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my (bump) style: sweats in the city!

AdvertisementAdvertisementmy bump style // 22 weeks // smitten studioWell it’s official, I have a recognizable baby bump! A perfect stranger asked if I was expecting and it made me so happy, ha! And so begins my quest for dressing my growing belly in stylish ways that don’t scream maternity (and are comfortable too!).

my bump style // 22 weeks // smitten studiomy bump style // 22 weeks // smitten studio my bump style // 22 weeks // smitten studio my bump style // 22 weeks // smitten studioI’ve been mixing in a few leggings and now joggers (aka more stylish sweatpants) into my wardrobe which are obvious go-tos for comfort but to take them out of the house they need a little structure and polish. I matched mine with a leather jacket and my new favorite heeled booties to run errands and show off the new bump!

Maternity Joggers by Old Navy // Leather Moto Jacket by Elevensees, in Wine here, or find similar here, and a vegan option here // Tank from Forever 21 (old) find similar here // Ankle Boots by Matt Bernson // Clutch by Old Navy // Rings by Moorea Seale, K/ller, and L. Frank Jewelry // Necklace by Loren Stewart

This post was sponsored by Old Navy. Check out Old Navy‘s latest fashion lineup in store or online at oldnavy.com.

in my bag: road trip edition

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Last week I shared about our recent road trip and while it’s still on the brain, I’m giving you a peek at what came with me. I basically lived in my swimsuit for the majority of the trip, so bikini, hat, and sunglasses were obvious must-haves.

I love rompers for their simplicity and versatility (to dress up or down), so one of those usually makes it into my bag. What I didn’t take into account was how many times I would have to stop and completely undress to go to the bathroom, which as a pregnant traveler was A LOT (slightly annoying this time, but not enough to deter my romper love).  Some denim cut-offs, comfortable shoes, and a tee were perfect for meandering through scenic trails, and for the longer stretches of time in the car, leggings were a comfy way to go. Once out of the car, I then dressed them up for dinner with the help of a statement shoe and gold cuff.

Below is the version I wore for our night out in Sedona. Road trip chic. ;)

black and white // smitten studioblack and white // smitten studioblack and white // smitten studioblack and white // smitten studioblack and white // smitten studioLeggings c/o Athleta // Black & White Check top by Madewell (old) find similar here or here // Sunglasses by Illesteva // Shoes by Zara, (old) find similar here // Bag by Chiyome // Cuff from Principessa, find similar here

To see more of the series “in my bag”, check here

my (life) style: chambray bomber & leopard print

sarahshermansamuel-by-loumoraRecently, I had the pleasure of working with photographer Lou Mora for a little “day in the life” series. He literally followed me around with a camera for a day, while I worked in my studio, took a coffee break, walked the dogs, and stuck my head in some bougainvillea (as I do, habitually of course).  Lou has such a talent for capturing people authentically. He brings the genuine personality out of someone and somehow gets it just right in an image. Even if it means baring my snaggle tooth (like below), he does it beautifully.

sarahshermansamuel-by-loumora3sarahshermansamuel-by-loumora2sarahshermansamuel-by-loumora4My favorite part of the day is often taking a pause from my studio and getting the dogs out for a walk, and now with the bun in the oven, I find it even more important to find time like this to slow down and enjoy a break or two.  Also, with this new baby bump starting to grow, I have been LIVING in loose dresses like this one. I am pretty sure you can’t get anything more comfortable than a lightweight silk shift and comfort is the name of the game these days.

Images by Lou Mora (his Instagram is also a great follow)

Shop the look: Leopard Dress by Joie (sold out) find matching blouse here, or similar dress here // Chambray Bomber Jacket from Anthropologie (sold out) find similar here // Ankle Boots by Ash

my style: summer loving

beach-tunic-smittenstudio4Not long ago I found myself in Palm Springs for a pool party and realized I somehow forgot to pack a kaftan/tunic/beach cover-up. I mean CRISIS! ;) Minutes before the party we were downtown and I saw the perfect one hanging in a storefront window, so I rushed in and bought the lacey tunic before I even knew where I was and before my stylish friends could find out the truth about my lapse in packing skills. Lo and behold, this is my true story about when Chico’s saved the day!

beach-tunic-smittenstudio3beach-tunic-smittenstudio5beach-tunic-smittenstudio6beach-tunic-smittenstudioWord of my brush with ‘pool party dress code failure’ spanned across the land and Chico’s wanted me to share the harrowing tale with you (OK, the spreading of the word part didn’t really happen, but when they asked me to work with them, I jumped at the chance to share my story and my new secret (now, not-so-secret) source for beach/pool wear). A couple other beachy items on my list are this bag and this poncho.

