Showing posts with label Ann Taylor. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ann Taylor. Show all posts

September 18, 2015

Won't You Be My Neighbor


It's been the longest week in all of the land and I wanted to brighten things up and wear this dress that I've had in my closet for awhile.  I've had my argyle sweater for awhile and it always reminds me of Mr. Rogers.  I have to admit that I was so stressed the entire day that I would stain my dress by food or pen marks but luckily there were no stains.  I have to count the little victories.  Happy weekend!

Dress: Ann Taylor  /  Sweater: NY&Company {Similar}  /  Shoes: Nine West  /  Bag: Louis Vuitton  /  Bracelets: David Yurman (Pearl, Amethyst, Buckle  /  Necklace: Onecklace c/o


August 3, 2015

Work After Vacation


Going back to work after being off for a week was hard.  I really love my job but the work that built up has been cray-to-the-cray.  I have not had a week off from work since my honeymoon.  I worked during my maternity leave with Lucas so it wasn't really time off from work.  Anywho, I opted to dress comfortably last week since I knew I was going to be tied down to my chair for awhile.  But am I the only weirdo masochist that likes to be super busy at work?

Top: Ann Taylor {Similar}  /  Pants: Express  /  Shoes: Charles by Charles David     
Handbag: Tory Burch  /  'Lucas' Necklace: {Similar}


June 10, 2015

Office Casuals


It's not denim.  It's chambray and, therefore, okay for the office, right?  Admittedly, I wore this on Friday so if someone did say something (not that anyone would) I could say it's chambray!  I own way too many chambray shirts for my own good and I'm mulling over owning these chambray pants.  I'm trying to decide if they are too 80s or toddler looking pants.  I guess I'll have to go in stores to try them on but these days I can't find myself physically going shopping anymore.  First world problems, you see.


Sweater: Loft  /  Shirt: Loft  /  Pants: Express  /  Belt: Ivanka Trump  /  Shoes: Ann Taylor  /  Bag: Tory Burch {Similar}  /  Necklace: Kendra Scott  /  Sunnies: Kate Spade


June 1, 2015

Relaxing for the Work Week


We had a nice relaxing weekend at home mainly because we are all three recovering from a nasty cold.  Maybe next weekend we will use the pool and see more sunshine but for now, weekends at home are always nice.  We made some more improvements in the home decorating department and I'm starting to feel like I am almost done.  Almost.  There's one bedroom that is clearly the storage room and I'm surprised that it hasn't driven me crazy.  I'm usually the type that needs everything in its place and with that one room because I can close it and no one uses it, I've neglected it.  One day, I will tackle it but up next is the garage...oh gosh...the garage.  Any tips on garage organization??


Sweater: Lacoste {Similar}  /  Dress: Loft {Similar}  /  Shoes: Ann Taylor {Similar}  /  Bag: Coach {Similar}     Sunnies: Kate Spade


May 26, 2015

Sweater Blazer


Last week, I talked about my aversion to my structured work uniform, today it's my aversion to structured blazers.  I can't stand them.  Since I need to always have a blazer on hand just in case I tend to find more relaxed blazers suit (pun intended) me more.  I love jersey and sweater blazers because not only do I think they still look professional but they are comfortable for long days at the office as well.  It may not be the most chic look, but I feel put together and ready to tackle the days work and wrestle a toddler for a diaper change ;-)


Jacket: Ann Taylor  /  Dress: Loft  /  Shoes: Nine West {Similar}  /  Bag: Coach {Similar}  /  Sunnies: Chanel {Similar}


May 20, 2015

The Day My Toddler Threw Up All Over Me


This "the day my toddler..." could become a weekly series it seems like.  Hopefully, not since they usually involve me in a panic.

I've always been on the hunt for a cargo type blazer that I could wear to the office.  I squealed when I saw this jacket pop up online at Loft and decided to order up for a looser fit.  I'm glad I did because after I picked up Lucas after work and walked through the front door carrying him on my hip, he projectile vomited all over my jacket and shirt.  Yep.  So after a wash, the jacket shrunk a little bit but I still like the fit.  See, Lucas was just watching out for you guys so you know prior to purchasing how the jacket holds up in the wash!  Sweet boy.  

