Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Miu Miu Necklace

The other day, I saw this Miu Miu necklace on the French Vogue website and I fell in love with it.  Of course, I couldn't contemplate spending over $400 on a necklace so I decided to make one that was similar. 

Ok, so it isn't the exact same but, I actually like mine more.  I received a lot of compliments on it and I was even asked if I sell any jewelry by one of the nurses at my OB's office!  Who knows, maybe I will start an etsy shop. 

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Rainy Chicago Weekend

This was not my original outfit for the day.  Today was actually my nephew's Christening and I would have taken pictures but, due to the rain all day, I looked horrible by the time I got home and was so tired that I completely crashed and took a nap.  I  know what you are thinking, why did I put on heels after that whole day?  Easy, I felt like it. :)

Blouse: Thrifted
Cardigan: JCP
Leggings: Heidi Klum for Motherhood Maternity
Heels: Steve Madden
Necklace: Frank Gehry for Tffany

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Making it through the day....

Have you ever had one of those days at work where you think to yourself, "I would rather live in a box than deal with today again."?  Today was one of those days for me.  It was just so challenging and it made the concept of being a stay-at-home mom so favorable in my mind.  I just really wish sometimes that was an option but, in my head, I know it isn't.  I did manage to make it through the day but, by the time I got home today (which was pretty late), I was all about just ordering food rather than making it.  I know this isn't the best option for being pregnant.  I really try to eat healthy but, days like today just make me want a pizza and watch my recorded episode of 'Pregnant In Heels' (AKA my new favorite show).

Shirt: Nordstrom Rack clearance
Pants: Liz Lange (they were $5!)
Shoes: Thrifted
Necklace: Thrifted 

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Two shirts and a visit to the hospital

I have to preface the title to this post with an, "I and baby are OK.  Don't worry".  However, I did have a scare last week which is why I haven't gotten around to posting lately.  Late last Wednesday, I was experiencing some crazy pains in my belly and tightening that I couldn't describe.  It didn't hurt or anything but, it was tiring me out and I had them on and off for a few hours.  It was enough to scare me into calling my doctor the next morning.  Thinking she would simply to tell me to drink some water and take it easy, I was pretty nonchalant on the phone about it with the nurse.  30 minutes later, the nurse called me back and told me to go to the hospital!  I nearly freaked out!  I drove myself to the hospital where my mother met me and had to be hooked up to a monitor to make sure I wasn't really having contractions.  Turns out it was simply dehydration and was causing some nasty Braxton-Hicks and I am baby owl are fine.  It did scare me into taking it easy and slowing down.

Moving on, about my outfit....the skirt is actually, well, a shirt.  Its one of those babydoll tube tops and I found it for super cheap at Forever 21.  But it works really well as a skirt because I can fold down the 'tube' part however I want.  Great for my 6 months picture, no?

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Late Derby

So I am so late in posting this but, I have a genuinely perfect reason for being the worst blogger this past week....my sister-in-law gave birth to my nephew!  I have never been an aunt before so, I am overly excited (Really, I am.  I think I scared her with my excitement).

So, I reiterate, I am super late on this post.  This was what I wore the Friday before the KY Derby for Derby Day at work.  As part of Derby Day, we were encouraged to wear a derby hat.  I was so excited for this that the day they sent the communication to our office, I went to Hobby Lobby at lunch picked up supplies!  I used to make a lot of hats in my drama kid years since costuming was generally the actors' responsibility.  Most people would rent costumes but, I usually made mine and hats were my thing.

(PS the bird's name is Carlos.  Carlos the Peacock!)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

My Brother's Wedding

Today was a good day!  My brother's fiance called me and asked me to stand up in their wedding this July!  I am really very excited and so happy for my brother.  He doesn't live here and sometimes I wish I could find him a new job so he could move back.  I have never visited him in Boise, ID and it ill be hard to know that he won't see much of the baby due to the distance.  But, to stand up for his fiance is an honor and the greatest part (as a pregnant woman), is that she is not choosing bridesmaids dresses for us but, simply asked us to find a dress we like.  That leave so many more options than finding a maternity dress from one of the typical wedding wear places.
This tunic is not a maternity shirt but, its so forgiving.  I bought it on a recent trip to Nordstrom Rack with my mom.  I also got these Seychelles heels.....for $18!!  (I know, totally gasp right now).  My mom found then and they were my size!  I love them and they are so comfy...

Tunic: Ella Moss
Leggings: Pea in the Pod
Heels: Seychelles

Monday, May 2, 2011

Hipstamatic Monday

Just a look at my day...

1. My belly in an H&M tunic and old flats
2. Bonne Maman jam and a fresh baguette
3. Madeline
4. Books for my son (who is in my belly at the moment)
5. The plant outside work.  Spring is here! (sort of)

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Etsy Shop Spotlight!

A friend of mine from high school started up her own Etsy shop and I just love it!  She makes her own baby hats but, they are the cutest little hats ever and she can make them in a variety of colors!  This is the monkey hat she made for me.  Check her out at Off The Hook by Alison!