Shop the Look: Intricate Lace Tunic by Chico’s  // Sandals by Vince Camuto find similar here or here // Feather Bracelet by Monserat de Lucca // Sunglasses by illesteva // Bikini by Tori Praver

This post is brought to you in collaboration with Chico’s.  All thoughts, words, and content are my own. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that keep this blog going! 

my style: little black fringe dress

little black fringe dress // smitten studiolittle black fringe dress // smitten studiolittle black fringe dress // smitten studiolittle black fringe dress // smitten studiolittle black fringe dress // smitten studiolittle black fringe dress // smitten studiolittle black fringe dress // smitten studioIf I was to rate this dress on the scale of twirlability it would be a solid 100! (And girl likes to twirl). I am starting to think I should only buy evening wear based on how big the urge is to spin while in the dressing room. I’m pretty sure it guarantees a fun night ahead.

Shop the look: Dress by Kate Moss for TopShop // Shoes by Ferragamo // Clutch by Zara (old) find similar here // Cuff Bracelet by Young Frankk // Sunglasses by illesteva

my style: lasercut shorts & crop top

lasercut shorts, crop top // smitten sudiolasercut shorts, crop top // smitten sudiolasercut shorts, crop top // smitten sudiolasercut shorts, crop top // smitten sudiolasercut shorts, crop top // smitten sudiolasercut shorts, crop top // smitten sudioSummer came early in LA this year, and I’ve been sweatily happily reaching for shorts and tanks over my usual layers. I love the lasercut pattern on these shorts, and the material, and the fit. ;) I’ve been wearing them any chance I get, to the beach with a bikini in the day, and dressed up with the cuff and bag (also a new favorite, thanks to Rupe shopping my Pinterest Want page… score!) for a night out with our happy hour crew.

Shop the look: lasercut vegan leather SHORTS from Anthropologie (on sale!) // crop TANK from Asos, find similar here or here // black slim BAG by Chiyome // triangular CUFF by Topshop // HAT from forever 21 find similar here // SANDALS by Vince Camuto find similar here or here

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my style: geode print pant & split back sweater

geode print pants // split back sweater // smitten studiogeode print pants // split back sweater // smitten studiogeode print pants // split back sweater // smitten studiogeode print pants // split back sweater // smitten studiogeode print pants // split back sweater // smitten studiogeode print pants // split back sweater // smitten studioIn the past I’ve had a real love/hate relationship with wide leg pants. I like the silhouette, but often times ‘wide leg’ would also mean ‘no butt’ and then there was the question of what top to pair it with to not look wide all over. All that changed when I saw these Phillip Lim printed beauties and I fell back on the love side of things. Luckily Chico’s also sent me this top from their new Black Label line and its’ business in front, party in back style was perfect for showing off a wide leg pant that didn’t make my rear completely disappear!

What about you guys, how are you on the love/hate scale toward wide leg trousers?

p.s. these images are taken at one of my favorite LA spots, the Griffith Observatory as part of Chico’s #destinationfabulous. Check out some of their favorite travel destinations on their pin board here.

Shop the Look: Split Back Sweater ℅ Chico’s // Geode Print Pant by 3.1 Phillip Lim // Gold Watch by Larsson & Jennings // Bracelets by Madewel  // Rings by Melissa Joy Manning & L Frank Jewelry // Shoes by Dolce Vita (on sale) // Oversized Gold Clutch by Clare Vivier 

Images by Smitten Studio

This post is brought to you in collaboration with Chico’s.  All thoughts, words, and content are my own. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that keep this blog going! 

my style: jeans, stripes, & a graphic tee

stripes & graphic tee // smitten studiostripes & graphic tee // smitten studiostripes & graphic tee // smitten studiostripes & graphic tee // smitten studiostripes & graphic tee // smitten studioIf you follow me on instagram you might remember this jacket from my birthday celebrations and an oscar party. As soon as I laid my pattern loving eyes on it, I had to make it mine and have been wearing the heck out of it ever since.

Jeans by Pilcro c/o Anthropologie // Graphic Tee by Madewell // Striped Jacket by Cartonnier from Anthropologie // Feather Bracelet by Monserat de Lucca // Shoes from Zara (old)