Back to Work Fashion

So the time is nearing that my maternity leave will end.  So I thought this week’s post would be about back to work fashion.  Now I’m by no means a fashion expert, nor do I feel I have good style 🙂  I’ve always wanted to feel ‘stylish’, but I’m just not one who is good at putting outfits together.  My goal now that I’m going back to work, is to be able to put together more stylish outfits.  The best place to start I think is to get some essential clothing items: tan and black dress pants, a blazer, white button up long sleeve shirt, a cute cardigan, and a blouse.

I found a pin awhile back on Pinterest, from a blogger about mixing and matching a few clothing items and getting several different outfits out of these few things.  Check out her blog here: http://www.puttingmetogether.com/
I think an issue I had when purchasing clothing was, I would find a cute top or some cute pants and just buy items that I like.  However, I could only create one or two outfits.  Boring.  So I think I need to scan my closet for some essentials that I can mix and match other items with.

I discovered this website where you can create collages of different items.  Whether it be fashion, beauty, or even décor.  I’m sure it’s been around for awhile as Pinterest has, but I just discovered it and think it’s pretty neat.  I think I will definitely use it for home décor ideas later!  Anyways its called Polyvore.

Here are a couple outfits I put together that I think are quite simple but stylish.

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The last collage I thought I would put together has 3 outfits.  I picked one item you could mix and match with other items.  I chose Tan Dress Pants as they are a popular item in everyone’s closet!

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Hope you enjoyed!
(Now I just have to convince my hubby to let me do some back to work clothing shopping 😉 )

Fun at the Kangaroo Farm

So last week Lainey and I went to the Kangaroo Farm with Grandma and Cousin Addie.  Lainey pretty much sat back in her stroller and chilled out as she was almost half asleep.  Maybe she’ll enjoy it a bit more next year 🙂  Her cousin sure enjoyed it as you can see.

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Songs to Read

Lainey just loves her books. I could sit with her and read like ten books at once, she’ll just sit there and enjoy them. It’s real nice when you want a nice cuddle. This week’s post I thought I would share with you Raffi’s Songs to Read Books. If your little one(s) love kids songs, I think they would love these books. Lainey received one as a gift. So then I got her another one to add to the collection, because she loved the Baby Beluga book so much. Maybe I appreciate them because I know the songs from when I was a kid too. When I read the books to her I sing the songs and she sort of dances and sways as I read to her. I think so far our favourite one to read together is the ‘Wheels on the Bus’. She laughs because I do actions with her like when the people go ‘Up and Down, or when the horn goes ‘Beep Beep Beep’. Here is a list of Raffi’s Songs to Read books:

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Here is a link to Raffi’s website: http://www.raffinews.com/store/childrens-books/#.UgL7GIxrbug
or you can find the books at your local bookstore.

Girl Bedroom Ideas

I love Style at Home’s ‘Which is High or Low?’ and House and Home’s ‘More or Less’ articles.  As I’ve been starting to think about decor ideas for a big girl room for Lainey (for the future), I thought I would put some ideas together.

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From Left to Right:
Pottery Barn Kids – White Lydia Chandelier;  Restoration Hardware Baby and Child – Appliqued Frame Cotton Canvas Roman Shade; Restoration Hardware Baby and Child – Vintage Hand-Carved Frames; Restoration Hardware Baby and Child – Braided Wool Baskets; Restoration Hardware Baby and Child – Knit Cotton Pouf; IKEA – Hensvik Cabinet with Shelf Unit; Restoration Hardware Baby and Child – Garment-Dyed Linen Bedding Collection; Pottery Barn Kids – Chevron Wool Rug
girls bedroom budget finalFrom Left to Right:
Target – Dream Big – Yellow; IKEA – Ung Drill Frame; Restoration Hardware Baby and Child – Braided Wool Baskets; Urban Outfitters – Stamped Scallop Rug; IKEA – Kristaller Chandelier; Urban Outfitters – Waterfall Ruffle Curtain (Cool Grey); Target – Threshold Upstate Pouf; Target – Room 365 Mandala 4-piece Toddler Bedding Set; IKEA – Hemnes Chest