Special Delivery: Baby Daphne!

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We had a very special delivery this week, baby Daphne decided to join us a little early (just like her mama....tis always better to be early than late).


Husband and I are learning many things, among them:

Poop happens; and it can actually be pretty funny. 

We have amazing friends, family, and neighbors, who have been generous, thoughtful, and supportive beyond measure.

Never underestimate the power of a casserole.

 Baby fashion is more important to me than NYFW.

We are so very lucky.


Back to the trenches, I'll report back on our experiments in sleep deprivation soon!




Dressing the Baby Bump: Week 38 Maternity Style

Above: Tibi dress via TJ Maxx (this season's Tibi maxi), J Crew necklace (similar here), layered with turquoise necklace (made by my mother), Proenza Schouler bag, Ray Ban sunglasses


You may recognize this dress from my recent baby shower. It deserved a second maternity wear though, so I donned it out for a weekend of housewarming, BBQ's, and parties. 

Another non-maternity purchase, made a size up, and one that will definitely be tailored post baby. I tried on a few sizes before purchasing and the only variable seemed to be the bust, the bottom being just full of material and generously cut.

I dressed it down with some sandals and aviators for the weekend outings. The beauty of a black maxi, dressy, casual, layered, on it's own, it is just so darn versatile. It was also a steal from TJ Maxx, which makes it all the better. 

I'd complain about baby Z's refusal to leave her cozy abode, pregnancy symptoms, blah, blah, blah, but I think we are all tired of that!! I can not wait to get back into my old clothes and some new fall purchases (i.e. motivation!). Major post baby motivation coming by the way of these Saint Laurent heels, which I just picked up. Date night with hubs, or pushing the damn stroller, I will be wearing these non stop.


Style Roulette: Lace Short Edition


Welcome to the inaugural edition of Style Roulette

One item. Two distinct styles.

In this case, the item in question is a pair of Harvey Faircloth Lace Shorts

Styled by myself, and Mariah of Quite Continental.

Where I am bold, she is often swathed in a more muted palette. Where I dive off the deep end for a trend, she is thoroughly entrenched in the classics. One thing we share? A passion for beautiful clothes. Where we diverge, well, that is the fun part.

Hop on over to her site to see her entry in this round of roulette. 

My selections are heavily influenced by my fall shopping list, some already purchased, some still waiting on the list, and some a luxe wish I'll probably keep on dreaming about.

My inspiration- classic, well tailored pieces that will transition from season to season for the investment items. Truth be told, I am trying that buy quality over quantity thing post baby. We shall see how long it lasts. 

The Saint Laurent patent pumps are hot. Hotness personified. Hell, I want to make out with myself when earing them. I can only imagine this feeling will be amplified once I am cinched into a Marant peplum bustier (hopefully forgiving on a post baby belly). Rounding out my look, an ingenious fold over clutch from Ms. Marant's main squeeze, Jerome Dreyfuss. Is it a clutch? A tote? All of the above, and a little slice of heaven thrown in. I checked it out at Viola Lovely last weekend and had to restrain myself from taking it home with me.

Try though I might, I can't get away from my H&M, they hooked me with the Paris Collection this season. It's heavy on the black, boho, basics. Worth a look, even though it is from this mecca of fast fashion.

1. Jerome Dreyfuss Foldover Clutch

2. H&M Paris Collection Blazer

3. Harvey Faircloth Lace Shorts

4. H&M Paris Collection Captain's Hat

5. St. Laurent Patent Pump

6. Isabel Marant Bustier