Archives for July 2011

Maternity and the Maxidress

Dress: American Eagle Outfitters  |  Shirt: J.Crew  |  Bag: Goyard  |  Sunnies: Rayban

I squeezed into this non-maternity, non-stretch maxi dress for a kiddie backyard pool party a couple of weeks ago. I think if I tried to wear it now, there’s a decent likelihood of seams ripping. Not my idea of a good time. Up to this point, I’ve been trying to incorporate as much of my non-maternity clothes into the mix but I think at 25 weeks, those days are gone.

In other news, I’ve been contemplating how to transform A’s bedroom to accommodate another little girl. We absolutely love our neighborhood (Bucktown in Chicago) and love our condo (see pics here) so we decided to stay put for at least a little while longer. The only issue is having the girls share a room when they have different sleep schedules and whatnot. Do any of you have experiences sleeping 2 young children in the same room? Any tips would be greatly appreciated!!

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It’s About Time!

Forever21 dress, Gap cardigan, J.Crew belt, Madewell sandals, Goyard bag
I’ve been wanting an oversized gold watch for years but felt a little guilty. I remember when I received my Cartier Santos watch almost 10 years ago, thinking that this was the kind of watch you wear forever. But, I couldn’t help making puppy eyes at every large gold timepiece I came across. I finally decided to go for it and I’m so glad I did.
I first purchased the Nixon Monopoly watch but the 1.75 width ended up being way too huge for my wrist. I kind of wanted to steer clear of the Michael Kors that everyone has but at the end, I ended up with one. I really wanted a white face and when I saw the Bloomingdales exclusive Michael Kors watch with a white mother of pearl dial, I was sold! It’s on sale now so if anyone’s in the market for a new watch, head on over.

Did anyone see the Bachelorette last night?? This is probably my least favorite season but I can’t help and watch it. 

Colorful Arm Candy

Got a couple new bracelets to keep my clic clac company this summer! The neon green chain is from Madewell and the blue beaded number is from J.Crew. Love all the bright colors together!
Aritzia top, Madewell shorts and sandals, Chloe handbag
I love the peekaboo sleeves. My arms are pretty much at that point where I no longer feel super comfortable exposing them. These are perfect because they expose a sliver of my arm, keeping the top breezy and summery. So hard to find cute summer tops that aren’t sleeveless!
These Whistlestop sandals by Madewell are turning out to be my #1 pick this season. I love the barely there wedges that are as comfortable as flats but definitely more polished. I highly recommend these to anyone who loves the look of wearing heels but can’t stand the accompanying pain.

What is your #1 pick this season that you’ve been reaching for again and again?