Valentino is know for their feminine touches and classic styles. This year’s Spring collection pushed the limits by introducing new prints and mixing a rainbow of colors. Chevron, camo, and lace seem to be carried through the different styles.
What we love about it? The classic shapes and styles reminiscent of the 60s and 70s. The high necklines on the dresses and structured totes are lust worthy. What we aren’t so into? The trendiness of some of the prints. If you are looking for an investment piece to add to your closet, skip this collection. If you are hunting for a statement piece, start shopping!
What are your thoughts on Valentino’s Spring collection? Would your rather buy a statement designer piece or a classic designer piece?
With the cooler temps still lingering around for a few more months, adding a scarf to your wardrobe is the perfect way to change up your look. There are so many options out there (and tons on sale!). We are sharing three secrets to selecting the perfect scarf.
1) Know your Personality: The print, pattern, and weave of a scarf truly has to fit your lifestyle and personality or it will likely remain in the back of your closet. If you are into classic pieces, stick with a herringbone weave (like this one) or a classic color (like this grey tone scarf). Both are very versatile for your professional and social life.
2) Consider the Material: Polyester, cotton, acrylic, wool, cashmere-the options are endless! If you are looking for a scarf to add warmth, cashmere or wool are your best bets. If you are selecting a scarf as a statement accessory, try cotton or acrylic for a lighter weight option.
3) Reflect on your Wardrobe: What colors dominate your closet? If your wear lots of solids, maybe a fun stripe or print (like this graphic one) are a great option. If you have quite a few flannels and printed tops, a solid or subtle scarf would be better incorporated.
Don’t be scared to add some scarves to your wardrobe! They can really tie together a look.
Gender: Surprise! I feel like it’s a boy, but I can’t stop buying little dresses. Shopping for baby has been too much fun! Friends and family seem pretty split on their gender guesses.
Weight Gain: About 20 lbs (thanks partly to all of the holiday treats I’ve been indulging on).
Sleep: Sleep is becoming a bit tougher with a big bump! It’s hard to find a comfortable sleep position. Poor JD has to deal with me rolling around all night. Heartburn has also been hitting when I lay down. Tums seem to be a lifesaver most nights. But despite the minor nuisances, I am oh so grateful.
Best Moments: Far too many. We are taking 12 weeks of Bradley Method birthing classes. The classes are every Saturday night, which at first I dreaded, but they have become some of my favorite times with JD. All of the baby movements are also making for some fun memories. One night JD put is head on the bump and got a kick in the face and the same thing happened at our doctor appointment this week when the doctor put the doppler on the bump.
Symptoms: Still feeling great! Definitely a little less energetic than 2nd trimester, but no where near as lethargic as the first few months. It’s getting tough to bend over…that’s for sure!
Nesting: The master to-do list is slowing getting checked off. The nursery is coming together. We still have some little projects to do, but we’re making progress!
Nursery Progress: We set up our crib, bought a dresser, and have semi-put together the nursery. Still have the mirror, art, and fun stuff to hang up.
Baby Prep: We’re about half way through our Bradley Birth classes. They have been eye opening and so informative! It has definitely calmed any fears I previously had about labor and delivery. I also joined an expecting moms group this month. Hoping to find a network of moms and babies to connect with in the coming year.
Looking Forward: So excited to meet our little one. It is starting to feel real. Also looking forward to celebrating our babe with friends & family soon at my shower.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend before the Christmas festivities begin! Happy Holidays!
One of my favorite accessory trends this winter is the the bar cuff. Its simple architectural shape makes it the perfect statement piece. There have been so many fun variations popping up like this faux marble bar cuff (a bargain!) and more complex pieces like this copper one from Anthropologie. Different looks to fit every personality.
What accessories have you been rocking this season?
Can you believe Christmas is two weeks from today? We have finally gotten our house in the Christmas spirit, just in time for our annual holiday bash tomorrow. Greenery and sparkly lights were the theme this year. Keeping it simple and classic. The scent of evergreen is wafting through the air and the candles are flickering as I type. There is nothing more perfect. So looking forward to our final Christmas as newlyweds. Can’t believe next year we will have a party of 3.
How are your holiday decorations coming along? Do you love the smell of real trees as much as I do?
PS: If you need any help with last minute gift wrapping or shopping this year, we still have a few slots available. All the details are here. Also, if you want to make your own fa-la-la banner, just leave a comment or send me an email and I’ll send you the file. It takes 5 minutes or less to put together! My kind of DIY