27 March 2015

prints + color

Mixing florals and stripes is a recipe for success on any day. Add in a bright blazer and cheery bag and I am feeling all sorts of happy! I have to admit though, it's been hard to maintain my sense of style as the baby bump grows. But I'm finding ways to work in my favorite styles, like stripes. I'm also finding ways to make pre-pregnancy clothes work. Blazers for example, are an easy one to transition to maternity wear. They are great for layering and adding a bit more dimension to a look, although I find that proportion is a bit more of a challenge to balance out the weight of the bump. I imagine I'll start transitioning to dresses as the weather warms up and I grow bigger. But for now, I'm coasting along in a good spot!

Happy Friday!

Shirt: Macy's (in store) | Jeans: H&M MAMA (hemmed) | Blazer: H&M (old) | Flats, scarf: Target (old) | Bag: Ellington Handbags (get 20% off through April 2 with the promo code 20OFFAQUA!)

25 March 2015

spring bump + ellington handbags

This is about that time of year when winter seems to drag on, and on, and on. But luckily, I have this lovely little lady named Sadie to pull me through! Ellington Handbags has been a favorite of mine for years, ever since I lived in Portland and used to walk by their store on my way home from work. My go-to bag has been the Mia Tote, and I've paired it with everything from work outfits to weekend wear to travel. All their bags are the perfect balance between style and function. So when Ellington Handbags reached out to me to help share their new Spring line, I immediately fell in love with their bold colors, including this aquamarine, coral, citron, and light gray. I'm usually drawn to neutrals, but I thought it would be fun to welcome spring with open arms and switch out my standard black, brown, and gray with a vibrant colored bag! And let me tell you, this bag is everything--a perfect size for toting around my necessities, and the crossbody makes it comfortable and functional. Plus, it is really lightweight and really really soft (seriously...).

To celebrate the launch of their Spring line, Ellington Handbags is offering a special discount of 20% off site wide for Bureau of Chic readers now through April 5 with the promo code 20OFFAQUA. Happy shopping!

Shirt: Macy's (in store) | Pants: Gap Maternity | Jacket: Target (old) | Sandals: Target (old) | Bag: Ellington Handbags c/o

15 March 2015

baby fashionista

If you have been studying my photos over the past few months (Mom...), you may have seen a tiny bump. That may be a pizza belly, OR it may be a baby bump! Well, I'm excited to say that Drew and I are expecting our first baby (girl!) this summer! 

My pregnancy so far has been pretty breezy. I'm just over half way, but only now beginning to show (finally!). So it's been fairly easy to keep a low profile in my posts, but I'll be embracing full maternity wear from here on out. To start, here is my first official #bumpstyle from this weekend. Simple, casual, and most of all, comfy! Can't wait to share with you all my experience, tips, and challenges in maternity work wear over the next few months!

Shirt: Old Navy (old) | Dress: Target (non-maternity) | Shoes: Target (old) | Clutch: Rebecca Atwood