FYI, he's feeling much better ;-)


Jacket: Loft  /  Shirt: Ann Taylor  /  Pants: Express  /  Shoes: Sole Society  /  Bag: Tory Burch  /  Watch: Kate Spade  /  Bracelet: David Yurman  /  Sunnies: Chanel {Similar}


May 8, 2015

The Day My Toddler Locked Me Out of My House


Check out that smug look up there.  I felt pretty put together.  Work went okay.  I got a lot done.  I picked up Lucas after work and then drove home.  I got home and lit up a delightful candle my sister gifted me me.  The dog made a mess while we were gone so I opened the bathroom door to clean up the mess.  My husband calls and says he will be little longer because he was picking up dinner.  No. Big. Deal.  I grab some trash and go into the garage to throw said trash away and then my heart drops.  BOOM. CLICK.  LUCAS LOCKED ME OUT!!!  I, of course, go into freak out mode.  THE CANDLE!  THE BATHROOM DOOR IS OPEN!  THE DOG IS WITH HIM!  I tried my best to calmly ask him to unlock the door to no avail.  He begins to wail and scream.  I haven't met my new neighbors yet but what better way to introduce myself than to run barefoot towards their house completely drenched in sweat and tears?  They kindly let me use their phone so I could call my hubby and tell him to slam on his breaks.  So good news is I know who my neighbors are.  Bad news, they think I'm crazy.  I run back to the house and, in this very outfit, proceed to try to break the door down.  The whole ordeal couldn't have been more than 7 minutes but it felt like an eternity.  My husband opened the door from the other side and came home to me and Lucas both screaming.  So right before Mother's Day weekend, I have an EPIC MOM FAIL!  I can't explain what a horrible experience that was and just thinking about how scared Lucas must have been makes me cry all over again.  Ugh.  At least I looked put together today ;-) 


Sweater: Ann Taylor {Similar}  /  Dress: Loft  /  Shoes: Sole Society  /  Bag: Coach {Similar}    
Necklace: J.Crew {Similar}


May 6, 2015

Accessorized


I've lately regained by obsession with accessories and shoes.  I know, who loses interest in accessories but I did.  My sweet husband recently gifted me with this beautiful Kendra Scott Rayne Necklace in Mother Pearl and I wasted no time in wearing it.  It was to be a Mother's Day gift but I don't mind receiving it a little early.  Don't mind if I do.  I also have gone on a shoe buying spree.  SPREE I tell you!  During my pregnancy, my feet grew an entire size.  One. Whole. Size.  I thought I would be able to fit into my old shoes eventually but two years later and my feet are still ginormous.  I tried to get away with wearing one or two pairs of shoes but people I work full time all day long and apparently I like to beat my shoes up.  I'm not going to lie and say I've hated having to buy new shoes because I don't hate it.  

PS One of my favorite bloggers, MK, posted a similar outfit yesterday hence why I lurve her style!


Sweater: Kohls {Similar}  /  Dress: Old Navy {Similar}  /  Shoes: Ann Taylor {Similar}  /  Bag: Tory Burch  /  Belt: Ivanka Trump {Similar}  /  Necklace: Kendra Scott Rayne


April 15, 2015

Blues


Blue is definitely one of my favorite couples and not something I have enough of in my closet.  I recently did a huge closet clean out which feels like such a refresher.  I love seeing a cleaner closet and deciding to only buy pieces that I love.  I think this is why I have had a hard time shopping for myself because I only want pieces that I really really love, think I will get a lot of uses out of, and different from anything else in my closet.  Lately, I've been spotting things here and there but nothing too much has stuck out at me.  I'm trying to get out of this rut and it doesn't help that I'm obsessed with buying toddler clothes much to Lucas' luck!


Sweater Blazer: Ann Taylor {Similar}  /  Dress: Old Navy  /  Shoes: Nine West  /  Bag: Tory Burch


August 18, 2014

Bright Stripes


This past Saturday was one of the best days we have had with our little boy.  We took him to Magic Kingdom at Disney World for the first time and I wish I could repeat that day over and over again!  Even though the park was crowded beyond belief, hotter than a chicken's coop, and a tad rainy, we had an unbelievably wonderful time.  Seeing my child light up like a Christmas tree and squeal at the sight of Mickey Mouse was worth it.  I literally had to hold him back so he could wait his turn to meet Mickey.  Magic Kingdom now has an attraction where you basically have a private room with Mickey.  He talks with you, takes pictures, and has one on one time with you and your group.  Lucas couldn't wait to run up to him.  It was so special seeing his eyes bright and talking to Mickey.  It was one of the best moments ever and I am already planning our next trip back!

Sweater: Target {Similar}  /  Pants: Old Navy  /  Necklace: Ann Taylor  /  Bag: Louis Vuitton  /  Sunglasses: Amazon {$4.99!}


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


October 11, 2013

Olive You


I bought this dress when I was pregnant and wore the heck out of it.  Now that my body is in that weird transition period between being nine months preggo to not having a clue of what's going on, I'm glad to have easy to wear dresses.  I was naive to think that after having Lucas, I could immediately start wearing my colorful skirts again.  Wrong.  

