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January 24th, 2014 · 3 Comments
Houston is just about to get a taste of all this arctic weather that the rest of the country has been dealing with, so Chad and I are bundled up for the night with plenty of snacks for tomorrow, in case we get snowed in. It hasn’t snowed in the 2 1/2 years that we’ve lived here, but I’m told that driving is incredibly scary because no one knows how to drive in snow and ice — so I’m definitely hoping to keep all of us all off the roads if the weather gets that bad.
But I feel a little silly writing that while looking at these pictures, because a week and a half ago, when I took them, it was literally seventy degrees on a bright, sunny Saturday. I got this dress a few years ago, and I’m pretty much convinced that it will never go out of style. The rose-colored sequins make it a little more glam-night-out and way less New-Year’s-Eve, and I’ve worn it to weddings in the middle of the summer without batting an eye. But I loved making it a little more casual with this cute Rebecca Minkoff clutch — it’s even monogrammed!
Gifted Foley and Corinna dress (old, similar here), gifted Rebecca Minkoff clutch, BHLDN Luna Moth earrings, gifted Ann Taylor necklace, BCBG sunglasses.
It’s that time again in Texas: spring feels like it’s just around the corner, so I have to cherish these last few weeks of “winter”!
If I want to wear my hats and scarves and gloves, this is the time — because in a few short weeks, I’ll be back in shorts and tank tops again. (For reference, this is what I was wearing in late February last year!)
So I’m bundling up while I can! This pretty cashmere sweater went perfectly with my oversized Mark. scarf — I love adding a pop of color and mixing knits! For Texas, we had a cold winter this year, but I know it’s been nothing compared to what the rest of the country has gone though. For those of you who still have months of winter to go, break out some cute coats for me!
Luigi Baldo cashmere sweater, Splendid leggings, Mark. scarf, Via Spiga boots (similar here and here).
We actually wound up staying in for New Year’s Eve, but if I’d gone out, this is unquestionably what I would have worn. My mom got me this maternity dress for Christmas, and I have to say: it’s like no other maternity dress I’ve ever seen.
And by that, I mean: it actually looks like just a cute dress.
I knew going into pregnancy that maternity clothes had improved a lot (they have!) but they were still a bit of a fashion wasteland. It’s not totally the designers’ fault — women’s bodies vary so much from week to week and month to month, it’s nearly impossible to design things that work on everyone.
And yet… for someone who cares deeply about fashion, it can sometimes be a little sad that your options are so limited.
I’ve been tackling this in two ways: First, I’m trying to mostly buy maternity clothes that I’d wear post-pregnancy as well. Since getting pregnant, I’ve bought a few (almost mandatory) pairs of maternity jeans, and a handful of tops. For dresses, I have this one and one more, but mostly I’ve been gravitating towards non-maternity stretchy pieces that work with a bump or without. And I’ve been picking mostly lower price points, so that if I stretch out some tops or sweaters as I get bigger, it’s not the end of the world. (Express and Forever 21 have basically become my go-to spots for those!)
Second, accessories. As I’ve been picking out simple outfits, I’m a lot more focused on the accessories — from these Tiffany & Co. bracelets to this amazing L’Wren Scott for Banana Republic clutch! They add tons of drama no matter what your body shape is — and they’re an easy way to up the style quotient of an outfit with hardly any effort!
And yes, I’m still in heels… for now at least!
Hatch Collection Dinner Party dress, Tiffany & Co Atlas bracelet and Elsa Peretti bone cuff, L’Wren Scott x Banana Republic Collection clutch, Jimmy Choo heels.