A SPLASH OF PASTEL (MINT)

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

How did it get to be Wednesday again! Crazy! As usual I forgot about watching the Bachelor on Monday and still haven't had the chance to catchup. I actually downloaded ABC's phone app on my iPhone, so I can watch it from anywhere! It's pretty cool. Especially since I have forgotten about it since the season had begun. It's the only show I really keep up with on TV, and for some reason it just draws me in. I know it's silly and setup but still find it rather entertaining. It fills in the missing drama from my life. Onto my outfit now. I'm wearing a light grey blazer that I found at Marshalls a while back, paired with faded black jeans and for a hint of spring I added a pretty mint tee from the GAP. I'm ready for spring & warmth. I'm done with snow and the inability to keep my car clean even for a day. Booo. I find January / February the longest months of the year, there is not much to look forward to. The holiday's passed, my baby turned one, and just waiting for the warmer weather to start.




OUTFIT DETAILS 
{Blazer} Gibson Light Heather Grey Knit Blazer - Marshalls, recent 
{Tee} GAP Luxe Jersey Pocket Top - Get it here
{Jeans}  7 for All Mankind Roxanne Original Skinny Distressed Black Legging Jeans via Ebay
{Boots} Steve Madden Saxxy Boots in Cognac - Get it here
{Necklace} KVBijou Madison Necklace (mine was custom made with longer chain! Just ask her and she will make it like that for you!)  - Get it here

Linking up with the Pleated Poppy

EDGY MILITARY BOOTS & ZIG ZAG SWEATER

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Hardcore rock punk & military looks don't really come to mind when I think of myself.  For some time I've been loving the military boots trend but haven't had any luck finding a pair that would work for my skinny ankles.  Most shoes would gap too far & look silly on me.  However these Lucky Brand boots area  a tad higher than most and fully adjustable with the lace up detail on the front, and fit my skinny legs like a glove!  And just love this over sized sweater as well.  It's lightweight so will transition into the spring perfectly!  Oh and if you guys got any tips of how to get a baby to sleep, do tell.  Miss Emma has been waking up many times a night lately and sorta crying thru the night even in her sleep, sometimes even when I hold her. I even tried to bring her to my bed and she tosses and flip flops like a fish out on dry land.   And still cries out.  So this makes for one very tired mamma!  She is getting a few more teeth, but I'm wondering if she is just too spoiled!! I seriously can't wait till she can tell me what she needs or what is wrong.   That's all for now.  Have a happy Tuesday!



OUTFIT DETAILS 
{Sweater} BB Dakota Over-sized Boxy Honey Sweater in Clementine (50% off now, but I got mine at Dillard's at an even bigger sale!)  - Get it here Or Here
{Tank} GAP White Ribbed Tank (leftover & nice long one from my pregnancy)
{Jeans} Seven 7 for All Mankind Roxanne Original Skinny Distressed Black Legging Jeans via Ebay
{Boots} Lucky Brand Blossom Boots in Black (older)

JCREW HEART SWEATER

Monday, January 28, 2013

Is it really Monday again? Hope you all had a great weekend! I did, but very busy. Husband was busy with renovating our bathroom, and Sunday we had two guys doing tiling for us. Hopefully by the end of the week, it will be a functioning bathtub for Emma. I can't wait to stop having to carry her baby bathtub to our living her to give her a bath! Yay. And today I'm wearing bell bottoms. Yes bell bottoms! I used to love flare pants, and they can be quiet flattering and elongating! Paired it with a fitted JCrew sweater I got recently when they had extra 30% off clearance!


OUTFIT DETAILS 
{Sweater} Jcrew Intarsia Heart Sweater
{Jeans} JBrand Dark High Waist Flare Jeans
{Pumps} Guess Logo Pumps (very old!!)

A COZY SWEATER & BRIGHT PETAL SHELL

Friday, January 25, 2013

Happy Friday!   I'm a bit late with today's post so I will make it short .   Been too busy at home and at work to get my post ready on time.    And who would do such a thing as post at work anyways???   ;)  It's been freezing around here for the past couple of days, so all I wanted to do today is wear a nice warm big sweater.  I mean I rather would have stayed cuddled in bed with Emma, but for now I still have this thing called a job.    Hope you have a fantastic weekend and don't forget to link up!



