Monday, May 20, 2013: weekend getaway

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Dress, Winners; jacket, Esprit (swap); necklace, Tiffany; shoes, Taryn Rose; bag, Coach (vintage)

My husband and I spent our first weekend away from home and our son, which was something of a momentous event – mostly for us. We took a road-trip down to Calgary (for the sake of proximity more than personal preference), and enjoyed a taste of things we haven’t had a chance to do for a long time: shopping in peace, eating dinner at a nice restaurant at a leisurely pace, sleeping in. On Sunday, we grabbed brunch at IHOP (because we’re big kids at heart too), and then headed home (with a detour to Cross Iron Mills). This outfit wasn’t originally part of my travel plan, but I had to improvise; I ended up forgetting my jeans at home – duh!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013: errands

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Dress, Winners; jacket, Tommy Hilfiger Outlet; bag, Longchamps; shoes, Taryn Rose; scarf (consignment)

We spent Monday doing various chores around the house, so I will spare you the sight of my “outfit” (suffice it to say, it involved a pair of old pajama pants and a T-shirt that has seen better days). I had the following day off work as well, and spent it at home with Luka. My mom joined us for some errand-running (aka shopping). I know, I know … same dress, two days in a row. It might not be the most flattering thing ever, but it is the most comfortable, plus it’s easy to accessorize.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013: work

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Skirt, BCBG; shirt, Tommy Hilfiger; cardigan, J. Crew Factory; belt, Holt Renfrew; shoes, Ferragamo (vintage); bag, Chanel (consignment)

Back in the thick of things at work, with a nasty cold no less. I decided to keep things cheerful with bold colours. I am starting to outgrow my trusty BCBG skirt, which makes me very sad; I decided to give it a good send-off by pairing it with one of my favourite colour combos: blue and red.

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Nail polish: A England Princess Tears

Thursday, May 23, 2013: work

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Skirt, Lilibleu; blouse, Max Studio (swap); necklace, vintage; bag, J. Crew; shoes, Prada

Still sick, still looking washed out – but at least I remembered the lipstick! Also … another day, another skirt send-off. I thought I would have a few more weeks to wear this high-waist one, but my bump begs to differ. It seemed fitting to wear it with this Max Studio blouse – another closet casualty. It’s too short to wear any other way but tucked in (or over a high waisted skirt), and my tucking-in days are rapidly coming to an end … for now.

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24 weeks

Friday, May 24, 2013: work

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Top, Tension; jeans, maternity; jacket, Esprit (not worn); shoes, Taryn Rose; bag, Marc by Marc Jacobs
As my puffy face will attest, this was one nasty cold! It didn’t help that the weather took a turn for the cold and dreary – and on a day when I decided to pull out a summer top! Digging through my old maternity wear, I came across this forgotten Tension top. I’m not going to lie: it’s a bit shapeless. I’m not crazy about the silhouette, but I like the pattern, so it’s acceptable for now. It’s definitely moving into my purge pile come September.
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Mix master: wearing the contents of my entire jewelry box … all at once!
Check back on Thursday for a simply mammoth post on my May shopping spree!

6 Comments on Remix Challenge: week 36

  1. Love the blue and red plaid shirt! And I love the shoes you’re wearing with (my) Max Studio shirt! They look comfy and stylish.

  2. Sometimes you have to go for comfort, even if that means wearing the dress two days in a row!

    Tunics are generally shapeless, but I think they are perfect when pregnant. You look beautiful!

    I’ve heard that the second time around, the belly is bigger, as well as the body. It seams that the body remembers and so it adjust faster to the changes.

    • I definitely think I am showing more this time around, although it didn’t necessarily happen earlier (as some people say). Another thing I’ve starting to notice is the water retention. My hands/feet were not as swollen last time, even though I was also pregnant in the summer. Thank goodness for muumuus and comfortable flats!

  3. I like the maxi dress – the jean jacket and scarf are the perfect accessories. It’s a very Vancouver-esque, “look how I managed to look effortless!” kind of look.