Today I am sharing one of my favorite blouses from the Who What Wear Fall collection at Target. I was looking for a great statement blouse to add to my wardrobe and this blouse caught me eye the instant I walked into Target. I love chic pieces at affordable prices (who doesn’t?). One of my favorite looks this summer was the white and blue striped shirt trend, and I love how this blouse continues that trend but transitions perfectly into fall. The ruffles are prefect, sometimes you can find items that have too much ruffle but this one was perfect. I am seeing a lot of ruffles for Fall, so this piece would be perfect to add to your wardrobe.
I paired the blouse with denim and some black heels I purchased from DSW warehouse last year. This is a perfect casual Friday look at the office, drinks with girlfriends or date night look. I also did this shoot in Time Square and it was so much fun to be with such a great crowd. I usually do my shoots in simple places (basic walls, alleys, etc…) and I loved wearing this outfit in such a lively place because this top is so chic!
What do you think of the Who What Wear Fall Collection? Are you planning on wearing ruffles this Fall?
Sweater: sold out similar here and here / Jeans: Gap / Bag: Liz Claiborne / Shoes: DSW Warehouse
I am in love with a perfect summer cardigan. This one in particular is great. I love the color, it is lightweight so it isn’t too warm but keeps you warm on those cool summer nights. I love it paired with a basic white tank, as I am wearing in the picture, but I can see it with a blank tank and shorts and some perfect mules.
We are getting ready for the weekend here. We are painting the dining room, exciting stuff and heading to the beach. What are your weekend plans?
We are trying to plan out the last few weeks of summer. We can’t wait. Lucas camp ends next week so I will have about 4 weeks of toddler and newborn time so we have to plan some fun stuff. Any suggestions for some fun stuff to do with kids, from my NYC / LI folks?
Dress: Sold out similar here and here/ Shoes: Macy’s / Bag: similar here (perfect for fall) / Sunglasses: Versace (my fav!)
Today I am sharing my favorite white dresses before summer ends. The great thing about this time is all the summer sales before fall fashion really comes into play.
I love this dress from Nordstrom Rack because it is a perfect little white dress but has a pink slip underneath for a pop of color. Since I am 5’8″ it is a bit shorter on me but if you are at average height it should fall perfectly. The best thing about little white dresses is it is so cute for summer and if you have the summer tan absolutely perfect. If you are bride to be you can wear it to your bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, as an after party or brunch dress. I love wearing these dresses to date night with the hubby because there is nothing sexier than a little white dress for date night in the summer.
I linked to a few that I absolutely love and are on perfect sale right now.
Hope everyone had an amazing weekend, we had a low key weekend, we went to our local faire and got lunch with my mom and aunt to thank them for all the help they give me with the kids. Spending time with family is the best!
Top: Nordstrom rack, similar here and here / Jeans: Gap / Bag: Liz Claiborne / Shoes: DSW Warehouse
Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend. We had such a wonderful weekend relaxing and celebrating Father’s Day. One of the best things about Father’s Day is the weather, here in New York City it is always gorgeous weather. Lightweight tees are the best for summer weather. They let the air flow through, aren’t too hot and are still really flattering. I love neutral colors too because they do not keep the heat in and you are usually cooler. This top I am wearing from Nordstrom Rack is so flattering, I love the high low style of the top. I linked to a few similar as I couldn’t find my exact one, I actually purchased this top in person and not online, shocking for a huge avid online shopper like myself, but the ones I linked are so cute and are also perfect for the warm weather.
What is everyone’s summer plans? We are trying to decide on some upcoming vacations. We also have a lot of house work planned (exciting stuff I know). Hope everyone has a wonderful Monday.
Jacket: Nordstrom Rack – BCBGeneration sold out in army green but available in navy blue / Jeans: Gap / Shoes: Old, similar here
I am completely in love with this army green jacket. I saw it at Nordstrom Rack and knew I had to have it, it also comes in navy blue which is such a great color and would match perfectly with jeans. This jacket is such a statement jacket and I love it paired with black heels. I would wear this jacket on girls night our or date night for a wonderful impact. It is under $75, and the green color is true army green. I wore the jacket both open, so you can see the cascading affect, as well as closed so you can see the statement it brings with the belt across the waist. Absolutely beautiful. This jacket is more fancy than your typical army green jacket and Nordstrom rack has a few casual options that I like here and here. If you are looking for a statement jacket, this is the jacket to own. This week it is in the 90s but it is going to cool down here in New York City again starting Wednesday and I can’t wait to wear this jacket when the cooler weather arrives.
I hope everyone had a terrific weekend. We just relaxed at home and I got my hair straightened for the summer. I am going to do a YouTube video on my hair straightening experience for you guys. It has been 9 months since I got my hair chemically straightened, and I am going to go over the pros and cons and the experience and so you can see the results. It makes managing your hair in the summer so much easier.
Hope everyone is having a great start to their week. Happy Monday! We are going to play with water tables today, woohoo.
