Monday, November 25, 2013

Winter Looks & An Update

With winter finally hitting us full-on (it's been in the 30s!!) I've decided to put together some cute winter looks that I wouldn't mind wearing.

Coat, top, heels, skirt, necklace, tote

I don't think winter is necessarily reserved for darker colors only (although they really are my favorite). I think some pieces from spring can be worn as long as you throw on an appropriate coat and less spring-like shoes. I joked above about it being in the 30s here but that is about as cold as it gets. The outfit above is definitely an appropriate one for a Louisiana winter.

Vest, top, heels, skirt, necklace, bag

This look is more my style. I love anything edgy and the leather vest and heels definitely fit that bill. Normally I would look at a sleeveless plaid shirt and think 'hillbilly' but with the right pieces, this top is chic. The vest and top would also look great with ripped skinny jeans and heels for a more relaxed look.

Things are progressing slowly but surely here. I have 14 more weeks to go and couldn't be more ready for this baby to come. Of course I want the baby to wait until the end, but I'm just getting uncomfortable and impatient. I think being pregnant with baby no. 3 is definitely difficult. I've gotten bigger a lot quicker and have had to deal with people looking shocked when I tell them that I am not due until March 2nd. They usually follow up with, 'Oh wow, I thought you were due in December.' Nope. I'm just big. Thanks for pointing it out.

I've also had a lot more pains this round. I hurt myself the other day doing the splits and pinched some nerve in my back which made my left leg go slightly numb. Other than that, I'm doing great! 

I don't know if I can promise anymore outfit posts until after baby comes. I am no longer able to wear my maternity jeans (they hurt so bad I could cry) so my wardrobe has instantly been limited. I have a few dresses and will try to snap pics of those as I wear them. 

Hope you have a fabulous week!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Good Eats

I know this is somewhat (okay A LOT) out of the realm of what I normally blog about, but I just couldn't help myself. I'm pregnant and obsessed with food. I think I've already surpassed the total weight gain that I gained with my first two pregnancies and I still have 16 weeks to go. But, I figure, take advantage of all the yummy pinterest recipes out there now and I can get my butt in shape the first of April.

The first recipe isn't bad, it's just a beef stew:

Photo and recipe here

Sometimes recipes on pinterest can be hit or miss but this one was a total winner. I even got my picky four year old to eat the whole bowl and let me tell you, that kid never eats veggies. Win for this mama.

This next recipe is more on the indulgent side:

Photo and recipe here

Holy smokes, people. This cookies are DELISH. If you love brownies (and who doesn't?) then you better give these a try. I made these last night and forced myself to eat only one. I am going to send some of them to work with my hubby because let's face it, baking a dessert once a week is not good for my thighs. 

Hope you had a great weekend and a great week to come! Follow me on pinterest for more great recipes. 

Friday, November 8, 2013

Fall Uniform

Gap maternity tee, F21 jacket, Loved maternity jeans, EMU Australia boots, Croft & Barrow tote

I don't know what it is about this pregnancy but I am feeling lazy when it comes to getting dressed. I was the same way with my first baby and it is probably because I was and will be my biggest during the winter. Nothing about being big in the cold says 'Hey, put on a dress!' But then I hate how tight my maternity jeans are so I guess I better suck it up and wear a dress every now and then.

Boots and skinny jeans are always so easy to wear when it's cold and I am so excited to pull out my favorite boots again. And you just can't go wrong with a striped tee... even if it makes my belly look bigger.

Have a great weekend!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Winter Staples & An Update

I really don't know where this year has gone. I think the older I get, the quicker time seems to pass me by. Somehow November is already here and with that, much cooler temperatures have arrived. Of course, in Louisiana, we won't have 'winter' until about January. 

I think dresses and skirts are fine in winter but something about the cold months makes me lazy and I always want to wear pants. It just takes too much effort to put on tights and skirts sometimes. The look above is one that would be a winter staple of mine. The top, pants, and the coat are so versatile and I can imagine several looks incorporating all three pieces throughout the winter.


I know I've been MIA the past few weeks and for that I am only slightly sorry. It's been nice reading other blogs and not feeling the pressure to post anything. I've also been really sick the past two weeks and super busy on top of that.

I'm wrapping up my pilates training this week and I have my first real client this morning (wish me luck!!!). I'm 23 weeks along with this pregnancy and only have 17 to go (I'm sure you could have done the math), but I still feel like there is so much to do! My next big hurdle is to choreograph seven dances for recital and teach them in January. When I'm done with that, I feel like I will be able to relax again. Hope you are doing well!