Monday, September 18, 2017

Sweaters + Savings





 


 
Top: Express, Jeans: Target, Shoes: Sam Edelman (Available in so many colors & on sale - love the camel!)

Express is one of my favorites when it comes to sweaters. Every fall, it's my go to. Their sweaters are always SO cute and cozy. One of the reasons I love shopping at Express is that I literally never pay full price for anything. There are always sales going on, or I use coupons I receive in the mail through their rewards program. One place to check out is the Express Coupon page here where you can always find at least a 15% off coupon which is better than nothing. Anyway, I found this sweater and had to have it. I love the balloon sleeve trend going on this fall and the corset detail on this one just added more to the cute sleeves. It's like a little accessory to my bump. I'm wearing a medium and I have a bump, so it runs a little big normally. I've linked a few other sweaters I love below. Also, these slip on loafers - I wear ALL the time. They come in so many colors, and they're on sale right now!

That's it for today - it's a Monday and today is my mom and I's day to run errands + I have an appointment to check on baby today! Have the best start to your week! 

         
        

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

In love with Lush









Dress: Nordstrom - Less than $50! , Cardigan: Express - Similar here, Shoes: Target

Lush is one of my favorite brands at Nordstrom because it's super affordable and the quality of the clothing is SO good. Lush has really good basics like tops and dresses and they have been a go-to throughout this pregnancy. I ordered this dress last week - it's less than $50 and comes in so many colors. I ordered this one in a wine color just because FALL is basically here - now if only the weather/temps would cooperate. Super easy to dress up or down and preggie-friendly! Jeans are just no longer even an option with me right now besides the two pairs of maternity jeans I have which even those are a struggle for me to put on, so any cute dress I can find, I snatch it up. 

P.S. Blog pictures are getting harder and harder for me to do because I have days where I just don't even want to get dressed, I feel so swollen, it's SO hot outside & I can't even talk about the awful mosquitoes out! lol Could I complain anymore? Really though, I love being pregnant (even with the not so fun symptoms), and we have finally hit the 30 week mark! We're getting closer & closer! 

Until next time, friends!

         

        




Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Ruffle Sleeves for Fall







Cardigan: Topshop, Jeans: Express - Similar here, Shoes: Vince Camuto - also love these

This will probably be one of the last posts where I'll be wearing jeans...until I can find some more maternity jeans which has been such a struggle! The amount of jeans I'm able to wear from my own closet are quickly going down to zero (lol!) Ready to wear leggings and sweaters non-stop! For now though, I'm stocking up on cute cardigans & sweaters for the fall. I purchased this cardigan during the Nordstrom sale and I love the ruffle sleeve details. Fun sleeves are so trendy this year from ruffles to balloon sleeves and I'm all over it! I've shared some other favorites in the widget below and most come in other pretty colors like blush and nudes. 

We did absolutely nothing this Labor Day weekend, but take some much needed time to relax and just hang out (and watch LOTS of Revenge!) My weekends going forward are pretty much all full with baby showers and other fun events, but we're trying to find a weekend for a short getaway before baby gets here. Did you have any fun Labor Day plans? 

Today definitely feels like a Monday, and I'm already busy busy, so that's it for now!  


 
        

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Tricks to styling a fitted dress + 3rd Trimester Bumpdate












Dress: Zara (Only $20!), Jacket: Forever 21 - Bought last year but this one is VERY similar and comes in 3 colors!, Shoes: Sam Edelman (On sale for less than $50!), Bag: Rebecca Minkoff, Earrings: H&M

Jeans are getting harder and harder to wear these days, so I've mostly been trying to make outfits out of fitted dresses because they're the most comfortable for me right now. Loose dresses are great too but sometimes I feel like a big ball of cloth! Although they're not "maternity" dresses, some of my favorites are these basics from Zara that are only $20, and they're great because you can wear them after the baby bump is gone too! Here are a few ways to style a fitted dress and get the most wear out of them (without anyone noticing ;)):

Wear a cardigan or draped jacket over it. I've been looking for more light jackets like this black one because I know I'll be wearing them out this fall.

Tie your favorite denim or flannel around your waist, throw on your basecall cap & go!

Kimonos are a perfect light option to throw on over a fitted dress especially as we're nearing the end of summer.

As we're nearing fall, pair with a chunky scarf and over the knee boots!

 Also, these shoes are one of my favorite pairs in my closet - so comfortable and I wear them out during the fall (also come in a tan color!) Sharing a list of other fitted dresses and jackets - all less than $100 below!

I'm officially 28 weeks and into my third trimester as of today, and I can hardly believe it! We still have SO much to do to prepare for Baby Warden's arrival (like picking out a name - oops!), so it makes me a little nervous that it's going by so fast. We're halfway through with her nursery, and I can't wait to share pictures of it. Kalep put her crib together this weekend, and it just makes it even more real that we'll have our little human here sooner than we know it. She's the size of a coconut this week, and I can definitely feel her little kicks all the time especially around 9:00 p.m. or 5:00 a.m. She's an early bird like her mom, but a little TOO early! I'm having the hardest time sleeping lately because I can't get comfortable and bathroom breaks are just a pain throughout the night. I always tell Kalep I dread when it gets close to bed time because I know I'll be tossing and turning for hours before I finally fall asleep. Other than though, that's the only real symptom I have right now. Oh yeah - and gaining pounds by the second! lol Anyway, my friends who are also pregnant right now are nearing their baby showers and due dates, and it's SO exciting to me that we're all fixing to have our little babes around.

