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tropical daydreams

November 30th, 2014 · No Comments

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This was supposed to be an entire outfit post, but when we went on vacation last month, I was in such extreme new mom sleep deprivation that I never took any photos!  So we snapped this one on our way to breakfast one morning.  I have this dress in two other colors, so you’ve seen it before… most recently, in pink in Glamour magazine this July!

I’ve got to say, I still really dig the high-low asymmetric length.  (Yup: Otherwise known as a “Mullet Dress.”) It’s relaxed, loose, and a little romantic without being overly sexy — just a great silhouette and a really pretty style. 

Hope everyone had a great holiday!

Foster Grant sunglasses, Sabo Skirt dress, SOKO bracelet.

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nursing mom style, at six months!

November 11th, 2014 · 3 Comments

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When our baby boy was a few months old, I did a post on breastfeeding style tips — and several months later, most of those tips are still things that I live by.  However, since breastfeeding style is a thing that I’ve thought about night and day (literally) for more than six months, I thought I’d add a few additions from months of experience!

And I’d love for you guys to add your own tips in the comments!  I’m always looking for new ideas, so you’re helping me as well as everyone who reads this.  In particular, those of you who’ve nursed through the winter months, please chime in! 

But from my perspective, here are a few more tips for breastfeeding style!

Stretch is your Best. Friend.

In my last post, I wrote a lot about low necklines and forgot to mention the most important part of all: whatever shape or silhouette you feel comfortable in, pick a fabric that has lots of stretch.  The tank top in this post is one that I actually bought while I was pregnant, and while it was very baby-bump-friendly, it’s actually even better for nursing.  I have it in half a dozen colors (it was $2, literally, from Forever 21) and I sleep in it every night.  (Because, sigh, at six months old, our baby boy is still waking up twice a night to nurse… so easy-access tops are crucial!)

Look for Machine-Washable Fabrics

No mom with an infant has ever worn silk and later though, “hey, that was a good idea.”  I have a really good friend who told me about wearing a silk blouse to her four-week-old’s pediatrician appointment… and if you can’t guess how this story ends, I’ll skip to the chase: it ends with a bodily fluid of her newborn baby all over that beautiful top.  Picking machine-washable fabrics is crucial for those weeks (er… months) when going to the dry cleaners is just not going to happen. 

Button-Down Tops are Key!

When our baby was born, it was the very beginning of summer in Texas, so my tips were more “tank tops” and less “sweaters.”  But as the weather has gotten cooler, I’ve dug out my cardigans and button-down shirts, and they are crucial for getting through these chilly months.  Honestly, wearing nursing-friendly clothes is much harder in the winter, so finding tops that keep you warm is important!  And for nursing moms who pump at work, blazers and button-down shirts are an absolute must. 

I have a longer post on our breastfeeding story coming up, so if this is the kind of thing that you’re into: stay tuned.  But if not, I have to say: breastfeeding style doesn’t have to come with the breastfeeding caveat: this outfit is something that I would have happily worn pre-baby, because, you know what?  It’s just cute.

Shop BURU White & Warren knit top, Forever 21 tank top, Brahmin bag, leather shorts. 

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booties and breast cancer awareness

October 20th, 2014 · 3 Comments

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So, I bought these shorts literally one day before finding out that I was pregnant — and not surprisingly, pretty shortly afterwards I tried to button them up and the answer was a resounding ‘not a chance, lady.’

In fact, big shock, I wore them exactly one time before tucking them away into a post-baby drawer, where they stayed for almost exactly a year, until this weekend.

And here they are: and oh my gosh, I sure do love them. 

And they paired perfectly with these boots from Nine West, who very kindly let me pick them out from the Galleria store as part of their breast cancer awareness efforts!  They’ve partnered with the CFDA to donate $25 of every $125 purchase to a breast cancer research fund, so if you’re looking for some boots this season, stop in before the 21st to take advantage of their pledge!  (And you’ll also get a free gift with purchase too!)

We have a good friend who is in treatment for breast cancer right now, and this month, I feel particularly grateful for the medical advances we’ve made in the last ten years.  Nearly everyone I know has been touched by this disease in some way, and I know it’s near and dear to many of your hearts, as well as mine. 

Nine West boots, LF shorts, Forever 21 tank and necklace, FEED x Rachel Roy purse, Soko and Tanya Lochridge bracelets.

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