Monday, September 29, 2014

outfit post maternity: blue knit dress, yellow cardigan, brown wedge sandals

(22 weeks)
Inspiration - Jennifer Garner

Last week was one of those weeks where time just got away from me. I was jet lagged coming back from Germany (accidentally waking up at 3 am all week - oopsie), work was really busy and then a pile of regular life stuff needed attention -- posting outfits didn't make the priority cut. (Hmmm if I think I'm busy & sleep deprived now... what in the world is going to happen once there's a mini human at the top of the time-suck list? Eep!)

This week is looking a lot better time-wise on every front! I've even taken about 2/3 of the photos for my "Maternity Work Capsule Wardrobe" that I'm finally going to post next week! Yay me!

Picked this dress up at Target and I've been wearing it basically ever other day since I bought it. Two wrap style dresses I initially picked up from Asos worked well for a long time but now that my chest has grown I've had to start wearing camis underneath them and lately I just don't want to deal with a second layer. This dress is awesome. It is like a pair of jeans in that it goes with everything. Every color cardigan, fun colored jewelry and any fun accessories easily work to change the look of a very comfortable and basic dress. Great buy!

Week 20-22 Updates
  • Baby - At the 20 week ultrasound the baby started wiggling so I could feel it. And it was really cool to feel it move and see it on the monitor at the same time.
  • Baby - She either loves or hates flying. She wiggled the whole 9 hour overseas flight both to and from Europe. 
  • Body - People can now obviously tell I'm pregnant. And I've had three people ask me about when I'm due or what I'm having. Nice that I finally don't just look fat.
  • Body - Pretty consistently feeling achy in my lower back. Think it's from sitting with bad posture at my computer for too many hours while growing a baby.
  • Weight - I'm gaining weight too fast. I've already gained 25 lbs (doctors suggest range of 25-35 lbs total gain) and typically it's about a pound of gain per week from here on out. That would put me at 43 lbs total. Eep. In general I haven't been eating as healthy as I typically do and I need to pay more attention to what I'm eating. At least mix more good for me things in with 'treats.'
  • Cravings - I ate a lot of schnitzel in Germany and it was sooo good. Random craving this week was Ruffles cheddar & sour cream potato chips with Sprite. Two things I don't normally even think about but sounded amazing as I was checking out at Target. Other craving I had (which I made three times) was cooking canned corn with orange bell peppers, onion, pancetta and a dollop of sour cream.Yum.
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Progress pictures taken at 2, 3, 4 & 5 months...

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

outfit post: coral blazer, black & white polka-dot top, black cropped pants, black wedges

Inspiration - Jessica Alba

Polka-dot top #2 for the week. Easy brainless getting dressed formula -> basic bottom + patterned top + colorful completer jacket = snazzy professional outfit. Happy hump day!

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*Body double post

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

outfit post: polka dot blouse, jean jacket, mustard pencil skirt, grey suede heels

Inspiration - J.Crew

I'm finally home! Whirlwind work trip to Germany last week. Super glad to have the lovely V guest posting while I was traveling! The weather in Germany was wonderful - high 50s at night and 70s during the day. Escaping the deathly hot Florida heat got me in the excited for fall outfits.

This outfit is pretty similar to the maternity outfit I posted two weeks ago but instead of a black jersey skirt I added my favorite pencil skirt for a warm autumnal touch. Love.

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*Body double post

Mustard pencil skirt 11 ways:
 
Original Posts:
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Friday, September 19, 2014

guest post - v: pink top, khaki pencil skirt, brown peep-toed pumps

Inspiration - Inonit via Pinterest

This week my friend V (who did One Suitcase Europe Vacation guest last year) volunteered to guest post. She is a Pharmaceutical Sales Representative. V is also a mom to two adorable kids - a 2.5 year old boy and a 7 month old girl. This week's posts are typical outfits she wears during a normal work week as a busy working mom. (Previous posts here.)

Every girl should own this skirt. It is the perfect length for work, the fabric looks expensive and it can either be dressed up with a jacket or for a more casual look I paired it with a cotton tee from the Loft. The belt easily adds style and creates a separation between the top and the skirt. Right now it's on sale at Banana!

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