summer weekends

To be frank, this outfit isn’t all that exciting, but I’ve worn some variation of it at least ten times this summer, so I figured it deserved a post on the blog. I think the reason I love it so much is due to the comfort of the shorts–they’re about a size and a half too big, which leaves plenty of room for delicious meals at restaurants ­čÖé┬áThe shorts are also a good starting point for choosing different tops; thus far, I’ve also worn them with gray, green, and chambray (see that look here).

This particular summer weekend was spent taking Caleb to the library, enjoying lunch at Zoe’s, browsing through my favorite thrift and consignment stores, and watching a few episodes of┬áOzark.

How did you spend your weekend?

white tee: J.Crew Factory, exact, similar // floral shorts: Gap, similar, similar // cognac flat sandals: b.o.c., exact, similar // reversible tote: Street Level via Nordstrom, exact, similar

chambray blazer

DSC_4230After seeing this post on Fran’s blog, I’ve been convinced that I “need” a chambray blazer in my closet. I found this one, but I’m really not in the market to be spending that much on my clothing right now. So I turned to Poshmark, and found a very similar Gap version for $10 (and I even had enough credits so that I paid nothing out of pocket!). Score!

DSC_4208I was pretty eager to wear said blazer and turned to Pinterest for some inspiration. It’s still pretty hot around these parts, such that I really avoid wearing pants at all costs. So this dress + floral scarf combination seemed like a great idea. I’m not sure I love my rendition of the outfit, but at least I tried┬ásomething new.

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black ponte dress: Liz Lange for Target via Poshmark*, similar, non-maternity // chambray blazer: Gap via Poshmark*, similar, similar // black wedges: CL by Laundry via DSW, exact, similar // floral scarf: Boden via Poshmark*, similar, similar // gold watch: Fossil via Belk, exact, similar

*Sign up for Poshmark with code BUJGC, and we each get a $5 credit!

^Taken at 26 weeks

nice try

DSC_3072A few weeks back, in my most recent budget post, I mentioned how the top in today’s outfit might be best saved for my post-partum days. Well, despite my better judgment, I decided to try wearing the top anyway. And the results were…not great.

DSC_3066Pre-pregnancy, the skirt + tucked in shirt combination was one of my favorites, but it’s not exactly working on my silhouette anymore. I think it emphasizes my bigger waist and makes me look disproportionate.

DSC_3075 Nice try, Caroline. Better luck next time.

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multicolor pattern silky tee: J.Crew Factory, exact, similar // navy ponte skirt: Old Navy, exact, similar // navy pumps: Frye via eBay, exact, similar // stone shower necklace: Target, similar, similar

^Taken at 20 weeks

paisley + gray

DSC_2413When I first bought this top, I figured it would be destined for only various combinations of navy and white. Admittedly, my jeans in this outfit are technically navy blue, but I tried to expand my horizons at least a little bit by playing up the gray in the print.

DSC_2411In putting this outfit together, I would have loved to add a punchy orange or green clutch, but alas, no such thing exists in my closet (yet). I might just have to check ThredUp* to see if they have any options…

DSC_2400paisley top: J.Crew Factory via eBay, similar, similar // skinny jeans: Loft Outlet, similar, similar // gray pumps: H+M via Poshmark**, similar, similar // gray bead necklace: Jane, similar, similar

*Sign up for ThredUp with the link provided, and we each get a $10 credit!

**Join Poshmark with code BUJGC, and we each get a $5 credit!

^Taken at 16 weeks