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!
Old Navy has a ton of really cute (& affordable) dresses right now! If you’re a dress girl but don’t have a ton of money this season to spend on everyday dresses, or if you’re pregnant like me and don’t want to spend a ton of money on any item of clothing right now, I suggest you check out their selection! I got this lavender one back in the spring and I really love it- the fit, the color, the print- it’s all so pretty. I always do really well for Amelia here and at Gap but not always for myself but I really was pleasantly surprised at their online collection for fall. Also, everything is 40% off right now!
dress: Old Navy (just bought this one for fall), sandals: Sole Society (last year), sunglasses: Illesteva, bag: J.Crew (old but use code WEEKOFSTYLE for 25% off through 8/28!)
Happy Thursday! I’m hoping to have Amelia’s 18 month update up here either tomorrow or Monday (I’m just waiting on pictures and can’t decide what to use, as usual). Thanks so much for reading!
It’s been much harder for me to dress this bump this time around for whatever reason. Finding something to wear that I haven’t already worn at least 10 times this summer (at least for the blog) has been extremely tough, considering I haven’t bought any maternity clothes yet except for the PinkBlush dress I received here (and I love it! Check my Instagram for a fun $75 giveaway to their shop!). I know you’ve seen this dress a handful of times already (or more, remember here and here) but I added a belt and some dressier sandals to make it look a little different.
dress: Nordstrom (last year), sandals: Sole Society, belt: BCBG, sunglasses: Ray-Ban, lips: Nars lip pencil in Red Square
Don’t forget to head over to Instagram (@brittanyannemonroe) to enter my $75 shop credit giveaway with PinkBlush! It ends tomorrow!
I really love this floral maternity dress from PinkBlush! I’m a big fan of swing dresses in general but I especially love them when I’m pregnant because they’re great for both before and after pregnancy and PinkBlush has the cutest maternity clothes! I also really like this striped dress (it’s fitted so will also work for before and after baby) and this floral maxi one and I LOVE this floral sweatshirt for fall and winter! I also really like this dress for fall- so cute with a pair of booties! I should also mention that PinkBlush has non-maternity clothes as well! Keep reading for a fun giveaway at the end of this post!
dress: Pink Blush c/o (sizes are very limited in the dress I’m wearing but click through to some of my other favorites above!), sandals: Just Fab, lips: Butter London Plush Rush in !!!
Guys, I’m really excited to be hosting a giveaway for a $75 gift card to PinkBlush!
DISCLOSURE: if you have won a PinkBlushgiveaway within the last 3 months, you are not eligible to enter to win again. Sorry!
1. Make sure you’re following me on Instagram (@brittanyannemonroe)
2. Leave a comment on my latest Instagram photo (the one where I’m wearing the floral dress showing off my bump!), like the photo, and tag 3 friends who would love wearing PinkBlush (you can tag up to an additional 5 friends for extra entries- each person tagged = 1 extra entry!).
The giveaway will run through next Wednesday and I will announce the winner on Thursday! Hope you all have a great weekend and good luck!
While I don’t wear a whole lot of bright prints anymore, I’m still a fan of print mixing. I like how these prints play off each other and how the opposite color schemes lend a fun element to the look while the black and white color scheme and the window pane pattern keep it classic. I added these pink sunglasses I got from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale for a pop of color and I love them! I kept a soft pink lip and black and white bag to keep the main focus on the outfit.
skirt: Nordstrom (old but love this version for right now and fall!), blouse: Target (last year), shoes: Just Fab, bag: Kate Spade, sunglasses: Illesteva
I hope you all had a great weekend (I know it’s Tuesday but I couldn’t get my act together in enough time yesterday to get up a post)! We spent our time with Joe’s family on the Chesapeake. Amelia and I went down on Wednesday so it was nice to get to spend a few extra days with everyone (if you follow along on Instagram, you probably saw the adorable picture of Amelia and our niece, Faith! You also probably read that I shattered my phone screen again… the second time this summer! So frustrating.). I’m also finally feeling better so I’m hoping to get back to a somewhat regular posting schedule over here really soon! I’m also looking forward to our 20 week ultrasound this week (we already know the gender- I had the blood test so we’ve known for a while- I’m hoping to announce that soon, too. This summer has been way too crazy and keeps throwing me off! Here’s to hoping some normalcy is restored soon.)! Have a great day, guys!
