Monday
Apr212014

Denim on denim

Above: J Crew denim buttondown, Mother muse jeans, via Viola Lovely, Isabel Marant Crisi boots, Hermes Evelyne

 

Post Easter recovery in full swing today. This was a big one, Daphne's first! You can't be Greek and not love the lamb. Or olives. Or feta. And as suspected, she loves all three.

I wore my official uniform all weekend- denim on denim. Pretty much works for every day and every occasion. Disguises spit up rather well too. Husband and I did some wine tasting, ice cream eating and antiquing. 

Mini Daphne-update......the person on the other end of this wave (she just learned to wave back, so we are pretty excited here). She is perfecting her strut. Favors dark denim flares and chic neck accessories. Our girl is also working on some teeth, which sadly translated into nadda much sleep around these parts.

Also indulged in some pre-Easter pampering at Julie Michaud Prettology. The facial was nothing short of amazing. Brow shaping is a new must for me, the kind of thing better left in the deft hands of experts, and something I will be headed back to get on the regular. And can we dish on this sublime matte pink lipstick? It's from their own in-house line. Perfect to show off my new and improved pout. I am full on addicted to the Sara Happ lip scrub they sent me home with. that matte lipstick can take a toll on the pucker, after all.

Friday
Apr182014

Cauliflower, Squash & Red Curry Stew

 

This stew is a great little number. Crosses the gap between winter [hearty] and spring [lightening up].

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Wednesday
Apr162014

Hatch S/S 2014 

Images: Hatch

 

No, I don't have any news to share on baby #2 front. However, I am still obsessed with Hatch, the line of chic transitional maternity clothing.

My love for the line is three fold:

It rises to the challenge of creating quality, timeless maternity clothing that you want to wear. It is also clothing you can wear post baby for years to come, since they are typically trend averse basics with a twist.

And look at this styling? I want to live in the spring lookbook.

Finally, the looks above are all modelled by former beantown model Jessica Clements. No, she doesn't have a bun in the oven, but rest assured if she did, she would totally look this good. You might remember her from this Neiman Marcus event from waaaaaay back when! 

Almost enough to make me consider baby #2. But not quite;)

Monday
Apr142014

Crop Tops for All

Above: Ace and Jig Rosemary Patio Crop via Covet + Lou, Cynthia Vincent maxi via TJ Maxx (similar via Tibi), Nine West loafers, Proenza Schouler bag

 

My new-mom ego was totally propped up when the Boston Globe asked me to submit my one must have item for spring. And yes, I went with a crop top. Crazy talk for a new mom, right? You would be wrong. Infinitely wearable. No, seriously. 

Proof is in the pudding and the shots above.  I paired this lovely crop from Ace and Jig with a long maxi for a much needed dinner/date night out at Row 34. I was comfy. Felt cute. I did wear a black tank underneath, but it is still about 50 degrees outside to be fair.

I do anticipate eventually going without an underpinning. Perhaps post beach with some jean shorts? In warmer weather with some high waisted denim?

The thought of a slight belly flash is great motivation to shed these last baby pounds. Though, should I never expose the belly, I'd be equally happy with the purchase and its layering potential. This great article from the WSJ inspired me to finally take the plunge. Just look at these amazing wide leg leopard pants with a crop sweatshirt from J Crew. I NEED to replicate this look. 

 

Image: WSJ

Thursday
Apr102014

Lavender Bees Knees

Cocktail du jour.

If you take anything away from reading my blog, take this. It is easy. And AMAZING. Yes, deserves all caps my friends. This cocktail single handedly made me remember my love for gin. Which was quite strong in the college/immediate post college years, if memory serves.

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