DRESSING THE BUMP : PINK STRIPES

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IMG_9680We all know I’m about dressy comfortable this pregnancy, and for me dresses are the way to go right now. I hope you enjoy some of my comfortable/casual items that you can also dress up!! It’s a win win.  Enjoy + thanks for stopping by!! Happy Monday!

Dress : Isabella Oliver (recently sold out) + some similar ones here, here + here / Booties : Sam Edelman / Hat : Nordstrom / Purse : Michael Kors / Watch : Michael Kors / Bracelet : Michael Kors / Necklace : Helen Ficalora Gold . Silver / Lips : Mac Plushglass + Lipstick

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DRESSING THE BUMP : NAUTICAL

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Okay ladies so can we just talk about Targets line for maternity by Liz Lange?! Amazing + the prices are going to blow your mind!! This dress that I have on is only $25!! Yes, you read it right $25. I own at least three of these babies. Honestly, you should know by now, I am dress wearing girl. Haha. I love that I feel like I’m not breaking the bank on Maternity clothes (since we can’t really wear them that long anyway) but I love that I can have something new and updated. What women doesn’t like to have a few new items, right?! Hope you all are having a fabulous Monday!!

Dress : Target + some other colors here + here  / Sandals (I bought these a few years ago) but here are some I’m dying over : Nordstrom + here / Hat : Nordstrom / Watch : Michael Kors / Bracelet : Michael Kors / Necklace : Helen Ficalora Gold . Silver / Lips : Mac Plushglass + Lipstick / Nail Polish : Essie

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EASY EVERYDAY MAKEUP

Sometimes we get asked about our makeup routine as busy moms. It’s important to have a look that is natural and gives our skin an all over even glow. The worst is looking tired even when we’ve had a sleepless night. Here is a basic makeup routine you can use everyday to look refreshed and beautiful, but not over done. Just one of our favorites with great makeup staples.

 

EVERYDAY MAKEUP STEPS

 

FACE

  • After you have moisturized, place some of this color corrector under you eyes with the tip of your index finger. It’s amazing for covering up dark circles, or any imperfections on your face.
  • Then, layer with this amazing tinted moisturizer all over your face. Not only does it give sun coverage, but it will even out your skin tone and give you that dewy glow that is youthful and refreshing.

CHEEKS

  • The Nars Laguna Bronzer is the perfect color.  It adds warmth without making your face look dull. Apply this to the forehead and draw it down around the face, across the cheekbones, along your chin and down your nose. With the remainder lightly set your under eye area.
  • For a subtle shimmer and more glow, the Nars multi stick is amazing.  It brightens your cheeks, acting as a blush. So easy to apply.

EYES

  • Start with a soft eye liner right next to your lash line. This mac pencil in the “Lord it Up” gold color is pretty with just a touch of sparkle. It’s a subtle gold color, a little more fun than a heavy black or dark brown.
  • Keep the eyes simple for day. If you don’t have false lashes but want the look start with a primer.  It thickens your lashes prepping them for mascara.
  • This Extreme Party Mascara by Bobbi Brown is unique patented to not dry out as you add layers. So layer away over your primer to create thick, long lashes.

LIPS

  • To give the allusion of a plumper limp start with a liner. The Nars lip pencil comes in a variety of really natural shades that add volume without looking obvious.
  • Then blend with a creamy lip stick like this Bobbi Brown.  It’s so smooth and pretty.
  • If you like the glossy look, layer it over the top. Again, Nars has the most amazing natural colors.

If you are looking for a go to routine for your daily makeup this will do the trick.  Once you have done it a couple of times it only takes 5 minutes and looks flawless. Have fun with it and have a great weekend!

