Striped Tunic

Stripes and Jeans

Man… outfit posts are becoming harder and harder to get up these days, you guys! Every time I do a photo shoot, I feel like clothes don’t sit right on my body, or I just look ridiculous traipsing around in outfits. Also, it’s really hard to walk in heels!

I know that this look is super simple, but great-fitting jeans and a (non-maternity) tunic just work. This is real life what I wear most days (minus the heels, let’s be real) when I leave the house. The combo always looks good and I feel great wearing it. I was shocked that my Good American jeans still fit… granted I had to use a hair tie to hold them together because they definitely weren’t about to button, but it was nice to wear something other than maternity jeans for once. They are so stretchy that they were shockingly still comfortable too.

I shot these while plant shopping at Terrain last week. Anel and I are trying to fill our living room and kitchen with plants to bring a little more life to our house, and we’ve been doing a ton of research on what are the best indoor plants that aren’t too hard to take care of… like our sad Fiddle Leaf Fig tree that died in six months, despite our best efforts. I’ll keep you posted on the process, but any insight would be helpful!

In other news, I wrote a post over on my Motherhood page about must-read pregnancy books. I’ve been recommended so many books but many of them don’t resonate and it can be overwhelming with all of the advice out there. My list of five must-read booksย during pregnancy will help you narrow it down to my favorites.

Lands End Tunic ($39)/ Good American Jeans / Sam Edelman Pumps / Gigi New York Bag c/o

Good American Jeans

Plant Shopping

Photos by Courtney Ann Photography.


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  1. Brittany Olander said:

    I’m so intrigued by those good american jeans- people are obsessed! they look amazing on you!

    xo, brittany
    cool backpack roundup on my blog today!

    5.16.17 · Reply
    • They’re great! Especially if you have hips or curves of any kind. Just size down (I sized down two sizes actually).

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  2. Dana Mannarino said:

    Ummm this is SO something I would wear right now. I love that tunic and AE makes the best jeans!

    Pink Champagne Problems

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  3. Indoor plants: I think your space is ripe for a bunch of orchids planted in a long cache pot of some type (easy way to get flowers in your space, and incorporate blue and white too!). We also have a couple indoor black and white birds of paradise plants that we put in a huge pot in our living room. It’s fun watching the leaves grow and unfurl and it adds a lot of height to the space which is great. Also SUPER easy to maintain! I dump leftover tea pot water on it maybe twice per week, but sometimes I forget and she’s fine.

    It’s probs not your style (def more Californian ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) but I think succulents are always a great option. You could find a beautiful planter, then plant a series of round succulents. We have a bunch in our planter boxes on our patio, and surprise surprise, if you have them in a sunny spot, most of them will flower at various times of the year, so you still get pretty (and cute!) little blooms throughout the seasons. Right now we have one that put out these beautiful, delicate yellow flowers; in the fall and winter, several of them vine and put out bright pink ones.

    Last idea: an indoor olive tree in a big pot, set inside a woven basket. Totes your style. <3

    5.16.17 · Reply
    • I agree with Victoria, an olive tree would be perfect and so you!

      We sadly just killed one of our fiddle leaf figs too. Although I’m not usually a fan of fake plants, there are some good looking faux fiddles out there and I’m considering one.

      The one that died is in the entryway which gets no light (hence its demise) but looks perfect there. We have another that’s thriving, and it’s right by the sliding doors in my husband’s office. Apparently sunshine is important to plants. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      5.16.17 · Reply
      • Thanks you guys! Love the idea of an olive tree. I also love succulents for the kitchen so will probably get a bunch of those too.

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  4. Belinda said:

    Would love to hear what you plants end up working! I’m always on the hunt for low-maintenance plant recommendations. Keeping plants alive is such a struggle for me (mostly because I forget about them… I straight up thought a plant we had was fake until I saw my husband watering it six months after it was gifted to us).
    Also love the outfit – proof that jeans and stripes are wardrobe staples no matter what!

    Belinda |

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    • Will definitely be sharing that as soon as I figure it out myself ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. Kristie W said:

    Stripes + denim are a winning combo in my book, any day any time! A pop of color with shoes or accessories adds some fun!

    No advice on the plants… I once killed some green plant that was supposed to be indestructible #blackthumb here

    5.16.17 · Reply
    • Agreed! And sounds like we have the same black thumb…

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  6. Christine said:

    I know I’m a bit late to the party, but I’d love to know if you are wearing your normal size or if you sized up for the tunic. I’m sure outfit posts are a challenge, but keep them coming you’ve given me so many ideas I’m hoping to be able to put to use in the near future!

    5.19.17 · Reply
    • Hi Christine! I sized up to a medium and it’s perfect for my bump. I think I can probably wear this all the way up until the end with the upsizing.

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  7. Katie said:

    This outfit looks so cute on you, Julia! I, of course, love the stripes and your pink heels are so fun!


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  8. Kim said:

    I commend you for wearing jeans while pregnant! I feel like I would avoid them and wear dresses or leggings, even in the winter, because I find jeans to be uncomfortable enough as it is haha!

    Simply Lovebirds

    5.25.17 · Reply