Friday, August 29, 2014

My Favorite Work Bag (See Jane Wear)

F21 sweater (similar), Madewell shorts (similar), J Crew heels (similar), 3.1 Phillip Lim bag,
Ray Ban aviators, Hermes bangle, Cartier watch
I've returned to work at Trunk Club and with a new baby at home, there's a LOT to lug back and forth. Between my computer, breast pump (yeah, TMI--I went there) and other various stuff, I need a large bag.  This bag, available at Nordstrom, has served me well--very well.  Yes, now my handbags need extra room for pacifiers and extra onesies alongside my wallet, keys and lipstick. Plus, it's navy and considering how much I wear that color, it's never a bad idea.

**This post is sponsored by Nordstrom.

Monday, August 25, 2014

La Nouvelle Coiffure (See Jane Wear)

JOA top (sold out but similar), Theory skirt, J Crew heels, Mansur Gavriel mini bucket bag, Saint Laurent sunglasses, Sonia Kashuk lipstick 'classic red'
My annual chop took place on Friday and whoa, did it feel great.  A blunt, shoulder-length 'do was just what the doctor ordered for my late-summer slump.  The timing was impeccable as my hair started to fall out from all those pregnancy hormones; the post-pregnancy surprises just keep on coming.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Cut It Out (See Jane Snip)

A drastic haircut on the heels of fall is something I've been doing since I was a kid.  There are several embarrassing school photos in which I debuted my new 'do.  If you think I'd show these photos, you're wrong!  Just kidding, this one is way too hilarious to keep to myself:

Second grade was a complex year; I had to get glasses (I went for the subtlest pair) and my mom tried to make me feel better with either a makeover or pierced ears.  Suffice to say, I chickened out on the pierced ears--and isn't it obvious that I chose the makeover?

While my Laverne & Shirley 'do wasn't the most flattering, there's something to be said about starting off the school year on a new foot.  After all, you want to come back from summer vacation as an improved version of yourself (prime example above).  The past two Augusts, I've chopped off several inches of hair (2012 and 2013) and 2014 will be no exception.  Here's my inspiration below:
*images via pinterest