Summer dress? Check.
Gradual Self-tan lotion? Check. (You should see the before on these legs.)
Freeze as soon as the sun goes down? CheckCheckCheckCheckCheck
Sooooo….I added in a lightweight trench/anorak AND layered it over a cozy grandpa cardi. The jacket alone isn't enough to keep me warm (especially in a little cotton summer dress), but the combo is perfect.
And leopard pumps since my pedicure is shameful. (Am I the only one who can't seem to squeeze in a pedicure? I sometimes wonder what I'm doing with my time. It's not ironing, that's for sure.)
grandpa cardi: Everlane
jacket: old…try ASOS' Drape-Front Parka
pumps: Aerosoles…try the Leopard Print Pumps by Report at 6pm
bracelets: old…try Gorjana's delicate cuff bracelet
Now that that's out of the way….fun links!!
I'm not typically a coloring book fan….but a wall-sized coloring page of Paris? Um, yeah. THAT I WILL DO.
Also, the Prismacolor Colored Pencils that we/Easter Bunny/whatever brought Raines have been a huge hit. The quality of the pencils are amazeballs, and Raines is starting to experiment more with color in his art. I will be posting obnoxious look-at-how-awesome-my-kid-is art pics soon on Instagram, I know you'll be holding your breath until then. Anyway, these colored pencils are pricey, but Amazon currently has them at OVER 50% OFF GO DOG, GO.
One of Girl's Gone Child's recent posts about Archer growing up made me ugly cry. Damn her! Love her! Sigh.
Hip Mama magazine is back!! And their first issue, released on Mother's Day, has already caused controversy. Can you guess why? I'll give you a hint: It starts with "B" and rhymes with "estfeeding". This scandalous cover (snort) is actually pretty hysterically funny. (But then I have my own little Spiderman who is STILL obsessed with my one remaining nipple so my whole sense of humor might be skewed. #breastcancerhumor…haha…ha)
One of our readers, Jessica, just reminded me that J.Crew's glamour-girl bikini bottom is perfect through pregnancy and post-partum. SHE IS RIGHT ON. That's the exact style I also wore while all crazy-huge-pregnant with Pax, and then for years after. It's has great coverage, yet manages to fit while your bum/stomach goes through major changes (without making a muffin-top situation worse). As Jessica wrote,
"it's a great way to update my pre-baby (read: itsy-bitsy) suits to more baby/toddler friendly without buying entirely new sets. Also – a billion colors! Excellent coverage! Last year's colors on clearance! Ruching = stay-put while keeping a toddler from drowning! Seriously. What's not to love?!"
SOOOOOO….I've been searching for the perfect light-wash summer jean FOR YEARS…and I think I may have found them: Current/Elliott's Cropped Stiletto in Cascade wash. They are pajama-soft and don't have those annoying ankle zips that seem to plague so many cropped jeans.
Or perhaps I should just go full-on pajama-jean with these chambray sweatpant/trousers? They're seriously cute. Oooo…Anthro has a similar pair called chambray joggers. Be still my heart. I sense this is a thing. Pajamas jeans 4eva!
I've been obsessed with Gorjana jewelry lately. They just came out with a new line, and I love these rose-gold stud earrings. Normally "stud earrings" don't do anything for me, but these are oversized, rose-gold, and seriously cool. A wear-them-all-summer kind of pair. (Especially with chambray sweats which are starting to feel more like a need. Don't you think? A NEED? Let's discuss.)