OUTFIT DETAILS 
{Cardigan} Calvin Klein Long Open Cardigan (really old) 
{Shell} Ann Taylor Petal Sleeveless Shell (sold out online but check local stores or Ebay)
{Pants} Ann Taylor LOFT Black Skinny Ponte pants
{Boots} Steve Madden Intyce In Camel (mine is last years) - Get it here
{Necklace} Ann Taylor LOFT Goldtone Necklace (few years old)
FAVORITEFROCKPINKBIGLOGO

This is a weekly link-up party! I post the linky every Friday at 5:00AM, and you can add your favorite outfit post for the week! Hope that you will join me! :) Does not have to be a dress, just an outfit that made you feel like a million bux!  

How it works: 
1. You link your favorite outfit post to my post on Friday (link your a specific blog post, not your blog please)... 
2. You link back to me using my grab button below... (it's the nice thing to do!)
3. Try to check out as many linkers as possible and leave some comment love! 


Grab button: 

BLOG TITLE

FLOWERS, HEARTS & BOWS

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Today I got a little bit of everything: flowers, hearts, bows & metallics. It's been a while since I wore a dressy dress.  I got this LOFT dress right before the holidays at the LOFT when they had extra 60% off clearance items.   I was hesitant at first because it's black, and I'm not normally a black wearing person, but the pretty heart print got me.   And I hate to admit it but I've been drawn to black a bit lately!    The dress is a bit short so I'm wearing my ponte skinny pants underneath and since it's super freezing out I also added a cardigan sweater!   I actually wore this same outfit few weeks back when my husband and I went to a Trans-Siberian Orchestra Christmas concert!  I think I wore black boots though!  So not 100% the same!   



OUTFIT DETAILS 
{Cardigan} Ann Taylor LOFT Embellished Rosette Cardigan (2 years ago)
{Dress} Ann Taylor LOFT Heart Print Pleated Skirt Dress - Get it here
{Pants} Ann Taylor LOFT Skinny black ponte pants 
{Belt} Ann Taylor LOFT Metallic Bow Belt (Holiday '12, sold out online, but check stores)
{Boots} Lucky Brand Ethelda Boots - Get it here

PINK, MINT & LACE

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

I know what you are thinking.  I know you see the Christmas Tree in the background.  Yes I'm one of those people that keeps the tree around for a while!  :) On a completely different note, I think I could get used to someone else taking my outfit pictures! I wore this outfit on Saturday for my daughters 1st birthday party! I recently purchased this lace top from the LOFT and absolutely love it. It's a tad boxy but I think it looks great with skinny pants! I also wore some "arm candy" as some would refer too! Very unusual for me, but it was indeed a very special occasion! I even glittered up my nails with a bit of pink! Oh and Miss Emma had her 12 month checkup yesterday and she's doing great. I always go there with a pit in my stomach, since you just never know what they will tell you. She is close to 18lbs (5%) and 27 1/2" tall (10%). Weight was the same percentile last time, but she made a huge jump in height from 3% to 10%! Woot woot!!! So after all she may not be such a shortie!







OUTFIT DETAILS 
{Top}Ann Taylor LOFT 3/4 Sleeve Lace Top in Off White - Get it here
{Tank}GAP Light Turquoise Maternity tank (sold out, last years) - Similar
{Pants} JBrand 811 Mid-rise Skinny Jeans in Pink Peony (sold out via Piperlimer)
{Flats}Jcrew Factory Studded Suede Grey Ballet Flats (last years)
{Long Necklace} Rocklove Double Victorian Skeleton Key Necklace (w/ 24" chain) - Get it here
{Short Necklace} Samantha Faye Silver Bow Necklace - Get it here or Get it here
{Bracelets} Jcrew Factory Stone Stretch Bracelet, Pandora Charm Bracelet, Tiffany Heart Charm Bracelet, Mythologie White Bangle Bracelet from TJMaxx, Cape Code Bangle Bracelet 
{Nail-polish} OPI You Glitter Be Good to Me (Breast Cancer Awareness Color!) 

Linking up with the Life of a Not So Ordinary Wife & The Pleated Poppy! 

