Breton Stripes and Camo

Self portrait, entitled: where is the bump? All I have is junk in the trunk!

Above: TopShop Jacket, H&M Shirt, J Crew Tote (luxe Alexander Wang version here), Stubbs & Wootten Loafers via J Crew, J Brand Maternity Jeans


I put my lessons to the test (from the Camera Ready boot camp I took last weekend! great intro course) and took some indoor outfit shots this weekend.

It took me a few tries to get the tripod up just right, get all my settings in synch, and I still need to work on hiding the remote control a bit better;) But all in all, not terrible. I chose the future baby Zervas nursery as the backdrop, the only empty space in the whole house with good lighting. 

My first outfit post with maternity jeans! I am at the awkward stage where my regular jeans are too tight and the maternity jeans are a little too loose, lots of adjusting and pulling up, though I'm sure to be thankful of the room down the road.  My research on maternity jeans has been extensive, so much so I feel it is deserving of a separate post. Boring? Or something you'll bookmark for future use when you are faced with the same issues? Much to husband's chagrin, I have tried a lot of denim options, from Old Navy to the J Brand. It seems a shame not to share my rigorous scientific method via the internets.

So, the votes shall have it. Yay ou nay for a maternity jean post?


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Tory Burch Spring 2013 From Runway to My Closet


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The new Tory Burch Spring 2013 collection has definitely caught my eye. Hippie chic, it is just begging for a tropical Tulum. 

The emroiderey, pattern, bright hues entwined with linen, tie die, and the gowns, from her runway straight to her website, loved it then, and love it now. 

Here are the items at the top of my shopping list for spring.


1. Mini Tassel Rosary Necklace

2. Katie Fisherman Bag

3. Gatlin Sweater

4. Puka Strand Necklace






NYFW Discovery: Veronica Beard Fall 2013 & Viola Lovely Trunk Show


Veronica Beard, new for me, unexpected, and such an utterly happy New York Fashion week discovery this February. 

The brand is helmed by two Veronica's, of the sister in law variety, Veronica Miele Beard and Veronica Swanson Beard. Between them, this glam duo have a shared background in finance, seven children, and one fabulous fashion line. Initially launched with "The Jacket" in 2010, Veronica Beard has grown into a full fledged sportswear line, mixing luxury, statement making separates, while staying true to the basis for the line, classics such as the jacket. 

Staged at Bill's Food and Drink, the presentation was part reveal of the new fall 2013 collection, part fabulous society party. Print, fur, tweed and gold velvet mingled with press, fashion mavens, and socialites. Inspired by the American West, the collection ranged from coonskin caps, Western plaid shirts, and leather jump suits to glam deco dresses and gold leather trenches. This is an American west I would gladly hitch up my wagon to explore.

Locally, you can find Veronica Beard at Viola Lovely who just happens to be hosting a trunk show in their Wenham locale on Wednesday March 13th! Serendipitous timing.