Thursday, April 17, 2014

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Do they? Do they really prefer blondes?

Well, gentlemen or not, most fellows dig Marilyn Monroe, but in this movie, Jane Russell gives her a run for her money!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

More polka dots

Just walking my dog and rocking some polka dots. That is all.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Stripes and Sabria

Yesterday, I got to meet my best friend's baby for the first time. Little Sabria was so adorable! She's three months old and very sweet and inquisitive. Sherrie lives in Virginia and is moving even farther away to Illinois soon. Luckily, her parents live close-ish to me so I know she'll be coming to visit relatively regularly, and I'll have to make it out to the Midwest too! I hate how so many of my favorite people live so far away. Ah well. She got an awesome new job and is living near Sabria's other grandparents so it's a good thing for their family.

Another good thing: This maxi dress. I went to Target to get maternity capri pants for work (didn't have them), and ended up with this really awesome striped maxi dress. It's not maternity, but like so many maxi dresses, it is bump friendly.

It's stretchy. It's comfortable. I love the uneven striped pattern, and it should still be awesome post-baby as well. (The little booger is kicking me so hard, my stomach moves on its own these days. That is so awesome to me!)

Danskos remain my go-to shoes. I bought Birkenstocks for my third trimester, but I'm working on breaking them in. I figure I need some roomy sandals for this summer.

Robert's been out of town on business, but he came back Saturday night, and Sunday morning he was able to feel the baby kick for the first time, and Sunday night I called him in to watch my belly move by itself. Exciting times, I tell you what!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Style Icon: Darlene Conner

Darlene was the smart-mouthed, smart-brained Conner kid on "Roseanne." She had long, messy hair and embraced '90s grunge full force.

Sometimes she was a little goth. Sometimes she was a little Kurt Cobain. Always, she was awesome.

The girl did denim-on-denim, and she did it well. Her jeans had holes. Her boots had stomp. 

And her boyfriend was a giant geek. (Hey Leonard! How's it going?) Have I mentioned her love of flannel? She really loved flannel. A lot of people loved flannel in the '90s. What happened to that? Let's bring that look back. Let's bring it back in the name of Darlene, style icon.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Pregnant lady pattern mixing

Well, hello there. 

I'm just walking around in my favorite maxi dress. This dress got so little play in my closet, and then I got knocked up, and now I'm wearing it all the time. 

I'm also pattern-mixing all the time, which didn't used to be my thing, but is now totally my thing.

Also my thing: Watermelon, flip flops, Cadbury Eggs and snuggling with my dog. Yes. Those things. Mine.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Chevron stripes and bad musicals

I wore this after a long day at work to go see a not-very-good musical. I was tired so I wanted to be crazy comfortable. I was also going out on the town so I wanted to look cute.

The top is thifted. I think it was only $2. It's not an official pregnant lady shirt, and it falls off my shoulders a lot, but I kind of like that. The pants were store-bought and they are my favorite pregnant-lady pants, but it's starting to get too hot for them (just when they were fitting perfectly!). The shoes are Isaac Mizrahi for Target, and I wore them on my wedding day. We had a very cost-efficient (and super fabulous) wedding.

So, yes, the musical was not great. "Ghost" should have stayed a movie in my opinion. We have season tickets, which is awesome, and it encourages us to go see shows we would not otherwise make it out to, but it also means sometimes we see shows that are not so good. Ah well, they can't all be winners! (Sidenote: Sunshine Dog is so adorable!)

Wednesday, April 9, 2014


So. Much. Gray.

Really, it's too much gray, but this outfit is also 100 percent second hand so that makes it awesome anyways. The pants were recently thrifted, and I was so stoked about it. Finding work-appropriate pregnant-lady pants at thrift stores has not been easy for me! The clogs I wore are from eBay. Oh clogs. Clogs, clogs, clogs. You are kind of ugly and very comfortable. These pants are kind of boring, but they fit my current body. The shirt? The shirt is what this outfit is about. All hail the shirt.

It is Anthropologie via eBay and has stripes and polka dots so obviously I had to buy it. It is not a pregnant-lady shirt, but it might as well be.

I discovered it still fit me in an early morning rampage of my closet. This rampage had an "I have nothing to wear!" theme. I had these mornings before I was pregnant too, so I can't really blame the new belly. These mornings end with me wearing whatever I have on at the last possible moment for me not to be late to work. Anyone else experience this phenomenon?