I hope you all had a great weekend! It's been snowing so much lately, typical for March. This is the time of year that I'm just so done with winter. After the first or second snow storm, I'm ready for summer weather. I just don't like feeling detained in the house, you know? There's much more to do when it's nicer, even just going for a walk around the neighborhood excites me, haha. It'll be here soon enough, but I'm desperately waiting.
How's your week going so far? I hope it's been going good!
You all know how much I love color and experimenting with unique color combinations, but I do have a profound love for neutrals. They're so easy, yet chic—not trying to sound cliché here. An all black look is hands down my favorite neutral to wear head-to-toe, but when it comes to mixing them together, there's something to be said about black and shades of beige or even taupe. I think they create a cozy mood to a look, even if the pieces themselves are elegant or dressy. This makes them perfect for wearing this time of year. Isn't it amazing how specific colors can evoke a particular mood? That never ceases to amaze me. It really does contribute more to the style process than we often realize.
Towards the end of January, I received the Laura Mercier Flawless Lumiere Foundation Vox Box, courtesy of Influenster. I've personally never tried any Laura Mercier products before, but have heard such great things about the brand overall, but specifically on the cult favorite translucent powder, which I've yet to try by the way. Have you?
This box showed up at the perfect time because I was running low on both primer and foundation. Though the Vox Box campaign is named solely after the Lumiere foundation, they also included the basic Foundation Primer as well. I not only tested how both worked together, but how each worked individually using either another primer or foundation from another brand to see if there was a notable difference, which there was...continue reading to find out more!
It's been a few weeks since my last post and that's because this pregnancy has been completely different than Aviah's. That one was smooth with the exception of slightly high blood pressure towards the end, which wasn't a major issue. This time around, however...
Is it cold enough for you? It's been insanely cold here in CT and I'm so over it. As I'm getting older and have a little one(s), I'm really beginning to not like winter after the holidays. Eddie was quite surprised when I shared this with him the other day because for years I've boasted about how much I love the fact that New York (and CT) experiences all four seasons. Not no mo!
I hope you all had a great weekend! So, last night, we found out the gender of baby #2. I won't spoil it in this post, instead I'll have you go on over and check it out on Stories where we announced it! I've saved it to the 'Pregnancy' highlight. In other pregnancy news...
Thank you all so much for your incredibly sweet and encouraging words in my pregnancy announcement post last week! You made me smile ear to ear as I read each comment. Blogging has many benefits, most of which come from the relationships and connections you make and I feel so grateful to have your love and support. It's pretty cool to think how I've started this blog several years ago and I'm now in an entirely different stage in my life that you all get to experience with me, as I share each milestone and journey.
What better way to start off the new year on the blog than by sharing this very exciting news with all of you, we're expecting baby #2! If you follow me on Instagram, then you may have seen my story on Christmas sharing the news. I wanted to do a formal blog post announcing it though, since I know that not everyone had the chance to see it and seeing me with a bump out of nowhere may leave some questioning, when did she announce she's pregnant?
To continue on with Monday's discussion on statement sweaters, I'm sporting a cobalt sweater I purchased during the nSale at the end of summer. I remember falling in love with the color and victorian-like style of the turtleneck in combination with the balloon sleeves, which you know I'm a huge fan of.
I hope you all had a great weekend! As you all know, I'm a huge lover of all things bold in color and pattern. When it comes to a specific piece, it can really do all the talking for you, allowing you to go pretty simple or basic everywhere else. In recent years, sweaters have become more exciting.