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Happy Monday!  We had a gorgeous weekend in the South Bay and our little family of three strolled through the Sunnyvale Art and Wine Festival this Sunday.  It was the perfect opportunity to get some outfit shots in (I know, it has been a while).  I still need to be creative in choosing what to wear since I can’t quite fit into all my old clothes.  However, given it’s my last month of maternity leave, I’ve finally buckled down on my workout regime (more on what I’m doing later this week!).

Hope you all had a relaxing weekend.  We’ve still got a few more weeks until it’s officially summer, but it sure does feel like it in our neck of the woods!

Top – J.Crew (old, similar version here ) / Skirt – Ann Taylor (old, a pretty lace version here) / Bag – Michael Kors (love this bag) / Shoes – Anthropologie / Sunglasses – Ray-Ban

Lakeside Brunch

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I hope you all had a great weekend and were able to spend time with family for Mother’s Day!  This was my first Mother’s Day and my two boys (husband + baby) treated me to a sweet brunch with a lakeside view and pampered me with flowers, cards, and gifts.  While we couldn’t eliminate all the baby fussiness on Sunday (he’s 2 months old!), baby A gave plenty of coos, smiles, and giggles.  Our ‘talks’ always melt my heart.  This was also my first time back in heels (not pictured) since the delivery and it felt so good!  Looking forward to inching my way back to more heel-wearing goodness.

Hope you have a great start to the week!

Dress – Ann Taylor (past season; similar style, different print here) / Sweater – Thrifted

Pool Days

Happy Monday!  How are your resolutions holding up these first few days of the new year?  Most of us are probably dreading this first day back to work or school…otherwise known as the daily routine.  Well, as much as we can, let’s challenge ourselves to make this a fresh start and look at this new work/school month with a positive attitude, one week at a time.  Instead of eating lunch at your desk, go someplace new for lunch (and eat something different!), instead of following the same workout regime as before, try a new class, jog outside instead of at the gym, or go to a different neighborhood to jog.  Of course this is all much easier said than done but if we encourage each other and change up the routine, it’ll make this Monday and future Mondays to come a lot easier to wake up to.

And if you’re still lingering on vacation time, as I may be this particular morning, you may just find yourself perusing through your vacation photos.  Here are some more from Kauai – enjoy!

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Lazy afternoons by the pool.  One of the best ways of exercise during pregnancy is definitely swimming and this is something I did every day in Kauai.

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Cover-up – Ann Taylor (non-pregnancy version, other ideas here and here) / Panama Hat – J.Crew / Sunglasses – Ray-Ban / Flip-flops – Tory Burch

 

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Happy Monday!  One of the activities my mommy friends recommended that we do before the baby gets here is to go out and enjoy as many movies–in theaters–as we can.  So with the big Interstellar opening up last weekend, we thought we’d go out for a casual movie date.  At the risk of giving up too much plot information, I won’t give my review of the movie here, but I will say…go and see it!  At about 3 hours, it is long, but a great film touching upon not just science and outer space, but also family and love, touching all emotions.

On another note, my growing belly is getting bigger by the day and I’m constantly updating my wardrobe to accommodate for it.  So far, I’ve loved shopping online — it really saves time.  And time is such a luxury these days.  I’m trying to push myself to do more posts going forward and apologize for how quiet it’s been on the homefront.

 

Hope you’re having a great start to the week!

Dress – Ann Taylor / Shoes – Schutz (past season) / Bag – Loeffler Randall (in natural here)

Stripes and Kicks

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Happy Wednesday!  It continues to be a crazy week in the work department, so I treasure the days (mostly weekends) when I have some down time and can just sit with a magazine and read to my heart’s content.  I know it’s only Wednesday, but I’m looking forward to the weekend already!

My bump is growing ever so much each week and today I hit 21 weeks.  I’ve been wearing shift dresses non-stop because it’s such a cinch to put on in the morning and 9.9 out of 10 times, the dress fits!  Here I am captured under another sunny day in one of my new favorite striped dresses with faux leather trim sleeves.  I am ready to leave the house to play some mini golf.  Since it was going to be a big walking day, I wore my Converse All-Stars.  A chic, but functional and sporty look, no?

Hope you are having a great day!

 

Dress – Ann Taylor (sold out online, similar here) / Shoes – Converse All-Star Chuck Taylor / Sunglasses – Prada / Bag – Loeffler Randall / Bracelet – David Yurman

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Hope you all had a great Labor Day weekend!  We spent most of the long weekend in Carmel, CA to celebrate our anniversary.  We had beautiful weather all three days, even along the coastline.  I am amazed at how much Northern California has to offer each time we visit a different city.  Carmel has so much history, is full of quaint homes, and is a art lover’s sanctuary.  I would love to come back again!

 

Shirt – J.Crew / Jacket – A-Thread (similar here) / Shorts – Ann Taylor (past season, similar here) / Shoes – from small boutique shop (TOMS shoes are similar) / Bag – Coach (loving this one) / Sunglasses – Ray-Ban

Oh What a Night

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Oh what a night…and what a weekend it was.

I had a belated birthday celebration with friends this past weekend.  From dinner and drinks in San Francisco to a full day in Napa, I celebrated to the fullest.  While we all become a year older with each birthday, it’s also an occasion to call all your friends and hang out together.  I truly cherish each one of my friends and thank them for caring about me on this special day and through the rest of the year.

It was a cooler night on Saturday so I decided on this white blazer-lace tee-slouchy jean combo.  I just love this look — it’s a perfect go-to and there are so many ways to create the look.

Hope your weekend was wonderful.  Have a great start to the week!

 

Blazer – old, similar here / Tee – Ann Taylor (similar here) / Jeans – Vince (lighter wash here) / Shoes – Nine West x Instyle / Bag – Chanel / Jewelry – David Yurman / Lips – Bite Beauty

 

Brights & Stripes

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Good morning!  Hope you all had a great long weekend.  We headed down to LA to see family and it was truly a full weekend.  When you have eight nieces and nephews…it takes a lot of energy to keep up with them!  My sister-in-law hosted a pool party on Saturday for her daughter’s college graduation and these photos were taken right before we left for the party.

It’s back to work this week — while it was definitely difficult to get out of bed this morning, it feels good to be home.  Hope you have a wonderful week!

 

Top – J.Crew (old, love this version) / Shorts – Ann Taylor / Sandals – J.Crew / Bag – Coach / Bracelet – Michael Kors / Watch – Swatch / Sunglasses – Ray-Ban