Thursday, September 22, 2016

Maternity Musts

I remember writing this post last year when I had Lila and I have to say dressing while pregnant in the summer is a totally different ballgame than dressing in the cooler months. I lived in leggings and oversized sweaters and sweatshirts when I was pregnant with both Hunter and Lila (both spring babies!). And everyone kept telling me dressing while pregnant in the summer was much easier because you could just wear loose fitting dresses that you already owned. Let me start out by saying that I did, indeed, find this statement to be true…for a hot second. But as my baby grew, and my stomach expanded, I found it harder and harder to get dressed everyday. The dresses that had fit me in May and early June stopped fitting me come July. I pretty much had a rotation of outfits that I wore and the second I would get home from being out, that outfit would come off and the sweatpants would come on.

Now that I have officially been pregnant during every season, I can honestly say being pregnant (and I mean really pregnant) in the cooler months is a billion times easier than being pregnant in the summer- both clothing wise and pregnancy wise. However, no matter what time of year I've been pregnant my list of must haves has pretty much stayed the same::

  • Leggings:: these are my favorites. And these are super comfy, too- I've had them through all three pregnancies. 
  • Fitted tees:: bought this style in every neutral color and in the tank and long sleeve version, too!
  • Denim:: still a big believer in good quality denim that will take you from start to finish- splurged and bought this pair back in the spring and I love them! And they are on sale! 
  • Water Bottle:: This is the one new thing I added to my "Must" list. I'm always thirsty when I'm pregnant, especially towards the end. I finally picked up one of these water bottles and I legit use it day and night. I bought the large size and I fill it up every night and it keeps my water ice cold all night long (it can also keep beverages hot for 12 hours). Can't believe it took me so long to buy one!
  • Bathrobe:: I'm actually embarrassed to say how much time I spent in my bathrobe these past few months. Let's just say it was a LOT. In fact my nephew came over just the other day and the first thing he did was look me up and down and ask with a truly perplexed look on his face, "Why are you wearing that??" My answer: Because I'm huge and nothing else feels comfortable to me. SO if you are pregnant- Now's the time to invest in a good quality robe! Plus, you will definitely want something comfy to lounge around the house in once baby comes. 
Tips:: Although time seems to come to halt during your last few months of pregnancy, I swear it goes by quickly. Try and use as much as you can of your pre-pregnancy wardrobe. Chunky, oversized sweaters in the cooler months are perfect!

Here are some more maternity musts::

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Lust List

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Etsy Find Of The Week :: Southern Linens

Monogram Applique Sham / Monogrammed Sham / Pillowcase / Bedding

I am hugely obsessed with monograms. I almost find it stressful to pick out the perfect style, font and colors there are sometimes just too many choices! I finally made a decision and purchased an applique euro sham (like the one above) from Southern Linens and I cannot wait to add it to my bed!

Southern Linens offers bedding ( many different pillow options), burp cloths, cocktail napkins, shower curtains, kitchen dish towels .. it goes on! If you are looking to add monogram to your home or in need of a gift Southern Linens is the place to get it!

Friday, September 16, 2016

Friday Favorites :: Bomber Jackets

Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner Have Mastered The Art Of Twinning  -

We are halfway through September and the air is slowly shifting into cooler temps but we are still not quite ready for a full on coat. We love early Fall outfits paired with a bomber jacket. They are sporty and light weight, making it perfect for September and early October.

Our girl crushes above are absolutely nailing the bomber jacket with their everyday looks. I prefer my bomber slightly oversize a "boyfriend" fit if you will. I am totally in love with this one for a more sporty look ( here is another sporty one but for less!) and this one for more nighttime look.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Lust List

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Tuesday Shoesday :: Loeffler Randall Ambra Flat

I basically lived in slip on sneakers last year and wanted so badly to invest in a pair of lace up flats to change it up but could never decide which pair I wanted. I stopped in Club Monaco a few weeks ago and saw the Loeffler Randall Ambra flat and fell in love. I ended up getting them in the chestnut suede color and I have to say they do not disappoint. They run true to size and are surprisingly super comfortable. The Ambra flat comes in a variety of colors- we love this one. We even found this fun pair on sale!


Friday, September 9, 2016

Friday Favorites :: Mansur Gavriel

Ever since Kaitlin included this Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bag in our weekly Lust List, I haven't been able to get the bag out of my head. I'm particularly drawn to the rich color of the suede and absolutely love all three colors it comes in for the fall. If I had to choose one color, I think I would go with the Brick. It also comes in a mini style just in case you are looking for something slightly smaller. The Bucket Bag is a classic and timeless piece that will never go out of style. Shop some more colors below::


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