Babble Posts

I write daily for Babble's Baby's First Year. Here are my recent posts:

After months of blaming every fitful mood and crying jag on teething, Tate finally cut his first tooth with very little to-do. Did your kids have changes in behavior when they were teething?

You won't believe what substance they found on most changing stations!

Tate would rather play with household items than toys sometimes.

We made our first trip on a plane with Tate. Read how it went.

eShakti Christmas Sale + $20 Off

eShakti is having a big Christmas sale:

They have discounted everything and they are offering free shipping on all orders until Christmas!

{Birds in the Air Dress - $32.95 $52.95 (Orig. $69.95)}
{Irradiance Blouse - $17.95 $37.95 (Orig. $49.95)}
{Chevron Pleat Silk Wool Skirt - $32.95 $52.95 (Orig. $69.95)}

Enter code UBERCHIC0811 to receive the extra $20 off!
(Expires December 31)

Happy Shopping!

Babble Posts

I write daily for Babble's Baby's First Year. Here are my recent posts:

Having a baby at home is like being at a frat party! Read my funny post comparing the two. And let me know if you agree.

We are getting so excited for Tate's first Christmas! I am searching for the perfect festive pajamas for him. Here are 10 fabulous options.

Major mom fail: Tate fell off the bed

I start to wonder if this is what postpartum feels like?

+ one from the archives: 14 Adorable Babies in Christmas Stockings

PS - Don't you just love this picture? His legs and expression kill me!

Spied: Tangerine Tango

Did you hear that the Pantone color for next spring is Tangerine Tango? I am mildly obsessed with the bright red/orange hue. I was lucky to snag a few things in this color from Old Navy last summer, and they are the first pieces I reach for when getting dressed in the morning.

I spotted this sweater and thought I should share:

Merona® French Terry Zip Up Cardigan - Target - $22.49

What do you think of the color? Something you would wear?

Anthropologie: 30% Off Clearance

I got this email from Anthro this weekend. They rarely offer this kind of promotion, so make sure to check it out! Here are my picks:

{Ipomea Blouse}
{Divvied Colorblock Skirt}
{Screened Stripes Peasant}

Babble Posts

Hey y'all, please excuse my recent absence. I've been busy, um, not writing. hahaha. I plan to be writing more after the new year. But in the mean time, check out my most recent stuff at BFY.

I write daily for Babble's Baby's First Year. Here are my recent posts:

Some moms get anxious about sharing too much about their kids on the web, I am obviously not that mom. Read why I write about my kid on the internet. And I would love to hear your take!

You will laugh at the photo comparisons of Tate and his parents. Check them out and tell me if you think my baby looks like me at all.

People everywhere are naming their babies after Twilight characters. And this is no new trend, click through to read about other supernatural hits that influenced baby naming trends.

I get a little controversial, and ask you to vaccinate your kids.

And for a bit of holiday fluff, check out these ridiculously cute pictures of babies in stockings.

+ one from the archives: 18 DIY Projects for your baby's nursery

35% Off All Gap Brands: Today Only!

Today only, get 35% off your entire purchase at Old Navy, Banana Republic, and Gap.

You can find a round up of my favorite baby gap picks at Babble.

And my favorites for you ladies:

At Old Navy: 
{one | two | three}

At Gap: 
{one | two | three}

At Banana Republic: 
{one | two | three}
and as a bonus this sweet little dress from the mad men collection at a steep discount.

Dont forget to enter MERRY at checkout, and remember, the deal is only good today!

Spied: Grey Skinny Jeans

I have a pair of grey skinnies that I reach for while getting dressed way more often than I would have guessed when I bought them. I spotted these and had to share.

Grey Signature Skinnies - Forever 21 - $9.00 (Orig. $10.50)

Make sure to check out all of the yellow tag denim at Forever 21. There are a ton of options all under $10!

Jewelry for Moms with Babies

As a new mom, I find myself avoiding wearing jewelry. I don't want Tate pulling or chewing on my favorite pieces. Imagine how excited I was to find a whole collection of jewelry specifically made for baby to chomp on. (I'll give you a hint: really excited.)
So, I did a round up of my favorite teething jewelry at Babble.
Click here to see them.

J.Crew: 30% Off Clearance

J.Crew is offering 30% off their clearance section (in store and online). Here are my favs:

1 - Captain Cardigan - $41.99 $59.99 (Orig. $98.00)
2 - Linen Stripe Popover - $27.99 $39.99 (Orig. $78.00)
3 - Tissue Pintuck Tee - $20.99 $29.99 (Orig. $39.50)
4 - Ankle Stretch Toothpick Jean in Twilight Wash* - $34.99 $49.99 (Orig. $125.00)
* these are the best jeans, like, ever.

