Showing posts with label Kate Spade. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kate Spade. Show all posts

October 17, 2016

Back to Work After Maternity Leave

Well, folks.  Maternity leave is over and it's back to reality or to a new normal that I haven't quite figured out yet.  I thought for sure I would never make it to work on time but somehow I only managed to be a few minutes late and not totally looking ratchet.  

For some reason, I thought that going back to work after my second child would be easier but it wasn't.  Not the least bit.  I shed lots of tears out of working mommy guilt because I now know what to expect which is spending less time with my child.  However, and trust me, I've only come to realize this after lots of tears, I'm a better mom because I work.  Everyone has to make the right decision for their own family and, for us, this feels right for the moment.  Thankfully, I had a great first week back at the office and I know Olivia is in great hands while I work.  It will take some adjusting to but soon we will all fall into a routine and all will be right in the world.



Shirt: Nordstrom {Similar}  /  Pants: Express  /  Shoes: Nine West  /  Bag: Rebecca Minkoff  /  Necklace: J.Crew Factory {Similar}  /  Sunnies: Kate Spade


July 7, 2016

These Tired Eyes

I only have a few short weeks until my baby girl makes her arrival and as exhausted as I look in these photos, is it weird that I'm going to miss my bump?  And as much complaining as I've done throughout this pregnancy, is it weird that I'm going to miss being pregnant?  I'm pretty sure that this baby will complete our family so as uncomfortable as I feel right now, I'm trying to savor each moment.  My husband and I were talking about how fast this pregnancy went.  My pregnancy with my son felt like it was two years long since all we did was talk about the baby, baby, baby.  Now, with a very active two year old, full time jobs, decorating our new home, dealing with our son's schedule, blah blah blah, it was like I was pregnant and now she's almost here.  Time is such a crazy thing.  Needless to say, I'm going to try to take some extra days off so that I can enjoy this short time as a family of three and appreciate where we are in life right now.


Sweater: Old Navy {Similar}  /  Dress: Old Navy {Similar}  /  Shoes: Nine West  /  Bag: Tory Burch {Similar}  /  Watch: Apple  /  Sunnies: Kate Spade  


June 1, 2016

Summa Summa Summatime


Wow!  How is it already June?!  Lucas finished his first year in school and I can't believe it.  I'm so sad that he'll have a new teacher soon since we loved his first teacher so much!  Along with the start of summer, I'm in the homestretch of this pregnancy that already feels like the fastest pregnancy ever.  June is going to be a crazy busy work month, my birthday month (no, I don't celebrate a birthday month), and time to finish up baby girl's room.  Things are going to get really interesting around here!

Shirt: Old Navy  /  Pants: GAP  /  Shoes: Nine West  /  Bag: Tory Burch  /  Necklace: Kendra Scott  /  Sunglasses: Kate Spade


May 26, 2016

The Green Bag


I'm a bag lady, a proud bag lady.  Always have been, always will be.  My obsession with bags started when I was very young.  I vividly remember being in elementary school and falling in love with my grandmother's Chanel bag.  I had no idea what brands meant just that I thought her bag was really really pretty and I wanted one.  My dream of owning a Chanel finally came true when I bought my Large Flap bag in Paris while on my honeymoon but my love of bags is a forever thing.  Since beginning my career and becoming a mommy, all of my handbag purchases have been with the thought of whether this or that bag would make a great diaper bag or work bag.  I have not made any "fun" bag purchases in forever.  Until now.  When I saw this Rebecca Minkoff Regan bag (NOW ON SALE!!!!!!!!) in the teal color, 'twas love.  I REALLY wanted it.  I promised myself awhile back that I would not buy anything unless it was needed or I REALLY wanted it and I REALLY wanted this bag.  My husband sweetly gifted me the bag for Mother's Day and I couldn't wait to use!  I took it with us to Nashville and amazingly, it doubled as the perfect toddler bag.  I no longer have to bring an entire nursery with me on the go, so I carried essentials with me along with Lucas' tablet, a few toys, snacks, and sippy cup.  I seriously love this bag and the color is gorgeous!  I think the color is called Sea Green but it's more teal/turquoise in real life.  If you are looking for a fun yet functional bag, I highly recommend this one!



Dress: Loft  /  Sweater: Old Navy {Similar}  /  Shoes: Nine West  /  Sunnies: Kate Spade  /  Necklace: Gifted {Similar}  /  Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (ON SALE!!!!!!)


Thanks also to Ernesto Sigmon for contributing.


April 14, 2016

Take On An Old Non-Maternity Outfit


I'm over the half way point on what seems like the fastest pregnancy ever and still finding ways to change up my style while embracing my large preggo belly.  I bought this swing dress from Old Navy last summer and it's not maternity.  It's meant to be, well, swingy, so it's perfect and comfortable to wear while pregnant in the Florida heat.  I wore a very similar outfit to this here and I really liked the color combo so I'm happy to have translated it into a maternity outfit.


