2014. baby boom. 
lush maxidress. braided sightseer sandals by madewell.
wow, look at that bump! i feel like he has grown over the past two weeks, and it’s very apparent from a side view. lately i’ve been wearing sundresses and maxi dresses; they’re the most comfortable things in the texas heat. this basic black dress is one of my favorites because it’s pleated in the front at the waist and it has a cute crisscross detail in the back.
i hope y’all have a great weekend! we’re installing our car seat and running errands as usual. no labor pains… yet!
p.s. last friday tumblr blocked bloglovin’ from having access to blog feeds (read more here) and they haven’t reached an agreement. as always you may visit littletinsoldier.com directly or watch for post updates via twitter.
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2014. baby boom. 

lush maxidress. braided sightseer sandals by madewell.

wow, look at that bump! i feel like he has grown over the past two weeks, and it’s very apparent from a side view. lately i’ve been wearing sundresses and maxi dresses; they’re the most comfortable things in the texas heat. this basic black dress is one of my favorites because it’s pleated in the front at the waist and it has a cute crisscross detail in the back.

i hope y’all have a great weekend! we’re installing our car seat and running errands as usual. no labor pains… yet!

p.s. last friday tumblr blocked bloglovin’ from having access to blog feeds (read more here) and they haven’t reached an agreement. as always you may visit littletinsoldier.com directly or watch for post updates via twitter.

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2014. a boy, a girl, a dog. 
cotton sundress from forever 21. vintage coach belt (thrifted). braided sightseer sandals by madewell.
i wore the dress back in june for the first time and i didn’t belt it, going for a carefree and bohemian attitude (in my head anyway). it’s a tent dress i.e. i could probably cover an armchair with it. i styled the dress the other day with a belt and realized it was so much better! i look like a pregnant woman versus someone who is shoplifting the entire potato chip aisle.
in pre-baby times i could wear the belt with jeans. now it fits just under my ribcage. how things have changed for the bigger… and better. soon sophie will transition from being our dog to being a little boy’s dog. she’ll sniff him and love him, i’m sure of it.
the look | dress | similar belt | shoes

2014. a boy, a girl, a dog. 

cotton sundress from forever 21. vintage coach belt (thrifted). braided sightseer sandals by madewell.

i wore the dress back in june for the first time and i didn’t belt it, going for a carefree and bohemian attitude (in my head anyway). it’s a tent dress i.e. i could probably cover an armchair with it. i styled the dress the other day with a belt and realized it was so much better! i look like a pregnant woman versus someone who is shoplifting the entire potato chip aisle.

in pre-baby times i could wear the belt with jeans. now it fits just under my ribcage. how things have changed for the bigger… and better. soon sophie will transition from being our dog to being a little boy’s dog. she’ll sniff him and love him, i’m sure of it.

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2014. summer tan. 
linen sandwave dress and braided sightseer sandals by madewell. cold picnic tote.
pregnancy can make you emotional! yesterday morning i saw this photo and our other snaps and i cried and cried, not taking into account it’s my go-to outfit lately and i feel very cute in it. instead i saw a huge tummy and bigger legs and wondered why i asked michael to take a few pictures. today i look at the photo and think it’s just fine. there’s a little boy in that belly happily kicking away.
i bought the dress a few weeks ago during a madewell sale i.e. me and kelsey’s favorite time to shop. it’s a true babydoll dress; i’m wearing a small and i’m eight months along so size down. i like it because it keeps me cool and it fits (probably the most important thing).
the lesson of the day is don’t delete any blog photos when you don’t feel like yourself. unless you have pizza stains on your clothes— that can be one of the few exceptions.
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2014. summer tan. 

linen sandwave dress and braided sightseer sandals by madewell. cold picnic tote.

pregnancy can make you emotional! yesterday morning i saw this photo and our other snaps and i cried and cried, not taking into account it’s my go-to outfit lately and i feel very cute in it. instead i saw a huge tummy and bigger legs and wondered why i asked michael to take a few pictures. today i look at the photo and think it’s just fine. there’s a little boy in that belly happily kicking away.

i bought the dress a few weeks ago during a madewell sale i.e. me and kelsey’s favorite time to shop. it’s a true babydoll dress; i’m wearing a small and i’m eight months along so size down. i like it because it keeps me cool and it fits (probably the most important thing).

the lesson of the day is don’t delete any blog photos when you don’t feel like yourself. unless you have pizza stains on your clothes— that can be one of the few exceptions.

