Monday, February 19, 2018

red + leopard



Top:  Loft  |  Jacket:  similar here  |  Clutch:  old (similar here)  |  Denim:  Gap  |  Flats:  Ivanka Trump (similar here)  |  Necklace:  Bauble Bar old (similar here)

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I'm on the hunt for a new pair of leopard flats, preferably with out a heel, but I'm wearing these down to nothing.  They were comfortable from the get, but I've worn the hair off the back of the heels and the tips.  Any other leopard flat suggestions!?  

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I've totally embraced this extra long long weekend.  John and I took Friday off for his birthday and ended up spending an overnight locally in Saratoga.  The Brentwood Hotel was the perfect little get away and just steps from the track.  It must be so magical during the summer, being able to wake up, have your coffee and sit outside and watch the ponies cross.  It had such a Hudson design vibe, simple, but glam with a vintage twist.  We grabbed dinner Thursday evening and birthday drinks nearby.  The next morning we headed downtown to take care of a few things we never have time to do when working every weekday, but we grabbed brunch at Sweet Mimi's once complete.  It was SO good, I hadn't been in years, but I was happy to go back.  The rest of the day, we just relaxed before heading downtown for John's birthday "happy" hour...which ended at like midnight.  I was legit sober hungover Saturday.  I must have been so tired, that we both recovered all day.  Sunday was a bit more successful in productivity, not that I was trying to be productive.  I actually want to slow down and enjoy the next two weeks project free, but I tackled some meal prep, laundry, cleaning and we even picked out a new dishwasher and started prepping the nursery closet for a closet system.  I really think that's the last bit before we deliver and know if the baby is a boy or a girl (then the real nursery decorating can being)!  I have President's Day off so I plan on relaxing, grabbing lunch with a girlfriend and perhaps a little shopping all before one of my last book clubs before the arrival!  I hope you were able to enjoy the holiday weekend like I have! :)

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

knitwear










Sweater:  Gap  |  Leggings:  Gap  |  Bag:  Kate Spade  |  Beanie:  Halogen  |  Sunnies:  Ray-Ban  |  Brogues:  asos  |  Utility Jacket:  TJ Maxx (similar here)

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I feel a little like the book "The Mitten" where every critter is stuffed inside the mitten until it busts open, kinda similar to how I stuffed myself inside this raglan sweater praying it won't pop open.  I just really wanted something thick and snuggly and I probably made it into an oversize sweater for months to come.  As usual I love waiting until end of season to snag some items that I don't usually like to pay full price for.  I  grabbed this cashmere beanie again (I have two already) from Nordstrom as they always go on sale at the end of the year.  I didn't happen to cross any arm warmers (is that what they are called?) to pick up this year, but I still have my blue and grey ones!  

I'll tell you, although I feel like a bowling ball, I'm not ready for the baby, but I am ready for my body to be my body again and wear normal clothes.  I've already looked at spring/summer dresses and look forward to not wearing the same 5 sweaters.  As for this bowling ball we will not be out for V-day, as we typically stay in and celebrate.  However, I did not come across any fun meals to make together, although we've been cooking a lot of meals throughout the week at home in general!  So we'll just lay low until Thursday!  More details to come...xoxo

Thursday, February 8, 2018

floral flounce









Blouse:  Loft  |  Coat:  J.Crew  |  Denim:  Gap Maternity  |  Flats:  Michael Kors  |  Clutch:  (similar here)  |  Earrings:  Lisi Lerch  |  Sunnies:  Ray-Ban

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I grabbed this gorgeous blouse a couple of weeks back at Loft to wear for my baby shower my girlfriends threw me.  The shower was such a beautiful, sweet event.  My girlfriends hosted an amazing high tea...with more-so Champagne than tea.  Every detail was beautiful and it made me more relaxed to focus on being with everyone rather than baby games or opening registry gifts.  So we kept everything unwrapped.  It was truly special and more than I could imagine.  I wish I had pictures to shared, but we didn't take any since we were enjoying ourselves so much! 

Let me tell you, Loft is sometimes a hit or miss, but right now there are so many cute things there.  I grabbed two more tops, but I'm trying to hold back from getting any others as I don't know what I'll have to make room for post baby.  I'm keeping an eye out for this sweater - I think it'll be perfect for nursing/adjustment period.  I'm not a huge fan of the bell sleeves, but I love the look of this blouse, but will have to hold off as stated before.  The floral and bright prints are on point currently in store and online.  
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