Feeling Like Fall

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Top: J. Crew Factory – sold out but other colors here / Hat: J. Crew Factory / Denim: AG Jeans / Booties: Target / Lip: MAC Rebel

Friday night post whoooo! Maybe some of you are as lame as me and able to read this tonight…maybe not ūüėČ Either way, hopefully you get a chance to check it out at some point over the weekend haha.

I took these photos last weekend when it was truly starting to feel like fall and then we had a week of 80 degree weather!!!! LOL! Go figure! I scored this J. Crew top and hat over at the Factory outlet on summer vacation, and was excited to finally bust them out.

You may have gotten a glimpse of my crazy week over on Facebook, but things are looking up and trying to focus on the positive. Last weekend we had good friends in town and took them up to Bear Mountain for an awesome fall hike. We made it to the top, and I was incredibly impressed that my 3 year old did 95% of the hike himself! I carried the baby on my back which was an extra workout, and we had a great time catching up while enjoying the great outdoors. Tomorrow we are on the road to Maryland to reunite and celebrate a dear friend who has a baby on the way.

In other news, I have the BIGGEST popcorn and pandas giveaway of the YEAR coming up which I will announce here on MONDAY!!!! So make sure you come on back to see what it’s all about! ūüôā

Happy Weekend!

XO,

Gina

P.S. I need a haircut. Any good ideas? Throw them my way! ūüėČ

Mad for Plaid

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Buffalo Plaid Button Down Pop-Over: Target (on sale!) / Black Leggings: Target / Booties: H&M (old) Рsimilar  / Lip: MAC Up the Amp

I can never get enough plaid during the fall and winter months, and this flannel pop over from Target is super comfy. Button downs are also a staple uniform clothing item these days as I am nursing my little one and need easy access hehe. What are your go-to fall wardrobe items?

Spending a short week here in NY and then heading back to MD again on Friday for the wedding of a childhood friend and his beautiful fianc√©. Busy busy as usual! Very much looking forward to this event as they are essentially family of mine ūüôā

Hope you are all having a great week so far!

XO,

Gina

Channeling Jackie O.

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“You look like you’re channeling Jackie O.”

That is what my friend Heather said to me when I arrived at the wedding two Saturdays ago.  Me?  Resembling the ultimate fashion icon?

I can only wish to come close to the likes of Jackie O., but I am taking this compliment and running with it people!  It might be the best one I ever get!

Jackie did love a classic shift though, like this black and white number I’m wearing from Marc New York by Andrew Marc, and I don’t think this silhouette will ever go out of style.

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Dress: Marc New York by Andrew Marc¬†(now on sale!) / Shoes: Audrey Brooke / Clutch: Lulu Townsend – similar here and here / White Wayfarers: Francesca’s – similar here / Bracelet: gifted / Earrings: gifted

And how about these lavender fields? ¬†Let me tell you, this wedding location was gorgeous! ¬†In all my years past of growing up¬†in Maryland, I had never heard of Rock Hall, but boy am I happy for this discovery. ¬†It was such a beautiful place to visit, and I’m looking forward to sharing more photos from our trip in the upcoming weeks so stay tuned.

XO,

Gina

Weekend Casual

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Maxi Dress: Forever 21 / Hat: P. Luca for Barami Рsimilar on eBay / Shoes: ALDO / Scarf: Gifted Рsimilar / Jacket: American Eagle Рsimilar / Necklace: Vintage / Aviators: NY Street Vendor / Watch: Michael Kors (now on sale!) / Bracelet: J. Crew Рalso love this gold pave link bracelet / Earrings: Forever 21 / Lip: MAC Impassioned 

Along with spring cleaning, we also joined my grandmother and aunt for lunch over the weekend while they were in Brooklyn for the day. ¬†Now that the weather is getting warmer, I’m excited to break out the dresses again. ¬†A maxi dress lends itself to putting together a complete look quickly. ¬†It allows you to stay comfortable, but also put together at the same time. ¬†Nico is just starting to be a bit more mobile and with all the chasing I imagine on the horizon, I have a feeling maxi dresses are going to be a staple item again this summer. ¬†The only difference (as I quickly learned Saturday) is that I am going to have to hem my maxis. ¬†They tend to run a little long when I’m sans baby bump!

In case you missed my post yesterday, I’m hosting a little closet sale over on Pinterest¬†if you are interested in checking it out!

Hope you are all having a great week so far!