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2014. vintage for two. 
soft joie semillon tank. vintage paisley skirt. boardwalk sandals by madewell. son of a sailor necklace. cole haan sunglasses.
when i first began blogging, i owned a substantial number of vintage midi skirts. then i grew tired of most of them and they wound up back at the thrift store. lately i’m warming up to them again for the prints and— who am i kidding— the elastic waists. i bought this funky black-and-white skirt for $3 and it was the best $3 i’ve spent in awhile (especially because i drink less coffee). it reminds me of a skirt ace and jig would make.
over the weekend we ate mexican food with michael’s mom and we picked out a rug for the baby’s room. i toyed around with a black and white nursery but i also liked the idea of crisp blue and white. we chose blue! i want it to be a summer camp kind of room like this room from serena and lily with a hodgepodge of objects, animals, and items.
and whew! boy is it getting warm in texas. good thing 7-11 is slowly expanding south because it’s not truly summer without a slurpee.
the look | similar top | similar skirt | similar sandals

2014. vintage for two. 

soft joie semillon tank. vintage paisley skirt. boardwalk sandals by madewell. son of a sailor necklace. cole haan sunglasses.

when i first began blogging, i owned a substantial number of vintage midi skirts. then i grew tired of most of them and they wound up back at the thrift store. lately i’m warming up to them again for the prints and— who am i kidding— the elastic waists. i bought this funky black-and-white skirt for $3 and it was the best $3 i’ve spent in awhile (especially because i drink less coffee). it reminds me of a skirt ace and jig would make.

over the weekend we ate mexican food with michael’s mom and we picked out a rug for the baby’s room. i toyed around with a black and white nursery but i also liked the idea of crisp blue and white. we chose blue! i want it to be a summer camp kind of room like this room from serena and lily with a hodgepodge of objects, animals, and items.

and whew! boy is it getting warm in texas. good thing 7-11 is slowly expanding south because it’s not truly summer without a slurpee.

the look | similar top | similar skirt | similar sandals


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2014. mama on board. 
vermont jacket by paige. soft joie semillon tank. LOFT textured stripe skirt. holepunch skimmers by madewell. son of a sailor necklace.
i discovered a secret— maternity clothes are just big clothes. i bought two skirts from LOFT that have been in constant wardrobe rotation. they’re not maternity skirts; they’re good old fashioned paperbag waist skirts! i sized up and rewarded myself with lots of room for baby to grow.
i’ve probably worn this outfit five or six times. jean jacket morning and sleeveless afternoon kind of days haven’t been strangers this year. they remind me of real spring days back on the east coast. keep it cool, texas!
the look | jacket | similar top | skirt | shoes

2014. mama on board. 

vermont jacket by paige. soft joie semillon tank. LOFT textured stripe skirt. holepunch skimmers by madewell. son of a sailor necklace.

i discovered a secret— maternity clothes are just big clothes. i bought two skirts from LOFT that have been in constant wardrobe rotation. they’re not maternity skirts; they’re good old fashioned paperbag waist skirts! i sized up and rewarded myself with lots of room for baby to grow.

i’ve probably worn this outfit five or six times. jean jacket morning and sleeveless afternoon kind of days haven’t been strangers this year. they remind me of real spring days back on the east coast. keep it cool, texas!

the look | jacket | similar top | skirt | shoes


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2014. these boots. 
anna cardigan by mcginn. madewell tee. union maternity leggings by paige. enzo angiolini boots.
these boots are made for wearin’… especially because i bought them back in the fall. they’re super soft and super cool and i was super afraid of scuffing them up. then i remembered my new year’s promise to be plucky and just went ahead and wore ‘em. no scuffs yet!
michael calls this sweater “the sheep sweater.” he pretty much hates all of my oversized cardigans. i think it’s cute. it also doubles as a blanket so maybe we should call it the counting sheep sweater.
hope you gals are having a good week. it’s almost valentine’s day, and i’m counting down to our valentine dinner of cheeseburgers and french fries.
the look | sweater | similar tee | similar jeans | shoes

2014. these boots. 

anna cardigan by mcginn. madewell tee. union maternity leggings by paige. enzo angiolini boots.

