Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Insta Lately

I've been trying to post more on Instagram lately after taking a little breather over the summer - here's a some of what I've shared lately! If you want to follow along in (closer to) real time, follow me @kristinadoes.

Sneakers / Leggings (these are maternity, here are my favorite non-maternity) / Pullover

Fall leaves, yes please! Apparently walking is good for the baby (??) so I've been trying to lace up and head out every day. I've been listening to lots of podcasts out walking, my favorite currently is Binge Mode, they're doing a series on every Harry Potter book and movie! 

Vest / Flannel / TeeLeggings (these are maternity, here are my favorite non-maternity) / Socks / Boots / Similar Hat / Sunglasses

We went out to the pumpkin farm over the weekend, and while my sister was snapping pictures of her kids with the pumpkins, I made Jeff take some of me ;) 

I wore this for our last OB appointment - we found out we're having a little girl!! I love pairing camel and black for fall, it's so easy but really elevates whatever you're wearing. 

Sneakers / Leggings (these are maternity, here are my favorite non-maternity)

Just creeping on fall wherever I can find it (including at the grocery store!) 

Sweater / Scarf / SneakersLeggings (these are maternity, here are my favorite non-maternity)

I bought these sneakers basically for the leather tags - such a cute detail that makes them look really high end! 

I wore this for a little bachelorette dinner for my bff Tracy a couple weeks ago - she's getting married in less than two weeks now eep!!!! I bought the dress last fall and it turns out it's very bump friendly, and I love that it works so well casually or dressed up! It's available in a ton of fall colors right now. 

We're already past bare legs weather in Chicago and I'm so sad - I want to get more booties and dress combos in! 

I've been going a little pullover crazy as of late - I actually had to designate a new space for all of them in my closet! They're all so freaking cozy though, I can't be mad. 

Sweatshirt / Jacket / Jeans (these are maternity) / Similar Boots / Similar Bag

My second to last Cubs game of the season - so sad they didn't make the playoffs and my run of hot dog and ice cream covered in Oreos had to come to an end :( This quilted sweatshirt is amazing by the way, and was out of stock for most of last winter. But it's back in all of the colors! Maybe don't get the cream one though, I swear I get something on it every time I wear it. 

Similar Sweater / Similar TeeJacket / Leggings (these are maternity, here are my favorite non-maternity) / Shoes

Jeff basically told me he hated these shoes when I put them on, and then when I wore them out of the house I immediately got compliments from all of the old ladies. Who's winning now, Jeff?!

From the left: one / two / three / four / five / six

I was out in San Francisco at the end of September for a week for a work event, and I was so proud of myself for actually bringing things that all matched with each other and made packing easy for once! 

Pullover / Sneakers / Leggings (these are maternity, here are my favorite non-maternity) / Sunglasses

I don't always leave my house on a Sunday morning, but when I do there had better be breakfast!

Met a friend for brunch at Hampton Social, it's the best on a chilly day because it feels so beachy inside! 

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Fall Off the Shoulder Sweater

Sweater and Scarf - J.Crew Factory / Leggings (or these are my fav non-maternity leggings) - BLANQI / Booties - TOMS Necklace - Stella & Dot Bag - Tory Burch

These sweaters were my favorite last year (exhibits a, b, c, and d), and I was so excited to see them back in stock in more colors for this fall! I love the oversized fit, and the chunkier knit pattern is cozy and great for hiding flaws. Plus, the tunic length means I'll be able to wear it for a while longer during this pregnancy.

And, before you ask, no, this isn't meant to be an off the shoulder sweater. It just stretches a little when you wear it, and for me that always means coming off one of the shoulders. I think it's cute so I go with it!

This scarf was also a repurchase from last year - I loved the colors I got last year so of course I had to snag this one too! J.Crew Factory has the best scarves, snap them up now before they go out of stock! Here are the ones I own:

How darling is this street I'm walking down? Jeff's dad and his wife moved to the Gold Coast over the summer, just off the Viagra Triangle (if you aren't from Chicago, ha, yes, that is a real place - named so because it's where the rich old men live!). Every time we go now I try to remember to take pictures, because the whole neighborhood is so stinking cute. We went two weeks ago for brunch and everyone's fall front porch game was strong. I keep asking Jeff when we can move there, and he says when we move the lottery - insert eye roll hahaha.

Sweater and Scarf - J.Crew Factory / Leggings (or these are my fav non-maternity leggings) - BLANQI / Booties - TOMS Necklace - Stella & Dot Bag - Tory Burch

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Monday, October 15, 2018

This Weekend...

Did you see our big announcement yesterday?? We're having a baby girl! You guys, I am so excited, I cried repeatedly the day we found out. Which I think was not so surprising to the ultrasound technician, but slightly more so to other people on the train and my unsuspecting coworkers ;) Instagram has been targeting me hard with baby clothes ads this week, and I've been having so much fun looking at all of the little girl clothes!! I'm also so excited for this little girl to be friends with her aunt Isabella (Jeff's half sister) who was born six weeks ago - how fun will it be for them to grow up together?!