Make sure to use coupon code | MUSTHAVE to get the online discount.

What do you think? Leave your thoughts below.

Babble Posts

I write daily for Babble's Baby's First Year. Here are my recent posts:

I am getting really frustrated with all the strangers grabbing at my baby. So, I wrote an open letter to strangers who fondle my baby.

Did you hear about the ice cream truck driving around Pittsburgh with a boob on top? The Milk Truck Mobile Breastfeeding Unit Hits the Streets.

Do you feel like you got a masters in housework? Read how I am embracing domesticity.

Did you hear that the Duggars are having another baby?! Read my guesses for #20's name (starting with a J, of course).

Tate seems to be getting ready for solids! We are considering using the Baby-Led Weaning method. Do you have any experience with it?

Tate knows who I am, and is starting to be all, "Hey! You're not my mom," when other people hold him.

+ one from the archives: Coming Up Short

Weekend Watching

I spent the morning watching Bill Cunningham New York. I loved it.

It follows the 80+ year old, bike-riding photographer, who has been obsessively chronicling fashion trends and high-society charity soirees for the Times's Style section in his columns "On the Street" and "Evening Hours".

It's streaming on Netflix right now. If you have a chance, I highly recommend it.

Have a good weekend.

Reader Request: Pinterest {Floral + Pearls}

I got this request from Shannon yesterday,

I'm going to a wedding in January in California. My problem is I'll be bringing my 6 month old, so I can't wear a dress. Can you help me find an affordable version of this outfit?

 Pretty right?

Here's my best budget option:

Knit Cardigan - Mango - $34.90
Tie Back Floral Tank - Old Navy - $12.99 (Orig. $26.94) | Another option
Halogen® Pleated Knit Skirt - Nordstrom - $38.90 (Orig. $78.00)
Silver Tone Simulated Pearl Swag Necklace - Kohls - $18.20 (Orig. $28.00) | Another option
Jet Simulated Pearl Bead Cluster Stretch Bracelet - Kohls - $13.00 (Orig. $20.00)
total: $117.99

What do you think? Is this something you would wear?

Leave your thoughts below.

Look for Less: J.Crew Colorblock Minimalist Mockneck Sweater

The color combo of this J.Crew sweater is awesome. I spotted a similar look at Old Navy and wanted to share:

Colorblock Minimalist Mockneck Sweater - J.Crew - $95.00
Crew Neck Sweater - Old Navy - $18.86 $26.94

Remember that the Friends and Family deal is good only for the rest of today. So make sure to take advantage of it! Enter ONFRIENDS at checkout to get 30% off.

What do you think? Leave your thoughts below.

I Could Do That: Holiday Sparkle Sweater

I posted on this sweater last week.

{Holiday Sparkle Sweater - American Eagle - $59.50}

As I mentioned, I think this is a pretty simple DIY project (granted you find the right applique). So I scoured the web and found a couple of pieces when put together will make a similar look for way less.

Basic Lslv Top - Forever 21 - $14.80
White + Silver Floral Motif Applique (x2) - Sequin Appliques - $5.98
total: $20.78

A few more shirt options:
{one | two | three}

What do you think? Anything you are craving to make this week?

Babble Posts

I write daily for Babble's Baby's First Year. Here are my recent posts:

When I think about Tate's first few weeks, I realized that there are 7 Things I Would Do Differently next time. Is there anything you would do differently?

Tate celebrated his first Halloween, and you'll never guess where we got his turtle costume (on a budget, of course)!

Tate's sleep schedule has gone crazy, and I worry whether co-sleeping is failing us.

And Tate clearly has a boob preference. Have you experienced that with your babies?

+ one from the archives: Postpartum Expectations
                                                                                           *one of my favorite posts, to date

Inspired: Pinterest {Camel + Red}

Red jeans have been everywhere for the last few months. I especially like this combo of red + camel (found on pinterest).

Here's my take:
Chiffon Dolman-Sleeve Shirt - Old Navy - $13.65 $19.50 (Orig. $29.94)
Two Tone Ring Necklace - Forever 21 - $8.80
Belted Color Skinnies - Forever 21 - $27.80
Zigi Patent Ballet Flat - Delias -$29.50 (I also like this deeply discounted option)
total:  $79.75

The pants in my look are more muted, but I really dig them. I would love a pair of rust colored pants to wear this fall.

