Monday, October 13, 2014

Cuyana Cape (See Jane Wear)

Cuyana cape (c/o), Zara striped top, rag & bone jeans, Cuyana clutch (c/o),
Vince Camuto over the knee boots,
Saint Laurent sunglasses 
Capes are such a great way to look put-together with minimal effort.  Now that I think of it, I've never seen someone wear a cape who doesn't look completely chic.  This Cuyana cape is soft, oversized, and perfect for draping--it begs to be worn in the fall.

Cuyana believes in a 'less is more' mentality--one that I'm sure we could all try to adopt into our lives.  As I get older and grow my family, it's definitely a lifestyle that calls to me.  There's so much *stuff* out there and believe me, it's tempting (and as a blogger, I'm always looking for something new!).  Yet, if you're anything like me, no matter how much you have, you gravitate towards the same pieces in your closet over and over (I carry this bag of theirs constantly!).  With pieces like these, though, you'll want to wear them again and again.

**this post is sponsored but all opinions are my own.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

My 1/2 Year With Harry (See Jane Reflect)

Some of my favorite recent snaps of Harrison Stevens

Harry will be six months old on Thursday; WHERE has the time gone?  Thinking about the past six months brings on a flurry of emotions:

I think about how he was born a little early and how scared I was when he was just a little guy (5lb 13 oz).

I think about how sad I was when my parents were supposed to come into town to meet him on his birthday, but couldn't because my dad had just been hospitalized for cancer complications.

I think about how happy I am that I went back to Ohio when he was just a month old so that he could meet my dad/his Popieux.

I think about how silly I was when I put so much pressure on myself about Harry's weight gain and breastfeeding (he's growing and thriving!).

I think about how he made my family smile during the darkest period of our lives, as my dad continued to decline in the hospital and eventually transitioned to hospice.

I think about how I told my dad the day before he passed that I would always honor him by raising Harry to be respectful, love God and his family--just like he raised his children.

I think about how Harry, though won't remember meeting his Popieux, will most definitely know all about him.

I think about how Harry's big, beautiful eyes are still blue.  Is that you, Dad?

Monday, October 6, 2014

Deep V-Neck Sweater (See Jane Wear)

Zara sweater (similar), Zara striped top, 7 for all mankind jeans (old but similar), Manolo Blahnik pumps, Saint Laurent sunglasses, Mansur Gavriel bag
I won't wax on and on about how fantastic fall is, but really, how great are the first few weeks?  It's just crisp enough outside (but you don't need a coat) and there's an invigorating feeling in the air that definitely seems to dissipate as winter begins.  I know it's cliche, but boy, I love fall.