This dress is a few years old but I’ve had to really pull out some old favorites when trying to dress this bump lately. I’ve already had to pull out my maternity jeans and while I’m almost 20 weeks already, I was definitely not showing this much when I was 20 weeks pregnant with Amelia. Anyway, I added a belt and some neutral sandals for a weekend day of running errands when I wanted to feel “dressed” but still be comfortable.
dress: J.Crew (old), belt: J.Crew, sandals: Just Fab, sunglasses: Sole Society
I hope you all had a great weekend! We’ve all been sick for the last week (hence the lack of blog posts, again) so we used most of the weekend to recover and watch the Olympics. I really love the Olympics so it’s been on in our house since the Opening Ceremony on Friday! Anyone else? Happy Monday!
I love this 3/4 length tee that I got back in spring because it’s super lightweight and it’s striped so it’s perfect for the warmer months. I paired it with shorts for a laid back summer look (these are actually one of the only pair of shorts I have that fit me right now!) but it also looks really cute with jeans and a cardigan for fall, too.
shorts: Lucky Brand, tee: Nordstrom, flats: J.Crew
I know I’ve been pretty scarce here lately (and if you’re following along on Instagram, I haven’t been posting as regularly there either) but it’s been crazy over here. It seems like we’ve just had one thing happen after another. Last week I had some spotting issues that didn’t go away like my doctors would have liked so now I’m not allowed to pick up Amelia (or anything over 10 pounds) or do any type of squatting until 24 weeks and I’m being monitored every two. I’m 19 weeks this week so I still have 5 to go and it can be pretty overwhelming at times (we’re basically confined to the house because I can’t even get her in her car seat or stroller). Then, Amelia got an eye infection last week, Joe and I both have colds now (and have been sick all weekend), and last night we found out that Amelia has an infection in her other eye, an ear infection, and a cold! So, needless to say, we’ve been concentrating on getting lots of rest and recovering these past few days/weeks. It stinks being sick but it’s even worse seeing your baby sick so I’m really hoping she’s feeling better soon.
Also, don’t forget that the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is still happening- prices go up August 8th so it won’t be here that much longer! Have a great day, guys!
Guys, if you haven’t checked out the #NSale yet (though I’m sure most of you have a hundred times over), check it out now! Items are selling out really quickly so if there’s something you’ve had your eye on but have been hesitant about buying, I would go for it! I’ve had my eye on a few things in particular and they sold out before I could make up my mind about them (namely the Tory Burch bags in this post and this one)! I hope you all have a great weekend and a happy Friday!
This dress is one of my favorites. I bought it before I got pregnant and I’m thankful I did because now it’s one of the few that fit me still! I also love swing dresses for transitioning to fall because they look great with a chunky cardigan (like this one) and booties. It’s from Nordstrom but not included in the #NSale but I did share some similar dresses below that are included… they’re selling out fast, though, so be sure to pick up your favorites (you can always return what you don’t love or what doesn’t fit right later- Nordstrom also offers free returns!)! Be sure to check out more of my picks here and here!
dress: Nordstrom, shoes: Just Fab
I hope you all have a great day! We’ve been stuck in the house for the past two days (since I can’t pick Amelia up, I can’t put her in her carseat or stroller to go anywhere) but I’m trying to make the best of it by getting organized (blog planning, making my personal to do list, paying the bills, and maybe even meal planning… I need to do some cleaning, too, but my list is getting pretty long already!)! I definitely need to get my to do lists and house projects under control before this new baby is here! Anyone have any tips on time management with a toddler?
Shop similar dresses that are a part of the #NSale:
This summer I’ve been all about simple summer style. It’s been a couple of weeks now (actually, probably closer to a month) that many of my clothes are starting to not fit this growing baby bump so with less and less options, I’ve kind of been forced to keep it simple. When I was pregnant with Amelia, I was still hardly showing at 20 weeks so the fact that my belly is so much bigger now at 18 weeks and I started showing so much earlier (I’m pretty sure I started showing at like 10 weeks this time, even though I’ve been slacking on the bump updates) is crazy to me… it also means that I have zero maternity clothes for warm weather.
shorts: J.Crew Factory (old), tee: J.Crew Factory, sandals: Just Fab, bag: Kate Spade
Sorry about being MIA around here late last week- I found out last Monday that I wasn’t able to pick up Amelia (or much at all) for two weeks for medical reasons relating to this pregnancy and it’s been pretty tough. I ended up going to the beach with my Aunt (she’s pretty amazing) on Wednesday to relax and so I’d have some help (and by some, I mean she literally did everything for Amelia- thanks again, Aunt Roe!)! My mom came down on Thursday afternoon and my grandparents and Joe were there on Friday so by then we had lots of help which was really nice. It was also my birthday weekend and a pretty wonderful way to spend it! We came home yesterday afternoon and had dinner and cake with Joe’s family and then came home and relaxed. It was pretty perfect!