Tuesday, April 21, 2015

outfit post: pink drapey cardigan, navy & pink jersey dress, black pumps

Inspiration - Zooey Deschanel

Monday was my first day back at the office after three months of maternity leave! I enjoyed getting back into the swing of things at work and feeling productive. But I did miss my cute little buddy and her sweet chubby cheeks.

I wore this outfit for my first day back which I also wore when I was nine months pregnant! It was the only non-maternity dress that made it through my whole pregnancy. I love this dress because of how stretchy and forgiving the jersey fabric is. It has a great faux wrap detail that adds some floaty layers around the mid-section right where I need it. Wish Land's End had more in stock so I could buy it in another pattern!

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Friday, April 17, 2015

outfit post: purple boho dress, jean jacket, sandals

Inspiration - Jamie Chung

I have been living in this dress since I picked it up from Target a few weeks ago. I've seriously been wearing it 3-4 times a week. Eep. But it's been such great everyday dress for the hot Florida weather. I really like how it has a high enough neckline for my big chest and how the a-line layers float away from my body. Nice for mid-section camouflage.

And I wore it non-stop on vacation. Bathing suit cover up? Casual dinner outfit? Hanging out in the hotel room? Check check and check!

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  • Purple print boho dress - Mossimo Target
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Atlantis vacation picture in front of crystal sculpture just outside of the casino.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

outfit post: orange layered tank, white cropped jeans, brown wedges

Inspiration - Eva Longoria

In addition to the tunic and maxi dress I mentioned purchasing for vacation yesterday - I also bought this layered tank and double strand pendant necklace from Banana Republic. The tank is really flattering in how it flows away from the body with cool three panels layered in the back and draping long enough to cover my bum.

And I was surprised how much I liked the necklace and wore it as much as I could on our trip. It has a really nice weight to it so the layers don't get tangled and I really liked how the pendants have a geometric masculine feel.

I wore this outfit with wedges to the casino to play blackjack and with flats to walk around )with the hubby & baby in stroller) through all the really cool aquariums. Really loved the predator tunnel with sharks swimming overhead - pictured below!

Goals - Week 5 & 6 update:

  1. Start eating healthier & walking lots - 
    • Eating healthier: Eating on Vacation was irregular - some really good healthy steamed fish or sushi type meals and other dripping with sauce BBQ sandwiches. Since we have been back I have been cooking a lot of super healthy meals so my eating has been really good.
    • Walking lots: On vacation our room was at the furthest end of the property so it took 2,000 steps to go to a main area and back (thanks fitbit!) and because we did that multiple times a day - I broke 10K steps or much higher every day we were there. Since we've been back I've also made sure to beat 10K steps everyday. I want to make the most of this week because it is my last one of maternity leave - I don't know what my available time for long walks with the babe will be as of Monday...
    • Weight: 
      • Weight lost this week - loss 4 lb (over 2 weeks)
      • Total weight lost - 6.8 lb 
      • 24.2 to go. :)
  2. Post at least 3x a week-
    • Post 3x: Success!
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Predator tunnel!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

outfit post: pink floral v-neck lilly maxi, wedges

Inspiration - Lilly Pulitzer

Last week our little family headed over to Atlantis in the Bahamas to take advantage of my second to last week of maternity leave. We had a wonderful time and the tiny human did great - both with her first time flying and with the new environment. This week I'm going to share some of the outfits I wore on vacation. I hope you enjoy!

Before the trip, as I attempted to pack, I tried on some of my favorite beachwear from my closet but frustratingly everything was uncomfortably or inappropriately tight because of the baby weight I'm still carrying. So annoying. I already knew I was going to be self-conscious in beach clothes and bathing suits at this higher weight so to counteract that feeling I decided to treat myself to a few 'nice' larger sized pieces before the trip that I knew that I would feel good wearing. Vacation is so much more relaxing and enjoyable when you are comfortable in your own skin!

I went to the Lilly Pulitzer store and bought this maxi and a blue tunic - both of which are bright and fun and most importantly actually fit! (Although my nursing boobs are so huge - they are a little ridiculous in everything I wear.) Mission success! I loved wearing my new purchases and think that I will be able to tailor them a touch when I get smaller so that they still fit.

One night while we were there we got a babysitter and I wore this dress with my highest wedges to go to dinner at Nobu (yum!) and then to watch a pretty funny comedy show. (I also carried a cream light knit cardigan because the a/c was frigid in some parts of the resort.)

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Baby girl's first plane ride!

And just for fun - here are affiliate links to her outfit:

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