Take One, Pass It On: Week 2 Recap

As I mentioned earlier this week, my enthusiasm for this challenge has started to wane. I was under a lot of stress, and wearing pre-planned (somewhat boring) outfits kind of bummed me out. That being said, I am still enjoying the extra time that the pre-planning affords me during the week, so I think I’ll continue the challenge with that approach. Here’s hoping this week will be better!

tan jewel sandals

tan jewel sandals: Mossimo, similar, similar

chambray peplum top

chambray peplum top: similar, similar

black pants

black ankle pants: Loft, exact, similar

striped tee

black and white striped tee: Mossimo, similar, similar

black sandals

black wedge sandals: Chaps, exact, similar

olive tee

olive tee: Style & Co., similar, similar

taupe wedge sandals

taupe wedge sandals: Merona, exact, similar

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Take One, Pass It On: Day 12


Hooray! It’s Friday! As indicated by my level of dishevelment in these photos, this week has been rough. Let’s just say that an interdisciplinary project makes for lots e-mails…and lots of stress.


As for this outfit, I think I liked it in theory better than in reality. There’s just a bit too much fabric in the top, which accounts for the weird way it drapes on me in these photos (that, and I didn’t look in the mirror before I took photos…). I’m also not sold on the detail on the sleeves. I know I’m boring–but I just like things to be plain sometimes. Harumph.


olive tee: Style & Co., similar, similar // tribal skirt: Loft Outlet, similar, similar // black wedge sandals: Chaps, exact, similar // black sunglasses: C.Wonder, similar, similar

black sandals

Take One, Pass It On: Day 11


Here we are again, with one of the most worn items in my closet: a striped tee. I’ve remixed this item before on the blog, and I bet I could show you about 20 more outfits with it (but I’ll spare you…for now). For now, I’ll just share the most recent combination: with my ever-present red skirt.


This outfit is another one I’ve probably worn ten times over the course of this summer. The flippy skirt is quite excellent in the ventilation department, and it’s comfortable. Plus, I just seem to be having a love affair with all shades of red these days. Maybe next time I wear it, I’ll branch out from the black/white/red color palette…


black and white striped tee: Mossimo, similar, similar // red skirt: Loft, similar, similar // black wedge sandals: Chaps via Kohl’s, exact, similar // gold tassel necklace: Forever 21, exact, similar // gray tortoise sunglasses: Warby Parker, exact, similar

striped tee

mmm mustard

DSC_4501I haven’t been experiencing many intense cravings during this pregnancy, but the one exception to that statement is mustard. From the first trimester on, I’ve been putting mustard on everything, much to the disgust of those around me.

DSC_4499For all my mustard love, I have been pretty neglectful of the color mustard. I suppose it’s because I think of it as more of an autumn color than anything else…or maybe that’s just me? Regardless, it seemed like the perfect addition to my otherwise boring little black dress.


mustard cardigan: H+M, similar, similar // black ponte dress: Liz Lange for Target via Poshmark*, similar, non-maternity // black wedge sandals: Lauren Ralph Lauren, exact, similar // gold watch: Fossil via Belk, exact, similar // leopard belt: Merona via Target, exact, similar

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^Taken at 27 weeks