Showing posts with label Rebecca Minkoff. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rebecca Minkoff. Show all posts

November 8, 2016

The Trumpet Sleeve

I thought long about this purchase.  To trumpet sleeve or not to bell sleeve.  Typically, if I have to think about buying something this way, I usually end up not purchasing it because it isn't something that I just have to have or, of course, need.  In this case, I thought, it's pretty and I literally have nothing like it so why not?  I have to say, the color is pretty and it was a nice change from my usual tunics and/or striped top.  I'm trying to branch out more and out of my box/rut and although I'm by no means a risk taker when it comes to fashion, it's baby steps towards a more rounded wardrobe for me. 


Shirt: Loft (ON SALE!)  /  Pants: Express  /  Shoes: Kohls  /  Bag: Rebecca Minkoff  /  Necklace: Baublebar  /  Sunnies: Chanel {Similar}


October 31, 2016

Basic Witch

Another day, another oversized sweater and flats to the office kinda day.  But it's Halloween!  I am so so so excited for both my babies to dress up tonight!  Lucas chose his and Olivia's costumes and they will be going as Woody and Jessie from Toy Story.  I mean....holy cuteness!  

The pictures have a weird light and lines throughout but I couldn't love this oversized sweater more.  I bought it during the anniversary sale right before my maternity leave started and since I wore pajamas for three months straight, this was my first time wearing it.  I usually go for blacks and neutrals but this burnt orange color was just perfection.



Sweater: Nordstrom {Similar}  /  Top: J.Crew Factory {Similar}  /  Pants: Express  /  Bag: Rebecca Minkoff  /  Shoes: Kohls  /  Necklace: Onecklace c/o  /  Sunnies: Chanel {Similar}


October 24, 2016

Laces Up

The pictures do not do this top justice but I am loving lace up tops!  It reminds me of the 90s for some reason.  This one has a striped pattern that, again, is hard to tell in the pictures but I am obsessed.  Anyone else thinking the 90s are coming back around?


Shirt: Nordstrom  /  Pants: Express  /  Shoes: Nine West  /  Bag: Rebecca Minkoff  /  Sunnies: Chanel {Similar}


October 19, 2016

Finding A Routine

The pictures are blurry, the clothes are wrinkly, and I forgot to put on mascara which pretty much ruined my day.  Kidding aside, it was a hot mess of a morning but I am determined to get back into the swing of things which includes blogging.  So if you can look past the blurry pics and mascara less eyelashes, I am wearing a peplum top which I swore I would never do.  This pattern called to me though and I couldn't stop my hand from adding the top to my shopping cart.  Thankfully, the top isn't too froo froo nor makes my waist look wider than it already is (HELLO POST PARTUM BABY WEIGHT THAT WON'T GO AWAY!)



And here is the precious reason why our morning got thrown into a loop...someone decided to wake up an hour before she usually does.  I didn't mind the extra cuddles though.  Not. One. Bit.

Shirt: Loft {Similar}  /  Sweater: J.Crew Factory  /  Pants: Express  /  Shoes: Kohls  /  Necklace: Bauble Bar  /  Bag: Rebecca Minkoff


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 13, 2016

The Flippin' Weekend

What is this?  What is this?  Yep, a weekend where I actually put makeup on my face and clothes other than sweats!  Anytime that I manage to brush my hair on a weekend is a win for me.  This time, I went to my friend's sip and see and for those of you not in the South, sip and see's are common baby shower type parties thrown after the baby is born so you can "sip" (usually wine or champagne) and "see" the baby.  Don't worry, there was no "sipping" for me this time.  As I held my friend's sweet baby boy, I wondered if caring for a newborn would just come back to me.  With my first, a lot of trial and error so I'm hoping for the second time around, things will be easier?  Well, as easy as caring for a newborn and threenager can be...pray for me!



