Monday, September 30, 2013

Inspiration Monday - Morning challenges

Man, some Mondays are just such a challenge in the mornings!  I look at how I struggle now and then I go, how am I going to manage with a newborn in a few months!  The answer is simple really, I need to be less lazy at night and get things ready the night before hand.  I think I'll figure that out one of these days!  Anyway, I'm here and I guess that's all that matters for the moment!  And it's Inspiration Monday with two birds!  Today's model is Kate Beckinsale in some super fun patterned pants.

Sadly, I have no fun patterned maternity pants.  And it's also going to be in the low 80's again today because summer just can't let go even if it's October tomorrow.  So I opted for a skirt instead.  And more of a tuxedo jacket than a moto jacket.  It's a "if you blink" type inspired outfit today!

Jacket - Mossimo, Target
Shirt - White House, Black Market, from cousin
Skirt - Mossimo, Target
Necklace - Clothes Mentor
Shoes - DSW 

I gotta say, I'm kind of impressed by my 6 1/2 almost 7 month pregnant self still wearing non-maternity items sometimes!  Again, hooray for stretchy bands!

Did you all have good weekends?  We had some rain on Saturday, but I did a little shopping with my mom. The weather cleared just in time for our very good friend's housewarming party in the evening and we were able to sit outside and enjoy a bonfire.  Sunday was absolutely gorgeous outside, so the Pants Monkey and I took advantage of the weather and visited our local zoo for a bit.  It was crazy to think the next time we go there we could have our baby boy in tow. I can't wait to introduce him to our zoo, it's such a wonderful gem in the middle of our city.

And that's about it.  I'm off to face Monday armed with coffee and a positive attitude.  I can turn this hectic morning around!  Head on over to two birds and check out the other Inspiration Monday looks!


  1. I love that outfit! So cute! Glad to hear you had a good weekend!

  2. Oh the zoo is always so great because you can never have the same visit twice! We took the baby there about a month ago and she slept through the whole thing, but I had a great time!

  3. That striped skirt is so cute on you! I try to do whatever I can at night too...saves me so much time in the morning.

    The Tiny Heart
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  4. Super cute skirt! I like your take on Kate's look. Mondays are pretty rough no matter how much planning you put into it. I will say that it does pay off to prep the night before. The #1 priority for me is to have that coffee pot set on auto brew :)

  5. I did have a lovely weekend! And you just reminded me that I want to go to the zoooooo soon! Also, I really like that jacket!

  6. what a fun look! i love the striped skirt. i'm glad you had a good weekend! also, you just get used to rushing around in the mornings...and people give you more leway when you have a baby ;)

  7. Yes this weekend was much needed, I finally caught up on things especially sleep haha. You look wonderful and I cannot believe those are not maternity clothes, yayy :)


  8. Elastic bands are the best! I love that moto jacket, it's so cute!



    Southern (California) Belle

  9. You look so cute and professional! This outfit is perfect :)

  10. We have a huge park and zoo right down the road from us. I can't wait to show the baby all the animals either! Love your outfit BTW, it look so polished and chic :)

  11. I have a feeling that as parents, you guys will reach a whole new level of functioning with a newborn around. :) Love this outfit with the classic black and white look!

    Jess - J's Style

  12. Great ensemble Bethie! I think this is darling on you. So cute!!!

    My weekend was busy! I have a new responsibility in my church and it is kickin' my trash. I had to get a newsletter out for tomorrow, Oct 1st and my pdf was giving me fits! But all is well now and I can blog to my little hearts content! ♥

  13. Great outfit! I lurv the black and white!

  14. I love your take on the Celebrity Style. B+W is Stylish even for a pregnant woman. You look great.


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