Shirt: Nordstrom / Jeans: Gap / Sunglasses: Versace
I am loving tie knot tee’s lately. They are so stylish and my favorite way is to wear them with jeans, or shorts when the weather gets warmer. I am loving this one from Nordstrom rack, linked above. It is a bit sheer and I am wearing it with a tank underneath, but it is light weight and perfect for summer. The green is a light green, but I love that I could pair with a variety of accessories like darker greens, oranges, whites and grays. It also comes in a variety of colors and fits true to size, it is a steal for under $20.
It is still cool here in NYC, but next week it should start getting into the 80s and starting to really feel like summer. Does anyone have wonderful summer plans? We are trying to plan our vacations now for the summer.
Sweater: Gap sold out, similar here and here (non-maternity) / Jeans: Gap Maternity, non maternity here / Coat: Express old, similar here and here (under $20!) / Boots: Steve Madden / Bag: Urban Outfitters
Spring is coming to a near end and I thought I would share one of my favorite spring trends. I love this aqua blue sweater, it is one of my favorite colors and it is so warm and cozy. It is maternity, but I linked to a few similar sweater above, non-maternity. I also love a good trench coat and these ruffles on the coat are too cute and make the outfit super stylish. I can see this outfit made for summer by replacing long jeans with shorts, a short sleeve aqua sweater and a light tan jacket or sweater for summer nights.
These pictures were taken my last few weeks pregnant and I can’t believe I was this pregnant and now Aria has been here for over 2 months. She is such an angel and I can’t wait on giving you guys more of an update on her.
Hope everyone is getting ready to have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend and has some exciting plans. We are planning on keeping it low key, maybe a few BBQs but just relaxing for most of the weekend.
Sweater: Gap sold out, similar here and here / Jeans: Gap Maternity, non maternity here / Boots: Steve Madden / Bag: Urban Outfitters
Sharing today my favorite spring sweater. I love purple so much and this sweater is so warm and cozy. Spring in New York means mild temperatures, think 50 degrees, and this sweater is so perfect for those mild spring temperatures. This sweater is from gap and under $100. It is maternity but I am also linking to non maternity sweaters as well. The lavender is also the perfect shade and compliments so well. My sweater has sold out but I linked to similar ones above. I also can’t believe these pictures were taken when I was pregnant. It is so amazing how the time flew.
Dress: Forever21 / Shoes: Jessica Simpson / Headwreath: Custom made by my mom 🙂
Sharing a few pictures from my maternity shoot I did almost 2 months ago with this gorgeous lace spring dress. I love lace so much, it is literally my favorite. I want to wear lace all spring because it is so feminine and girly and exactly how I am. This dress is non maternity, and under $50 from Forever21. It is such a steal. Forever21 has really been having so many looks I am loving lately and such affordable fashion. I am going to get ready to do a big spring shoot all non maternity clothes (yay!), and can’t wait to share with you guys what I end up finding.
I can’t believe it has been almost 2 months since my maternity shoot and that my pregnancy is over. Aria is such a dream, she just eats, sleeps and poops haha. I didn’t get around to doing a bump update while I was pregnant, so below is a list of a few questions I was asked during my pregnancy to share with you guys.
- How much weight did I gain? 35 pounds
- Did I get any stretch marks? Nope and I only got them on my boobs with Lucas during the first trimester. With Lucas I used Bio oil to prevent stretch marks and with Aria I used this organic butter stretch mark I ordered off Amazon. The Bio oil worked great but I was so sensitive to smell with Aria I had to find something that had less smell.
- Did I get any morning sickness? Yes a ton, I lost 7 pounds in the first trimester and the morning sickness really didn’t go away until 16 or 18 weeks. I did end up having a girl and she had a full head of hair. So maybe the old wives tales are true?
- Did I get swollen feet or legs? Nope, not with either pregnancy.
- When did I start wearing maternity clothes in my pregnancy? Around 13 weeks I went into maternity jeans because they are so comfy. I never really liked the belly bandit for maternity jeans for me. For the other clothes I really tried hard to size up in non maternity clothes.
- Did I get heartburn with my pregnancies? I did with both, but it was a lot worse with Aria I had to really stay strict with what I ate, portion sizes, time of day or had to rely on tums to help a girl out.
- Did I face more mood swings or was I more emotional? Both, definitely a lot of mood swings, more than with Lucas and I am always pretty emotional but I was a bit more with this pregnancy.
- When did I start to show? I started to show sometime in the second trimester. I wasn’t “larger” the second time around, I was actually smaller I am not sure if it was because I was carrying a girl.
- When did I share the news? We usually share the news around the 12 weeks mark and try and get everyone informed by 20 weeks. We are superstitious so we like to wait until we are more into the pregnancy to share the news.
- Are you nursing? Yes, I nursed Lucas and I am nursing Aria. My boobs are huge!!
Sweater: Target / Jeans: Gap / Sneakers: Nike
Today I am sharing my favorite Athleisure look. Athleisure has really been my go to for comfortability lately, especially while I was pregnant. Running around with a good pair of sneakers (I usually wear Nike) is really key, it helped with my lower back pain a lot and keeping my balance. I paired this super soft and comfy Target sweater with some jeans, sneakers and I am ready to head out the door. It is so easy and stylish and I am able to run mom errands all day long. I also did a post last year on Ahtleisure and wore leggings with my look. You can really style the athleisure look as detailed or laid back as you like.
Hope everyone is having a wonderful day xoxo.