Thursday, October 11, 2012

Adults Only

A few nights ago, thanks to my lovely husband volunteering to take care of the critter, I was able to make it out for happy hour (albeit a brief one). "Happy hour" these days usually means the hour at which my baby becomes inconsolable and screams for a good while. This "happy hour" phenomenon, otherwise known as "unhappy hour," is apparently popular with babies the world over. ANYHOW, I skipped out on Sylvie's happy hour for one that included adults, cocktails, red lips, and of course, fabulous booties! 

Leather Jacket: Kenneth Cole
Dress: Liz Lange Maternity for Target (one word: ruching!)
Booties: Rosegold
Bag: Emma Fox
Glasses: Banana Republic

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


I've been thinking about transitions a lot lately. Having a baby will do that to a person! After 9 long months, baby Sylvie Dalia transitioned to the outside world, increasing our family head count by 50% and increasing the love exponentially. 'Tis the season of transition: summer is transitioning to autumn, and Aaron and I are transitioning to parenthood (although transition tends to imply a period of time in which one is able to make adjustments; parenthood is quite the opposite...suddenly this little tiny baby's life is thrust into your hands, immediately after a long labor and no sleep!).

I've been thinking about this post for quite some time, but actually finding time to clean up and dress up in the presence of another person (to take photos) has presented itself to be an incredible challenge! I found myself changing a poopy diaper in this white dress right before we shot a few photos...luckily, I (believe) I came out of it unscathed. You'll also notice that we were only able to go as far as my doorstep to take pictures--couldn't leave the bambina on her own! 

I've done a summer-to-fall outfit transition using the same centerpiece (white dress). Though I love colors and patterns, it's nice to have a few neutral pieces in my wardrobe to play with.

I'm learning to dress my post-baby body; please be forgiving, folks! I hope you all are doing well and I cannot tell you how happy I am to be back in the blogosphere!

Dress: Xhiliration
Blue Necklace: Maya & Ruhi
Maroon Platform Sandals: Jeffrey Campbell (borrowed from my good friend and neighbor, Jess Liu, who happens to happily wear a size 7.5 as well!)
Maroon Bag: Deux Luxe, last seen here

2nd Outfit: 
Sweater: GAP (scored for $5 at the Treasure Island Flea Market), last seen here
White & Bronze Bag: Elaine Arsenault
Brown Booties: H & M

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Sunday Stripes

Nothing much to report here...just, you know, FREAKING OUT that we are now less than four weeks away from baby's due date. Sitting in a 7-hour intensive birth class yesterday didn't do much in the way of pacifying the psyche...

This morning we had a plethora of errands to run, so we decided to power up at Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen before facing the insanity one knows as Trader Joe's on a weekend. 

I'm wearing my new Frye boots that I purchased at Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale. I've kept the catalog at my nightstand for weeks, and most nights before bed I would sneak a peek at these boots. It had been months since I had bought myself anything new, and I was counting the days until I could buy these! They are the most comfortable boots ever; it's all I can do not to sleep in them! The dress was one of my first maternity purchases; I'm surprised I haven't posted it before now. It's very comfy and I feel like I've worn it a thousand times, but I really didn't want to throw down too much cash on my maternity wardrobe

Anyhow, hope you all had a nice weekend!! 

One last note, I wanted to give a quick shout out and thank you to Teal of Expecting Chic, who recently posted on her wonderfully cute & candid blog a snapshot of a few pregnant bloggers, including moi! Check out her site for a great style & parenting blog!

Boots: Frye
Dress: Liz Lange Maternity for Target
Cardi: H&M 
Bag: Big Buddha (meant to swap it out, but forgot!)
Sunglasses: Jimmy Choo

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Tahoe & T- 6 weeks!

Why is it that 6 weeks away sounds so much scarier than 7 weeks away? I can't figure it out either. But this past Friday was 6 weeks from my due date... YIKES! 

Aaron and I took a 5-day trip to Lake Tahoe to experience  some of what you folks who don't live in the Bay Area call "summer." What a phenomenon! Sun, heat, bathing suits, sandy feet... glorious! Not to mention getting away from work for a few days to spend some quality time with each other before you-know-who arrives and demands all of our attention. Of course, I absolutely cannot wait for that day, but in the meantime, it was nice to have some 1 on 1 time with the hubs. 

I had high aspirations of making this post a montage of outfits from the weekend, but let me tell you, this is the only outfit that should be seen! For any of you who believe I take the time to put myself together every day, thank you for your faith in me, but rest assured--most days I am tired and a wee bit raggedy. I did clean myself up Thursday night for a date night (dinner & a comedy show). Never underestimate the ease and comfort of a maxi dress and a belt when pregnant!

