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),


So Studly

So I've entered the wear-heels-only-when-absolutely-necessary phase of my pregnancy. I swear, as soon as I bragged about rocking heels at 6 months pregnant, I suddenly could no longer wear heels. I can only pull them off for an hour or so at a time, which is just long enough for a photo shoot or to wear to and from dinner. I know what you're thinking, I can sense you rolling your eyes...but I'm a heel girl through and through, and as vain as it is, I just cannot give them up entirely. Feel free to judge! :) Being relegated to wearing flats doesn't have to be all bad though. See exhibit A below. 

Exhibit A

This particular day, I was in a huge rush to get dressed, as I had spent the majority of my morning toddler-wrangling. Contrary to popular belief, I typically spend about 3 times as much time getting Sylvie dressed as I do getting myself dressed. True story. So in my haste I accidentally put this dress on backwards, which actually worked quite well. The front is ruched and for some reason looked odd on my bump the last time I tried it on. The jacket was added for a little warmth, given that it's nearly summer in San Francisco, which means the weather is miserable and cold. Everything I'm wearing in this post is old, save the main attraction (shoes) but I've put links to similar items below, including a few ruched dresses. I love ruching. Pregnant or no, it's flattering and flexible. 

What are your favorite flats? I'm in the market, so recommendations are welcome! 

I had to throw this in...having way too much fun with Raina from  embellishedcloset.com

I had to throw this in...having way too much fun with Raina from embellishedcloset.com

As always, thanks for reading and have a super weekend! xoxoxo