Monday
Feb252013

Bows, Studs and Spikes

Above: AG leggings (this update for spring, in grey is fab), Milly Marzia Jacket, Stuart Weitzman moto boot, Longchamp Balzane, Camilla James Spike earring (via M Flynn), Shirt by....I have no idea! Blame baby brain.

 

Found these outfit photos floating around from pre-NYFW chaos. And the blizzard (you'll notice the lack of any snow drifts). Sorry for the tardiness in posting! Now that I have come clean on my pregnancy I can reveal I have a severe case of baby-brain. I remember nothing. Except to eat. A lot.

At any rate, this outfit includes my new AG leggings, pretty much the most comfortable pant ever....that I am living in and wear every day. They aren't terribly legging like, in fact, they are more jean like, but are made of a soft cotton that is just the right amount of stretch. A new obsession is born. I may need to buy them in every color.

Hope you survived blizzard round two this weekend! Not to traumatizing this round.

PS, is winter over yet?

PPS, any reader tips for other super comfortable jeans like this? AG has been a fast maternity favourite for sheer softness but I am open to suggestions and I know you all have impeccable taste. 

 

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Thursday
Feb212013

NYFW Lauren Moffatt Fall 2013: Cabin Rentals

 

 

Lauren Moffatt's Fall 2013 collection, dubbed Cabin Rentals, was a whimsically rustic take on the classic Moffatt silhouettes- full of gamin/mod dresses and vintage details. It is always a joy to see and experience her presentions, this time in a Soho loft space, complete with kitschy hotel key as the coveted entrance pass.

Inspired by a trip to the Catskills, the models were perched atop tree trunk bases, within what is surely one of the chicest cabins I have ever had the chance to stumble upon.

I am mad for Moffatt's print, which ran the gammet from floral, to bold color block chevron stripes.  The refined jackets are what I will personally be looking to invest in come fall, I adore the bright piping, long and short lengths and the pop of the gold buttons.

This presentation also marked the debut of Moffatt's winter accessories line, composed of darling muffs, mittens, and fur dickies. Now, if only I had these goodies to see me through the rest of this dreary season...

The collection had musical accompaniement supplied by a solo guitar player, but Moffatt used a lot of musical inspiration while designing (think Rolling Stones, Troubadors, etc)- check out her complete play list here on spotify.

 

Image: EW.com

Tuesday
Feb192013

A Bundle of Joy & Converse Well Worn 

 

Above: Zara tunic (similar), Converse Well Worn All Stars (c/o), Michael Kors moto jacket (similar here), Lululemon leggings, Qi Cashmere vest, Jerome Dreyfuss Carlos tote, Lily & Migs necklace via UsTrendy (c/o)

 

“Well Worn sneakers are a sign of a life well lived, and these purposefully tattered Converse suggest a life lived to the fullest.   After all, shiny perfect things have no soul.   People who wear Converse have always taken pride in the beating they give them.  When it comes to a pair of Chuck Taylor All Stars, that wear and tear is a beautiful celebration of experiences that left their mark.”

Do you remember your first pair of Converse? Were they plain? Bright? Patterned? Lovingly worn, broken in, slightly tattered?  My first pair were sparkly. I bought them years ago and still wear them when the occasion calls for a little je ne sais quoi and light reflecting silver sparkle.

Confessional: I swore up and down I would not be that person- to sacrifice fancy heels for sneakers but low and behold, when I am out running errands and need something fashionable and comfortable, I turn to sneakers. Especially now that the Mr. and me are expecting our first little bundle of joy (surprise!). Time to spill the beans and come clean, since you're bound to notice my rapidly expanding waistline sooner or later. What does this mean for Mon Petit Chou Chou? I will attempt to answer the age old question of whether maternity clothing can be cool. My outfits will be may be more about dressing for comfort, perhaps the recipes lean more towards comfort food for my cravings, and a nursery before and after pic may pop up...but other than that, business as usual, that is my pledge.

But back to the topic at hand, my comfortable and impeccably broken in, Converse "Well Worn" All Stars (check out all the gorgeous spring colors, replete with studs and stripes)- which they were kind enough to allow me to test drive.

These high tops are more fun than your run of the mill black ballet flat (or the suburban soccer mom uniform of flat riding boots) and make me feel like I haven't sacrificed all the "cool" to impending mommyhood.  The icing on the cake, they have done the breaking in for me with these beauties, oh so faintly scuffed, with a hint of sun bleached fading, achieving out of the box what would take you years to perfect! This is good people. You pay a premium for it in denim, no need to do so here.

Not only is the Stellar Blue shade perfect for jeans, tees and warm layers right now, but will easily transition to warmer months this spring when I pair them perfectly with flowery dresses and skirts. I look forward to our warm weather family outings, husband in his All Stars (which he took the time to break in himself, as photo documented in the pic above), me struggling to lace mine up over baby, and of course, baby's first pair. Excited to leap into spring and see what the coming months hold for all of us.