Monday, December 26, 2011

From My Home to Yours

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!  I know I did.  Even if it wasn't my most fashionable holiday ever:
Maternity shirt:  Jelly Bean Apparel (etsy)
Wishing you well in 2012!  



Thursday, December 15, 2011

Dontcha Just Love a Good Deal?

If you're like me, you've been running around crazy Christmas shopping for everyone except yourself.  (Ok to be completely honest, if you're like me you're also shopping for yourself.  Monday night as I was headed out the door for a much needed Mom's Night Out, when my husband says:  "You're going to Pittsford right?"  I say: "yes."  He responds:  "Would it be really unromantic if I asked you to pick up a Del Monte Spa gift card for yourself?")  So yeah, I'm buying my own presents too, but that doesn't mean I wasn't thrilled to see the awesome Tory Burch boot sale going on at Suzanne's Distinctive Fashions in Pittsford.

That's right ladies:  50% off Tory Burch boots.  I've never seen them discounted this much.  I think I'll have to zip over there tonight and check out what they have.  (I already called to see what is available in size 9).  Nothing wrong with wishing yourself a merry little Christmas...right?

How about you?  Are you going to treat yourself to something this holiday season?  Do tell :)

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Pregnant in Heels

Poetic License shoes via Lilipad Creations, GAP maternity jeans, 
Kate Spade bag, Old Navy maternity tee, Forever 21 sparkly cardi and necklace, 
Mossimo for Target sunglasses, Michael Kors watch, vintage ring and bracelet.

OK, so I'd love to tell you that I look like this every day and that I'm just that much of a woman that I can walk around with a 30lb bump in 4 inch heels. Sadly, this is not the case. I've spent the last few months in the same pair of Old Navy boot cut maternity jeans, some boring t-shirt and sweater, and shuffling around in these hideous KMart slide-on, slipper-looking beasts because they are comfortable and most importantly, I don't have to bend over to put them on.

On Sunday, some great friends threw me and another prego friend of mine a "Sprinkle" in honor of our babies-to-be, so I figured it was a good a time as any to try to put an actual outfit together and blow dry my hair. This was the end result:
Side View
If you had xray vision you'd be able to see the leopard slippers in my bag.
I lasted about an hour in the shoes...not bad if you ask me. :)
I have to admit that I cannot wait to have my body back and wear cute clothes again (not to mention lose the waddle). I'm 35 weeks today - so hopefully this baby will be here in 5 weeks or less and a few months after that the fashionista will be back in action. Here's to hoping!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Had to Share! Great Article and Video on the Pantone Color for 2012

Orange you glad Tangerine Tango is the color of 2012?

Tangerine Tango, an electric orange red, is the color of 2012, according to the Pantone Color Institute,and I for one am extremely excited about the news. It’s warm, uplifting, and energizing, and it happens to look great with almost every skin tone. The vibrant shade has already made its way onto fashion designers’ radars and surely there will be even more examples to come, as Pantone’s predictions influence all manner of consumer product manufacturers from cosmetic companies to paint suppliers. We’ve pulled together some fashion and beauty options that are already available to give you a jump on your 2012 style. Watch this episode and let us know what you’d like to add to your closet.
Each year the Pantone Color Institute forecasts the color for the year ahead and the due diligence is intense. Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Institute who spearheads the project, notes Pantone experts scour the world and consider what’s percolating in every possible industry. They also put Eiseman’s background in psychology to good use. “There’s a lot of homework that goes into it. But it’s also, what is it that people are needing? There are a lot of concerns out there and serious issues we are facing. Color, from a psychological standpoint, can be uplifting. We arrived at this particular orange because it’s hopeful and optimistic and also has sophistication.”
There are many fun ways to incorporate Tangerine Tango into your fashion and beauty picks—some more extreme than others.
For a bold statement, H&M has an adorable retro brocade cocktail dress ($49.95), and the fit-and-flare cut goes with the ladylike vibe of spring 2012.

If you prefer separates, Forever21 has a structured blazer ($24.80) that looks great with denim.

Use the hue as an accent with a pair of tangerine heels from J.Crew. These Mona patent pumps are a splurge at $218.

Urban Outfitters has an attention-getting fringe bag with a gold chain-link strap for $59.

My personal favorite is to go with an orange-red nail polish or matte orange-red lips. Try the look with a gold or neutral brown eye shadow so your lips can take the focus.
What do you think of the color of the year? 
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