January 24, 2014

Cold Front


Holy moly, I have not been dressing accordingly with this cold weather!  Since when does Florida think it's okay to be anywhere below 70 degrees let alone below 30?  I am definitely not cut out for cold weather.  Don't let the thin cardigan fool you, it was cold!  I can't really say I have cold weather style since I live in the south and I also can't say that I can properly mix in volumizing powder in my hair (see picture below).  Whoops!  And yes, I must have gone the whole day with white powder sitting on top of my head.  Ugh.

Cardigan: Loft  /  Shirt: J. Crew  /  Pants: Loft  /  Bag: Coach  /  Necklace: C Wonder  


January 22, 2014

Six Months Old


This past Saturday, my baby celebrated his half birthday!  I say this every time but, seriously, how is he already 6 months old?  He's now sitting up on his own, cutting more teeth, and reaching out for people to carry him.  I realize I might get cyber-slapped for saying this but my baby rocks at sleeping!  Since two months old, he sleeps from 8:00 p.m. until 8:00 a.m. the next morning.  I know, we're spoiled.  We have a bed time routine and he knows that as soon as finished his bath, a bottle is soon to come.  Hence why he gets fussy and fidgety while we're trying to dress him since he knows it's dinner time.  

We started rice cereal yesterday and he was indifferent at first but by the afternoon feeding, he was all about it.  On Saturday, we'll start feeding him carrots.  I've decided to make my own baby food and my husband sweetly gifted me a Baby Brezza and lots of baby storage containers.  Oh and not only will he start veggies this weekend but we are also planning on getting his first haircut!  I wanted to wait a year but his hair is so long that I'm having to tuck it behind his ears!

Lucas has always been very social and smiley but I love that he now reaches out for people to carry him.  Since he's teething a bunch, he reaches for anything to bite on, my jewelry and clothes included.  Since I'm not a big fan of showing up to work with a slobbery shirt or necklace, I'm so glad to have bought this Chewbeads necklace.  Lucas LOVES chewing on it and since it's a bright color, he gravitates towards it when I wear it and starts fidgeting for me to pick him up so he can start chewing.  I'm thinking of getting it in black or gray so I can wear them more often.  I love that it's functional and still looks nice for when I'm out and about with the baby.  Ladies with teething babies, I highly recommend these!







January 20, 2014

Menswear Inspired


Most times, I'm jealous that my husband doesn't have to think much into what he wears to work.  He picks out his suit, shirt, tie and he's dunzo.  Meanwhile, I have to try things on, make sure it fits, wonder the same outfit that same week, etc.  As women, we do get to have more fun with our office wear and I'll take wearing a fancy necklace over a neck tie.  I do enjoy more menswear inspired outfits and have started saving/pinning more of these looks.

Sweater: GAP  /  Shirt: Kohls  /  Pants: Loft  /  Shoes: Target  /  Bag: LV  /  Jewelry: David Yurman, Michael Kors, J.Crew


January 17, 2014

Crimson and Leopard


I'm not going to lie, I look like a goober in the top picture.  I look like a little kid on their first day of kindergarten and mom's wanting to take a picture of them in their new outfit.  I have not mastered the art of taking outfit pictures yet and after two years of blogging, I'm not sure I will.  Now, you're probably wondering why I would post this picture if I'm obviously not crazy about it.  Well, I really love blogging and I made a resolution to keep up with it this year.  I love connecting with other bloggers and readers and getting inspiration from you all.  We don't have a lot of time in the mornings so it's slim pickings when I go back and look at the pictures on my camera.  If anyone has any tips on being more photogenic, I'm all ears!  Have a great weekend!

Sweater: Loft  /  Dress: Loft  /  Shoes: Nine West  /  Bag: Target  /  Jewelry: David Yurman, Michael Kors, Ebay


January 15, 2014

Plaid Stripes Mix


Oof, it had been a couple of dreary gray days last week and I'm amazed I didn't show up in the office in my pjs, makeup however was questionable.  I'm trying to get my morning routine on point but Mr. Lucas has other plans.  I shouldn't complain in the slightest though because that boy likes to sleep!  He usually goes down anywhere from 8-8:30 p.m. and sleeps through the night until about 8 a.m.  However, when he wakes up he will let you know...he is quite the little talker.  So getting ready in the morning means getting up an hour and a half earlier so I can get everything ready.  I always say I'm going to get everything ready the night before but that never happens.  

