Gimme a V.

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H&M V-neck sweatshirt

I got this H&M V-neck sweater a couple of weeks ago when I bought that black V-neck sweater I needed to fill a gap in my wardrobe. I got an alert on my H&M app that there were some deals going on and I think it was only $9.99! So it went straight into my basket. I love the bold double-striped V-neck and I knew it would easily fit into my wardrobe. It’s actually made from sweatshirt material, but I noticed there are two other sweaters on their website that look the same, but are knit. I like the more casual sweatshirt material, as well as the relaxed fit (no surprise there). The knit versions are a bit more fitted and shorter in length. I got mine in a medium and I think it’s perfect.

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I decided to keep with the black and white look and wore my black Hudson jeans. To finish it off, I wore my Nike sneakers and Coach tote. I actually got a similar pair of sneakers for Ava, but they’re still too big, but I can’t wait until we can both wear them! The purse was actually a gift from my brother on Christmas two years ago. I realized I hadn’t pulled it out until now! I had Ava a couple weeks before the holiday and I was relegated to a diaper bag (still am for the most part), so I never really had a chance to enjoy it. I’m in the middle of a closet clean-out and I kind of re-discovered it. I think it will actually be a good transition bag when Ava is a little older and I don’t have to carry around as many items I’m worried will spill into my purse. It’s roomy enough to carry any of her things and mine, and I love that it has the crossbody strap so I can have my hands free if needed. I checked the website and of course it’s not there anymore, but they do have a lot of other cute totes that are similar.

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The deep V of this sweater is so bold, it doesn’t need any jewelry. Actually, I fell asleep with my necklace and earrings on, so I just kept them on! And I was in the middle of doing a fishtail braid when Ava woke up, so I just tied it off a bit short (#momproblems).

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Any new additions to your wardrobe that you’ve been loving?

 

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Winter wear for those ‘warmer’ days.

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Mossimo for Target faux leather jacket, H&M V-neck button down, Hudson jeans, Sam Edelman ‘Peter’ booties, grey Mossimo for Target infinity scarf

It hit 50 degrees today, which constitutes ‘warmer’ weather for a New England winter. We went to celebrate my nephew’s first birthday today and it was so much fun! Ava had a great time and did so well, she has a hard time in large crowds sometimes, but today I was so proud of her. She hung out with grandma and grandpa for awhile, ate well, and wanted to walk around all over the place (with me holding her hand of course). Anyway, I wanted to share what I like to wear on days like these that aren’t so frigid.

I put away my down coat and threw on my faux leather jacket that I got from Target over a white button down and black jeans. I wore my flat Sam Edelman booties and threw on a grey scarf for a little warmth. Simple, not dressed up, but still put together.

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My makeup leaned towards the cooler side all around, which I don’t normally do, but I really like how it came out. I’ve been obsessed with wearing Nars Audacious lipstick in Barbara with Rimmel lip liner in Innocent. Cooler toned nudes usually don’t look good on me, but this one works because it’s more of a browner nude. My left eyelid has been crazy lately, after I turned 30 I noticed the crease can change day to day. It seems like the skin is thinning in that area and it’s as puffy as it used to be. Ah, the joys of growing older.

I hope you all had as great of a day as we did! And of course I’ll share what Ava wore, too.

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Old Navy sweater dress, Zara white fur vest, Zara sneakers

Dressing for the holidays: Thanksgiving

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H&M sweater, Hudson jeans, Chanel quilted ballet flats

I thought I’d share my Thanksgiving outfit, even though the day has passed it might still serve as some inspiration as more holiday gatherings approach. I tend to gravitate towards more relaxed looks and the holidays are no exception. I guess this is my version of ‘dressy casual’. We usually split our time between my family and my husband’s family (we actually went to my mom’s, my sister-in-laws, and my aunt’s houses this year), so it’s basically a Thanksgiving feast from noon til night. I always like to wear something comfortable and not too restrictive since there’s a lot of lounging around and eating going on. I decided on this H&M sweater I got a couple of month ago that has faux leather quilted detailing at the shoulders that dress it up a little. The sweater is also soft, lightweight and easy to move around in while chasing around my baby. I also wore my favorite black Hudson jeans that are super stretchy and practically like wearing leggings. And lastly, my dark grey Chanel flats. These were definitely an investment, but I know I’ll wear them forever.

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Details.

I kept the jewelry pretty minimal, just my Jewelmint necklaces & some flower stud earrings from Francesca’s that go easily with everything.

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MUFE HD Foundation in 123 Desert

I kept my makeup pretty standard, but I did use my favorite foundation, the Makeup Forever HD. I use my Beauty Blender to apply it and it just gives the most flawless finish. I still have to use concealer for blemishes, but it’s more of a medium coverage foundation anyway.

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!