Make Me Blush

Happy September! This year is flying by way too fast. I guess it's true that as you get older, time speeds up. If only life had a "pause" button. I know that's such a cliche thing to say, but it's really true. Parker will be 4 weeks old tomorrow, and I literally don't know where that time has gone. I've been keeping myself so busy between seeing friends and family and trying to keep up with housework, thank you notes, laundry, etc. I think I need to slow it down a little and savor this time I have at home before heading back to work. I have been doing a bit of reading about "spirited" children (strong-willed children), and I found the chapter on extroverts and introverts particularly interesting. All of you who know me know that I'm as far as one can get on the extroverted side of the spectrum, which basically means that I energize by seeing loved ones and by meeting new people. Hence my non-stop social calendar. I get a little crazy and moody when I spend too much time alone. 

On this particular day, I was meeting a friend for lunch (hey, Amanda!), so of course I coerced her into doing a blog shoot for me. She's 8 months pregnant and it was hot out, but she was a trooper. We took advantage of this crazy cute store in the Castro; of course I can't remember the name of it...

My mom had bought this vest for me when she was visiting (thanks, Mom!), and I couldn't wait to juxtapose it with a feminine dress. I've had this dress for too many years to count, but I've linked a handful of cute blush dresses below. I pretty much want all of them! The vest is American Rag from Macy's, but I've linked a few others below. 

I want to say thanks to everyone who's been keeping up with our blog. Not to sound too "acceptance-speechy," but it means a lot to Nahal and me that you all take the time to peruse our site and who give us feedback. Extroverts love feedback! 

If there are ever any topics you'd like to see discussed, or tips and tricks for styling or anything else, we're all ears! 



Mind the Bump


Yes, yes, the rumors are true! I got new shoes!

Oh, and also, I'm knocked up. 18.5 weeks to be exact. I've somehow managed to conceal it, but it's about time I came out of the gestational closet, so to speak!

And, in other news, how slick is this River Island clutch? I’ve never been much of a purse girl; I’m too disorganized to switch my belongings from purse to purse on a regular basis (can anyone relate?). Since taking up blogging again, I’ve tried to diversify, and I just ordered a couple of bags from ASOS. And I love that no matter how big my bump gets, or how swollen my feet get, this little doozy will fit just perfectly!

I bought the dress off of Gilt eons ago, but it’s still for sale at Neiman Marcus Last Call—score! I’ve never felt too comfortable in shift dresses; they add bulk and I’m really not someone who requires extra bulk. But there’s something about this dress that made me risk a little volume in the name of fashion.

Paperwhite Shift Dress// Shoes: Cole Haan Cameron  // Bag: River Island Lime Zig Zag Frame Clutch // Lips: Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella


Patterned Pencil

I usually stick to solids when it comes to skirts, but when I saw this pencil skirt at Anthropologie this past weekend, it spoke to me. The colors and pattern make me want to go somewhere tropical, and the fit is so comfortable. Paired with this Helmut Lang blouse, the details really stand out. 

Skirt: Maeve; Blouse: Helmut Lang (find similar here); Shoes: Via Spiga (find similar here)