Jacket: Loft {Similar}  /  Dress: Old Navy {Similar}  /  Shoes: Nine West  /  Sunnies: Kate Spade  /  Bag: Tory Burch {Similar}  /  Watch: Apple


Thanks to Lazarine Law for sponsoring this post.


March 10, 2016

Maternity Work Wear



As much as I'd like to wear leggings and a baggy t-shirt all day every day, this pesky thing called going to work at an office gets in my way.  I was so sick during the first couple of months with this babe that I literally just wanted to stay in bed all day in my comfy clothes.  Now that I'm feeling more like myself, it does make a big difference to put some makeup and a dress on in the mornings.  Plus, if I get told one more time that I don't look well (which has happened one too many times lately) I might just go buck-wild.  

 
Sweater: Loft {Similar}  /  Dress: Target {Similar}  /  Shoes: Nine West  /  Bag: Tory Burch {Similar}  /  Sunglasses: Kate Spade  /  Belt: Bluefly {Similar}  /  Necklace: Onecklace c/o 


February 25, 2016

Grayer Days


What is this?!  An outfit post with real photos?  Why yes, my friends, I have crawled out of my hole and made half an effort to look human at work.  AND the bump photos are back, folks!  As someone recently told me, this pregnancy has kicked my butt.  You know those women that are only sick during their first trimester?  Yeah, I'm not one of those people.  However, I'm done with the pity party and am trying to feel better about myself.  What better way to make yourself feel better than throwing on a comfy/cute outfit, brushing your hair, and putting some makeup?  Hey, it works for me and I'll take it!



Sweater: Target  /  Pants: Old Navy  /  Shoes: Charles by Charles David ON SALE!  /  Bag: Tory Burch  /  Sunnies: Kate Spade  /  Necklace: Gifted (Similar)  /  Watch: Apple Watch  /  Bracelets: David Yurman


October 27, 2015

Red Shirted


Those shades are hiding a seriously exhausted walking zombie.  For reals.  Not only has work been crazy, Lucas has been sick, and my hubby and I have been working on a project together that I hope to share here soon.  No, it's not a baby :-)  It's not super secretive what we've been working on but I want to make a proper post for it and I hope to get the post up soon.  Before then, I should probably wash my hair, sleep, eat, be human, or something like that before I get on the computer again.  Hope you all are having a great week!


Shirt: Caslon (LOVE this shirt!)  /  Pants: Express  /  Shoes: Charles by Charles David  /  Sunnies: Kate Spade  /  Bag: Louis Vuitton {Similar}  /  Necklace: c/o Onecklace  /  Bracelets: David Yurman


October 15, 2015

Fall Plaid


I think I've complained enough on this blog over how busy and blah I've been feeling lately.  And what do I do to get out of a blah funk?  Why shopping and chop my hair off of course!  But seriously, I hardly shop for myself anymore and when I do, it's something that I really love and/or need.  This sweater fell into the really really want category and it's true, I really really love it.  As for my hair, I've been loving short hair lately and felt like a trim was in order to boost up my spirits.  As superficial as it sounds, these did the trick and I have a little more pep in my step these days :-)

Sweater: Chaus  /  Pants: Express  /  Necklace: Kendra Scott  /  Bag: Louis Vuitton {Similar}  /  Sunnies: Kate Spade  /  Watch: Kate Spade  /  Bracelets: David Yurman (Buckle, Amethyst, Pearl)  /  Shoes: Charles by Charles David


October 5, 2015

It's Been Awhile


Bad blogger bad bad bad blogger!  It's been a week...it's been awhile...but I'm slowly catching up with life.  It's been crazy busy and, frankly, I'm surprised I brushed my hair in these pictures so of course I needed photographic evidence.  On the plus side, I can't believe that we are already in my favorite month, October.  The year is literally flying by!

Jacket: Loft  (ON MAJOR SALE!) /  Dress: Old Navy {Similar}  /  Shoes: Charles by Charles David  /  Bag: Tory Burch {Similar}  /  Necklace: Design Darling  /  Sunnies: Kate Spade


September 28, 2015

The Blue Tunic


I didn't much to share this weekend besides getting an amazing facial but ain't no way I'm posting a pic of my bare face on here.  So please excuse the crappy Iphone pics but I LOVE this blouse!  It's a recent purchase from Express and on top of having the most vibrant blue color, it is super comfortable.  I'm a tunic phase of life and this little guy fits right in!


