This weekend is the first one is awhile to come quick with the long weekend last week! I’m all for that, but we have a lot to do this weekend so I don’t think we’ll get much relaxing in, except for my Mom’s birthday that we get to celebrate this weekend. Happy happy birthday to the best woman I know! With everything we’ve been through, especially the last couple years, our family has grown even tighter. We love our Mom so much. Of course, today our hearts also go out to our country as we remember 9/11 and all the families touched by that tragic event. Our school is donating money to the cause and we’re wearing red, white and blue in honor of the special day. I’ll be in NY next week and that city is so fierce and lively and vibrant. Can’t wait to go back and enjoy the spirit of the city.
I’m super excited to find a great pair of dark skinny jeans with some stretch that are under $40! You never know when ordering online and especially in the juniors department how things will run so I ordered a 7 (thinking that might accommodate my growing belly) and a 5, and the 5 ended up fitting that bump perfectly. But, if I weren’t pregnant, I would order a size down and try a 3 since the stretch tends to loosen as the day wears on. They are long on me, but almost everything is! These jeans are still super cute rolled with booties (I like to see a bit of ankle anyway with that look).
I wore these jeans twice this week already, once when we went to get our first hot Starbuck’s drink of the season. I normally drink coffee at home, but this week I splurged. The pumpkin spice lattes have arrived and I know so many people go gaga over them, but I still prefer a nonfat white mocha. This pinkish (although it’s called ‘Burgundy’) Madison & Berkeley Cowl Neck Sleeveless Top is so comfy and easy to wear. I liked it so much I ordered a second one in blue (that actually looks purple online). It also comes in grey.
I’m not surprised at how much I love this Halogen Side Slit Double V-Neck Tee since Halogen makes my favorite slubby tee, but this one is a little fancier with the double V, side slits and nicer fabric. I’m wearing a small, but almost wish I got the XS or petite though because the v neck tends to show shoulder bra straps if it’s on the big side. I’m wearing it with my new Jolt skinny jeans(size 5), but I’d advise sizing down since they have a good bit of stretch.
And I think I found a great dress to take to New York next week for the BHG blogger event. This is my first time going and I’m so excited to get a couple days in the city with my girlfriends. I’ve been checking out the weather and it looks like New York is still pretty mild and since we’ll be in one outfit for a very long day, this Leith A-Line Turtleneck dress will transition easily from day to night. This is one comfy dress and comes in grey and black too, but I love the plum for this time of year.
It’s not huge on me, but even with the cinched waist, I wanted something a little slimmer. I’m looking at this Treasure & Bond military vests $52! (but I thought it looked a bit long for this shorty) or the Gibson Linen vest (but that linen might end up a wrinkled mess). Maybe the Caslon military jacket is the winner. We’ll see and I’ll keep you posted.