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Waaay Up!

off the shoulder top and jeansIt’s time to have a serious conversation. I need new jeans. I am still hanging on to my old Express jeans from college. I mean they are lovely but I want fancy, big girl jeans. The issue with jeans is you have to go to the store and try them on and make sure they fit perfectly and the whole song and dance. I prefer online shopping because it never involves fitting rooms, or salespeople.

But I must bite the bullet and go shop for jeans.

What are your favorite jeans brands? What jeans do you hate?? I’ll take your tips with me shopping!IMG_3686


off the shoulder top and jeans

off the shoulder top

off the shoulder top and jeansShoes: J. Crew Factory (love these) | Jeans: Express (OLD) | Top: Amazon | Sunnies: Amazon (similar)

The Story of the Alleyway

Graphic tee and pencil skirtSo here’s the thing. I would be lying if I didn’t admit that I miss NYC every single day. I miss my friends desperately, I miss the familiarity, and I really miss getting everything delivered. This going to the store business is for the birds. But I am slowly getting used to my new life, and occasionally cool things happen that tell me that even if Richmond isn’t where I want to be right now, it is where I am supposed to be.

So, when I got married (in Richmond) my photographer shot some great portraits of me and my wedding party in a random alley. It made for great photos — see below:

ruffle collar wedding gown

modern-chic-wedding_716Well you guys, I ended up moving to an apartment — literally — right next to this alley. So random, right?! So of course I HAD to do a shoot here, and show also Hannah. (Note: Hannah was so impressed by the alley that she fell asleep.)


graphic tee and pencil skirt

graphic teeSkirt: Victoria’s Secret (similar) | Top: Etsy | Shoes: Necessary Clothing (similar) | Sunnies: Urban Outfitters (love these)

Style After Baby

post baby styleGetting dressed post baby is a challenge. You don’t quite fit into your pre-pregnancy clothes yet, and you’re sick of wearing the same tired maternity outfits you wore on repeat during the last trimester.

For me, it is my newly acquired pregnancy booty that is keeping me out of my pre-pregnancy pants and skirts. I’m still trying to decide if my new butt is really so bad. It definitely needs some major toning, but maybe I’ll just buy new pants…

Anyway, I have been staying true to my maternity dresses (and pajamas, let’s be honest) in the first few weeks since Hannah’s debut. This one was my absolute favorite. My old boss actually gave it to me after her pregnancy. It is the best most comfortable, breezy, cute dress ever. I think it looks just as good without the bump.

post baby style

post baby style

post baby styleShoes: Necessary Clothing (love these) | Dress: Asos (love this one) | Sunglasses: Amazon

Woah Belly!

pregnancy styleMy belly has reached new levels of gigantic as I enter the home stretch of this pregnancy. I worry deeply about whether my stomach can recover from this extensive level of abuse but I can’t WAIT to meet my little daughter and give her a million kisses!

I also love this dress from Isabella Oliver. It might be my very favorite maternity dress to date. I am sad I discovered them so late in the game because I would have loved to wear more of their dresses!

pregnancy style

pregnancy style

pregnancy style

pregnancy styleShoes: J. Crew Factory (similar) | Dress: Isabella Oliver (c/o) | Jacket: J. Crew 

East Coast Mama

pregnancy styleComfort and cuteness is hard to attain when eight months pregnant. But I partnered with Oh Baby Chic who has the cutest maternity tees that also happen to be the softest material ever. The great thing is you can dress their tees up or down — I’m addicted.

pregnancy style

pregnancy style

pregnancy styleShoes: Nasty Gal, love these | Pants: H&M Maternity | Tee: Oh Baby Chic | Blazer: H&M

Welcome, Spring!

pregnancy styleA major milestone happened this week. I was able to go TIGHTS FREE. This is my favorite time of year. I love freeing myself from the constraints of tights.

pregnancy style


pregnancy style

pregnancy styleDress: Asos Maternity | Shoes: Kate Spade (similar) | Clutch: Clare Vivier (similar) | Necklace: J. Crew Factory (similar)

End of Winter Layers

winter maternity styleThis top has gotten me through the winter. It is warm, structured enough to conceal the bump and it goes with everything! The downside? It is dry clean only, and I spill something on it every single time I wear it. Also, can we talk about my new Jord watch for just one second? It is made from solid wood, is super cute, and it smells really good. I know that is weird, but the fresh wood smells so nice! IMG_1994 winter maternity style winter maternity style jord watch Shoes: J. Crew Factory (love these) | Pants: H&M Maternity | Top: C. Wonder (now closed, but love this one) | Coat: H&M | Watch: Jord (c/o)

End of Winter Brights

maternity styleOh hey, it’s your favorite puffy-faced pregnant friend checking in to tell you that I’ve officially broken out my spring colors. I just can’t bear to wear another black sweater!

winter maternity style

winter maternity styleShoes: Piperlime | Dress: C. Wonder (now closed, but this one is similar) | Coat: J. Crew Factory | Bag; Persifor: (old, but love her new ones)

Bump, meet The Internet

winter maternity styleYou guys, we have a lot to cover in this post. First, I’m pregnant! Yayayayayay! To answer your FAQs:

  • She’s a girl.
  • She’s due in late June.
  • We have a name but it’s not ready to be shared on the Internet just yet.
  • No, we aren’t moving.
  • Yes, we have a room for her (and a bathroom, too!).
  • I feel fine :) just tired, and really out of breath.
  • Matt is just as excited as me and super supportive!

Also, this post was supposed to coming to you from our fabulous Charleston babymoon. But the day we were supposed to leave our flight got cancelled due to ‘weather’ and wouldn’t be rescheduled for another two days. So we had to cancel the whole thing. It was such a bummer!! But we quickly remembered we live in NYC and can have a fun staycation, too. Even if it’s flippin’ FREEZING!

Okay, that’s all for now!

winter style

winter maternity style

winter style

winter styleBoots: LL Bean | Dress: Zara | Coat: Zara | Scarf: Zara | Gloves: Urban Outfitters