Sunday, May 21, 2017

Meeting Appropriate

Of course I wear all black to work for important meetings, of course!

dress: ModCloth / jacket: H&M / boots: Franco Sarto / necklace: Target / sunglasses: Aldo

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Snow in April

We got a bizarre spate of weather here recently (a lot of April snow!) so I had good cause to dig out this cozy shawl – it’s perfect for chilly days at my already overly air conditioned office...and for hiding my pregnancy bulge.

I'm at 7 months now and increasingly uncomfortable. Also, one (that's right, just one) or my feet has gotten monstrously swollen (probably my fault for wearing a pair of wedges for 9+ hours that involved a fair measure of walking but still, it was traumatic).

leggings: ASOS / shirt: Joe Fresh / shawl: ModCloth / boots: Aldo

Friday, May 12, 2017

All the Frills: Birthday Girl

So it was my birthday in April and, in addition to my helpmeet taking me for an awesome field trip to a local cat café that opened, I was also gifted this stunning orchid and two AMAZING books. It was a really swell birthday!

Weekend Reading:

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Feeling Nostalgic

Worn to meet a former colleague when I was teaching history at a local university…so basically a chance for me to get nostalgic about my days as a professor, before I started up with administration. And while I don’t regret my career choices, I mean the stability and job security have been great, I do look back with fondness at my time in the classroom too. But I really feel as though getting this book published is sort of my way of closing the figurative book on that chapter of my life – shifting my focus from conference papers and researching and drafting articles to family, travel, my coming soon daughter, and the challenging career I really do enjoy. But, for all that, I think I'll always likely have the odd pang of nostalgia or longing for what was...

dress: F21 / leggings: Thyme Maternity / jacket: Sears / necklace: Stella and Dot

Monday, May 8, 2017

Me, In Florals

Despite being not much of a floral person, I couldn’t resist this maternity frock from Old Navy. Mostly because it’s super comfortable, actually fits, and the price was right at a cool $40 (I mean for a dress I’m only going to wear for a few times over the course of 2 month period that is). Also, guys, as you can see, I’m crazy big now. It’s so weird knowing that’s my body. Honestly, I chuckle a bit when I cross in front of a mirror – I just can’t get over it.

leggings: Simons / dress: Old Navy / jacket: H&M / necklace: Stella and Dot

Friday, May 5, 2017

All the Frills: All the Pretty Pictures

I recently acquired two new pictures for my bedroom – this delightful print of the marriage of Anna of Denmark and James VI and a portrait of Archbishop Thomas Cranmer, one of my history heroes. One of these days I’ll have stop investing in so much nerdery, but that day is not today!

Weekend Reading:

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

I Never Want to Take This Cape Off

Holy Satan I love this cape you guys! Love it! Maybe it’s because it does such a killer of hiding my pregnancy stomach, maybe it’s because I just feel so damn chic in it. Who knows? Who cares? I love it!

leggings: Simons / boots: Aldo / shirt: Simons / cape: BB Dakota / purse: Zara

Friday, April 28, 2017

All the Frills: Apparently I Do Things in Triplicate

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that I had somehow managed to acquire three floral print dresses in my closet. Well, apparently, I’ve also managed to acquire three moto style jackets. There’s a chance I have some kind of weird problem related to buying things in triplicate.

Weekend Reading:

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Large and In Charge

It’s official – I am now 100% large and in charge. And I have months still to go…

Pants: maternity leggings / top: Thyme Maternity / blazer: Calvin Klein, thrifted via Value Village / necklace: Stella and Dot

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

What Is Happening With Florals and Me?

I recently mentioned here that I’ve somehow managed to acquired an oddly significant number of floral patterned things. I mean not odd in general but odd for me as, as I’ve commented in other posts, I’m not really much of a florals person – but I can definitely get on board with a black and grey floral print.

leggings: ASOS / dress: F21 / necklace: Aldo

Friday, April 21, 2017

All the Frills: Hitting the Florals Hard

Nothing beats adding some fresh flowers to your living space (even more so when one arrangement is a classy gift from your significant other and the other is a centerpiece you took home after a work event).

Weekend Reading:

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Gloriously Done

You can’t tell from these photos but, underneath my sunglasses, there is a look of utter serenity and contentment in my eyes. Why? Because I’ve finished with the review of the page proofs for my book and also with the massive project of the index! I’m done guys, gloriously and blissfully done!

leggings: maternity leggings all the way! / shirt: F21 / jacket: Joseph Ribkoff / shoes (and, yes, in retrospect, I do see the socks sticking out...stupid socks): Zigi / necklace: Simons

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Work Functions/An Excuse For All Black

Worn to a recent work function…can you tell that black is my favourite?

leggings: ASOS / dress: F21 / jacket: Wilfred / necklace: Stella and Dot