I feel a little silly posting a blog post about clothes and nurseries when there are SO many tragedies going on in our sweet state of Texas right now, so I definitely don't want to take away from that. Please pray for everyone in South TX and all those affected by the storms (and can't forget the fur babies). My heart just breaks getting onto Facebook and seeing all the pictures and videos of what's going on down there - it's really hard to believe. I do love seeing pictures of everyone coming together to help though - still SO many good people in this world. I came across this article yesterday while scrolling through Facebook, and it lists different ways to help if you feel lead to: 


Also, be sure to be on the lookout for any local efforts you can donate to or help! I believe our Chamber is loading up trucks to make a trip down to Houston tomorrow. If any of you local friends know of anyone taking clothes donations as well, be sure to let me know! 

Have a beautiful day!


         

        



Friday, August 18, 2017

Oversized tunic + Distressed Denim (50% off!)








Top: Free People - Available in more colors here, Jeans: Express  - Half off!, Shoes: Vince Camuto, Bag: Rebecca Minkoff

This top has been out in stores for a while, but I waited until I can snatch it up on sale! Like most Free People, it's baggy and gives a girl (or two) room to breathe. ;) I'm wearing a small because I usually like to size down in FP because it runs a bit oversized. It also comes in white, blue and black! My closet is mostly made up of neutrals but every now and then, I'll buy something to give it a pop of color so trying to wear it out before fall hits! For any of you moms to be, this tunic is a must in your closet. It's perfect to wear with maternity jeans or even with jeans you have to tie with a rubber band (like these) because it covers. Also, these jeans are my absolute favorites. I wear them all the time and right now they're 50% off along with all other jeans at Express. Perfect time to stock up on a few pairs! 

We got to have a sneak peek of our girl yesterday through a 4D sonogram, and it was the best thing. It just made us more anxious to meet her! It's SO crazy how you can tell who's features she already has. She definitely has her dad's dislike for pictures though because she was not too happy about getting her picture taken. She even stuck her little hand up to the camera once to block her face.

My Fridays are full days of cookies but we're off for an overnight trip to Dallas tomorrow to do a little bit of shopping and hopefully, pick up a few things for baby girl's nursery! Have the best of weekends! 

         

         
        
        

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Pre-Fall #OOTD




Top: Topshop, Shorts: Old Levi DIY's, Cardigan: Zara - Similar here and here, Shoes: Sam Edelman (on sale!), Hat: Target

Hey friends! Today's post is short and sweet because I mostly wanted to quickly share that this hat is on sale for less than $15 at Target and I can already tell I'm going to be wearing it out this fall. I've also been trying to slowly transition my wardrobe into more fall appropriate outfits...even though we're still borderline 100 degrees every day here in West Texas. Yesterday my mom and I went on our usual Monday errand days and I wore some ripped joggers (mostly because of the stretchy waistband) with a denim jacket and I was immediately full of regret because regardless of the autumn months here, the temperatures won't drop for a while. Anyway, an easy way to transition denim shorts is to pair them with cardigans, booties, or even close toed shoes like these loafers that I'm in love with and still on sale!

Also, I have been going crazy trying to de-clutter my house and rearrange things here and there (my mother in law says I'm nesting so I'll blame it on that)! We finally got the nursery painted, cleared out and ready for furniture to move in. Too bad I am the most indecisive person in the entire world and I have yet to pick out a crib...who knew there were SO many cribs?! Anyway, while I'm trying to decide on those things, I've been majorly cleaning out my closet and trying to get it more organized. I've been wanting to minimize my closet down to pieces I actually wear repeatedly and can mix and match to make different outfits instead of having it full of clutter. If you live locally, be on the lookout for a post on my Facebook page because I will probably be selling lots of clothing on there later this week and donating the rest! 

Make today great!



Thursday, August 10, 2017

(Almost) Sweater Weather










Sweater: Free People (On sale + extra 20% off) and here (available in this same color), Jeans: Vigoss - Similar here, Booties: Steve Madden - Very similar here and for less than $40!, Bag: Louis Vuitton

When it comes to sweaters, Free People knows what they're doing. They are literally the coziest and cutest, and they bunch up just right (if that makes any sense). Only negative, they can be a bit pricey sometimes, so any time I come across one on sale, I snatch it up. I am obsessed with this one and it's perfect for transitional wear. It's still a bit hot for sweaters right now, but this one is a bit perforated so it's not too hot and you can wear it all throughout fall. Free People always runs a bit oversized, so I usually size down but with baby on the way, I get my normal size (wearing medium) and it fits just right. Also, you've seen these booties before and I've worn them out through every season from spring to summer to fall again. They go with everything and you can find them on super sale right now! The similar ones I linked I actually love a little more and only $35 right now. Also, layering necklaces is one of my favorite trends right now (and all the time). I'm a sucker for a dainty gold necklace, so I've been loving putting a few together to create layers. I've linked a few others that I love below!

Who else is so excited that fall is right around the corner? I know I am! This heat is just getting to be a bit much, and I can't wait for sweater weather...everyday! My brother was talking about his football scrimmage this weekend, and it just makes me so excited it's back and for everything else that comes along with fall.

Unicorn cookies are calling my name, so that's it for now!


         
        
         
        


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