Thursday, October 23, 2014

Mad for Plaid


I'm having a plaid moment. This is the second plaid piece I've added to my closet in the last month. As I mentioned earlier this week, maternity wear is currently not my jam, overall. Aside from the obvious tunics, tanks and leggings, I don't want to invest in pieces I'm likely never going to wear again.  So I've picked a few key items that will get me through my pregnancy and beyond. Here is one - the plaid vest. I intentionally bought this in a larger size with the intention to get it taken in for next season. I love that it's sleeveless so I can wear this to the office and layer over heavier pieces on brisk days. I'd say this is a win. 
{Vest via Piperlime, Leggings:ASOS, Tunic: Target, Clutch: The Limited, Boots: Banana Republic, Sunnies: House of Harlow}



Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Maternity Style Inspo

*Image via Pinterest

The bump is officially out. Friends, while it is true that dressing le bump is more in vogue these days (goodbye tent dresses), maternity clothes, thus far, make me cringe. I say that for a number of reasons, including the price tag (this is a temporary situation, people) and overall - options. For the most part, I'm sticking with the basics - leggings, tunics and statement accessories. Stay tuned for upcoming posts featuring said pieces. In the meantime, here are a few looks I found to provide additional inspiration in the coming months. Chic sneaks with an office appropriate look? Doing it.

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*Image via Pinterest
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*Image via Pinterest

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Gap Denim Shirt Dress Two Ways

Something Gap always does well - denim. My closet is full of Gap jeans, denim shirts, tunics and dresses - pieces that are multi-seasonal and classic. Lately, I've opted for lose fitting options to make room for le bump.  I love the subtle floral print and relaxed fit of this denim shirt dress from Gap Little Rock.  Since we're still transitioning between summer and fall temperatures (welcome to Arkansas), I paired this piece with different accessories to switch up the vibe depending on the day. 
{Booties: ShoeDazzle, Bag: Ember, Belt: Target}
{Booties: Box Turtle, Bag: JustFab, Belt: Target}

BUMP ALERT.
Happy Monday! 


*This post was sponsored by Gap Little Rock. All opinions are my own. Consider yourself disclosed.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Red

Woah there, Angelina. What? Listen, when you get the green light from your OB (Yes, this was one of the first questions I posed to my doctor during the Q&A portion of our first appointment. Judge me.) to have a tan sprayed over your entire body, you show a little leg. 

No shocker - the blazer and maxi combo is a staple look for me. It's a comfortable, polished and a work appropriate look. And can we discuss the greatness of this maxi skirt from Victoria's Secret? (Sadly no longer avail.) It has an amazing shape and flow. The best part - you can pair this piece with multiple tops and shoes for a more casual or dressy vibe. It has major recycling power. All about that! 
{Skirt: Victoria's Secret (similar here), Blazer: Forever 21, Bag: Kate Spade, Tee: Target, Necklace: c/o of Christy Bourns from Robinson Lane Jewelry (love her!), Bracelets: Dillard's, Banana Republic, E.Leigh's, Shoes: Zara}


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Black & Brown (and a teeny bump)

Hello summer! As I've mentioned previously, we've had a pretty amazing summer in Little Rock. Normally, I do not venture outside for more than 30 seconds from June through August because it's unbearably hot and humid. The unseasonably cool temperatures, well, began to spoil me until this week.  It was only a matter of time. As a result, the casual LBD was a must as M and I ventured out to grab lunch at The Fold and run a couple of errands amid a steamy day. 
This slight bump is part baby, part Cap'n Crunch as that is now my go-to snack.  #awkwardpreggophase

{Dress: Target, Bag: JustFab, Earrings: Kristin Todd, Shoes: Box Turtle, Sunnies: House of Harlow}

Happy Hump Day! 
(Why does that make me giggle?)
xo

Monday, August 18, 2014

Simple Summer

I'm not going to kid (ha!) you, friends. Growing a human is not for the faint of heart. The first trimester was, shall we say, not amazing but things are already looking up. I felt pretty good this past Saturday so I hit downtown to grab some grub and run a few errands. 

I'm loving simple, cool and versatile ensembles at the moment. While still in the awkward "did she have a big burrito for lunch" or "is she preggo" phase, I have definitely noticed a difference in the way my clothes fit. Goodbye skinny jeans or any pants for that matter and hello flowy and stretchy options. Skirts and dresses are a go-to right now, especially during these remaining summer weeks. Thankfully, only the early stages of my pregnancy will have to endure this humidity. (I should point out we've had a remarkably cool summer for Little Rock thus far.) No one will want to see these kankles. You're welcome, world.
(Skirt: Kohl's (super old), Tank: Target, Shoes: Sam Edelman via Piperlime, Tote: Banana Republic (similar here), Hat: J.Crew, Sunnies: House of Harlow, Bracelets: F21 and Banana Republic)
Happy days! 
xo

Friday, August 15, 2014

Flashback Friday

While organizing photos, I came across these gems taken earlier this year at the Clinton Presidential Library. A group of us went to check out the Oscar de la Renta exhibit, which was stunning, and my friend Amy Blake from ajwearsclothes.com snapped these photos after we finished picking out our gowns for the evening. We made a day of it and brunched in the River Market right after. Being a tourist for a day called for a backpack (That's right, that bag is a purse AND backpack. Boom.Who else is singing, "Little black backpack...?") and unflat flats which these patent oxblood oxfords were .   
I am wearing my admission sticker with pride. 
{Pants: The Limited, Bag and earrings: c/o Ember Boutique, Vest: Zara, Tee: Gap, Belt: Target, Sunnies: House of Harlow}
Happy Friday! 
xo