Monday, January 26, 2015

Michelle Starbuck Designs





Something about a gaggle of freezing bloggers in the middle of a busy street inspired a few creepers in an adjacent building to bust out a pair of binoculars for a better look! Despite the shivering and the spectators, I had a delightful afternoon with these beauties. Laurie did our makeup, Jill tried out her new oval wand on our hair, Erin played photographer, Peggy wore a cute fox (cat?) shirt, and Michelle Starbuck Designs supplied the intricate jewels.

I was introduced to Michelle Starbuck's jewels when Jill gave me the Assymetrical Hexagon Molecule Necklace for the holidays. She said it made her think of my little molecule growing inside me. I also got to borrow these cool Mini Eye Drop Earrings (which you, unfortunately, can't even see). Visit Hallways Are My Runways, Hot Pink Style, and 312 Beauty for details on the other girls' outfits.

Michelle's line is delicate but cool and interesting, and her price point is awesomely affordable (most pieces are about $35ish)! Michelle is offering All Mouth and Trousers readers 20% off until the end of February. Just visit Michelle Starbuck Designs and use the code MSD20 when you check out. 

Michelle Starbuck necklace and earrings // J. Crew turtleneck // H&M jeans // Franco Sarto boots


   

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Oh baby, baby






Oh, I didn't tell you? Yeah, I'm knocked alllll the way up! Baby Cotton is due in June and I just got around to taking pictures Week 20. There's a banana sized human cooking in there.

This is my go-to "I don't know what else to wear" outfit: affectionately referred to as Pregnant Ninja (all black) with either a statement jewelry or fur piece, or both.

Stay tuned for my picks on the best maternity pants and probably a lot of TMI...

Black Rivet faux fur infinity scarf (outstanding gift from Ellery!)

Monday, November 10, 2014

1 Year Anniversary! Wedding Details (finally...)

Today is our 1 year wedding anniversary! I thought I'd finally get around to posting some details about the big day. I was VERY pleased with ALL of our vendors, so if you are tying the knot in Chicago, do not hesitate to contact any of these spectacular (and reasonably priced) folks.























Bride: 
Avail & Company custom dress // Luichiny "Best One Yet" shoes // Zilla's Queen brooch // 
Ebay earrings // Christopher Duquet custom engagement ring // 
Forever 21 kids coat // Express gloves

Groom:
Calvin Klein "extreme slim fit" suit // Tommy Hilfiger tie

Bridesmaids and Groomsmen:
Donna Morgan dress // Kate Spade bangle // Tommy Hilfiger tie

Misc:
Revel Decor flowers // Pixie Chicago place cards // Guestbook Store guestbook // Mariano's cake

Other vendors:
DJ X // Braxton Black from Jeremy Lawson Photography // Elite Chicago Limo // 
Avenue Hotel brunch and lodging // Mile North lodging // Birchwood Kitchen rehearsal dinner // 
hair by Diego // makeup by JC (email me for contact info)


Thursday, October 30, 2014

Turtleneck and Boots




We are jumping ALL over the place now... this is from The Chiberian Winter. This look actually works better for fall than it did in the snow!

Gap turtleneck // Mossimo pants // Hunter boots // Banana Republic necklace



Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Polka Dot Peplum





This one is from the first day of school this year. This would still work for fall with just a textured blazer or a jean jacket added.

Tahari dress // Banana Republic shoes // Ebay necklace // Target earrings // LOFT sunglasses


Monday, October 27, 2014

Ripped Jeans and a Pretty Top





Oops, I seem to have had a Not-So-Conscious Uncoupling with this blog lately... This is my first year with a real classroom (being a resource pull-out and being a legit classroom teacher are TWO DIFFERENT WORLDS, people!), so my weeknights involve playing Sleep or Eat, and very little else. But Jill helped a sister out by editing some of the pictures she had of me on her camera, to make it a lot easier for me to get back in the groove. 

These are from the last day of school last year, but this Ripped Jeans and a Pretty Top combo would still work for fall with some ankle boots and a cozy cardigan.

Steve Madden sandals // Forever 21 earrings 



Monday, October 6, 2014

Orange and Navy





J Crew Factory sweater // Forever 21 shirt // Akira necklace  // LOFT Sunglasses
Banana Republic skirt // Ebay earrings // Chinese Laundry shoes