Friday, May 1, 2015

Ferrell

I am thrilled to officially introduce you to our baby girl, Ferrell Rachael McGrew. For those of you who follow me on Instagram, you've probably already seen enough. Ha! But just in case you want to see more, here you go.

Ferrell was born on Feb. 12, 2015 just after midnight weighing six pounds and 11 ounces. She is absolute perfection and stole our hearts the second we met her. Everything I've heard about the first few months is absolutely true: It's hard, wonderful, exhausting, indescribably joyful and totally worth every second of the nearly 10 months it took for her to arrive.  I'm so incredibly blessed during this season of life and thank God every day for giving me this healthy and gorgeous family. Maternity leave wraps today and I head back to work Monday. I'll be posting about my simplified morning routine and the latest adoption of the wardrobe capsule craze. I am officially on board. Stay tuned. 
A photo posted by Sandra McGrew (@sandramcgrew) on

A photo posted by Sandra McGrew (@sandramcgrew) on


A photo posted by Sandra McGrew (@sandramcgrew) on

A photo posted by Sandra McGrew (@sandramcgrew) on

xo 

Sunday, April 26, 2015

The Jogger

Heeeyyy! I'm back! If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you've already been introduced to the newest love in my life: my daughter, Ferrell. I'll formally introduce her on LRBS in the next couple of days. Right now, I'm soaking up every single second I have with this munchkin during my last few days of maternity leave. 

Before I head back to work at SoirĂ©e, though, I've had to make a few wardrobe updates because I just grew a human, you know, in my body.  During this season of my life, it's all about simplicity and comfort for me. When you have an almost three-month-old in tow, you strive for comfort but don't want to don yoga pants ALL day, especially at the office. Say hello to the jogger pant from Gap Little Rock. Two words: elastic waist. Not familiar with these? All you need to know are these are REALLY comfortable pants that are acceptable to wear to places away from the sofa and a yoga mat.

When asked to style the jogger, I opted to pair with a boyfriend tee and blazer to add a little structure to the look. Include a pop of color for a finishing touch and you have a casually cool outfit perfect for a day at work that can also take you straight through happy hour. Mazel.

Style tip: Pair with cool sneaks, a baseball cap and a denim jacket for a more relaxed look. 
{Pants: Gap Little Rock, Tee: Target, Shoes: Zara, Sunnies: House of Harlow, Blazer: Banana Republic}

xo


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

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Pregnancy Style: Draping the Bump


Full disclosure: This photo was taken a couple of months ago. These days I am not feeling quite as chic with the beachball belly, waddle and kankles that accompany my outfits the remaining minutes of my pregnancy. I will say, I am still rocking these pieces on the reg, though. The classic white-button up, courtesy of my husband, was a genius idea thanks to Emily from Cupcakes and Cashmere. M has a zillion of them and I wear two to three of these shirts a week. On this particular day, I opted for what I'm going to describe as a 'Hans Solo inspired look' and you know what - I'm going to rep' it. This camel wrap with leather trim was a great purchase as I can wear it open or belted now during my pregnancy and definitely after.  
{Wrap: Dillard's, Leggings: ASOS Maternity, Boots: Banana Republic: Bag: Kate Spade NY, Sunnies: House of Harlow, Bracelets: F21, Kristin Todd and Banana Republic}
Heyyyyyy....there's a baby in there! 

xo

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Spring Picks From Gap Little Rock


It seems spring has already arrived here in the south, and I'm not complaining. I popped into Gap Little Rock late last week and pulled a few of my must-have transition pieces to accommodate for these cool mornings and warm afternoons. Three words: Those loafers though.

Here are my five favorite things from Gap Little Rock's latest spring collection:

1.  Predictable, I know, but I can't say no to a navy dress. This three-quarter sleeve pleated dress is ON POINT. ($74.95)
2.  Waiting to order a half size up, but these loafers will be a staple for me this spring, especially as I'm toting around an infant. Classic, stylish and comfortable. Note: These look more orange on the web, but they're actually a beautiful cognac color in person. ($64.95)
3. Military-inspired jacket. Enough said. Need it. Get it. Wear it throughout the entire year. ($88)
4. I just loved this happy yellow slouchy sweater for spring. It's lightweight and a great layering piece. ($49.95)
5. These new resolution true skinny jeans are the jam! They are mid-rise and have a little extra stretch to them. I'm waiting for the baby to de-board and then I'll be on a mission to fit into these. Lots of different washes avail. ($69.95)




**This post is sponsored by Gap Little Rock. All opinions are my own. 

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Gap Maternity LBD Styled Two Ways

Whoomp, there it is! The bump is in now officially in full force, people. Gap Little Rock asked me to style a dress from its maternity store a couple of weeks ago and I know this will come as a shock  - but I went for the LBD. And I'm not going to kid you, I wear this dress AT LEAST twice a week. It is truly the jam. Aside from being insanely comfortable, it's flattering and can be worn a million ways. I know that can be said for many LBD's but this one accommodates the bump and right now - finding a piece that can easily transition from the office to after-work attire to the weekend is much needed. Next time you see me waddling at the mall or at Kroger, I will likely be wearing this dress. Mazel. 
Chic sneaks. ROCKING IT. #supportivefinishes
{Look one: Shoes: Zara: Bag: ASOS, Bracelets: F21, Banana Republic, Kristin Todd, Earrings: Dillard's; Look two: Shoes: New Balance via Zappos, Jacket: Ember Boutique (old but similar here), Sunnies: House of Harlow, Bag: Kate Spade}
 




xo



**This post was sponsored by Gap Little Rock. All opinions are my own. You've been disclosed.

Friday, December 19, 2014

DIY: Vanilla Cookie Scrub

Merry merry! 
This year, I decided to make an indulgent homemade holiday treat for my besties. I found a recipe for this incredibly easy and fantastic DIY vanilla cookie scrub on Pinterest from Hello Natural. I gave it a go after realizing I had most of the ingredients in my pantry already. After all, winter skin could always use a little extra polishing. 

I love the subtle vanilla scent and it left my skin feeling soft and moisturized but not oily. I made an extra batch for myself. 'Tis the season. 

Feeling inspired? Find the recipe here. 
xo

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Mod Maternity Look


Unusually mild temperatures this week called for swinging mod-inspired dresses and alabaster legs. Listen, no soon-to-be mother wants to rock a frumpy bump but in that same vein, spending tons of money on clothes you'll likely only wear for a few months, isn't really an option (for me) either. I've opted mainly for basics (meaning LOTS of tunics and leggings - and black) and a couple of standout pieces like this tomato red mod-inspired dress from ASOS. It was on sale (bonus) and I have to admit, ASOS has become a go-to for me during this pregnancy. The prices are reasonable and I've been very happy with the quality and style of the few pieces I've ordered. 

Don't under estimate the power of looking good and feeling good during this time of expansion.
{Dress: ASOS (similar here), Pumps: Nine West, Bag: Kate Spade, Sunnies: Vintage, Bracelets: Banana Republic, F21, E.Leigh's}
Only a couple of more months to go. Let's do this! 
xo