Back to Basics

Above: Anthropologie Level 99 boyfriends, J Crew button down (similar), H&M sweater, J Crew necklace (similar), Super Ciccio glasses, Isabel Marant heels (love this pair by Ann Taylor!), Louis Vuitton Speedy


Completed a closet clean out this weekend. Kind of depressing really, but good to get all the maternity gear out and have a blank slate of sorts. 

I also had to pack away some of the baby items already. It's a good thing she is out of preemie gear but breaks your heart in two at the same time that she is growing so fast! How is this already possible? 

Between your usual clothes and the maternity gear is this strange post pregnancy purgatory, which I currently roam. It is fashionless. Plain. And you don't want to really spend any money to make it anything other than that, because the goal is to fit back into your pre-pregnancy skinnies, right?

So I caved and bought some jeans- these slouchy boyfriend type jeans from Anthropologie. I am not terribly familiar with the line, Level 99, but I have been happy with the fit. This pair forms the foundation for my daily outfit. Funny how swapping out slippers for heels will instantly change a look. 

Now, from the closet clean out and sorted into the 'maybe' pile are these Marant heels. I love the idea of these heels but if I am being honest they have always been a little big for me. I bought them in a flurry of they are SO on sale, how could I not? It was between these and the first edition of the Marant sneaker wedge a few years retrospect, I chose poorly! Clearly sneakers will feature predominantly in my new life with babe and man, it would have been nice to have predicted that hit. Anyone found any full proof methods for making a pair just a smidge too big fit? Heel liners, cotton ball in the toes, have not worked here. Anything a cobbler can do? Otherwise I fear these are on the chopping block too!



Style Roulette: The Leather Boot 


Welcome to our second edition of Style Roulette.

Didn't see the inaugural edition? Refresh your memory here.

One item. Two distinct styles. Style 1, from myself. Style 2, from the talent over at Quite Continental.

This week we pay homage to the little leather boot. Isabel Marant's Crisi boot to be exact. It's a moto chic hybrid of her hidden wedge sneaker and the leather bootie that started it all, the Dicker.

It's the kind of boot you can pair with low key weekend wear or a boho chic maxi and moto jacket. A workhorse of a boot, hopefully appearing in my closet soon...


1. Etoile Isabel Marant Crisi Boot
2. 3.1 Phillip Lim Sono M Embellished T-Shirt
3. Sophie Hulme Floral Envelope Bag
5. Marc by Marc Jacobs Cameo Ring

Fall Wash


These photos look like I applied a fancy photo filter right? I've titled it 'fall wash'. Really, it's just the color of our back yard right now. A carpet of pine needles and yellow gold leaves, tinting everything.

I had a long overdue appointment with my hairdresser this weekend. My hair was approaching Rapunzel like lengths, doing it's own ombre type thing from lack of attention, and I even discovered an errant grey or two. Which I plucked immediately, but it was a wake up call to make an appointment, STAT.

Amazing what a little pampering will do for morale. It perked up the whole weekend.

Minus the jacket on this look, I realized it was really just a pirate costume (throws hands up in air) and I was feeling so put together!  I may have to recycle the look for tricker treaters next week!