Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Miserable in Florals

These photos were snapped when I think I had about 5 weeks to go in my pregnancy. They were also taken the week that I discovered I had developed something called a PUPPs rash – it was an early symptom of the cholestasis that eventually played a role in my need for en emergency C section but I won’t bore you with the details here (you can Google it if you want to see what nightmares are made of). It was incredibly aggravating and annoying, not to mention that it cut into your ability to sleep at a time when, just before you are about to put your body through the endurance test that is life with a newborn, you really need your sleep.

I swear I dropped about $400 that last month of pregnancy on every single cream and itch remedy conceivable trying to get this beast under control. I also spent a lot of time wandering about in very loose fitting clothing that promoted air circulation (like this dress – which I paired here with boots because my legs and feet were swollen and I needed to wear support stockings to help with circulation…yep, pregnancy is super glamourous).

boots: Franco Sarto / dress: Old Navy / vest: Tom Tailor / necklace: Stella and Dot

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Sticking To My Guns

So, as hot and uncomfortable as I got towards the end of my pregnancy, when the heat of June and July hit, I never totally abandoned my love of all black. I could never bring myself to do that – sometimes you need to stick to your guns.

tunic: Zara / leggings: Thyme Maternity / shoes: Toms

Friday, September 15, 2017

All The Frills: Two Months!

She’s older now, obviously, but here’s my amazing Eleanor Elizabeth Medea when she turned two months old. I seriously can’t believe how quickly the time is flying by.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017


I was really nearing the home stretch when these photos were taken…and doing that weird thing of semi-cradling my stomach in photos. Which I fully acknowledge is weird but I couldn’t help myself here. Seriously, it's hard to know what to do with your hands sometimes.

leggings: Motherhood / shirt: ASOS / cardigan: Pins + Needles / shoes: Toms / necklace: the Bay / sunglasses: Aldo

Friday, September 8, 2017

All the Frills: Too Many Phone Cases

So apparently I have a thing for collecting phone cases….anyone else change their phone case semi-regularly?

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

I'd Rather Be Anywhere But the Office

Worn very close to the end of my pregnancy when I was really finding going to work unbearable. Despite being uncomfortable and cranky, I think I look rather well put together for a day of meetings.

dress: Thyme Maternity / necklace: Stella and Dot / shoes: Aldo / sunglasses: Aldo

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Poker Party

I tried to cram in a lot of visits with friends during my last few weeks of pregnancy (seeing as how I knew I would be sticking pretty close to home in the first couple of months after baby’s arrival) and so this was worn on a Saturday to play poker at a buddy’s house (I even won the pot and everything!).

dress: F21 / leggings: Old Navy / shoes: Aldo / bracelet: Stella and Dot / necklace: Stella and Dot / cuff: gift from my mother / jacket: F21 / shoes: Aldo

Friday, September 1, 2017

All the Frills: If I Lose Mine Honour

I recently got an advance copy of my book in the mail from my editor! And, perhaps even more exciting, it’s also now available on Amazon!!!!!! I can’t believe it’s real…

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Ugh. Just Ugh.

Worn in June for our last bit of baby shopping – it seriously seems like such a long time ago now. I was hideously uncomfortable by this point – I got some crazy rash on my stomach amid all my stretch marks (turns out it’s a thing that happens to some women in the third trimester and it can be indicative of a pregnancy-related liver issue, which wound up being one of the reasons for my emergency C section) and, alongside just all the other standard 8 months pregnancy stuff, it was driving me totally batty by this point, making a day of diaper and onesie shopping not a fun experience ... the look on my face basically says it all.

jeans: Old Navy / shirt: Old Navy / shoes: Toms / cardigan: Target

Monday, August 28, 2017

Looking Like I'm About To Pop

I will never get over how I could look so giant and pregnant in some things back in June (like this outfit, for example) and relatively not pregnant in other things. Guys, pregnancy is a magical mystery ride full of wacky optical illusions.

leggings: Thyme Maternity / shirt: Old Navy / shawl: ModCloth / necklace: snagged on my last trip to London / sunglasses: Aldo / sandals: Birkenstocks

Friday, August 25, 2017

All the Frills: Drink Service

A few years since acquiring it I remain smitten with this drink service set that I picked up at my local antique mall. And I finally found the perfect coaster set to pair with it. I tell you, I’m really on a roll these days!

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017


This isn’t actually a maternity dress but it did a pretty decent job in the last month or so of my pregnancy of serving as one – I just bought it a couple sizes larger than I needed and then added a tie from another piece of maternity clothing. Three cheers for moderate innovation!

dress: ModCloth / leggings: Motherhood / necklace: Stella and Dot / boots: Target / jacket: Joseph Ribkoff

Monday, August 21, 2017

Shower Outfit

Worn to my baby shower in early June! I love this so much because it’s sort of like the anti-baby shower outfit. Which basically made it perfect for the occasion.

leggings: ASOS Maternity / shirt: Old Navy / shoes: Spring / jacket: Joseph Ribkoff

Friday, August 18, 2017

All the Frills: One Month Old!

Obviously Eleanor is older now, but I couldn’t resist sharing these photos of her at one month – I mean, how adorable!

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