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Thursday I managed to do what almost seems impossible these days: my hair, makeup, and outfit.  Yes, I know– you are thinking, so what?  But, that’s a big triumph for me.  Now, I know that I didn’t do much with my hair– after all, I did pull it back and clip it up with a barrette, but it’s something.  Also, I really liked the way that my eye makeup came out that day.  I didn’t do anything superbly special or different– it just came together effortlessly.

My outfit isn’t anything earth-shattering but based on my limited options I felt that it was a good choice.  These olive-green pants from Old Navy have finally gotten to the point where I can no longer zip and button them.  I couldn’t believe that they were able to work as long as they did seeing as they are non-maternity.  For this outfit I pulled out the belly band to disguise the fact that the pants can’t zip or button.  Luckily, the shirt had a lot of length to it so it helps to conceal everything.  I added the maroon cardigan for warmth and went with slip on shoes.

The funny thing is that I didn’t even do anything remarkable that day.  I put all that effort in just to make a trip to Target and the grocery store to pick up a few things for Christmas dinner.  But, it did feel good to put in the time and the effort.

As I’m writing this it’s Christmas Eve and my husband and I just got home from seeing Star Wars.  I wanted to see it last weekend but he wanted a lazy weekend and I couldn’t begrudge him that.  But, I was also concerned with the holidays and the impending birth of our daughter that we wouldn’t get to go see it– but we did and I am extremely grateful.  I’m thinking of it as an early Christmas present– perhaps what might be our last date for a very long time.

Merry Christmas,

Carla

Wednesday I based my outfit off of the pin on the left.  I pinned it awhile ago and I really like how she is rocking a midi length skirt, the grey booties, a white shirt, denim jacket, and scarf.  It’s dressy yet comfortable looking and with the muted tones of blue and grey in the skirt it just screams “FALL!” to me.  I re-created this look using items that I have in my closet.  The length and color pattern of the dress I bought for my baby shower worked perfectly in my recreation of this outfit.

I would have liked to layered a white t-shirt over the top of the dress to make it look like two separate pieces but I need a new white t-shirt– the one that I would normally wear has a stain and needs replaced.  Instead, I went with a white v-neck sweater.  It worked out o.k., but as I would move and shift throughout the day the sweater would creep up over my big ‘ol baby belly.  Sadly, I found myself tugging it down throughout the day.  I added my dark denim jacket and rolled the cuffs like in the original photo.  Because the colors in my skirt are different from hers I chose to go with a pink scarf— not to mention that I don’t have a plain grey scarf.  Lastly, I thought about my tan suede booties with this outfit but I didn’t think that they good and so I went with silver mary janes.

This is the fourth time that I have styled this dress.  The first time I wore it was at our housewarming/baby shower and I went with a magenta pink cardigan.  The second time I wore it to class to teach and paired it with an olive-green cardigan and brown flats.  The third time that I wore it was to my second baby shower and I layered black leggings underneath and a black cardigan over top (not pictured.)

So far this dress has been a great purchase and I know that I will be able to wear it postpartum, also.

-Carla

Yellow Vibes

Yellow is not a color that is featured heavily in my wardrobe.  It’s not one of my favorite colors and with my blonde hair I often find that it is hard to pull off.  But, I do have a few yellow items and it seems that I’ve gravitated towards the sunshine color lately!  Last week I paired a pastel yellow cardigan with a deep teal jewel toned dress.  Today, I went with a bright yellow blouse anchored by black trousers and a leopard print blouse.

Yellow and leopard print is not a new/wild/creative/out-of-the-box combination.  As you can see, I’ve paired the same yellow blouse with the same leopard print cardigan twice before–once in a professional outfit with a brown skirt and once in a more casual pairing with jeans.  I’ve also done a lighter, pastel yellow sleeveless shirt with the leopard print cardigan, dark wash skinny jeans, and sandals for a Spring-time outfit.  Lastly, I’ve done a gold yellow sweater and a mustard yellow sweater with two different leopard print scarves and skirts.  Knowing that I’ve done this shirt and cardigan combo. before I actually tried my outfit with a Kelly green blouse.  However, that blouse could not accommodate my pregnant body.

-Carla