Tuesday, September 2, 2014

outfit post: navy suit, leopard belt, leopard wedges

Inspiration - Banana Republic

Fun leopard accessories give a basic navy suit a dash of personality.

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*Body double post

Saturday, August 30, 2014

outfit posts: most popular clothing clicks - august

Because I use affiliate links on this site (I get a few cents each time you guys click a shopping link) I am able to see a dashboard of what items were the most clicked on each week/month. I think it's really interesting to see which clothing links you guys are engaged by and click a bunch. And then compare those to which ones you decide to pass over. Here's the most clicked items so far through August. :)

Friday, August 29, 2014

outfit post maternity: pink ruffle blouse, black cardigan, black stretch skirt, black pumps

(18 weeks)
Inspiration - "Mellie Grant" Scandal

While I listened to an especially long & boring conference call about corporate bonus plans last week I zoomed through an entire season of Scandal on my computer taking screencaps of all of Mellie Grant's maternity wear. I figure if it's dressy enough for a pretend President's wife to wear around the fake White House - it should be on the formal side of office business casual for me. (I have a week long work trip to Germany coming up mid-September that I need to figure out.) Mellie's maternity style on the show seems to be pencil skirts, pretty blouses and completer pieces of cardigans & jackets. Right up my alley.

My pink blouse is actually a non-maternity blouse that I almost never wear because it (was) too big on me and I go back and forth on love/hate with the big ruffle. But that now I have such slim pickings for work blouses it is welcome in the rotation just for variety's sake.

Week 18 update
Doctor appointment went well. Everything looks healthy. Baby girl was wiggling around on sonogram. When I expressed concern that I am gaining weight at a rate that might put me slightly past the 25-35 lb range the (very fit) doctor said the range is a little like a speed limit - recommended but everyone goes a little fast which made me feel better.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

outfit post maternity: black & white polka-dot dress, black suit jacket, black pumps

(18 weeks)
Inspiration - Kate Middleton

I love this dress from Asos.  It's cute and swirly and reminds me of Kate Middleton. The only issue is it is made from a stretch cotton jersey that isn't great quality. You can kind of see how the polka-dots are stretching across my chest and it feels like it won't last if I wash it too many times. Buuuttt since I'm only pregnant temporarily - it just has to hold up until the beginning of next year. :)

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Jackets and cardigans are pretty much the only clothing from my normal closet that still fit. All shorts, pants, skirts and vast majority of tops are all too tight now. But by adding the jackets, cardigans and jewelry to maternity basics - they goes a long way to making the basics seem interesting & different.

I don't have as many changes since last week. Feeling pretty great. Continuing to plump up at what is hopefully a reasonable rate. Excited for ultrasound appointment today! Still waiting to feel movement - should be soon!

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And if you're interested - here are progress pictures taken at 2, 3 & 4 months...

8 weeks, 13 weeks & 17 weeks

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