Thursday, August 28, 2014

Maternity Skirt

I have to dress professional every day for work, which has started to make things difficult now that I am wearing maternity clothes. I wish more than anything I could throw on yoga pants or a maxi dress, but it's just not appropriate for my job. I saw this look on Pinterest and I really love the skirt! I have no idea where to find this skirt and thought maybe making a few maternity skirts would be a better option.
 
I have found Megan Nielson patterns to be the trendiest of the limited number of maternity sewing patterns out there. I think this skirt would be super easy to make and would probably fit me better than something I might buy.
 
I bought a "staple" black knit pencil skirt, so I am good there, but I like the idea of a print or bright color like pink. I think these could transition into fall with tights. Ugh, tights! The thought of wearing tights with a bump sounds terrible. If you have any recommendations, I will gladly take them!
 

Maternity Skirt

I'll be sure to post if I go through with this sewing project! It has been SO long since I have sewn anything. I'm ready for a project!

 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Wednesday Wishlist

Wednesday Wishlist
Some of my favorites for the upcoming fall season!
 
I'm really into mules for this fall and think they are a perfect transition shoe that can work both in the office and the weekends. I like these sleek black ones from TopShop or Nordstrom.
Such a great deal for both jackets! Leopard jacket and BB Dakota knit and leather jacket.
Being pregnant, I think this knit skirt could work really well for me and if not, I think I could make something similar to fit. I fell in love with this Zara zippered bucket bag immediately! I know I am late to the trend, but I think it's time to add some camo to my closet and this J.Crew factory Tee seems perfect. I'm a little behind on the wool hat trend too. I'm not sure how often I would wear it, but at H&M prices, it wouldn't matter!   
 

 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Wednesday Wishlist: leather

Wednesday Wishlist

1. BB Dakota 2. Hunter Bell 3. Hunter Bell

Last year I regretted not buying a black knit dress with leather sleeves I saw in an outlet for a great price and then never saw again. I even considered making the dress, but never got around to it. This year I am IN LOVE with this blue Hunter Bell dress! I love the leather sleeves and hemline too! It's part of her fall collection, so it should be online and in stores soon. I really love the BB Dakota dress too! I went to try it on in a bigger (than my normal) size, but am debating whether or not to buy. It may not fit me in a few months when I am ready to wear it this fall. I'm on the hunt for a similar maternity pattern that I can alter though and add the leather sleeves. I'm also really loving the asymmetric leather hemline of #3. I love the look of leather trims, as sometimes all over leather can be unflattering. Besides the basic leather jacket, are you adding leather pieces to your closet this fall?

Monday, August 4, 2014

For the Home: Brights

Brights

I mostly follow fashion blogs, but I started following a few home interior blogs and I love all the ideas and products! Here are some of my favorite bright colored home d├ęcor items.

Friday, August 1, 2014

This Week in Pics

The past week has been a fun and busy one for us!
Messy room/ little baby bump. This was last week at 17 weeks pregnant. I swear it's much bigger this week!
Last weekend we went on our annual canoe trip. Every year is a lot of fun, I can even say I had fun this year being the only totally sober person/driver! We went to Blues Canoes in Edinburgh, IN. It's less than a 30 minute drive from Indy!


Produce from my garden!! All the rain we have had has really helped!
 
My new favorite salad to make for lunch! So easy to chop up (cucumbers, tomatoes, olives, onion, banana peppers, and salami. So good, tossed with a little red wine vinegar and lemon juice!

The most exciting part of the week was our ultra sound on Wednesday. It was really neat to see the baby move and all the growing body parts. My current guess is a girl, but Dan thinks maybe a boy.

Along with the ultrasound, we celebrated 3 years of marriage on Wednesday. We decided to grill steaks and had shrimp cocktail as an appetizer. Did you know you can buy St. Elmo's famous cocktail sauce?!? We bought ours at the Fresh Market in Broad Ripple, but you can also get it at Goose the Market.
 
 

 
It's a tradition for us to buy a wedding cake topper each year, since we didn't save ours the first year. I like to try different flavors. This year I ordered a strawberry cake with strawberry filling and cream cheese frosting. It's seriously amazing!!! If you need a cake, look into 111 Cakery downtown on 16th street.
 
This is a terrible picture, but for our anniversary, we got a new bed and bedding. I love it! We still have a lot to work on in this room, but the nursery has taken precedent. My sister bought me a Snoogle (pregnancy pillow). I haven't used it yet, but probably need to soon! I have heard great things about it!


 
This is one of 5 dresses that I have been rotating and that still fits well. It's easy to dress up or down. I actually bought the floral dress that is hanging too, so add that to the bunch. You will probably hear this a lot from me, but pregnancy has not been fun in terms of shopping and fashion. It's a huge challenge that has already left me in tears a few times and I imagine will even more as I get bigger. I usually dress for the latest trends and have lots of my own ideas, but maternity fashion is really just basics. It's all very classic and mostly boring (in my opinion). Dressing for a growing body and weight gain just plain sucks. There, I said it! That being said, I am trying to be positive and remember that this won't be forever and to make the most of it. I'll keep you posted as I transition into real maternity clothes and not just clothing in a bigger size.
 
Hope you all had a great week too! Happy Friday!