Saturday, September 22, 2018

Weekend Sales

SWEATER:: Anthropologie (on sale!) // JEANS:: Paige (old) // BOOTIES:: Frye // BAG:: Celine // NECKLACES:: Asha and family charms

Happy FALL! And it actually feels a bit like Fall right now- there's a bit of a chill in the air and my backyard is oddly covered in leaves. Love this time of year!

I wanted to share a quick sale with you. Anthropologie is offering 20% off all clothing and home this weekend (and shoes seem to be working for me too when I add them to my cart!) for perk members. It's so easy to sign up to be an Anthro Perk member- and once you do, you get access to exclusive sales and discounts!

The sweater I'm wearing above is beyond comfy, cozy, soft, etc. And I plan on wearing it all fall and winter long. I love the winter white color and it also comes in a pretty camel color.  

A few more things I'm loving::
  • This grey sherpa Moto jacket- I can picture myself pairing it with my white sweater above and denim (preferably non maternity insert laughing emoji) and some booties. Going to order! 
  • This textured cardigan. I love an oversized cardigan especially when the weather isn't too cold and you can wear it as an outwear piece. 

I've rounded up some more favorites below! Xo

Thursday, September 20, 2018

The Bump Does Dudley Stephens

TURTLENECK:: Dudley Stephens // JEANS:: AG Maternity // SHOES:: Madewell // EARRINGS:: Bronzallure (similar here) // BAG:: Chloe

As a busy mom I think it's so important to have those go-to pieces in your closet that you can always throw on in a pinch. Pieces that you can put on while racing out the door to get your kids to school, pieces that you know will still make you look and feel put together. When you are pregnant, it is even more important to find those pieces because getting dressed is that much harder.  

I was introduced to the lovely sisters behind Dudley Stephens last fall and their fleeces have been some of my most worn items in my closet. If you aren't familiar with the brand yet, Dudley Stephens was founded by the dynamic sister duo, Lauren Stephens & Kaki McGrath with the goal of creating fashionable fleece pieces for every day wear. Not only did they reach their goal but they keep creating beautifully crafted fleece wear that I cannot seem to get enough of. I basically lived in their shorter style turtleneck, the Park Slope, all of last winter and spring. I absolutely love the cut and fit of it and of course the fleece is extremely comfortable. I have it in navy and I paired it with jeans, over a flannel shirt, with leggings and sneakers, pretty much everything! Unfortunately for me, the short style just doesn't fit my belly at this point...but fortunately for me, their best selling Cobble Hill style has a longer cut that covers the bump and is perfect for any pregnant belly! I just ordered one size up from my usual DS size. Not only does it fit perfectly with my bump, it will be equally as perfect post baby. It comes in a ton of colors- my most favorite is the Natural Blush that I'm seen wearing in these pictures. 

Before you check out my second Dudley Stephens look below I wanted to share that DS has so kindly offered all of my readers a 20% discount sitewide with code INMYCLOSET20. I plan on buying a few Christmas gifts myself- and yes I know it's super early but I also know once this baby comes I won't have a ton of free time to get all of my gifts lined up! The promo code is good up until midnight tonight!

VEST:: Dudley Stephens // SHIRT:: Joie // JEANS:: AG // SHOES:: Frye 

Another go-to piece that every woman should have in their closets- a great vest! This Dudley Stephens Pacific Vest perfectly pulls together so many of my outfits and it is perhaps the easiest way to add an extra layer. I love the longer length of the vest- amazing for some bum coverage! Once the temperatures drop a little bit, it will also be great over a simple white maternity tee. It comes in a ton of colors. I ordered my usual size and just keep the vest open over the bump!

Dudley Stephens has so many styles that I'm obsessed with::
I love this brand and all of their Brooklyn made styles so much and loved sharing them with you! And if you decide to make your first Dudley Stephens purchase (or second or third), I know you will love them as much as I do! 


Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Mini Dresses & Booties

DRESS:: Sézane // BOOTIES:: Alexander Wang (old but in black here) // EARRINGS:: Anthropologie // NECKLACES:: ASHA & Temple St. Clair with some family charms // BAG:: Chanel

I dress pretty casually every day- jeans, sweater, and sneakers or booties. But over the last year I realized how much I'm lacking in the dress department once the cooler months roll around. I have a ton, and I mean a ton, of summer dresses but my fall to winter options are minimal at best. I have some events coming up this fall, some which are right after I have the baby, and wanted to find dresses that would fit now with a bump and after. This Sézane Olivia dress is exactly what I was looking for. I love the floral pattern, color, sleeves and neckline. The dress also comes in a warm mocha color and a black option as well. If you aren't feeling this style, it comes in a pretty midi wrap version. (SIDENOTE:: not sure if this is happening for everyone- it wasn't happening to me yesterday or this morning but now it seems you have to login or create an account to shop Sezane website. I emailed asking them and will see what they have to say) 

I originally wanted to pair this dress with my grey Stuart Weitzman over the knee boots (I have the topo color) but the day I shot these photos it was super hot and humid and I decided to pair them with these Alexander Wang booties that I had scored on serious sale this summer from Shopbop. They would also look great with a boot that hits right below the knee like these by Dolce Vita or these short booties in the winter grey color (love these!)  

Keep reading for more of my mini dress and booties picks!

If I'm going to give you my honest opinion, I would choose a midi or a maxi dress over a mini dress almost always. With that said, I love a good mini dress and bootie combo for fall. Obviously I'm very limited in what I can wear now with a bump but if I did not have this massive belly I would definitely be purchasing this little blue number from H&M (the price is amazing) and this one by Rebecca Minkoff. This mini is also so gorgeous and I'm obsessed with sleeve detail and the colors but it is definitely more of a splurge. Same goes to this Ramy Brook number- how pretty is this floral print and color?!?

There are honestly way too many good ones out right now and it's so hard for me to narrow my favorites down. The ones I'm wearing in these pictures are from last season by Alexander Wang and I'm obsessed with them. I got them for close to 60% off this summer! They still make them in black. This bootie is very similar in shape and color but just doesn't have the same heel as my Alexander Wang ones. 

There is also a huge "western" trend going on right now in boots and I wasn't so sure at first but now I'm loving it. My obvious first choice is a major splurge that I most likely will never buy but I love these ones by Isabel Marant. I'm also kind of obsessed with these studded ones and this very similar pair as well. 

I've rounded up my favorite mini dresses and booties for you below! Xo

Monday, September 17, 2018

Sweater Edit 2018

SWEATER:: Vince (on sale!)

Still waiting for the cooler temps to come rolling into CT because I have sweaters on my mind. I've already purchased a few new ones for this fall and can't wait to wear them. I'm finding it harder and harder to get dressed in the morning because of the temps and the fact that I have a very large belly. I can't wait to be able to just throw on a sweater and go! There are so many pretty ones out there right now and I wanted to share my favorites with you.

I just purchased this sweater and not only do I love the color and the style (how pretty are the sleeves) but the price isn't too bad either. I definitely won't be able to wear it until after baby but I know it will easily become one of my go to's!

Another gorgeous sweater that I won't be able to wear for a bit...but how pretty is it? The details are beautiful and at $89 you can't go wrong!

This knit sweater from H&M is a steal and is on sale today for $12.99. I'm curious to see what the quality is like and plan on ordering it this afternoon- and at that price it would be wrong to not give it a try, right? I'm also loving this style in white for $34.

Check out some more favorites below!

Friday, September 14, 2018

Friday Favorites :: Fall Kicks

SNEAKERS:: Golden Goose

It's no secret I'm a bit of a sneaker hoarder. And not the athletic kind (hah) but my everyday, casual wear sneakers. I wear sneakers almost every day come fall and through the spring and they are 100% a mom staple for me. The above sneakers by Golden Goose might just be my favorite ones yet. I know they are a bit of splurge but I justified the price because I will honestly wear them all the time and the tan color is perfect for this season. I also love my Tretorns which are at the opposite end of the spectrum price wise. I've rounded up some of my favorite sneakers below! Happy Friday, everyone! Xo

