A Stylish Love Af-flare

These jeans! Normally I like to warm you up with some small talk, a little Schur house-of-crazy update, but tonight I just want to talk about these jeans! They are "shaping" jeans from H & M, and I feel like they do wonders (you can tell me if I'm delusional) for creating a long leg and for holding  me in in the right places. Now if they just had a built-in bootie, then I'd really be in business! 

Now onto the small talk: We've been home from Hawaii for a whopping 48 hours, and my mind and my body are still on island time; i.e., not wanting to be in the rat race and wanting to sit around watching the ocean all day. As my husband likes to remind me, once you have kids, vacation is not really, well, vacation; it's more like combining travel and some fun and a lot of work and little sleep. Luckily my parents were with us and helped out a lot with the kids, so it did actually feel like vacation a lot of the time. One of these days I'm going to vacation in a hotel room with a nice cozy bed, serious blackout shades, and no children. It's gonna happen--I'm going to get that elusive full night of sleep. Just you watch. 

Ok kids, it's late and I'm trying to be on good behavior, so I'm out for now. I hope you're all enjoying the first week of spring and enjoying restful nights of sleep. You ingrates. 

All my love (and a little resentment),


Maternity Fierce

So as you can see, I'm doing my damndest to stay fierce while pregnant. I'd say I nail it about 5% of the time. Mostly, I just want to wear my joggers and my Stan Smiths and not put any makeup. I'd probably stay in bed all day, too, if I could somehow manage it. This pregnancy has been a lot more difficult than my first, primarily the physical discomforts. A lot of days it's hard for me to walk normally, and I don't know how I can possibly be this, well, PREGNANT at 5 1/2 months! What am I going to be like at 7 or 8 months? Eek!

Anyhow, this particular day Nahal and I ventured out to do a photo shoot with the stunningly stylish Raina Washington of The Embellished Closet. I kind of don't want to send you to her site, because it gives me major blog envy every time I look at it. How can someone be that photogenic? If I didn't love her, I'd probably hate her. Consider yourself lucky, Raina!

A note on the outfit deets: The dress is H & M, non-maternity, but it's sold out online. They may still have it in stock in stores, though! The sunnies are Warby Parker Hall in Whiskey tortoise. I've included similar products below!

Happy viewing, and I hope you're all having a great weekend!

Haute Ashbury