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Labor of Love

SEE LARK! | Labor Of Love

Hubby and I are taking childbirth classes and one of the questions posed to the group is “What helps us relax?”.  Besides things like massages and deep breathing, music of course ranks high on the list for most. What was interesting to learn is the music shouldn’t any specific genre like classical or jazz, but something that you personally enjoy and the tempo can vary based on the progression of labor. This of course gives me a great reason to create a new playlist, a “labor of love” if you will.  Here are some of my top picks for “D-Day” that can also work for general relaxation.

1. Tough Love / Jessie Ware

2. This Is Love (Feels Alright) / Camera Obscura

3. Heart Is A Drum / Beck

4. Stay With Me / Sam Smith

5. The Mother We Share / Chvrches

 

[Photograph by Mary Kate McKenna]

Laced Up

SEE LARK! | Laced Up

I have really been drawn to lace lately and was dying to find a lace dress to wear for work and play. Versatility is key given that my current wardrobe is on a time limit. This Isabella Oliver dress is perfect with a blazer or leather jacket. I wore it solo for my baby shower and will top it with a sweater when it gets colder. Read more

The Handbag Bucket List

SEE LARK! The Handbag Bucket List

Why do women love handbags so much? It’s simple, your body size may fluctuate but your handbags always fit!  With a quick switch, a handbag can instantly bring your outfit up a notch.  Over the years, I have debated whether expensive handbags were indeed good investments or a waste of money.  Like a typical consultant, I have concluded that the answer is “it depends”.  I own a couple of designer handbags and with each one, there was careful research and consideration before taking the plunge.  I discovered that after all that hard work and saving, it was a great feeling to finally own it.

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Eat. Shop. Do.

SEE LARK! | Eat. Shop. Do.

Here’s a tale from the Twilight Zone…I have been thinking a lot about Isabel Marant and her gorgeous booties this week, deciding whether to splurge or not. Then all of a sudden, I get this Outnet email notifying me that their Isabel Marant inventory is selling up to 60% off and Gilt features Isabel Marant for the first time on their site yesterday.  Is it fate telling me something or was it just that my Internet cookies were turned on?  You be the judge.  Have a great weekend! Read more

High Low Simple Chic Outfit

SEE LARK! | Simple Chic Outfit

There is something appealing about a loose-fitting caftan dress. With the right draping, it’s easy, flattering, and quite honestly forgiving. I love the look of white in the Fall and Winter and this Zero + Maria Cornejo dress is one of my favorites with a pointed hemline and crepe fabric. Riller & Fount’s Sebastian dress is a very close look-a-like made of micro modal and spandex (along with a lighter price tag).   Read more

Tucked In Top

SEE LARK! | Tucked In Top

I must admit, I was skeptical about tucking a top while pregnant. I didn’t think it would be flattering but as the belly grew and the tops got longer to cover, things started to look moo-moo-ish…and not in a good way. So I thought, “What the heck! let’s give the half tuck a try!” and was surprisingly pleased with the outcome. Read more

Talking Clutches

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Is it just me or are our accessories getting a little mouthy lately? Everyone, including yours truly, went head over heels for the Zara clutches that spoke a little fashion truth.  If you missed out on those beauties and still looking for words of wisdom, then check out these clutches that can help get your point across. Read more

Eat. Shop. Do.

SEE LARK! | Eat. Shop. Do.

I saw this Jimmy Choo ad and thought we could all use a little Kit Harrington eye candy to brighten our Friday.  You may know nothing Jon Snow, but you sure do look pretty good wearing those high tops <swoon>.  You’re welcome! Read more

Star Themed Baby Shower

SEE LARK!| Star Themed Baby Shower

My sweet friend Kylee planned a “twinkle twinkle little star” themed baby shower for an intimate party of six this past weekend.  I loved the little touches of star fruits, confetti and garland.  There was even a star pinata. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a chance to a take picture of it before the smashing commenced, but you can see the aftermath here.  Additionally, the blue hydrangeas, cocktails of Prosecco and Blue Curacao, and navy blue nail polish party favors (Essie’s Style Cartel) were a stylish nod to a baby boy.  I am feeling very thankful for friends and loved ones who took time to pull an event together and time out of their busy day for a little quality time. What a perfect afternoon! Read more

B Is For Blue

SEE LARK! | B For Blue

Hubby and I had the pleasure meeting up with Mary Kate, our wedding photographer, to help us capture some pre-baby moments together.  I felt compelled to wear blue for the baby boy we expecting.  Therefore, it was an excellent reason to put on my navy blue leather jacket (my favorite piece from the Phillip Lim x Target collaboration) and handbag and sport dark blue nail polish.  My favorite pairing for navy blue is gray and I am amazed at the stretch of this Tart infinity dress (last seen here).  It still fits ladies! Read more

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