There’s a reason I haven’t written a style diary post in months. As a new mom with a 2month old, the only thing I accessorize with these days is a burp cloth. Dressing up to me now simply means actually putting on a bra. I now understand why moms spend so much time in Juicy sweatpants. I can barely get out of my PJs on most days! You may find this weird coming from such a fashion-obsessed blogger like me but when you’re so sleep deprived and forced to try and take naps whenever the baby is down, staying in your PJs not only makes it easier to jump into bed at all times of the day but it also saves time. And as any mom with a newborn knows, time is of the essence!
Currently, I have a rare and precious moment to myself now that baby is taking her nighttime nap. And I feel thankful to be able to pinterest and fantasize about wearing all these little black dresses. They’re beautiful, aren’t they?
At 8 weeks post c-section, I have 8lbs to lose before I can fit back into my own LBDs. Not bad for not having had a moment to work out I guess and totally worth the sweet, precious gift I’ve been given!
According to Pantone, emerald green is the color of the year for 2013 which means we’ll be seeing a lot more of it in fashion, home decor and accessories.
I have no idea how the Pantone gods have the power to choose and predict colors of the year but I find that once they do, the entire fashion and home design worlds run with it. Here are some inspirational collages themed with this fresh color. What do you think?
Who feels like wearing green now?
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True to the April showers bring May flowers saying, it has been nothing but rainy here in MI where I’ve been camping out while waiting for my apartment to finish its renovations. The skies are grey so I thought I’d brighten things up a bit by dreaming of a bright, yellow-themed event. Here are the inspiration photos!
For more yellow-themed photos, click my pinterest account here!
Hope that you have a sunshine-y day!
I guess I haven’t been feeling very fab lately because post baby, I haven’t had a moment to think about Fab Gab Blog. Sorry for the lack of posts but I’ve been non-stop with the feedings, diapering, burping and sanitizing while in a zombie-like state thanks to a severe lack of sleep. I think for the photo shoot shot above, I had a total of 3hours of sleep.
This video pretty much sums up my new life.
During this hiatus, you can however keep up with me through pinterest where I have 106 inspirational boards to share with you. They range from home decor and fashion to fab fetes and fab kids, much like this blog. More soon, I promise!
Stretchy dresses rock! My non-maternity wrap dresses and dresses with a little spandex have made getting dressed at 36 weeks pregnant a little more bearable. First dress is by Cynthia Steffe and second dress is by Theory.
I did find it hard to zip up my leather brown boots in the picture above though!
- Lbs gained in the past 2 weeks: 3!
- Lbs gained during pregnancy: 23
- est. baby’s weight at this stage: 6lbs
I’m in the home stretch and can hardly believe that I’m about to really have a family! No more free-spirited newlywed life! We’re about to be tied down real soon. And I can hardly wait!
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It was my 14th year of attending NY Fashion Week – that’s 24 seasons and counting, fashionistas! This particular F/W 2013 season with the nemo snowstorm and with me being 36 weeks pregnant made it extra memorable. It’s not everyday that you have to deal with hail, wind and ice along with kicks from within, pregnancy insomnia and the general inability to bend over. Luckily I had a great team in place and less sponsored shows to manage in order to help deal with the 7 NYFW Moroccanoil sponsored fashion shows (down from 23 NYFW shows last season). They literally did the heavy lifting for me. I just had to safely waddle my way over.
Check out my blog’s FB page for the photos and Twitter or Instagram for some of the behind the scenes updates!
Today, after finishing up my behind the scenes work duties for Badgley Mischka, I raced to the show next door within Lincoln Center, for Vera Wang (or as fast as my pregnant waddle could let me). And I was surprised to see this one very fashionable front row guest sitting all by her lonesome self.
Where was her Vogue entourage? And what was she doing arriving so early as the first and only guest? Hadn’t she heard of being fashionably late?
The paparazzi certainly took notice. Flashbulbs surrounded her which is when I snapped the above shots while in amazement of my lucky Anna Wintour sighting. When most of the paparazzi craze died down, without hesitating, I impulsively asked her whether I could have a picture with her. Knowing this would be my most major NY Fashion Week highlight, I suddenly wished I could call back one of the pro photographers to snap the shot for me but alas, I was left with my one-handed outstretched arm for the below amateur photo.
Fashion orgasm! I don’t even smoke and I felt I needed a cigarette after this encounter. Little does this woman know that I once spent a painstaking hour last fashion week, waiting out in the cold after a brutally long 16hour (fashion week) work day to catch a glimpse of her and have her sign my September Vogue. (read all about it here)
I left wondering how such an A-lister could be so foolish as to show up so prematurely at a NY Fashion Week show. Doesn’t she know she is prime prey for fashion-crazed stalkers like me?
Thanks Anna! You made my day and made this fashion week all that much more memorable!
Given Valentine’s day always falls during NY Fashion Week, I’m always more consumed with my first love (fashion) with little time to plan for or even celebrate V-day. This makes for a distracting excuse when you’re single but when you’re with a significant other, it just makes you look heartless. Luckily my husband understands how the holiday conflicts with my fashion week workload and gives me a romantic pass. Either that or he’s just happy he doesn’t have to celebrate the most commercialized holiday next to Christmas. Why overspend on a dinner for two when the next day, you can score an even better reservation at half the price?
I have been decompressing post-fashion-week work craze by mindlessly collecting inspirational images through my pinterest account at the end of the day and thought I’d share with you some Valentine’s inspired images for you lovelies here. One of these days, perhaps I’ll actually get to host something special for Valentine’s. ‘Til then, I can only dream..in fuschia and gold.
Here’s to champagne and romantic Valentine’s days!
I’m so glad I limited my maternity fashion spending spree because I’ve found that a lot of my regular wardrobe could stretch enough to fit the added 11″ to my waistline. Take for example this Forever 21 bow cardigan. It’s both long enough and stretchy enough to wear at 35 weeks with my pregnancy jeans.
These days, I’m enjoying all the pre-NYFW work, as grueling as the hours may sometimes be, I’ m reminded of why I love my job.
The other day when my hubby took me out to see the symphony at Lincoln Center, I couldn’t help but let out a huge smile at the sight of the NY Fashion Week Mercedes Benz sign. The Lincoln Center temporary NYFW site is up! And the countdown begins!
I’ve definitely decided that I must be growing the next karate kid. At 34 weeks she is punching, jabbing and kicking me non-stop.
She has a way of kicking me in the ribs and punching me in the bladder at the same time. So very pleasant…
wearing dress by Vince, boots by Bruno Magli and jacket by F21.
Anyways, I’ve been designing her future nursery in my head for quite some time. Browsing through Pinterest for inspiration and baby blogs for theme ideas and links to vendors has been one fun part of preparing for baby. I finally settled on a black/white graphic motif for the bedding with plans to add color through the wallpaper, rug and artwork. Pops of yellow and fuschia will be found in the room and this new temporary wallpaper that I found will be the perfect solution to allowing the nursery to grow into a toddler’s and eventually a little girl’s room.
I’m so excited to start setting this all up!