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!

Weekend Reading

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!

Weekend Reading

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Leopard Woes

I ostensibly stopped in at H&M recently to buy a new pair of maternity nylons in June (they’re cheaper there than just about anywhere else) and totally got mesmerized and drawn into the web of this leopard jacket. I seriously have a leopard problem…

jacket: H&M / leggings: Thyme Maternity / boots: Target / necklace: Stella and Dot / shirt: Old Navy

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Comfort First, Part 2

Like the Birkenstocks I featured in my last post, these Toms were also one of the few pairs of shoes that I could comfortably wear back in mid-June. And, honestly, even they were starting to feel really tight by the end of the day. I was compensating somewhat for my misery by wearing this green cardigan (as I’ve remarked a few times here, green is my favourite colour next to black) ... you know, just so that I didn’t look totally grim. Although I think the expression on my face belies that attempt.

leggings: Motherhood / shoes: Toms / cardigan: ModCloth / dress: ModCloth / sunglasses: Aldo

Friday, August 11, 2017

All the Frills: Makeshift Baby Space

So, while we do have a full nursery set up on the second floor of our house (by our bedroom), we fairly quickly realized that, when we were on the main floor (where the kitchen and the TV and the couch are), it was a huge pain to have to keep running up and down the stairs to do diaper changes, get clean blankets and onesies, etc. So we cashed in some accumulated air miles and got this little playpen, change table, crib combo. And because Eleanor doesn’t show much interest in sitting in the fancy vibrating chair we got for her, we’ve been using it as a place to store extra clothes, etc. As you can see from the below photos, it really is the height of glamour over here.

Weekend Reading

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Comfort First

These Birkenstocks may not be the most stylish of shoes but I was getting to the point where my feet were swollen and socks were just a nightmare to get on so the sandals became totally necessary in my last few weeks of pregnancy. Comfort first!

leggings: ASOS Maternity / shirt: Old Navy / jacket: Zara / necklace: Simons / sandals: Birkenstocks / sunglasses: Aldo

Monday, August 7, 2017

I Will Never Quit Leopard

Investing in a leopard print maternity dress seemed like the most appropriate thing I could possible do as I entered my third trimester some time ago. I 100% stand by the decision…

dress: ASOS / shoes: thrifted via Value Village / jacket: Joseph Ribkoff / necklace: Jenners / watch: Kenneth Cole / bracelet: Stella and Dot

Friday, August 4, 2017

All the Frills: The Dejected Cats

So my adorable fur babies, Conkers and Penelope, are settling into their new reality of no longer being the only babies in the house. So I wanted to pay them a little extra attention to this week and feature them here…because they truly are pretty adorable.

Weekend Reading

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Thank God For Casual Fridays

As I sit at home with baby Eleanor, a month into my eight month maternity leave, I'm looking at these photos from June and thinking "thank god for Fridays at work where I had no meetings and could head into the office wearing only relaxed and casual things!"

jeans: Old Navy / shirt: Old Navy / shoes: Toms / sweater: ModCloth / sunglasses: Aldo