pink love

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Pleione bell sleeve top in pink smoke; DL1961 ‘Lara’ maternity jeans (non-maternity option); Kate Spade ‘Priya’ platform loafers in blush (on sale here) & statement necklace (old); Glider recliner chair.

It was unseasonably warm today (74°!) and I took full advantage of it by wearing my new bell sleeve top and platform loafers, both in blush pink. Actually, I mostly wore my slide sandals since my feet and ankles are super swollen lately. But I wanted to show off my new Kate Spade loafers (on the lesser swollen foot). They are true to size and the crinkle patent leather in blush is beyond gorgeous.

Surprisingly, the non-maternity Pleione top from Nordstrom actually fits over my 36-week pregnant baby bump. The knit top is true to size and obviously stretchy and soft.

Please don’t mind the placement of the glider recliner chair, which I highly recommend by the way. It rocks when upright and swivels 360°. It reclines (quietly) too, so it’s perfect for nursing. It’s currently on sale too if you’re in the market for a nursery chair.

Happy March 1st! xx

GOBIG17 or go home

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Top row: Lace trim dress; Leopard dress; Floral dress.

Bottom row: Pink leather moto jacket; Polarized sunglasses; Rainbow leather crossbody bag; Camo jacket.

Shopbop is currently running a sitewide promotion on regular and sale priced items with few exclusions for the next five days. Promo code GOBIG17 can yield 25% off your total purchase if you spend $800 or more, 20% off your order if your spend $500 to $799.99, or 15% off your purchase if you spend $200 to $499.99.

The above are my picks and they are so ready for spring and summer.

The lace trim dress is retro. I love the ivory color, which gives the dress an airy vibe.

The leopard dress is on sale so there are limited sizes left. It’s a very easy-to-wear silhouette.

I love the mint green background to this floral dress. Remember greenery is the Pantone color of the year.

This pink moto jacket is the coolest. The tassels from all the zippers are my favorite detail, they lend such a boho vibe. Also practical if and when you find yourself riding a motorcycle in the rain.

Love the pink and gold combo on this pair of killer sunglasses.

How cute is this rainbow bag? It’s beyond adorable.

I’m seeing camo everywhere for this spring, although it’s never left my radar. I love camo as much as my beloved leopard and treat both prints as a neutral. This jacket is stylish and very practical with its super-sized pockets.

Are you planning to shop the sale? Hope you have a great week! xx

fair isle & a smile

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Motherhood Maternity fair isle sweater; Paige Verdugo maternity jeans in silvie; Vince Alanis oxfords (old, similar here & here); J.Crew lucite link necklace in pink (old, similar).

Happy Presidents’ Day! Hope you have the day off from work and are enjoying the holiday. xx

think pink

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Top row: Bell sleeve knit top; Ring bucket bag; Cocoon sweatshirt dress.

Bottom row: Platform loafers; Short coat; Oversized v-neck sweater.

My baby girl has me thinking all things pink lately. I’ve been drawn to lighter pinks, like blush and rose quartz.

I just ordered the bell sleeve knit top (top row, first image) in my usual size of XS. I really like that it’s not a crop top and the sleeves are on the long side as well.

The ring bucket bag is very much on trend but it’s so practical with its crossbody strap. The ring hardware is rose gold, which is another detail I dig. Promo code QUICK provides an extra 15% off an under $100 purchase (or 20% off for a $100 or more purchase).

How cool is this cocoon sweatshirt dress? The shift silhouette should be quite flattering and I love the fact that it’s made out of sweatshirt material.

The platform loafers are the perfect answer to sneakers but with a dressy vibe. These would look great with bare ankles, so prefect for spring! Promo code NEWARRIVALS will get you 20% off (or 25% if you use your Bloomimgdale’s card) until February 20th.

The short coat is the color of cotton candy. A showstopper of a coat and for under $35. Promo code 7779 will get you free shipping for this Presidents’ Day weekend.

I really like this oversized sweater because it’s 100% cotton and a bit more pulled together than a sweatshirt or long sleeve tee. I’m thinking this would be a perfect postpartum top for me.

Happy long weekend to you and hope you score some goodies on sale! xx

outfits lately

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Vince cardigan in cinnamon stick (also here); Topshop maternity plaid shirt (sold out, non-maternity option); Current/Elliott maternity Stiletto jeans in black (sold out, similar here & here); New Balance 410 sneakers in black/white.

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Target plaid sweater coat (sold out, similar here & here); Banana Republic tie-front blouse (old); Current/Elliott maternity Stiletto jeans in black (sold out, similar here & here); Dolce Vita boots in off white.

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Sanctuary camo sweater (also here); DL1961 maternity cropped flare jeans; Stuart Weitzman silver flats; J.Crew Playa earrings (sold out, similar).

At eight and a half months pregnant, I’ve stopped buying maternity clothes. I bought a few nursing friendly tops but I’m sticking with regular non-maternity clothing options. I recently ordered this camo sweater (in the last photo) in my normal size, XS, and I’m pleased to report it fits! So, the sweater definitely runs true to size. It’s a lighter weight sweater, perfect for spring and possible a cool summer evening.

I also purchased the Stuart Weitzman silver flats on clearance. I took my usual size of 8 and they are true to size. I had also purchased a very similar silver metallic pair from Banana Republic, but I returned them once I tried on the Stuart Weitzman pair. The leather is really nice and luxe.

