Tuesday, November 25, 2014

tuesday treats [spend/save: burberry colorblock poncho]

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
spend/save

ah, the burberry colorblock poncho. a gorgeous winter-weather accessory seen on celebs like olivia palermo.

i want it.

but shelling out $1,395 [plus another cool $300 for embroidery... because what's a poncho without my initials on it? nothing!] isn't in the cards.

luckily, freya stores came to the rescue with the near identical poncho for thousands less. i'm not that good at the maths, but this looks like a good deal to me. [plus you could take it to a tailor and have it monogrammed for not $300].

happy tuesday!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

wear it wednesday [versatility of hatch collection]

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
[hatch collection striped top (old, similar)]

[sorry about my face]

[gap boyfriend jeans (on sale!), coconuts booties via dsw (super old)]

[layered and long gold bar and turquoise bar]

i took outfit photos you guys! i technically have 2 outfits to share with you but the other set of pictures is on the other laptop, blah blah blah, excuses excuses, so i'm sharing this one today.

anywho, i don't know if you remember this top [mainly from my instagrams] but it's a hatch collection striped tee i got while pregnant and i love, love, love that i can take it from pregnancy to postpartum, there aren't many maternity pieces that could do that!

and, it makes an excellent breastfeeding top - no need for a cover! [tmi?]

i'm also love, love, loving my new necklaced from layered and long on etsy. the top bar has lily's birthday engraved in it sideways.

p.s. lily said "mama" to me yesterday! now to only get her to repeat it...

p.p.s. linking up with the pleated poppy!

p.p.p.s. guess what...


...dog butt! [i know, i'm 7. but beau really wanted in these pics. he told me]

[youuuuuu're welcome]

Monday, November 10, 2014

mama monday [a little mama update]

Monday, November 10, 2014
as per usual i've been majorly sucking at blogging consistently. but you know, daylight savings time. [did you buy that excuse? no? ok me neither].

today, i wanted to give you all a quick update on this post. i was in a bit of a fashion funk and vowed to do 3 things:
  1. exercise regularly
  2. organize my clothes
  3. outfit plan 
i'm happy to say i've been doing pretty darn good on all 3 counts.

i started a new workout called the kayla itsines bikini body and i. absolutely. love. it. it's a circuit workout that takes 28 minutes 3x a week [along with some cardio and stretching - i still do my yoga!] and i do it in my little bedroom after lily goes to sleep. not only do i feel about a million times better, but i can see results! i give you exhibit a:

[exhibit a]


i've also taken the time to weed out my closet and only leave in things i wear regularly. it's not quite a capsule wardrobe, but i'm slowly moving towards that. i'm continually adding things for sale to my threadflip so check it out if you want!

as for outfit planning - i'm still not quite at planning for the whole week, but the night before i have a very good idea of what i'll be wearing the following day. and since my closet only includes things that actually fit me/i love, it's been easier getting dressed!

now if only i started taking outfit pictures again...

happy monday!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

thursday tales [8 month update]

Thursday, November 6, 2014
[the best picture we could get of miss squirms & wiggles who kept trying to snatch the chalkboard]

happy 8 months to our little babycakes lily! she's made some amazing strides since the last update:
  • still no teeth!
  • crawls like a champ
  • started standing [assisted, of course]
  • started pulling herself up in her crib [and peeking over the top!]
  • taking a few very assisted steps [especially when holding onto her vtech sit'n'stand]
  • working on her pincer grip
  • "talking" up a storm [particularly saying "dada" to my husband's extreme pleasure. in my defense, she calls me dada, beau dada, her toys dada, etc.]
  • up to 2 full jars of baby food [beechnut!], a breast milk/formula combination for day care [we do 1/2 breast milk, 1/2 formula and she seems to love it. just in time too as my production has taken a big dip!] and nursing in the morning and at night
lily likes: standing up in her crib, toys that make noise, people watching, eating, iphone/ipad/remotes [pretty sure that one is never going to change], chasing beau, day care, and hamming it up for pictures.

lily dislikes: being in the car seat for too long [although she was a champ during our recent trip to visit jason's family], not getting attention, and being dried off after bath time.

this coming month we'll slowly start introducing some more adult foods to her [there was an unfortunate incident with some beechnut chicken that she didn't like a all - mommy ate the rest] as she works on her pincer grip and will be waiting for some tooths to finally make their appearance [there's been a lot of teething but no teeth!].

to quote a little song i keep hearing on the radio: lily, "for all the things my hands have held, the best by far is you". love you, sweetness.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

tuesday treats [spend/save: celine trapeze bag]

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
spend/save



while i may be drooling over the celine trapeze bag, unless i win the lottery, there's no way i'm spending over $3,000 on a purse. so when i stumbled upon the laney from sole society, i couldn't believe my eyes. while it's no, celine, at $49.95, it won't break the bank!

plus it'll look really cute with your new blue suede shoes!

Friday, October 17, 2014

friday favs [sole society jenn d'orsay pump]

Friday, October 17, 2014
friday favs [sole society jenn heels]
[i got a little fancy with the graphic for ya. you're welcome]

sole society is hitting it out of the park with their jenn d'orsay pump. personally, i'm really drawn to the blue suede version.

[do anything that you want to do, but uh-uh, honey, lay off my shoes. don't you step on my blue suede shoooooooes!]

happy friday!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

wear it wednesday [the pumpkin patch]

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
[on lily: poop covered old navy hooded sweatshirt, pink footie pants. on me: rails shirt, ray ban wayfarers] 

[gimme that, mama]

[at least i'm having fun, right?]

[completely terrified]


[i don't know about this, you guys]

this was supposed to be a wear it wednesday post on the cute little outfit miss lily was supposed to wear to the pumpkin patch on sunday. but as we all know, with babies, shit happens.

and in this case, literally.

it started out like any other day. lily was up at 5, napped twice in the morning, and we were dressed in our halloween best out the door by 1:30. [heck, mama even got a workout in]. 

the sun was shining and everyone was in a great mood as we made our way to a local orchard. lily was happy as a clam, "talking" up a storm in the backseat. 

as soon as we got to the orchard, we saw that it was completely mobbed, but we got lucky and snagged a prime spot near the exit. and that's where it all went to shit.

i went to grab miss chatty cathy from her car seat only to discover that her cute black & orange pants were wet. "dang it", i muttered, "she peed through her outfit". 

hoping it was just a little pee, i set up a quick change station in the back of my mini-suv. as soon as i moved her pants i realized it wasn't just pee. there was poop everywhere. all over lily's clothes, the car seat, her hands. poop travels, you know.

horrified, i started changing my baby. 

after realizing we had no bags into which we could put the offensive poop-covered clothing, i sent jason off in search of something. while i stripped, wiped, and re-dressed my little one into a new onesie and hot pink footie pants [which were going to clash with the orange pumpkins -sigh-]. after finding poop on her sweater and scrubbing that down with 17,000 wet wipes [because it was the only one we brought], we were finally on our way to see about some pumpkins.

as luck would have it, everyone and their mother was at the patch and the line to pay for said pumpkins would have easily taken us an hour to stand in. so we did what any little family recovering from the trauma of a diaper blow-out would do; took some quick pictures [see above] and hightailed it to red robin for some delicious burgers where lily practiced using her vocal chords, making delighted high-pitched squeals as she people watched.

it was a good day.

p.s. linking up with the pleated poppy!