Wednesday, April 27, 2016

3 Dresses, 3 Ways

Yesterday I popped into Banana Republic and saw several dresses that were perfect to dress up, down and wear to work in a casual office setting. I like that Banana offers regular, petite and tall size options. I am 5'2" and don't always have the patience or time to wait to get things hemmed.

I went home with this ruffle dress and plan to wear it to an upcoming shower. I love the colorful print. Typically layered or ruffled skirts don't work for my bum but I was pleasantly surprised how this fit. I'll pair it with a white cardigan for the spring and summer and navy to transition into the fall.

A white eyelet dress is the perfect opportunity to add a pop of color. Everyone needs a LWD. 

Last but not least, I'm a sucker for stripes. Back to the neutral accessories. You just can't go wrong!

What look is your favorite?

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Monday, April 25, 2016

Weekend Snapshot

 Shirt: Old Navy. Tee: Old Navy. Sunglasses: Ray Ban. Lexi's Bow: Etsy.

Carrier: BabyBjorn.

Weekends are low key these days... and I'm not complaining. We took a walk along the beach at Tod's Point in Greenwich and Ted put our BabyBjorn carrier to use. He didn't want to be left out of the babywearing game. I chose the original model because it was simple (and the best price).

Jeans: J Brand (also available here and here). Blouse: Vince.

J Brand Mid Rise Capri Jeans (also available here and here)

I bought these jeans during the Lord & Taylor Friends & Family sale. I love that they are cropped (I'm 5'2" so always on the lookout for ankle/cropped length), distressed and most importantly stretchy. 

This is one of my favorite outfits for Lexi. I didn't buy many clothes in the newborn size so picked up a few more things for her at Carter's the other week. Blush, the color of the season!

Towel: Pottery Barn Kids. Diapers: Honest

My bunny, fresh and clean! I couldn't resist getting the Honest diapers in the chevron print when I was preparing for her arrival. So cute! We've also been using their Organic Healing Balm and give it two thumbs up.

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Friday, April 22, 2016

Five on Friday

1 // Babywearing

I'm loving my Solly Baby wrap! It's one of the first things that I bought when I found out I was pregnant. A friend recently invited me to a babywearing Facebook group, which has given me ideas on different ways to use to the wrap and wear Lexi. There are tons of tutorials out there. If the wrapping is intimidating, I would recommend the Baby K'Tan. Similar look, less work. We also have a Baby Bjorn but haven't used it yet. 

I was showing Lexi our building's rooftop for the first time. I expect we'll spend a lot of time up there during my maternity leave enjoying the fresh air. And yes here I am wearing yoga capris and a tee again...which leads me to the next topic.

2 // Old Navy's Relaxed V-Neck Tee for $7 as seen on OP

When I saw Who What Wear's post yesterday that Olivia Palermo was wearing this Relaxed V-Neck Tee from Old Navy I bought multiple in light gray and white. I rarely leave the apartment but this was important. When you find the perfect tee for $7 you stock up!

3 // Anytime Meal

Toasted English muffin topped with prosciutto, avocado, eggs and Jane's Krazy Mixed Up Salt. Quick and easy for anytime of the day. (Not so easy to eat when you're holding a baby...)

4 // Minted Announcements

Since they have been delivered I can now share our birth announcement. I am proud to say I took the photo of Lexi with the hydrangea. Minted is offering 15% through 4/25. They have some great personal stationery - I love this blue botanical design.

5 // Smells like Summer

I don't want to wish the time away but I am looking forward to the summer and visiting the Cape and Vineyard. For now, I have these beachy candles in cobalt blue glass I found at Home Goods.

Happy Friday!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Weekend Snapshot

Ted and I took out the stroller (UPPAbaby Cruz with Infant SnugSeat Insert) for the first time by the water.

I purchased several bows from this Etsy shop, cutebows4girls, in the small and medium sizes. They can either be worn on a headband or clip. Lexi is wearing the medium. Go big or go home!

Birth announcements are in the mail... one of my late night projects since I've been up at all hours. I couldn't believe how fast Minted turned around my order. I keep all of my contacts stored on their site, which saves me so much time. I'm ready for Christmas cards, ha!

Saturday, April 16, 2016

On My Radar

Two things that I bought and four I want...

Anthropologie Semele Shirtdress  (On sale now from $148 to $47.97)
I have been eyeing this dress for awhile and was happy to snag it on sale (extra 40% off this weekend) since I wouldn't have been able to wear until now.

I could probably use this in every color.

I love the tortoise frame and blue lens combo. J. Crew Factory offers this pair for a steal.

Update: Illesteva is on Rue La La today with similar styles!

On my lust list...

Marc Fisher Adalyn Espadrille (On sale now $160 to $97.49 with code FRIENDS - also available here)
Love how tall these make me. I wish that I was able to find them in brown - they are a dupe for a Chloe style. I got the blue pattern on sale at Lord & Taylor and say they run a 1/2 big.

There is a reason this earrings has been popular for years now.