I was telling a friend today it’s that time of year that two things happen to me: I decide I want a baby like right now and that I only want to wear sweaters and jeans. Since 9 months stands in the way of the first thing happening, I shall go with a simple pair of jeans and a sweater. It’s the cheaper alternative, really. 

Also, this is not an announcement that I am having a baby. But this is an announcement that at some time in my life I will hopefully have a baby around Christmas time. Till then, I shall hold my dog baby tight and dress him in children’s clothing and wigs. 


Sweater: Anthropologie

Jeans: Gap

Booties: c/o Payless 2011 // Similar

Tote: Madewell

Earrings: c/o Bauble Bar

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  1. hahahah!  my dog is my baby too, and i always get baby fever around the holidays too!   love that sweater!  happy holidays!

  2. Haha you're hilarious. I don't have any pets but I've been on the lookout for a Christmas sweater for my parent's cat. Animals belong in clothes. We don't walk around naked, do we? No, we wear clothes and even blog about it. So animals should, too. At least wear clothes, if not blog about it. 😉

    Love love love that sweater, by the way. So cute.

  3. If the thing about your dog baby in clothes and wigs is true, which it probably isn't, then you must post photos online. 

  4. Oh, I feel exactly the same way. Christmastime is the only time when I can honestly picture myself wanting a baby. Giving presents and dressing cute kids up in winter clothing is the best.

    Also, I am obsessed with those shoes! Are those cutouts or studs?


  5. 1. My dog baby doesn't cry or keep me up at night – and she totally looks adorable in Christmas clothing – so I'm with you there.
    2. I love your sweater AND your jeans. I really need to get in on the boyfriend fit thing. Two years late in the game.


  6. & I thought I was the only one… I always want to send out those sweet little announcement-picture-Christmas-card-thingys, they are too adorable. Alas, I'm not pregnant (on purpose), but my friend is & she got to send out those card-thingys, so I shall live vicariously through her! 

    Oh, & love your shoes!

  7. Um, I think I speak for all of your readers when I say… please post a picture of your doggy in children's clothes and a wig!  You look so cute, I just love that sweater! Happy Holidays! 🙂

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  8. I love that sweater! 
    I bet your dog loves to be dressed up in wigs and clothes. I used to do that to our cats. Poor things. It was fun. 🙂

  9. haha  love it Kendi! I hope the store is going great for you! 🙂 I look forward to the day when you dress a baby bump 🙂
    <3 Kastles

  10. you may want to rethink the baby at christmas! my little guy was born last year on the 22nd and i'm already getting sad about people not being able to make his first b-day party b/c of christmas plans. 🙁 i think we are going to do some half birthday celebrations in the future!

  11. i don't know how you do it day after day after day after day!  http://www.thismomsgonnasnap.com

  12. ha ha! need to see a photo of your dog in children's clothing and wings! 

    Love the sweater.


  13. Dog babies are a great filler while waiting for baby babies 🙂 Have a Merry Christmas!


  14. Great sweater! I love it when you dress casual. It makes my casual look frumpy, but I'm okay with that. I just need to find cuter shoes w/o heels b/c heels and my feet are not friends. 

  15. Feeling the same things around here, too! We're contemplating our 3rd, and all I want to wear is sweaters and jeans! But I only have a couple of sweaters – might need to shop!

  16. lmao. It is so hectic having kids with December Birthdays. My two have the SAME bday at the beginning of December and it is unreal. Aim for March, and loan me that sweater since you will be growing! 

  17. Love this outfit. I could live in sweaters and jeans :). Having a child around Christmas time is so much fun. Seeing Christmas through their eyes is magical. I love it.



  18. Just a perfect outfit!! Love a good sweater and boyfriend jeans!


  19. Yeah, having babies around during Christmas time is precious…


  20. i mean by next Christmas. lol  the post should have read:

    Two things: Have a baby by next Christmas; this is my favorite outfit of yours.

  21. Having kids around at Christmas is wonderful (I have 4 yr. old twins).  They just get so excited, it's priceless!   Love your looks, so simple and chic.  
    xo Lulu

  22. Wait you with a baby – that would be the most precious thing ever!!!! Can't wait to hear that announcement 🙂 And this sweater… so gosh darn cute!

  23. I am so clucky myself – so I feel you! I also feel you on the desire to keep things casual. Love love love that sweater and those oxfords are gorgeous x

  24. Can never go wrong w stripes. Also, got the shock of my life may 2010 when I found out I was due w a surprise baby last Christmas. I'm happy to hear you LIKE the idea of having a Christmas baby! Mine's a gem who turns one on Christmas Eve, and was a fantastic little Santa surprise. Plus I'd love to see 6 mos of maternity posts from you!

  25. Boo! Babies are too expensive! Stick with jumpers.
    xoxowww.prettylittlefawn.blogspot.comPS: Head over to my blog if you love cat dresses, vintage, thrifting, clogs and whimsy!

  26. I'm right there with you, but in sweatpants and a less attractive sweater.

  27. you are just too funny! love the sweater, colors are amazing…. in that first picture you look a little but like jenny lewis.

  28. hahah I love this post. (: Great look! Nothing is better than a good pair of jeans and a cozy sweater!


  29. You are so funny! But I totally agree with wanting a baby around the holidays! I had my son end of Oct so he would be little and cuddly for the holidays!!

  30. I usually just create a Pinterest board dedicated to babies / baby clothing / baby style / baby room decor / baby activities and that makes my desire for children go away. Also I realize I'm 19 and can barely manage to put gas in my car let alone care for a human being. But ya know. 

    Cute outfit. As usual. 


  31. Love the outfit.
    Are you planning to reinstate 30 for 30? I only discovered it after the last one ended, and I, and I am sure many others, love the idea.

  32. Love that sweater! I want it! And your booties are cute too. By the way, you're not the only one who treats their fur baby as a human baby. My little Todd eats it up!

    xo Ashleyluckylittlebird.blogspot.com

  33. This is one of my absolute favorites. You look so darling all the time but there's something so feminine and graceful you've added to the basic sweater and jeans.

  34. Gorgeous colorblock sweater, Kendi! Also, you and Brian would make the CUTEST babies!! If you get a minute, I’d love to know what you think of
    my latest outfit post!

    xo, elle from Living
    in Color.

  35. You.are.hilarious. Fingers crossed for a Christmas baby for you so poor baby Carlos can give up wigs and children's clothing.

  36. Really like the color block sweater! It reminds me of J.Crew's version of the color block sweater. Great find! 

    Check out my newest outfit and follow if you'd like! 🙂


  37. Well, you are just stupid adorable.  And I'm jealous because I'd like to dress like you do, and look like I just walked out of someone's catalog, but my shape and size is all wrong (I can wear a girls' size 14 jeans because I'm tiny and only 5'4" but I'm long-waisted and have superlong monkey arms.  So nothing fits right.  Ever.)

    So where do I start if I want to look cute but don't know how???????

    And you do NOT want a baby a Christmastime.  I only say this because I was once pregnant at Christmastime (my daughter's birthday is January 8) and watching everyone have holiday food and wine and drinks while I couldn't even sit comfortably made me depressed.  In my opinion, it would be much better to have a baby in fall so that by the time Christmas comes, you can dress the baby in awesome clothes AND have all the fun that comes with the holidays.  🙂

  38. Is it wrong that I want you to have a baby just so I can ooh and aaah over your maternity fashion? Of course even if you got busy rightthissecond it wouldn't do me any good since I'm already 7 months along. Ah well.

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