Any day now we’ll have a new family member…
I’ve always been a sucker for a cute animal print. The last several years I’ve been in love with owl prints…and still love them! This season, I’ve been adoring all the fox prints out there. Weather it’s a sweater, a pillow, or a baby onsie, there are lots of fun ways to add some fox into my life. With Christmas just around the corner, I’ve been thinking about prezzie ideas. Here are a few items I’m coveting for myself…oh, and others too;)
I’ve always loved winter white. Now that we are into November, my thoughts go to cozy nights by the fire and crisp evening walks wearing layers of knits. Being wrapped up in comfort is essential this time of year. Adding bits of luxe, like gold accessories, is an easy way to keep chic in your winter cozies.
Mossimo Twisted Neck Scarf : Target $21
Over-sized Gold Twist Earrings: TNUCK.com $105
Knitted Beret: H&M $12
Winter Bangle Bracelet: Annie Fensterstock $20,540 (an “If-I-Won-The-Lottery pick…clearly this pick is inspiration only)
East Cowl Neck Sweater: HouseOfFraser.CO.UK $150
Wonderland IPhone 5 Case: Fossil $36 (sold out)
Mini Cross Body Bag: CharlotteRusse.com $16
Fossilized Walrus Ivory & Diamond ring: Barneys.com Monique Pean $7055 (another “In-My-Dreams pick and more inspiration)
Astoria Ballet Flats: Cole Haan $155
Accessories are meant to give a pop to your outfit. For me this doesn’t always mean colour. Neutral accessories worn with a neutral look can still be interesting as long as you add texture and print. Pieces like this winter floral scarf or sequin bag will add instant personality. A braided metallic necklace, nude patent flat, or vintage seed pearl broach are simple on their own, but have impact when mixed together.
Little details like adding a vintage broach to a modern clutch is a simple way to personalize your style.
With just a couple of weeks until my due date, I am overjoyed that the big day is almost here. It’s hard to believe I’m at the end of my pregnancy. It really has gone by fast. One thing I won’t miss are the comments from total strangers. It is amazing what people say to you when you’re expecting. At first I was able to brush it off and laugh most comments away. Now, I just want to tell people to shut up. What ever happened to “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” A very good rule.
To help explain what I’m talking about, here is a sampling of comments I’ve received….
1) Are you having twins?
2) Your baby is going to be huge.
3) How far along are you? I was never as big as you when I was pregnant.
4) You look like you’re about to pop any day! (This would be fine, except it was said to me at 7 months pregnant).
So the moral of the story is, people, when talking to a pregnant woman, either pay her a compliment or don’t say anything at all. Trust me when I say we are aware of how big we are. We’re the ones carrying it around.
The countdown is on! Just 17 days to go.