Dress: Old Navy  /  Shoes: Michael Kors (Very Similar)  /  Bag: Rebecca Minkoff  /  Necklace: Kendra Scott  /  Watch: Apple  /  Bracelets: David Yurman


June 9, 2016

What I Wore to Work Work Work Work Work

Ooof, it's getting harder and harder to wake up early in the morning and even more difficult to move even a finger but I'm in the homestretch and can see the light at the end of the tunnel.  I've been scarily and dangerously risking a wardrobe malfunction by wearing non maternity tops to work but I think my time to get away with it is way way over so I'll probably be repeating outfits.  Here are a few outfits I wore to work recently that tested gravity...

Sweater: Old Navy  /  Shirt: Loft {Similar}  /  Pants: Old Navy  /  Shoes: Nine West  /  Bag: Rebecca Minkoff



Sweater: Loft {Similar}  /  Shirt: Old Navy {Similar}  /  Pants: Old Navy  /  Shoes: Sole Society {Similar}  /  Bag: Tory Burch {Similar}  /  Necklace: Kendra Scott


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.


May 16, 2016

Life Lately: Little Sister's Nashville Wedding

Long time no see!  It's been quite a few weeks and I'll try to catch up as I start blogging regularly again.  Throughout the past couple weeks, I've been on and off bed rest due to ongoing Braxton Hicks contractions.  I'm still working full-time, so I've been balancing taking care of my body, working, Lucas, life, etc. so unfortunately, blogging went to the bottom of the totem pole.  We also just got back from Nashville for my sister's wedding which are the photos I'm sharing below.

My sister got married at the Nashville Symphony which was an absolutely beautiful venue!  I was maid of honor and little Lucas was a ring bearer.  His bow tie, suspenders, and Chucks outfit was too too cute!  Shockingly, not only did Lucas walk down the aisle but he was the perfect angel throughout the ceremony and sat quietly on my sister, Ana's lap.  I didn't want to jinx it so I tried not to make eye contact with him!

We had such a great time spending time with family and celebrating Melisa and Jeremy.  It was also special to spend Mother's Day in Nashville with all of my family.

Shirt: Nordstrom  /  Pants: GAP  /  Shoes: Nordstrom  /  Necklace: Kendra Scott  /  Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (my mother's day gift and I absolutely LOVE IT!!!!! The color is to die for!)

Lucas sitting quietly as the girls got their hair and makeup done.  Can you tell that I emphasize when he's quiet?  He's definitely a firecracker!

I mean...I mean...


 Lucas was in heaven with his Aunties!

Mom, sisters, and I

FYI Finding a maid of honor dress to wear at 7 months pregnant was no easy task but I went with this similar J.Crew dress and had it altered like no other.

The happy married couple.


This was such a sweet gift from my sister!  She and I love this Burberry perfume and she had it engraved which makes it extra special :-)



June 18, 2013

Dirty Thirty Birthday


Today is my 30th birthday...yikes! Yesterday was the last day I could say I'm in my 20's, so I guess these pictures accurately reflect that I'm in mourning (only kidding!)  My H says that I'm all grown up now because he's been asking me what I would like for my birthday and I couldn't think of one thing.  Old Maria probably had a list of possible birthday gifts (I'm a brat and I know this) but this year all I could think of was dinner and sleep!  So I guess I went from being 29 years old to 80 years old.  This year will be one of the best years of my life and I'm so looking forward to this next chapter.

To quote a Tim McGraw song, for "my next thirty years, I'm gonna have some fun, try to forget about all the crazy things I've done.  Maybe now I've conquered all my adolescent fears and I'll do better in my next thirty years...my next thirty years, will be the best years of my life.  Raise a little family and hang out with my [husband].  Spend precious moment with the ones that I hold dear.  Make up for lost time here in my next thirty years."


Dress: Target  /  Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff 'Mini Mac'  /    
Jewelry: David Yurman, Pandora, Tiffanys, Lorenzo


March 25, 2013

Welcoming Spring


It was a gloomy and rainy weekend but I'm ready to welcome the breezy, sunny Spring weather.  I'm not sure how "Springy" my wardrobe will be this season because I'm not buying much of anything these days and my old clothes no longer fit.  I did break my shopping ban on Thursday by purchasing the sandals I'm wearing in these pictures at Target.

