Fur and Sequins (and a glimpse of Gavin)

My first post since post baby!  It seems like it’s been forever since I’ve blogged and felt good about doing a style post.  Being pregnant this time around, I lacked motivation to post not only because I felt large, but I was exhausted and this winter in Chicago has been a rough one.  With it snowing constantly the last thing I wanted to do was go outside with my growing belly to take photos of what I wore.

Overall I gained 25 pounds and I still have 15 pounds to lose in order to get back to my original weight, but I’m taking it slow, resting, and enjoying baby Gavin.    The pics are deceiving as I do still have my weight on, but layers and knowing how to dress helps me hide my leftover weight/bump.

If you don’t follow me on instagram, there are glimpses of Gavin at the end of this post :).  

He was born on 1.29 at 7 lbs and 5 oz and so far is a fantastic baby.  Grant has adapted so well to Gavin and loves to  say “brother”.   It really is amazing that in a span of a week, we went from a family of 3 to 4.

Equipment shirt on sale (50% off and I wear a XS)

DVF Sweater (old)

June Fur and Leather Jacket (on sale here)

American Eagle Denim 

J Crew Pumps (similar 50% off)

Karen Walker Sunglasses

Peruvian Connection Hat (similar, one of my favs is this one)

Chanel Bag

t+j Designs xoxo necklace  |  wing earrings  |  18K pave bubble ring   |

pave love ring  |  modern watch  | 18K gold plated crystal bracelet  |

A year ago I was in NY for fashion week and this year I’m in a new home with a new baby boy.  It is amazing how life can change so quickly.  I honestly look sane because I have a great support system.  I’ve had family here to help; my parents, my husband, and my mother in law who has been fantastic.  Without them I would be a mess and a half.

Here’s a glimpse of my little nugget:

 I booked a photoshoot of my Gavin with Carrianne Photography; she did such a wonderful job with Grant’s pictures which I posted here, that I booked her again for Gavin.

More pics to come!  Hope your staying warm.



  1. TaraMixandMatch
    February 10, 2014 / 11:40 am

    You look amazing Jen…I love those jeans! Gavin is precious πŸ™‚

  2. Anonymous
    February 10, 2014 / 4:15 pm

    Twenty five pounds? Girl, don't beat yourself up. I gained 80. Yes, that's what I said. Eighty! It took me the better part of a year to get rid of it and I pretty much hated myself the whole time. But that's all in the past and I have a terrific daughter who is now a teen-ager. I hated being pregnant (which is why I only did it once) but I have loved being a mother.You look amazing. Truly!

  3. Meredith
    February 10, 2014 / 4:51 pm

    Congratulations Jen!!! You look incredible and your son is gorgeous! Enjoy this time with him and take in every moment!Meredithcreatethatoutfit.com

  4. CodeOverdressed
    February 11, 2014 / 12:01 am

    Hello! So nice to see from you! I've seen pics of baby Gavin on Instagram and fell in love with how cute and tiny he is. You look fabulous Jen, glad you are taking it slow cause you look fantastic. Fur and sequins? Yes please!Cee. β™₯Code Overdressed

  5. Kelly
    February 11, 2014 / 1:14 am

    He is absolutely adorable and that hat is phenomenal!xx KellySparkles and Shoes

  6. Schnelle
    February 11, 2014 / 1:47 am

    Oh my goodness how sweet! I adore that last photo of you two. Love those sparkly heels too!

  7. jo
    February 11, 2014 / 4:40 am

    Jen, Congrats once again! Gavin is very cute! My favorite is the last pic. Now, let's talk about your outfit. Everything is perfect, can't even tell that you just had a baby. I love it!xo Johttp://www.whiterosesandcoffee.com

  8. Aux Caprices de Flore
    February 11, 2014 / 5:44 am

    Looking absolutely Fabulous! The outfit is just WOWAnd btw I don't see the pounds you are talking about.Congrats on your adorable babywww.auxcapricesdeflore.blogspot.comwww.auxcapricesdeflore.blogspot.com

  9. Jackie
    February 11, 2014 / 6:11 am

    You looked fab throughout your whole pregnancy and still do! Total inspiration for when I become preggo! I hear ya about the cold..I live in the Canadian prairies and our winter has been brutally cold, you can't spend more than 5 mins before you freeze. I follow you on instagram and Gant is simplely adorable πŸ™‚

  10. Marionberry Style
    February 14, 2014 / 9:46 pm

    Jen – I am late to this post (although I've seen your new lil' man on Instagram) but I wanted to write and say CONGRATS! I am so excited for you and your house of men πŸ™‚ He is adorable and you look amazing (of course). Hope you are enjoying Valentine's Day with your family!xo – Marion

  11. RedTagChicLosAngeles
    February 15, 2014 / 4:02 pm

    Awesome from head to toe Jen……Gavin is so adorable!Rebeccawww.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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