01.12.2016

The Last of The Baby Bump Era: Oversized + Off The Shoulder

off the shoulder sweater, itsy bitsy indulgences

It’s a little bittersweet to write this blog post today, as it is officially then end of my “baby bump style” era. These past 9 months were certainly a journey in many ways, and I enjoyed the one of dressing to my ever changing body (although, I might argue that the post-pregnancy body is a little more difficult to dress to than the one with the cute little bump). In the final months of pregnancy, the last thing I wanted to do was purchase an item that I would only be able to wear a handful of times before our little one arrived. So I started to look for roomier pieces that would cover the bump, but also look “oversized” and chic once that bump disappeared. This sweater was a piece that made its way into heavy rotation. I love the oversized nature for a day of running errands, and with the added off the shoulder touch it can easily be dressed up for a night out or a fancier brunch. If there is anything I have taken away from the past 9 months it’s this: versatility is key… find pieces you can wear more than once, to more than one occasion…. or maybe that’s just simple common sense??

{Outfit Details || Sweater: c/o Shien | Jeans: 7fam (worn with a bellaband) | Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell (ordered 1/2 size up) | Hat: Club Monaco | Purse: Prada, similar option here | V necklace: Gorjana}

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off the shoulder sweater, itsy bitsy indulgences

off the shoulder sweater, itsy bitsy indulgences

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01.07.2016

Rips, Studs, & Bumps

ripped denim, pregnancy style, itsy bitsy indulgences

As I move through my last week of pregnancy (little one will be arriving this week one way or another) I can’t help but feel a sense of excitement. Anticipation to start this life that we have been preparing for over the past 40 weeks. Putting our skills to the test… those swaddling techniques we worked to perfect, the sleep schedule we researched, those baby calming tricks we watched and committed to memory… I want her here so we can try them out! Yet, on a much more shallow note, I am looking forward to some of life’s more simple pleasures. What are those you ask? Well, I can’t wait to tuck in my shirt again. I was always a fan of the front and side tuck… and a belly simply hasn’t afforded me with that opportunity. I’m excited to zip my pants again (I know this may actually take some time), seeing my toes, and being able to put socks on independently.

So, it only seemed natural that one of my last pregnancy posts would feature a few of my favorite pieces that I can’t wait to continue to wear post-pregnancy. Take this top and jeans combo. The day I can zip and front tuck the two together my neighbors will hear a small shout for joy. This cozy fringed knit… well, I’m looking forward to wearing it with a belt (I almost forgot what a belt was…) or with a crisp fitted white top.

While a part of me will miss this little bump that has grown with me over the past 9 months, another part of me is anticipating the symbolic disappearance of it: the beginning of our little family.

{Outfit Details || Jeans: Lovers & Friends (on sale), worn with a bellaband | Cardigan: c/o Chicwish | Top: Nordstrom, (similar option here) | Shoes: Valentino (cheaper option here) | Purse: Ferragamo | V- necklace: Gorjana}

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ripped denim, itsy bitsy indulgences

01.05.2016

The Versatile Body-Con & A Little Fuzzy Pink

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When I first found out I was pregnant a lot of different thoughts ran through my head (all of which I have shared). One of them was a natural curiosity of how I was going to dress throughout the 40 weeks. I knew that I wanted to remain true to my general sense of style… and knew that I did want to look frumpy, or hide my belly. Yet, I also knew that I did not want to spend hundreds of dollars on clothes that would only serve a purpose for about 25 weeks of my life. Having those goals in mind, I shopped with intention and purpose (something I hope stays with me post-pregnancy). Key pieces needed to be able to move with me throughout the journey and early on in my pregnancy, around 15 weeks, I found just the piece I was looking for. This little body-con number was worn time and time again over the past 40 weeks… it grew with the belly, accentuated the bump, and made me feel anything but frumpy… essentially, it met all my criteria. I wore it in the summer months with a utility vest and transitioned it into winter with this fuzzy pink coat (which is so cozy) and over the knee boots. Versatile? Yes indeed.

{Outfit Details || Dress: Nordstrom (long-sleeved version) | Coat: c/o Chicwish | Boots: Stuart Weitzman (or here), similar option here, here | Purse: Chloe, similar shape option here | V-necklace: Gorjana | Pendant: David Yurman}

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12.29.2015

An End of The Year Instagram Round-up of My Favorite Outfits

Like I mentioned yesterday, I assumed the little one would be here, and therefore I would need to put posts on hold. Since she hasn’t yet arrived, I figured I would continue to keep myself busy doing what I love!  It was too windy outside to do a full on fashion post this past weekend, or to even bother doing my hair, so today’s post is a compilation of my favorite “everyday” looks… filled with pieces that I wear on a regular basis and most are on sale! If you follow along on instagram, then you’ve seen these looks before… but if you don’t utilize LiketoKnow.it, then here is your chance to find all the pieces! Hope you enjoy and have a wonderful day!

