7.02.2010

What I Wore- and Ellie's New Favorite

This will be my last what I wore for the next few weeks. I hear that after this surgery I won't be making it out of bed for a couple of weeks never mind making it out of the house. Oh and for those that are curious it seems my body did not think too kindly to having two babies close together. In short my insides are trying to make there way out so they are going to put them all back where they go. Lovely isn't it? Anyway, back to the outfits at hand...

Oxfords: Steve Madden
Shorts and Top: J.Crew. Oh, and this striped top I bought years ago and somewhat started my stripe obsession. If only you saw my closet you would laugh with all the stripes.
Necklace: Anthropolgie. I am trying to be better with accessories. I thought this piece was a good start.
Sunglasses: T.J. Maxx


Dress: had for years maybe T.J. Maxx
Shoes: Chinese Laundry found at Ross
Necklace: Anthropologie. Love it so much I want to wear it everyday.



top: Gap last year or two ago?
shorts: J.Crew
shoes: Chinese Laundry. It seems I repeated quite a bit this week.
belt: Anthropologie


Now to Ellie's dress. This is Ellie's new favorite dress so much so that she never wants to take it off. She has also claimed it to be her birthday party dress because she looks so pretty in it and really I must agree. Ellie is a hard fit she is very thin but also tall. Most dressed swallow her whole or are too short. This dress fits her perfectly. The key is the way the straps tie, they can be any length you choose. She will be able to wear this dress for years. When she eventually gets too tall a pair of leggings would work and look cute.



The dress is from Hijkids. My new go to shop for extra special pieces that are slightly different from what every other child is wearing. Remember this cute number? Another gorgeous dress from this super cute shop.

46 comments:

Cassie said...

I have really enjoyed this feature Paula and will look forward to its return.

Wishing you the very best with, what sounds like, your fairly major surgery. Take it steady recovering and I will send you get well wishes and prayers.

xx

Melissa said...

Oh, you poor thing. I birthed 21 lbs of child in 22 months (and I only have two kids) so I feel your pain. Rest easy. Get a cute bed jacket and take a picture of yourself in it with your new necklace.

Elle's dress is precious! You could totally copy that when you are feeling better...

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

I love the belted look. I've been wanting to try it...but haven't yet.

Hope the surgery goes well and that the recovery is easier than expected.

Jill GG (good life for less) said...

OH... I love that maxi dress. So gorgeous on you!
Best wishes for a speedy recovery! I'll be thinking of you!

Rene said...

I will certainly miss your outfits and will say a little prayer for you. I am loving my Franco Sarto sandals that you shared. Thanks.

-Rene

Design Esquire said...

I hope your surgery goes well. By the way, I love Ellie's dress!

coolkids said...

I will be thinking of you during your surgery and recovery! Love your style. You defintely make me think how I need to step up my fashion a bit. You make it look super effortless. Love the first look.

Nicolle Cannone said...

Chica, you got it going on! Love your style...lots of well wishes for a speedy recovery.

Nicolle
visiting from
www.myjackandsalma.blodspot.com

Staley Mc said...

Love all these looks. Will miss this series for a little while but pray for your speedy recovery! Ellie's dress is precious and so patriotic for the 4th! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Emily said...

I love your daughters dress too! Adorable. Hope all goes well with the surgery. Good luck!

Maria said...

Paula....another surgery...honey, yikes! Praying for a painless experience, good nurses and doctors and a quick recovery.

Love all your outfits and ellie's dress is my new favorite too!!! adorable.

Marija said...

I truthfully cannot decide which one of you is cuter. Okay, maybe Ellie by a smidge. And I like Melissa's advice above. Rest up ... now and later. We'll all be sending prayers and good vibes. xo

Jen said...

Oh Sweetie, I'm so sorry to hear that!! Are you doing ok? I'll be thinking about you!! Keep us posted on how the surgery goes. We're here for you!

Happy 4th Dear! Have a great one!!

sarah, flourish design + style said...

I too am terrible with accessories. You once again look fabulous, so does miss Ellie :)
I wish you lots of luck with your surgery and a quick + easy recovery. I'll be thinking of you. xx

Stephanie said...

I absolutely adore your oxfords! By the way, I've tagged you in a game on my blog. I realize now this wasn't very timely of me - I'm so sorry! I hope your surgery goes well :) Have a great day!

Bess said...

Saying a prayer for you Paula! Good luck with the surgery!!
-Bess

rikshaw design said...

ya'll are so stinkin cute!
hope everythign is ok?! take care of yourself and relax..

Jana Marie said...

I want your closet! All of your clothes are amazing. And Ellie's dress is very cute!

I must have missed when you first mentioned that you would be having surgery. I will be praying that it goes well and you recover quickly!

