Style & Fashion

Current Obsession: The Nordstrom Caslon Shirred V-Neck Tee

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Shout-out to my gal pal Stephanie (she comments here on MBB sometimes as SnoopySteph) for introducing me to these awesome Shirred V-Neck Tees by Caslon, a brand that does lots of everyday basics like tees, tops, blazers, pants, cardigans, sweaters — that kinda of thing. They’re carried at Nordstrom.

Steph mentioned that she wore these Shirred V-Neck Tees throughout her last pregnancy and loved them. Technically, they aren’t maternity clothing, but the ruching on the sides stretches out to accommodate growing tummies (which I’m finding very convenient right now).

I really like the idea of being able to still wear them after Baby Girl comes along, so I got a couple of them last week. I got the poppy one I’m wearing here, which is called “Red Bloom” (sounds a little like a menacing sci-fi character, doesn’t it?!), and a light gray shade called Cloudburst. They were both on sale for $9.90 each, and I see that some of the colors are still marked down. They’re regularly $29, so what a steal for $9.90!

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H&M Cat Lady Clothes, Clothes for Cat Ladies in Training and Maternity Stuff, Too

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We are cat ladies; hear us ROAR!

Or at least meow… Meeeeeow!

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I was really feelin’ the cat lady love at the San Francisco Union Square H&M store yesterday, where I was perusing the maternity section, but it was hard to concentrate because I kept getting distracted by things like this adorable outfit with a navy blue top and tiny short-shorts.

It has cats all OVER it!

Look at it styled on this mannequin with a taupe purse and black booties (the picture at the top). If I wasn’t so round at the moment, I’d be all over it.

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They also had a white short-sleeve tee with a little pocket in the same print, but the fabric felt a little scratchy.

Super cute though.

Eventually, I focussed long enough in the maternity section to find this…

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Would You Rock a Fringed Purse?

Published in: Fashion, Just For Fun

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Urban Originals Project Crazyheart Fringe Purse ($88, available now at Nordstrom)

A fringed purse, as in a purse with fringe, as opposed to a purse living on the outskirts of society…

Get it? Fringe?

OK, that was pretty dumb, but you know you laughed! :)

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Urban Originals Project Fringe Purse ($88 at Nordstrom)

So, I’m totally down with bags that have a little extra something-something, like an embellishment here or an accoutrement there, especially if they’re a more-is-more type of bag.

What I like about these bags I saw at Nordstrom the other day is how they move…where the fringe sways like a pony’s mane when you strut down the street. I kinda love that.

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Sole Society Faux Leather Fringe Hobo ($64.95, also at Nordstrom)

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Would You Wear This Polka-Dot Jumpsuit?

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My eyes got all anime-sized huge when I saw this polka-dot jumpsuit from across the room…

Oh, Anthropologie, I’ll never understand your mysterious powers. How did you make me think I could actually wear polka dots from head to toe and have it look totally legit? I think it has something to do with your music or the store’s lighting… I dunno. Or it’s some kind of weird fashion voodoo.

In theory I like this outfit by Whit Two ($168) a lot. It comes in petite and regular sizes, for one thing, so I wouldn’t have to hem the pant legs. Then there’s the polka dots, which to me are timeless, like stripes and leopard print.

And then there’s also the black and white angle (again, never goes out of style), and how the whole thing is a complete one-piece outfit, so you just throw it on and you’re freakin’ done.

I also get a ’40s screen siren vibe from it, which is a style I LOVE, and I was already making a mental list of all the matte red lipsticks I was gonna wear with it.

Then I tried it on…

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When I zipped up the back in the dressing room and saw myself in the mirror, I actually said, “This is SO not happening,” before promptly cracking up, LOL!

You know how some outfits look totally fine from certain angles, but then when you face the mirror full on they just look wrong?

Yeah, instead of feeling like Bette Davis or Katherine Hepburn in it, I felt like I was about to emerge from a very small car with 12 very tiny clowns.

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Hey, at least I can say I tried, right? :) Because you never know when it comes to clothes. Sometimes the things you think you’ll never wear end up being super cute.

Aaand sometimes they don’t.

Would you wear this black and white polka-dot jumpsuit? Inquiring minds want to know…

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The Bernie Mev “Cuddly” Sneakers: Would You Wear These Shoes?

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The Bernie Mev Cuddly Sneaker in Multi ($59.95)

The Bernie Mev “Cuddly” Sneaker in Multi ($59.95)

I’m conflicted…

I spotted these kaleidoscopic cuties at Nordies the other day. They’re the Bernie Mev “Cuddly” Sneakers ($59.95).

On the one hand, rainbows and comfort! On the other hand, I’m getting a distinct comfort shoes/lunch lady shoes vibe… Granted, if you wore these, you’d be an incredibly awesome lunch lady rocking the cafeteria in your awesomely colorful shoes.

My first reaction was “no,” but now I’m leaning toward “yes,” because if I’m going to wear “comfort shoes” (air quotes), they sure as heck have to be fun and interesting. And these are both.

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