Thursday, October 31, 2013

thursday threads [a very pregnant halloween]

Thursday, October 31, 2013
halloween costume ideas

i have a halloween party to go to on saturday night and i think i really need to take advantage of having this belly when coming up with my costume. 

here are my top choices! [although my hubby is uncomfortable with me going anywhere with the word "easy" on my belly. and i guess he has a point!]

are you sporting a pregnant belly and came up with a creative costume? care to share?

happy halloween!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

wear it wednesday [black & white strikes again]

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
welcome to the inside of my house [no, we don't have anything up on the walls yet. we just got the curtains in the living room up for goodness sake]! it got dark too quickly on saturday and i completely missed getting a shot of my outfit outside, so this'll have to do. 


[f21 sweater, marc jacobs for target scarf (old), jbrand mama j maternity jeans, rag & bone newbury boots, stella mccartney falabella bag]



[timex fly-back chronograph (the perfect watch for winter)]

[this is his thrilled expression]


pleated poppy
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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

tuesday threads [puffy plaid]

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
it was a nice relaxing weekend spent at produce junction, coming up with a pre-natal yoga routine for the new class i'll be teaching come december [super excited about this one!], a new pair of jeans [that fit amazing], some studying for a principal exam for work [it's the debil], a dinner date with friends,  and gorgeous weather.

and this is what i wore for part of it!

[ae plaid shirt (old), true religion vest (old), jbrand mama j maternity jeans, converse chucks, rebecca minkoff mini mac, madewell drifter shades]






also, this is what my backyard looks like right now. we [and by we i mean my husband] spent all weekend getting out a stump that's in the way of our deck expansion [buh-bye blue deck!] and in the process, made a crater. i, uh, don't want to talk about it.


Monday, October 28, 2013

make up monday [halloween with MAKE UP FOREVER]

Monday, October 28, 2013

still have some halloween parties to attend? want to wow everyone? well, you're in luck! the king of prussia MAKE UP FOREVER boutique is offering makeup applications to add artistic flair for any look from Gatsby beauty to ghastly looks.  

from October 25th through November 2nd they can help turn you into a fairy princess:


or lady gaga:


AND, the MAKE UP FOREVER experts are available to provide tips on how to create easy Halloween looks at home using items already in your makeup bag!

what are you waiting for?

Friday, October 25, 2013

friday favs [timex watches]

Friday, October 25, 2013
friday favs [timex watches]

i recently received this gorgeous fly-back chronograph watch from timex and i've been wearing non-stop.

i'm sure you've heard of timex [if not have worn one of their budget-friendly priced time pieces in the past] but have you checked out their selection lately? it's excellent! 

because it's hard to decide, i've put together a list of my favorites for you!

1. weekender slip-thru
2. originals classic round - swarovski crystal dial
3. intelligent quartz fly-back chronograph
4. expedition military field
5. originals classic round - python strap

happy friday!



Thursday, October 24, 2013

thursday threads [distressed DIY: take 2]

Thursday, October 24, 2013
we [hubs, me, and baby hodak] had our half-way ultrasound on monday. other than my immediately yelling "we don't want to know the sex!" at the poor ultrasound tech, we had a great time checking out the little one's progress as he/she hammed it up for us. at one point, the baby was waving its hand in front of its face as if to say "no pictures, please!" and then in another shot, the baby was full-on holding its nose like something smelled [or was doing the alternate nostril breathing like a good little future yogi, haha]! 

it's funny. there are days when life's little annoyances, stupidity, arguments, troubles at work and what-not make me angry or upset. and then i get to see my baby's face on the ultrasound screen and everything gets put into perspective and brings me so much peace. it really is incredible and i'm thankful every day for my little [growing] family, my amazing support system. i love you all.

and now on to some pictures that have nothing to do with the above [because no, i'm not posting pictures of the inside of my uterus, thanks]. 


[h&m open-front cardigan, h&m white tee (in stores), madewell scarf (old), h&m boyfriend jeans (DIY distressed), converse chucks, stella mccartney falabella bag]





what they do have to do with is that i tried to DIY distress a pair of [non-maternity!] boyfriend jeans just like i distressed my favorite shorts this past summer

and i learned a valuable lesson, if pants are have any stretch, the distressing won't work as well as with non-stretchy pants. [oh well.]

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

wear it wednesday [stripes & denim]

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
if you're patiently waiting to hear if indeed my butt got bigger and i was forced to buy the maternity version of the pixie pant [a la this post], the answer is yes, yes i did.

and you know what? they're heavenly.

and slimming.

and will look lovely with these. [oops.]


[old navy striped maternity top, j.crew maternity pixie pants, madewell biker boots, stella mccartney falabella bag, denim vest (old via nordstrom rack)]




[beau loves kisses. and by loves i mean tolerates to an extent]


pleated poppy
[linking up!]

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

tuesday threads [grey day]

Tuesday, October 22, 2013
oh, you know, just rockin' my signature color [grey] and some sweet biker boots. who says you can't look cool while sporting a bump?

[h&m sweater (old), vest (old), maternity jeans, j.j. winters fringe bag]



[madewell biker boots]

Friday, October 18, 2013

friday favs [saks friends & family sale picks]

Friday, October 18, 2013
friday favs [saks fifth avenue sale]

i love, love, love me a great sale. and now that the shopbop friends & family sale is over [it ended yesterday, did you get anything?], it's time to turn our attention to yet another luxury goods giant, saks fifth avenue.

saks is running 25% off select gorgeous items [some designer exclusions, like 3.1 phillip lim, boooooo, apply] with the code FRNFAM [and additional free shipping on orders over $200 with code SFASHIP] through october 20th!

i've taken the liberty of pulling some of my favorites. they're all obviously bags and shoes because sweatpants are all that fits me right now [quick, name that movie].

if i were to buy anything at this lovely sale it would be this and this sophie hulme bag. this loeffler randall beauty as well as a black pair of their amazing boots. and let's not leave out rag & bone. i love my harrow booties and adding a black pair of the newbury pretties would round out my fall needs just so. 

what would you get?

happy friday!




[linking up!]

Thursday, October 17, 2013

you're invited to a SPANX booty bash!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

get your butt out to the king of prussia mall this saturday, october 19th from 1pm to 3pm for a booty bash as SPANX celebrates their 1 year at the kop mall. get the skinny on new SPANX denim leggings, shapers and much more! 

the event is hosted by jessie holeva of trendhungry.com [oh and i'll be there!] and will include some spanx-tacular sweets as well as product giveaways! buy $50 worth of SPANX gear and get a free lingerie bag.

hope to see you there!


thursday threads [spend/save]

spend/save

i've officially jumped on the d'orsay bandwagon and have had my eye on a black snakeskin print pair. 

while the jenni kayne version is gor-geous, they're frankly a budget-busting $595 [even if you get them for the 25% off at the saks friends & family event. code frnfam]. 

chinese laundry, however, has a nearly identical [albeit, less shiny] version that i recently purchased for 30% off the already reasonable $59 price tag from piperlime! [that promotion is gone, but it's sure to come back, so keep an eye out.]

they're comfy and chic. and i may or may not be wearing them right this minute!