16 Weeks Cooked

i’ve begun my journey towards becoming a mama of two. unlike my first pregnancy there were some real scares at week 13 and week 15. twice i rushed to the ER uncertain of what the outcome of this pregnancy would be and thankfully we have made it through and i can get back to the business of relaxing, eating well, getting exercise and of course indulging in some pregnancy cravings. similar to my first pregnancy, i have no morning sickness and feel very much like myself. certain scents will make me feel a little nauseated, but it’s nothing a stick of gum won’t cure. i’m so thankful that i’ve made it to this point in my pregnancy and i have faith that things will go well from this point forward, especially since we’ve confirmed that the complications have cleared up.

so i have to confess that this . . .

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Tulum in 4 Getups

so here’s my attempt at sharing some of my favorite outfits with just one pic each. on day 1 i lost my luggage and had to buy a dress. i was burning up in black jeans and a black tank. i found this embroidered dress and it was sweet relief and i happen to pack my pink sandals. my bag was delivered by the airline to the guest house the following day. you know my heart was aching since i packed so many favorites.

 

four years ago i got this vintage romper and it was midi length. i thought it would be cute to get it hemmed short, but now i’m undecided if it was the right choice.

i thrifted this dress for $9 and i’m going to break the one photo rule and share the back with . . .

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On Choosing Happiness

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josh and i have been chatting a lot about how to make our home a positive space for ourselves and our daughter. we both decided to choose to focus on the positive, which is what makes us all happier. we live in a city of extremes. there is a significant amount of poverty and there is a significant amount of wealth. it’s very easy to want all the flashy new things that come at us from so many angles. i’m going to admit that i’m guilty. i’d love to renovate our kitchen and have a fancy dining room set, heck i’d love to stop sleeping on a futon mattress and get a real mattress and a queen at that. the list of wants are long, but i am very grateful for what i have. my little family, our health and our home that . . .

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Vintage Pleated Midi

what with nursery school fees, mortgage payments and on and on. i’ve learned to be a bit more financially savvy with my clothing budget. don’t get me wrong there’s still room for improvement, but i think i’m better. i use to tell myself that i couldn’t remix outfits, but now i have to, so i’ve forced myself to learn. rebecca of a clothes horse is very clever with her remixes and i admire how she can get so many looks out of a single dress. with that said, this was a vintage secretary outfit. it has a matching blouse that was way too big. the skirt,  i decided to keep and the top i traded in to beacon’s closet, where i originally got it. the two piece with the high collar felt dated and a white top gave it a crisp modern feel. oh and this is my brand . . .

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Vintage Stripes

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it’s been quite a while, but i have a vintage addiction that i just can’t shake. i had this two piece dress and top in my etsy cart for weeks and then just like that it disappeared. i was bugging out trying to figure out what happen. it didn’t indicate that the dress was sold, i couldn’t even track down the shop. thankfully they reinstated their shop and this dress was back in my cart and i immediately committed to actually buying it. this was my mother’s day getup. i had my hair in crochet braids and took them out that morning, i didn’t have time to get a fancy hair style, let alone wash my hair before we went out. but hey such is life, we had a great time at brooklyn bridge park. we road a total of 10 miles and i swear my daughter is . . .

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Autumn Uniform…

 

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today was an incredibly cold and rain day in brooklyn. today was the first day that i could not bare to spend even a minute outdoors. i ran to work and ran home. i even waited for the local train, which would take longer, but i’d have a shorter walk home. so since it’s still technically autumn, i thought i’d quickly share my favorite autumn getup. i found that vintage top on a beach trip i took this past summer. i’ve really been into boxy 80’s tops these days. i still love a nice clean pair of pocketless pants. i got these pants when my daughter was just a few weeks old and i was shopping with her and couldn’t try them on, i figured i’d go one size up since i had some lbs to lose, but should have gone up two . . .

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33rd Birthday

           as you can see from the infrequency of my posts, i certainly have my hands full. last thursday, as i begrudgingly headed to work on my birthday, i came across these blooming trees. i decided i was ready to be back here in this space, as a gift to myself. a tad wrinkled and a bit linty, but hey… such is life. my skin is quite dry after such a long, harsh, cold winter and i may just get a facial. the last time i got one was for my wedding. with how busy it’s been the past ten months so many things went by the wayside and taking care of my skin was one of them. believe it or not my hair is three times this length. i got it trimmed for my birthday and while i never blow it . . .

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Spring is just around the corner…

 

      so i dug deep down into the archives and found these never before posted outfit photos. i was on the fence about this dress because of the midi length, so i threw on some heels, and i’m not a big heels person, especially if it’s just for a casual afternoon out… hence my veiny feet. i’m going to rock this floral impressionist dress this spring with some flats and a tote or backpack. spring is within arm’s reach people, the days are already noticeably longer. i’ve been coming up with spring outfits in my head while riding the subway to work, sure can’t wait to shed some layers. have you been thinking about spring outfits that you can’t wait to wear?

outfit details: dress vintage, purse vintage, shoes marais

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My Sweetest Gift…

 

yes, it’s cheesy, but she sure is. hope you all had a wonderful holiday. we split our time between my parents place here in nyc with my sisters and all the littles…then we flew down to atl on christmas day to spend time with my in-laws. we our peacefully winding down the holiday season and prepping for a brand new year. a year end ritual of mine is to deep clean and declutter so off i go. much love.

ps this vintage polka dot dress made an appearance on the blog over three years ago.

36 weeks cooked…

on memorial day, josh and i biked down to coney island from our place. it was rougly seven and a half miles. no small feat with  a five pound baby in my tummy. we stopped for delicious pizza, you know the ones by the slice with the crispy bottom and the crust that’s soft with tiny bits of crisp. as a native new yorker there are two things i’m particular about, my pizza and my bagels. anyway we finally made it to the boardwalk and had some funnel cake. yea, i’m definitely indulging these days. for the majority of my pregnancy i’ve been eating, how i usually eat which is fairly healthy. i make smoothies for breakfast, eat kale salad or homemade soup for lunch. i only eat free range chickens and grass fed beef. now that i’m at the end with just a couple weeks to go, . . .

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