XO,

Gina

San Fran Style

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Photos by: Zack Notes / Edited by: Myself

On me: Dress: Free People (old) / Blouse: Forever 21 (sold out) / Bow Tie: ASOS Рsimilar / Sunglasses: ModCloth / Ankle Boots: H&M / Lip: MAC Heartless / Nails: Essie Sexy Divide

On Nico: Shirt & Bow Tie: Koala Baby via Babies “R” Us ¬†/ Jeans: Baby GAP (sold out) – also like these / Shoe Socks: Trumpette

The hubby had a conference/speaking engagement in San Francisco a few weeks ago, so Nico and I flew out to join him for a quick family trip across the country. ¬†In retrospect, I am kind of asking myself what the hell was I thinking (re: A 3 hour time difference doesn’t mean anything to a baby, and 6 hours on a plane by myself? Why did I think this was a good idea?). ¬†Waking up a 3am was a daily occurrence, and sitting in the hotel room at 5pm with the curtains drawn, trying to be quiet while eating take-out pho was a bit difficult as well. ¬†However, at the end of the day, I kind of think it is hysterical, and I am really glad we made the trip. ¬†I realized how much I can do on my own with a baby…I mean, I’m always up for a challenge right? ¬†My current challenges have just migrated from¬†Tough Mudder races to “what can this mom accomplish today” type challenges haha. ¬†We were able to see a lot of friends and family, and we explored a bit in a much warmer climate for a few days, so I cannot complain! ¬†On the day these photos were taken, we got dressed up for a lovely outdoor brunch with a wonderful group of people. ¬†We followed it up with a beautiful walk on the water in Marina and in Ft. Mason Park. ¬†I love seeing Nico’s face as he sees a new part of the world for the first time. ¬†He just takes it all in, and I can tell he is going to enjoy traveling just like his parents.

We had a nice Brooklyn weekend here in the city. ¬†The hubs got a new iPhone for his birthday. ¬†We met our friend’s new 4 week old baby for the first time, who was absolutely adorable! (You forget how little they once were!) ¬†We also hosted a little Babies & Bagel’s St. Paddy’s Day brunch with our local parent/baby group in our neighborhood.

To all my fellow Irish out there…and all of those celebrating…Happy St. Paddy’s Day, and have a wonderful week!

XO,

Gina

Pops of Spring {Stella & Dot Series #1}

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Cropped Sweater: Forever 21 / Skater Skirt: Forever 21 (sold out – similar) / Blue Suede Shoes: Sole Society (sold out – also like these) / Sunglasses: Vintage / Lip: MAC Candy Yum Yum / Nails: Essie Mink Muffs / Frida Necklace, Soiree Studs, Tribute Bracelet, Urbane Bracelete, Nikita Stretch Bracelet, & Citrine Perf Double Clutch: All on loan from Stella & Dot

I am so excited to finally share these photos with of my collaboration with¬†Stella & Dot¬†showcasing their spring jewelry and accessories line. ¬†I worked with Jessica Sigler to style the shoot, and we definitely had a tough time deciding which pieces to use as there were so many amazing options! ¬†I love all the pieces we ended up choosing, but I am especially in love with the colorful¬†Frida necklace¬†and the¬†Citrine Perf Double Clutch. ¬†There’s nothing like taking a simple black and white outfit and turning up the volume with so many different pops of color. ¬†I am hosting an¬†online trunk show¬†starting today and running for the next three weeks. ¬†I guarantee you will find more than one thing you adore in this collection! ¬†If you shop the trunk show, you will be entered to win free jewelry and pieces at 50% off. ¬†Happy shopping!

I am hoping this little bit of nice weather will stick around for the long haul!

Hope you all have a great week!

XO,

Gina

Back in Action

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Photos by: Zack Notes / Edited by: Myself

Striped Blouse: H&M Рsimilar here,  / Absolute Legging: AG Jeans / Booties: ALDO / Locket: Vintage via Etsy Рmore from the shop here / Clutch: TJ Maxx / Bracelets: Wanderlust + Co., ASOS (sold out Рsimilar here), Baublebar

2014 has had a crazy start! ¬†I started back up to work, and have been trying to figure out how to be a working mom. ¬†Right now I’m trying to cram all my work into three days and still have time to pump three times a day to make sure my boy has enough to eat while I’m gone. ¬†When I am home with him, he is more awake than ever, and he keeps me busy all day long. ¬†It’s a lot of fun watching him grow (He rolled over for the first time this weekend! ¬†And he’s sitting up for long periods of time on his own now!), but it can definitely be exhausting! ¬†On top of that, we have been dealing with some house issues that need crucial hands on maintenance, and I’ve also been planning Nico’s upcoming Baptism. ¬†Whew!

Needless to say, my poor little blog has been getting neglected. ¬†I’ve had ideas for posts and outfits that I have wanted to blog, but life has just been getting in the way, and p + p unfortunately had to go on the back burner the past few weeks. ¬†Hopefully as we settle into our new routine, I will be able to find some time to keep things going, because I really do love having this little creative outlet!

Onto this outfit. ¬†Although, I do adore some pops of color every now and then, I do tend to go back to my comfort zone of black and white quite often! ¬†Maybe it’s the New York in me. ¬†I’m now back in my original size jeans (yay!) which called for a shopping celebration, and I scored this striped blouse at H&M while out. ¬†The vintage locket I am wearing was a Christmas gift from my husband, and I’m absolutely in love with it. ¬†There is a family photo of the three of us inside, with three other spaces to put photos when I want to add them.

Hope you will be hearing more from me in the coming weeks!  I am glad to be back in action.

XO,

Gina