December 30, 2013

Baby's First Christmas


The holidays just came and went way too fast!  I have to say that this Christmas was the best Christmas to date!  Yes, Lucas enjoyed the wrapping paper way more than any gift he received but it even more than the gift part of the holidays, I so enjoyed time with family.  All of my sisters were in town so Lucas was very spoiled by all the love and gifts!  My house literally looks like a toy store and I'm trying to calm my OCD self down.  Mother of a little boy here so I'm sure there will be even more clutter the older he gets...but I wouldn't have it any other way.






December 18, 2013

Checkered Grids


Christmas is just one whole week away and I couldn't be more thrilled.  Luckily, I did almost 95% of my Christmas shopping on Amazon.com and barely had to spend time in the stores.  Score!  This holiday season has been so special because of the obvious that it's Lucas' first Christmas but also because all my sisters will be in town.  Lucas also went to his first playdate on Sunday which was so fun.  We took a group photo of all the babies together which was probably the cutest thing I've ever seen!  Lucas, of course, wanted to grab other babies, and, as a first time mom, this mortified me.  Thankfully, no babies were harmed :-)

Sweater: Loft {similar}  /  Dress worn as shirt: Old Navy {similar}  /  Skirt: GAP  /  Shoes: Stuart Weitzman  /  Jewelry: Pearls (Tiffany) {similar}, "L" Necklace (Jane.com) {similar}


December 13, 2013

The Men Behind Dainty & Decadent


Today is a very special day - it is the day my husband has allowed me to put pictures of him on my blog!  He's shy, you see, so it is rare to get an okay from him.  I guess he can't ever say no when it's pictures with our little guy.  When I saw these ties on flash sale at Jane.com from The Littlest Prince Couture I knew I had to have them for my guys.  I hope they realize that it will be my personal goal to dress them alike for as long as I can.  

I love these photos because you can clearly see how much they love each other.  Lucas LOVES his daddy!  Whenever he's in the room, Lucas follows him with his eyes everywhere he goes.  Lucas loves playing with his daddy's ties and always yanks them down when daddy gives him a kiss. My heart is definitely full with these guys in my life.

And now, without further ado, the men behind Dainty & Decadent...






December 11, 2013

Houndstooth and Stripes


Hmm, now looking at these photos, this dress is a wee a lot on the short side.  For me to be comfortable, dresses and skirts have to be exactly at the knee length.  I will sometimes wear tights for dresses, like this one, where it's almost at the knee.  Unfortunately, or fortunately depending on how you look at it, Florida is back to the warm weather so tights are not an option right now.  I'm hoping for cooler temperatures so that, you know, it feels like winter time.  

Sweater: Loft  /  Dress: Target  /  Shoes: Nine West  /  Bag: Chanel  /  Necklace: Eve's Addiction


December 9, 2013

Fancy Tweed


Admittedly, I have not purchased very many pieces of clothes for myself in a reeeaalllyy long time.  I could probably count on one hand the things I have bought myself since probably May of this year.  Not to continue to complain about the baby weight, but I refuse to buy new clothes until I work the weight off.  Otherwise, I know myself, and will get too comfortable.  I digress.  Cyber Monday rolls around and the influx of sales emails roll into my inbox.  I caved and perused J.Crew Factory online when I spotted this most perfect tweed skirt.   Even though I said I would not buy any new clothes until I can fit in my old ones, I just. had. to.  I don't own any tweed skirts and, ugh, it makes me feel oh so fancy!  My next goal will be to find more fancy feeling clothes.  I'm not sure what that is yet but feeling fancy is just, well, fancy.

Shirt: Banana Republic  /  Skirt: J.Crew Factory  /  Shoes: Sole Society  /  Handbag: Coach  


December 6, 2013

Thanksgiving Day Family Pictures


Over the Thanksgiving holiday, we took family pictures with my parents and sisters.  My little sister picked out the cutest little suit from H&M for Lucas to wear.  I couldn't stand the cuteness!  As for what I was going to wear, I was stumped.  Not to keep playing my little violin, but my old clothes are still not fitting like they did pre-pregnancy so I'm limited with options.  The day before we took these pictures, I saw this picture on Tara from Mix and Match Fashion's instagram and knew it was what I would wear.  Thanks, Tara!

My little dapper man was just as handsome as ever as he obviously channeled his inner Justin Timberlake with his suit and tie.  He loves his aunts so much.  Melisa makes him LAUGH so hard that his body shakes.  And he loves staring at Adriana then giving her a coy smile.  He thinks she's pretty :-)

If you are like me and have trouble thinking of what to wear in the mornings, there's an awesome new website called The Style Up.  After you sign up, you will receive one email each day with an outfit inspiration that matches what your local weather will be that day.  Isn't that so cool?!  The lovely team over at The Style Up recently featured me on their blog here.  I love getting my Style Up emails each night and they are such a big help!






On me: J Crew Plaid Shirt, J Crew Cardi, Stuart Weitzman Capsize shoes


December 4, 2013

Leopard Blues


It's been a couple months since I've worn my Chanel bag, or any other handbag that isn't a diaper bag.  Since I was going to work, I felt safe enough to take it out again.  The thought of putting a dirty diaper or bottle in my nice bags drives me nuts.  My husband told me that when he bought me my LV Neverfull last year for Christmas, he and the saleswoman got to talking about my pregnancy.  She told him that the Neverfull would make the perfect diaper bag.  Um, noooooo.

Sweater: Ann Taylor  /  Shirt: Loft  /  Skirt: Loft  /  Shoes: Target  /  Handbag: Chanel


December 2, 2013

What Would You Wear to See Santa?


I obviously did not put much thought into what I would wear on Sunday's visit with Santa but Lucas...oh, Lucas was fancy...


Those eyes melt my heart!  Yes, they really are that blue and he gets it (and everything else) from his daddy.  My husband is celebrating his 31st birthday today!  On Sunday, we went to visit Santa and it was just as magical as I had imagined.  My parents and sister met us to visit Santa which definitely helped cheer him up.  Lucas cut some teeth this weekend and started feeling more tired than usual.  Having family there not only was special since it was Lucas' first time sitting on Santa's lap but they helped make him giggly.  I loved his outfit so we went outside to snap a few (or hundred) photos to remember this special day.





In case you were wondering (because I know you were!), here's what Santa wore:


I also finished more holiday decorating and made a new chalkboard message:



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