18 July 2009 – Neutrals with a Pop of Baby

July 18th, 2009 § 41 comments

18 July 2009 – Neutrals with a Pop of Baby, originally uploaded by academichic.


  • Beige cardigan: Pretty Good, from Marshalls
  • White nursing cami: Target
  • Cream skirt: BR Outlet
  • Metallic wedges: Target.com
  • Baby e.: self-made!

End Notes:

It’s been exactly one week since we brought baby e. home from the hospital. Ironically, today is also baby e.’s original due date. I suppose this picture can serve as my final bump picture.

Adjusting to motherhood has been just as exhausting and just as wonderful as everyone had predicted. Baby e. is a delight. I have been relishing the time that N. and I can spend with him as my gracious MIL and SIL have been in town to help us out.

I spent most of the week rotating through my trusty jersey skirts, but today I wanted to make one little contribution to our review session on neutrals and pulled out this airy cream cotton skirt that has a forgiving elastic waistband. The open front cardi — a just-before-baby buy — has a wonderful, snuggly drape and offers the necessary coverage-but-access for breastfeeding. This is a really light, soft palette for me, but, like S. discovered a few days ago it has a quiet sophistication about it.

And, of course, it makes the perfect backdrop for a little pop of baby.

18 July 2009, originally uploaded by academichic.

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§ 41 Responses to 18 July 2009 – Neutrals with a Pop of Baby"

  1. Lauren says:

    Oh, I am so honored to be the first comment! You look lovely and elegant, E, and baby e is just as adorable! I look forward to seeing your transition to motherhood, which I am sure will be fashionable and creative. Congratulations again!

  2. mom.huebert says:

    I have been hoping you would post a picture of Baby, and looking forward to it. Thank you! So sweet! And you look very nice in your neutrals.

  3. Cyn says:

    You look wonderful- while the neutrals are a change, it works very well with the warm weather. Baby e’s dotted ensemble gets a thumb’s up as well- they are both quite complementary!

  4. Megan says:

    You look beautiful–and baby e. is adorable! Congratulations again!

  5. JustMe says:

    the baby is so cute, congrats!!! and you look great too, i am impressed!

  6. Mitra says:

    Dear E., little e. is just gorgeous, and you look lovely, elegant, and of course, very cuddly and baby-friendly in your ensemble!

    Have a wonderful babymoon!

  7. AJ says:

    Why am I not surprised that you would look as beautiful and stylish as ever only 1 week after having handsome Baby E?! Plus you’re sporting a subtle neutral outfit and still manage to look radiant! Thanks for the post. It looks like N. and family are taking good care of E & mini E.

  8. Geraldine says:

    This outfit is pure elegance, and it suits you so well. Baby e. also suits you – congratulations!

    If you wanted to funk it up a little, I guess you could go for a statement necklace? But then, maybe that wouldn’t work with feeding (I’m not a mom, I have no idea about this stuff!)

  9. Congratulations E. & N.!

  10. Erica says:

    Love the outfit, and I bought those same shoes from Target last week in coral and love them! You look serenely happy!

  11. Clare says:

    “baby e. – self made” … I love that.

    You look so happy and elegant here, but it’s really the new addition to your family that shines (your outfit, of course, is marvelous, but it’s that tiny face that keeps stealing all the attention!). Congratulations again!

  12. Michelle says:

    You both look wonderful – many happy congratulations!

  13. Unnati says:

    congratulations! you look so beautiful and i love the adorable ‘pop of baby’. Baby is so cute. I am excited to baby e’s take on fashion as well. Many many congratutions!

  14. Congratulations! You look so graceful and elegant, and of course your new baby is adorable. What beautiful photos!

  15. simply.femme says:

    Your outfit looks fab…and so, of course, does Baby e. Congratulations!

  16. Dottie says:

    Beautiful! These are the first pictures I’ve seen of you without the baby belly since I started following the blog :)

  17. Sophia says:

    You look great, congratulations!!! And I love the title of this post, it made me laugh :)

  18. Carey says:

    Awww – he’s the cutest!!! :)

  19. Anna says:

    Oh E., he’s adorable! Congratulations to you and N.!

    Also, we don’t see you in neutrals often, and you look quite lovely. It’s a very elegant and pulled together look, icing on the cake of new mommyhood.

  20. Goober says:

    You look wonderful and baby e is adorable!

  21. Elena says:

    Just a new reader here (loving the blog!) who wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS! You look beautiful and baby e is insanely cute. :)

  22. piglet says:

    Oh baby e is so precious, and you look fantastic!
    Congrats again. :)

  23. Kathleen says:

    You look fantastic and baby e. is adorable!

  24. Kari says:

    You and baby e. both look fantastic. So glad that motherhood is treating you well!

  25. evanadine says:

    beautiful mama, beautiful baby.

  26. Sarah S says:

    So beautiful, and the funniest title to boot!

  27. Jess says:

    baby e is adorable! Congratulations!

  28. cecilia says:

    Baby e. is adorable and you look so good. It doesn’t even look you just had a baby.
    All the best for you.

  29. Sarah L says:

    He’s beautiful and you don’t even look like you gave birth a week ago! I was hoping baby e. would be included in your pictures:-)

    I think it’s great that you are breastfeeding – will you continue when school starts again?

  30. Chris says:

    Absolutely adorable! Amazing what a “little pop of baby”" can do for an outfit and outlook.

    That soft neutral palette is truly sophisticated – not at all boring.


  31. Diana says:

    You look gorgeous! I know it’s cliche to say it, but you really are glowing. Welcome Baby E!

  32. Kathy says:

    Oh, beautiful! Both the outfit and the wee babe.

  33. Chiada says:

    Ohmygoodness, lookit how precious he is!!! He truly is a beautiful baby. And you look gorgeous, too, as always. Thank you for sharing pics of the new bundle of joy with us.

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  35. Katie K says:

    Congratulations e!!! What a beautiful baby and what a beautiful mama you are!

  36. charlotte says:


  37. Alison says:

    I’ve never commented, but had to say congratulations on baby e.’s arrival–he is gorgeous!

  38. BoutiqueGirl says:

    You are looking amazing for having just had a baby! And what a beautiful baby he is! congratulations.

  39. penny says:

    …ooo…you both look beautiful!congratulations!baby e. looks so cute in this little uniform!

  40. Vanessa says:

    I really hope I can be as elegant and stylish as you are when I’m a mother. Your baby is adorable, and you look great, as always.

  41. Kaylyn says:

    Baby E is so cute! You have made such a graceful transition. I can’t wait to see more!

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