these boots are made for wearin’… especially because i bought them back in the fall. they’re super soft and super cool and i was super afraid of scuffing them up. then i remembered my new year’s promise to be plucky and just went ahead and wore ‘em. no scuffs yet!

michael calls this sweater “the sheep sweater.” he pretty much hates all of my oversized cardigans. i think it’s cute. it also doubles as a blanket so maybe we should call it the counting sheep sweater.

hope you gals are having a good week. it’s almost valentine’s day, and i’m counting down to our valentine dinner of cheeseburgers and french fries.

the look | sweater | similar tee | similar jeans | shoes


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2014. spring hints. 
fossil dress. sidewalk wedges by madewell. necklace by jen loves kev.
last week the temperature reached eighty degrees and i rejoiced in a warm weather shirt dress. i happily told michael, “i’m going to wear dresses and skirts to school everyday!” i spoke too soon.
the last few days have been cool, and today is downright cold. the wind is blowing so fiercely that it sounds like someone is fussing with our back door, and the weatherman predicts overnight sleet and snow.
oh, texas. at least you let me wear a dress once this winter.
the look | dress | similar shoes

2014. spring hints. 

fossil dress. sidewalk wedges by madewell. necklace by jen loves kev.

last week the temperature reached eighty degrees and i rejoiced in a warm weather shirt dress. i happily told michael, “i’m going to wear dresses and skirts to school everyday!” i spoke too soon.

the last few days have been cool, and today is downright cold. the wind is blowing so fiercely that it sounds like someone is fussing with our back door, and the weatherman predicts overnight sleet and snow.

oh, texas. at least you let me wear a dress once this winter.

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2014. oh, pinyon. 
madewell tee. verdugo leggings by paige. pendleton pinyon stripe scarf. MIA boots.
michael surprised me with the bold scarf for christmas, and upon opening it, i wrapped around my head like a star wars jedi. it’s a giant scarf that doubles as a shawl and triples as a blanket for a shorter person.
sophie and i are home today for the MLK holiday. we’re catching up on laundry, cleaning, blogging, and maybe folding. we won’t get too ahead of ourselves.
the look | similar tee | similar jeans | scarf | similar shoes

2014. oh, pinyon. 

madewell tee. verdugo leggings by paige. pendleton pinyon stripe scarf. MIA boots.

michael surprised me with the bold scarf for christmas, and upon opening it, i wrapped around my head like a star wars jedi. it’s a giant scarf that doubles as a shawl and triples as a blanket for a shorter person.

sophie and i are home today for the MLK holiday. we’re catching up on laundry, cleaning, blogging, and maybe folding. we won’t get too ahead of ourselves.

the look | similar tee | similar jeans | scarf | similar shoes


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2014. simple does it. 
thrifted sweater. skyline skinny skinnies by paige. french knot skimmers by madewell. leather tote c/o cuyana.
you know what i’ve been wearing all the time since thanksgiving? this here outfit. i kind of feel like a younger, 1980’s version of myself would wear the same thing to school. i got rid of my other oversized, constantly-worn, thrifted sweater after i found a new (old) friend. if you want a big, cotton, chunky sweater, go thrifting. find one and you’re set for a year or more.
i think most of my outfits are very simple. sometimes simple is all you need. a good pair of shoes is extra. so is a side ponytail.
the look | similar sweater | similar pants | similar shoes | similar bag (pink is sold out)

2014. simple does it. 

thrifted sweater. skyline skinny skinnies by paige. french knot skimmers by madewell. leather tote c/o cuyana.

you know what i’ve been wearing all the time since thanksgiving? this here outfit. i kind of feel like a younger, 1980’s version of myself would wear the same thing to school. i got rid of my other oversized, constantly-worn, thrifted sweater after i found a new (old) friend. if you want a big, cotton, chunky sweater, go thrifting. find one and you’re set for a year or more.

i think most of my outfits are very simple. sometimes simple is all you need. a good pair of shoes is extra. so is a side ponytail.

the look | similar sweater | similar pants | similar shoes | similar bag (pink is sold out)


