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.
the look | similar dress | shoes

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.

the look | similar dress | shoes


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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.

the look | dress | similar belt | shoes


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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.
the look | dress | shoes | bag

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.

the look | dress | shoes | bag


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2014. tweedledee. 
anne klein cardigan. striped jumpsuit from tj maxx. swedish hasbeens super high clogs. apolis market bag.
i first saw the jumpsuit on jen (of jen loves kev) a few weeks ago and i thought it was super cute! she bought it from tj maxx but selections at their stores tend to vary; i doubted it would show up at my local chain. well, it did! and kelsey (of snappy casual) found one the other day, too.
the stripes hide my baby bump extremely well. never let anyone tell you to avoid horizontal stripes! michael said i looked like alice in wonderland; i think he meant i looked like tweedledee. he also told me the jumpsuit resembled long johns so that’s enough commentary from the husband for today. :o)
the look | similar sweater | similar jumpsuit | shoes | bag

2014. tweedledee. 

anne klein cardigan. striped jumpsuit from tj maxx. swedish hasbeens super high clogs. apolis market bag.

i first saw the jumpsuit on jen (of jen loves kev) a few weeks ago and i thought it was super cute! she bought it from tj maxx but selections at their stores tend to vary; i doubted it would show up at my local chain. well, it did! and kelsey (of snappy casual) found one the other day, too.

the stripes hide my baby bump extremely well. never let anyone tell you to avoid horizontal stripes! michael said i looked like alice in wonderland; i think he meant i looked like tweedledee. he also told me the jumpsuit resembled long johns so that’s enough commentary from the husband for today. :o)

the look | similar sweater | similar jumpsuit | shoes | bag


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2014. blue and pink. 
lush maxidress from tj maxx. vintage vera neumann scarf. leather tote c/o cuyana. bamboo sandals. son of a sailor necklace.
happy monday! i spent the weekend in this comfy outfit i.e. i wore it to the grocery store twice (doubt anyone noticed) and sat on the porch sewing things for the baby’s room (check back on wednesday for a post). i understand why so many mamas love maxi dresses; they’re soft and easy and with the right accessories they look sophisticated.
are you watching the world cup? we watched some games; michael comments on the matches in an british accent and i point out players wearing the same shoes (i like the bright yellow cleats the best). we’re not rooting for a particular team; it’s just exciting that millions of people around the world huddle around the television doing the same thing. maybe i’ll cheer for germany today, the home of haribo gummies!
the look | similar dress | necklace | similar bag (pink is sold out) | similar shoes

2014. blue and pink. 

lush maxidress from tj maxx. vintage vera neumann scarf. leather tote c/o cuyana. bamboo sandals. son of a sailor necklace.

happy monday! i spent the weekend in this comfy outfit i.e. i wore it to the grocery store twice (doubt anyone noticed) and sat on the porch sewing things for the baby’s room (check back on wednesday for a post). i understand why so many mamas love maxi dresses; they’re soft and easy and with the right accessories they look sophisticated.

are you watching the world cup? we watched some games; michael comments on the matches in an british accent and i point out players wearing the same shoes (i like the bright yellow cleats the best). we’re not rooting for a particular team; it’s just exciting that millions of people around the world huddle around the television doing the same thing. maybe i’ll cheer for germany today, the home of haribo gummies!

the look | similar dress | necklace | similar bag (pink is sold out) | similar shoes


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2014. never say never. 
printed romper from tj maxx. lotte clogs by loeffler randall.
last year if you asked me what i wouldn’t wear as a pregnant woman, “romper” would have been one of my responses. typically expecting mamas visit the ladies room more often and a romper isn’t the easiest item of clothing. also rompers tend to be too short for me. lo and behold i found a breezy navy romper at tj maxx and brought it home. the ruffle and pattern camouflage the belly and the length is perfect. i wore it with a cardigan before the temperature shot up.
while we’re on the subject of never saying never, look at my hair! this is the shortest cut i’ve had in probably ten years. i wanted a simpler cut for the summer and i was growing increasingly embarrassed of my long, tangled hair every time i went to the salon. plus my hair will be out of reach of tiny hands (at least for awhile). if i know anything about babies, i know they love grabbing your hair!
the look | similar romper | shoes

