Black & White Lookbook

Strong & Dickerson Vest (in love with this vest for 60% off)  |  J. Crew Tank  |  

Pleasure Doing Business Skirt  |  Sam Edelman Sandals (on sale and so comfy)  |

t+j Designs Key Pendant Necklace (less than $30)  |  Black & Gold Chain Bracelet  |

*Friends and Family sale at t+j Designs, use code TJFF for 25% off everything

An easy black and white outfit with items you’ve seen me wear.  These days I am struggling with balance – work, life, being a mom, wife and friend.  I try hard to give everything I do 110% and some weeks are harder than some and this was one of them.  Blogging is a great outlet for me; I love styling clothes and accessories and my readers are so encouraging with comments but sometimes it’s a bit harder to get motivated.  My lists grow longer and I always manage to get everything done, but my time to relax gets sacrificed.  I’m working on balance, enjoying my family time as much as possible, and hopefully having less meltdowns :).

Yesterday was my little one’s first day at daycare.  I was a bit sad all day.  The peace and quite to do work seemed strange and I missed him.  Overall, I think it will be great for him socially and it is only 2 days a week, but it was the first time I’ve been away from him this long.  Who would have known I’d be a sappy mommy.  

*My sister and I are celebrating our one year anniversary of being in business with a friends and family 25% off everything promotion at t+j Designs.  Thank you for all the support and love you’ve given us!  Use code TJFF during checkout for the discount.



  1. GirlieBlogger@Beauty Fashion Blog Seattle
    August 8, 2012 / 6:21 am

    One of my favorite colors to wear. Very clean and classic. Awwww your little one is soooooooooo cute! It's okay, he will enjoy day care. I also plan to take my daughter to preschool one or two times a week to stimulate her socially. I am also super sad.Beauty and Fashion in Seattle | Cheap Makeup Reviews

  2. chocolatefashioncoffee
    August 8, 2012 / 9:37 am

    love the Celine bag! wish I can have on of those :)

  3. Alicja
    August 8, 2012 / 11:10 am

    I love the shoes and your son looks so handsome and cheerful. Keep my fingers for you to find a right balance I know my self too how hard it is sometimes. I bielive in you, you can do

  4. modern Suburbanites
    August 8, 2012 / 12:32 pm

    you look so gorgeous! and how handsome is your little!?

  5. TaraMixandMatch
    August 8, 2012 / 12:33 pm

    Love the pop of red you added, and your little guy is too cute!

  6. Natasha Fatah
    August 8, 2012 / 1:18 pm

    Congratulations on all your success and growth as t+j designs! Really happy for you guys!~Natasha Fatah~~Natasha Fatah~

  7. pretty little things
    August 8, 2012 / 2:02 pm

    love your stripped skirt! xo

  8. Milandailyphoto
    August 8, 2012 / 5:01 pm

    an unforgettable look,and happy birthday to the baby

  9. Amanda {}
    August 8, 2012 / 6:25 pm

    What a fab look!! I like that you kept it more summer-y with the vest!! And such adorable pics of your little one :)YAAY for t+j!!<

  10. Always Maylee
    August 8, 2012 / 7:01 pm

    I love black and white together, such a classic combo. Love the striped skirt, you look fabulous. And how cute is the little one!xo, Yi-chiaAlways Maylee

  11. Rachel Lynne
    August 8, 2012 / 7:17 pm

    Love your shoes and the vest! 🙂 Amazing deal on your jewelry line, definitely going to check it out 🙂 And your son, seriously could he get any more adorable?!?!?!xoxo,RachelRachel’s Lookbook

  12. BonBon Rose Girls Kristin
    August 8, 2012 / 7:34 pm

    Those Sam Edelmans are to die for and so is baby Grant!

  13. jo
    August 8, 2012 / 11:15 pm

    Grant looks like a very happy boy!xo Jo

  14. Trinnah
    August 9, 2012 / 1:09 am

    Love the classic combination! He's so adorable. It's hard for me to leave for work everyday, so I definitely empathize with you on having to drop him off at daycare. Well, anyway, cute look! » » »

  15. Jessica Howells
    August 9, 2012 / 1:16 am

    Love those shoes!!

    August 9, 2012 / 3:15 am

    I think I've said it before but I am so jealous of your gorgeous hair. Baby G is getting so big. I had a hard time leaving my first one at day care too but you'll get used to it. I am looking forward to my longer maternity leave this time though. Enjoy the rest of your week!

  17. simplyvonne
    August 9, 2012 / 2:33 pm

    I think having a blog is such a great way to express yourself creatively and get away from all the responsibilities you have to do as a mom. I think it was really hard for me the first 6 weeks but once I went back to work, it wasnt so bad. Hang in there it will get better! so far you are a super mom! Baby Grant is getting really big and looking more and more like daddy!

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