Hope you’re having a great week! xx

cozy casual

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Kimi and Kai maternity zip collar sweatshirt in black (also available in grey or navy); Motherhood Maternity fleece leggings in fair isle; New Balance 410 sneakers in black/white.

An easy outfit for your typical Sunday. Hope you’re enjoying your weekend! xx

what’s in my hospital bag

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Top row, left to right: Nursing nightgown; Set of 2 nursing tanks; Nursing sleep top (more sizes here); Set of 3 boyshorts.

Bottom row, left to right: Maternity robe; Set of 2 nursing tanks; Black sweatpants (also in heather grey); Leopard sweatpants.

I’ve reached the 8 months pregnant benchmark and I’m in mega prepare mode. Above you will find what I plan to pack for my hospital bag. The tops and nightgown are nursing friendly and the sweatpants are comfortable and not too tight or fitted. The jersey knit robe is very soft and has pockets.

I will be working on the baby’s going-home outfit next. This is very exciting!

outfits lately

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Madewell Seedstitch cardigan in cabernet; Old Navy maternity printed pintuck top in floral (sold out, non-maternity options here, here & here); Madewell maternity skinny jeans; Target high-top sneakers in grey flannel (old, similar).

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Free People oversized turtleneck sweater in navy (also here & here); maternity legging jeans in indigo (also available in solid black and dark indigo; non-maternity option); Ugg classic short boots in chocolate.

Cheers to the weekend, hope you’re staying safe and warm! A couple of recent outfits, which proved to be toasty and quite cozy.

Enjoy your Sunday evening, xx.

maternity essentials

I’m almost at the eight month mark in my pregnancy and I wanted to share a few items that have proved themselves to be essentials during this extra special time.

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Nursing bra two-pack in black & blush & Nursing bra in black.

The two nursing bras in the set are very comfortable because they are wireless and provide ample support and coverage. The shoulder straps stay put too. I bought a size Small for this set and the fit is perfect. They’re like sports bras where there’s no hook and eye closure. You have to put them on and take it off over your head. The neckline is kind of high though, which led me to my second bra.

I was super excited to see that my favorite bra of all time, Natori’s Feathers bra, is available as a nursing bra. I love to wear this bra for lower cut tops and dresses.

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Body pillow.

What a difference this body pillow makes! I’m experiencing lower back pain lately and this pillow helps alleviate that pain. I’ve also been using a heating/massage pad. The pillow is the equivalent of six pillows around your body and it really envelopes your body into a blissful support system.

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Humidifier; Stretch mark minimizer; Tonic body treatment oil.

Here’s a very detailed review of the humidifier and body oil. My pregnancy has made my skin and lip parched and I’m prone to nosebleeds. The humidifier is a true lifesaver. I’m going to use one for the rest of my life, not just for pregnancy. Even Bella’s nose has been hydrated this winter.

The body oil has been really effective, no stretch marks that I can see so far! I recently added the stretch mark minimizer to my arsenal since my baby bump is growing fast and furious during the third trimester. They are working like a dream.

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Maternity under belly leggings in anthracite; Maternity fleece lined leggings in fair isle; Maternity lounge pants in heather grey.

I like the under belly maternity leggings style because tops just drape better with a bare belly. No static cling, etc. I’m wearing the grey leggings here and here. I have size XS and it’s a great fit.

I love the fleece lined maternity leggings for the winter weather. So cozy and warm and the answer to when I don’t feel like wearing jeans. They’re actually warmer than wearing regular jeans when it’s very cold. I bought several pairs of these leggings (in black and in grey space dye), but the fair isle pair is my favorite. It’s mislabeled online, it’s not size 0 but rather it’s one size only. I find them comfortable and the fit is spot on (not too big nor too tight). The fair isle is so cute with oversized sweaters and my maternity tunics.

These lounge pants are the best for pajamas and for in-home wear. I wear these everyday or more accurately, every night, and I’m so glad I bought these lounge pants. I purchased the two available colors, grey and black, and in a size XS (true to size). The waistband grows with you throughout your pregnancy and you can place it under or over your baby bump to your preference. The length is great, not too long for my 28″ inseam. So easy to wash (inside out, on cold) and dry (low heat) and the dog hair is all removed when laundered (love this).

Hope this post was helpful for ideas to make your (or a loved one’s) pregnancy more pleasant and comfortable. I know that blog posts like this one have been a godsend for me when I started researching pregnancy stuff online.

Happy Sunday to you! xx

cozy cardigan

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Vince cardigan in cinnamon stick (also here, here, here & get an additional 25% off with code JANUARY25 until Monday here); Michael Stars maternity turtleneck in oxide (non-maternity option); Paige Denim maternity grey skinny jeans (more sizes here & here; non-maternity option); Target high-top grey flannel sneakers (old, similar); J.Crew statement earrings.

Yesterday’s outfit called for something warm and cozy. A good cardigan is the sartorial version of comfort food. This is the best grandpa cardigan ever with deep pockets and a delicious blend of tightly knit wool and cashmere. There’s also a raisin color in this cardigan that is really beautiful and on sale at Bergdorf’s (click on the link above & scroll down a bit).

Since I wore a turtleneck underneath, I went for a high ponytail and statement earrings. A sweet feminine touch to counter the grandpa-goes-tomboy vibe of my outfit.

Enjoy your Saturday! xx

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