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A Few Thoughts

Lilly Pulitzer Pants (these are my new obsession, and lots of prints are currently part of the After Party Sale!), Off-the-Shoulder Top (Part of the sale in white and pink!) and Baby Shift (Shop the little girls’ sale section here. Last day!) / Jack Rogers Sandals c/o (Exact style here, here, here and here.) / Vineyard Vines Clutch c/o (Super similar here, on sale!)

Update:

The top that I’m wearing in this post was just added to the sale (in white and pink)! :) My pants are also included (in different prints).

New Styles Added!

How did everyone make out at the Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale?! I know that shoppers were a bit frustrated with the tech troubles yesterday, but it seems like everyone was eventually able to get onto the site and shop… which was the end goal, right?! :) And I love that there’s still a ton of amazing merchandise available. Two other sites that are also offering big savings on Lilly right now are Zappos and its little sister, 6pm.com. I was really impressed with their competitive pricing as well as their selection!

In case you’re wondering, I picked up this silk top, these pants (THE BEST — wearing them in today’s post), this no-iron Elsa, and this lace top for my upcoming trips to Charleston (late February) and L.A. (April). I almost bought this navy blue dress, but I find myself wearing dresses less and less as a new mom, so decided against it in the end. Did you guys score anything you’re excited about?! At various points today, I’ll be checking in and updating this post with any important information about the last day of the sale. You can also follow along on my Facebook page!

But back to real life, bullet point-style. :)

Year in Review

This was when I was so nervous about Baby Larkin that I wouldn’t highlight my hair. Yikes. ;) (Read my Guide to Buying Hunter Boots!)

Oy. Another late post. 2017 is off to a rocky start, haha.

Anyway:

One of the reasons I love blogging so much is that it almost serves as a little diary. When looking back on 2016, it’s easy for me to sum up my year in a sentence or two: “2016 was great! Emma was born!”

But when I scrolled through my posts (which, yes, took a while), I was amazed by just how much occurred. So I thought I’d take myself on a trip down Memory Lane today. WARNING: This post is crazy long, and if you somehow make it to the bottom, you deserve a gold star. ;)

But here’s my year in review!

Emma Visits Wrigley

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Wearing: Favorite Jeans (They’re on sale! Don’t worry — I now have a couple of pairs!) / Ruffle Top (Under $35 today! Also available here. See my other favorite ruffled tops below.) / Pumps c/o (Love these, too.)

Emma’s wearing: Pink One-Piece

Tonight is a BIG night for the Cubs, so in honor of the game, I thought I’d share some photos of Emma’s first trip to Wrigley! Our little family walked up to the neighborhood and stadium this past Saturday, and we had a ton of fun soaking up the excitement of the World Series. Needless to say, we feel very lucky to live so close to all the action!

Day to Night

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Ruffled Sleeve TopNude PumpsBracelet and Black Ponte Leggings (Also here) c/o / Bag / Necklace

Since becoming a mom, there simply aren’t enough hours in the day to get it all done. I’m definitely learning tricks that are improving my productivity with household chores and work, and I’m realizing the importance of cutting back so I actually have time for family and friends. (The most important part of life! Not whether my kitchen is spotless or my inbox is organized.) Still, I almost always feel “behind.” Though maybe that just comes with the territory of being a mom?!

Make a Wish

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Look One: North by South Apparel “The Patriot” T-Shirt in navy / J.Crew Jeans / Coach Bag / Club Monaco Pumps c/o / Daniel Wellington Watch c/o / Similar Sunglasses / Similar Necklace

Look Two“The 1789” T-Shirt in white / Madewell Tote (Also here) / Tieks Flats c/o / C.Wonder Tortoise Bracelet (Old, similar) / J.Crew Jeans

Because I didn’t announce my pregnancy until late in the game, I never told you guys this. But at our 20-week anatomy scan (the big one), we had a scare: our doctor found something called an “echogenic intracardiac focus” on Emma’s heart. In short, an EIF can mean absolutely nothing or it can be a “soft indicator” for chromosomal abnormalities. And there’s really no way to tell for sure until the baby is born.

When in Doubt

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Charming Charlie Bag, Bangle and Watch c/o / J.Crew Toothpick Jeans (Maternity version here) / Tory Burch Sandals / Lilly Pulitzer Top (Also available here) / Old Navy Jacket (Old, Gap’s version here. Similar here, here, here and here)

As getting dressed every morning has become a real challenge, dressing for a sudden weather change has proven to be even more challenging. While last weekend’s cooler temps were a godsend for me, I realized that I had very little fall-like clothing that I could wiggle myself into. ;) So I fell back on the classics: dark jeans, my favorite military jacket, a black bag, and gold and leopard accessories.

Wasn’t it Jenna Lyons who called leopard a neutral? (She was so right.) And don’t fancy accessories always make a boring outfit more fun?

Beachin’ in Barbour

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Barbour Trevose Raincoat (Available here, too. In navy here; also love this yellow one!) and Dress (Also available here and here, and in light blue) c/o Barbour / Hunter Boots c/o (Glossy, short and packable versions. Even more here! Need help with sizing? Read my Guide to Buying Hunter Boots.) / Similar Sunglasses

If you saw Friday’s post, you may have seen that Jess and I were recently featured on Barbour’s blog! So today, I thought I might share a few photos from my second-to-last shoot with the bump. Yes–I’ve completely stopped taking outfit photos, mostly because I want to start anew once the baby is born, but also because I’m kind of done with being pregnant. ;) Hey, Baby. Make your debut, already!