Weekly Round-Up + 6 Month Update!

  1. Quick Look: Feeling Neutral

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Suede and Shearling Coat: Zara (old, similar on sale HERE!) | Grey skinny jeans: Motherhood Maternity (and a non-maternity pair of my faves here)| Grey booties: Tibi (old, sold out) | Suede and Leather bag: Chloe Faye | Tissue Thin turtleneck: J. Crew

2. New In: Grown Up Uggs: Zara Sale Booties!

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Don’t get me wrong, there will ALWAYS be a place in life for UGGS…but sometimes you just want to feel a tad more sophisticated and pulled together– enter these suede and faux fur booties from Zara (originally over $100, picked up on sale for $50 HERE!)

3. Date-Night Look: Fur and Floral

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Fur Jacket: (faux), Zara (on sale now HERE!)| Dress: Urban Outfitters (from summer) | Black leather booties: Zara (on sale here as well!)

In an effort to keep date night alive and well, (before the little guy arrives in May!), we’ve been trying to do a mid-week dinner out together– I remixed one of my fave summer dresses, this 90s floral number I wore ALL THE TIME this summer (from Urban Outfitters)– I’m sure you guys have something similar in your closets! To winterize it, I paired it with black tights, pointy toe ankle boots, and a faux fur topper.

4. Grey Menswear Inspired Coat

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So what I have on here is your basic “I’m too lazy to actually get dressed/it’s pouring out” comfy outfit– leggings, a Nike hoodie and sneaks– but somehow, I felt way more pulled together topping it off with this long grey, menswear inspired coat from Forever 21– linked HERE. I kinda dig the juxtaposition (English teacher alert!) of the formal, minimalist coat, with the sporty vibe of the rest of this “outfit” (gigantic LOL).

5. 6 Month Bump Update!

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So this week we hit the 6 month mark– honestly, this whole pregnancy has just flown by!!! A lot of mamas have told me to “savor every moment” of the 9-10 months of carrying– but to tell you the truth, I kind of can’t wait for it to be over.  Obviously, I’m excited for the little dude to get here, but I’m also a person with ZERO patience, especially for inefficiency and not being 100% myself– I can’t wait to be able to run up stairs two at a time again without being winded; I miss my regular old skinny jeans; STOMACH SLEEPING has never seemed so far away before! Not to be complainy– I always feel guilty for not being one of those “I LOVE being pregnant” people– but I’m just not! Overall, I can’t really complain– it hasn’t been that bad– headaches and cramps the first trimester, dealing with clothes not fitting normally and the frustration of finding maternity jeans that work (post to come on my current faves– the Topshop “under the belly” ones seem to work best so far!)– but really, the second trimester has been all it’s cracked up to be– 90% of the time, I feel like normal self, just get tired more easily.  It’ll be interesting to see what the final three months hold for me!

Have a great week guys!

xo, ❤

Christine

 

 

Mix Must: Pointed toe Booties that ARE NOT BLACK!

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As I’m sure many of you do, I have a collection of more than a few pairs of black boots and booties (which each serve a different purpose, we swear, right!?).  Sometimes, though, you need a pair in the brown/camel/tan or in this case “rust” (fancy word for “brown with reddish undertones” lol) for pairing with dresses and bare legs when you don’t want such a stark contrast with the paleness of your fall/winter/early spring legs, or when you’re just not in the mood for black (rare, yes, but it happens). For these exact reasons, I’ve been wishlisting these exact Aldo booties, which are now marked down to 50% off from the original $120 price! Get em’ while they last! Linked HERE.

Enjoy!

xo, ❤

Christine

Look: New Year’s Eve 2015

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Gold Flecked Body-Con dress: Forever 21 | Black booties: Zara (sold out online, but a few pairs left in stores!)|Crossbody bag: Gucci Soho Disco|Moto Jacket: Mango (old)

Happy 2016 everyone! Hope you all were exactly where you wanted to be last night, with exactly who you wanted to be with. I know that I was– we went out to an early dinner (where I wore this look), then came home to snuggle up for a Harry Potter marathon– and I have to say, it was really nice NOT feeling hungover on New Year’s Day for once! Cheers to pregnancy!

Totally excited to see what this coming year brings us; I’ve always believed that life is half what you’re dealt, and half what you make of it– and that we need to develop a strong set of tools and life skills to make the best of every situation that comes our way.  So here’s to starting 2016 (the year we BECOME PARENTS!!!) on the brightest of positive notes<3

xo, ❤

Christine