moving right along…

March 25th, 2014 · 3 Comments

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My pre-baby To Do List is getting dangerously short.

The nursery will be finished today.  (!!!)

The baby monitor is in place, his clothes are hung, and everything is put away. 

My thank you notes are written, our taxes are filed, and every major purchase has been completed.

Our freezer is stocked with double batches of easy recipes, so Chad does not starve when I stop cooking for two or three weeks. 

(There will also be lots of take-out involved.)

My hospital bag is packed, at least to the extent that it can be, given that I will inevitably need my camera and makeup and cell phone charger between now and April.

And yesterday, after work, I managed to have time to pick up a bunch of fresh flowers and paint my nails.  (The pink shade is OPI from a fashion week gift bag, and the sparkly shade is Butter London ‘Anorak.’)

I am almost (almost) ready for this baby to arrive. 

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Spring dresses under $100!

March 16th, 2014 · 4 Comments

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Even though I probably won’t be getting dressed up too often once April rolls around, I can’t help but get excited for Spring clothes! There’s nothing I love more than a bright, spring dress, so I thought I’d put together a few of my favorites for this season.

As I’ve said before, I’m not making any splurge purchases until my body has stabilized post-baby, but I’m still picking up fun pieces here and there.  So, in light of that, I thought it would be fun to put together some of my favorites that are under $100. These are the kind of pieces that fit into any budget, ranging from a $12 steal from Forever 21 (I’ll probably buy it in multiple colors!) and topping out at $100 on the dot. Perfect for a little springtime update!

Can you guess which one of these I already bought? (If you follow me on Instagram, you probably already know!) I wore it to shoot with Marie Claire in Houston yesterday (!) so it’s already a total favorite!  (Also, it’s one of maybe three cute things in my closet that I still fit into!)

Oh, and I’m obviously not, but if I were in the mood to splurge this season? This Oscar De La Renta number would have my name written all over it. Sure, it’s two thousand dollars, but a girl can dream!


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Shopbop Sale Picks!

February 12th, 2014 · 1 Comment


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Something that’s very dangerous about New York Fashion Week: I always come home with so much inspiration, I can’t wait to start shopping!  All the clothes we see on the runways won’t be available for quite some time, but sometimes seeing the street style outside the tents is as inspiring as what goes down the runways.

So, needless to say, I’ve spent quite a bit of the last few days online shopping!  It’s not that easy to buy clothes for a seven-months-pregnant body, but I’m starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel (and all the amazing things I can finally squeeze into post-baby)!

I can never figure out the best way to share my favorites, so I thought I’d put together a little collage for you guys!  I kept everything to under $200, and many of these picks are under $100 — seriously amazing deals for the end of the season!

Here’s what I love, from top left clockwise:

  • 1: Emari Sweater by Joie (30% off, $131)
  • 2: Charlie Jade Sleeveless Dress (50% off, $98)
  • 3: Zac Posen Shirley Cross-Body Bag (50% off, $148)
  • 4: Kate Spade Shaken & Stirred Bracelet (30% off, $61)
  • 5: Mason Shift Dress (60% off, $228)
  • 6: Torn by Ronny Kobo Ofra Dress (30% off, $197)
  • 7: Chrissie Morris Metropolis Pumps (70% off, $199)
  • 8: Marc Jacobs Patent Logo Plaque Flats (30% off, $138)
  • 9: Boutique 9 Mirabelle Mid Heel Pumps (50% off, $65)
  • And last but not least, this coat wasn’t under $200 or even on sale, but OMG I WANT IT SO MUCH.  Neutral color-blocking.  Leather pockets.  Sleek and streamlined.  If I lived anywhere but Texas, it would be in my closet already. 

    Happy shopping!


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