Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Maternity Halloween

My personal favorite.  This could include mommy and daddy - what guy wouldn't want to wear shorts like those :)
juno pregnant maternity halloween costume idea

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

I dream in plaid

This couples' engagement photos make me want to run away and live in the woods.  So dreamy.  This is the inspiration for my family photographs this year.  The lumberjack bohemian vibe really makes me happy this fall!

camping engagement photos blanket
camping engagement photos blanket
camping engagement photos guitar

via green wedding shoes

Friday, October 22, 2010

Nursing, practically!

I love Joanna Goddard's blog, A Cup of Jo.  I am especially enjoying her posts from the perspective of a new, hip mom.  Here is one such post featuring new mommy must haves.  She's not kidding about the stud earrings, those little hands are fierce!  Enjoy!

1. Not to sound like a broken record, but I am in love with Gap skinny jeans. They're flattering, not-too-expensive and perfect for new moms. (And if you don't believe me, take it from Jenny and Abbey, too!)

2. When carrying a baby around town, I've been surprised how tricky it is to juggle a regular diaper bag and balance it over one shoulder. So instead I've gotten hooked on backpacks. At first I figured that I'd look like a dorky seventh grader, but I love the backpacks from etsy shop LetsPlayAllDay. She even makes them in stripes and polka dots!

3. The Ergo is the comfiest baby carrier I've used, by far. It's easy to put on, and Toby can cuddle up against my chest as we walk around the city.

4. Ray-Bans somehow miraculously manage to make you feel cool even when you're covered in spit-up.

5. Stud earrings, like these stars, are pretty and can't be grabbed and pulled by little hands.

6. Boob nursing wear is, hands down, the best nursing wear I've found. The Swedish brand makes adorable, uber-flattering T-shirts, tank tops, dresses, and even hoodie sweatshirts with a subtle fold-over flap that you just lift up a little when you want to breastfeed. I wear these all around New York City and feel very comfortable and modest when feeding Toby, even as countless strangers walk right by us. It's surprisingly hard to find Boob designs in the U.S., but thankfully Due Maternity (and the Upper Breast Side, if you live in New York) carry some of their pieces. (Update: Erica let me know you can order from Stockholm Objects, too. Yay!)

7. With a baby in your arms (or in the Ergo), it's hard to bend over to tie your shoes. So slip-on shoes come in handy! French Bensimon sneakers are cute and comfy, and Minnetonka moccasins and striped espadrilles would work well, too.

8. Nursing bras can be hideously functional, but Elle Macpherson nursing bras are (surprise!) super sexy. When the lace at the top peeks out under your a V-neck tee, it looks like a flirty camisole.

9. These days, many people use their cell phones to check the time, but when I have Toby in my arms, it's not always easy to grab around for my phone. So I've started wearing a cheap Timex men's watch, which I really like.

10. Finally, as a nursing mom, your breasts might leak milk. (We were at brunch with friends a few months ago, and milk literally started dripping through my T-shirt onto the table. Awkward!) But if you tuck Lansinoh nursing pads into your bra, they absorb the milk and prevent leaking. Now I wear them night and day. (Bonus: They also make your boobs look bigger :)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Bag Envy

I am coveting the Proenza Schouler PS1 satchel...but at $1,995 it is a little bit out of my budget.


ASOS to the rescue!  Their interpretation of the structured satchel weighs in at an affordable $67!
                                               Image 1 of Warehouse Buckle Satchel

I can't wait to pair this beauty with a long, ladylike skirt and clogs! 

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Cool Weather Coverings

There will come a time during your pregnancy when your coat will no longer button.  Be prepared for this chilly moment with a chic cold weather covering.  This selection highlights this season's top trends in outerwear, so feel confident that you will be both cozy and  on-trend!

Ethnic prints are best paired with simple underpinnings such as leggings and fitted tunics.

Ecote Wool Poncho $168

This draped shearling beauty will serve as a sweet frame for your burgeoning bump.

Victoria Secret Shearling Jacket $129

Coats with military details are a classic choice and this swing coat is a perfect interpretation for expectant moms.
swing coat-wide double breasted swing coat
Burberry swing coat $1,395

Leopard print is a surprisingly neutral choice for outerwear; this luxe version will become a perennial favorite in your wardrobe.
Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Leopard Faux fur
Sonia Sonia Rykiel $545

Stay warm!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Welcome to America!

One of my FAVORITE online retailers has finally decided to come to the USA! The Brit site ASOS features yummy designers such as Winter Kate, Twenty8Twelve, and Halston Heritage as well as bargain interpretations of the hottest trends!  With FREE shipping and returns to the U.S. there is no good reason not to indulge!

Image 1 of Winter Kate Ophelia Tunic Dress in Burnout Velvet
Winter Kate Tunic $556

Their maternity selections are some of the most fashion forward I've seen.  Take this maternity pencil skirt, for instance - super sleek!

Image 1 of ASOS MATERNITY Jersey Pencil Skirt
ASOS Maternity Skirt $33

I adore their inventive assortment of affordable outerwear.  This one has my name on it!

Image 1 of Religion Wool Big Collar Coat
Religion Wool Coat $126

Happy shopping!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Welcome back, Boots!

The semi "crisp" air that just rolled in to Dallas serves as an invitation to bring out the boots!  They've been so lonely, hiding away in a forlorn corner of my hall closet-now is their time to shine!

I think I am most looking forward to wearing my vintage Doc Martens.  I rediscovered them last winter covered in dust in the back of the closet.  They are a total retro throwback to 1996 and every time I wear them I get rave reviews.  They were worth hanging onto for 14 years!

Which boots are begging to get out of your closet and go out for a spin?