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