Chloe Sevigny is often on the Worst Dressed list for any event she attends, but I admire a girl who sticks to her sense of style (and incorporates a lot of vintage!). Here is an easy casual look from Chloe translated into pieces from the shop--I'd totally wear this (only skip the socks):
We're approaching the 6 month mark, and all the baby stuff is getting REAL. Like, there's a real moving baby in there, and it's going to come out in a few months, and our whole lives are going to change. It's exciting. And crazy how fast it's going by.
I got a little dressed up this weekend to go to the high school cabaret night to see the big girls perform. A sweet mom friend from Aurora's preschool brought me a bag of hand-me-down maternity clothes this week, and I think my summer wardrobe is now pretty much complete! (Though I'm on the hunt for cute, low brown leather sandals...) I do believe this dress will be making frequent appearances all summer long.
This is a super-easy ensemble for pregnant mamas: tent dress + belt + wedges. This belt has been a staple in my wardrobe since before pregnancy, and I'm glad there are a still a couple holes to go!
Here's what's going on in the baby department--I have my check up tomorrow.
The 23 Week Rundown
Baby Size: A corn cob, and about a pound and a half.
Feeling: I feel great during the day, but I haven't been sleeping as well because of some low back pain. I'm trying to walk more and start a stretching routine before bed.
Weight gain: I'll find out officially tomorrow, but definitely gaining.
Cravings/Aversions: Butterfingers. Sour candies of any kind. Greek yogurt + fruit + granola. Mostly sweet stuff STILL, though I do eat regular little meals and am getting a lot more veggies in, especially now that it's grilling season!
Preparations: Every time we stop at the thrift, I pick out a little something for the little one. I know she's probably fine in the clothing department, but I've been finding such cute stuff (vintage things included!). And seeing those tiny clothes makes me giddy.
Happy Monday! I am looking forward to the end of this week when we are traveling to PA for a long Memorial Day weekend with the family!
Let's face it: I've got baby fever. And it's manifesting itself in lots of baby section thrift shopping. When I find good vintage, I can't just leave it there. We stopped selling kiddo vintage for a while, but since we still have some inventory from the two years we had the Miskabelly Vintage shop, and I've found some really great new stuff, we're going to add 5-10 kiddo items a week to the shop. Here's a preview of the first set, in a range of styles and sizes:
Every once in a while I will get the itch to spruce up my "studio" (the extra bedroom in our house that is home to all my Miskabelle inventory and sewing supplies). Sometimes that just means cleaning and putting away accumulated piles of clothes and sometimes it means rearranging furniture or even repainting. I think that the practice of "sprucing up" your work space can be really inspiring. Having a new-feeling space certainly makes me more excited about working--a space that is well organized and aesthetically pleasing makes me want spend time in it.
Here is my latest re-do of my studio space and how I keep my share of our 300+ items of inventory organized. See previous tour HERE.
One big thing I did, was get rid of the giant stack of tupperware bins that most of the clothing was hidden in. Having it out on a rolling rack makes it much easier to find things once they've sold and need sent out and it helps me see what I have and what we might need.
That tote bag on the chair is where I keep our tags and my packing tape, ink stamps, stickers, etc. And that little cutie is in love with any and all hats...
I usually keep items that need to be measured/posted in that big basket.
My shoe inventory used to be on the floor of the closet, but once I decided to hide my remaining tupperware bins in there, they needed a new home. I am pretty pleased with this change...such a space saver!
Fellow Etsy-sellers, how do you organize all your stuff? It can be quite a challenge! We would love to see your work space!
It's the MOST wonderful tiiiiiiiime of the year. I'm talking about sundress season, ladies! Throw on a pretty frock and a pair of sandals and you look like a million bucks when you only spent five minutes getting ready! And if the weather (or your office) is a little cool, you can just throw on a cute cardigan or jean jacket. Done.
I did some virtual shopping, and found so many sweet sundresses on Etsy, at a price point under $20! (At that rate, you might be able to afford two!). Here are some of my favorites, with pieces spanning the decades:
I like double digits...22 weeks was a special milestone because it was also Mother's Day. My last Mother's Day as the mother of just one. However, these pictures were taken a few days before, on a mini date night where we went to see a play my oldest (talented) stepdaughter was directing.
My favorite vintage finds tend to be teeny tiny, so when I see something in a larger size, I like to see if it might work. I loved this floral skirt, and when I saw it had an elastic waist, I knew I had to give it a go. It was perfect for a casual date night!
Outfit details: tee-thrifted Liz Lange Maternity, belt-vintage, skirt-vintage,shoes-Blowfish via 6pm.com
I have a feeling this combo (soft tee + vintage belt + high waisted elastic skirt) is going to be my casual go-to when it gets hot. While I cut off a few pairs of maternity jeans to make shorts, I'm not really a shorts person (it was hard enough baring my pasty legs for the first time in months!)
Here's what's happenin' with Baby M:
The 22 Week Rundown
Baby Size: A spaghetti squash, and weighing in at a little over a pound!
Feeling: Having some back and hip pains at night occasionally, but other than that, my body feels great. I am learning baby's activity schedule, and it's still just as amazing to feel the baby kick the second time around--I forgot what it was like.
Weight gain: I think I'm up 3 or 4 more pounds since my last appointment.
Cravings/Aversions: Still digging on sweet things, especially candy. Greek yogurt with fruit and granola. Grilled veggies/fruit.
Preparations: I bought some cute things to start baby's wardrobe (all thrifted!). I added a few more things to our registry to keep track of what we might need. We also started thinking about how we might rearrange and fix up the kiddo room eventually (Aurora and baby are going to share for a while, although baby will mostly be in with us for the first year). I've also had to get myself a few more maternity things to have clothes that actually fit over my belly length-wise.
I had a lovely Mother's Day with Q and Aurora--we kept it pretty low key. I know it's a hard day for a lot of people--I made sure not to lose sight of that. For those who desperately dream of being mamas, those who have lost their mothers or their children, those who may be estranged from their children or somehow separated from them, for anyone who has served as a mother figure in someone's life, you are cherished and celebrated too. Wishing love, peace, and joy to every one of you.
Go ahead and make fun of the title--it was the first thing that popped in my head (I'm only halfway done with my coffee, and it was an early morning). I got a little sunlight yesterday, and so I did a quick photo shoot of shoes and accessories. We have quite a variety of styles and sizes coming to the shop in the next few days!
Column 1: 80s cutout leather slip ons (size 8.5/9), 90s lace up sandals (size 7.5), 80s red leather nautical flats (size 9), 80s white cutout wedges (size 6.5), 70s tan cutout sandals (size 6.5) Column 2: 90s does 70s platform oxfords(size 9/9.5), Vintage Green Suede Smoking Shoes (size 6), Vintage Minnetonka Driving Mocs (size 10), 80s Beaded Metallic Cushioned Moccasins (size 8/8.5-wider width) And as always, if you see something you like and want to know more details, just get in touch with us via email, a comment, or an Etsy convo!