Wednesday, April 16, 2014

I'm starting to realize that I may have to get a little creative with my accessorizing. Normally I'd be tempted to add a big sparkly necklace to this look, but since Jona would want to eat such a necklace, I had to refrain. Instead I opted for a glittery belt (not as delicious-looking I guess). I won't be retiring all my jewelry, but on weekends at least I'll have to stick to baby-friendly accessories. Or I'll just let the baby be the accessory (like I did here). 

Shirt: J.Crew Factory; pants: Gap Outlet; belt: Loft; sandals: Steve Madden

Do you have any baby-friendly accessorizing ideas for me? 
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Monday, April 14, 2014

Weekend Wear: Gray, Pink and Denim

I'm not ready for Monday. (I'm sure I'm preaching to the choir.) This weekend was pretty perfect, and I'd much prefer it not to end just yet. We spent it hanging out with Jona, with friends, and Aaron and I even had a date night. We're so fortunate to have my dad, step-mom, and sister nearby who are always willing (and eager) to babysit. 

While Jona was being thoroughly spoiled, Aaron and I went to the nearby town of Parkville, Missouri. We walked around, visited some shops, and played a round of mini golf. We were craving Mexican food (read: Margaritas) and didn't really like our options in Parkville so we went to downtown Kansas City to try a place called Los Tules. That was a great decision. I'm still thinking about that meal. 

Gray jacket: Loft; pink tee: Target; jeans: J.Crew Factory; polka dot flats: Madewell

How did you spend your weekend?

Linking up to Inspiration Monday at the lovely Two Birds blog. 
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Friday, April 11, 2014

Spring Smiles

A spring Friday that actually feels like spring? It's a miracle! I'm always happy about the weekend, but having nice weather to enjoy makes me that much happier. Whites and brights are also making me smile right now. Nothing here is particularly new, but to me it still feels fresh. 

Cardigan: Loft; white tee: J.Crew Factory; skirt: The Limited; scarf: Target; flats: Target

What's making you happy today? 
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Double Your Dots

I haven't done one of these "currently" posts in a while. Here's what I've been up to lately: 

Reading: A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy. I just discovered Maeve Binchy; I finished Heart and Soul right before reading this one. Her characters are lovable, imperfect people who remind you of your own friends. If I had an entire afternoon to spend reading, I'd happily do it with one of these novels. 

Listening to: At work I listen to music all day at my desk, and lately I've been listening to a local radio station, 96.5 The Buzz, (#ListenLonger!) quite a bit. The songs I look forward to hearing right now are Desire by Meg Meyers and Psylla by Glass Animals. 

Watching: Baseball! The older I get (and the longer I'm married to Aaron) the more I enjoy watching baseball. I've always loved going to Royals games, but now I happily watch them on TV as well. Go Royals! (My dad is a sports nut. Aaron is a sports nut. Now I have a son. I've decided to adopt a "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em" philosophy of sports-watching.)

Eating: Pretty much everything I see on Iowa Girl Eats. Last night we had her Homemade Crunchy Taco Hamburger Helper and it was go-od. So good that you have to make "good" have two syllables, "goo-ood". 

Wearing: Polka dots. Doubled up. 

Sweatshirt: Loft; blouse: Banana Republic Factory; jeans: Loft; shoes: Target

What have you been up to lately? 
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Monday, April 7, 2014

Comfort Rules

I pretty much abandoned style this weekend in favor of comfort. Sometimes, that's what you gotta do. Jona and I had a baby play-date (or excuse for a mom-friends get together) on Saturday, so I had to dress for the possibility of getting food/spit-up/drool on me. (Well, let's be honest; there's always that possibility.) Yesterday we went to go watch my sister's soccer game, so again, comfort was key.

I had a cuter striped outfit planned for Inspiration Monday at Two Birds, but it got traded for the hoodie and Chuck Taylors. And then the matching happened. (But seriously! Babies in hoodies!) I'm still linking up, even though this is a very loose interpretation of the inspiration picture. 

Did you dress for comfort or style this weekend? What were you up to?  

On me: hoodie: Target; striped tee: Old Navy; jeans: Gap; shoes: Converse; on Jona: hoodie: Carter's; striped onesie: Carter's; pants: no idea and I'm not going to risk waking him up to go look; socks: Carter's (Hey Carter's! Want to sponsor my cute kid? Just kidding. Sort of.)

Hey a smile! (I may or may not have been tickling his feet to get that.)
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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The Skirt that Brought Winter

I bought this skirt after I had Jona because I needed stretchy, comfortable clothes that were appropriate to wear outside the house. I found this skirt at Old Navy, and apparently it's the skirt that brings winter. I think I wore it once before it started getting really cold out, and so I put it in the back of my closet and forgot about it. Now that winter is (finally, hopefully) coming to an end, this comfy-as-pajamas pencil skirt is ready to be a part of my wardrobe again. Welcome back, dotty skirt, welcome back. 

Jean jacket: Gap; white t-shirt: J.Crew Factory; skirt: Old Navy; scarf: Old Navy; sandals: BC Footwear; inspired by this look at Here & Now

What are you ready to wear once spring begins?
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Monday, March 31, 2014


You know how some pants look and feel their best right when you put them on, and others get better after a couple wears? These green pants belong in the former category; they're so crisp and clean, with just the right fit, when I put them on in the morning. By the end of the day, however, they start to resemble a basset hound...all wrinkles and sags (very cute attributes for basset hounds, not so much for pants). Are there any pants out there that just look cute and flattering ALL the time? 

In other news, do you know what's the greatest thing ever? Baby laughs. For some reason Jona thinks it is hilarious when I use the lint roller on myself. He should see me iron. What a doozy that would be. (Too bad that happens, like, never.) 

Over to you...pants stories? Laughing baby stories? General weekend goings on?

Cardigan: Gap Outlet; top: Target; problem pants: Gap Outlet; sandals: Steve Madden (Sandals! It's spring!)

Linking up with the lovely sisters (whose pants are always cute) at Two Birds for Inspiration Monday.

Also, happy birthday to my little sis Jenny!!

Furthermore, I just realized that I have more posts so far in 2014 than I did for the ENTIRE year of 2013. Go 2014 me! (Okay, this is the end of the post, I swear.)
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