Wednesday, August 27, 2014

One Month

My little peanut is one month old!  The time has flown already and she is growing by the day.

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Mom and Ava went out for a ladies lunch today, so we got dolled up in our girlie dresses (mine – dress, ASOS. shoes, Steve Madden.  hers – Target) and headed out.

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She didn’t seem so thrilled with her look at first..

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but then it grew on her!

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Later in the day, we relaxed with cuddles and nap time.

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

1 Top, 2 Ways

I love this bright blue cami (the Limited) – easy to wear casual, dressy, work, or home. I wore it two ways recently, both ways a little dressy.

1) Blue Cami – paired with a print skirt.  This top would work perfectly with a pencil skirt, mini, or even a maxi.  Tucked in or left out, heels or flats, it all works!

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2) Blue Cami – paired with skinny jeans and blazer.  Layering is always a great option for camis.  This top would work great with a cardigan, blazer, or deep v-neck sweater.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Easy Accessory

While I’m quite thankful that Fall isn’t upon us yet, there are times even in these summer days that the inside air conditioned temps require some additional layers.  Instead of a boring old cardigan, why not layer on a vibrant scarf?  It’s an easy and unique way to incorporate both style and functionality.  With so many ways to wear it, you can continue to change up the look with minimal effort!

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Check out these great scarf options!

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Boutique Shopping

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I’m embracing summer with this navy and gold dress from Uptown Girl boutique in Montgomery, OH.  I love online shopping as well as some basic department store shopping, but my favorite shopping trips of all time are small boutique shops in local neighborhoods.  Montgomery, O’Bryanville, and Madeira are some of my favorite areas in Cincinnati.

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Ava is rocking some animal print in her little pink and yellow giraffe outfit today.

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

My Birthday Suit

Just kidding!  Not my birthday suit, but yes – it is my birthday!  The last time I wore this dress was last year on my birthday, and while this year I’m not doing anything except spending the day at home with my princess, I wanted to try on my birthday dress and see if it would still fit.  Low and behold, less than 3 weeks after baby – it does!  Granted it’s not fitting exactly like I would like it too… certainly much tighter in a certain spot or two… but either way it was fun just to try it on and be able to say it fit.

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Other blue dress looks:

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As for spending the day with my little one, I couldn’t ask for a better birthday present. It’s been an amazing and beautiful feeling to be so needed – not scary like I may have thought in the past. I love being a mom already and can’t wait to see her bloom into her own unique person.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Babydoll

I’m not exactly at the age where I can get away with a ton of babydoll dresses anymore… but this one I still adore and think it works.  Even though it’s fairly short and ruffly (yep, I just made up that word…), the dark tone and small pattern gives enough sophistication that someone over the age of 18 can get away with it.

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the brands… dress: Forever XXI. shoes: Fergie

Monday, August 11, 2014

Summer Print Dress

Yay! So excited to start getting into some of my old summer dresses again! Granted, the majority of my days are still spent in workout clothing (love me some yoga pants), but little by little I’m trying to get into some of my pre-baby clothing too. I’m loving the ability to have a waistline that is not an empire waist!

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I also love summer dresses because of their versatility.  Check out these 2 fabulous Topshop dresses below and accessories to dress up or down (which can work with either dress!).  Whether you’re going out for the evening or just out for a casual day, you can’t go wrong!

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Brands/Links from left… Graphic Dress: Topshop. Tennis Shoes: Converse. Yellow Handbag: Zara. Stud Cuff: Forever XXI. Palm Print Dress: Topshop. Stilettos: Zara. Clutch: Vince Camuto. Gold Harness Bracelet: Lulus.

Meanwhile… this little one is certainly keeping me busy!  The majority of our days are spent on the couch cuddling and feeding.  She’s not a big crier, but she seriously does not like to sleep much at all – if she does, it’s during the day and she has to be on mommy’s chest…  not very convenient to say the least.  Let’s hope sleeping improves before I go back to work!!

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