Fall cravings

At 9 months pregnant, I am dreaming of finally meeting my little one; excited by the adventure of being a mom for the first time, knowing if it’s a girl or boy (!!!) and thrilled by the idea of my incredible husband being a dad.  Full disclosure though, I’m also constantly thinking lately about non-pregnancy clothes and getting back into shape.  I am totally aware it’s (possibly) selfish to focus on these things when my world is about to be rocked by something SO huge as motherhood. But a girl daydreams what she will….and I am currently daydreaming about distressed skinny jeans, leather leggings, fitted dresses, booties, heels and a very flirty low back dress.  Just think my kid will appreciate (maybe much later) that my sense of style (at least in my head) hasn’t flown out the window along with what’s soon to be my sanity and love of sleep.

Daydreaming about……

Equipment’s PJ shirt in python

Blank Denim’s faux-leather legging

Zoe Karssen’s top

Zara camo skinnies

T by Alexander Wang dress

Muubaa’s dreamy leather jacket

DV Doce Vita bootie

Tinley Road faux-leather peplum top

7FAMK distressed skinny jeans

Alexander Wang pumps (on major sale!)

Asos open back dress

BCBG pumps



Off Duty

It’s about that time in this ol’ pregnancy when I start to daydream about getting into great shape afterwards and channeling my inner “off duty model” look. I see them all the time living in this fair city, and well…. it’s depressing but also inspiring.  Most of these gals could wear just about anything and look glam but they also remind me that the simplest of casual outfits can look the coolest.  Here are some annoyingly inspiring shots and then some items to help achieve that “oh this old thing?!” ensemble.

What you’ll need….

Maxi Skirt: Maxis can be worn year round – try for a streamlined cut though or it’ll make you look bulky.

LNA Black Maxi, $99

Oddylyne yellow maxi, $200

Grey, Black and White worn in tees or tank: staples!

BDG tank, $18

LA MADE black tank, $22

James Perse tee, $50

Madewell tee, $22

James Perse again, $50

Black leather or pleather (if you’re a vegan no-leather person) leggings or jeans.  Most faux-leather leggings are terrible but I found a great pair from shopbop.

Blank Denim faux-leather legging, $88

Paige Denim leather-front legging, $299

Current/Elliott leather jeans, $582

Ankle Boots. I will invest in one of these three…..which ones just depends how this whole baby budget goes

DV by Dolce Vita bootie, $99

Rachel Comey bootie, $420

My FAVES (of course they are the most $$) Rag & Bone boot, $495

Denim Cut offs. Worn into the fall with a sweater, a nice fitting (not too short!) pair of cutoffs can also be dressed up with heels. 

JBrand shorts, on sale! $77

Siwy shorts, $155

Edgy bag– the BEST bag for this look is one from Alexander Wang. It’s worth the money- I have two and they are some of my best purchases

Alexander Wang Diego bag, $825

Rebecca Minkoff shoulder bag, $495

Sunnies, you can also find some fun cheap ones on fredflare.com

Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses, $110

Super sunglasses, $185



Independent Fashion

We’re finally packing up for our annual trip to SC for the week of the 4th and I’m counting the hours until our 6am flight tomorrow. Not sure how exactly I’ll brave that heat but most likely I’ll have a popsicle close by at all times. Going through my summer stuff though I was reminiscing about summer clothing sans pregnancy.  Alas, here are some great options for both the ladies and gents for 4th of July celebrations!

For the Ladies…

top; shorts; shoes; purse

For the Gents:

henley, board shorts, shoes, watch

Happy 4th Y’all!