I am starting with the most recent outfit and then going way back to when I had just barely had Gus and moving forward from there.
This color will always have its fans (clearly), but it is meant to be one of the colors from this season, based on my very (un)scientific research at J. Crew. For example, check out the Lucille dress in (yellow) lace (also on AppGal!), the Basket Weave Shift Dress (as seen on Ginger Girl), the Lace Stripe Shell (which reminds me of the top in my last outfit--sort of), the citron sequin mini (if you can afford it, ouch!), and for the stripes fans, the Stripe Linen Open Stitch Sweater.
This was on shot one, and it was fine, I really liked it, he did a good job grabbing my shadow and the trees of his work's courtyard.
(BTW, I do some editorial type photos with my SLR or Point and Shoot's timer mode, and those are fine, but honestly, it is a real pain in the neck, and again, require that I have the time. Ha. Time. More like naptime.)
These pants literally only fit for a few weeks this time around (they were definitely worn way more than that after CW), but I really enjoyed wearing them again. I should have probably grabbed them in a smaller size when I had the chance, but it's fine. Maybe I will wait until the garment dyed toothpicks go on sale.
CW really liked that we had matching fabrics on her dress and my top (factory printed cap sleeve blouse). These are both from the factory, and both still available. The shirt I have is one that the factory does exclusively and has done for years. I have this shape top in multiple prints, including this one (paisley). I am a sucker for these and buy at least one a year.
My brother took the four of us out for yummy sushi that afternoon. I was so excited to have tuna for the first time in a real long time. (And a migraine headache, too. Blegh. Gotta take the good with the bad, I suppose.)
I think we were headed out that evening to Potomac Mills or some such, but regardless it was definitely some sort of mundane task all parents have to do at some point or another.
Quick fact--we go to the grocery store and spend more money than I EVER THOUGHT POSSIBLE on snacks for children. Mr. Dina's portion of the groceries? 10% tops. My portion ('cause breastfeeding makes me ravenous)? 20% tops. Rex/CW? 70%, mainly in the uncrustables/fruit snacks/cheez-its/juice boxes/apples variety.
You can open up the photo to see the info on the pieces.
All are still available, including (surprisingly!) the downtown field jacket which J. Crew made in the fall of 2010 and
J. Crew Field jacket (well it was available not that long ago, le sigh).
Boden Flowerburst Scarf.
Madewell v-neck pocket tee (it is another color, but close enough).
Garnet Hill modern knit pants.
Target venda jeweled ballet flats.
pompadour hairstyle made me feel kind of like a bad a**, so I chose to set the timer and do my best "model" shots. This was literally taken the day after the last outfit pictured above, so again about four weeks postpartum.
It was necessary for me to wear the downtown field jacket again, we were heading out for CW's dance class, but by the end of the class it was warm enough for me to take it off.
Only Boden's Uptown Heels are currently available...I did a review of them here if you like them (from the same outfit, btw, your eyes are not playing tricks on you, it just took me that long to get the outfit of the day photos in an actual ootd post). (Oh, and I always wear my uptown with my downtown. I mean, wouldn't you?)
Bonus points if you didn't look at the above shot and lol at my hair, although if you did, I am lol-ing with you. ;)
Anyone else have a big crush on yellow?