I didn’t get to do a SAG’s red carpet review, but seriously the only thing you need to know about that whole celebrity parade is Rachel McAdams. Now this is my idea of red carpet perfection from head to toe. The dress is interesting and sexy but classy, the hair is cool and funky but not TOO messy (and the dichotomy with the ladylike dress is awesome) and her makeup is glamorous but not over the top. #redcarpetgoals
This makes me want to chop my hair off. But I know that this look takes time and that is something I don’t have- so for now it’s a boring haircut and a dirty bun for me.
Maybe you aren’t headed to a celebrity packed red carpet but still want to capture this vibe? Here are some gorgeous black lace dresses to consider:
To say I’m having fun dressing Henry would be a vast understatement. I can’t even imagine if I had had a girl- I’d be teetering on bankruptcy, no doubt. But there are still lots of fun clothes for tiny fellas (teeny tiny blazers make me weak in the knees). A lot of people have asked on Instagram for my favorite places to shop for Henry and so here we go! Like everything else, I approach it with a high/low attitude. The bulk of his clothes come from affordable sources and I spurge now and then on things that really make me squeal (after all, it took us so much to get this baby and so I tell myself it’s okay to spend $60 on a baby t-shirt if I want to, which I KNOW is ridiculous!!!) It’s so easy to get carried away- case in point:
“That Henry, he’s so hot right now” said in my best Zoolander voice
In honor of upcoming Valentine’s Day the fab Flynn girls and I decided that a little shoot showing off some of our romantic collection together was in order. Cue up our model Lauren (a new team member at Erin Gates Design) and photographer friend Sarah Winchester to capture the delicate bracelets, rings, necklace and earrings in the Gates Collection. And in honor of Vday they are offering my fab readers 15% off your purchase (of anything on their site) with the code LOVE15. Perhaps a good time to send valentines day hints to a certain someone?? :)
The light was working in our favor for sure- and really reflects the feminine, delicate, timeless look I was going for with the collection. The studs and frame ring look so fab in this pic.
So, I managed to get a post up every day this week which honestly, I didn’t think I could do yet. And so here we are on Friday and I don’t have anything super original or awesome because I actually got to go out to dinner last night with a friend! Which felt great- but of course it felt even greater to speed home to my Henry afterwards. So I didn’t have time to prep for today- instead I’m just going to share this outfit that I’m loving and shared on Insta and LOVE due to the combo of high rise jeans plus a tunic style sweater that really helps an 9 weeks post-partum lady feel pulled together (literally- pulls the tummy right in and then covers it- HA!)
The high, wide funnel neck on this sweater is super 60’s/70’s and it’s so comfortable too (and not itchy at all). Paired with my work hard Rag & Bone boots from last year (worn more than any other boot in my closet-they really look a bit grungy now- but so comfortable and yet gives some height!)
I finally bought some flare jeans (all the rage right now and a post-pregnancy indulgence) and and am loving their 60’s vibe, but prefer to style them in a clean, preppy way- not a super bohemian one. It inspires me to emulate the style of so many of my favorite fashion icons- Jackie, Audrey, Ali Macgraw and Francoise Hardy. Pair a good striped shirt and classic suede booties with them and you have a look you can rock forever.
Here’s a look I’ll wear any day! When it comes to finding the right fit flares, I prefer to look for pairs that are fitted through the hip, butt and upper thigh and then get wider starting at the upper knee area. When they are tight to the knee it’s not as flattering on the thighs (and reminds me of the 90’s and my Paris Blue jeans- yikes). These below are the ones I bought and fit just the way I desire (and hilariously yesterday Lindsey looked over at me from her computer and said “I need to take a picture of you right now” as I was buying this striped shirt while WEARING a striped shirt #ihaveaproblem)