Oct 27, 2013

Sunday Style: Plaid Cadet

And so another week of pregnancy goes by smoothly.  I am 24 weeks now and feeling great, a little tired, but overall great.  I am so happy to have another little boy to dress up.  I always hear people talking about how it’s so hard to find cute boys clothes, but with my go-to store, Zara, I find myself reducing my shopping cart by half because I can’t afford all of the adorable clothes I want for him.  The good thing is, my next son will have some handsome hand-me-downs coming his way!  Boys are so much fun, and I know Coes will be the best big brother, it melts my heart just imagining the first time he holds the baby and kisses him on his little cheek.  

Dressing myself, on the other hand,  is getting more and more tricky, especially for church.  I got this military inspired dress last year and wanted to hurry and wear it before I get too big, and by the looks of these photos, I think I may have waited too late as it does appear to be a bit snug and shorter than last year!  I have gained some weight but, hey, I guess I have a good excuse!  Not to mention I have somehow avoided trying a Big Mac my entire life until I recently did.  BIG MISTAKE.  There is a reason those things are such a big deal.  I have had only two since I have been pregnant and lay all the blame on them for my “other than belly” weight gain.  That, and I have been completely  obsessed with build-your-own-burrito places lately!  Moes, Bubba Ritas, and Chipoltle Grill are always calling my name. I could eat a veggie burrito with queso and extra cilantro every day of my pregnant life.  

With this outfit, I wanted to mix the military with plaid, two trends that are so popular and fun this Fall.  A military or preppy plaid has such a polished scholarly feel, that makes me want to bring out the knee socks and pull my hair up into a tight pony.  These autumnal tights are so fun and I love the unique color.  I think they brought just the right amount of color to an otherwise dark outfit.  Add some red lips and its a look that could be my uniform, (if I were forced to wear one.)

                      On Mommy- Dress (last year), tights, and boots (Ruche) Top (Forever 21
On Cohen-sweater, shirt, and cords (Zara) Shoes (Clarks)

Oct 19, 2013

The Pumpkin Patch

Everyday in October Cohen has reminded me that he wanted to go to the pumpkin patch, just in case I was to forget. I was so excited to tell him yesterday that today was finally the day we were going! He wanted to get dressed for the pumpkin patch as soon as I told him, even though we weren't leaving for hours. It is his excitement that makes everything we go do 100,000,000,000 times more fun. I knew he would love this pumpkin patch because they had a hay ride to the patch and a petting zoo, and I knew there would be pumpkins everywhere his eyes could see, basically his wildest dream come true since pumpkins are his favorite. He got to go with his grandparents and his cousins, and we all had a great time, especially the part where we ate the homemade pies!


Today, Cameron and Cohen and I had a great time at Heritage Day, our towns fall festival.  We ate yummy festival foods, chatted with some locals over hot chocolate at the new coffee house, rode a train, listened to music, browsed antique stores, saw a lot of pumpkins, and enjoyed our time together as a family.  The rest of the weekend includes a photoshoot, watching college football, and going to spend time with my family tomorrow at Birthday Sunday.  What a wonderful fall weekend we have had!

Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust

Oct 13, 2013

Sunday Style: Mommy and Me + a Bump!

After my long hiatus from Things Like Skeleton Keys I decided it was time to start blogging again. Even though not a soul mentioned missing it, its back anyway. Im happy no one made me feel bad about it, but I did feel kinda bad just stopping for such a stretch. After finally feeling some relief from nausia and sleepiness, I not only have regained energy but also my long lost zest for living, and dressing. I guess I should mention that in my last post, at the beach, I was PREGNANT! But I didn't know it yet! So now, 22 weeks with child I am spilling the beans, and we are beyond excited about it! We found out at 18 weeks that it is a BOY! I was hoping for a little boy again, although I can't wait to have a daughter one day, but I just really really wanted a boy. Maybe because things have been so lovely with Cohen. So really in news that is all you have missed, the rest, which involves unpretty pregnancy symptons, can be left unblogged about! Wait, there is other news, I became an aunt again to my beautiful nephew Julian, who got blessed today in the same outfit Cohen and Cameron and Cameron's dad wore, so sweet. Speaking of outifts, here is my first bump photo documented on the blog, and many more to come!
This little pumpkin goes everywhere with us! He calls it "Happy Pumpkin" and his Nanna bought it for him while we were grocery shopping. The poor thing is reaching its limit, and we might have to get a replacement soon, but boy has this pumpkin fulfilled its life dream, no other pumpkin has ever been loved as much! Along with Happy Pumpkin, Cohen is obsessed with all things Halloween. All we watch is pumpkins singing on youtube, as well as other Halloween cartoons. His favorite song to sing right now is Thriller. It is so funny, and I can't wait to take him to the pumpkin patch and trick-or-treating! With many fall activities and lovely fall outfits to be shared, I am happy to be back blogging. It makes me happy, and that long break I took was just what the doctor ordered! Outfit Deets- On Momma- Dress (ShopRuche) Sweater (Urban Outfitters) Shoes (last season, Blowfish) On Cohen- All from Zara Baby Boy...of course :)