Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Different stripes (very different stripes)

Outfit Info
Tank - Target (kinda sorta similar here), Cardigan - Target, Skirt - Madewell
Belt - J Crew, Flip flops - Old Navy, Watch - Target 

Let's pretend that this outfit is wholly original and not at all similar to the one I posted yesterday.  We're all good with that, right?

I mean, really, they are different.  Yesterday's top was short sleeve, today's is a tank.  Yesterday's skirt was cotton, today's is chiffon.  Yesterday was all about the blue, today is all about the neutrals.  

See, HUGE differences. 

Monday, April 30, 2012

Blue stripe streak

Outfit Info
Shirt - Old Navy (maternity), Cardigan - Gap, Skirt - Thrifted, 
Shoes - Target, Belt - J Crew, Necklace - Tiffany 

Highlights from this weekend
  • Movies at the Hill Country Film Festival (Local and Searching for Sonny were my favs)
  • Shopping at Red and getting a couple fun things for the house and lusting after much more
  • Breaking in some of my new comfy maternity clothes (sorry, no pics; but I know I'll be wearing them all a ton so you'll see them soon)
  • Finally getting two new pairs of shoes that I desperately needed from Root (they'll also be making appearances soon)
  • A much-needed return to brunch at Congo

Lowlights from this weekend: 
  • Sadly, my pregnancy cravings don't currently include German food and that's the prime offering in Fredericksburg
  • Sitting in the same row as a couple teenagers who were clearly doing things that shouldn't be done in the movie theater, especially if there are other people in your row (especially if one of those people is giving you looks that say "stop that right now")
  • The cats didn't clean the house while we were out of town (but Magnum P.I. did put in a solid 4+ hours of snuggle with me yesterday when we got home)

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Back to brunette

Outfit Info
Skirt - Thrifted from hunt.gather.style, Shirt - J Crew, Heels - J Crew,
Bracelet - J Crew (sadly, the pink is gone)

Ta da!  Jenna at Salon Sovay did an amazing job on Saturday taking my blonde hair and turning it into this gorgeous golden brunette color.  I love that girl.  While I had fun with the blonde for awhile, for most of the past 7-8 years my hair's been some version of brunette so I'm so happy to be back to this color.

This pink skirt is another piece I picked up at hunt.gather.style for a ridiculously good price.  It's so darn cheerful and comfy (love that elastic waist in the back!).   HGS is having a pop-up shop this Saturday at Madewell (seriously, what a dream combo) but I'll be in Fredericksburg supporting Christian as one of his films, Local, plays at the Hill Country Film Festival.  Sad to miss what I'm sure will be an awesome event but excited for the Festival and for the shopping I'll do at Red

Monday, April 23, 2012

Last look

Outfit Info
Dress - Thrifted from hunt.gather.style, Blazer - H&M, Shoes, Belt & Bracelet - J Crew

I finally got rid of those ridiculous roots this weekend but before I reveal the new do, let's take one final look at my not-so-stylish ombre.

I got this dress at the Hunt Gather Style event back in March and I'm excited that it has room to grow (as I grow!) over the next few weeks.  

Over the weekend, in addition to getting my hair fixed, I also started my second trimester.  So far, it's meant I'm feeling a ton better than I have been for the past couple months so I'm excited to get back into my regular blogging schedule rather than the lying in bed moaning about how miserable I am schedule that I've been on.  

Monday, April 16, 2012

Some News!

So you know how my posting has been totally erratic lately?  

Well, I have a good explanation for that:

Thursday, April 5, 2012

I heart you

Outfit Info
Shirt - Gift from Lulu's, Skirt- Banana Republic, Shoes - Stella Says Go

I got this adorable top at the Clothing Swap presented by Swap.com and Lulu's during Texas Style Council.  I'd never gotten anything from Lulu's before and when I saw the racks of complimentary clothes they were bright and shiny and I wanted to have them.  Sadly, once I dug into the racks I realized that most of the bright and shiny weren't really the right size for a 5'11'' lady who said goodbye to size 4s dozens of cheese plates ago.  Thankfully, a super sweet blogger (who I unfortunately forgot to ask her name) had this top in her hand and graciously gave it over to me.  It fit (hooray!) and makes for the perfect, fun yet work appropriate (with a tank underneath and a high-waisted skirt) outfit for a Thursday that's really my Friday.

And I'm rocking an Easter-esque manicure since that's how I roll.  

Thursday, March 29, 2012


Outfit Info
Shirt - J Crew, Pants - Gap, Heels that are sinking into the ground - J Crew
Bracelets - J Crew and J Crew Outlet, Earrings - Target

It's so infrequent that I wear pants that one of my coworkers totally called me out on it today.  And while she said I looked great in pants, my response was "Yeah but if I gain/lose a few pounds, pants = not so forgiving".  Which is one of the many reasons I prefer skirts and dresses.  Gain a few pounds, pull that formally hip hugger skirt up into a high-waisted number.  Gain a few pounds in pants and there's just nowhere to go. 

And thus concludes Part 1 in my 234 part series of why skirts and dresses are far superior to pants. Stay tuned for the thrilling follow ups.