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2014. fisherman’s catch. 
sanctuary cardigan. madewell tee and sandals. skyline skinny skinnies by paige.
oh my goodness. the last time i posted an outfit was back in november. we took photos over the weekend, and i could not stop laughing… several (forty) strange frames later, i got my act together.
life has been busy and good. we’re trucking along at school; a good chunk of my kids are reading and writing! i’m up and running again with a new computer, and i have an external hard drive that i back up every sunday. i named it tom gordon in nods to the old red sox pitcher.
hope the new year is treating you well. catch you later mermaids!
the look | sweater | similar tee | similar pants | similar shoes

2014. fisherman’s catch. 

sanctuary cardigan. madewell tee and sandals. skyline skinny skinnies by paige.

oh my goodness. the last time i posted an outfit was back in november. we took photos over the weekend, and i could not stop laughing… several (forty) strange frames later, i got my act together.

life has been busy and good. we’re trucking along at school; a good chunk of my kids are reading and writing! i’m up and running again with a new computer, and i have an external hard drive that i back up every sunday. i named it tom gordon in nods to the old red sox pitcher.

hope the new year is treating you well. catch you later mermaids!

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2013. game day. madewell pinhole sweater. current/elliott jeans. tory burch belt and reva flats. old navy honeycomb scarf.sundays are game days at our house. my idea of a game day would include scrabble, settlers of catan, and maybe rummy. but michael’s idea of a game means football, specifically the eagles. i don’t pay too much attention to NFL games but i can tell by watching my husband if the eagles have a great or terrible day.on sunday we went to the grocery store, made lunch, and watched TV (mostly michael). i wore my boyfriend jeans that i purchased at an embarrassingly low price ($15) over the summer. i’m very partial to dark denim, but i like these jeans, too. barneys warehouse has the same jeans if you’re interested.michael caught my off-and-on cold, but he’s recovering much more quickly. we turned on the fireplace at night much to sophie’s delight. she loves being cozy! life has been good this week.
the look | similar sweater | jeans | similar flats | scarf

2013. game day.

madewell pinhole sweater. current/elliott jeans. tory burch belt and reva flats. old navy honeycomb scarf.

sundays are game days at our house. my idea of a game day would include scrabble, settlers of catan, and maybe rummy. but michael’s idea of a game means football, specifically the eagles. i don’t pay too much attention to NFL games but i can tell by watching my husband if the eagles have a great or terrible day.

on sunday we went to the grocery store, made lunch, and watched TV (mostly michael). i wore my boyfriend jeans that i purchased at an embarrassingly low price ($15) over the summer. i’m very partial to dark denim, but i like these jeans, too. barneys warehouse has the same jeans if you’re interested.

michael caught my off-and-on cold, but he’s recovering much more quickly. we turned on the fireplace at night much to sophie’s delight. she loves being cozy! life has been good this week.

the look | similar sweater | jeans | similar flats | scarf


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2013. good jeans. vermont jacket by paige. beach stripe dress by madewell. swedish hasbeens super high clogs. rebecca minkoff woven bag.remember last week when i was like, hey y’all i got married then i got sick but now i’m ready to blog again? well, i fibbed. i thought i was getting over a cold but it turned into a bad cough. after several days of drinking hot tea, sleeping more, and taking gross medicine, i feel more like myself than i did last monday.and this jean-ius outfit? it’s two weeks old. i wore it a couple days after our wedding to la gloria with michael’s aunt and uncle and their adorable son nico who’s in kindergarten. nico and i danced to “friday i’m in love” at our wedding. how many kids do that? one day i hope i have a little girl or boy who appreciates the cure.
update: i spoke too soon. i’m running a fever. :o(the look | jacket | similar dress | shoes

2013. good jeans.

vermont jacket by paige. beach stripe dress by madewell. swedish hasbeens super high clogs. rebecca minkoff woven bag.

remember last week when i was like, hey y’all i got married then i got sick but now i’m ready to blog again? well, i fibbed. i thought i was getting over a cold but it turned into a bad cough. after several days of drinking hot tea, sleeping more, and taking gross medicine, i feel more like myself than i did last monday.

and this jean-ius outfit? it’s two weeks old. i wore it a couple days after our wedding to la gloria with michael’s aunt and uncle and their adorable son nico who’s in kindergarten. nico and i danced to “friday i’m in love” at our wedding. how many kids do that? one day i hope i have a little girl or boy who appreciates the cure.

