Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Nothing too exciting to see here... the blousy top paired with a cardigan is pretty standard work day fare for me these days!

Orange Basketweave Top - Banana Republic {circa '07}
Sterling "Jackie" Cardigan - J.Crew
Black Flowy Pants - on loan, Old Navy Maternity {circa '06}
Gray & Black Quilted Flats - Delman via Gilt
Black "Danielle" Earrings - Kendra Scott
White Ceramic Watch - Fossil

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

the un-maternity dress

During these "Is She or Isn't She?" weeks, I've mostly been sporting my regular ol' work frocks {non-mat pants having forsaken my hips a while back}.  The all-star of the bunch?  My sole Lilly dress...


Oddly, this thing has a ton of room in the belly -- so much so that I would have sent it right back to RueLaLa had we not just found out about the wee bean.  I anticipate this one working for quite some time!  

16 weeks
{16 weeks}
"Jolie" Dress - Lilly Pulitzer via RueLaLa
Pink "Heritage" Cardigan - Lands End Canvas
Blush Metallic Pumps - J.Crew via eBay
Gold Flower Earrings - J.Crew
Blush Metallic Skinny Belt - J.Crew

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Ultimate Panel Trouser Maternity Jean


It's been awhile!

I fully admit that vanity played heavily into my hiatus.  Ye ol' uterus squatter has been doing a number on my energy, skin, and mid-section... not to mention my wardrobe.  1,983% worth it, of course, but I'd be lying if I said I've been hung-ho about my appearance these past few months.  

But.... ahhhh... there it is... Second Trimester!  My energy's {mostly} back which means I've become reacquainted with my hairdryer and mascara.  And, this week {#14, if anyone's keeping track}, I swallowed my pride and fully embraced maternity pants!  And they feel delicious! 

For the most part, my tops and dresses still work, but, since the BellaBand and I never got along, my bottoms are ready for a stretchy-waistband-type-makeover.  

And so here we are. 

Apologies for starting this new phase in ITPitB with such a boring ensemble, but that's just how the cookie crumbles... But! I am really thrilled to review GAP's new Ultimate Panel Trouser Maternity Jeans**... 

Black "Bra Friendly" Tank - SNUG Camisoles
Eggplant "Heritage" Cardigan - Lands End Canvas
Gunmetal "Lissie" Flats - Tory Burch
Yellow "Danielle" Earrings - Kendra Scott 

With their super dark wash and wide trouser leg, these jeans are perfect for casual workdays.  GAP's new "ultimate panel" is higher in the back and lower in the front.  I'm told this provides support for back and {my currently "squint-or-you'll-miss-it"} belly.


{Sizing Note: These are my regular GAP denim size in the Long length.} 

I bought two of these SNUG camisoles** when they were on sale at Zulily.  I should have bought every color - these things are amazing.  They are not maternity wear, but are a super stretchy, super long, one-size-fits-all {sizes 0-24} tank so they work great for those with or without buns in zee oven.  They do not bunch or ride up up... a rarity!  Also, they are thin, but not too thin - I feel like I can wear them with an unbuttoned cardigan and not look as if I'm walking around in my underwear in public.  Good stuff all around.  {Although, WARNING: their website could use a revamp... quite amateurish and, sometimes, like an online retailer for strippers.}  

Mamas or mamas-to-be: What are some of your favorite maternity brands?  

**As a GAP Brand Ambassador, I was given a pair of these jeans by GAP as a gift.  I was not asked, nor do I feel obligated, to review them... But I like them so much that I wanted to share with y'all!  The SNUG camisole was not a freebie... Just another product I'm excited to have discovered. 

Monday, July 11, 2011

tuckered out

The latest of my Tucker tunics {all purchased via Gilt Groupe}... I love these suckers!  I think we're up to four now...

Silk "The Blouse" Tunic - Tucker
Black Shift Dress - GAP
Blush Metallic Pumps - J.Crew
Yellow "Danielle" Earrings - Kendra Scott
Skinny Blush Metallic Belt - J.Crew
White Ceramic Watch - Fossil

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


Not sure why I look so forlorn in this photo... it was the end of a long day, I suppose!  I love this top.  I think I bought it my second year of law school to go under sutis... something slightly more interesting than your typical silk shell.  I have since discovered it also looks great with white jeans for a casual summer night out.

Orange Basket-Weave Neckline Shell - Banana Republic {2007}
Sterling "Jackie" Cardigan - J.Crew
Black Boy-Fit Pants - GAP
Silver Metallic Peep-Toe Wedges - Tory Burch
Gold Floral Earrings - J.Crew
White Ceramic Watch - Fossil

Thursday, June 23, 2011

new buddy

I feel like Purple and I are really getting along lately... My college roommate was a purple fiend. Thus, I OD'd-by-Osmosis on the hue and have just recently found myself enjoying it again.  

Purple Knit Dress - Banana Republic
Eggplant "Heritage" Cardigan - LEC
Quilted/Patent-Toe Gray & Black Flats - Delman
Amethyst Drop Earrings - gift
Skinny Black Patent Belt - came attached to some suit pants from LOFT
White Ceramic Watch - Fossil
Chunky Gold Cuff - Coach

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Double Time

Yesterday's outfit....

Black Shift - GAP
Citron "Heritage" Cardigan - LEC
Gold & Black Pom Flats - GAP
Yellow "Danielle" Earrings - Kendra Scott
Blush Metallic Skinny Belt - J.Crew
White Ceramic Watch - Fossil

... and today's! 
Silk Tunic - Tucker
Gray Tank - LEC
Black Boy-Fit Pants - GAP
Metallic Silver Peep-Toe Wedges - Tory Burch
Gold & Amethyst Feather Earrings - Kendra Scott
White Ceramic Watch - Fossil

Thursday, June 16, 2011

love letters

I'm not usually a Lilly Pulitzer Person.  Hot pink giraffes are cute on zee kidlets, but not so much on grown women, in my humble opinion.  That said, I spied this shift on RueLaLa and thought it was pretty cute... whimsical, but still.... mature? I mean, yes, there are a few {well-placed, thank god}} gigantic pink lip prints on it, but I dig the different font prints and the typewriter.


I even discovered a little Valentine to good ol' Wake Forest...

Just discovered a WFU Shoutout on my new dress!
Navy "Love Letter" Dress - Lilly Pulitzer via RueLaLa
Blush Metallic Pumps - J.Crew
Gold Flower Earrings - J.Crew
Blush Metallic Skinny Belt - J.Crew
White Ceramic Watch - Fossil

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Orange + Purple

There's a lot going on here today... what with the platypus-face and the giant, fuzzy wedge growing out of my thorax  {do people even have thoraxes, or only bugs?  perhaps I'm completely wrong and the wedge is growing out of my abdomen. hmmmm}.

ToMAYto, toMAHto.

Royal Purple Dress - GAP
Orange "Heritage" Cardigan - LEC
Silver Wedges - Tory Burch
Feather Earrings - Kendra Scott
White Ceramic Watch - Fossil

Monday, June 13, 2011

Pants on Fire

The other day?  When I said I owned five Heritage cardigans?

I fibbed.

Apologies to my Eggplant Friend... a.k.a., my sixth Heritage cardigan.

Grey Jersey-Knit Ruffle Collar Dress - J.Crew
Eggplant "Heritage" Cardigan - LEC
Blush Metallic Pumps - J.Crew
Blush Metallic Belt - J.Crew