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;)


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


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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Above: Clover Canyon maxi, H&M blazer, Warby Parker sunglasses, Hall in Cherryblossom (c/o), Proenza Schouler PS1, YSL wedge


Probably a little early for a silk maxi, but I have a raging case of spring fever. I wore this out last week to the BCRF benefit at Saks, with none other than fellow Tufts alum Reed Krakoff in the house. Great of him to come out and support the cause, along with his mom (so sweet!).

Hubs abandoned us for a man's weekend. I confess, I was a little nervous going three days on my own with Daphne for the first time, but we both emerged unscathed. And mom is a little more confident in her mommy-skills. 

While hubs is away, the mice will play. Daphne and I each got a new swimsuit for the summer at J Crew. Mom and babe mix and match Liberty prints. Now, bring on the beach!


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Chipotle Black Bean Soup & Jalapeno Cornbread


Healthy, quick, delicious, repeat. And repeat I have. This recipe has seen quite a bit of action this cold spring.

Most recently at my moms group get together. Yes, I have gone totally suburbia and I am in a moms group. Good for mom, baby, and most of all, good for belly- you should see the feasts!

I like to really kick up the heat in both the bean soup and the corn bread, but you can easily scale it back to make it a crowd pleaser. Let's just call a spade a spade and come out with it, the cornbread.....AMAZING. Cornbread recipes usually leave me sad with a dry, bland flavor, that crumbles in your mouth. Not this version, which is dense and full of flavor- a little bit sweet, a little bit spicy. It also makes enough for two loaves, freeze one, eat one. Or make one spicy, one mild. Win/win.

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