DRESSING THE BUMP : ISABELLA OLIVER

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So lets chat about maternity dresses….I have found the mother ship of them all!!!  Isabella Oliver’s dresses are seriously out of this world…honestly I hope I can put into words my love/obsession for them.  I don’t know about you, but I can’t wear the big baggy maternity dresses.  I personally end up looking ten times bigger then I really am. Before I was even pregnant I found Isabella Oliver on Pinterest and I nearly died over their darling selection of maternity dresses + shirts etc.  I seriously could. not. wait. to be pregnant just to be able to wear one of their dresses. They just dropped their new spring line and my bank account nearly died. (just don’t tell the husband)  This NEW Clement Print T-shirt dress was just one of my favorite pieces they launched.  I also own and few of the plain colored T-shirt dresses + their Long Sleeve Striped ones as well.  Okay, so I totally forgot to mention how comfortable these are!!  Honestly, I feel like I am wearing pajama’s + with all the ruched detail this dress is bound to last me my entire pregnancy!  And trust me….I get huge towards the last two months.  Also, right now you can get 15% off all dresses with the code: DR315.  So run don’t walk + you can thank me later.

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I’ve been getting asked what a few of my favorite staple pieces are.  I absolutely can not go with out my Michael Kors sunglasses.  I have never owned a “nice” pair of sunglasses until last year, and let me tell you…it was so worth it.  These sunnies aren’t even that expensive, but I stayed low in price for my first pair + I need/want to buy another pair asap.

Every pregnant girl knows we gotta live in flats.  My Yosi Samra foldable flats are my most favorite + comfortable.  Another few of my favorite staples are my basic gold jewelry.  I don’t like to wear a lot personally, because I feel like it’s always getting in the way when I do my hair clients, or just washing the dishes + doing laundry.  So you won’t see me change it up much in this department much.  Watch . Bracelet . Necklace in gold . Necklace in silver .

And last but not least…my grey Michael Kors Wallet/Clutch.  I’m at the stage right now where I can get away with not having to carry all my little peoples extra stuff with me + I know that will all change as soon as baby comes.  So I’m getting as much use out of this clutch while I can.

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SUNDAY STROLL

Yesterday, we ended up going for another Sunday stroll through the park near our house.  Hayden insists daily that we take “da babies” for a walk in the stroller. How could I say no, even if it was right after church and I was in heels.  She’s currently obsessed with her little black baby she got from Santa + thinks the baby in my belly needs everything her baby needs (i.e. a blanket to stay warm, a nap at nap time).  I’m trying very hard to soak in these last few months I have with just her before baby comes.

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Okay, so on to this amazing Black Tunic (which is sold out everywhere…so I am so sorry.  I will update as soon as I find it again. But I have found some other very similar ones.) similar here, here, and here.  It is none maternity and I wore this pre-pregnancy weekly!!  Both my sisters have this top as well!  I love that it can work for any body type and is just so flattering on everyone.

Distressed Jeans + (similar here)….I think Megan and I live in ours + I will always say, a girl needs a fabulous pair of jeans!

These Cheetah Pumps are truly the most comfortable heels I have ever owned!!  I wore them last month at a conference all.day.long. without even thinking twice.  Now you know that means comfort!!

Everyday jewelry : watch, gold beaded bracelet, necklace in gold, necklace in silver.

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Hayden

Stroller : Nuna / Tank : Target / Pants : Duchess+Lion / Shoes : Pons

PETUNIA PICKLE BOTTOM

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So as I am sure you know we are in full baby mode over here!  Well, baby product buying/searching mode. Haha.  By time this miracle baby is born in July there will be an almost 4 year gap between my youngest now and the baby.  As I am seeing A LOT has changed in the baby market + I am loving all the changes!!  All these fabulous baby items are so much more modern + sleek + stylish then ever before.

The first thing on my baby must have was a new diaper bag, and I knew the exact place I would look if we were ever blessed again with a little babe…Petunia Pickle Bottom.  I have admired their bags for years.  The selection is unreal and let me tell you the quality is just amazing!!  I am in absolute love with this City Carryall.  Since we are not finding out the sex of the baby I wanted to stay neutral + I wanted a bag that could get dirty but always look clean and new, so of course black was the only way to go.  Seriously, if your in the market for a great diaper bag that doesn’t look like a diaper bag (if that makes since) you’ll just die over their NEW spring line that just came out.  Really, I’m thinking of snagging another one…just don’t tell the husband.

