Dare I say it? Spring may have finally arrived around here … well, at least I wore flats (instead of boots) on my commute for a week straight, so that’s a start. Can we make it two weeks without a new dump of snow? Did I just jinx all of us? [Edited to add: Yes, yes, I did. Sorry, everyone!]

On to the outfits!

Monday, April 22, 2013: work

Remix challenge
Skirt, Joe Fresh (thrifted); turtleneck, Banana Republic; shoes, Style Inc.; necklace, Winners; bag, Coach (vintage)

I realized that it had been a long time since I last wore this skirt, and it felt like time to give it another spin. Red suede Mary Janes add to the slightly twee vibe, but I think it still ended up on the right side of “grown up”. I balanced things out with delicate jewelry.

Remix challenge
Swarovski rhinestone bracelet + part of my old bridal necklace (as bracelet)

Tuesday, April 23, 2013: work … never ends

Rexic challenge
Skirt, Japanese label (consignment); tank, Tristan; jacket, Diane von Furstenberg; necklace, J. Crew Factory; shoes, Prada; belt, J. Crew Factory

No “pants day”Β this time! I decided to keep this week a strictly skirts-and-dresses affairs. I’m still hunting for the perfect cream blouse to wear with this skirt, so in the meantime I paired it with black, again. If you’re wondering how I kept the skinny belt in place, here is my secret: safety pins doubling as handy “belt loops” (the skirt doesn’t have any). Obviously, this only works if you’re wearing a jacket or sweater to cover the incriminating evidence.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013: work … and the dentist (ehhh!)

Remix challenge
Dress, Sweet Chemise (thrifted); shoes, Modern Vintage; bag, Chanel (consignment)

I love wearing this dress; it is sooo comfortable. It’s also pretty limited, from a remixing perspective, because that neckline is hard to compete with. I did my best with accessories, but still … sometimes, originality has to give way to more practical considerations. This probably won’t be the last time you see this dress on the Remix Challenge.

Remix challenge
Necklace (Tristan) + vintage brooch

Thursday, April 25, 2013: work and work function

Remix Challenge
Skirt, BCBG; top, Jacob; belt, J. Crew Factory; jacket, Theory; shoes, Jimmy Choo (thrifted); bag, YSL (consignment)

I had to attend a work function today, so I went with a more “serious professional” look. My options in that respect are becoming increasingly limited because …

Friday, April 26, 2013: work

Remix challenge
Jeans, Motherhood; sweater, Old Navy; necklace, Banana Republic; shoes, Ferragamo; bag, Arcadia

… I have a confession: our family is about to grow, again. Yep, come September, we will be welcoming a new addition to the family and we couldn’t be more thrilled about it! In the meantime, you can expect to see a lot more muumuus on BCRL (only partially kidding, by the way) and more complaints from me about the abysmal quality of maternity clothing. Hang on – it’s going to be a bump-y ride! Sorry, I just couldn’t resist – I promise, that was my one and only bump-related pun.

Remix challenge
Someone came for a visit!

[A small request: I am hoping to keep this a Facebook-free pregnancy, and would very much appreciate your help in that regard. Please message me any time – or better yet, let’s make plans for coffee – and I will happily fill you in on all those STFU Parents-worthy updates πŸ˜‰ Thanks!]


16 Comments on Remix Challenge: week 32

  1. Congratulations on the new addition!!
    It looks like Friday you woke up and boom! you have a belly. You don’t look pregnant at all on the pictures before Friday.

    Your son is so fashion. Do you also buy his cloths in a consignment or thrift store?

    This week I like all your outfits. I couldn’t picked one!

    • LOL! It’s all an illusion! The trick is to just hike up A-line skirts over the belly and belt them at the thinnest point (not my natural waist anymore). The definition makes your body look more slender, and the volume hides the evidence to the contrary πŸ˜‰ This is another reason why I love that BCBG skirt … it works great during the first 5-6 months of pregnancy.

      I buy most of my son’s clothes either at consignment or places like Superstore and Old Navy. I also really like Osh Kosh (generally on clearance) because he is a big boy for his age, and their clothes fit the largest. He always ends up looking like a hipster because he wears sweater vests (like his dad, LOL!)

  2. Ooh la la – the Wednesday dress and the broach…simply…ahhh…
    However, I see that you failed to mention the Tuesday’s Monster-truck-accessory’s brand name. Was that Ram, or Monster Jam? Although, it could be El Diavolo??
    Your visitor looked very cosmopolite on Friday. I wonder where he gets his chic propensity?

    • That “accessory” is Mater, aka my son’s favourite toy of the moment. He is becoming obsessed with cars … both the regular type, and those from the Pixar movie. I don’t know about chic … his real propensity is for trucks, the bigger the better. A true Albertan, this one πŸ˜‰

  3. Good tricks, both for the belly illusion and the children cloths. I used to buy him at Old Navy too, but I find better quality at the consignment store!

    • Yeah, my pet peeve with new clothes is that they always seem to shrink a lot after the first wash, and end up being too short. I’m already putting my son into 3T clothing, it’s ridiculous when even that doesn’t quite fit. At least with stuff from consignment, the shrinking has all been done and I know that whatever I get will fit properly.

  4. I love the Thursday outfit – it’s the combination of pink and lacey pattern and black, I think. However, Monday & Tuesday are helpful because I own two similar skirts and now I have some more ideas on how to wear them!

  5. I knew it! When you started with the high -waist stuff… I had a hunch.. πŸ™‚
    Congrats to you and your family. Looking forward to your posts, mom or not mom related πŸ™‚

    • LOL! You know you’re a long-time reader when you can totally catch on to these things πŸ˜‰
      I’m really bummed out … we were planning to make it out to the West coast again this spring, but it won’t be happening. Next time, though, we need to catch up!

        • Oh no! But also congrats!! We DEF need to catch up then, LOL!
          But, hey, I have a reader in Asia – whoohooo!
          Did the safety pin trick work?? I found it very useful for keeping a skinny belt in place with a skirt that has no belt hoops and a very thin waist-band; the belt just slid up otherwise, and looked silly.

          • The safety pin trick was perfect! I am thinking of just getting my mom to sew two tiny hoops on the sides in the same color as the skirt. May be iffy though…
            Yeah to your first “reader” in Asia!