Thursday, October 24, 2013


Day four of the Pantone color challenge and going strong!  Today's color is "carafe" which was decided could be a shade of brown or olive or green.  So I went for a combo platter and used kind of all three.  And I have to say I'm kind of in love with this outfit.  It feels very me even though it's using a bit of maternity stuff. And can I say how excited I was to find this plaid skirt at the swap that actually fits??  Elastic waistband for the win once again!  This is the first bit of plaid I've been able to wear in a while now and I'm so happy, I've missed my favorite pattern!  This skirt should work for me after baby too, I think it's going to be a new favorite!

In other news, today is the last day of our CSA share of goodies for the year.  I'm so sad.  I have had so much fun with all the different veggies we have received and I'm so proud of us - well mostly of Mr. Monkey - for trying out fun, interesting and unique new recipes using the items.  We really ate well these last few months!  I am looking forward to doing this again next year - and using the items to make baby food for our little guy too!

Sweater - Liz Lange, consignment
Shirt - Motherhood, thrifted
Skirt - Swap
Boots - Target
Necklace - Stella and Dot 

Back to the color challenge - the word carafe makes me think of coffee, as in a coffee carafe, so I guess in a way I dressed up as my favorite beverage today.  Think that would pass for a Halloween costume?  I kid.  I think I need to drink a little more coffee, that's what I think!

Head on over to Heidi's blog to check out the other Pantone inspired outfits or to add your own!

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  1. I really like the skirt and yay that you can wear it now and after baby! It sounds like you definitely got your money's worth too from your CSA too. Our veggie garden was a trial and error this year, but we are definitely going to do it again next year. It's so nice to pick your own fresh veggies!

  2. haha, i was just thinking to myself that i wish my coffee cup would just keep magically refilling itself all day today!!! too bad about your csa ending, we loved ours this summer!

  3. I need to get a CSA for next year. I've got to remember to look into that!
    Lurv the skirt! Yay for plaid before and after baby!

  4. That is a very cute outfit! Glad you were able to find something plaid that you could wear while being pregnant!

  5. Great outfit - the skirt is the perfect bottom with the layered tops.

  6. Kevin and I were just talking about joining a CSA and I am excited at the idea! That skirt is darling and your belly is looking adorable :)

  7. That plaid skirt is super cute! It is just perfect for the fall!

    The Tiny Heart

  8. Very nice ensemble Bethie! Your bump is so dang cute too. You must be tall. You sure don't show much. My dd is due in 2 weeks! I am so excited. I have to get this crappy 'cough due to cold' (Forrest Gump) gone first, hopefully by then!

  9. This is a perfect fall look and I love how much this outfit shows off your baby bump! :)

    Jess - J's Style

  10. Great outfit--very fall! You make me want to get a plaid skirt myself!

  11. So cute! That plaid is crazy fab...

    My friends all love their CSA foods too. The recipes they come up with look so delicious.

  12. this is the perfect carafe outfit, beth! i love the plaid of your skirt and the colors, it just screams fall! thanks for joining us! :)


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