Chic & Comfy Slouchy Tunic

Good morning, everyone!

Hope that you all had an amazing Thanksgiving with your loved ones and that you completely indulged and devoured loads of delicious food.  As I mentioned previously, we host both of our families each year and this year was no different.  Although, I must admit that having a six week old baby made things a touch more chaotic.  Thankfully, my in-laws stay with us the night before as well so having extra hands was hugely helpful when it came to the kiddos.  Heck, I was able to do a “full get ready” on Thanksgiving Day.  That alone is a win in my book.

On Thanksgiving, we all value comfort so nobody dresses up too much.  Our parents definitely are the most dressy and us “kids” tend to wear jeans and sweaters or nice tops.  This year, I opted for this amazing tunic sweater.  It is remarkable comfortable and is really more like a hybrid between a sweater and a sweatshirt.  The material is a heavy knit which will definitely help keep you warm during the winter months.  Personally, I am loving the thicker material because it helps camoflauge my post-baby middle area.  Heavier weight tops paired with high-waisted jeans are essential right now.  This tunic also has a mock neck and even that is slouchy and unstructured.  So cute. This particular tunic comes in four colors including jade (pictured here), white, black and mink.  Let’s talk high-waisted jeans for a minute…if you feel at all uncomfortable with your tummy and love handle area like I do, they are a phenomenal option.  I tend to look for a 10-inch inseam which helps to keep all my “mush” contained.  This black pair is pretty much my idea of jean perfection.  The extra high waist, the long narrow legs and the perfect holes in the knees.  Anyone else a total sucker for distressed jeans?  I have linked the sweater from two different places because they each offer different color options.  (For reference, I always size down when purchasing Free People items.)

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Weekend Look

Can we all take a deep breath and jump into the week?

Should I feel embarrassed to admit that I am already having anxiety about packing for our trip to L.A….NEXT WEEK?  Packing for me is the easy part.  Man, how that has changed.  For those of you who don’t know, I moved to Raleigh from L.A. so going back is always a blast.  Before having Ryan, packing was a disaster because my trips out there were filled with nights out and cruising all over the city.  A zillion outfits were packed, not to mention the countless pairs of shoes.  I suffered from that, “Just in case” mentality.  Now, my trips out there are filled with casual evenings out and playdates with my best girls and their cutie-pies.  As long as I pack a couple of outfits for the two nights I will probably head out with friends, I am covered.  Packing for Ryan on the other hand, UGH.  It’s not even the clothes because they are so tiny that I can pack layers for him to cover bases for all weather possibilities.  It is all of the other stuff…loveys, books, toys, medicine and thermometer (just in case), favorite stuffed animal that sleeps with him, diapers, wipes, and the list goes on.  We will be staying at my parents’ place so, thankfully, we have a monitor, sound machine and bath toys already out there.  Do any of you have any tricks for packing for a toddler?  If so, can you please share?

This past weekend was jam-packed but so much fun.  Tiffany and I headed out to a Galentine’s party with a bunch of local blogger friends.  It is always so nice to connect with this group of girls.  The two of us shot some content for the blog afterwards and then I raced home because we were celebrating David’s upcoming birthday with my family that night.

While preparing for the blogger get-together, I went out and find a couple of dresses that were perfect for the event.  The problem?  I tried both of them on the next day and wasn’t feeling them at all.  Ultimately, I wore a simple look far different from what I had envisioned but I felt comfortable, and most importantly, I felt like myself.  I wore black booties to the event and then changed into my glitter high tops afterwards so add a bit of edge to the clean look.