Outfits

Post Partum » Week 36 – The Jumpsuit

by dietingfashion on November 2, 2013

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When I saw this BCBGMaxAzria peplum jumpsuit during the ShopBop Fall Sale, I knew I had to have it. My only concern was the sizing. I purchased a Medium (the largest size they had at the time) and I crossed my fingers hoping it would fit.

I was very surprised at the fit.

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I still have to get this jumpsuit altered especially in the pant legs (too roomy) and alter in the top at the sides (my post pregnancy boobs are gone – so sad).

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I think this jumpsuit is a great formal and professional outfit in one. The fit is perfect, the material is wrinkle free, and minimal alterations. I would love to wear this to a business meeting or even to date night (when will that ever happen?).

Outfit: BCBGMaxAzria Peplum Jumpsuit (here)
Shoes: Mui Mui Criss Cross Patent Leather Platform Heels sz 7.5 (Ebay)
Bag: Chanel Classic Quilted Medium Caviar
Jewelry: Banana Republic Necklace and Jewelmint Bracelet

Keep an eye out for my next post on another jumpsuit. Unfortunately, it did not look as good and I had such high expectations for it.

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Post Partum » Week 35 featuring the Cropped Cape

by dietingfashion on October 26, 2013

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Totally loving this weather! (Except when it makes my kids sick.) It’s a cool day at 64 degrees. The sun is out, no more rain and out comes my turtlenecks and sweaters. My kind of weather.

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I decided to reach for my Juicy Couture Cropped Cape today. I really like the high cut sides that makes the cape flare out. I forgot to take a picture of the lining which is a beautiful print of (I believe) Cherry Blossoms.

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I have been exhausted lately. So exhausted I have not exercised or stayed dedicated on my Paleo diet. I try my best to stay grain free. Probably one meal a day, I’ll have something with grains. It’s just so easy to reach for something with grains like rice, pasta or bread.

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Exercising at home or going to the gym has been nonexistent too. My gym membership expired so that’s been keeping me at home. That’s no longer the case since I just found out I could renew online. Awesome!

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Shirt: J.Crew Cashmere Turtleneck (here: 25% off till 10/30/13)
Coat: Juicy Couture Double Cloth Trench Cape (last season)
Pants: Loft Modern Straight Leg Jeans (here)
Shoes: Tory Burch Reva in Pebbled Magenta (similar here)
Bag: Louis Vuitton Speedy 30
Jewelry: Loft Beady Statement Necklace (old, similar here)

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Post Partum » Week 34 + Sales Sales Sales

by dietingfashion on October 16, 2013

It’s FRIENDS & FAMILY time of year!

ShopBop – 25% Off Your Order code:INTHEFAMILY25 – exxpires 10/17/13
J.Crew – Extra 30% Off Sale Items Code: FALLSALE – expires 10/20/13
Bloomingdales – Spend and Get a Gift Card • No Code Needed – expires 11/03/13
SAKS 5TH Ave – 25% Off Your Order Code:FRNFAM – expires 10/20/13

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Weigh In: 137
Total Weight Loss: 16 lbs

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My gym membership expired and my kids have been sick for the last 3 weeks. Wow. Am I sleep deprived or what? I felt like I was a zombie. I barely ate until I felt like I was coming down with something. When your kids are sick, you forget to take care of yourself. Luckily, I live near so many restaurants that I’m able to pick up something to boost my energy and keep my immune system revving.

Unfortunately, I stopped my Paleo diet. I need to start it up again. If you follow me on Instagram (@dietingfashions), I have been taking pics of my grain free meals. I find that eating “clean” (no grains or beans) really helped me lose the weight so far.

I still have 12 more pounds. Hopefully I can lose the final 12 pounds by Christmas.

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I had purchased this dress on Loft.com back in August. It was a bit tight but the extra 2 pounds I lost since then helped me fit in this dress. The dress is very demure but sassy with the stripes. I really like the pleated skirt because it helps to hide the tummy. The nipped in waistline defines my post partum waist instead of making me feel like a blob. The fabric is a stretchy material that is lined. I didn’t have to alter this dress. But I do feel the neckline to the armpits are a bit too tight on me. It’s not too uncomfortable. The sleeveless part of the dress is cut a bit too far back so my bra straps tend to give a peep show.

Overall I really like the dress and I think it’s going to be one of my favorites for a long time.

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Dress: Loft Striped Pleated Skirt Dress Size 10 Petite (no longer online – check stores)
Shoes: Ann Taylor Patent Leather Perfect Pumps Size 7.5
Purse: J. Crew Beaded Gem Clutch (ebay)

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Post Partum » Week 30

by dietingfashion on September 20, 2013

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Weigh In: 139lbs
Lost: 14lbs

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I was glancing at a huge bird that flew directly above me!

It’s been a long hard road to losing this weight. I’m not sure if it’s age related but I feel like my weight does not want to budge. My motivation was a wedding in Connecticut over Labor Day weekend. It was my first time visiting my husband’s home state. I am in love with CT! My kids had a great time also. We flew in Boston and spent an afternoon at Boston’s Children’s Museum. My kids are still raving about it! They want to go back. Megan said it was “the awesomest day ever!”

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Wearing:
LC Lauren Conrad Bow Ponte Dress (here)
LC Lauren Conrad Platform Heels (here) on sale now!
Tiffany Pebble Grain City Clutch Wallet (here)
J Crew Hippo Pendant

My husband’s cousin Cong got married to a beautiful woman, Dieu though her family calls her Le. Check out the video below:

Dieu & Cong – Photobooth from Mai+Bri on Vimeo.

Photobooth here: View It Now

And same day Wedding Video edit below: (Totally did not have this in my day)

Dieu + Cong // Same Day Edit from Chris Walsh on Vimeo.

Our kids were Cong and Dieu’s flower girls. My 3 year old freaked out during the walk down the aisle, dumped the entire basket of flowers and high tailed outta there. My husband luckily was there, scooped her up and made the trek down the aisle with a nervous flower girl.

At least she did her job for about 5 seconds.

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2013» Happy New Year Everyone!

by dietingfashion on January 1, 2013

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My new year began with all 4 of us sick – my two kids with pneumonia and my husband and I with something like allergies. I have been battling the coughing, sneezing and congestion with only Zyrtec on hand. It’s the only medicine I’m comfortable taking while pregnant.

Even though both my kids are sick, they are as active as usual. I don’t know where they get the energy. We mostly spent that energy indoors today. New Year’s Day wasn’t as cold as Christmas Day but it was pretty windy.

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Shirt: J. Crew Cable Knit Sweater (similar here) and J. Crew Tissue Thin Turtleneck (here)
Pants: Citizen of Humanity Avendon Maternity Jeans (here)
Shoes: Steve Madden Cadence Boots (similar here)
Bag: Chanel Classic Medium Caviar
Jewelry: Jewelmint

Happy New Year! Wishing everyone have a great start to a prosperous new year!

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