Chenille Butterscotch Sweater

FALL WEATHER HAS FINALLY ARRIVED IN RALEIGH!  Yes, that sentence certainly deserved all capital letters.  I have been (completely impatiently) waiting for the temperature to drop.  Fall is my favorite time of year so now I just am keeping my fingers crossed that winter remains at a distance for awhile so we can enjoy this amazing weather.

Admittedly, I have not been able to get fully ready every day recently.  Emerson has been experiencing reflux and let’s just say that she has been quite “spirited”.  That’s the adjective that I am using to describe her as opposed to something less positive…(visually insert teeth-gritting emoji here).  She will have a few decent days and then all of a sudden have a day or two when she cries in pain constantly and just wants to be held.  Needless to say, it makes any kind of routine impossible.  The tough part about it isn’t the lack or routine, it’s the feeling of helplessness.  We want so badly to take away her pain.  For now, we will ride it out and just pray that it subsides as she gets older.

Although I wasn’t ready until the early afternoon yesterday, I did manage to get out of the house with my hair and makeup done.  It was a bit of a gloomy day anyway so the need to spend a ton of time on my hair didn’t seem too necessary so I was able to throw some curls in and call it done.  The air was a bit crisp so I was thrilled to wear my new tunic length sweater.  This butterscotch color called out to me in the store as it seemed the perfect color for fall.  It reminds me of the season’s changing leaves.  The chenille material is incredible soft and cozy and I love the rounded hemline detail.  Although this sweater is meant to appear a little oversized, it doesn’t feel bulky at all.  I have larger chest so wearing sweaters can difficult because they just make me look top heavy.  That isn’t the case with this one in the slightest.  It is such a gorgeous piece for fall!

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Casual Wear

It’s Monday…urgh, not my favorite day of the week, but I had a great weekend with family and friends.  I absolutely love that I can make last minute plans now that I am in Charlotte.  Sunday, we had brunch with some friends then went to a birthday party, so I wanted to wear something comfortable for the party but also a little dressy for brunch.

Luckily, I had purchased this silk bell-sleeve top from J.Crew Factory several weeks ago and it was the perfect top to pair with jeans for a dressy casual look.  The top is available in 4 different colors and is under $50, but you can get an additional 35% off by using JUSTINTIME code through the end of the day.

Since I was going to a kid’s birthday party, I opted for flats and I am not exaggerating when I tell you that these leopard flats are THE MOST COMFORTABLE SHOES EVER.   They are right under $90, but they are totally worth it…trust me, you will love these shoes!

Well, I’m off to my day job, but I hope you all have a great week. Rudy and I are headed to Asheville on Wednesday…what are you up to this week?

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An Essential Fall Item | A Duster Cardigan

Hi, friends!

Hoping that you all are having wonderful week so far.  For me, days are blurring together ever since Emerson’s arrival but I am hoping that we will have found our new normal a few weeks from now.  Several friends have said that once you hit the three month mark post-second baby that things have generally settled into place so fingers crossed that will be the case although that seems so far away.   We are definitely floundering a bit but David and I are so fortunate to have supportive families who are helping us out a great deal.  Not to mention the fact that David is doing anything and everything he can to help out.  Whether that means taking Ryan to and from school, taking over a night feed because I can’t keep my eyes open or simply having a cup of coffee brewing for me in the morning, he is constantly anticipating what Ryan, Emmy and I might need.  I had a c-section so I’m a bit limited for another three weeks.  I mentioned on social media recently that the physical healing is not the difficult part, it’s the fact that picking Ryan up is not allowed for six whole weeks.  He is constantly asking me if I am feeling better and if I can lift him yet.  My heart aches every single time he utters those words.  Thankfully, as long as someone else places him in my lap or if he climbs up himself, we can spend much-needed snuggle time together.  He’s just been so incredible during this major transition so it’s important to both David and myself to make sure that he is receiving loads of quality attention right now.

The good news is that the light at the end of the tunnel is in sight.  I have passed the halfway point and we are starting to get out and about as a family of four…granted we have yet to leave the house as a foursome at decent hour but we’ll get there.  We will get there, right?!  One of my go-to post-pregnancy looks consists of a cardigan, a layering tunic and some cute booties.  This particular one is a personal favorite because of the length.  The fact that it hits well below the knee makes it a bit different than the other cardigans.  Technically, because of the length, it is a duster cardigan.  The great thing about dusters is that they create a great line for your body.  Because they add length to your figure, they are instantly slimming.  Many dusters have a tie around the waist which adds a nice bit of detail but if you’re like me, tying that baby only accentuates your hips.  The design of this one has a tie-back detail but it is actually built into the fabric.  It doesn’t actually need to be tied and it doesn’t hang down…just adds some aesthetic detail.  This green is almost sold out but there are three additional color options available!  (I have linked everything at the end of the post.)




Wishing you a fantastic day today and an even better weekend…only one day away!