tunic: c/o shein leggings: old navy boots: zulily
February 4, 2016
February 3, 2016
February 2, 2016
February 1, 2016
top: c/o shein leggings: old navy boots: dsw
Chris and I have talked about how we'd love to be able to buy a new house in three years or so. We'd love a living space that's bigger, we'd love Addilyn to go to a different school district and Chris badly wants to live on acres of land. It feels pretty off in the future, but the other month Chris found this huge piece of land really close to us that was ridiculously cheap. No house on it, so we'd have to go through quite a lot to find out if it was buildable. So of course all logistics and finances aside, we spent some nights looking at house plans online just for fun.
To no surprise we have completely opposite tastes. And funny because if you ask me to describe Chris' taste in a house I may use words like gaudy, showy and ugly. If you ask him to describe what kind of house I want he'd say old, beat-up and ugly. Now of course neither of us would use those words to describe our own tastes. I want a beautiful, more rustic, simple, cozy house and he'd say he'd like an upgraded, modern, big house.
Turns out someone else put a bid on the land and there seemed like quite a lot of steps and money just to see if it was buildable, and we wouldn't even start thinking about that process for a few years so it isn't happening. And we're both totally okay with that. I'm not quite sure how we'd survive starting from zero and trying to find a compromise with both our tastes.
Good thing we have a few years before we have to work on that!
January 28, 2016
top: target (non maternity) leggings: old navy boots: just fab initial necklace: c/o stella & dot
leaf necklace: charming charlie
My sister and one of my best friends threw me a baby sprinkle last weekend and this is what I wore. Except that I ended up putting on jeans right before I left. Probably unnecessary. I just bought this top at Target. It was $27 which is more than I usually spend on a shirt but I loved it. Plus it is non-maternity and I know I'll wear it plenty after baby.
A few weeks ago I was contacted by Christine, who sells Stella and Dot pieces. I've seen and heard plenty about the company, but have never owned anything from them. I was super excited when she said she'd like me to review something from her site. I immediately looked at the personalized pieces. I don't usually spend much on jewelry (the leaf necklace I'm wearing was $6), unless it's personalized or meaningful. I can't tell you how many things I bought with an A on it or with Addilyn's birthday on it after she was born. And I love them. They are small, easy to wear with everything and they make me really happy.
And this necklace is exactly that. Small, pretty, goes with anything and meaningful. I may have cried when I got it in the mall because it not only has an A on it, but an I, which is our baby boy's first initial. Naming a baby is a ton of pressure and I still can't tell you I'm 100% sure until I see his sweet face, but we love the name and can't imagine changing it at this point. (I know it's annoying when people are hush, hush on their baby's names but I figure we're close enough to him being here I'll wait, except for the I!) I've worn it almost everyday since I got it and I love that it has both my baby's initials on it.