sunday afternoon


Few and far between are the Sundays where I get enough hours in the day to complete all the things I want to do. So when the opportunity presents itself I utilize those hours to the best of my abilities.

This Sunday afternoon, my little family got to hang out after church and we had the best time doing ab-so-lu-te-ly nothing!

But before doing a whole lot of nothing,  my in house photographer husband took time to snap these shots for me. He’s no professional, but he’s proven to be quite the photog over the past year if I do say so myself, if I do say so myself.

He even finds himself directing my …

poses. I had to kindly remind him that his career is in IT and to leave the posing to me (I kid, I kid).

To celebrate our “free” hours, I donned this very  old pencil dress, which is reminiscent of Victoria Beckam’s 2010 RTW collection, along with my military jacket.



See that smile?! Quite big yes?!

Allow me to explain the reason behind it!

You see, I’ve had this dress for years, and it’s been hanging in the back of my closet for quite some time. Although I’m a proponent of the “if you haven’t worn it in a year toss it ” theory, I held on to this dress because for one, I like it, and I’m confident in saying that its classic silhouette is far from being a fad.

This navy beauty was sitting in the back of my closet because Neriah left me with a parting gift a little over a year ago.

Baby weight.

Which I was completely fine with because that is typically what happens when you have a baby!

Needless to say that it took me a while to get back to a comfortable weight and this is partly why my VB inspired dress remained unworn for so many months.

You understand the smile now?!

Unfortunately, very few of my pre Neriah clothes were fortunate enough to follow me to the land of post baby body.

Let’s take a moment of silence for those size 4 jeans, and XS dresses. We will never meet again.

And I’m OK with that.


H&M coat// “C” gold pin TOPSHOP


shoes c/o of YELLOW PLUM // dress (old) // glasses BLEUDAME



salt on the ground c/o of the city of Chicago

Until next time ;)

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