Editor’s Note: As I gear up for baby, I’m taking time to feather my nest, rest up and prep for the big day. In the meantime, join me in a walk down memory lane as I highlight some of my favorite looks from this week last year (and earlier!) Want even more? Check out my FULL GALLERY from the past five years of outfit photos! Click any image to see the full post or see what’s up in real time via my instagram or facebook pages.
WhatiWore: Does this dress look familiar? Earlier this spring I wore the pale blue version from Free People and was so excited when the black came back in stock. I’ve worn the blue countless times (most recently, to my Bloomington baby shower) and as my friend Abby put it, there’s a definitely Earth Mother vibe going on. We’re about 5 weeks from our estimated due date and although I can appreciate a few more weeks to prepare, I’m so excited to meet this little baby! Any guesses on whether it will be a boy or a girl?
WhatIWore: When it comes to preferred silhouettes, my favorite is definitely a nipped in waistline, usually with high waisted jeans or a vintage style circle skirt. Lately I’ve been trading that in for even higher empire lines, but this is one outfit I can’t wait to wear again when the time is right! Everything featured is back in stock!
Bold Black Shades - A couple years ago I proclaimed that I didn’t like spending more than $20 on a pair of sunglasses, but last year, I changed my tune. I was vacationing with a group of friends and tried on a pair of Karen Walker shades and loved the shape, fit and heavier feel of the acetate. They’re so chic and come with a hard case, which lessens the risk of losing them or sitting on ‘em and breaking ‘em. Definitely an investment, but also a quick way to add a little glamour to any basic look. I wear mine all the time.
Black and Cream Blouse - This blouse looks equally cute tucked in, as shown here, or untucked, say with a pair of black cigarette pants? Very Audrey Heburn.
Black Circle Skirt - I’ve had this skirt in my closet for at least three years and it’s a great addition for any girl who likes to play with a retro style look here and there, but doesn’t want to look like a page out of a 1950s magazine. It’s got the twirl, but can easily be paired with something a little bit modern, like a cute graphic tee. See more ways I’ve worn this skirt here, here and here.
Ankle Strap Pumps - These ladylike steppers rank high on comfort and look great with bare legs or black tights. If I know I’m going to be on my feet for a while or doing a lot of walking, I wear these because of the lower heel height. See more examples of how I’ve worn them here, here and here.