Sweater: Loft  /  Shirt: Loft  /  Skirt: Loft  /  Shoes: Target  /  Scarf: Target  /  Bag: Louis Vuitton     Necklace: Ebay


January 13, 2014

Birkenstocks Don't Care


Yep, those are Birkenstocks on my feet.  Judge allllll you want because the feet on this girl aren't paying attention!  These sandals are crazy comfortable and after months of being uncomfortable in heels, I'm loving it.  

My feet literally grew an entire size during my pregnancy so I've sadly had to part with many of my shoes.  As I was out shopping in search of comfortable work shoes, I spotted a pair of Birkenstock sandals on display.  I reminisced to my middle school days when all the kids at my private school started wearing these sandals.  Soon, the school administrators caught on to the fad and decided to ban the shoes altogether right then and there.  Later in life, I would think, why did I ever want to wear such ugly shoes?!  But then, I decided to devote my life to a career where heels are almost mandatory at the office and, thus, my feet craved comfort.  This whole story is said to justify why I told my husband that what I really wanted for Christmas was a pair of Birkenstock sandals.  He gave me the whaaaat look.  I said, seriously, I want them.   And my feet thank him every time these little clouds are worn.


Shirt: J.Crew  /  Pants: Old Navy  /  Shoes: Birkenstock Arizona  /  Bag: Louis Vuitton  /  Necklace: J. Crew  /  Bracelets: David Yurman, David Yurman, Michael Kors


January 10, 2014

Bows On Repeat


This sweater has been in heavy rotation lately!  I'm not a huge fan of sequins so I almost didn't pull the trigger on this one but I'm so glad that I did.  I just recently started purchasing clothes again after what I think was a 6 month hiatus...6 months!  I'm still refusing to buy any more bottoms as I'm still working on getting back to my pre-pregnancy weight and I know that if I buy any bottoms that I will get too comfortable.  Cheapo Maria does not like seeing my dresser full of J.Crew skirts that sadly still don't fit and I do not want them going to waste.  Nonetheless, with all the after holiday sales going on, I took advantage of the extra discounts and bought clothes for me...and none for Lucas!  It seems, well, it is fact, that the only clothes shopping I have done was for Lucas so it felt kind of nice to buy myself some pretty things.  From now on, I want to only buy things I truly love and not just because it was a great deal and that goes for little Lucas too ;-)  That boys closet rivals mine and he definitely has more clothes than his daddy...can't help how cute baby clothes are...

Sweater: J. Crew  /  Dress: Target  /  Top: Loft  /  Bag: Target  /  Necklace: Jane.com


January 9, 2014

Blue Pop


And the hair is chopped!  My hair grows super fast and I'm not a fan of long hair upkeep so a cut was in order last weekend.  Lucas also picked up the habit of yanking my hair, thus, I now understand the term "mom hairdo" which is quite literally a boy short hair cut.  I can't pull off boy short hair though.  I've successfully dedicated an entire post on hair so I think end this rant now while I'm ahead ;-)

Sweater: J. Crew Factory  /  Shirt: Kohls  /  Pants: Old Navy  /  Bag: Chanel  /  Necklace: Ebay     Shoes: Target


January 6, 2014

Five Months Old


Happy Three Kings Day!  So I'm way behind on Lucas' 5 month update!  Life has been fast lately and, I can't say it enough, time needs to slow down.  Lucas has grown into such a fun little personality!  He LOVES to smile and laugh so much that he gets hiccups and runs out of breath.  He's fitting snugly into 6-12 month clothing so he's pretty large and in charge.  He's really into playing and interacting with others so he's very much the center of our world right now.  The working mommy guilt is on high lately since he now realizes when he is getting dropped off in the mornings.  Plus, because I'm not emotional enough, my mom taught him to wave goodbye which makes me turn into mush as soon as I get in the car to drive away.  My mom also told me that when he started to cry a little during the day, she swears she heard him saying "mama, mama."  Tears, always tears.  Fingers crossed that I win a lottery or stumble upon an unclaimed lotto ticket because this working momma wants to be home.




Sweater: Old Navy  /  Pants: Gap  /  Shoes: Target  /  Necklace: Ebay
Lucas is wearing Baby Gap


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