25 April 2015

back to the routine

Things have been busy lately! I recently traveled back east for a work trip to attend a conference, and have been slowly getting back into a regular routine (which is never that regular when one is pregnant). Now, back to the blog! I've been trying to keep my pre-maternity clothes in rotation for as long as I can. Though normal pants went out the door a while ago (thanks to hips expanding in addition to belly growing). So maternity pants are the one thing I have been adding to my closet. And of course, looser fitting things tend to be more comfortable, so boyfriend jeans are the perfect staple! These ones from Old Navy are great because they have the loose fit but without the distressed details, meaning I can dress them up for a casual work day or bum around in them on the weekend. I'm also excited to share that the pants are the only thing maternity here. Hooray for that!

Shirt: Forever 21 (thrifted) | Jeans: Old Navy Maternity | Jacket: Gap (old) | Boots: Dolce Vita (currently on super discount) | Bag: ZARA (old)

03 April 2015

lavender spring


Each spring, I seem to struggle with the transition from gloomy winter to brighter days. I still tend to gravitate toward my darker clothes, but then I feel like a recluse when the sun is out. This season, I opted to add this lavender blazer to my closet to help ease the transition, and so far I think it's working! Pastels are big this season, and while I am not particularly big on them, I think in the form of a blazer it helps elevate the hue a bit more. I was also so excited to wear it that I didn't think of getting it pressed--but looking back at these photos, I think a trip to the dry cleaners is in order!

Happy Friday!

Shirt: H&M (old) | Blazer: Forever 21 | Pants: Gap (old) | Heels: Nine West (old) | Bag: Target (old)

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 c/o