Since I had to start working after 8 weeks, my priority has not been working out.  As soon as I leave the office, my focus is on getting home and spending time with Lucas.  Maybe one I settle on a good routine, I'll start working out but it's just not on my radar.  I have cut out a lot of junk food that I indulged in while I was pregnant but now that I can't blame Lucas, operation eating healthy has begun.  Unfortunately, I'm cutting out junk during the holidays.  I just can't resist my mellowcreme pumpkins!

Sweater: Ann Taylor {similar}  /  Dress: Target {similar}  /  Shoes: Sole Society  /  Bag: Louis Vuitton  /  Jewelry: Gemmy Junky, Eve's Addiction, David Yurman, Alex and Ani


August 21, 2013

Lunch Break


Who is this person and why isn't she dressed in her husband's gym clothes or pajamas?  Yep, I managed to wear real clothes and out of my husband's pajamas on Saturday and I felt incredibly guilty for it.  My mother-in-law watched Lucas for me and my husband on Saturday so that we could go out for lunch and basically get me out of the house.  It is ridiculous how emotional I get thinking about being apart from my baby.  I've only been away from him two times and for only an hour each time.  The first time I left the house, I cried.  And you would have thought I was going on vacation for how much I cried.  We literally went to eat ONE mile down from our home and at a restaurant that is in our neighborhood.  I cried nonetheless.  Don't even get me started on thinking about going back to work.  I cry at least once a day thinking about it.  Thankfully, I will be working from home one day  out of the week and my husband a different day then the days we're both at the office, my mom will be watching him.  I'm so blessed that my mom has offered to watch Lucas.  I know he will be in great hands and when he gets older, he'll be eating all her great Puerto Rican cooking that I grew up on.

Despite feeling guilty about going out to eat lunch, it eventually felt good to be outside and in real clothes.  Later this week, I made an appointment to use the spa gift card my husband gave me for our anniversary.  I'll be gone for two hours and will need to mentally prepare myself starting now.  I know...I'm going to the spa  not the dentist's office but not even the spa tops spending time with my little guy.  Motherhood is a crazy thing...an amazingly crazy thing.

Sweater: Ann Taylor  /  Dress: H&M  /  Shoes: Target  /  Jewelry: Ebay, Alex and Ani, David Yurman


July 10, 2013

Simply Leopard


Yes, the buttons on this sweater are holding on for dear life.  Just had to get that out there.

Lately, I've gained a sudden surge of energy that comes and goes but when it's present, watch out!  I'm wanting to clean all the windows, wash anything and everything that can go inside a washing machine, then five minutes later, I'm totally over it.  Wait thirty more minutes and I'm back at it.  I'm telling you, I'm a joy to be around.   This energy surge also helps me out in the mornings when I get the urge to wash, dry, and style my hair.  Okay, selfishly, I now have a morning hair routine just in case I go into labor at work.  That way I at least know my hair will be nice and clean.  C'mon, I can't be the only woman that wants to look half way decent when delivering a baby since all modesty is probably going to go out the window...right??

Sweater: Ann Taylor  /  Top: Target  /  Pants: Loft  /  Jewelry: David Yurman, Ebay


July 5, 2013

Baby Zumba


The morning we took these pictures, I couldn't take my eyes off my belly because Lucas was definitely zumba dancing in there; hence why I'm holding my back for dear life.  Maybe I shouldn't have eating flan again for breakfast?  Yeah, that's right, I said again.

We had another appointment this week and we got to see our little man on the ultrasound.  This guy is measuring 7 pounds 11 ounces which means I should probably confess something.  I'm not sure if I've mentioned this before but here goes...I was a 10.5 pound baby.  I would say 10.5 newborn but c'mon 10.5 ain't newborn.  Karma is coming to get me with this baby.  If I make it to 40 weeks, he could weigh around 10 pounds.  This has given me more ammo to garner some sympathy from my husband.  Now, I've been saying, can you puhleez drive across town to get me praline ice cream?  I might be pushing out a 10 pound baby soon! 

Sweater: Ann Taylor  /  Shirt: Motherhood Maternity  /  Skirt: Gap Maternity  /  Shoes: Me Too  /  Jewelry: Banana Republic, David Yurman


July 1, 2013

Baby Scare Tactics


Happy July!  July is Lucas' birth month and I couldn't be more excited.  Lucas gave us quite a scare this weekend.  On Saturday, my mom and I went to a spa to get massages.  I had the loveliest prenatal massage and was feeling so relaxed.  My mom then made the suggestion to go do some shopping.  While in the car, my mom commented that Lucas must have been moving all over the place due to the massage.  I then realized, I haven't felt him move all morning.  Talk about feeling like the most negligent person on the planet.  We immediately start to try to get him moving by having me eat sweets, etc, all while still in the car.  I quickly called the doctor and she told me to immediately go to the hospital's maternity ward.  At my last appointment, I was told that I was measuring at 37 weeks instead of 36 (I'm 38 weeks today).