Jana Marie

Project Life said...

Good luck with the surgery! My mom just had some similar done ... She did really well. As far as recovery, she was out for a few weeks; slow for a few weeks after that; then back to normal!

Love the TJ MAXX dress!

Hannah said...

Good luck with surgery, prayers said. And I love these posts, they inspire me actually wear all the clothes in my closet as opposed to the same tunic top and J. Crew shorts everyday!

Southern Exposure said...

Good luck with your surgery - I hope all goes well!

Estelle said...

Oh lady, I'm so sorry about your insides and the surgery and all. I sure hope you are feeling better soon. Here is to a very quick and easy recovery. Be well.

And LOVE the necklace.

Julie said...

Oh Paula, that sounds awful! I'm so sorry and wishing you a speedy recovery.

Ellie's outfit is beyond adorable.

Julie Holloway said...

I wish you lots of rest and God speed on a fast recovery. Those kids do wreak havoc on our bodies, huh? So worth it. You take care!! Julie

Vanessa@decor happy said...

Sending lots of good wishes for a speedy recovery. I'm sure you will be back to your old/new self in no time.

Megan said...

You and your kids dress SO cute! I love your outfit in the last photo. I'll miss your "What I Wore"s in the coming weeks but I hope your surgery goes well and you recover quickly! Have a happy 4th!

tammy said...

lovely style as always. and i pray your surgery goes smoothly with a quick recovery!

Stephanie Sabbe said...

love her dress!

I was actually at the JCrew outlet last week in Hilton Head and thought of all of your cute outfits. I need a stylist

The Rigoloso's said...

thinking of you! maybe wearing your chic anthro necklace in bed will make recovery a bit glam?!

Catherine said...

ok, i loved your outfits, mom, but ellie's dress! oh my goodness. adorable! going to check them out right now. i love fun/different stuff for kids.

The Buzz said...

Wishing you a great 4th, a speedy recovery and something cute and comfy to wear in bed!
xxoo Carolyn

Melissa @ Veranda Interiors said...

Thoughts & prayers to you for a super speedy recovery!!! Make sure those darling children and hubby treat you well! ;)

Wahzat Gayle said...

:( Praying that the surgery goes better than well and your recovery time is short and sweet!
( dont evny you I swore after my c-sec that I would never have another surgery EVER again)

You look so cute

And Ellies dress is perfect I love that tie option cool

Hope you are having a great weekend all the same
Happy 4th of July.

simply seleta said...

Oh, I hope your recovery is painless, short and sweet. You always look so put together without any fussiness, very urban chic.
xo

Bron @ Baby Space said...

Love the pics and I'm sorry to hear about your insides :( All the best for a speedy recovery and that the good doctors get your insides all back where they belong. Look forward to your posts when you return :) Best, best wishes!

Victoria @ Hibiscus Bloem said...

Wishing you well and hope all goes great with your surgery. Great photos of the weekend - love the colour of your bathing suit. Adore little Ellie's dress in the last post too.

Melissa said...

Loving all your outfits, as well as Ellie's adorable and very 4th of July appropriate dress!

grey umbrella said...

lovely photos from the weekend. you are in my prayers with the surgery and recovery.

Jennie Bee said...

Good luck with the Surgery Paula! Hope everything goes well, and will miss the piece. also Ellie's dress is so adorable!

Kim said...

I love your blog. I wanted to let you know my mom had a similiar surgery last year and her recovery went great. She feels much better now having everything back where it's supposed to be. I hope all goes well with you.
Kim

Joslyn said...

i love Ellie's dress! so, so cute!

and great necklace lady...you are rockin the accessories ;-)

belinda said...

you're both so gorgeous and stylish. can i be style jealous of a child so young?! eek, i am. wishing you a safe surgery; wishing you a speedy recovery; and wishing you behaving, listening, helpful children for the next few months x

LindsB said...

I hope you recover super quick from your surgery!! We will miss the what you wore series, but your health is much more important :)

:: Lavender's Green :: said...

Good luck with your sugery! The same thing happened to my Mum. I wish you all the best.

Rest up, okay?

x Jasmine

PS. Adorable photos! My little sister is really tall (I totally missed out on those genes! I'm short as!), so finding clothes to fit is hard, but she's not skinny like Ellie, she's super muscular from all the sports she does. So tall and broad makes girly kids clothes a hard find!

Lovely Little Nest said...

LOVE the TJMaxx dress! So elegant, yet fun :)

Anna said...

You get well now lovely...even thought he doctors will be putting parts of you back together..YOU are what keep your little family together..and they will be missing their mummy..and wife.
Sending big hugs your way and wishing you a speedy recovery sweetheart XOXOX