Happy Labor Day! I hope everyone got some much needed relaxation in this weekend, even if you had to work (I feel you). Today I’m at the office having a quiet day with Meg. Even though we’re working, today seems kind of…chill. Maybe because I came in at 2? Sorry Meg.
Just wanted to do a little update because I am so excited for my second prenatal appointment tomorrow. I’m at just about 16 weeks, and am hoping they’re going to be able to tell us ye olde gender of our child. Not getting my hopes up (I know it’s early), but one can wish.
Overall I’ve been feeling pretty good. Little tinges of discomfort in my sides here and there, I’m more tired than usual (I think I spent half of this weekend sleeping) and I am snacking constantly. I’ve found that’s what works best for me to keep feeling a-ok most of the time. I read yesterday that our child’s eyelids are no longer fused shut as of this week, and that just really struck me. It’s beginning to feel more and more real.
But enough about baby, this is a “style” blog, after all (whatever that means). I finally bit the bullet and bought this dress on Friday. I’ve been wearing Megan’s quite a bit (she owns the black version) and I am SO HAPPY I did. The material is soft and stretchy, and not opaque at all and I can proudly report that you can wear a normal bra with it. I thought maybe it would show through the back but it doesn’t at all. I’m looking forward to wearing this a lot in the coming months ahead in my quest to purchase no actual “maternity” clothing. I think it’s pleated just enough to lay comfortably over my expanding waistline and the seam at the waist sits kind of high…so bring on the tights and cardigans to pair with this puppy.
If you read this before Tuesday, snag this style at Hello Holiday for 25% off by using code ‘JADE‘ or ‘BLACK‘ to purchase each respective hue. Cross my heart, stick a needle in my eye (none of that “hope to die” crap) you won’t regret this purchase.
Hello from Omaha’s mini-heatwave! I’ve been busy this week getting ready for my staycation on Saturday with Jon (you heard me, don’t judge), photographing all the new fall stuff that’s been rolling in for Hello Holiday (cat hats! to-die-for dresses!) and finally unpacking from our trip to market in Las Vegas. It’s been a very productive week, and I’m also getting pumped up for the second doctor appointment of my pregnancy on Tuesday.
I’m just about dying to find out the sex (for the record, I have no preference at all), but I think it’s going to be a little early to know still. Here’s to hoping that ultrasound is ultra clear.
As I mentioned, my husband Jon and I haven’t had any time to take a real vacation of any sort this year, so we’re planning a little day of relaxation on Saturday. I have all sorts of things planned and I’m hoping this dumb, end of summer heat wave we’re experiencing in Nebraska won’t ruin our plans as they are very outdoor focused. Can’t a girl get a cloudy day? Partially sunny, even?
Even though we take outfit photos almost every day, these are a few of my favorite as of late. Since it’s been so hot, I haven’t had a lot of chances to delve into Hello Holiday’s new fall stock, but I’m loving the new black and white polka dot sweater pictured above. Perfect with a comfy pair of trousers. I’m also loving my new nameplate necklace, something I’ve wanted since I proudly sported one that said “Princess” in high school (again, no judging!). I really wanted one that said “Lorsung Tvrdik”, but the form wouldn’t let me enter all those letters for a single necklace, haha. But really, I’m obsessed with my new necklace, it hasn’t left my neck since I received it a few weeks ago.
I know it’s not even Friday, but I hope everyone has a relaxing Labor Day weekend. Stay cool y’all.
Hey everyone! I’m posting today from sweltering, sunny Las Vegas, where I’m attending the WWD Magic Marketplace. We come here twice a year along with the rest of the buying world to search for new designers to carry at Hello Holiday, and place orders with our favorites. We’re on a tight schedule today, but I just wanted to let everyone know that it’s the last day to enter H&M’s 50 States of Fashion Campaign.
It’s SO easy to enter, just post an Instagram photo showing off your best H&M style, using the hash tag #HMShopOnlineXX (replace the XX’s with your state’s abbreviation) and that’s it! Be sure to follow H&M on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for updates on the contest and to view the winners!
