Tuesday, May 5, 2015

outfit post: black jersey pencil skirt, black tank top, pink drapey cardigan, nude wedges

Inspiration - Ann Taylor

The great thing about this outfit is that it is so comfortable that it feels like pajamas. The skirt is jersey (still having to wear my maternity clothing - boo) and the tank is cotton so they are both super comfortable.

Unfortunately while this outfit looks fine for a normal weekday at my office - I wouldn't wear it to an important work event or onsite with a client because the jersey looks inexpensive when you look at it closely. If I planned to be a this weight for a longer period of time I would invest in higher quality fabrics and recreate this look. But since I have a few quality suits in my closet waiting for me to lose a few more pounds - this outfit works for the interim. :)

(I feel like I talk about not being able to fit in the majority of my closet just about every post - I'm starting to bore myself with the repetitiveness of it. Most of the time I'm not thinking about it - but when I go to get dressed it's a daily struggle of trying on tops & bottoms and saying, "Rats, this <whatever> still doesn't fit. grrr." And then we I describe the thought process behind the clothes on the blog - being a larger size is inevitably part of why & how I am wearing what I'm wearing. So just bare with me a few more weeks/months until things are back to normal please! :)  )


Friday, May 1, 2015

outfit post: spring 2015 shopping wishlist

I haven't done one of these posts in awhile - here's a little list of items I have been eying lately. I think I'm really craving dresses because I've stopped wearing them to work (so that I don't have to totally strip down in my office when I pump) in favor of separates. Typical - wanting to wear the opposite of what I have to wear out of practicality. :)

Colored Station Necklace
  • Because I've been wearing longer, untucked blouses to work lately - I've been reaching for longer pendant type necklaces. I have found myself wishing a few times that I had an alternative long fun necklace to add to the mix and station necklaces fit the bill. Love the Kendra Scott one pictured above but it's a little pricey. Tried to find some cheaper alternatives.
Spring Print Work Dress
  • I'm holding off on buying new work dresses until I'm done breastfeeding (unless they have an easy open top) but I'm sorta in love with the print on this Land's End dress above and it has me dreaming of fun print work dresses that I will someday wear again.
Fun Maxi Shirt Dress
  • I have two knee length shirt dresses that were on constant rotation before I got pregnant and when I saw this maxi shirt dress in a zappos I was in love. The casual sophistication makes me think of lovely summer sightseeing days somewhere in Europe. Or maybe a picnic at a botanical garden. Something fun and outdoorsy and fabulous. A girl can dream! :)
Bright Party Dress
  • I have actually been to all the weddings and babyshowers this year that I'm invited too. But I because I love love love the print & cut of this dress from Asos - I am saving the link so that if some special event pops up that could give me an excuse to buy & wear it - I'll be ready!
Black Work Bag
  • My black work bag has seen better days. I have started just putting a small clutch in my laptop bag with my wallet, cell and chapstick because the one have has looks too rough for a professional environment. But sometimes a girl want to carry more things then a clutch will handle. So I'm looking for a middle ground bag that doesn't need to be big enough hold my laptop but is large enough to lose some hair-ties and receipts at the bottom. And when I get a new one I want to spend a little more and get a "nice" bag so I'm taking my time finding one I really love. The Tory Burch bag above is a pretty high contender.
Brown Perforated Wedges
  • Ever since I saw pictures of Kate Middleton wearing cute cork wedges on one of her world tours I've had a eye out for a pair of my own. (Kate: here, here here) I saw the lovely Tory Burch perforated wedges but wasn't ready to spend $300 on shoes. And then when I was shopping in Dillard's I stumbled upon this pair (which I'm sure are a TB knockoff but I don't care) and loved them. Bought them on the spot at 1/3 the price.
White Summer Sneakers
  • I had a pair of pink Converse Chuck Taylor sneakers in highschool and I wore them until my toe went through the sole. I loved those shoes. I've been seeing really cute casual outfits lately with people wearing white ones. Sign me up!
Brown Crossbody Bag
  • This bag from Old Navy just seems like a good everyday summer bag. I'm holding off buying it because if I'm not heading into work I usually have the tiny human with me and therefore a diaper bag instead of a cute light crossbody bag. But if that wasn't the case the bag would be mine! :)

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

outfit post: dot blouse, black pants, black wedges

Inspiration - Alicia Keys

I'm super tired of trying to find new ways to wear untucked shirts professionally. I miss the days of putting on a pencil skirt and tucking in a pretty blouse or button down shirt. But these days all my outfits are chosen to try to camouflage my postpartum mid-section. I don't like being limited to wearing a certain style every single day. It gets boring. So on that note...

Goals - Week 8 update:

  1. Start eating healthier & walking lots - 
    • Eating healthier & exercising: I find that when I start trying to be consistent about eating healthy & working out - I do really great for about three weeks and then my motivation gets tired and I start to slack off. The times in my life that I've been most successful at getting fit has been when I've accepted the fourth week fatigue, eaten what I wanted and took it easy on the exercise for a few days. But then after the mental break recommitted myself to whatever plan I was following and dug back in for another three weeks. 
    • This week was a slide back week. I had pizza and barbeque and ice cream and took it easy on the workouts. But after four days of slacking off - I was ready to get back to it on Monday. The past few days have been on point again. So for the week my weight change was basically a wash - didn't gain but didn't lose either. 
    • Weight: 
      • Weight lost this week - loss 0.2 lb
      • Total weight lost - 8.6 lbs 
      • 23.4 to go!
  2. Post at least 3x a week-
    • Post 3x: Success!

Monday, April 27, 2015

outfit post: white cardigan, floral blouse, grey pants, nude wedges

Inspiration - What Not to Wear

I am totally in love with this Target crepe shell I got a few weeks ago. (I want to go back and get the mint green patterned one too.) It's especially great because it has so many pretty colors in the floral pattern that it pairs with a ton of different cardigans. And since currently I'm in a limited section of my wardrobe, wearing it with lots of different cardigans stretches a blouse I can fit into more outfits. Only issue now is finding more inspiration pictures of similar tops so I can keep posting it here on the blog. :)



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