A few of my favorite things...I love the color green, pearls, anything vintage, Jane Austen, the sea, anything sweet, baking, traveling, a good book, my morning coffee, fairy tales, afternoon teas, lace...
Hi! My name is Brittany and Lizzie and Jane is where my loves of literature, travel, food, and fashion come together. Lizzie and Jane is named for the two eldest sisters in my favorite novel, Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen. So many facets of this story, time period, and author both inspire and fascinate me in every aspect of my life so much so that my name has really become synonymous to the novel to those who know me. My hope is for Lizzie and Jane to also be a place of inspiration and fascination, whether it is to offer an outfit idea; to talk about fashion trends and current obsessions; or to take a step back and relax and read a recipe or two to try over the weekend; to find a good new book; or just to look at pictures of pretty places and clothes. Enjoy!
Sorry about the lack of posts these few days (I’ve been trying to keep myself to a schedule of posting at least 3 times per week) but I feel like we’ve been living at CHOP lately. Amelia had a sleep study last Thursday where we had to spend the night at the hospital (all still looks great!), then she had an appointment with ENT yesterday (where we found out she’ll probably need another tube in the left ear… I know there are worse things but for all of the surgeries she is already going to have to have, it’s never fun to add another one, no matter how small), and today we have an appointment with the allergist to finally figure out what her allergies include… we already suspect tree nuts and strawberries and have been prescribed an Epi Pen Jr. but it will be nice to finally know for sure what they are and the severity of each. This tunic sweater isn’t maternity but it’s the perfect length for covering this bump (its perfect for leggings, too, and it comes in two more colors!)! Also, I’ve been wearing this baseball hat on repeat since I got it. Honestly I almost put this hat back on the shelf instead of buying it (because I really didn’t think I’d need another hat or that I’d wear it enough) but Joe talked me into getting it and I’m so glad he did (and it’s only $19!)!
sweater: Nordstrom, jeans: A Pea in the Pod, flats: JustFab (similar here and here), hat: Nordstrom, watch: Fossil (old)
Does anyone have any fun fall activities planned for this week? I feel like fall is such a short season and even though it’s not over for a while yet, I always think October is the best month for squeezing everything in as the weather is usually best then and the fall foliage is at its peak. Things have been so crazy lately with Joe traveling, our anniversary trip, Amelia’s doctor appointments, and trying to get everything in order for the new baby (we’re not even close to being ready) that we haven’t really been able to fit much in as far as fall activities go (or anything else, for that matter). We did take Amelia to our local farm/orchard yesterday, though, and we got some cider doughnuts and caramel apples and walked around with hot chocolate and hot cider which was really nice! I’m really hoping to go apple picking (I’ve never been) by the end of the month so here’s to hoping we can squeeze that in somewhere! And maybe if I get really good at this balancing act/time management thing I’ll even get some grocery shopping and meal planning done (I’ve definitely fallen way off the wagon there)! Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you all have a great day!
I have been wearing these necklaces from Made By Mary literally nonstop since I received them (except for in the shower, of course). I’ve been looking for something like this engraved piece ever since before Amelia was born but I could never decide on what I wanted… until I saw this bar necklace (it also comes in rose gold and silver). I love the simplicity and delicacy of it, the fact that it fits more than one name (I’ve actually seen up to three names on this necklace), and that it can be layered with other pieces, like this crescent necklace. Here, I’m wearing them with this look I wore for our road trip to West Virginia last week. I like to be comfortable when traveling (hence the leggings) but adding some jewelry and other classic elements, such as a striped tee, help me to still feel put together. I also loved that this necklace reminded me of my two babies every time I saw it (not that I don’t think of them all of the time anyway, I just also feel comforted by and enjoy physical reminders).
necklaces: Made By Mary c/o, tee: Hatch, leggings: Nordstrom (my absolute favorite!), sneakers: Converse, hat: Nordstrom, scarf: Target (old)
I’m pretty sure that next to my engagement ring, this engraved bar necklace is my favorite piece of jewelry that I own. If you haven’t already, make sure to check out and follow Made by Mary on Instagram (or you can like them on Facebook)! It’s nice to see how other people have put together their pieces- they can all be layered or worn separately and make really great and thoughtful personalized gifts. I’m actually thinking about getting my Mom these bracelets for Christmas with the initials of her grandchildren on them (she likes a more layered look but you could do a bar necklace like I have and put multiple names on there or even initials!). There are so many options!
Hope you’re all having a great week so far! Thanks so much for stopping by!
I love these leggings. They’re extremely comfortable and they work just as well with regular clothes and flats as they do with a ball cap and sneakers. Even though they’re not maternity (and I seriously need to invest in a pair of maternity/support leggings), I’ve been wearing these a lot… as in more often than I should admit.
leggings: Nordstrom, tee: Old Navy, cardigan: Nordstrom, boots: Frye
Hope you all had a great weekend! Sorry about the lapse in posting- Joe and I spent Wednesday through Friday of last week at The Greenbrier in West Virginia as sort of a combined 6 year anniversary trip and a babymoon before baby #2 arrives (only 10 weeks or less!). It was really nice to be able to sit back and relax for a bit. I’ll be sharing more on our stay there soon! Thanks so much for stopping by!
