Thursday, January 10, 2013

Royal Blue and Gray Colorblocking.

Good Morning. It is a very early morning here for me. It is 5 minutes after 5.00 AM and I woke up about half an hour ago (to pee & drink some water) and I am sort of sleepeless, even-though I only went to bed at 1.00 AM. I swear since I have been home on my Maternity Break, I have slept a lot less, like usually about 6 hours a night, maybe once a week I have gotten 8 or 9 hours. Arghhh that sucks. As expecting a baby in a week or two, or three at the most, I know I have to relax and get as much sleep as possible. Granted, after a little time online I will go back to bed, but still... =( So while fighting Insmonia I figured I should get in an early post today. I still have some outfits from December 2012 and some from early January 2013 to share, and my tree was still up until yesterday so you will see my festive decorations for a few more outfits. Sorry! LOL

This sweater was added to my closet around October or so. I wore it once more (for a casual lunch date with hubby) but didn't photograph it before. It reminds me of something Anthropologie would have because of the cute & girly sleeve detail. I love the colors in it & the color-blocking. I almost purchased its Burnt Orange & Black version, too. Unfortunately I managed to get a small stain in it while lunching. A stain I didn't even notice but my husband did. When I wore it the second time around I tried to get rid of the stain but I made it worse. I hope it comes out. It is visible. Got to take it to the Dry Cleaners. I must say this headband matches it perfectly since it has Navy & Beige-Grayish in it and it also features a bow - I love bows. So bows on the sleeves and on my head. =) I also really like this long, beaded, magnetic necklace which opens and closes easily since the beads stick to each other; I purchased two of them by the beach this year when we went on vacation, this Hunter Green color - the color of Spring 2013 - and a Lavender one. =)

Happy Friday Everyone. I will do some blog-reading and then go back to bed. Hope you have a relaxing morning and wake up to a bright, pretty, sunny day! (It has rained all night, here.)

Royal Blue & Gray Color-blocked Dolmain Sweater w/ Lace & Bow Details on the Sleeves: Gruppo Fiori.
Dressy, Gray Maternity Pants: Oh Baby by Motherhood.
Long, Beaded Forest Green Necklace w/ Magnetic Oval & Skinny-Square Glass Stones: Street Vendor @ the Beach.
Silver Ring w/ Long Oval-Shaped Orange Stone: Kohl's.
Leopard-Print, Navy, Beige & Brown Headband: Bijoux & Accessories.
Black, Leather Boots: Impo.
P.S. I am still expecting E-Mails from all of you who are willing to Guest Post. This is the first time for me doing this and I am trying to make things more interesting this year, as well as get more into the blogging community. So it will be fun. To anyone interested to Guest Post - especially to my lovely followers - send me an E-Mail by January 23rd where you post about anything you like. Make sure you include a small introduction of yourself and also once I run your post, make sure you link that to your own blog as well. My E-Mail address is ada.furxhi<3> Thank You in Advance. =)

Pregnancy Photos - Part One.

Here is the first part of our Photo-Shoot. In all, over 350 photos were taken in 3 different locations (including some inside). It was chilly that day, but not as cold as it was the next day or two. There was also a lot of walking that day. I walked a lot by the park, the forest, and later into the city. We walked upward and downward, so for a 9-month pregnant lady that was a lot of physical activity. I was telling my husband that was my (big) workout for the day. Plus some photos I was sitting, a bunch I was standing. And you know bending and sitting is challenging when you are 36 weeks pregnant. I was at a full 36 weeks when the photos were taken. They were taken on Sunday January 6th 2013.

Our amazing young photographer (she is only 24 but already very talented) suggested Pastel/Lighter Colors for us, especially for me, since I am brunette. I kept my black Pants the same but switched tops twice. These Pink Tops are not very Pastel but not too Bright either, so they worked. Plus I kind of had to wear Pink in Honor of Our Baby Girl. My husband wore a Taupe Sweater over a Pinstripped Button-Down with stripes in colors like Lavender, Baby Pink & Baby Blue. Even-though we haven't gotten all the photos and most of these (you will see today) are in the untouched, non-Photoshopped version, we were very happy with the shoot. So without further ado, here are the photos. This post is loaded with photos but I had to share a bunch. Enjoy!!

My Outfit:
Hot Pink, Boat-Neck, 3/4-Sleeve Sweater: American Eagle.
Hot Pink & Metallic Gold, Comfortable, Stretchy, Long-Sleeve, Stripped Tee: Express.
Wide-Legged, Comfortable, Ponte, Maternity Black Paints: Oh Baby by Motherhood.
Silver-Chain Necklace w/ Silver & Gold Rings: Parfois.
Ivory, Grossgrain Ribbon Headband Featuring a Wide, Double-Bow: Forever 21.
Skinny, White Belt w/ Chain Detail: Piazza Italia.
Black, Suede Oxford Shoes: Forever 21.