As I transition back to my pre-pregnancy style, I am finding comfort in an all-black outfit. Black is of course slimming, but honestly the cold weather is what is really driving me to something simple and monochromatic. As a side note, stretch fabric is a girl’s best friend! Read more
Recently, Kerry Washington appeared on the cover of Allure magazine all freshed face. When asked about the photo, she admitted that she did wear some makeup for her no makeup look. I applaud her for being honest (but seriously, I would think there would be some makeup when you are talking about a magazine cover shot). I embrace and welcome a little help to appear au natural and with the recent arrival of my little one, I have been practicing a no makeup makeup look (even in the hospital!). The key is even skin tone and highlighting certain features. Here are my staples for creating a bare, but not really bare, face look. Read more
I love the warm and fuzzy feeling I get when the holidays come around. Friends and family come through town for visits and there are sales out the wazoo (is that word?) giving us the opportune time to buy things on our wish list. I am all about winter whites every winter (see my version of a winter white outfit from last season here) and feel that there is a place for this wonderfully neutral color for everyone, including your home. Here are some pieces that I have my eye on in both a high end and low end version – a tailored shirt dress for her, a cable knit sweater for him, and something furry and fluffy for your house. Which pieces would you choose?
1. For Her: Thakoon vs. Levi’s
2. For Him: Kenzo vs. J. Crew
3. For Home: Anthropologie vs. Overstock.com
PS: With continuous online sales, prices may be even lower!
As the title of this post indicates, I am grateful for sweatpants. I am also thankful for the fact that it is appropriate these days to wear sweatpants out in public (with the right styling of course). The stretch and comfort are a postpartum lady’s best friend and with the vast selection of styles and price points, gives me plenty of variety to choose from. This harem style made by Gap Body is a current staple of mine, perfect for a stroll in the park with the little one. Read more
I can’t believe it’s been two weeks since Baby Asher joined (and rocked) our world. So much has changed since his arrival. In fact I write this in bits and pieces via iPhone during late night feedings. Prior to his arrival, we had a lot of information and prep classes available to us. Upon delivery, we received more information on what the first two weeks would look like and tips to cope. I completely appreciated the advice but also found that it created some low grade anxiety. I would succumb to a “the book says” rationale and not rely on my own instincts. As a result, I have developed a list of my learnings from that first two weeks to help manage (and hopefully help other soon-to-be mothers’) expectations. Read more
Sales don’t seem to have the same meaning anymore. I remember working in a part-time retail job in high school and Black Friday was actually a big deal. But nowadays, it seems though that sales start earlier and store openings get a little more ridiculous each year. I love a good shopping haul but prefer to stay away from the chaos. This year for Cyber Monday (which really started on Friday, but let’s not get into that), I have my eye set on bigger items that are hard to come by on discount. Here are a few of my favorites, there is still some time left to save a little dough as you spend big. Read more
Howdy folks! You may have noticed that I have been a little absent in the past week. Our little man decided to greet us a little earlier than his due date. Pardon the hiatus as hubby and I learn to take care of another human being! On this day before Thanksgiving, we have so much to be thankful for and I wish you all the best for you and your family.
I discovered this in my unpublished archives. It was taken almost exactly a year ago when I had just changed roles within my company and excited to not travel 90% of the time for work. It’s nice to see that the outfit – a bolt of neon yellow in a traditional v-neck sweater and leather accents in a wool coat – is still relevant this season. It goes to show you that modern twists to classic pieces really pay off!
Like the title of this post indicates, I am a complete sucker for commercials. In a time where we have DVR, one can easily fast forward through those pesky ads. However, there are two that somehow caught my eye that is now on constant repeat in my head. Read more
A puffy vest is one of my favorite outerwear pieces. I had owned and worn the same ol’ black vest for years and finally upgraded to a new version in gorgeous green. Fortunately, it’s also one of the rare pieces that I can wear right now that is non-maternity! Read more