itsy bitsy indulgences {Shoes | Jeans | Sweater | Vest (actually our Christmas gift to my mom} | Purse}

shades of grey, itsy bitsy indulgences {Jeans | Shoes | Sweater | c/o Scarf}

IMG_6617{Allison pajama pants/top | Shannon pants/top | slippers}

cozy winter pregnancy style, itsy bitsy indulgences {Coat | Top (purchased two sizes bigger) | Leggings (purchased same size) | Shoes | c/o Beanie}

shades of pink, pregnancy style, itsy bitsy indulgences {Sweater | Faux Fur Stole | Jeans (worn with bellaband) | Shoes | Purse | Sunglasses}

faux fur stole, itsy bitsy indulgences {Sweater (similar) | Boots | Leather Leggings | Faux Fur Stole | Top (maternity, but can’t wait to wear it oversized with a front tuck post-pregnancy)}

workout gear, itsy bitsy indulgences {Leggings | Bra | Shoes | Top}

IMG_6347{Pajama Pants | Slippers | Mug}

pregnancy style, itsy bitsy indulgences {Jeans via A Pea in a Pod, non-maternity here | Shoes | Top (purchased two sizes bigger) | Vest | Beanie | Scarf}

rainy day pregnancy style, itsy bitsy indulgences {Jeans (worn with bellaband, and I distressed them more) | Boots | Scarf | Coat | Top (purchased two sizes bigger)}

12.23.2015

NYE Look 2: Red Lips & Faux Fur

lbd and faux fur, itsy bitsy indulgences

I pretty much feel as if this look is the complete antithesis of yesterday’s NYE look. I’d have to say that I’ve noticed the trend for my NYE looks veering towards basics and adding simple touches of glam to create that “special” evening look… and what better combination to create that “glamorous-let’s-ring-in-2016” look than a little faux fur and a bold red lip? Such simple little additions, that pack a real punch and up the ante of any little black dress. Of course, the perfect pair of shoes, excellent company, and a glass of champagne never hurt to help make the evening a little more special!

If you’re looking for some extra fun additions for your NYE ensemble, I love the options Chicwish offers. I particularly love this faux fur coat, this white and tan faux fur vest, and this faux fur cape.

You can find the winner of the OTF giveaway here.

{Outfit Details || Dress: c/o Chicwish, similar here and long sleeve here | Faux Fur Stole: Topshop, or I love this infinity version | Clutch: Old, similar here | Shoes: Valentino, found a new cheaper option here (very very similar!!) | Gold Cuff: Gorjana}

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faux fur stole, baby bump style, itsy bitsy indulgences

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LBD pregnancy style, itsy bitsy indulgences

12.22.2015

NYE Look 1: Tweed + Winter White

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This NYE will likely be spent two ways: (1) On baby-watch (jealous much?), or (2) On the couch, in stretchy pants, with a newborn, and maybe a glass of champagne (jealous much?). Needless to say, my NYE will be drastically different from those of the past. It used to be about making elaborate plans, planning the perfect outfit… and then hoping the night turned out the way I wanted it to… and more often than not the hype never quite fit the actual events of the evening. In the more recent years, the night has involved a trip away, just TJ and me, or an evening spent in with close friends (sipping cocktails and playing Scategroies…). Yet, one thing that has always remained consistent has been a need to add something a little special to every ensemble… and this tweed jacket, with its beautiful colors and textures, is just what a winter white dress calls for. It adds a touch of glam and adds sophistication to the oversized nature of the dress (because, let’s be honest… who doesn’t get bloated from copious amounts of good champagne?!). Hey, you know what? In either of the above scenarios, I just might wear this jacket regardless (it would look pretty fabulous with a black stretchy pants/top combo don’t you think??!).

{Outfit Details || Jacket: c/o Shein (good quality, great price) | Dress: Nordstrom | Clutch: Clare V. (similar) | Shoes: Valentino, cheaper option here (almost identical!), here | Bangle: Gorjana (similar)}

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winter white and tweed NYE, itsy bitsy indulgences

12.18.2015

Christmas Day Casual

black poncho, winter casual, itsy bitsy indulgences

When I was younger, I  immediately wanted to wear any new clothing pieces I received as presents on Christmas morning. Sometimes, there were even mid-day outfit changes. As I have gotten older, not much has changed. Anything new is typically worn day of. Yet, I always have comfort in mind when I’m looking to dress for the day. Since there will most likely (okay, definitely) be over-indulging on the day (think prime rib, scalloped potatoes… Christmas cookies, chocolate pie…. yes, not so itsy bitsy…) I like to opt for a looser fitting top. This poncho has been a favorite for the past two years, and it’s the perfect topper to any ensemble if you’re wanting to look chic and looking to indulge (another #winwin). And since I always like to look a little bit fancier than my everyday wear, these over the knee boots add just what I’m looking for (and are oh-so comfortable). We’re a casual family, who loves to get together, sip a little wine (not for me this year), engage in conversation, and share in the joy of the season… so this little get-up fits the bill.

Also, don’t forget to enter the Orangetheory Fitness Giveaway!

