Wednesday
May222013

Paris Packing List: Evening Outings X 3

 

 

Loosely based on what I wore out to dinner in Paris. I took some liberty with the accessories (i.e., I want to buy these items but don't have the $$ post trip, hah!).

 

1. Printed Biker Jacket, Zara

2. R&Y Augousti ZigZag Clutch, 30 Ponte V

3. Tunic Dress, Zara

4. Buffalo Head Turqouise Necklace, Zara

5. Python Heel

6. Call it Spring Weslia Wedge

7. Reed Krakoff Kid Clutch

8. Printed Shift Dress, Zara 

9. Pyrite Drop Earrings, Wicked Peacock

10. Linen Striped Coat, Zara

11. Oversized Vince Tunic 

12. Altuzarra Printed Heel

13. Biker JacketZara

14. Jerome Dreyfuss Crossbody Bag

15. Let's Bring it Back Necklace, Lulu Frost X J Crew

 

More ideas for French dressing?

Just picked up Lessons from Madame Chic, which I started on the flight. Lots of great common sense closet inspiration.

Monday
May202013

Maximize your Maternity Look: Week 23

Above: Anthropologie macrame maxi, Zara camo jacket, Jerome Dreyfuss Carlos tote (love this new version for summer), Dolce Vita strappy platform, necklace courtesy of maman MPCC

 

Finally! Some nice weather to wear the assortment of maxi dresses I have been stockpiling. This beauty is from Anthropologie (of course, home of pretty much every cute maxi in existence, and another great spot I have been picking up maternity gear. The Bordeaux line of t-shirts are generously cut and oh, so comfy!).

For more of my maternity chic ideas, check out my ever growing pinterest board.

I wore this layered with my camo jacket, to give me the illusion of a waist, now long gone. I have a bump, I swear!! The dress is also sleeveless, so I wanted to keep layered up for our Marshalls Spring Fashion Event (recap highlights here).

The event went swimmingly and I made it the night in these strappy platforms. Expect to see this maxi appear in many shapes, layers, and looks in the coming months!

Thursday
May162013

Out to Dinner as Optical Illusion

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Above: Zara shift dress, West Elm make up bag as clutch, TopShop necklace,

Call it Spring Weslia shoes (c/o)

 

Before I pack, I usually try on outfit options. It is a great way to make sure seperates work with each other and, when you are growing every week, day, hour, make sure that everything still fits. This was a quick series of snaps while packing for France two weeks ago and a dress I wore out to dinner while on babymoon (for those of you tracking, this was at 22 weeks;).

This dress has been everywhere thanks to Zara's global reach, but I forgive them, because I have had a lot of luck shopping there for roomy maternity looks (shopping a size or two up- what my chic friend over at Ritournelle said most French moms* do when dressing the bump). A trapeze cut is roomy for baby to be and flattering for mom. I was initially unsure about something so short, but it also looks great as a top over some leggings. 

My other pregnancy fashion must, wedges. Heels have gone by the wayside for a bit, but when you need a little height, a platform will definitely do. This minty fresh pair are from Call It Spring, a new chain from our friends at Aldo. They ring in at a very budget friendly $50! I checked out one of thier stores over at the South Shore mall a few weeks ago, very cute goodies.

*I have been reading Bringing up Bebe and really love a lot of the common sense ideas and practices they detail. I'll definitely leave some of the French tips by the wayside, but all in all, the book has me yearning for some excellent public health/baby care options a la the French. State supported extended maternity leave and full time daycare? Definitely a win/win.