"It was the oldest sound in the world. Souls flying away." The Secret Life of Bees

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Size up

I haven't updated as much as I would like just because I've been busy, tired, and slightly overwhelmed with all things pregnancy/baby (in a good way of course, but overwhelmed nonetheless).  All is well - we went for the ultrasound last week and it was amazing!  It was so neat to see him rolling around it there:)  I'm working on a detailed pregnancy update, so I'll share more then.

My mom gave me this dress last year form my birthday.  It's a size bigger than my normal size which means it is fitting perfectly right now, with plenty of room for my bump!    

Dress:   Calvin Klein
Cardigan:  J. Crew Jackie
Shoes:  Born
Belt:  Unknown
Necklace:  J. Crew

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Cabbages & Roses

Time to accept that my regular jeans no longer fit.  I'm still wearing most of my dresses and some skirts, but my jeans are a no-go.  I purchased these gap maternity jeans a couple of weeks ago when they were offering 40% off sale items and this is my first time taking them for a spin.  I will admit that they are quite comfortable and I love the color!  

Top:   Cabbages & Roses for Uniqlo
Jeans:  Gap maternity
Shoes:  Anthropologie

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Fluttering Flora

I hope your weekend is going well!  Mine has been nice.  We recently made a list of a few (well, more than a few) household things we need to take care of before baby gets here.  Instead of waiting until the last minute, we are trying to accomplish little bits here and there.  As we clean out our spare bedroom, which is currently home to Ben's musical equipment, records, clothes, and transformer collection (hope our little guy likes transformers because we seriously have hundreds of them), we are discovering that we need more storage space in our tiny house.  Yesterday Ben scored big time on Craigslist.  He found a huge, solid wood, vintage bookcase for our living room for $50.  It is wonderful!  It has a couple of drawers, enclosed shelves, open shelves, and even a little pull down desk area.  We have been rearranging, cleaning out our book collection, making trips to goodwill, and just generally trying to get things sorted out.  I feel like we are at least making some progress!  Yesterday also included lunch out and a trip to Salt & Straw ice cream, so it wasn't all work:)

I found this dress on ebay for $20!  I remember reading on Consume or Consumed that this dress is pregnancy friendly (here), so I thought I would give it a try.  It is so comfy!  I think it will definitely work well for a little bit longer, but I don't think I will be wearing it quite as long as Jess did because I'm tall and as my belly grows, I can see this dress becoming too short fairly quickly.  Also - yes, I'm wearing tights in August.  I know it seems crazy, but it was a cloudy, cool day.  Plus, I think these lavender tights are kind of summery, no?

Dress:  Anthropologie Fluttering Flora Dress
Cardigan:  J. Crew Jackie
Tights:  J. Crew
Belt:  Taken from another anthro dress
Shoes:  Anthropologie Olivia Cutout Oxfords
Necklace:  Etsy