I’ve never been one to wear a lot of pink, but I just can’t get enough of the beautiful blush pink these days.  It’s almost a neutral (similar to a camel color), if you ask me, but with just the right bright pop.  I love seeing it in outerwear as a statement coat — goes with all your dark denim, navy, black, gray…and that striped shirt!


My love for J.Crew knows no bounds.  I am a loyal fan and probably spend more online at this brand than any other.  The recent August 2015 style guide is a toast to how you can really bring your A game with neutral tones and simple looks.

A sampling, straight from the J.Crew website:




Time to get shopping!

On the Go




Today I’m sharing some recent photos posted on Instagram (espressowithem).  Our little family hosted some out of town relatives and also took a short road trip down to Los Angeles.  With the warm (actually, quite hot) weather in SoCal and all the moving/packing of baby luggage, I chose versatile pieces to take me from day to night.  Shorts and easy breezy tops were on rotation all throughout our mini-vacation.  With the recent J. Crew sales, I picked up two amazing pairs of shorts that I literally wore all weekend.  Hope you’re having a great week thus far!

1st Photo: Top – Zara (old) / Shorts – J. Crew (here) / Shoes – Soludos

2nd & 3rd Photos: Top – Anthropologie (here) / Shorts – J. Crew (here) / Shoes – Soludos

Polka Dotted



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

38 Weeks



We had an amazing few days of great weather earlier this week (sorry, East Coast friends) and I think I may have become more tan.  It was so warm and sunny that I ran errands in no more than a t-shirt, skirt, and sandals as you see above.  Moreover, the baby bump tends to act like a furnace keeping me more snug than normal so I felt like I was baking under the sun.

We officially have 2 weeks to go!  I’ve found that stretchy skirts and long dresses with no waistline are my go-to these days.  Pants have definitely hit their tightness and no longer feel comfortable to wear for long periods of time.  The nursery is also coming along nicely.  We had our glider delivered last weekend, crib and mattress delivered this week, and we’re just putting on the finishing decor touches.  I can’t wait to share the nursery reveal soon on the blog.

So happy it’s a short week this week – hope you’re having a good one!

T-shirt – Target (so comfy and simple, bought several of these) / Skirt – Motherhood Maternity / Purse – BCBG MaxAzria  (old) / Sandals – Piperlime (eyeing these) / Scarf – J.Crew (another version this season) / Sunglasses – Prada