Since I only do my pregnancy updates once a month, I didn't want to forget that on Friday I started feeling distinct kicks!  Since then, he's been kicking up a storm.  I don't mind because I think it's adorable and I love that my husband can now feel the baby kick.  If you follow me on instagram, you probably already saw that I did some more damage baby clothes shopping for Lucas on Saturday.  Every one tells me to not buy too much because babies grow so quickly, but it's so hard not to!

On an annoying note, I don't use word verification on my comments because they can be annoying; however, the other day I received 20 "Anonymous" spammer comments within the span of 5 minutes.  Does anyone know of another way to block out these spammers without word verification?

Shirt: Old Navy Maternity  /  Pants: Old Navy Maternity  /  Shoes: Target  /  Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff


March 4, 2013

Tom-bows

Sweater: J Crew  /  Shirt: Loft  /  Jeans: Gap Maternity  /  Shoes: Converse  /  Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff

This weekend, my husband and I accomplished so much for our little Lucas.  On Saturday, we (and by we I mean my husband) pretty much finished the entire nursery with just a few things missing.  On Sunday, we took a day trip to Tampa to visit my sister, Melisa.  Not only did she and my mom buy more cute clothes for Lucas but Melisa surprised us with a bag FULL of more goodies.  Pictures of Lucas' loot are on my instagram.  Lucas will definitely be one spoiled little boy :-)  I hope it was a good weekend for all!


December 13, 2012

Berry Lines


Excluding a dress I accidentally purchased from the maternity section this summer, this sweater is my very first maternity purchase.  Even though this sweater was in the Gap Maternity section, I don't really see what makes it "maternity."  It fits a little looser and longer so those are the only differences I see.  In regards to maternity clothes, I only want to buy essentials and maybe a shirt or two that doesn't fit the "essential" mold.  However, I work every day from 8:30-who knows when so I'm realizing that my idea of just buying three things may not be realistic.

We took these photos early morning Saturday and it was super foggy which is why the pictures are sort of blueish.  These were also the only non blurry pictures...photographer/husband fail!  We were on our way out to go car shopping which my husband says was his "push" present.  He CLEARLY does not understand the concept of who receives a "push" present :-)

Sweater: Gap {non-Maternity}  /  Shirt: Forever 21  /  Jeans: Old Navy     
Shoes: Me Too  /  Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff  /  Jewelry: Ebay


November 8, 2012

Foggy Grays


Although I like how snuggly (isn't that a great way to describe an outfit?) this outfit was, I think I'll skip the boots next time.  I don't own a pair of gray shoes (oh how this will change soon) so I didn't know what to pair this with.  Anyone have any suggestions for shoes to wear with a gray palette?


Sweater: Kohls  /  Shirt: J Crew  /  Skirt: J Crew  /  Boots: DSW  /  Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff 'Mini Mac' /  Jewelry: Ebay


October 30, 2012

Goodbye October

 

Is it possibly the last week in October?  No.  Not possible.  Fall has finally just arrived in Florida. It was laundry day so baggy clothes it was to run errands.  I'm thinking of those of you up north, especially my little sister and family...please stay safe!

Shirt: The Limited  /  Jeans: American Eagle  /  Shoes: C Label Hudson 10  /  Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff 'Mini Mac'  /  Jewelry: David Yurman, J Crew, Forever 21


October 23, 2012

Blue Trees


Nope.  That's not a photoshop trick.  Those really are blue trees.  The University of Florida campus has turned some of its trees blue and it truly is amazingly beautiful.  The artist, Konstantin Dimopolous, painted the trees blue as a social statement to raise awareness for the importance of the survival of trees.  If you're interested, you can learn more about the artist and his project here.




Sweater: Loft  /  Shirt: Gap  /  Shorts: Loft  /  Shoes: Target  /  Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff     Jewelry: Stella and Dot, David Yurman


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