 There's Mia hanging out behind!
Shirt: Express  /  Pants: Express  /  Necklace: Swoozies {Similar}  /  Shoes: Sole Society {Similar}  /  Bracelets: David Yurman (Pearl, Amethyst, Buckle), Stella and Dot  /  Watch: Kate Spade  /  Sunnies: Ray Ban


September 10, 2015

The Wedding Date Necklace


I am in love with this Onecklace roman numeral necklace!  I chose to have my wedding date engraved and all day I was asked questions about this necklace wherever I went - which being honest was work, daycare, and the grocery store.  Personalized jewelry is always my favorite.  I have another necklace that my husband surprised me with the night we were engaged that has our engagement day engraved on a heart pendant.  Although I'm a girl that loves her costume jewelry, it always feel special for me to wear jewelry that means something and I know I will treasure for a long time.  Onecklace promo code maria10 will get you 10% off your Onecklace purchase!

Sweater: Loft {Similar}  /  Pants: Express  /  Shoes: Charles by Charles David  /  Bag: Tory Burch {Similar}  /  Necklace: c/o Onecklace  /  Watch: Kate Spade  /  Bracelets: David Yurman (1, 2, 3)  /  Sunnies: Kate Spade


July 17, 2015

Completely Pantsless



Well, not really but I'm so pale that the pants clearly make it look like I decided it was appropriate to go pantsless at the office.  I am in dire need of some sun and pronto!

Sweater: Nordstrom  /  Shirt: J.Crew  /  Pants: Express  /  Belt: Ivanka Trump  /  Shoes: Sole Society  /  Bag: Tory Burch  /  Sunnies: Kate Spade


July 9, 2015

Striped Shirt Problem


So if there is one thing I don't need any more of in my closet, it's another striped shirt.  But I just cannot stop myself.  As much as I tell myself that I only want to buy clothes that I truly love, I just can't help a good striped shirt.  I seriously have a striped shirt problem but I can't say I mind.  I dress for the day I anticipate so I was okay wearing a tee to work as I hoped to stay put in my chair and gets tons of stuff completed.  So another striped shirt was necessary ya know.


Shirt: J. Crew  /  Pants: Express  /  Shoes: Sole Society  /  Bag: Tory Burch {Similar}  /  Necklace: Kendra Scott  /  Sunnies: Kate Spade  /  Bracelet and Watch: David Yurman, Kate Spade


June 22, 2015

Running Late


What happens when my alarm clock (aka Lucas) decides to sleep in and doesn't give me my screaming wake up call?  I end up wearing slouchy clothes, very minimal makeup, and what somewhat resembles a ponytail.  Oh, and since I was already late, I obviously decided to take pictures to blog about it of course.  You cannot pay me enough to take these sunglasses off.  Trust that I am doing you a favor.


Sweater: Caslon via Nordstrom  /  Shirt: Loft  /  Pants: Old Navy  /  Shoes: Sole Society {Similar}  /  Bag: Tory Burch {Similar}  /  Sunnies: Kate Spade  /  Bracelet: David Yurman


June 17, 2015

My Standards


Looking back on my outfits lately, I very much seem to have a standard go to: pants, shirt, and cardigan.  Although I prefer dresses, I, unknowingly, am in another style rut.  I appreciate others than can change it up and be comfortable.  My standard comfort zone, is just that, something comfortable.  I've said it over and over again but I will always choose comfort over style and my agenda is to try to make my comfort more stylish.  I am a firm believe that if you feel you look your best, your attitude will be better and thus more productive.  Just my two cents for the day.


Sweater: Loft  {Similar}  /  Shirt: Loft  {Similar}  /  Pants: Old Navy {Similar}  /  Belt: Ivanka Trump  /  Bag: Tory Burch {Similar}  /  Sunnies: Kate Spade  Shoes: Sole Society


June 15, 2015

Because It's Too Hot


I do not like to wear sleeveless tops to the office.  I do not like to show shoulders period.  I'm weird.  I know it.  But it's too damn hot to not let loose every now and again.  I'm so wild.  Anyone else have weird things they avoid wearing?


Shirt: Loft {Similar}  /  Pants: Old Navy {Similar}  /  Bag: Coach {Similar}  /  Necklace: Kendra Scott     Sunnies: Kate Spade  /  Shoes: Sole Society  /  Watch: Kate Spade  /  Bracelet: David Yurman


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 8, 2015

Weekend Basics


I have a wee bit humongous obsession with pineapples.  One day when I'm bored and have 5 minutes to myself, I'm going to round up all my pineapple stuff and show you all because I'm not a liar - I'm obsessed.  I was looking for another beach bag because this girl is finally going on vacation (what?!?!) and this bag had me at pineapples...and it's black and white...and it's a beach bag because duh I was looking for a beach bag.  #ilikeitalics  



Dress: Old Navy {Similar}  /  Bag: Topshop  /  Shoes: Michael Kors  /  Hat: Old Navy {Similar}                     Necklace: Kendra Scott  /  Sunnies: Kate Spade  /  Bracelet: Stella and Dot


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