2014. never say never. 

printed romper from tj maxx. lotte clogs by loeffler randall.

last year if you asked me what i wouldn’t wear as a pregnant woman, “romper” would have been one of my responses. typically expecting mamas visit the ladies room more often and a romper isn’t the easiest item of clothing. also rompers tend to be too short for me. lo and behold i found a breezy navy romper at tj maxx and brought it home. the ruffle and pattern camouflage the belly and the length is perfect. i wore it with a cardigan before the temperature shot up.

while we’re on the subject of never saying never, look at my hair! this is the shortest cut i’ve had in probably ten years. i wanted a simpler cut for the summer and i was growing increasingly embarrassed of my long, tangled hair every time i went to the salon. plus my hair will be out of reach of tiny hands (at least for awhile). if i know anything about babies, i know they love grabbing your hair!

the look | similar romper | shoes


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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. weekend navy. 
linen tee by gibson. destructed overalls by kensie jeans. swedish hasbeens super high clogs. tory burch robinson tote.
happy belated mother’s day! we celebrated by calling our moms and eating breakfast tacos from a tiny shop up the street. at the grocery store i bought two donuts in honor of “baby baking day”, my personal holiday as a mama-to-be.
on saturday i texted my best friend and said, “I am that pregnant woman in overalls,” and she quickly replied, “get it girl!” they’re not for everyone; i’m sure there are plenty who will remind me what age group (or body type) should wear them. but i adore them and they make a comfortable outfit for errands.
my newish (a few weeks old) bag is courtesy of my amazing husband who brought it back from a recent trip. he calls it a baby bag because of its size (which would mean the majority of my purses are also baby bags). thank you michael for spoiling me everyday!
the look | similar tee | overalls | shoes | bag

2014. weekend navy. 

linen tee by gibson. destructed overalls by kensie jeans. swedish hasbeens super high clogs. tory burch robinson tote.

happy belated mother’s day! we celebrated by calling our moms and eating breakfast tacos from a tiny shop up the street. at the grocery store i bought two donuts in honor of “baby baking day”, my personal holiday as a mama-to-be.

on saturday i texted my best friend and said, “I am that pregnant woman in overalls,” and she quickly replied, “get it girl!” they’re not for everyone; i’m sure there are plenty who will remind me what age group (or body type) should wear them. but i adore them and they make a comfortable outfit for errands.

my newish (a few weeks old) bag is courtesy of my amazing husband who brought it back from a recent trip. he calls it a baby bag because of its size (which would mean the majority of my purses are also baby bags). thank you michael for spoiling me everyday!

the look | similar tee | overalls | shoes | bag


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2014. arrows and angles. 
arrowwood tunic by maeve. verdugo maternity leggings by paige. leather tote c/o cuyana. madison harding flats. cole haan sunglasses.
i was going to title this outfit “birthday suit” but i decided against it (though it consists of all new birthday clothes). i told michael i wanted two things: breezy shirts that i could wear now and later (as i get bigger) and new mama jeans. i did well, i think!
we had a relaxing weekend. michael cleared the leaves out of the yard and i planted new annuals in our whiskey barrels (i call them hobbit barrels). i’m also on the lookout for lavender and other bee-friendly plants— i like seeing bees in our yard. hope you had a nice monday!
the look | blouse | jeans | similar bag (pink is sold out) | similar shoes

2014. arrows and angles. 

arrowwood tunic by maeve. verdugo maternity leggings by paige. leather tote c/o cuyana. madison harding flats. cole haan sunglasses.

