Wednesday, May 28, 2014

wear it wednesday [romp around]

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
[old navy romper (in print here), rebecca minkoff hudson moto mini, ray ban aviators]




ever since i hit puberty and failed to grow boobs of any kind, my mom promised me that when i have a baby, the boobs will come.

nothing much changed throughout my pregnancy and although i gained weight everywhere else, there wasn't a very noticeable change in my bosom [i just wanted to use "bosom" in a sentence].

that is until i started breastfeeding my daughter.

wearing nursing bras, you don't really get a good sense of what size your milk producers are. i basically went to target and bought the "small" and they seem to fit just fine.

[there's a point to this, i promise.]

but the other day i tried on my old strapless bra that i needed to wear for my bestie's upcoming wedding and it was really, really small. 

having a free afternoon, i ran up to victoria's secret to have them measure me and help me find my new bra size. the tape went around my chest, the salesgirl checked her chart, and promptly said words that i didn't think i would hear unless i got a boob job; "i have you at a 32DD". holy mother of pearl, i had gone from a 32A to a 32DD. mama was right!

after i picked my jaw up off the floor, i got fitted for a lovely strapless bra in a size i would never have picked up myself.

and you know what the best part about my new DD's? [no, it's not that i can now do the baywatch run with actual bounce-age, although...

they're providing nutrition for my baby girl [insert cheesy mom smile here].

p.s. i'm a sucker for rompers!

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

thursday tales [birth announcements with tiny prints]

Thursday, May 22, 2014

remember my post on tiny prints when i was pregnant? well we just got miss lily's birth announcements in the mail and they're even better than i hoped! the entire process was super simple, extremely customizable, and basically could be done with one hand [because you're basically holding a baby in the other at all times]!

i highly recommend tiny prints for announcements of any kind and i can't wait to send these out to our friends and family!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

wear it wednesday [perfect white purse]

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
[target panama hat (men's section), ray ban aviators, h&m maxi dress (old), h&m belt, matisse sandals]

[julie vos coin charm bracelet]

[rebecca minkoff hudson moto mini]

[classy is my middle name]

this past saturday it felt like summer. the sun was shining, the birds were chirping, and i was off to the spa for a massage and mani pedi. so i threw on this glorious maxi dress, shades, my go-to panama hat, and finished off the look with the perfect white purse.

p.s. this is how we take pictures now.


p.p.s. ...and the cutest thing ever.


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Thursday, May 8, 2014

thursday tales [2 month update]

Thursday, May 8, 2014

all of a sudden, i have a 2 month old! when did this happen?

here's a few things we accomplished this month:

  • gained some weight! at the last weigh in a couple of weeks ago, she was 10lbs 8oz [and i'm sure she's over 11lbs now]
  • sleeping basically through the night [quick, knock on wood!]
  • she's still in pampers swaddlers size 1 diapers [but not for much longer]
  • we're going to mommy & me yoga!
  • likes: boob [boob, and more boob], her swing, pooping, [still loves] peeing on daddy, walks [thank goodness], "talking" to her her toys in her crib, her owl rattle and soft bunny
  • dislikes: being wet or hungry, being swaddled, being hot

can't wait to see what the next month brings with this cutie!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

oh and one more thing [cameon diaz's necklace found!]

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
jennifer fisher large ball chain

well hot damn.

the good news: thanks to one of my readers, i've located the necklace i loved that cameron diaz wore in the other woman. it's the gorgeous 30" large ball chain from jennifer fisher.

the bad news: it's $2,400!

maybe next time.

wear it wednesday [black, white, & denim]

[gap jacket, free people tank, old navy boyfriend jeans (old), j.crew flip flops (love these too), louis vuitton bag, ray ban aviators, julie vos coin charm bracelet]




these are the only non-maternity jeans that fit me, but oh, does it feel good to button things again!

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

tuesday treats [forever 21 finds]

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
foever 21 finds

i was getting a little tired of wearing non-cute nursing bras. that is until i wandered into a forever 21 and found some super cute, non-underwire, lacy bralettes that are not only perfectly functional for breastfeeding [just pull down the cup] but are also totally adorable!

Monday, May 5, 2014

make up monday [mother's day with make up forever]

Monday, May 5, 2014
are you stuck on what to get mom for mother's day? not to worry - make up forever to the rescue! here are a few amazing experiences/gifts i know any mom would love!

make up mastery - girls day out
treat  mom to a special afternoon of pampering at the exclusive "girls day out" makeup mastery! learn tips and tricks for perfecting her look and enjoy champagne and sweets!

when: may 8th-may 11th, 11:00am-1:00pm
class fee: $25 for you and mom is free!


video recording studio
take mom to record her own personalized makeup lesson with a make up forever artist! the video recording studio makeup mirror boasts a built in hd video camera that will record the artist giving her a customized, step by step make up lesson, focusing on one particular feature look, or the entire face. mom can take the recorded lesson home, on a custom make up forever rouge artist usb so she can expertly recreate the look. the usb for either a focus or custom lesson can be purchased for $10.


hd complexion starter kit
for the woman who enjoys opening a present, gift her with an hd complexion starter kit! this boxed set includes all of the products you need for a perfect hd complexion including hd microperfecting primer, hd microfinish powder [i use this will every makeup application!], kabuki brush, and a customized shade of invisible cover foundation.



find a store near you and go get mom something she'll love!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

thursday threads [spend/save]

Thursday, May 1, 2014
thursday threads [spend/save]

staying at home for 2 months has let me do a lot of online browsing [and by browsing i mean shopping]. while most of it has been googling "best diaper prices" and "can i have wine if i'm breastfeeding?" i did come across an amazing alternative to the super gorgeous [and sold out] isabel marant carol sandals. you could pay $1,035 [if you can even find a pair] or, you can get the shockingly similar [and much better pricedjeffrey campbell version or, if you're like me and want a flat option, get these bad boys from matisse*.

*the ankle straps are a little tight on these so if you have thicker ankles, don't buy them. my ankles are borderline and i'm basically forcing them to work because otherwise, they're awesome shoes!