Friday, October 10, 2014

Pants: J. Crew
Boots: Frye

Some truths about this outfit...

...I wore it last weekend, since the majority of my time now is spent in scrubs (I sense a blog/ebay sale coming soon - I just can't justify all the nice clothes still in boxes since we moved)

...The pants are these ones - yes, they're maternity pants. Not the over-belly third trimester kind but the end-of-first beginning-of-second trimester side panel kind. I'm back to my pre-pregnancy weight but have a residual tummy pooch that will probably require a lot more crunches/less carbs and these pants are the epitomy of comfy. Unfortunately they're also saggy, and a mid-rise would be much more flattering since these are designed to sit below the bump. I requested a pair of black skinny pants in my next Stitch Fix so we shall see.

...The babe spit up on the pants...and I just wiped it off and still wore them. Gross, I know, but part of reality with a four month old. Another reason to have a blog sale, since I own a ridiculous number of dry-clean-only J. Crew tops that I will probably never dare to wear again.

...These boots are by far the most expensive wardrobe purchase I've ever made. They were almost 40% off on Amazon when I bought them last year, but still sooo expensive and I have a twinge of guilt every time that I wear them. But they're perfect.

...I'm still wearing my hair in a top knot despite the hairstylist's advice at my last appointment to not wear my hair up so much to try to stilt my dreaded postpartum hair loss...and also despite Stephen informing me after two years of marriage and two more years of dating (a.k.a. 4 years of top knot-wearing) that he prefers my hair down.

...My style has done almost a 180 since having the babe...I'm all about long, drapey tops with fun patterns and stretchy, skinny pants...and no dry-clean only (I'm embarrassed to say that I never evah checked the care tags before now). 

...Do these qualify to link up with Jen? I think so. Also linking up with the Pleated Poppy and Tara.


  1. You should feel LESS guilt every time you wear these boots because you're just getting more of your money's worth every time! They really are fab.

  2. Admittedly, I clicked over to the beautiful beautiful boots and had to let out a sigh when I saw the price tag. Mayyybe if they go in super sale. I'll be trolling Amazon. And my clothes are covered in spit up and snot these days. No shame in it! I'm sure it's a lot better than what winds up on your scrubs!!! Oh and ps, top knots 4 life.

  3. Always and forever top knots! And I'm in the same boat - loose tops and cheap-o skinnies from Forever21 so I can continually change sizes without feeling guilty for buying a pair of jeans every month. ($7.90 for a pair of jeans is so hard to beat!)

  4. I understand about the purchase guilt. I have that too... since I just purchased 7fam jeans -- but I absolutely love them! they are dark wash. I know you have been looking for a good dark wash pair.. so check out gwenevieve (sp?) 7fam on hautelook. I will send you link once they go back onsale. They seem to have the sales every 4-6 weeks.

    And on the blog is one of the SAKS dress purchase I made a few weeks ago :) the purchase of buy one get two free!

    1. it's actually gwenevERE... not vieve. oops.. I posted some pix on the blog. let me know if you are gonna get them :)

  5. Cute outfit! 1) Expensive items can be justified if you absolutely love them and will wear them all the time. Much better to have one pair of "wore them till they fell apart" boots, then multiple inexpensive pairs that you sort of like, then sell or donate the next time a "kinda like" option comes around. 2) Don't feel guilty about selling dry-clean only clothes. We all have different wardrobe needs as life progresses. If you don't want to go the ebay route, you could consign. Most consigners love, love, love J.Crew items. The only catch is that they have to be seasonal - no white jeans in September, and no wool sweaters in March. 3) Hair out of the way is probably a necessity for your job, and so the little one doesn't grab it all the time (along with necklaces and hoop earrings - ouch!). See if your hairdresser can give you some other options to pull it back, like lower or side buns, or braids. It's still out of the way, but you get some variety. Cheers - Jennifer

  6. You're as beautiful as ever! Those boots are perfection, too. Don't feel guilty ;)

  7. Girl, sometimes I wear an outfit 2 days in a row. Regularly. Or just swap out the jeans for new ones w/the same top. You'll get more time later.


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