Speaking of moms and babies... so cute! I couldn't help myself.

Dress: Loveapella (purchased off HauteLook)
Shoes: Enzo Angiolini (these gladiators are ancient and stretched out and uncomfortable...but I can't part with them)
Bag: Big Buddha

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Showers & Serpents

Ever build your outfit around an accessory? Say a ring maybe? What else is a girl to do when she receives her new Amrita Singh serpent ring in the mail (purchased off HauteLook for something like 80% off the original price!)?

I found myself dressing for my baby shower (hooray!) and having nothing new to wear...I know, I know, this falls right into that "First World problems" category! I just hadn't had any time to shop, and I certainly didn't want to spend a fortune on a dress for my last couple months of pregnancy. SO! I pulled out an "oldie but goodie" simple black non-maternity dress out of my closet so I could accessorize the hell out of it (translation: so I could wear gold, gold, gold & my new serpent ring!). 

This outfit is certainly not spectacular, but hey, it's what I've got to offer at 33 weeks pregnant! 

A special thank you to all of my lovely friends who attended my shower yesterday and "showered" me (and baby) with so many amazing gifts. Let me tell you, I am going to have one stylish little girl! And, I want to thank my mother for flying in from CO for the big day and for spending the weekend helping me prep for the little one's arrival! There's nothing better than having one's mother all to herself for a whole weekend!


Dress: Vertigo Paris
Studded Gold Belt: Michael Kors
Shoes: 9 West (OLD!)
Ring: Amrita Singh

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Lace and Stripes (and a little heavy metal)

Last Thursday night I went to the flagship Banana Republic store here in San Francisco for the launch event of their new Trina Turk collaboration. The designer herself was there, rocking a fabulous pageboy haircut (think Anna Wintour, but less frightening) and looking super chic. The event was a little chaotic, and since I can't fit into any of the clothes right now, I didn't last too long. However, it did inspire me to make an effort in my appearance that day! 

My friend Karly, who does marketing & web design for this cool salon in the ever-hip Austin (Birds Barbershop), told me that the new look in hair is this side swept bulky long bangs sort of deal. So I gave it a go. I actually really like it (save the pesky piece that kept falling in my face), but haven't been able to pull it off again since last week, despite my efforts. Hey, I've never claimed to be good at doing my hair!

I didn't realize until late in the day that pretty much my entire outfit was H&M. And of course the $5 GAP cardigan at bought at a flea market. Gotta love inexpensive outfits!

I know this is not a flattering picture, but I think it's hilarious!

Ring I want from Banana... I'll have to go back to buy!

Top: H & M Mama
Skirt: H & M 
Booties: H & M
Blue Shoes: Guess 
Cardi: GAP
Necklace: Gift 

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Ruching Is a Girl's Best Friend (Forget the Diamonds!)

I'm still squeezing into my Frock! by Tracy Reese non-maternity dress, though this may have been the last time until munchkin arrives. All I have to say is, thank the heavens for some serious ruching! 

Last night we celebrated the civil wedding of our dear friends Sara and Remy (yet another wedding between a player & coach from my old soccer team, Trouble United). We're sadly missing their "real" wedding in Mexico, so at least we were able to toast them last night!

With my baby daddy

The wedding cake, and its fabulous customized cake topper, handmade by the lovely and talented Linda Huang

I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday weekend!

Dress: Frock! by Tracey Reese
Green Studded Bag: Kenneth Cole
Booties: Chelsea Crew
Earrings & Necklace: H&M 

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Summer Brights & Date Nights

Hello strangers! I know it has been a while since I've posted... I must admit I'm eating my words! I thought dressing cute & blogging while pregnant would be a breeze. The reality is that most mornings it's all I can do just to get to work, much less put together a blog-worthy ensemble. SO! There you have it. I hope you will be generous and overlook my white legs, my tired eyes, my wrinkled blouse, my messy hair. :) 

I was able to sneak in a date night with Aaron, and feeling sassy, I actually managed to wear some tall wedges during the whole date, no flip flops stashed in my purse. I'm happy to report, there were no mishaps, no twisted ankles. It's the small victories in life, isn't it? 

Showing off the bump

Blouse: Esely
Skirt: H&M
Jacket: Collection by Bernardo
Shoes: Seychelles
Bracelets: Amrita Singh
Bag: Big Buddha