This weekend I...

...had a matching brainwave with Jeff when we both basically simultaneously suggested going to see A Star Is Born. You guys, it is worth the hype. You should have heard the theater when the credits rolled, clearly everyone agreed. Pre-movie we grabbed dinner at Carbon Arc (which is connected to the theater) and while I've never been that impressed before, it really hit the spot this time - turns out the shrimp tacos are great!!
...went on a little shopping spree down Southport Corridor. I rarely shop in stores anymore unless I'm making a return, but obviously had to run out to find some baby girl clothes for our announcement. It was so fun to pop in and out of all the little stores and come home with more candles than we need ;) Of course, I still couldn't actually bring myself to try anything on!
...drove out to South Barrington for lunch at Cooper's Hawk before we went to Goebbert's pumpkin farm for some fall'tivities with my sister's family. The last time we went my niece Mae was around 18 months old and was clearly still too little to really get into it (although she loved the chance to run!) so it was fun to see her really enjoying all of the activities this time around. Why do kids love rolling around in dried corn so much?! Oh and it turns out she may be a maze whisperer, because she led us through the corn maze in record time - we only hit one dead end! Afterwards we drove up to my parents' house for dinner - a little beef stroganoff really hit the spot!

Here's hoping you had a good one!

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Friday, October 12, 2018

Friday (Evening) Finds

Happy Friday... night! Ha, last night I fell into a looking up Hawaii hotels trap and totally forgot to post, so we're coming at you a little late with my finds! We're headed to Hawaii in mid-November with Jeff's family and are spending a week with them in a rental house near the beach on Oahu, and then have three days to babymoon by ourselves so we're trying to figure out where to go and where to stay. We originally thought definitely Kauai, but the hotel we were planning on staying in sold out, and the only other hotels I like the look of are on the north side of the island. Since it's rainier up there, particularly in the winter months, I'm worried that we'll end up with three days of bad weather. So now I'm looking at Maui too, but I can't quite figure out if I want it to be a super quiet, relaxing trip, or if we're only going to Hawaii once I should go for a big resort on the beach with all of the fun pools and swim up bars for my virgin strawberry daiquiris.

I'm seeing that it might be hard to plan a trip with me. Someone send help.

So anyway, enough rambling! Here are my finds for the week:
one / two / three / four / five

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Plaid Poncho Scarf

Dress - Abercrombie / Plaid Wrap - BP / Bag (similar here, here, and here) - Coach Factory / Booties - TOMS / Necklace - Stella & Dot

Whew this week has been crazy so far, so I'm going to keep this short and sweet. I snagged this plaid wrap/poncho back during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and it immediately sold out, but it looks like it's back!! I love pieces like this because they let you easily mix up your wardrobe - it's great over tanks, long sleeves, sweaters, and dresses, and is a great way to add a layer without dying of heat stroke if it isn't quite fall weather in your neck of the woods yet. Of course, it's supposed to be about 50 degrees in Chicago today, so layers away! 

Dress - Abercrombie / Plaid Wrap - BP / Bag (similar herehere, and here) - Coach Factory / Booties - TOMS / Necklace - Stella & Dot

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Fall Stripes

Tee (similar here and here) - Halogen / Sweater (similar here and here) - Madewell / Leggings (or these are my fav non-maternity leggings) - BLANQI / Shoes - Birdies / Bag - Tory Burch

Remember when I told you my pregnancy uniform would be a cardigan and leggings? Yep, looks like we're already there! To avoid buying all of the maternity clothes that I'll never wear again, I'm trying to buy tunics and cardigans instead, in the hopes that I'll be able to wear them throughout my pregnancy and after. This tunic tee was actually already in my closet and it turns out has a ton of space for that growing bump. I love stripes with a cardigan as they give a little more visual interest, and rolling the sleeves of your sweater so that your tee sleeves show is another little trick to make your outfit look a little more styled!

I may not be going for maternity tops, but there's no compromising on pants! These leggings are 100% maternity. They're really comfortable, long enough, and not see-through, buuuut they started pilling almost immediately. So close but not quite there. Of course, I'm still wearing them (see reasons 1, 2, and 3) but if you have any better suggestions for maternity leggings, I'm all ears!

Since I hear that pregnant ladies have a hard time with shoes, I thought I'd snag another pair of mules (which of course, I'll probably only be able to wear for another month #chicagoprobs) and these are actually slippers so they're super comfy! I told Jeff I had ordered some slipper shoes, and when I pulled them out of the box he said, "well those are something." Boy code for, "oh no no no." But then I wore them out a couple of weekends ago, and immediately got compliments from four separate elderly women. So there, Jeff! These babies may not be man-approved, but they're definitely old lady-approved ;)

Tee (similar here and here) - Halogen / Sweater (similar here and here) - Madewell / Leggings (or these are my fav non-maternity leggings) - BLANQI / Shoes - Birdies / Bag - Tory Burch

Linking up with Style Me Wednesday, How I Fall.

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