ivory all over

DSC_8929I’ve always known that I’m quite fair, but seeing pictures of myself on a regular basis here on the blog reinforces the notion. My skin tone pretty much blends in with the ivory top I’m wearing in these pictures. Granted, I was pretty sick at the time, but it just makes me realize that I need to step up my blush game!

DSC_8924Despite the fact that this outfit emphasizes my status as a pasty princess, I still like it. There’s something about the contrast of distressed jeans with the feminine lace + pearls that really strikes my fancy.

In light of my paleness problem, what’s your favorite blush? I’m always looking for new ones to try…


ivory lace top: Loft, similar, similar // boyfriend jeans: Loft, similar, similar // nude pumps: Mossimo via Target, similar, similar // multistrand pearl necklace: J.Crew Factory, exact, similar // nude tote: Ann Taylor, similar, similar

burgundy pants, round 2

DSC_6967As I mentioned in a recent post, I’ve got lots of plans for these burgundy pants…so you might be seeing them pretty frequently here on the blog.

DSC_6964This time around, I decided to wear them with ivory lace and cognac. In retrospect, this outfit is a little “autumnal” in terms of color scheme, but I’m making up for lost time here–I spent this fall waddling around in my not-as-fun maternity wardrobe!


ivory lace top: Loft, similar, similar // burgundy jeans: Ann Taylor, similar, similar // cognac wedges: Jessica Simpson via 6pm, exact, similar // gold tassel necklace: Purple Peridot, similar, similar // cognac leather satchel: Lauren Ralph Lauren via DSW, almost exact, similar

lace + pearls

DSC_5647Based on the title of this post, you’d think I was showing you a bridal look today. In reality, however, I’m just showing you another look with my new favorite shirt–this burgundy lace top.

DSC_5646I wore it to my baby shower a bit more casually with jeans and wedges, but I decided to try dressing it up a bit for work. Pearls are always a good way to make things fancier, right?


burgundy lace top: Motherhood Maternity, similar, non-maternity // gray dress pants: A Pea in the Pod, similar, non-maternity // black leather pumps: BCBGeneration via Amazon, similar, similar // black satchel: Phillip Lim for Target, similar, similar // multistrand pearl necklace: J.Crew Factory, exact, similar

^Taken at 33 weeks

the shower outfit

DSC_5512Earlier in my pregnancy, I had been on a mad hunt to find a perfect dress to wear to my baby shower…but never really found anything I liked. In the end, I decided that it didn’t make much sense to buy a dress I didn’t like all that much to wear to an occasion that’s pretty casual anyway.

DSC_5500So instead I wore a pretty lace top with my skinny jeans and pearl studs and called it a day. It ended up being a great choice–I was comfy and not worrying about spilling gazpacho on a fancy dress!


burgundy lace top: Motherhood Maternity, similar, non-maternity// skinny jeans: A Pea in the Pod, similar, non-maternity // cognac wedges: Jessica Simpson via 6pm, exact, similar // gold watch: Fossil via Belk, exact, similar // pearl stud earrings: gift, similar, similar

^Taken at 32 weeks

I’ll leave you with a few shots from the baby shower (which was actually in October…I’m a little behind on blogging outfits!).