Thursday, October 31, 2013

It's The Remix, Baby! - 30 for 30 Challenge

Remember when Kendi from Kendi Everyday used to do 30 for 30 remixes? I joined in on the fun in the winter of 2011 (see outfit recap here). Well, I'm giving it a shot again with some friends. Why not shake things up a bit in my closet?

Here are this round's contenders:

Uh... do I own anything that isn't black or gray? Doesn't really look like it! The weird thing is, I really do love bright colors. I guess I just stick with neutrals and basic pieces? After the 30 day shopping freeze, I should probably brighten it up. Any suggestions on adding more color into my wardrobe?


Trick or Treat


Happy Halloween! We are just rollin' with our gnomies today :) I've always had a slight obsession with garden gnomes so when deciding on Sebastian's first Halloween costume, the decision was quite easy. All I had to do was make the gnome hat with the attached beard and the rest of his costume is clothes he already had from Baby Gap (the boots are from Old Navy). He's the cutest gnome I've ever seen.

Serg and I are also dressing up this year... but that'll have to wait until Saturday when we head to my friend's annual Halloween party!



Wednesday, October 30, 2013

I'm a Crazy Dog Lady

Cardigan - Bobeau, TShirt - F21, Leggings - Target, Boots - F21

I might as well have had this picture printed at one of those mall kiosks and thrown it on with some leggings ;)

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

7 Month Must Haves


#1 - Munchkin Fresh Food Feeder - Sebastian was (is) gnawing on everything while teething and cold things seemed to provide him with some relief. I would fill this mesh holder with frozen fruit puree and he'd slurp away.


#2 - Fisher Price Laugh & Learn Apptivity Case - Before you judge me for the "screen time", know that I was 100% against handing Sebastian my phone to play with and I still am. But I found some really adorable Brazilian videos/songs that he loves. So the heck with it... 3 minutes isn't going to kill him.

#3 - up & up Soothing Vapors Rosemary/Eucalyptus/Menthol Baby Bath - Sebastian has been really congested lately because of the increased drool production from teething and the season change. A capful of this baby wash in the bath has helped tons.

#4 - Sassy Wonder Wheel - The fact that the suction cup on this toy actually works makes it an easy winner in my book. Sebastian goes crazy slapping it so the wheel can turn and all the little beads inside make noise. I toss it in my diaper bag when we go out to eat and it keeps him occupied enough for me to take a couple of bites.

#5 - Infantino Discover and Play Soft Blocks - We're still very into different textures, colors, & noises so these blocks have been a favorite lately. He also tries stuffing them into his mouth.

#6 - IKEA Leka Cirkus Play Book - This book is adorable. There's a little bunny you can pull out of a magician's hat. Need I say more?

Monday, October 28, 2013

7 Months


Well, that went by quickly. Seven months hit on Saturday and I want to sloooowwwww everything down. I will look at him sometimes and he doesn't look like a little baby anymore. Part of me is heartbroken and part of me is excited for what's to come.

What he's been up to lately:

  • Despite the beginning phases of eating solids being iffy... kiddo picked it up quickly and is now eating 3 meals a day and LOVING it. I love seeing how excited he gets as I prepare his little bowl. When I'm feeling brave, I let him feed himself. Which also means feeding Fifi.
  • He's got two teeth! Dude, those things are razor sharp. I thought he broke skin the other day. And I have to warn people who hold him. He goes for your face. Like a zombie.
  • Jumping like a crazy baby in his jumperoo. Sometimes I'm scared he's going to fly right out. Then I lay back down on the couch with my warm cup of coffee and enjoy the peace, lol.
  • He is making lots of different sounds lately. Serg SWEARS he said "dada". And daggers shot out of my eyeballs.

Patterned Pantalones

Blazer - Loft, Top - F21, Pants - Target, Shoes - Cole Haan

I'm really digging the print and fit of these Merona Ankle Pants from Target. So much so that I stopped and picked up a gray pair on my way home from work. It's not my fault. The 25% off coupon on the Cartwheel app made me do it.


Friday, October 25, 2013

My Little Pumpkin


I could just gobble him up.


Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Mighty Thor

 Denim jacket - Old Navy, Thor T - F21, Pants - Ann Taylor, Shoes - Moda Spana

I'm not much of a superhero girl (I'm sure that will change as Sebastian grows) but I have a bit of a soft spot for Thor. I got so excited when saw this tshirt on a random rack at F21 and it was my size. Paired with some heels and a red lip - POW! (see what I did there?) - cute little outfit for dinner with friends.

I've also worn this shirt with leggings, black chucks, and a black cardigan. And with jeans and my moto boots. I have a feeling it'll be in rotation for a while.


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Times Have Changed...

I was very lucky to have had an awesome roommate for three years in college (freshman year was a whole other story, lol). I'm even luckier that we're still friends and try to see each other as much as we can despite being about an hour and a half away.

Whenever we get together, we really can't help but laugh at how time's have changed. Mostly because we have gone from this:

To this:

This past Saturday, we celebrated her adorable daughter's first birthday at a gorgeous park. The weather was absolutely perfect and Sebastian had a fabulous time. Can't you tell by the look of pure joy on his face while swinging?


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Tuesday "Pinspired" Outfit Challenge

Since the "pinspiration" challenges have been such a hit, we've decided to keep them going every Tuesday. I will say that it has helped me pick out my outfits more quickly since I narrow down one piece I really want to wear and pull ideas around that. This time around it was my purple Target ankle pants.
Blazer - H&M, Shirt - F21, Pants - Target, Shoes - Moda Spana, Necklace - Henri Bendel

Inspired by:
  Found here: I Am Style-ish

The funniest thing was that I dropped Sebastian off at my parents' this morning, only to find my dad wearing purple pants too!
How cute is he?!


Thursday, October 10, 2013

"Pinspired" Outfit Challenge

I'm an active member of a Style & Beauty online forum (yep, super nerdy & I love it) where different trends, beauty products, and sales are discussed. We have daily OOTD posts, weekly Wednesday challenges, and the 2nd Tuesday of every month is focused on a "pinspired" outfit. I think it's a great way to try wearing things in your closet in different ways.

 Jacket - Target, Tank - Target, Jeans - Loft, Shoes - ShoeDazzle, Necklace - F21

Very loosely inspired by:

Not super interesting by any means but I'm so sick of my warm weather clothes. I'm ready for crisp breezes that allow me to wear boots! COME ON, OCTOBER!


Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Mommy's Little Helper


Ok, so he mostly just tried to shove the socks in his mouth but he sure does make folding laundry cuter.