Black and Yellow – Black and Yellow

May-13-2014

 

Pants: Akira / Top: Forever 21 (Last Season – Similar) / Jacket: Akira (Last Season – Similar)/ Clutch: DSW / Necklace: Lauren Lombardi / Shoes: Ninewest.

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Polka Dot Blues

May-12-2014

Hope everyone had a great weekend and a fabulous Mothers Day. Yesterday was my very first mothers day as a mom! I got a handbag and flowers from my husband, and daughter, and a necklace from my mom, and sister! It was an overall pretty relaxing day!

This weekend my husband and I had a lunch date with a few friends of ours. We went to Kingsbury Street Café in Lincoln Park. The food was delicious, and the chocolate muffins are to die for! To lunch I wore this look I call the “Polka Dot Blues”. If you can’t tell by now – I love jackets over everything. I think they give an overall polished look. I paired these blue pants from Akira, with a black polka dot blouse from Zara, and topped it off with a Jacket from H&M. The necklace I am wearing is from Lauren Lombardi.

Jacket: H&M, Pants: Akira (Last season, but something similar), Top: Zara (Last season, but something similar) .

 

Business Casual Cool 

May-9-2014

Happy May everyone!

Yesterday my daughter turned 7 months! Where has the time gone? I feel like it was yesterday when I was rushing to the hospital with my husband because I was in labor.  These last 7 months have been the happiest and toughest in my entire life.  Happiest, because the joy a child brings to your life is amazing.  Coming home from a crazy day at work to see my daughters smiling face is wonderful! Toughest, because having a child turns you life upside down, and everything becomes a balancing act. I think the hardest thing is that your time to do things for yourself is so limited. Sometimes I wish I had the ability to be in two places at once – like at home with my husband and daughter – and out shopping at the same time! Oh well, I guess this is why they call motherhood the most challenging job in the world. If I figure out a way to be in two places at once I will let you know my secret!

I wore this outfit as a relaxed business casual look to work this week. I love cropped trousers pants, because you’re able to really show off your shoes! These pants are the Slone fit from Banana Republic. I paired it with a blouse from Zara, and my favorite jacket from Jcrew.

 

Spotlight: Popinjay

April-28-2014

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you had a fabulous weekend! Today I thought I would post about a up and coming new company called Popinjay!

Specializing in socially conscious handbags, Popinjay is a new favorite brand of mine! Each bag is handmade, has unique old world flair, and made from high-quality raw materials .

What makes Popinjay stand out is how it incorporates great products and social justice. The women making these handbags are trained, paid well and featured on the Popinjay website.  It’s an amazing feeling to know your bag has had a positive impact on someone’s life.

The Fall 2013 line “La Mezquita” will be ending soon – so it will be your last chance to get your hands on one!

Check out the website: www.popinjay.co/