October 2013

I can finally see the finish line.  We’ve been living in our new apartment, surrounded by boxes for over a year in anticipation for the almost full, gut-renovation of our NYC apartment to end.  For months, I dreamt of the day, our permits would be approved, then for months I waited patiently for the construction crew to do their thing, and I was delighted when CA closets came in to give me my dream closets.  After being out of town for most of the construction phase, I’m happy to be back and thrilled to finally start organizing things out of their boxes.

Pinterest was my home renovation salvation. It kept me sane through this year long process.  It allowed me to dream about the new nursery’s decor, gather organizational and DIY tips, and escape the dust-filled construction site that was my home.

One of the inspirational themes that I have pinned is the concept of featuring a gallery wall.  As you can see, this not only helps to fill up a bare space, but also allows you to highlight some of your favorite photography and/or art.  Here are some of my favorites from around the web!
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Here is the Forever 21 Model wearing the frugal and fab navy moto jacket that I fell in love with.

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I love how she rocks it casually with a pair of jeans and a tee.  Moto jackets are so on trend these days so I couldn’t help but add to my collection when I saw the sale on Forever 21.  Here I show you how I styled it with 3 different dresses.

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For a preppy look, I wore my Sans Souci nautical dress with my Jcrew necklace and shoes.  Click  here to see the dress, originally bought at Marshalls for just $19.99 styled 5 other ways. And for more inspiration on how to style a striped dress like this one, click here.

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These Fergie shoes were worn with a Guess purse and American Rag Cie dress from Macy’s. I loved this dress when I was pregnant.  the high low bottom was so cute with a pregnant bump.

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I couldn’t believe how these new Forever 21 thong sandals matched this coral dress so perfectly.  The dress is by Crystal Candy (bought in Hong Kong) and the tote is Gucci.  The outfit without the bag costed me just under $60.  It’s so great for a mom on-the-go.  You can walk a mile around the city comfortably without anyone knowing you’ve stashed vomit-splattered baby clothes, diapers and formula on you.

For more style tips and girly glam inspiration, click through my style diaries here!

 

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Thank goodness I had a baby girl.  Lord knows I would have turned a son gay with my obsession for fashion, party planning and decorating.  Surely, I would have raised a fabulous, Korean David Tutera who learned to sashay before he could even walk!  When I was younger, I’ve always dreamed about having a real life doll to dress up and play with.  And these days, I often feel as though I’m living out this childhood dream as I spend my days, feeding, burping, changing and dressing my little cutie up.   The dressing up part is my most favorite.  I go gaga for cute baby clothes.  As my mom says, the clothes are irresistible (as she over-shops and spoils her with more fashions to add to her already bulging closet).   Here are some of my favorite shops.

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top – Gerber,  skirt- The Children’s Place, socks – Trumpette, headband – made by me
  • Zuilly, Totsy, Hautelook (think of these as online sample sales)
  • Century 21 for you New Yorkers (I’ve bought everything from dresses to coats and tights here)
  • Old Navy (great for affordable baby shoes)
  • The Children’s Place (has constant sales and email discounts)
  • Baby Gap (Who doesn’t love this classic baby shop?)
  • and much to my delight, JCREW just opened up a baby shop!

If you’d like to get your baby fix and follow me and my cutie on instagram, we’re at instagram.com/mommyblogr.  We’ll let you know there where/how to buy Juliet’s outgrown fashions!

 

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