Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Basically (See Jane Wear)

ASOS camel coat (sold out//similar), H&M sweater (similar), Urban Outfitters jeans, J Crew heels, Mansur Gavriel bag, borrowed fur stole, Saint Laurent sunglasses
My basics include: denim and stripes.  I collect both as there are infinite ways to wear them.  Today, I topped my basics with a new camel coat and leopard heels.  And for tomorrow's basics?  The world is my oyster.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Dancing Queen (See Jane Wear)

Rachel Zoe dress (also here), Club Monaco feather vest (also here), Zara heels (old but similar),
Chanel purse, Bauble Bar earrings
I recently attended a black tie event (I snapped a picture with Harry before I left) and when choosing a dress to wear, I knew I wanted a 70s vibe--and long sleeves were a must.  (Think: Studio 54) When I found this Rachel Zoe Lana dress, my heart skipped a beat; not only did it fulfill my disco queen fantasies, but this dress will also be perfect at winter weddings or a at fancy New Year's Eve fĂȘte.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Transition Time (See Jane Wear)

Burberry trench (on sale!), Club Monaco sweater, Zara skirt, Zara boots (similar here), Mansur Gavriel bucket bag
This may be my favorite time to dress.  Layers are necessary, yet tights are optional.  Fall is the time of year that I really love my closet; staples are re-worn and new items just seem to mesh in with what is already there.  But why is it that in the dead of winter, I feel like I have nothing to wear?

Monday, October 20, 2014

Fall Family Fun (See Jane Enjoy)

gourds, corn fields and llamas--oh my!
Eric and I headed to Ohio this weekend for some family time and clichĂ©, fall fun.  We went to the pumpkin patch and drank some hot apple cider--Jerome even came along!  It was perfect...except that Harry decided to take his nap during right as we arrived and slept the whole time we were there.  Ah, well, hopefully the llama is still there next year.

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.