Thursday, November 17, 2011

Sugar plum

Cardigan: Banana Republic
Skirt: Forever 21 (thrifted)
Boots: Steve Madden

I really liked my outfit this morning (despite the navy skirt + black tights, I know!) and I even curled my hair for the first time since cutting it more than two weeks ago. This warranted outfit pictures, because if you've seen me at all IRL, you know that I have not put this much effort into my appearance for awhile and who knows when the next time will be. Plus, I got out of the house half an hour earlier than usual, so I had a few extra minutes to stop by the park and snap some photos. Who cares about my so-called blogging hiatus, right?

I haven't been buying very much clothes recently, first because I am anticipating a changing body and don't really want to buy stuff unless I have to, and second, because I only have around $100 left in my annual clothing budget, so I'm trying to save it so I can make it to the after-Christmas sales (way better than Black Friday, because the focus isn't on gift-giving, it's on ME). I did, however, go shopping with my sister last weekend and she bought me a few new things for my birthday, this new top included. I like that it's stretchy and the ruffles in front camouflages my bump. Not that I'm trying to hide it or pretend that I'm not pregnant, but right now it just looks more like I ate too many slices of pumpkin pie and Trader Joe's candy cane cookies (even though that may be true). I'll have more than enough time to "embrace the bump" in the coming months when I can't hide it anymore, and it becomes more obvious that I'm expecting a non-food baby.

So excited for Thanksgiving and all the good food to be consumed next week. My appetite is ready.

ps. Anyone ever have those gummy sugar plum candies that only come out during the holidays? YUM.

35 comments:

  1. i love this outfit on you!  the plum and navy are perfect together and your hair is perfect as usual.  yay for outfit pictures!  :)

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  2. Those boots are uber cute!!!
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  3. You look great!!

    Those tights look more on the grey side, so they match just fine! :)

    Happy Thanksgiving! :)

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  4. cute ruffled top. :) I'm glad I'm not the only one already anticipating some great Thanksgiving eats. :)

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  5. Happy Anniversary on your Blog! I think you are still super cute and I love that you aren't taking your hiatus too seriously either. ;)

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  6. Good to see you! You look super cute, as always. Can't wait to see the bump get bigger (you're going to show us, right???) 

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  7. Yeah, your back & congrats on your fanastic news. Can't wait to see your outfits in the coming months ...
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  8. You, your hair, and your baby look beautiful.  :)

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  9. Hoorayy! Blogging hiatus be damned, if you have a super cute outfit and time to snap photos ALWAYS POST it! This has definitely been the highlight of my morning :)

    this outfit is awesome! The grey, fuchsia and navy are perfect, not to mention the ruffled top really is the perfect tummy camouflage! 

    Also, I laughed out loud about the food baby! soo funny

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  10. Oooo, that top is cute! I love tiered shirts like that, and the color is great on you.

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  11. You look great – hope you're feeling better.

    For budget fashion I had some luck with stretchy knits from F21 (empire waist dresses, leggings with stretchy skirts, etc.) – and they have a maternity line now too! 

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  12. You look great!  I didn't know you were pregnant!  Congratulations!  I hope that the yucky part passes quickly, and that you feel better for the rest of your pregnancy.  And the etsy shop that the print was from was giraffesnstuff.

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  13. That blouse is lovely. The ruffles are very feminine. I think all of the colors look nice together. Yes, even the black and navy.

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  14. you're totally adorable! I don't think I've said congrats on the little one growing :) so Congrats!!

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  15. Congrats on the pregnancy!  I really love the new top on you.  So pretty! 

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  16. What a cool shirt!
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  17. good to see you are still in your budget!! i probably blew mine in like march, LOL!!!

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  18. Ooh, I love the diagonal ruffles. Just a little unsual, and the colour is gorgeous!

    Sorcha x
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  19. So happy to see you back on here, if only for one post every so often :)

    Love the plum top and your cute little baby bump...congrats btw!

    xo
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  20. Aw, I like this kind of 'posting when you can' hiatus...I'd hate to think you were leaving us forever :)

    I really love that top, and the ruffles are perfect!

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  21. Love, love the plum top! Very chic on you :)

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  22. This shirt is phenomenal (love the layering) and the purple navy combo is unexpected and beautiful!

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  23. Sorry for being on the slow boat - congrats on the lil bump!

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  24. i adore the boots and cardigan  dear! you look so lovelyy :D i love your blog <3

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  25. Kimmie! Your hair is so cute. I can never get my curls to stay tamed, let alone stay curled.. Anyway, I missed coming to your blog and seeing that smile of yours. :)

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  26. You look adorable!  I loooooooove your hair!

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  30. Your sister must be pretty awesome, because that top is great!  There is no way you look like you ate too much pie, I can't see any bump at all! This whole look is fab!

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  31. Beautiful tiered top - I love the color and the color combo of your outfit! 

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  32. I love that top! I have it in light pink and it's super flattering. 


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