Let Them Pick

This entire post is brought to you by my family. My husband picked out my outfit, and Lyla picked out the poses we did for the pictures. How do you think they did?

This is what I wore out to celebrate my last day of working during the day with the husband. That night was also known as our last date night in a VERY LONG TIME! We went to see X-Men: First Class, and I must say I was very happy with it. My comic book, geek husband says they strayed from the story line a bit, but did a good job setting up for the movies that have already been made. For someone like me, who just likes the movies, it was a great movie. Have you seen this X-Men yet? If so, what did you think?

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Top-Target, Jeans- William Rast for Target, Shoes-Steve Madden

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Everybody, Everywear: Lace and Oxfords

This month for Everybody, Everywear bloggers everywhere are wearing lace. After the voting ended, an lace was announced the winner I automatically started thinking about what lace items I had in my closet. Unfortunately, I didn’t have any lace or lace accented pieces. I guess I did have a camisole or two that have a small amount of lace trim on the neckline. In my opinion that didn’t actually count. I didn’t even have any cute lace wrapped accessories. What I did have is a lace nightie. Insert giggles, snickers, or blushing. I immediately began brainstorming on ways I could make it appropriate to wear out.I lucked out and had a nice, cool day last week. I’m talking thunderstorms the night before and only reaching 65. I was ecstatic! That meant I could layer a bandeau under and a cardigan on top. That meant I could be completely covered, yet still show off my lace.

I took advantage of the beautiful weather, and my free time by going to the park and taking pictures on the bike path. I’ve taken pictures outside before, but it isn’t nearly as nerve wracking when your husband is taking your pictures. This was my first go around with outdoor self-portraiture. I lucked out and nobody went by on the path. I just had to deal with a construction worker gawking at me from the parking lot. I hope to do this more often, now that I am home with Lyla during the day. I guess I should start reading up on Hello Monkey Face’s Self-Caught Feature. I didn’t have any issues with other passer-bys until I moved up to take accessory shots.The Scoop

Nightgown-gift, Cardigan-Walmart, Belt-NY and Co, Jeans-William Rast  for Target, Shoes-Payless

How do you deal with curious onlookers? Any outdoor self-portraiture tips?

Lace | Everybody, Everywear

The best of my new uniform

Yep, I’m in that horribly awkward stage where my regular clothes don’t fit right and maternity clothes keep me busy all day yanking on them. What have I been doing to fight my hardest through this battle? I’m wearing dresses, tunics, or at least really long shirts with my sized up jeans. Depending on the day I may need to top this ensemble with the ever popular pregnancy band. Don’t even get me started on that thing. I feel that it is a blessing disguised as cruel hoops that must be jumped through each time you stand up.

I apologize again for my silence. Lots of things going on at the moment, and I’m having trouble staying on top of it all. The other reason being I really have not had many more than mediocre outfits. As I said earlier, this is probably the best of the best when it comes to my new uniform. I hope to pass this shortly, and have some time and energy to take pictures again soon. You can’t even see my 15 week bump here since, these are old(ish) pics.

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Striped Shirt- H&M, Dress- Thrifted, Jeans- William Rast for Target, Shoes- Skechers

I owe you an apology

On Monday I told you that I would be blogging Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Unfortunately, Tuesdays are crazy busy for me so I didn’t get a post pre-published. Yesterday was just a day for the record book. It was my long day at work, and it proved to feel like a long day too. I ran to the daycare to pick up my daughter’s dirty cloth diapers. I wanted to get a load started before I leave the house for the rest of the day. When I got home I had a horrible headache, so I decided to lay down for a moment. Unfortunately, I also forgot that since it was my long day at work I didn’t really have the time to lay down before I was supposed to pick up my husband from work. OOPS!!! I looked at the clock the same time I should have been pulling up to pick him up.

Luckily, today is much better!!!

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Shirt- Forever21, Scarf- Wal-Mart, Jeans- William Rast for Target, Shoes- Skechers

I should have knocked on wood


Last week I made the decision to delete all of my “wintery” pictures. After all, it was 60-70° out and official springtime according to the calendar. Now I’m regretting that decision. We have had snow everyday for the last 4-5 days. It also appears that my laundry fairies have gone on vacation.

Loosing my cushion of pictures and scraping the bottom of my wardrobe barrel has made for less than stellar outfits. Also my energy has been lower than normal, so pictures haven’t been taken for every outfit either.

jeans so comfy you could sleep in them


Two pairs of jeans were my first post challenge purchase. It took me almost two months to take the plunge. However, I’m glad I held out. These jeans are so incredibly comfortable. I was browsing the Target clearance racks and found the William Rast jeans for $12. I liked the price and managed to find my size, so I snagged two pairs and love them!
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Jacket- Target
Shirt- Forever21
Jeans- Target
Shoes- Gordmans
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Feeling Happy Never Felt So Good


I’ve been so busy and most of my bad news, drama is behind me. That, in and of itself, is enough to put a smile on my face! Also, you wonderful readers and all of your thoughts and concerns have put their own smile on my face when I get each and every comment I receive.
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Jacket- Target
Shirt- NY and Co.
Jeans- Express
Shoes- Steve Madden
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