Also, Old Navy is running their Friends + Family deal. Enter ONFRIENDS at checkout.

What do you think? Leave your thoughts below.

Spied: Mustard Colorblock Knit Top

Colorblocking is hot. Mustard is hot. Slightly oversized knits are hot. I want this top in a major way.

Colorblock Knit Top - Forever 21 - $17.80

What do you think?

Store Spotlight: eShakti

Some of you may remember the review I did for eShakti a year and a half ago. They sent me this incredibly rad skirt and I still love it.

As a refresher, eShakti is an online store that offers customizable (that's what I said, completely customizable) clothing in an array of sizes and styles. You want that skirt to be knee length? Absolutely. You want sleeves on that dress? Done. You're 5'-11" - and want a garment that's tailored to you? You found the right place.

Here are some of my favorite things they have in stock right now:

1 - Crepe Faux-Wrap Skirt - $39.95
2 - The Birds Who Gossip Dress - $69.95 {How stinking cute is this dress? Love the colors + print}
3 - Monte Carlo Jacket - $69.95
4 - Birds in the Air Dress - $59.95
5 - Bows and Whistles Skirt - $59.95
6 - Sash Waist Fleece Dress - $59.95

Why I think it's worth shopping eShatki: All styles are available in all sizes {0 - 26W} at all times. All orders {including custom orders} ship within three days, and even custom orders are returnable. How's that for customer service?

And my favorite thing? eShakti has provided all my fabulous readers with a coupon code.

Enter code UBERCHIC0811 to receive $20 off your next purchase!
(Expires December 31)

Happy Shopping!

Look for Less: Marc Jacobs Hopper Tab-Waist Dress

I already posted on this target dress, but I just realized that it is a spot on look-a-like of this Marc Jacobs ponte dress:

Hopper Tab-Waist Dress - Bergdorf Goodman - $258.00
Tab Waist Ponte Dress - Target - $29.99

Would you wear this? Leave your thoughts below.

Inspiration: J.Crew {Fuchsia + Fedora}

This image has been floating around pinterest, and I just had to post on it.

My version:

Shirred Shoulder Top - Gap - $24.99 (Orig. $59.50)
Slub Knit Cardigan - Forever 21 - $15.80
         I also like these options {one | two}
Cuffed Dress Capris - Old Navy - $36.94
Miss Me Zeal-1 Slip-On Loafer - Endless - $24.95

        And if you want to throw a fedora into the mix: {one | two | three}

I am kicking myself for not posting the pants last week as they were on sale for $15! I am also kicking myself because I once owned a pair of ankle length slacks this very color. I got them for $10 at Nordstrom in 2005. I stopped wearing them after a year or two, at the time the color seemed too loud. They were beautifully lined too. Ok, enough kicking. To whoever bought those pants at the DI for $6, you're welcome.

What do you think? Is this something you would wear?

Spied: Henley Pocket Long Sleeve Blouse


I am loving this blouse. The color + shape are fabulous, and the henley + pocket details make me happy. And it's on sale, which makes me really happy.

Henley Pocket Long Sleeve Blouse - Loft - $24.75 (Orig. $49.50)

The Loft is currently offering 50% off their Must-Haves with coupon code | SHOP50. Make sure to check it out! {Available online + in-store}

Look for Less: Anthropologie Overachiever Sweatshirt

I spotted this look for less and just had to share:

Ella Moss Overchiever Sweatshirt - Anthropologie - $138 {sold out}
Holiday Sparkle Sweater - American Eagle - $59.50

I, personally, prefer the AE version The fabric is a bit more delicate. I also think this look could be a pretty good DIY if you had some time to bead or came across the right applique.

What do you think? Is this something you would wear?

Easy Halloween Costumes

Looking for a last minute Halloween costume that doesn't make you look like a sexy (insert noun here)? Good. Because sexy nuns are boring. And gross. Jessica Quirk has once again compiled a great collection of costumes that are (mostly) modest (not a sexy version of anything in sight), easy, with most pieces easily found in your closet.

Click here to find the collection from 2011, and here to see some of her options from years past.

Babble Posts

I write daily for Babble's Baby's First Year. Here are my recent posts:

My Baby is Bald? You Don't Say.

This week, Tate has been sharpening his sitting skills and I caught a bit on video. It's ridiculously cute.

Do you hate nursing bras as much as I do?

As a stay at home mom, sometimes I feel like I am coming up short.

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