i was going to title this outfit “birthday suit” but i decided against it (though it consists of all new birthday clothes). i told michael i wanted two things: breezy shirts that i could wear now and later (as i get bigger) and new mama jeans. i did well, i think!

we had a relaxing weekend. michael cleared the leaves out of the yard and i planted new annuals in our whiskey barrels (i call them hobbit barrels). i’m also on the lookout for lavender and other bee-friendly plants— i like seeing bees in our yard. hope you had a nice monday!

the look | blouse | jeans | similar bag (pink is sold out) | similar shoes


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2014. roots. 
lucky brand cardigan. la la leaves dress by marc jacobs. thrifted sash. MIA boots.
i la la love this dress. it’s tricky to style in a new way because i’ve worn it quite a bit over the years with various cardigans, jackets, and belts. it’s a great maternity dress because the bubble hem creates a poofy silhouette whether you’re expecting or not.
next week we plan on working in our yard. leaves are still falling in texas! michael will tackle the crunchy brown piles and i’ll root out the weeds and dead plants. i’m brainstorming ways i can garden while sitting in a lounge chair. i’ll let you know how that strategy works out.
if you follow me on instagram, you know that i recently celebrated my birthday. thanks for the b-day love! i regret devouring the cupcakes without documenting them, but food trumps photos (especially if you’re eating for two).
the look | sweater | similar dress | similar boots

2014. roots. 

lucky brand cardigan. la la leaves dress by marc jacobs. thrifted sash. MIA boots.

i la la love this dress. it’s tricky to style in a new way because i’ve worn it quite a bit over the years with various cardigans, jackets, and belts. it’s a great maternity dress because the bubble hem creates a poofy silhouette whether you’re expecting or not.

next week we plan on working in our yard. leaves are still falling in texas! michael will tackle the crunchy brown piles and i’ll root out the weeds and dead plants. i’m brainstorming ways i can garden while sitting in a lounge chair. i’ll let you know how that strategy works out.

if you follow me on instagram, you know that i recently celebrated my birthday. thanks for the b-day love! i regret devouring the cupcakes without documenting them, but food trumps photos (especially if you’re eating for two).

the look | sweater | similar dress | similar boots


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2014. overall winner. 
maison scotch blouse. destructed overalls by kensie jeans. swedish hasbeens super high clogs.
oh my goodness. it’s been forever since i shared an outfit post. sunshine has finally returned, and i took the opportunity to wear overalls. yes, overalls! i wore overalls constantly as a teenager with roxy tees and big sweatshirts. i thrifted a couple pairs last year but they never fit properly (blame my long torso and legs). after seeing indiana in her cute overalls, i caved and bought new, full-price overalls. the verdict? i love them.
if you’re interested in overalls, mine are by kensie. they’re not maternity overalls; i sized up for a looser fit. plus they’re a little stretchy. i’m 5’9” so they’re a tad bit short, but they look fine with a heel. i also like that the straps are long enough for tall girls.
like most men, my husband is bewildered by overalls. oh well. he already put a ring on it.
the look | similar tee | overalls | shoes

2014. overall winner. 

maison scotch blouse. destructed overalls by kensie jeans. swedish hasbeens super high clogs.

oh my goodness. it’s been forever since i shared an outfit post. sunshine has finally returned, and i took the opportunity to wear overalls. yes, overalls! i wore overalls constantly as a teenager with roxy tees and big sweatshirts. i thrifted a couple pairs last year but they never fit properly (blame my long torso and legs). after seeing indiana in her cute overalls, i caved and bought new, full-price overalls. the verdict? i love them.

if you’re interested in overalls, mine are by kensie. they’re not maternity overalls; i sized up for a looser fit. plus they’re a little stretchy. i’m 5’9” so they’re a tad bit short, but they look fine with a heel. i also like that the straps are long enough for tall girls.

like most men, my husband is bewildered by overalls. oh well. he already put a ring on it.

the look | similar tee | overalls | 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.

the look | dress | similar shoes


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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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