May 29, 2012

Strollers Madness


I've been reading a few books on pregnancy and all of them suggest the 2nd trimester the perfect time to go shopping for the little one. the belly's not too big so you wont be tired as fast. when it comes to baby gear, the first thing that came to my mind was the stroller. So last Sunday, me and Long decided to drop by boutique Pinki Blue to check out their selection and 'test drive' a few.

before heading to the store, i already had a list in hand of potential options. i made my initial selection based on design and general online reviews. (list below is in no particular order)

1. Bugaboo Cameleon
this stroller has always been at the top of my list. there are great reviews online for it (beside the fact that it's supposedly 'difficult' to fold, i've seen the instruction video and it doesn't seem that complicated). the design is simple and it's super light weight. my sister-in-law has the exact one as pictured above, i've tried it before and loved it.

2. 4MOMS Origami
the Origami was added last minute to my list because i saw Ellen Degeneres' mothers day special and it was featured on the show. i thought it was so awesome that someone actually invented a self folding stroller. when i went to the the boutique to inquire about it, the sales rep said it was meant for year round warm climate. the system would die the second it folds into winter slushy ground.

3. Quinny Mood
at first glance, i thought the Moodd was really cute! i went on to look for reviews on youtube and found a vid featuring a toddler sitting in the stroller. he was about 2 years old and his legs were too long to rest on the bar so they were just dangling. that was quite a turn off not to mention how dangerous it is for the child. the fact that the stroller wasn't developed to grow with the child made me cross this one out without having to see it in real life.

4. Orbit Baby G2
i was most excited to see this stroller in real life because it had the 360degree feature. where you could turn the seat to whatever direction you wanted. and the seat could be taken out of the chassis and put right into a base in the car. no need to get a separate car seat. boy was i disappointed when i saw it in store. it was heavier than all the others. i thought i was a pretty strong person, until i tried lifting the seat...there was no baby inside and i had a hard time. i didn't even want to imagine how i would struggle with the little on in there. the fact that the handle was 2 separate bars instead of one made it really hard to maneuver the stroller and did i ever mention how huge this thing actually is? the seat comes up pretty high, Long couldn't even see me when i was behind it!!

5. Stokke Xplory
PinkiBlu doesn't carry Stokke, so last thursday, we went to Trendy Strollers. it was the first time seeing the Xplory in real life. i love the concept of having your child closer to you and the design is quite neat too! the store had both the Cameleon and this one so i had the chance to test both out at the same time. it's easy to fold, easy to use and super light weight. the SA was very nice and compared both strollers with us stating pros and cons. i had no complaints about this one at all. we loved it.




Can you guess which one we picked out in the end? :D








tadaaaaaaaaaaa!! :)  i hope my baby's gonna like his ride, i heard it's the bentley of all strollers! <3
[the store had only received 1 in the limited edition Blue Melange that day...and the asian in us forced us to snatch it right away. lol just kidding, Long said this color is much chicer and less sporty than the rest of the collection, that's why we got it. we also bought the car seat and adaptors that day, so he threw in free tickets for "What to expect when you're expecting"!]


and for those who have not seen it on twitter or facebook, we are expecting a BABY BOY!!! <333

May 16, 2012

MAT WEAR

Moncler puffy/H&M bf shirt/unbranded leggings/H&M thigh high socks (worn down)/Miss60 booties/LV Trevi.

oh god, the other day, my mom brought me shopping for maternity wear. yes MATERNITY WEAR...i browsed through the whole store and in the end checked out with 1 pair of full length leggings, 3 pairs of different cropped leggings, a dress & a jersey cardigan. the rest was just blehhhhh there was like NOTHING i wanted. NOTHING. why is everything so boring looking?? i think i'll just stick to what i have in my closet for the longest time possible. or another alternative i've been using is to get 2 sizes larger than what i usually wear. i hope i'll be able to last the whole pregnancy this way. here are a few (gazillion) pictures of outfits i've worn from no belly to the current protruding one.
Refrigiwear jacket/Numero hoodie/Zara shorts/Joe Fresh leopard tights/Hunters/MK or Holts leopard scarf.
Zara oversized sweater/Zara shorts/Club Monaco tights/JScottX2NE1 Adidas wings/UO spikes headband.
Mackage leather jacket/Zara shorts (again and again but different weeks)/House of Holland suspender tights/Selected biker boots/LV Trevi/MK for Holts leopard scarf/UO spiky headband. 
Miss 60 cropped jacket/MinkPink laser cutout dress/Joe Fresh tights/Selected biker boots/Burberry bucket bag/Zara scarf.
Juicy Couture leather jacket/James Perse tee/Zara skirt/Juicy Couture wedges/Burberry bucket bag/Zara scarf.
details :)
Vero Moda jacket/Wildfox tee/Juicy Couture skirt/Loubies Exclu. (16 Weeks)
Mackage leather jacket/MinkPink cardigan/unbranded leggings/Selected biker boots/Scarf from Hanoi/Burberry bucket bag.
Mike & Chris hooded leather jacket/Scarf from TO/Wildfox hoodie/H&M polka dot tunic/unbranded leggings/Hunters/LV Trevi/Keith Haring lunch tote.
BCBG jacket/Gipsy05 blouses/Miss60 sweatshorts/CM tights/Selected biker boots.
BCBG jacket/H&M dress/Zara studded booties/Scarf from TO/Deux Lux tote.
Primp mouse oversized hoodie/A&F ruffle tee/maternity leggings/Hunter boots/UO spiky headband/Jimmy Choo for H&M crossbody bag.  (18 Weeks)
Zara denim shirt/Joe's Jeans tee/some sort of shorts under/CM tights.



as i have mentioned in earlier posts, i've been having really baddddddddddddd skin due to my pregnancy. i never had any sort of skin problems before this was kinda new to me. some days, its so bad i'm ashamed of setting foot outside my house. some days, its more manageable. makeup does wonders sometimes, i swear.

on a good day with good lighting...the bad stuff dont show as much. :|

just trimmed my hair not too long ago. i always end up going back to the same style.
this diaper bag was too cute, i just couldn't pass up. :D DVF for Baby Gap diaper bag.
here's my Deux Lux summer tote you saw in one of the outfit pic. bright coral on the outside and hot pink in the inside. so perfect for the warmer seasons!!
some stuff i picked up with my 200 bucks CVS optimum card!!! yessss i'm so happy. :D
most current pic of my bump! (taken last week 18w)


Queenie xox