Nursery Inspiration Board

Nursery Inspiration Board 2

A little bit of a departure from our regularly scheduled outfit posts to share some nursery plans.  Here are the main components of our nursery so far — all the furniture is scheduled to come in by next week and after that I can’t wait to get started on some little projects to dress up our daughter’s walls! Are you looking for some nursery inspiration?  If so check out my Nursery Inspo pinterest board!

1. Little Castle Linen Bordeaux Swivel Glider in Grey/White @ Target.

2. Grey/Ivory New Zealand Wool Rug @ Overstock.

3. Ruffle Curtains in White @ Overstock

4. Smoke Embers AC-28 @ Benjamin Moore

5. Franklin & Ben – Mason Double Dresser in Weathered Grey @ Nessalee Baby

6. Varigated Grey Pouf @ Land of Nod

7. Franklin & Ben – Liberty Crib in White @ Nessalee Baby

What do you think? Any suggestions for an accent color? I was thinking peach…

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Jersey pride and Phillip Lim for Target

black, white and redHi!  It’s been a long time and boy have I missed you.  As you already know, there’s a really good reason for our little hiatus, my sister is prego!!!  That means I’m going to be an auntie!  I am so excited, and I may or may not have started shopping for the little one!  You know I’ve totally shifted my shopping habits when I log onto Facebook and the ads are for baby essentials….he he!

Well onto the outfit.  I walked into one of my local stores and found this super cute NJ necklace.  As a true Jersey girl, I couldn’t help myself. I decided to step it up by pairing it with the state university’s colors, my alma matter, Rutgers University.  Go Scarlet Knights!

And last but not least, do you love my new bag?  I’m normally all over Target during their collaboration with high end designers, however I was at a wedding the night before and just couldn’t get up in the middle of the night to shop.  Not to mention, that many of these collections left much to be desired.  Well, boy was I wrong about Phillip Lim.  I’m still not a huge fan of the clothes but the bags exceeded my expectations!!!  So how did I get this bag you wonder?  My awesome sister, who didn’t consume nearly as many vodka sodas as I did, was up all night shopping for us.  Thank you Sees!!!  If you follow us on Instagram, you’ll see the awesome collection we have.  Love love love!

I’m so excited to be back!!!  So tell me, were you able to score any Phillip Lim pieces?

 

NJ Necklace top, blazer, pants and shoes : banana republic | bag : phillip lim for target

philip lim for target

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Wear to Work – Bump Edition

Maternity Roundup

It’s been over two months since we last updated so this is going to be quite the photo-filled post for you guys.  We sincerely apologize for going dark on everyone — unfortunately, our blog took a bit of a hit in the priority department this summer.  We look forward to coming back though and hope to give you some good outfit inspiration as well as discuss some new topics.

For those of you who follow me on on instagram, you may know that I, the burbs half of City and Burbs, am expecting my first child in November!  I could write for pages on the experience, our Hypnobabies classes, nutrition, Crossfitting, et cetera but for the purposes of this post, I’ll focus on the fashion.  Good lord it’s hard to find stuff to wear when your body is changing so dramatically!  I’ll admit, it was really hard at first but once I figured out these three things, dressing the bump for work (and beyond) have actually been fun.

  1. Invest in belly bands of some sort — the Be Bands at Target are nice but kind of pricey.  I purchased a set of 5 Bella Vonna Belly Bands from eBay and they’ve helped extend the use of my regular clothes SO much.  I’d be lost without them.
  2. Blazers are the key to looking put together.  This applies to non-pregnant times too but in pregnancy, my blazers have been a lifesaver.  Even though I’ve been getting bigger, blazers help to add some waist definition and help me feel like I’m not so big.  I’m pretty sure I wear them every day.
  3. Stalk LOFT 60% off sales.  I was horrified at how much quality maternity clothes cost at places like Pea in the Pod — it’s downright robbery.  I don’t even pay that much for regular clothes.  After some research, I found the LOFT maternity collection (only available online unfortunately) which is actually excellent quality and remembered that they constantly have 60% off flash sales.  Well, as a result, most of my maternity clothing now has come from there and it hasn’t been a daunting investment.  (I also got a few pieces from Zulily and ASOS Maternity – both great resources for maternity wear.)

I could be a tease and spread my outfits out over a bunch of posts but I owe you guys some pics, so here is a roundup of some of the outfits I’ve been wearing over the few months.  (Forgive the crappy quality selfies, but I lost my tripod. )

Polka Dot Maternity

Polka Dot Dress : Destination Maternity | Cobalt Pumps : Forever 21 (no longer available)

 

Isabella Oliver Dress MaternityRuched Tank Maternity Dress : Isabella Oliver 

Violet and Peach Maternity

Peach Blazer : Forever 21 (no longer available) | Thin White V-Neck Sweater : Express (old) | Indigo Linen Pants : LOFT Maternity (no longer available)

Preppy Maternity

Navy Blazer : Tahari @ Annie Sez (no longer available) | Navy/Maroon Houndstooth Blouse : Target | Cropped Khaki Maternity Pants : LOFT Maternity (no longer available)

 

 

White Blazer Maternity

White Blazer : Nine West @ Marshall’s (no longer available) | Pink Maternity Blouse : Zulily (no longer available) | Black Maternity Slacks : Motherhood Maternity (no longer available)

Kelly Green Maternity Kelly Green Maternity

Black Blazer : Moda @ Victoria’s Secret (OLD) | Black and White patterned top : Kirna Zabete @ Target (no longer available) | Kelly Green Maternity Pants : LOFT Maternity (no longer available)

Cobalt Blue, Black and White Maternity Cobalt Blue, Black and White Maternity

Striped Blouse : Annie Sez | Black Blazer : Moda @ Victorias Secret (no longer available) | Sloan Fit Ankle Pants : Banana Republic (worn with belly band) : Studded Flats : BCBGeneration Pink Blazer Maternity Pink Blazer Maternity

Pink Blazer : Tahari @ Marshall’s | Patterned Chiffon Top : Banana Republic | Black Columnist Pants : Express | Nude Wedge Heels : Nine West

Well that’s the roundup — tell us, have you had to dress for work with a bump? Any tips and tricks to share?  Let us knowin the comments!

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