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Gap Maternity – Gray silky jersey tunic
Old Navy Maternity – Black ponte trousers
Ann Taylor Loft – Silver and crystal necklace
Naturalizer – Black “Creston” flats
Silver cuff

Day 3 (Had it recolored Saturday afternoon and waiting to wash it)
Bangs smoothed with curling iron, a few waves put in with curling iron, finger comb

Laura Mercier – Flawless Face Kit in Sand, Maybelline – UltraLiner in Black, Shine Seduction lip gloss in Blushed Bass, Benefit – That Gal, Clinique – Shadow in Like Mink (lighter shade), Cover Girl – LashBlast mascara in Rich Black

Saturday I went and got my hair recolored – the purple and red had faded and the blonde was just not me. My stylist Kathleen added dark browns and a touch of red and when i saw the final product I breathed a sigh of relief – now I look like myself!!!

Saturday night, we went to the 9:30 Club to see Umphrey's McGee. My husband's friend is friends with the band, so we got VIP access (which meant pregnant lady was not shoved around and had a bar stool to sit on all evening!). The show was phenomenal. I wore my black wrap long-sleeved tee from Gap with my black Old Navy ponte trousers and black Naturalizer flats. I kept my green pashmina around my neck and wore my silver cuff. Smokey eyes and lip gloss for face.

Sunday, my husband woke up ill and had some sort of stomach bug attack him all day long. The plan was to go to his aunt's house to celebrate his grandfather's birthday but he couldn't make it. I saw it as a blessing – I adore his family but we have been rushing rushing for weeks and never have a chance to chill out. Granted, he spent most of his time on the bathroom floor or in bed, but I got to hit the grocery store, organize some of our stuff (the remodel is pretty much moving our belongings from place to place so they are out of the way of construction), scrub the bathroom once he was sleeping, and catch up on some TV and doggy-bonding time. Last night was the first time in so long that I slept more than four hours uninterrupted. Not sure what caused my husband to get sick, we even wonder if it may have been psychological. The past month has been so stressful and sad and exhausting; possibly his body is smarter than his brain and forced him to stop and stay home and get some sleep.

By the way, took some clothes on Saturday to my mom's to get them washed (since still without washer and dryer) and got the two pairs of these black pants cleaned. Expect to see quite a lot of them the next few weeks – they are pretty much the only thing that is warm enough for the weather and don't itch, hurt or fall down! 🙂


  1. November 25, 2008 / 4:56 pm

    Your poor hubby. Bet you’re right: Sometimes our bodies just FORCE us to slow down.

  2. Anonymous
    November 25, 2008 / 1:41 pm

    Scrubbed the bathroom!? At your size!? You are going to make a great mom–nothing stops you.

  3. November 25, 2008 / 12:38 am

    Allie your hair are awesome today! and you look fresh and healthy! Gosh you have just few weeks left!

  4. Anonymous
    November 24, 2008 / 9:02 pm

    There is some stomach thing going around. My son had it all this weekend. Tough for little ones to recover quickly & you should be careful too. Handwashing and try to steer clear of your husband, which i know can be hard to do. Keep well!

  5. b.
    November 24, 2008 / 8:37 pm

    Allie, I notice that you’ve been wearing your Laura Mercier face kit a lot lately, and wonder whether you’d speak to the quality of their products? My makeup routine needs an overhaul, so I’d like to go to a nice makeup co. at Nordstrom and get a makeover. Have been considering Laura Mercier. Do you recommend their stuff? Thanks!

  6. Anonymous
    November 24, 2008 / 4:54 pm

    Thanks for being so gracious and understanding Allie! I’ve been going back and forth on whether or not to say something since I had mine diagnosed and frozen a few weeks ago. I know it’s not really my business, but it’s what I’d say to an IRL friend. 🙂

    Have a good day. You look beautiful. As usual. 🙂

  7. November 24, 2008 / 4:45 pm

    Oh no, it’s fine! 🙂

    I have had it checked out, but not in a while. Since I see it every day, I wouldn’t be as likely to see change. I do know it is far more prominent now that I wear tinted moisturizer and not heavy products like mineral or cream foundation. But you’re right, I should have it checked out again and soon 🙂

    Thank you!

  8. Anonymous
    November 24, 2008 / 4:41 pm

    Agh! I thought you approved comments before they showed. I’m sorry!

  9. Anonymous
    November 24, 2008 / 4:39 pm

    Hello. I absolutely don’t expect you to post this in your comments, but have you had a dermatologist look at the mole/sun spot on your cheek? I had something that looked almost exactly the same,(same spot even) changed quickly like yours (I looked back a year or so on your blog)and it turned out to be pre-cancerous (actinic keratosis). Derm. froze it off and didn’t seem too concerned as it was treated early. We’ll just watch it from now on. Hopefully yours is nothing, but I wouldn’t feel right not saying anything. 🙂 God Bless!

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