Several weeks ago, the sample/flash sale site Zulily featured Isabella Oliver styles at some excellent prices. Earlier in my pregnancy, I ordered an Isabella Oliver maternity t-shirt that I’ve worn constantly, so I jumped on this wrap top. After a lengthy wait (like over a month), it finally showed up last week. By and large, the reviews for all Isabella Oliver wrap tops are great. That being said, there is a faction (sounds so evil, huh?) of women who complained there was a huge learning curve. I can see how the top can be intimidating. Basically it is like a 3/4 sleeve vest with ties longer than I am tall…and I’m pretty tall. Like some surreal type of origami, you wrap and knot the whole shebang into a tee that should cover with a body conscious fit.
Sport and athletic-inspired looks have been so big for the past few seasons. I didn’t really gravitate toward the look pre-pregnancy, but then I saw these studded track pants from Asos. Over the top? A bit, maybe. Comfortable? Yes. Easy to style? Well, I thought they would be, yet I’ve had a really hard time with them. No matter what I’ve paired the pants with, nothing has felt natural and easy. We’re having a cool, rainy Texas day today, so I made it my mission to wear the darned pants that have been pining to see the light of day for a couple of months.
Take a good look, friends. What you are seeing here is true love. I fall for things on a daily basis (shoes, bags, clothes), but I rarely find myself head over heels smitten by anything. This Irving & Fine for Lucky Brand jacket was my downfall. I first saw it in People StyleWatch last month. When it finally launched on their site, it sold out in a matter of 24 hours. I finally tracked it down at Lucky (Austin’s Barton Creek Mall) and picked it up Tuesday. It’s all beaded and sequined and embroidered (sigh). I know it’s kind of trendy this season with all the attention to global looks, but I have a feeling it’ll stay in my closet for years. It just makes me happy. How I gravitate toward both rocker-esque and bohemian aesthetics at the same time will never make sense to me but I guess that’s what personal style is all about. Again, not really maternity style but it works for everyone as you can tell by my growing bump. Continue reading
I love destructed jeans. There. I said it. To say that I’m glad they’re back is an understatement. Maybe it’s my coming of age during the era of Hair Bands. Who knows? I’ll readily admit that this look isn’t for everyone, and it’s especially not your stereotypical maternity look. And that’s why I love it. It’s me–pregnant or not. Continue reading