Tuesday, August 15, 2017

OOTD: Baby Blues

I'm so excited for this week- it's my last day of work before I start my leave! I've never taken off work early before having the girls, I just worked until I gave birth so this is exciting to get to spend some time with them before little brother arrives.

I have a lot of work to do though- I need to get the nursery ready, Emma transitioned into a big girl bed, errands, and appointments for doctor, dentist, and hair all before he arrives. These last few weeks are going to seriously fly by so quickly. I have a few things planned to do with the girls, I'm most excited to spend some more time with them! I'll be keeping them home to get all the snuggles in and being able to hold both of their hands still when going places.

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I've been want to try the keyhole trend forever, but haven't found a cute one that's bump friendly. That's when Pink Blush saves the day! I love that I can depend on them for classic pieces, bright pieces, and trendy items. I've worn this tee a few times, it's perfect for your closet as a throw it on and go while still looking cute. I've dressed it up and worn it casually and always feel good wearing it. It runs true to size and the fabric is so soft! 

I'm trying to work on a schedule to be on during my leave, we had a pretty relaxed one when I was on leave with Emma. Now, my hands will be even more full and my leave is longer, thanks to the generous company I work for. What are your schedules like? What tips do you have for me?

Thursday, August 10, 2017

OOTD: My 8 Month Mommy Uniform

With each baby, I always forget how hard the last month is for getting dressed. I'm basically living in my Pink Blush dresses (this navy and floral one are getting me through!), but when I'm just home or running errands I've been loving these Pink Blush crops.

It's been so hot here and I'm back to feeling tired often, plus everything makes me out of breath!! I totally forgot about that part and I feel like it's even worse now that I'm chasing after two kiddos instead of just one. I'm not quite counting down the days until our little one's arrival yet, there's still more things I enjoy about pregnancy than not, but that list is getting slimmer!


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The side detailing on with the see-through netting is so cute and on trend! These are super comfortable and run a bit small, I would suggest sizing up. They're perfect for your whole pregnancy, especially if you're active! Want to know why I'm wearing flip flops? My answer is simple, that's all that fits well AND I can't reach my feet to tie anything. Any time I'm not working or at an event, this is what you'll find me in. I love being comfortable in this heat!

Hope you're all having a fantastic week!! I have a few posts and life updates coming up and I can't wait to share them with you!! Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

OOTD: Navy + Denim

Hello loves! Hope you're all doing well, sorry to be MIA last week. These last two weeks have been pretty busy and tiring for me. I feel like I'm in the first trimester again and I'm tired all the time. We still don't have a birthdate yet for this little nugget, I should be finding out this week though at my next appointment. I can't wait to have his birthdate on the calendar!

For his nursery, I've taken down Emma's artwork (I still need to move them over to Ellie's and create a new gallery wall) and have FINALLY ordered some artwork for his room. I have a laundry list of things I want to do before he arrives, one of which I'm dreading. I need to get Emma out of her (soon to be his) crib and into a big girl bed. Any tips?? Wanna come over and do it for me? Pretty please?



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Dress: Pink Blush c/o // Jacket // Shoes (old, similar here and here) // Sunnies // Earrings 

This weekend the whole family went out for my SIL's birthday and we had so much fun! There was a live band, a petting zoo, and a mechanical bull. Ellie couldn't wait to ride the bull and kept telling me in line that she was going to do SO GOOD with a fist pump! She had so much confidence in herself and did so great!! I was so proud of her, she stayed on for just over two minutes and the guy running it couldn't get her off at the end. It was awesome and everyone was cheering for her. I just love how she takes on life!!

I couldn't wait to go out, we needed some family time out and I knew exactly what I wanted to wear! I love this Pink Blush dress, it's so comfortable and fits perfectly. If you're expecting, you have to get this dress, it's the perfect maternity dress. I have a similar one in baby blue from them and this one fits just as great and the sleeves are just a bit longer (still short sleeve). I want it in every color! 

Happy Tuesday hope you're having a great day! Thank you for stopping by!

Monday, July 17, 2017

My Nordstrom Sale Picks - All under $100!