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Fall Blazers & Jackets

 JACKET:: Iro (same style in grey and black) // TOP:: Club Monaco (old) // JEANS:: Mother Maternity (non maternity here) // SHOES:: Sam Edelman (on major sale!) // SUNGLASSES:: Ray-Ban // BAG:: Celine // NECKLACE:: Asha 

Have you noticed menswear inspired blazers have made a huge comeback this season? I absolutely love the trend and some of my favorite bloggers (and friends!) have pulled the look off amazingly well. However, I just don't think I can pull it off right now. Maybe it's my large belly, but I think the style and cut of the blazer might overwhelm me. What I love instead is my IRO Shavani Blazer- I snagged it on major sale at Shopbop and there are a few sizes left. It also comes in a few other colors- love this grey and you can never go wrong with black. 

If I were going to attempt an oversized blazer, here are a few that I would pick. (and maybe I will after baby!)

Love the sleekness of this style. I would wear it as a top or put a lace and silk cami under. 

This blazer is more of a classic and isn't as oversized and one I could totally work into my wardrobe. I think it could easily become a closet staple for me. 

I absolutely love Veronica Beard and she has come out with a ton of beautiful blazers this season. They are definitely on the pricey side- but I love this one!

ASOS has a ton of inexpensive options and this neutral one is really pretty. 

I've rounded up a ton of blazer and more fitted jacket options below! Xo

PS: My shoes are on major sale and almost all sizes are left! 

Monday, September 10, 2018

Vince Sweater & Pregnancy Update

SWEATER:: Vince (40% off!) // JEANS:: Mother Denim (on sale with an extra 30% off!)  // SHOES:: Frye (love these) // BAG:: Celine // NECKLACES:: Asha, Temple St. Clair, mixed with some family and custom pieces // EARRINGS:: Anthropologie

Happy Monday everyone and to all of you celebrating today's holiday I hope you have a great one! All three of my kids are off from school today and I'm lucky enough to have my sitter here which means I will be spending the majority of the day organizing the house and getting ready for this baby. I have a c-section planned (ugh) and she will be coming a little earlier than my due date for some medical reasons which means we are less than one month away and I have nothing prepared! I'm going to run to Buy Buy Baby this morning and will start organizing all of her little baby clothes afterwards. I'm also itching to get my closet organized and can't wait to pack all of my summer maternity items away for GOOD! Yes, this is our last baby and I know I'll miss this stage one day but for now I'm eager to hand over all of my maternity wear to my younger sister and some friends. 

I was a solo parent this weekend- my husband had one of his oldest friend's weddings in Charleston that I was so looking forward to going to but my doctor gave me a definitive no to flying a few weeks ago. All in all the weekend solo went pretty smoothly and the kids went easy on me for the most part. My mom and I took the kids to the Stamford Nature Center on Saturday and they had the best time. Charlie (my almost two year old) is obsessed with animals and was in complete bliss running around and mooing and roaring (?) at every animal. A ton of you asked if it was worth going to on Instagram and my answer is definitely yes. We go a few times a year and every year it seems to get better. 

On to the outfit...

It felt like fall for a hot second this weekend and I loved it. Last week's humidity was brutal and I so enjoyed the change of temps. I bought this Vince sweater over the summer during Nordstrom's Anniversary sale and it is now marked down to 40% off. Sizes keep coming in and out of stock so if your size is not in stock right now keep checking because it will most likely come back. And if it is in stock- order now before it sells out again! I usually buy all of my Vince sweaters in an XS because they tend to run larger. I bought this one in a small however because I wanted an oversized look- once my basketball disappears I think it will be the perfect fit. A ton of the Vince sweaters are marked down right now so be sure to check them out: love this one and have this one!

My Frye mules are definitely going to be my go-to fall shoe and I just discovered they come in multiple colors. I'm kind of digging the grey/blue color! If you are looking for a less expensive similar style- I love these!

My jeans are MOTHER and they are maternity. They are currently on sale with an extra 30% off! And of course they also come in non maternity and I'm thinking about buying them for post baby. You can shop everything from this post below! Xo


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