One Of My Favorite Pants Ever: Zara Tuxedo Pant

outfit details // Zara Tuxedo pant, Sam Edelman Tristan heels

True story: I broke the zipper on these pants while trying to zip them for this shoot! Yup, that is a true, “I just had a baby” story. I was also devastated because these are one of my favorite pants ever! Even though I can’t fit into 90% of my pants right now without looking like the Michelin Man I still find myself trying to squeeze into them. I LOVE a good pant. I reach for my pants way before I reach for a dress. They are so chic and can make a real statement. These Zara Tuxedo pants at $39 are SUCH a steal! I have them in this color way and also white with a black stripe. I wear them ALL fall/winter/spring long! They have an elastic waist in the back which make them very mom friendly! I love pairing them with sneakers for a casual running around town look and then throwing on heels for a night out!

photos by Vanessa. The Reto Penguin

Never Have I Ever: Worn Leopard

Outfit Details // Zara Leopard Skirt, Zara SweaterHeart Sunglasses

Okay, so this is a little bit of a lie. I have worn a leopard before but it is never really my “thing”. I have friends who fall head-over-heels when they see a leopard piece. Me? I smile, nod, and walk away. I have never understood the obsession with it. So you can understand my shock when I opened a package from Zara, hoping to see a pair of navy pants, and laying there is a leopard skirt. Not only did they send me the wrong item, they sent me an item I would never ever wear! I threw the box on my floor with the intent to return it the next day. But, things got busy around the Hafner house and I never had time to return the “mistake”. Instead, I decided to see what all the fuss was about and tried on the damn thing. Well, I liked it. I didn’t love it right away, but I really liked it. A few days later, I loved it! I can’t say that I will be buying more leopard pieces in the future but I am pretty content with my skirt! I guess it goes to show, your style can seriously evolve!

If you are looking for a leopard piece, I have rounded up a few that I actually like (all under $150). Shop by clicking on the photos below:

 

Maternity Dresses To Get You Through Summer

This post was written in collaboration with Macy’s

// Outfit Details //
White Dress Outfit: Motherhood Maternity Lace-Trim Maxi Dress (also comes in blue), I.N.C. Hadwin Scallop Two-Piece SandalsNine West Woven Boater Hat, Modern Citizen Denim Jacket 

Blue + White Outfit:  Motherhood Maternity Rib-Knit Sheath DressSézane sneakers

When I first got pregnant I thought clothing I liked would be really easy. I never listened to people who said how difficult it was to find pieces that you actually wanted to wear. Well, their honesty started to become a reality when my bump began to grew and I needed new clothing. I kept buying pieces that I had to return. Either because the fit was off, the shape was off, or the style was just plain bad. I started to buy regular dresses a size or two larger, but this only lasted so long. It was time to find the right maternity line.

When I say I spend hundreds and hundreds on trying to find maternity clothing I would not be over exaggerating. I thought I needed to buy the expensive pieces for a better fit. WRONG! It wasn’t until a friend of mine told me about the large maternity selection at Macy’s that my mind opened. Their selection is not only HUGE but it has a wide variety of styles and price points. I was blown away. My favorite lines they carry: Motherhood Maternity and A Pea in the Pod. I found so many options from both of these designers.

My favorite pieces by far were these dresses I am showing today. I loved this Motherhood Maternity t-shirt dress. It is seriously the SOFTEST and most comfortable dress I have ever owned. My one regret, I didn’t find it sooner! While I loved the t-shirt dress, my husband loved the Motherhood Maternity white lace dress. It is such a beautiful dress for summer and extremely comfortable as well. I love that you can dress it up with accessories or just wear it around the pool with sandals. It would also be perfect for a date night, especially since it was the husbands favorite maternity dress I purchased in the last 9 months.

Overall, I cannot recommend enough going to look at Macy’s maternity. Their vast selection of options and price points makes it perfect for every expecting mom. I am so glad I found it but I wish I had known about their selection sooner. I guess that just means I know where to go for baby #2 🙂

For more style inspiration of Macy’s Maternity you can check out the #macysmaternity on Instagram

 

// Outfit Details //

White Dress Outfit – Motherhood Maternity Lace-Trim Maxi DressI.N.C. Hadwin Scallop Two-Piece SandalsNine West Woven Boater Hat, Modern Citizen Denim Jacket 

Blue + White Outfit – Motherhood Maternity Rib-Knit Sheath DressSézane sneakers

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