July 11, 2014

Just Two Preggos

Photo by: Lauren DeWitte

When Dan & I found out we were expecting (at five weeks), we couldn't contain our excitement and told all of our closest friends and family immediately. One of my bestests, Lizzie, was able to contain hers until the 12 week doctor appointment. Since she is six weeks ahead of me, I was able to discuss my joys and difficulties of pregnancy from the start with someone who knew exactly what I was going through. It's been a great joy to share our "firsts" together and also an absolutely necessity for our sanity!
Love you, Lizzie Lou.

July 1, 2014

This Month...

…we found out it's a boy! 
Llewyn Nicholas Opels will be joining us around November 5.

…I felt (and continue to feel) lots of likely breakdancing moves from our son. 
It's the most surreal and grounding experience.

…I bought a pair of faux Birkenstocks at Marshall's to take Walter outside, but have worn them out on the town multiple times. I am a slides girl!

 …I am conceding to cravings (anything with bleu cheese, wraps & sandwiches, and ice cream) and the fact that my closet aka our second bedroom needs to be downsized to make room for the nursery. 

…Dan received his first unofficial Father's Day gift (a reclaimed wood Chicago flag) and Walter got his freedom back from the "snip, snip go the nuggets" cone.

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June 27, 2014

What I Want To Wear

Just a few street style snaps of some outfits that I would love to wear, but due to a baby budget, baby bump, or ankle hardware, I can only covet from afar and share with you!
(Click the italic links to shop the look)

June 15, 2014

June 3, 2014

Crush of the Month: Damsel in Dior

While I know how much I am inspired by the many, many personal style bloggers whose sites I visit on the reg, you might not be. Therefore, I'm showcasing one fashionista every once in a while to broaden their influence and help with your daily inspiration. My next installment of the series (see the others here) is about Jacey Duprie of Damsel in Dior

Jacey states that the name of her blog is symbolic of her lifestyle - to never feel like a damsel in distress - and based on her simple, chic, and understated outfit choices, she never is. Her style has been featured in publications like Huffington Post, Vanity Fair, WhoWhatWear, Refinery29, and QVC in addition to appearing in ad campaigns for Gap/Old Navy, Saks, and Levi's. She appeals to all aspects of my style at the moment, which most notably is minimalism. With nary a print mix, color block, or arm party in sight, this damsel is showcasing the shape of her pieces as the trend. This simplicity is how I see myself dressing throughout the summer months. 

To you, Jacey! Xoxo

All images via Damsel in Dior