{Outfit Details || Poncho: Vince, old, very similar herehere | Top: Joie (old), identical here | Jeans: Hudson (ordered a size up) | Boots: Steve Madden | Beanie: J. Crew | Purse: Prada, cheaper option here | Gold Bangle: Gorjana (similar)}

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casual winter outfit, itsy bitsy indulgences

12.15.2015

Faux Fur Vest: The Perfect Cold Weather Accessory

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There is something about a sweater dress at this stage of pregnancy that makes dressing that much easier. It meets all my criteria: cozy, stretchy (that one is key), and still maintains a level of chicness. It was always my goal during pregnancy to maintain a sense of style, to not hide the bump, and to embrace the changes that were going on with my body. It wasn’t always easy, and there were definitely melt downs here and there (accompanied with copious amounts of tears and sniffles), yet I always found a sweater dress to be a key in achieving those goals. It’s not too tight, allows the bump to be shown off, accentuates in the right places, and provides comfort. I last wore this one on one of our baby-moon weekends in Carmel, and decided to winterize it this past weekend by adding my ever so cozy over the knee boots and favorite faux fur vest (did you catch yesterday’s weekend recap where I highlighted a few faux fur favorites?).

I’ve gravitated towards faux fur for several seasons. I love the feminine touch it adds to any ensemble, and think it’s a wonderful alternative to a plain coat for added warmth. With the temperatures stabilizing in the cold arena in Southern California, I find myself incorporating it at any chance I get! And I just may have bought a little faux fur for my little one!

{Outfit Details || Sweater Dress: Madewell (on sale!) | Vest: Ella Moss (similar) | Boots: Stuart Weitzman, cheaper here | Cuff: Gorjana (similar) | Purse: Chloe, cheaper option here | V Necklace: Gorjana}

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12.11.2015

Versatility in Tweed

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Let’s be honest here, dressing is getting a tad more on the difficult side with an almost 37 week belly. Words that I never thought would enter my wardrobe vocabulary have crossed my mind a few times… you know, words like elastic. Yet, given the challenge, I’ve been more determined than ever to not resort to TJ’s button-ups on a daily basis (which means they may have slipped in here and there…).

Enter this tweed coat. I love its versatility. I wore it completely casual, with distressed jeans and loafers, for a day of relaxing in Santa Barbara… then dressed it up with these leather leggings and over the knee boots for sunset mock-tails. For a pregnant woman, I’ve come to learn, versatility is key. Yet, the thing I love most about this tweed coat, and all HATCH articles of clothing (seriously, I could buy the entire store… and LOVE this dress and simple henley), is that they help you feel chic both during and after pregnancy. At 37 weeks, I’m not really looking to invest in “maternity”pieces… but I am willing to spend a little for something I know will still look fabulous once little Harper makes her world debut!

As always, I wish you all a wonderful weekend! It’s supposed to be cold and dreary here and my nesting instincts have kicked in full force… so it will be a weekend of completing that check-list for me!

{Outfit Details || Jacket: c/o Hatch Collection (comes in two colors) | Pants: Club Monaco | Top: Nordstrom | Hat: Rag & Bone | Boots: Steve Madden | Purse: Prada, cheaper option here | Cuff: Gorjana (similar)}

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hatch collection tweed jacket, itsy bitsy indulgences

hatch collection tweed jacket, itsy bitsy indulgences

hatch collection tweed jacket, itsy bitsy indulgences

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12.08.2015

A Boho Evening in Santa Barbara

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When TJ and I were trying to decide where to go for our last baby-moon weekend I insisted on Santa Barbara, mainly for the mild temperatures and laid back vibes. We opted to stay at a new hotel (for us) and fell in love with The Belmond. It’s located high in the Santa Barbara hills and lends its guests breathtaking views of the coastline. Being slightly more secluded than previous Santa Barbara hotels we have stayed at forced us to really slow down for the weekend. For night one, we opted to stay on the property, take in the sunset, and dine outside under the heated patio with the breathtaking star filled sky.

I knew that I wanted to wear something that would keep me warm, but also allow me to dress up a bit (I love a good old dressy date night). I opted for this new boho blouse and decided to top it off with this faux fur stole… which kept me warm and toasty (along with this leather jacket). I’m still pulling out the heels when I can… they give me that little something extra that I’m looking for when I’m headed out for the night.

Post dinner, we headed to the lobby (it was literally 15 steps) to listen to some Christmas music on the piano, a little hot coco, and a cozy fire place. Once we finished, I couldn’t wait to head back to our little casitas to watch a Christmas movie cuddled up in the cozy comforts of the room.

{Outfit Details || Top: Free People (I am wearing an XS) | Jeans: James, worn with bellaband | Faux Fur Stole: Topshop | Purse: Chloe, cheaper option here | Gold Cuff: Gorjana (similar) | Shoes: Valentino, cheaper option here | V Necklace: Gorjana | Pendant Necklace: David Yurman}

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boho pregnancy style, itsy bitsy indulgences

santa barbara sunset, itsy bitsy indulgences

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