Saturday, April 30, 2011

Easter Sunday


I just had to share a photo of me and my amazing little family! Easter Sunday was a very special day for us. Not only was it McKinley’s first Easter, it was also Joel’s last birthday in his 30s. We spent the day with family and celebrated quietly. It was a perfect day and I hope yours was as well.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Totally Neutral

Sweater: Ann Taylor Loft; Tank: Ann Taylor Loft; Jeans: Mossimo for Target; Booties: Ann Taylor Loft; Scarf: Ann Taylor; Belt: Anthropologie; Earrings: Banana Republic

Yesterday I had my first pedicure in over six months and it felt amazing!!! With the glitter as an overlay, I feel like I have diamonds on my toes! And, do you see that I’m wearing high heels?? That’s right ladies, I am back in my heels and I’m not looking back! These just happen to be the Ann Taylor Loft booties that I spoke about in early spring (here). They are comfortable and the soft color will go with almost anything in my wardrobe.

I decided to embrace this springs neutral look and I am so happy with the color pallette. The soft pinks and corals were a great compliment to the cream sweater without overpowering such a blank canvas. I have new jeans as well. I can’t quite fit into my own pre-pregnancy jeans so I broke down and bought a few new ones to get me through. I just couldn’t wear maternity jeans one more day! And, they all came from Target. I purchased two boot cuts in different washes and one skinny. Boot cuts are universally flattering. Check them out if you are in the market for some new jeans!

The scarf made several appearances last season and will continue to be used again this year. I love how the colors brought out the coral in the belt. Accessories are key and even if you only have a hand full in your closet, use them to enhance your looks!

Monday, April 25, 2011

You're Back!

T: You look awesome! Just had to tell you.

A: Thank you so much! I keep trying my pre-pregnancy jeans on every day hoping for a miracle! Here’s hoping that I can in a month!

Friday, April 22, 2011

I'm Back!

Sweater: Banana Republic; T-Shirt: Target; Jeans: Gap Maternity; Flats: Jessica Simpson via Macy’s; Belt: Off of a dress; Necklace: Banana Republic

Have you missed me? I have to admit, I’ve missed blogging. As most of you know, I gave birth to a sweet baby boy on April 6th and I am loving motherhood! He is perfect, to us, and the most handsome man I’ve met since my husband! I will blog about him later and post tons of photos. As you can imagine, he will be the best dressed little man you know. Just wait and see!

Yesterday was my first doctor’s appointment since McKinley was born and I felt the best I have since his arrival. We’ve had a couple of other outings, but to be honest the outfits weren’t blog worthy. I felt like yesterday’s ensemble was a great way to dive back in! I’ve tried on pre-pregnancy jeans, but alas they don’t fit. I have to remind myself that I’m only 16 days postpartum so maternity jeans will have to do for a while. I am down half of my pregnancy weight so give me some time, and several walks through the neighborhood, and I will be back in my jeans in no time!

I was so excited at the thought of belting something that I had to add a belt to this sweater. It comes with a self belt but I thought that patten leather added a little something to the look. For summer, I’m thinking of adding cute tanks/camis and fun belts in either neutral or bright colors. The options are endless with this putty color. Gladiators and sandals will be a great replacement for the flats as well.

I am so excited that spring is around the corner. It has been teasing us for weeks, but I’m pretty sure it will be here any day now. With that being said, Happy Easter or Passover depending on the holiday you celebrate at home!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Something New

I am in the mood for a new handbag. Several of my fashion mags are running articles around trendy handbags for spring and now I’m obsessing about finding something new and trendy. Do I want a tall tote, a hobo or satchel? So many decisions! Here’s what I’m mulling over.

The Forte Hobo…I love the orange!

Steven by Steve Madden Snake Embossed Tote

Steven by Steve Madden 'Candy Coated' Snake Embossed Faux Leather Tote

Milly “Shiny” Leather Tote…how adorable are the shiny buttons down the front?

Milly 'Shiny' Leather Tote

Lockwood Satchel…I love the mint green!

Lockwood satchel

Photo one via Banana Republic. Photos two through four via Nordstrom. Photo five via J.Crew.

Monday, April 4, 2011

New Shoe Trend

There is a new shoe trend on the rise and I’m pretty sure I’m going to have to follow suite. This new sandal is a cross between the cage and the gladiator and I love how the two styles have melded together. And because they come in a low or high wedge, there is a style for everyone. I haven’t decided which heel height I’m going to go with, but I do know I will make the investment. A black pair will be adorable with my new romper from K-Mart, but brown will be super cute with either the Libertine or Tucker dress I purchased from Target. See, they are a must have shoe!

The SM Women’s Shelbi Wedge

SM Women's Shelbi Wedge Sandal

The MIA Quincy Wedge

MIA Quincy Wedge

The Gina Ghillie Wedge by SE Boutique 

SE Boutique Gina Ghillie Wedge Sandal

The Sam Edelman ‘Kellan’ Wedge

Sam Edelman 'Kellan' Wedge

Photos of shoe one through three via DSW. Shoe four via Nordstrom.

Friday, April 1, 2011

39 Weeks and Opening Day

Cardigan: Kensie via Macy’s; T-neck: Target; Jeans: A Pea in the Pod; Flats: Target: Scarf: Via Standard Style; Bracelet: Lucky Brand via Macy’s

Yesterday was Opening Day for baseball and we made our way to Kauffman stadium for what we hoped would be a great kick off to baseball season. It was pretty cold and we lost, but being at the ballpark was so much fun! Spring is officially here.

Before heading to the game, however, we had our weekly doctor’s appointment and I wasn’t about to wear my Opening Day gear. First of all, I wouldn’t go to an appointment dressed so casually and secondly, it would have added too much to the scale!! I don’t need any additional help in that department.

I stumbled on this cardigan and decided I could make it work. I added a white t-neck, skinny jeans and my new, neutral linen flats. The scarf was the focal point of the outfit and I love the 70s inspired flower power print. And because of that, I had to wear my peace sign bracelet. I felt groovy all morning!

Here I am at 39 weeks! This could be my last weekly update photo so soak it up! Keep your fingers crossed!