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Every year, people everywhere (especially bloggers) go nuts over the Nordstrom sale. It really is the best time to stock up on basics and get high end items at a great price. At first glance I didn't find anything super special, but now that I've looked it over the last few days I've found some super cute pieces! It's still early access today, but opens to the public on Thursday 7/20!

Booties- For the past couple of falls, I've wanted to get some open toed booties, but never found ones I just HAD to have. These? Add to cart immediately!

Ear Crawlers- I love a great stud and love how these are simple, but stand out.

Round Studs- Absolute must-haves! They're so gorgeous, come in three color options, and are great quality. I've included them in several posts over the past because they're great staple items.

Front Tie Blouse- I'm obsessed with tied tops! How many is too many? I absolutely love the button backing on this top, now I just need to decide what color to get...

Jeans- Love these ripped skinnies! Need them!

Sunnies- Ok, these aren't part of the #nsale, but how could I not include them?

Sneakers- OBSESSED with these pink shoes! Absolutely need them asap.

Tie Sweater- Yes, another tie top. Love the long sleeves on this one!

Black Tie Sweater- Yep, again. This one seems a little thinner than the grey and I definitely need one of them in my closet.

Fries Sweater- Easy and simple sweaters you can throw on and look cute in are totally my jam.

Bell Sleeve Sweater- I love yellow and bell sleeves? Come to mama.

Adidas Sweater- Can't go wrong with a classic right?

Have you bought anything yet from the sale? What are your must-have items this year?

Friday, July 14, 2017

Friday Faves

Today is another mix of favorites, do you guys prefer a theme or just whatever? I've done themes in the past and I do like that it's cohesive, but sometimes a series of products won't line up with what I want to share. If you prefer themes though, I can definitely make it happen! I have a ton of beauty buys that just came in (did you see my IG story?? Yesterday was a good mail day!!) that I'll be reviewing soon!

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I usually carry a large wallet every day, but picked this cute little one up before our trip (I’m still working on our recap!) so it would be easier to carry with me. I didn’t need my million receipts or every gift card ever given to me while we were there and this one is perfect for tossing into our diaper bag or carrying in my cross body. I absolutely love this mini one (this one is super cute too!) and may just switch over permanently, it’s the perfect size to hold all your important stuff. Plus, I love the color and texture, so feminine and girly!

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I’ve had this Luna necklace on my radar forever. Like a year or something. Why haven’t I bought it yet? No clue. I buy a ton of stuff every week and just never pulled the trigger on this one I guess. My girlfriend Marina is a stylist for Stella and Dot and remembered how I loved this necklace and posted about it on her VIP page and I just had to snag it. I’m so glad I did! The mixed metal is so cute and makes it so easy to wear- I’ve basically worn it every day this week. It also has multiples lengths you can wear it, so it’s great for layering too!

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These next two products I’ve been using for several months and I love them both! The Philip B Hair Thickening and Finishing Spray is amazing for air dried hair- which I’ve been doing more and more in this heat. After I shower at night, I put in their anti-frizz serum, brush it through, part my hair and hit the hay. Then in the morning, I brush through my hair and spray the texture spray liberally throughout my hair and let it sit while I do my makeup. I like this product over my dry shampoo for day one hair because it gives you texture without weighing your hair down or making it feel “dirty”.

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I’ve been using this Joico purple shampoo for a while now too, maybe even a year? At first, I didn’t see any difference and felt like it was a waste. I just bought it on my own and it seemed like everyone had a different suggestion on how often to use it, so I didn’t really have a schedule. Then I talked to my hair dresser and she advised to use it every third shampoo (I wash my hair every 4-6 days) and to focus it first on my ends and work my way up. Hello! What a game changer! I’ve been using it now on every third wash for the last 4+ months and I’ve noticed that my hair keeps its blonde a lot longer now and doesn’t turn yellow or brassy like it did before. I was worried about it drying my hair out, but I haven’t noticed that either. I still do my usual shampoo/conditioner routine when I use it and I think that having a good conditioner is key (here is what I use).

Have you guys shopped the Nordstrom sale? I didn't see a ton of great stuff, but there's a few I have hanging out in my cart. So far, I have my eye on these jeans (love the holes!), these booties, this slouchy sweater,  and this bell sleeve top. What are you eyeing?? Post your goodies in the comments!!