A PINK & RED BIRTHDAY PARTY

Monday, January 21, 2013

Birthday party for Miss Emma was lots of fun and a big success!  Everyone loved the food and had fun!  I'm exhausted but it was all worth it!  Enjoy a few pictures from Emma's 1st Birthday! The theme was red / pink hearts & polka dots!  I sorta lucked out with Valentine's Day since pink red and heart printed stuff is everywhere! We have tons of leftover food & it's really not helping my New Years back to healthy eating diet much.  I made cupcakes for the first time in my life & it was pretty easy!  I made them with butter-cream frosting, and my husband loved them!  I really enjoyed decorating them too!  Can't wait to do it with Emma some day.     Today is another big day for us, Emma has her 12 month checkup and we get to find out what she weighs / height.   She's been around the 5% since 4 months old, so hopefully she didn't slip.  But looking at her I think we'll be OK, she looks healthy!   She is also getting shots this morning, which just breaks my heart.    She's not too bad with them but still it hurts to see my baby cry.  Those big crocodile tears!  I promise I'll stop bombarding you guys with baby pictures for a while now, but in the meantime enjoy these.   














CASUAL BLING & I'VE GOT THE BLUES

Friday, January 18, 2013

Today's post will be short & sweet! I'm running around like a mad woman. Emma's birthday party is tomorrow and I still have tons of prep to do! It's hard getting it all done while watching her! But I rather spend time with her than clean any day :). So hope you guys have a great weekend and don't forget to link up below!

Oh and if you get a moment don't forget to keep voting  for me here to be top mommy blogger !  Even if you voted already you can do it once every 24 hours!  Pretty please :) Click HERE to vote!!  Thank you!! It's so close!!!!!




OUTFIT DETAILS 
{Cardigan} Banana Republic Silk Blend V Neck Cardigan in blue (about 3 years old) 
{Tank} GAP Sequin Navy Tank (sold out, but recent) - Get it here
{Jeans} JBrand Dark Wash Skinny Jeans (via TJMaxx)
{Flats}Lucky Brand Emmie 2 Leopard Flats
{Necklace}Bonnie's CZ Style Bow Necklace (mine is really old, but this looks identical) - Get it here
 
FAVORITEFROCKPINKBIGLOGO

This is a weekly link-up party! I post the linky every Friday at 5:00AM, and you can add your favorite outfit post for the week! Hope that you will join me! :) Does not have to be a dress, just an outfit that made you feel like a million bux!  

How it works: 
1. You link your favorite outfit post to my post on Friday (link your a specific blog post, not your blog please)... 
2. You link back to me using my grab button below... (it's the nice thing to do!)
3. Try to check out as many linkers as possible and leave some comment love! 


Grab button: 

BLOG TITLE

EMMA'S BIRTHDAY DAY

Thursday, January 17, 2013

We had a great day yesterday with munchkin.   Here are a few pictures :)   Her birthday gift from us was one of those Pottery Barn Kids Anywhere chairs & she loves it!  Will be back tomorrow with regularly scheduled fashion posts! 








MY PREEMIE IS ONE YEAR OLD

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Wow.  It's finally here.  My baby girl has turned one year old.  At 12:42am exactly a year ago, at just 2lb 12oz, my baby-girl took her first breath in the outside world.   I still can't believe it.   And I'm surprised at how emotionally charged today is.   I'm happy and sad at the same time.   It's really weird.   I think it partially has to do with her being a preemie.  There is just something about reliving "that day".   I'm tearing up left and right and just hope I can keep myself together for her party!  Her birthday is not suppose to be for another two month.    To be honest her birthday was the worst & scariest day of my life. It's the day we nearly lost her and me.  I got rushed into an emergency C section, not knowing if she would be OK. I remember waking up in sheer panic wanting to know if she was alright.  Just a scary scary day.  The next few days were a blur, I was on so many drugs.  Two days later I met my princess and things felt a little better.  I remember seeing her for the first time.  I could not believe how tiny she was.  I got to hold her and she was light as feather! Skinny tiny little thing.   I felt very guilty and angry for months for not being able to carry her full term.  What was wrong with me and why didn't my body work the way it's suppose to?   I googled till the cows came home.  Researching and trying to find out what I did wrong, always coming up empty handed. I wanted to find answers and a cause.  But in reality it's just one of those things.  Something went wrong somewhere and I will never get a cause or reason. As my Dr. put it is just something random.  My placenta came back fine, I have no clotting disease, everything was seemingly fine.   A year full of ups and down, many challenges, but indeed a very happy ending.    We have a beautiful 1 year old, who is super healthy,  small but full of energy and beautiful smiles.  Gosh we are so so lucky.  I thought long and hard about what to write but I think there is nothing more telling than pictures.   So here is our first year in pictures!  Happy Birthday my sweet little princess!   Mommy and daddy love you more than anything in this world!


















Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...