If I’m being honest, jeans really haven’t been much on my radar this season. Not that I don’t love a good pair of jeans (probably one of the biggest staples in my non-pregnant wardrobe), I just haven’t decided if I want to invest in another pair of maternity jeans… I’m not sure whether or not this will be my last time being pregnant and with only a little over 2 months to go, I’m just on the fence about purchasing another pair. I’ve been trying to get away with as much non-maternity pieces as I can but it’s getting pretty close to impossible these days! I also feel like my personal style has been changing a lot lately from bright and trendy to more muted and classic. I’m definitely having a navy and maroon moment but am really loving my neutrals, too. It’s been a pretty significant transition for my wardrobe as a lot of my current clothes and shoes are pretty colorful (I have a lavender pair of wedges, light blue heels, and lemon colored wedges waiting for a color spurt to return… but I don’t think it will…). Even in my current state of nesting and my overwhelming desire to get rid of things we no longer use, I’m finding that it’s so tough to let go of things you once loved so much, even if you never wear them! Anyway, I hope you enjoy shopping my October wish list!
Looking back, this dress was short! I knew it was short when I tried it this day but, because of this growing bump, pretty much every dress is too short so I didn’t think too much of it until seeing these photos.Anyway, this was one of my favorite fall dresses from last year. I love the navy and maroon stripes and the flared fit and it looks just as cute with tall boots as it does with booties (remember this post?!)! As much as I love layering, I really do love a simple look, too, and until this past week or so, it’s still been much too warm for a whole lot of layering.
dress: Nordstrom (last year, similar here), booties: Sam Edelman, earrings: Kendra Scott
Are you following along on Instagram?! Yesterday I posted about how we got another look at baby #2 via ultrasound and he looks great! He’s measuring right on time (a couple days ahead, actually) but he’s breech. They say he still has lots more time to move around since I’m only 28 weeks so fingers crossed! Hope you all have a great day! Thanks so much for stopping by!
It’s pretty much near impossible to get this kid to sit still, let alone pose, for a picture anymore (#toddlerproblems… anyone else?!) but I did manage to get a few cute ones of her loving on her new Bla Bla Kids dolls. We actually got her this Esther the hippo doll (mini) for Christmas last year but when Bla Bla Kids sent us this Harmony the mermaid doll (and Socks the Fox– I have to keep hiding that one from her because it’s for the new baby) she developed an immediate attachment! I’m not exaggerating when I say that she won’t put this doll down- for a while we even had to put her in the high chair with her at meal times!
mermaid and hippo dolls: Bla Bla Kids (mermaid c/o)
I love that the dolls are 100% cotton and handmade in Peru (there’s also two really cute alpacas- Macchu and Picchu!) and that they’re good quality and really cute- when Amelia isn’t dragging Esther the hippo and Harmony the mermaid around I use them as part of her room decor! Though I haven’t personally tried them yet, they also have really cute crib sheets, pillows, rattles, room decor, and more.
Shoes are one my my favorite things to buy for a new season, especially fall. I’ve rounded up some of my favorites here (I already bought these!)! Most of these shoes are at really affordable price points- these flats look just like the Chloe ones and these otk boots are under $180 and are a look-a-likes for the Stuart Weitzman Lowland Boots! I know we all have to pick and choose what pieces we invest in and though I know both of those would be a great investment, I just can’t justify it (though year after year I continue to wish that I’d bought them the previous year, especially the boots). I don’t mind investing in a shoe, especially a boot or a flat, when I know it’s going to last and when I can wear it for at least 3 seasons but it’s also reality that I just can’t afford to invest in every piece that I want. So, I hope you find something that works for you here!
While I do love my typical fall colors such as olive, maroon, camel, and navy, I’m really loving shades of pink this season. This dusty rose color in particular is really pretty on its own but it also complements most of the aforementioned colors. I’m actually looking forward to pairing this dress with my olive or camel cardigan (I think it would even work with rust!), some booties and a floppy hat soon!
dress: Topshop (also comes in 4 other colors!), pumps: Nine West (old, similar here), bag: Rebecca Minkoff
Happy Monday! Hope you all have a great day! Check out my Instagram (the picture with Amelia and the pumpkins) for a fun giveaway with Freshly Picked (ends 10/8)!
This dress is pretty old but I still love it! I always think I have so many dresses but whenever I’m looking for one to wear, I feel like I don’t have anything. I knew I wanted Amelia to wear stripes (preferably blue, which she just so happened to have!) with her red Hunter Boots but I wasn’t sure I had anything that would work with that (because apparently my basics are severely lacking). Luckily, I had this dress! My boots are pretty old too, like 7+ years old, but I’ve been really wanting another pair because I love the high gloss!
on Britt: dress: Madewell (old, love this plaid one), boots: Hunter Boots, hat: Nordstrom
on Amelia: dress: Old Navy (love their baby and kids clothes- so cute and great prices!), sweater: Gap (extra 25% off today with code EVENT), boots: Hunter Boots (thanks Aunt Cathy!), bow: Loopty Loo c/o
Happy Friday! I’m really hoping that we can get Amelia’s room finished this weekend! I’m in serious nesting mode and have been wanting to re-do every room in our house lately, including our bedroom which we just did before we got pregnant (or before we found out, at least) so I need to get one room done, at least, so I can focus on other areas before I drive myself (and probably Joe) crazy.
Usually the items on my wish list don’t work out to be an outfit or a particular look but this month it seemed to happen that way. I would wear this tee with these leggings and cardigan (I actually have the leggings and the cardigan so I can honestly attest to how great they are),and probably will, all fall. I’d also even wear these booties with this look to dress it up a bit. Add a chunky blanket scarf like this one and you’ve got the perfect fall uniform!