On our way to the hospital, we started calling my husband...he doesn't pick up so we try 20 more times until he finally picks up his phone.  When he did finally get to the hospital, he felt so bad he didn't have his phone on him.  Funny story later is that I realized he was in such a rush, he threw a crap load of my makeup, soaps, etc making such a mess all because he thought I was in labor!  As soon as I got to the hospital, I was hooked up to the monitors.  The few seconds it took the nurse to find Lucas' heartbeat felt like an eternity.  Luckily, the nurse and doctor told me that he seemed healthy and everything sounded great.  The problem was that I couldn't feel any of his movements even though the machine was picking up tons of movement and even contractions.  I was asked if I felt the contractions and I didn't feel those either.  My mom then tells me that she couldn't feel contractions either when she was pregnant with me.  Hmm, this will be an interesting labor.  He apparently got into a new position making it hard for me to feel his movements.  The doctor and nurse were so nice and definitely reassured me that everything was okay.

So Saturday started off blissfully and ended with some stress but thank goodness Lucas is okay.  Now that my due date is a week earlier, anticipation is definitely kicking in!

Dress: Motherhood Maternity  /  Sweater: Ann Taylor  /  Shoes: Me Too  /  Handbag: Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM  /  Necklace: Eve's Addition


June 17, 2013

Blue Shades


Have you ever wondered why pregnant women are always cradling their bellies?  I always did.  I would think, ugh, why are they always holding their stomachs?! And now, I'm one of those women.  For me, personally, it's just natural.  He's moving around so my instinct is to hold my stomach and sometimes rub my belly which is even weirder.  Another selfish reason I hold my belly sometimes is to be like, look, there's a baby in there and not that I ate too many hamburgers!  Although, lately, seeing pictures of me holding my belly is almost comical because it looks like I'm trying to smuggle a watermelon under my dress. 


Dress: Target Maternity  /  Sweater: JCP  /  Shoes: MIA  /  Jewelry: Ann Taylor, David Yurman, Pandora  /  Belt: F21


June 14, 2013

Preparing for New Celebrations


This weekend is Father's Day and the first that my husband will get to celebrate as a daddy to be.  I was and still am blessed with an amazing father that does anything for me and my sisters so I feel even more lucky to know that my son will also have a great father.  My husband has gone above and beyond for Lucas already. Every time he goes to the store by himself, I can fully expect that he has bought something for the baby.  The other morning I woke up to see he had washed all the newborn and 0-3 month clothes.  The best was when I received an email from him late at night with an attachment titled "hospital packing list."  He literally typed out everything we need for the hospital bags and he's been gathering everything together ever since.  I could cry thinking of all he's done for me and Lucas so even though Lucas isn't here yet, I hope that this Father's Day is a special one for him :-)

Sweater: Ann Taylor  /  Tshirt: Target  /  Pants: Old Navy Maternity  /  Shoes: Target  /  Bag: Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM


May 6, 2013

Big Girl Purchases


Happy Monday!  Maybe if I tell myself 'happy Monday' I'll actually believe it.  My husband and I are about done with Lucas' nursery and bought things off our registry that were left.  Luckily, our friends and family were extremely generous at our baby shower last weekend so we didn't have to buy too many things.

We made two big purchases: the stroller and car seat.  You know you're old when you are excited about buying a stroller and car seat.  My husband was grinning from ear to ear and looking up pictures of the two items.  We chose the Britax Chaperone car seat and Bob Revolution SE Jogger.  It feels so good to check things off our list.  Next up is signing up for baby classes...I need all the help I can get!


Dress: Target Maternity  /  Sweater: Ann Taylor  /  Bag: Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM  /  Necklace: C Wonder  /  Scarf: The Limited {Similar}  /  Shoes: Me Too 'Patty' {Love these!}


May 1, 2013

Neon and Stripes


If there's a rule that pregnant women should stay away from stripes then I clearly have broken it many times throughout my pregnancy.  Not only stripes but bright pink neon stripes that scream huge hormonal lady coming your way!

I had a doctor's appointment yesterday and everything is right on track.  Little man is measuring well and all the symptoms I described to my doctor are "normal."  Apparently, running out of air just walking from the couch to my bed is completely normal.  Good news!

Linking up with T+J Designs today!


Shirt: Loft  /  Blazer Vest: Banana Republic  /  Skirt: Motherhood Maternity  /  Shoes: Ann Taylor  /  Bag: London Fog  /  Necklace: Forever 21


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