Tuesday, October 18, 2011

my avacado bebe

hi! is anyone still there? (tapping mic.. "this thing on?")

my blogging hiatus has really stretched into overtime. but trust me guys, it was much much needed. that was one hell of a first trimester, that didn't get much easier the first few weeks into the second trimester. but thank GOD things seem to be getting better finally and i have a little of my old zest for life returning (along with some energy! and an appetite! woohoo!)

this is me at 16 weeks - my avocado sized baby is really starting to show on the outside. i've managed to not have to wear any maternity clothes yet, and am going to try to keep that up for as long as possible. the shirt i'm wearing is one of target's cute floral thermals they have for sale right now and the scarf i made last winter.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


hi guys!

i've been m.i.a. lately, and things have been dead on this old blog.

but it's been for a good reason!

i'm about 9 weeks pregnant with baby number two. we had our first
ultrasound yesterday and are so relieved that baby looks healthy and strong!
this mama has been pretty sick, though, and getting dressed up and taking photos of outfits
have not been top priorities.
(pajamas have sadly become my outfit of choice. hoping this stage passes quickly!)

pregnancy is exciting, but the toll it takes on your body is pretty overwhelming.
i'm not sure if i'll continue "modest muse" through the pregnancy. i don't feel great about how i look.
but i'm open to your thoughts and honest opinions!
what do you think? any of you guys interested in seeing me dress a swollen belly
over the next 7 months?

Monday, August 8, 2011

annabelle dances

hello dearies :)
i just got back from a week in oh-high-oh - time to get unpacked and back into a schedule.
(a schedule that hopefully includes time to blog!)

until that time finds me somewhere between piles of laundry, i leave you with a lovely
little video that i found via my sister today.
i can't stop watching it.


Wednesday, July 27, 2011


today was unseasonably cool..
so i felt inspired to wear unseasonable colors..
and an unseasonable sweater.
(even though it was still over 80F outside. i am so done with summer.)

hurry up fall!

dress, belt: forever 21 // sweater: old navy // shoes: target

Monday, July 25, 2011


last week, the wonderful marisa of "shades of monet" agreed to do a clothing swap!
(this was my first time! so fun!)

today my box came in and i couldn't be more excited! 

marisa and i swapped a couple of dresses that we recognized from each other's blogs,
but we also sent each other "mystery" items from our"purge piles."

neither of us knew what our mystery clothes would be,
which made the whole swap so much fun. i love the pieces marisa sent for me,
and i can't wait to share them on here!

if any other readers out there would be interested in swapping
with me in the future 
(i'm a size M/L for reference)
 just let me know! 

be back soon.. XO

Friday, July 22, 2011

a choice

today i made the choice to be happy.

so when the temptation rolled around for me to criticize my body, i made the decision to find something about my body that i liked.

when my baby tried my patience to the max today with a tantrum (followed by maybe 5 more tantrums before naptime,) i made the decision to remember the 5million things i love about her, and how lucky i am to have her.

when the thermometer outside read 101F before noon, i made the decision to thank God for modern conveniences like air conditioning. and ice cream.

and you know what?

it wasn't long until i was in a remarkably good mood, despite the ups and downs of the day, and this hottest day of the summer turned out to be a loverly day.

what are you thankful for today?

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


dress: www.shopsockmonkeygee.blogspot.com // cardigan: buffalo exchange, austin // shoes: target

happy tuesday!

it's quite an ordinary tuesday over here (hence the super-imaginative title post!)

it's way too hot to be wearing a cardigan in my neck of the woods,
but i loved the pairing of gray with the super bright green dress. 
a good excuse to stay indoors, watching law & order: svu while olive naps this afternoon!

i have been wearing my little wristband every day. a friend of mine brought it back as a gift for me from ireland. (it's from topshop.) i like it so much, i might try to make some of my own out of left over fabric from previous projects.

enjoy the rest of your week (stay cool!)