all the bling on C, not to mention the matching Cartier watches!!!!  I DIE!  After the ceremony, the guests were treated to an amazing spread of Chinese food, dim sum, lobster, chicken, duck, rice, noodles.  You name it, they had it and it all was DE-LICIOUS!.   As you know , I LOVE food, so this was one of my favorite parts of the day.  All in all, I was so happy and honored to be part of S&C’s special day.  I wish them lots of luck, best wishes and lots of babies! 

Cat and I are Peruvian and we don’t have any real “traditional” wedding rituals (that I know of).  Do you have any unique wedding traditions?

Serving tea to the groom’s parents

Let the gift giving begin!

One of my favorite gifts! 

Bling bling (check out the Cartiers, yes please)

With the bride and groom (how cute is S’ niece in the background!)

Top: Gap; Pants: H&M, Shoes: DIY

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Coral and Purple? Why not!

Ooh, it’s been a while since I’ve posted an outfit shot.  There’s been a lot going on at work so I’m sorry that I’ve neglected you all a bit.  The good news is that I kept taking pictures of my outfits so you’ll get to see them all. 

What do you think of my color combo?  It was inspired by last year’s DVF and Gucci looks.  I just toned it down for the office. 

 

Top: Gap (similar)

Necklace: Nordstrom (similar)

Skirt: Loft (similar)

Shoes: Cole Haan

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Casual Weekend

This was one of the outfits I wore last week during our quiet weekend in Jamesport.  

Hope you have a great week!!!

xx,

Di

Top: Gap (similar)

Fur Vest: 5/48 (similar)

Necklace: Off 5th (similar)

Jeggings: AG (similar)

Boots: Jessica Simpson (similar)

 

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Brown Tights

Brown tights remind me of a grammar school uniform, but I was totally convinced otherwise by Jean from Extra Petitte.  She’s so right, brown tights bring a warmth to any outfit.  Will you be trying brown tights? 

 

 

 

Top: Gap (similar and much cuter)

Skirt: Ann Taylor

Tights: Zara (similar)

Shoes: Banana Republic (similar)

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Change it up

Where: Out and about
Sweater: GapJeans: Arden B (similar)
Boots: Rocket Dog via Marshall’s (similar)

There has been an unusual heat wave in the NYC area lately. It’s almost December and I went out for a stroll with F wearing only this sweater. Speaking of this sweater, I got it recently at the Gap at 60% off! I also picked up these boots at Marshall’s. My sister actually talked me into buying them. I didn’t think I could wear them because of my baby ankles….apparently I was wrong. Thanks Sees!

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Falling for Mustard

Where: Work
Top: Gap
Skirt: JCrew (similar)
Belt: Zara (similar)
Shoes: Banana Republic
Watch: Michelle
Necklace: JCrew (not similar but I LOVE it)

Looking back at this week’s outfits I realized that I wore blue the ENTIRE week. The weather seems to affect my outfit selections and since it’s getting a little cooler here in NJ, I’m drawn towards my darker colors. Today I decdided to break out of that mold and wear A TON of color…so here it is!!! You like?

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My Daily Outfits – Office Blush

Top: Gap
Skirt: Banana Republic
Shoes: Kate Spade
Necklace: Forever 21 (similar here)

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My Daily Outfits – Weekend Fun

Where: Weekend Getaway
Hat: Target
Top: H&M
Shorts and Belt: Gap
Shoes: Banana Republic

The girls and I decided to take a last minute trip down the Jersey Shore. Fortunately, we didn’t run into Snookie and her gang. I wanted to be comfortable driving so I threw on cut offs and a t-shirt. I’m not a big hat person, but I just couldn’t resist this adorable fedora I picked up on a recent trip to Target.

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My Daily Outfits – Coral Floral

Where: Dinner
Dress: Jessica Simpson via Hautelook
Belt: Gap
Sweater: Banana Republic
Shoes: Dolce Vita
Bag: Louis Vioutton

As I mentioned before, coral is my new color obsession. I love how this cardi goes with almost everything I own this summer.

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My Daily Outfits – Creamsicle

Where: Dinner
Top: Forever 21
Blazer: Gap
Jeans: Arden B
Shoes: Steve Madden
Bag: Tory Burch

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