update: i spoke too soon. i’m running a fever. :o(

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2013. knots and dots. silk dotty dress and sidewalk wedges by madewell. vintage vera neumann scarf (worn as belt). leather tote c/o cuyana.hello! long time, no post. life has been keeping me on my toes lately as we countdown to the wedding and i prepare progress reports for my class. i feel like i start the week off strong (blog wise) and then get sidetracked by wednesday. plus, it’s been raining a lot! that makes our yard and deer happy.to make up for my sartorial absence, you’ll get an outfit post today instead of food. the pastel belt is an old vera scarf that i knotted in the middle and tied in the back (similar to how you’d tie it around your head). it added a little something sweet to a beloved dress. i wore everything on saturday while shopping for gifts for my best friend and maid of honor.is it too much to hope that i have the same great hair on our big day?the look | similar dress | similar shoes | bag

2013. knots and dots.

silk dotty dress and sidewalk wedges by madewell. vintage vera neumann scarf (worn as belt). leather tote c/o cuyana.

hello! long time, no post. life has been keeping me on my toes lately as we countdown to the wedding and i prepare progress reports for my class. i feel like i start the week off strong (blog wise) and then get sidetracked by wednesday. plus, it’s been raining a lot! that makes our yard and deer happy.

to make up for my sartorial absence, you’ll get an outfit post today instead of food. the pastel belt is an old vera scarf that i knotted in the middle and tied in the back (similar to how you’d tie it around your head). it added a little something sweet to a beloved dress. i wore everything on saturday while shopping for gifts for my best friend and maid of honor.

is it too much to hope that i have the same great hair on our big day?

the look | similar dress | similar shoes | bag


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2013. sweatshirt revival. sweatshirt dress by madewell. vintage vera neumann scarf. leather tote c/o cuyana. MIA boots.if you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you may have noticed that i love sweatshirts. i wear them with skirts, shorts, and jeans. they’re as classic to me as a plain white tee. my two favorite sweatshirts are a grey one from target and a navy one from j.crew.as much as i enjoy comfy knits, i was initially on the fence about this dress. i liked the length and fit, but i wasn’t sure if it would look as cute on me as it looks on kendi or dotty.then i tried it on and thought why didn’t i buy it sooner? it’s a sweatshirt. it’s a dress. it’s a sweatshirt dress. i’ll wear it until it falls apart.
p.s. you’re right! my scarf has little tin soldiers on it. :o)the look | dress | bag | boots

2013. sweatshirt revival.

sweatshirt dress by madewell. vintage vera neumann scarf. leather tote c/o cuyana. MIA boots.

if you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you may have noticed that i love sweatshirts. i wear them with skirts, shorts, and jeans. they’re as classic to me as a plain white tee. my two favorite sweatshirts are a grey one from target and a navy one from j.crew.

as much as i enjoy comfy knits, i was initially on the fence about this dress. i liked the length and fit, but i wasn’t sure if it would look as cute on me as it looks on kendi or dotty.

then i tried it on and thought why didn’t i buy it sooner? it’s a sweatshirt. it’s a dress. it’s a sweatshirt dress. i’ll wear it until it falls apart.

p.s. you’re right! my scarf has little tin soldiers on it. :o)

the look | dress | bag | boots


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2013. long summer. silk dotty dress by madewell. vintage belt. rebecca minkoff doll boots.thanks to everyone who left a kind comment about wearing dresses and boots—  you get an encore post! i wore this on sunday to the grocery store with M. it isn’t the best outfit (i ended up removing the belt) but i love sophie’s face. she looks bored. so bored.if you’re coming to texas style council this weekend, i guarantee you won’t be as bored as a pug. we have an incredible line-up of classes, and i look forward to seeing old faces and making new friends. i’ll be at the registration table. stop by and say hey!the look | similar dress | similar boots

2013. long summer.

silk dotty dress by madewell. vintage belt. rebecca minkoff doll boots.

thanks to everyone who left a kind comment about wearing dresses and boots—  you get an encore post! i wore this on sunday to the grocery store with M. it isn’t the best outfit (i ended up removing the belt) but i love sophie’s face. she looks bored. so bored.

if you’re coming to texas style council this weekend, i guarantee you won’t be as bored as a pug. we have an incredible line-up of classes, and i look forward to seeing old faces and making new friends. i’ll be at the registration table. stop by and say hey!

the look | similar dress | similar boots


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