Am I Wearing Pants?

We’ve all seen the offenders.  If you’re ever in doubt, do your part and use this handy little flow chart:

And remember

handy chart via buzzfeed

tights not pants via blogs.glam



Why are these back?


image from GAP


Stirrups should be reserved exclusively for equestrians and gynecologists.  The end.

My Best Friend’s Wedding

In 416 days (yep, I’m counting) our best friends are marrying each other.  So cool, right?  Now I like give credit where credit is due and hooking our two besties up was totally all my idea.  Thank you, T.  You rock.  And have I ever told you, you look great in red?

Anyway, this is undoubtedly going to be an affair to remember and even though it’s still over a year away (like, I’ll be 30), I’m crazy excited.  So excited, that I went ahead and bought my dress.


I scored this baby on super-duper clearance at J. Crew.  $62 bucks!  As Riz likes to say,”that’s a smokin’ deal!”

And no, I’m not trying to show-up the bride.  She asked specifically for a long ivory gown.  She, Shortie, will be wearing a haute couture (her momma’s creation) gown in peridot.  So so lovely.

I love a wedding.

Fall Wardrobe (End of the Potty Diaries)

Tomorrow morning will be the 5th day Manu has been out of diapers.  Today was much like yesterday which is awesome: no accidents, collecting poopy presents like nobody’s business, and he even used the library bathroom’s urinal this evening because the stall was occupied.  I don’t how long I should wait before declaring him “trained” but he’s definitely on his way.  So let’s move away from the potty talk for a bit, yes?  On to more important matter’s like my super-cute fall wardrobe.

Ok.  I don’t really have a super-cute fall wardrobe.  See, I’m not cute.  I used to be cute; really cute.   I had a job and I had cute job clothes.  On the weekends, Shortie and I used to go out for coffee and I had cute oh -so -casual but chic weekend clothes. Sometimes Riz and I would host cocktail parties in our loft-style apartment in downtown Buffalo and I’d wear a grown-up party dress and pumps.  Now, the only pump in my closet is for—-ok, ok….TMI.  Well, you can imagine what a  stay-at-home mom of a 2 year old and 6 month old looks like on most days.  And if you can’t, I give you exhibit A:

See, even the baby looks like he’s going to be sick.  Not cute.  Things to note:

  • Pulled back, unwashed hair
  • Over-sized Dave Matthews Band tee which probably has wet and/or dry spit-up
  • Scrub bottoms
  • No bra, which lucky for all of you the baby disguises. (PS:  Anyone who claims not to need a bra after nursing 2 babies  either had work done or doesn’t own a mirror.)
  • Glasses, which could be cute with the right ensemble.  Here, they just add to the mess.

I’m the vision of the mom I swore  I’d never become.  Sigh.   Interestingly enough, in the pic above I’m on phone with my super-fashionable sister chatting about an upcoming Alice + Olivia fashion show she’s putting together.  Double sigh.

Well it’s time for a mommy make-over and here’s what I’m eyeing for the fall:

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Now I just need to find a Daddy Warbucks…

We’re Expecting

We’re expecting a package from Lands’ End today.  It’s not what you think.  There are no pleated chinos or shapeless blouses en route to this nest.  It’s all stuff from their new Canvas line.  If you haven’t checked it out yet, you must.  The clothes are fresh, hip, and now come in small sizes too.  Best part?  These stylish duds won’t break the bank!

I ordered this skirt

but in white like this model.  I think it looks equally great dressed up with an oxford or done casual with a ribbed tank.  (The wide band and flouncy skirt will also hide my belly and hips for the next couple of months).

Some other looks from the collection I’m loving: