Category Archives: Fashion

The Burgeoning Bump: Maternity Style at 12 Weeks

Nov. 3rd, 2016

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I shared the exciting news in my last post that I am expecting. And with all that excitement comes a whole lot of body changes. At 12 weeks I didn’t have an official bump, but struggled to button my pants. It’s an in between stage that can be difficult to dress.

In this series I will take you through my pregnancy and what I’m wearing to camouflage or highlight the burgeoning bump.

Honeymoon packing

Aug. 17th, 2016

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I am a notoriously awful packer. If I’m going on a ski vacation I will pack shorts, tank tops, flip flops, bikinis…because one never knows what will arise while on vacay. And while it means I’m prepared for anything (my Vegas dress tucked into a pocket while backpacking down the Grand Canyon) it also means that my suitcases weigh a thousand pounds, the zippers on my bags are bursting at the seams, and I can never find socks when I need them (but my ballgown is always accessible).

Before going on my honeymoon I was determined to turn this ship around. I was going to enter my marriage and Europe a new woman. An organized, packing machine. And I actually think I did it! I laid out a bunch of potential clothing/accessories/shoes on my bed and started creating outfits. I edited out anything that couldn’t be used in three different scenarios. Once I had my items picked out I photographed all the outfits so that when I woke up in the morning in Greece I could scroll through the photos and pick my look for the day. I’m not kidding, this up front effort saved me loads of time and pounds of baggage!

This is the contents of my suitcase and I stretched this to be way more outfits than pictured!

Included in the photos are: 2 rompers, 5 shirts, 2 sweaters, 1 pair of shorts, 1 pair of jeans, 1 skirt, 1 dress, 1 jacket, 4 pairs of shoes and two necklaces. This made up the 11 pictured outfits, but in reality more like 15 combinations.

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Outfits
1 Asos Romper, Anthropologie hat (similar here), Steve Madden sandals (similar here)
2 Asos Romper, Loft shirt, Steve Madden sandals (similar here)
3 H&M Romper, Thrifted denim jacker, Toms (sold out, but these are cool)
4 H&M Romper, very old top, Steve Madden sandals (similar here)
5 Jcrew shirt, Steve Madden sandals (similar here)
6 Loft shirt (similar here), Jcrew jeans, Rainbow flip flops
7 Loft sweater(similar here), Jcrew jeans, Forever 21 necklace, Steve Madden sandals (similar here)
8 Nordstrom shirt, Jcrew jeans, very old wedges
9 Nordstrom dress, Jcrew sweater, Toms (sold out, but these are cool)
10 Loft sweater (similar here), Anthropologie skirt (similar here), Steve Madden sandals, necklace gifted from cameraman purchased in Thailand
11Nordstrom dress, Thrifted denim jacket, Anthropologie necklace, Steve Madden sandals (similar here)

DIY Lace up flats

Jul. 26th, 2016

I was on a quest over the last month for lace up flats. I think they are adorable and perfect for summer/fall weather. That being said, the ones I’ve liked are 150-200 bucks and I can’t fork over that kind of cash for something I’m “feeling” but don’t need. Heck, even for flats I need I’m not sure I can justify that much.

I looked to the gods of pinterest for inspiration and they showed me the way. This is such a simple DIY project it almost seems silly that anyone should pay money for an expensive version of these flats. I got a nice pair on sale from The Gap ($15 to be exact!) because I wanted a comfortable pair that would last awhile.

Thank you, pinterest gods. You never fail me.

How to pack a hat

Dec. 22nd, 2014

I have had many a travel experience during which I attempted to pack a hat in my suitcase. Upon arrival I always found my poor hat squashed to oblivion. To mitigate the issue, I decided to wear all my hats stacked up on my head on the plane to avoid the inevitable broken brim. My record is four hats at one time. My hats were intact; my pride however…not so much 🙂

A solution to all our hat-travel worries!

Nine ways to style a belt

Dec. 12th, 2014

Get it guuuuuuurl!

I usually wear my belt through the loop and that’s the end of that. Well, no more! Now there are nine cute ways to jazz up any outfit with a well-styled belt.