It’s hard to believe that summer’s already on its last leg, and I’ve been trying my best to milk it for all its worth before the days start getting shorter. After work power-naps to make the evenings last, hour long phone gab fests on the porch while sipping lemonade and late evening walks around my neighborhood with Jon. Warm weather, I love you so.
But at the same time, I’m feeling the pull of fall, the excitement over buying a new pair of boots (we just received the most glorious, glittering boots in at Hello Holiday, coming later this week) and I’ve been slipping pants into my wardrobe more often and bringing a little jacket with me when I’m out and about.
So with my favorite J. Crew Minnie Pants (I own these puppies in three hues, eek!), I paired my new, lightweight H&M blouse, the perfect piece for the coming seasonal transition. It’s hard to tell from the photos, but there’s a big vintage-y rhinestone at the neckline (I just love little details that you might not notice at first).
If you missed my first post, you NEED-TA-KNOW that H&M just launched their online store in the US, and I’m repping Nebraska to help promote their 50 States of Fashion campaign. It’s almost too easy to enter, just post a photo on Instagram showing your best H&M style, using the hashtag #HMShopOnlineXX (replace XX with your state abbreviation, I would tag #HMShopOnlineNE, for example). And that’s it!
Check out all the goodies you can win and the official rules here, and enter as often as you like. You can also check out the other entrants from your state WHICH I LOVE, because there’s definitely going to be some familiar faces in there. And if you’re a blogger you’ll probably find a few new people to follow (I already did).
(Eeek, that’s me!) xo, Sarah
Bonjour, bbz! Here’s one of my favorite looks as of late. I was goin’ for a little Bardot vibe with the loose curls and ribbon, although I must say that this hairdo looks better on the second day when it’s a little messier. It’s basically the same style as my Mermaid Waves tutorial, with the front pulled back into a bow.
Bag + Scarf: Vintage
Can we just talk about these dresses for a second? I am literally obsessed, over the moon with this new brand we carry, Fleet. All of their dresses are made in the USA from breathable, stretchy cotton fabrics and have POCKETS. These are a few new styles we just received and I wanted to share them. It’s a little hard to tell here, but the black and purple styles on the right have a big ol’ bow across the back –too cute!
You can shop the new collection here.
Ta-Ta for now,
Do you ever see items on Pinterest or posted wherever online with captions like “I wish I had somewhere to wear this” or “dream wardrobe”.
Everyday? Yeah, me too. And I get it. I often run across items I like or trends I’m inspired by but aren’t sure where they’d fit into into my own wardrobe. Take this skirt…
Designed by Hello Holiday’s Emerging Designer Jane Round, this piece is large and in charge in the best way possible, and super on trend for spring (hello mint!) without being too trend-reliant. I’ve been toying with different ways to style it in my mind and even had a discussion about it with our Beauty Director, Rebecca, the other day. She suggested pairing it with a simple white tank. Wouldn’t that be adorable? Especially with a bold, chunky necklace in say, coral or lemon. I love that idea!
Today, it struck me as I was getting dressed to pair this piece with a simple denim shirt. You know, the ones Gap have been reproducing for the last 20 years? One of those. Don’t have one? Get one, you’ll have it forever. I think mine is 10 years old, no joke. So I paired our Mint Chip Malt Skirt with a denim shirt, double knotted at the waist and my favorite shoes of the season (I say that about all our shoes –sorry not sorry), our Turning Point Sandals (grab these comfy beauties soon, I swear you won’t regret it and they’re almost sold out).
You guys I almost cried when I looked in the mirror. This simple denim top is the PERFECT MATCH for such a bold skirt. Ready for where you wear this? Ok.
(1) Engagement photo session in the country. Imagine this outfit, barefoot even with a little handful of wildflowers.
(2) A party you’re hosting. You can add the bold chunky necklace over the denim shirt and maybe even pop your collar for prep-perfect styling.
(3) A friend’s rehearsal dinner. Swap the denim shirt for a plain white oxford button-up. Pearls would be pretty.
(4) Out on a Friday night because why the fuck not?
Go forth and be a cutie.