Polka Dot Mini

Friday, January 13, 2017


Tart Hat - c/o Marshalls
Sam Edelman Heels - Ross













Finding a non-maternity dress (that fits!) when you're almost 8 months pregnant is always an exciting moment. And this beauty was under $50, so it was really hard to pass up. I've been opting for loose dresses, because it's something I will be more likely to wear after the baby arrives. It's nice giving the bump some room to breathe and not feel so constricted. As I'm hitting 32 weeks, you will be seeing dresses a lot more!

Disclosure: I have received free products or value from Marshalls or The TJX Companies, Inc. 
in connection with my affiliation with Marshalls Project FAB
As always, all opinions are my own.

Slowing Down

Saturday, January 7, 2017


 

Suede jacket, Paige jeans, Sam Edelman studded heels - c/o Marshalls
Alexis blouse - Nordstrom Rack







Yesterday I reached the 31 week mark in my pregnancy. I was thinking that in around 8 weeks I'll have another little one, sleepy eyes, and a full(er) heart. I'm really taking the time to slow down, especially on work, and savor these few weeks with Uriah. I know a lot of parents always say that they struggle or have fear around this time when they're expecting their second. When the time comes and our sweet baby is here, my heart will double in size and not even think twice about any fears or nervousness of having two. And I can't wait to see Uriah holding his brother or sister. 

Now let's talk about this outfit! Certain items are worth the splurge - that great bag you've been eying, a nude heel that goes with literally everything, jeans that are like a second skin. The list goes on! While splurging may be difficult at the time, there isn't one investment piece that I regret purchasing. I find most of them when the item goes on sale or if I'm able to score them at Marshalls. I'm sure you've seen suede jackets all over Instagram or Pinterest, because they are huge this season. It's a great texture to add to your outfit and they come in so many more colors than typical leather jackets do. When I spotted this beauty at Marshalls for under $100, it wasn't hard to pull the trigger! I brought some more texture into the outfit with a feminine blouse by Alexis and killer studded heels. Opting for beautiful textures and details can elevate what may seem like a simple outfit to a chic one.

Disclosure: I have received free products or value from Marshalls or The TJX Companies, Inc. 
in connection with my affiliation with Marshalls Project FAB
As always, all opinions are my own.


Flutter Sleeves

Wednesday, December 28, 2016


Blank NYC Suede Vest & Levis Jeans c/o Marshalls
Topshop Booties
H&M Blouse











Flutter sleeves have made their way into so many girls' wardrobes this year. Whether on a thick sweater or a delicate chiffon - ruffled and bell sleeves are a huge staple for the season. I have seen so many cute options on Instagram and out shopping - most are a cropped fit, which I absolutely love, but wouldn't be able to wear until next spring/summer. I've been on the hunt for a longer silhouette to fit my baby bump and spotted this beauty at H&M for under $10. The delicate accents like the ruffled neckline and sheer material provided a nice contrast against the edgy suede and zippered details on this Blank NYC vest. When I'm purchasing items like jackets or vests, I tend to stick to neutrals because I know they will provide the most versatility for my closet. And this Blank NYC jacket was too good to pass up, especially for under $75. Gotta love those Marshalls prices!

Disclosure: I have received free products or value from Marshalls or The TJX Companies, Inc. 
in connection with my affiliation with Marshalls Project FAB
As always, all opinions are my own.



Dressing For Pregnancy

Monday, December 19, 2016


Free People Dress - c/o Marshalls
Stuart Weitzman Boot
Karen Walker Sunglasses









I'll admit, the idea of dressing in anything but leggings or sweats while your pregnant seems daunting. Will I be comfortable? Will I ever wear that again? Wait, is that a button on those jeans? Ladies, you're preaching to the choir! There are mornings when the idea of squeezing into jeans seems impossible or buying a sweater that you will only wear for 2 more months seems like a total waste of money. Cue the pregnancy tears (thanks, hormones). Here are some of my tips for staying fashionable, keeping in budget, and feeling incredible for pregnancy!

1. Invest in good jeans
This is key! If you only splurge on one item, make it an amazing pair of denim. Don't be fooled, it doesn't have to be designer! ASOS carries a killer line of maternity wear and it's all very affordable. You can dress them up, dress them down, and they're perfect for when you're in a rush and need an outfit. I've linked a few pairs below - no pair is over $75!

2. You can still try on regular clothes!
You can still shop at stores that aren't "maternity" or have a maternity line. There are plenty of options out there that are friendly for all trimesters and items that you can wear post-baby. Dresses are a great option for comfort and easily can be worn after pregnancy and they'll make you feel like a million bucks! I scored this one by Free People from Marshalls and felt comfortable all day in it. I've purchased a lot of my pregnancy wardrobe from Marshalls, because they have on-trend items that don't cost an arm and a leg. No guilt!

3. Stick with what you like
Just because your body is changing, it doesn't mean your style has to change too! This also helps in being able to incorporate items into your outfits that you already have in your wardrobe. Jackets and vests are one of my favorite ways to amp up an outfit. Plus, no matter how big your belly gets...they'll always fit.

4. Embrace the bump
Don't be afraid of bold prints or body-con dresses. In early pregnancy, there's a thin line between a food baby or a real baby, but as the months go on and your tummy grows embrace your new shape. Opt for form fitting outfits or bold prints -- don't be afraid to dress up.


Being pregnant doesn't mean giving up your personal style. There are so many stylish maternity options, no matter what your shape is. If you feel great- wear it! 

Disclosure: I have received free products or value from Marshalls or The TJX Companies, Inc. 
in connection with my affiliation with Marshalls Project FAB
As always, all opinions are my own.

















Cashmere and Studs

Wednesday, December 14, 2016



Tracy Reese dress & Tahari cashmere sweater -- c/o Marshalls
Sunglasses & Booties -- Nordstrom










Every season I purchase a piece or two that is a true investment. Last year it was an All Saints jacket and Stuart Weitzman boots; this year I decided to bite the bullet and purchase my first cashmere sweater. I wanted one that could be worn with countless outfits and was a color that would work well with items in my closet. I was shopping for Christmas decor at Marshalls and decided to walk through the sweater section. I wasn't expecting to find a cashmere sweater and was so surprised to find this amazing one. I didn't even try it on! it immediately went in my cart. This sweater is something that would normally be a couple hundred dollars and a little crying on the inside at the register, but instead I was able to score a beautiful 100% cashmere vest by Tahari at Marshalls for under $100! I've worn it countless times since picking it up just a few weeks ago; it's the perfect neutral color and I love the length. Paired with a studded Tracy Reese dress (also scored from Marshalls) and simple black booties made for a chic outfit for a stroll downtown.

This week marks 7 months and this little babe is moving 24/7. Just a few more months and we will find out if we're having a boy or a girl -- so excited! I will admit, dressing during pregnancy can be hard at times, but so far I haven't had any crazy mornings or "nothing fits" breakdowns. Stay tuned for some more maternity looks that are perfect for the holidays. 

Disclosure: I have received free products or value from Marshalls or The TJX Companies, Inc. 
in connection with my affiliation with Marshalls Project FAB
As always, all opinions are my own.