Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Work Life

I love me an all-black outfit for the office. As far as I'm concerned one can never go wrong with something like this for a long day at work. I'm also happy to report that I've been doing pretty well so far in terms of settling into a healthier work-life routine that doesn't keep me at the office late every day of the week (which was basically what happened before I went on mat leave and which I'm been very consciously trying to correct since I returned to work). I often still bring work home but I'm getting pretty disciplined about leaving the office no later than 4:30 and then doing a few work-related things after Eleanor goes to bed between 7 and 8 pm. Fingers crossed I don't back slide!
dress: Simons / black: Calvin Klein via Value Village / boots: Target / necklace: the Met

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Velvet and Lace

Eleanor was a big fan of this outfit – the shirt is a velvet material and the blazer is lace, so lots of fun textures for little hands to explore (I'm basically her personal jungle gym now and we spend time everyday with me lying on the floor and her basically just climbing all over me). And I was pretty happy with it too.

pants: Simons / shoes: Spring / shirt: Winners / blazer: Zara / necklace: Stella and Dot

Friday, April 20, 2018

All the Frills: Bedroom Fixes

Doing a bit of a bedroom upgrade as well – specifically creating a picture wall and decluttering the dresser space. I love, LOVE, how this is turning out so far (you can see what it looked like before here).

Weekend Reading:

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Party Time

Worn out for a friend’s birthday party a few weeks ago. Getting out for an evening with friends is not a common occurrence anymore around here since Eleanor joined us; so I like to take full advantage of all such opportunities that do arise.

shirt: Contemporaine / cardigan: Pin + Needles / leggings: ASOS / boots: Target / necklace: Stella and Dot

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Playing Dress Up

I find the one photo of Eleanor and I here to be just hilarious in that we both look rather irriated and not happy to be there. And I probably wouldn’t be too happy if someone made me wear that hat either (although it is just about the cutest hat for a baby I’ve ever seen). Eleanor at 9 months is basically wearing 12-18 month clothing and so a lot of the cute little outfits she had when she was younger she’s quickly growing out of. And up until a few weeks ago we really didn’t bother with dressing her in anything buy zip up jumpers. As cute as little pants and tops and dresses are, they’re pretty impractical (especially when you’re changing them 5 times a day because baby’s spit up on themselves and have diaper leaks). But Eleanor is off to a day home soon (she starts part time in June) and getting more and more mobile and less in need of multiple outfit changes a day, which means pretty soon we’ll transition her to fully wearing little outfits proper (socks, shoes, pants, etc) and, in the meantime, and because she’s growing out of all the ones we currently have, I’m basically just making an effort to put her in an actual little outfit 2-3 times per week to get some photos and then popping her right back in to one of her comfy, convenient jumpers. Essentially we’re playing dress up.

leggings: Simons / top: Winners / necklace: Aldo