I keep finding myself drawn to delicate chain necklaces with simple circle pendants, the kind of elegant, go-with-anything piece you can wear everyday. You can wear one alone or layer several together. I've rounded up some pretty examples here.
It's practically too hot to move, but there are some adorable outfits (many on sale!) to keep little ones looking and feeling cool as we get into the dog days of summer. After all, what could be easier or breezier than a darling one piece?
For when you literally want your clothes to do the talking for you, here are some options running the gamut from cheeky to sweet to revolutionary.
After two babies, a lot of what I used to wear at the office just doesn't fit me anymore. It's not just the weight fluctuations - my rib cage, for example, expanded to accommodate growing a baby. Other clothes that still fit aren't conducive to having to pump at work. And since I can't rock my maternity shorts at work, I feel like I'm regularly on the hunt for pieces that manage to be both professional and flattering.
Work-wear gets a bad rap for being boring and bland (not to mention frequently uncomfortable), but if you have to look professional full-time, that's a lot of hours to spend in clothes you mildly hate. And there's no reason to do it that when more and more brands crafting interesting, office-appropriate clothing with a commitment toward sustainable and ethical production. So as I try to build up my grown-up wardrobe, here are some of the items and brands on my wish list:
For an easy, every day look, I love this boxy blouse by town clothes, paired with of mercer's skinny black trousers. I would probably live in this combination.
I also like this dramatic color-blocked dress from of mercer, and think it would pair nicely with this cozy but still structured cardigan from babaa (love the bright yellow).
For warmer days, this linen wrap dress from conscious clothing looks pulled together while still keeping an easy-breezy feel to it. And how sweet is the floral print on this button-up from reformation?
More staples that I could see entering heavy rotation: this silk tee from elizabeth suzann and a polished but oh-so-comfy black skirt from the champion of everyday, reliable clothing, everlane (with pockets!!).
I can't get over this gorgeous, raw silk jumpsuit by ozma. It would simplify the morning routine to just throw this on and run out the door; you can imagine it going from work to dinner meeting to drinks perfectly; top it with a blazer and it would pass muster in a more conservative office environment too. Of course, knowing me, I'd spill on it instantly, and sticky little fingers are an unavoidable part of life right now, but a girl can dream, right?
Hello, my loves! Hope you all had a happy and relaxing weekend. Every weekend should be a three-day weekend, don't you think?
Highlights of this one included an impromptu visit from a dear friend from California, picking up nursery hand-me-downs from good friends (and getting to spend some quality time with their adorable baby in the process), and a long-overdue haircut for me.
I am so so excited to be pregnant, but I can't deny it's been taking a toll on me (and my back, and my feet, and my ability to sleep . . .). Plus, work has been busy and stressful, and it was time for some pampering. So I used the gift certificate J got me for my birthday and took myself to the Scott J. Aveda salon for a little me time.
Happy three-day weekend! Just in case you wanted to sport the stars and stripes head to toe, I'm here to let you know that it is possible.
Top to bottom, left to right:
1) Sweater, available at ASOS.
2) American Apparel bikini.
3) Legging from teeki.
4) Americana aviators at Urban Outfitters.
5) Keds shoe available at Nordstrom.
Plus, my favorite potato salad recipe ever: I'm planning to make some this weekend with sliced black olives, thinly sliced red radishes from the farmer's market, and scallions, and then I'm going to try very hard to subsist on more than just rose and giant bowlfuls of potato salad (but that's what summer holiday weekends are for).
My vacation's long gone now, but in an effort to keep that joy and relaxation going, I've done a round-up to bring a touch of the Big Island to the Big City (see what I did there?).
Even if the only sun you're getting are the harsh beams bouncing off concrete sidewalks, these items for your closet, beauty cabinet and home can help incorporate the scents and prints of paradise into everyday routine.