Saturday, April 20, 2013

I've been gone for a while now...

So my baby is nearly eight months old. Isn't that wild? I had a baby. And she's growing up so fast.

Most days, I stay very busy juggling work and my regular home life plus the additional baby. But at least once a week, I think, Man, I hit it out of the park this week with my outfit. I should really just take a quick pic and throw it on the ol' blog. I haven't yet. Because it's hard to take the quick pic and even harder to take the time to blog.

I will admit that I miss this blog. Even if nobody really read it except a couple of nice friends and family members. It was a good reason to put in that little extra effort to pull together a look. It made me think outside the box, especially, yeesh, when I was trying to connect an outfit with a book review.

It's also just nice to have a little space to put your voice out there.

I might get back here. At the very least, I need to finish my 30 for 30 pregnancy edition. (I have the pictures all together, they just need to be posted and explained.) Maybe I'll even start doing this regularly again. For now, I'm enjoying my lovely baby. I'm grumbling that I can't wear certain clothes still (my hips? Or my thighs? Something has grown. Plus, I need clothes that allow for easier breastfeeding.). I'm a little sad that I can't accessorize as I'd like (I'm afraid to wear heels with her in case I trip. Necklaces, bracelets, etc., are just things for her to grab. What happened to my purse? It's morphed into a diaperbag). And my hair was never my strong point (I noticed in flipping through past posts how it was half the time just a big ball of frizz), but dang, I miss just wearing it down (the baby won't stop pulling on it. Even when it is up. It's ridiculous.).

So long for now, Blog that was all about Me. Right now I'm living a life that's all about somebody else. And that's okay. For now :)

Thursday, August 23, 2012

30 for 30 Pregnancy Edition: Outfit 17

I originally got this shirt to go with a pair of summery white shorts (which ended up being returned).
Shirt - Old Navy Maternity, Dress - ASOS Maternity, Watch - Michele Watches, Flip-flops - Rainbows
But what else could I wear it with besides my white skirt? I realized the orangey-pinky flowers on the shirt would go well with my pink maternity dress.
So I already starting planning on wearing this with my chevron dress too! Soon to come.
I didn't super plan out this 30 for 30 like I did the first time I did it, so I felt pleased to think up two more outfits for this shirt on the fly.
Think  you can't do a 30 for 30? Don't give up! You're more creative than you think!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

30 for 30 Pregnancy Edition: Outfit 16

Chevron has been everywhere the last few months, right?
Yellow cardigan - Gap Outlet, Bracelets - Nordstrom and Uniquities, White watch - Michele Watches, Chevron dress - Old Navy Maternity
It isn't surprising that it's infiltrated the maternity world as well, which really pleases me because I've been low on patterns in my maternity clothes.
And using a fun orange-y color too!
Old Navy had this dress available in white and navy too, which was tempting to get, but I love orange.
Am I the only one that thinks it's completely underrated as a color?

Sunday, August 19, 2012

30 for 30 Pregnancy Edition: Outfit 15

This particular Monday was a fun one for me, Husband, and Baby.
Purple tank (underneath) - Pea in the Pod, Patterned blouse - Destination Maternity, Purse - Uniquities, Black shorts - Destination Maternity, Flip-flops - Rainbows
We went to see The Wall Live with Roger Waters. It was one of the most amazing concerts I've ever been to, and maybe the last one I'll attend for a long time. Baby grooved to the music all night, and perked up a lot when we played the CD a couple of days later. I couldn't believe how much she moved!
Rock seems to be her favorite music.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

What have I been doing?

It's been over two weeks again since I've posted! What's been happening? A wonderful baby shower, preparing Baby's room, finishing up projects at work, cleaning my house so it'll be clean for as long as possible after Baby's arrival, and cooking and freezing as much as possible. So I'm kind of tired! But really prepared for Baby!
Filling out Thank You cards...
Having some easy meals from Whole Foods...
Baking and enjoying chocolate chip banana bread...
In between all of that, I'm trying to get some relaxing time in and spend time with family, especially Husband. My due date is in a a few days, which isn't to say that Baby will actually arrive, but if I disappear again for weeks, then her arrival is the reason!

Fave of the Week: June 30-July 6

My fave outfit of the week was from Thursday.
What do I like about it? Color blocking! I was asking a fashionable coworker just a couple of days ago, "Why wasn't color blocking a thing before?" It's easy to do, colorful, and fun. With this outfit, I played with two shades of green and my favorite shade of blue (a flattering shade on anyone!), a necklace using the same colors pulling it all together.

30 for 30 Pregnancy Edition: Outfit 14

How do you like to accessorize neutral-color outfits?
Necklace and bracelets - Fair trade store in UK, Beige and black shirt - Destination Maternity, Black shorts - Destination Maternity
I like going for a pop of bold color, like red and/or orange.
And a little bit can go a long way.
Accessories like necklaces always make me feel a little extra pulled together.