It's fall again...

Saturday, September 13, 2014

 Top: Corinna heathered dolman top from Stitch Fix
Boots: Steve Madden via Amazon Warehouse

1. I recently saw this quote on Pinterest:

It made me think about how much I love fall, but it also made me reflect on the excitement and anticipation that I felt at this time last year in early pregnancy. Life has changed very much for the better since then (harder, but better!), and I'm so grateful for all of it.

2. It's been hard lately to find time to keep this little space on the internet going. I have several half-written posts in my drafts about intern year, motherhood, medicine that I can't seem to finish. I'm having a hard time expressing my thoughts completely on it (and maybe even grasping how I really feel about it) so I guess I'll finish them in due time...or maybe not, and that's ok.

3. In the meantime here's a shot of what I've been doing at work lately on my EMS month:

Emergency medicine has it's perks.

4. I totally missed out on the opportunity to do a sappy, sweet anniversary post when we celebrated two years on August 31. My mom gave us the best gift ever and flew in for the weekend so she could help us around the house and watch the little man for some dates. We went out to dinner twice (!) and also went for a hike, which was totally therapeutic and some time that we really needed together.

5. Continuing on the fall note, it's my favorite time of year for outfits. I recently picked up a few things using a credit that I had from my Loft (everything is currently 40% off with the code fallstyle!) I definitely did not need another pencil skirt, but the mustard pattern was too good to pass up. The blouse is breastfeeding-friendly and both the skirt and the blouse will be great pieces for an emergency medicine conference that I have in Chicago next month. The cardi and top are great basics.

 6. And another outfit that I planned to share last Sunday but didn't have time to post:

Skirt: J. Crew
Vest: J. Crew Factory, super similar here or here

The last time that I wore that utility vest was actually when I was very pregnant so it was nice to be able to zip it this time ha. I'm not sure that I love it how I wore it with the maxi skirt/tee but I think it'll look great over a striped top and skinny jeans/boots for fall.

7. You probably noticed from the pictures how big our little guy is getting...I feel like I can barely remember bringing him home as a teeny newborn on the cusp of being small for gestational I'm guessing he's 60th percentile? We shall see at his 4 month (!) check up in a little over a week. We love him so very much and he is worth the sleepless nights a thousand times over (I can't imagine what it's like to have a baby that sleeps through the night but someday it'll come). He is getting to be more and more interactive and it's such a joy...

Linking up with Jen // The Pleated Poppy


  1. He is so cute and you are looking GREAT! My little guy was four months last week and I can't believe how fast the time has gone. I'm a little envious of your boots... I'm getting a little tired of wearing flip flops!

  2. Stephen is so adorable... my boys have the same play outfit/pjs :)

    And if I ever change career paths and become an Emergency MD, I'd totally go for flight/lifeline MD :) just looks so cool!

  3. Happy (belated) anniversary! Yay for double dinners out - that's great. Love this look with the utility vest, and your Loft picks too.

  4. You look great and I'm glad to see that you are surviving (and thriving in) intern year! Your little guy is my favorite of your outfit accessories.


  5. I love the vest and stripped maxi skirt! Congrads on two years and surviving the newborn phase- no small feat!

  6. Erika, how do the J. Crew Factory white jeans fit? I know you, like me, have two J. Crew pant sizes. I have Cafe Capris & chino shorts in 2 but the Winnie & the Factory version Pixie (the Gigi I think it's called?) in 4, for example. I want these jeans really badly but am waffling on whether I should order my larger or smaller J. Crew pant size (which I guess would be 26 or 27 in this case...).

  7. He is adorable! I can't believe how quickly this year has flown by - fall is definitely in the air. It will be the holiday season before we know it - I'm not ready.


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