Here are my other must haves I have been living in daily since the bump has been growing.  I’ve been trying to hang on to “normal” clothes as long as I can before I have to make the switch over to maternity.

  • Leather jacket…really everyone needs to have at least one leather jacket, and trust me…it will last for years!!
  • These are beyond my FAVORITE distressed jeans ever!!  They are way more then I would ever spend on a pair of jeans, but the stretch in these is just crazy + I can honestly wear them at least 5 times before I even need to wash them.  Trust me…so worth it.
  • Sneakers like these black converse are a must for any mom/women on the go.
  • We all know I love black…modern black tee + here are a few other tees that are similar, or I wish I had right now.
  • Petunia Pickle Bottom Bag spring colors and my bag in a Boxy Backpack.
  • STAY+Co baby blanket (similar)

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Hunter’s Outfit : brown boots (similar) + dress

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Last Chance! Nordstrom Clearance Sale

The Nordstrom clearance sale is still going on thru tomorrow. Don’t miss out on huge savings! We have looked through the whole sale and found some hidden gems you should snatch up. One of our favorites are the Isbael Marant look alike booties by Nine West.  They are a must have for every wardrobe and can we worn year round with dresses and jeans. Take a look at our great sale finds.  Have a great weekend!!

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  1. There are several great basic tees. We love this stripe one by Splendid.
  2. Retro sunglasses are a must have and these are a beautiful shade of pink.
  3. This Splendid drapey black v-neck has a curved shirttail hem.
  4. These are the Isabel Marant look a like booties only $100’s less!!!
  5. This tee is a killer shade of blue and cinches in at the back, super flattering.
  6. Monrow is a favorite brand.  Once you’ve owned one of their tees you will want more.  This baseball tee is perfect!
  7. Wedges are a must for Spring and so is something in caramel colored suede.  Check both of your list.
  8. Have you tried the Citizens of Humanity Rocket denim?  Incredibly flattering.  Snatch these all black basics!!
  9. This is a pretty floral blouse in a subtle print.  It caught our eye.
  10. The perfect medium blue denim for a season update and on sale!

THE HONEST COMPANY + new product

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So we all know about The Honest diaper, and I think it’s safe to say we all pretty much love them!!  Well, now I can’t wait to tell you about The Honest Company’s new line of feeding products!

formula+I can hardly wait to be able to use this new formula / along side nursing for baby!  Talking about nursing.  My doctor has alway wanted me to add DHA to my babies diet so now Honest has thought of that as well!!  The baby DHA is something I am also looking forward to using. Honest’s liquid DHA supplement is an enriching formulation made from pure, premium fish oils – optimized for your little one’s developing brain & eyes.  And can we talk abou this nursing cream!!  I have always had to use a cream for the first month or two of nursing.  This organic nipple salve is to help soothe pain and irritation.

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So we all know if your going to nurse it’s always nice to have some sort of nursing cover on hand. Their new 2 in 1 nursing cover + scarf is so fun!!  Not only does it double as a scarf, but I love that’s it’s big enough to use as a light blanket or car seat cover.

combocoverOkay…next new fabulous item… the Honest’s bottles!!!  Yes, the word perfection might just be an understatement!!  These awesome bottles are made of silicon and are squeezable! Currently these come in 8 oz size and soon the 5 oz will be available.

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I absolutely  loved collaborating with The Honest Company in helping them introduce some of their new feeding products to you! I love what this company stands for + not to mention all their amazing products!

 

Fresh Mint

Since tomorrow is the 1st day of March this post is fitting. One of the big trends for Spring is soft pastels and mint is a huge color for Spring. We noticed a fabulous mint pleat skirt and top combo in the new J. Crew Spring catalog. Fabulous finds in minty shades are everywhere. Don’t be caught without something green in March. Check out our fresh mint picks below.

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  1. Have you ever owned a Rails plaid top? They are so soft and the perfect length. This is a beautiful blend of purples and green.
  2.  7 For All Mankind high waisted skinny jeans are the perfect shade for Spring.
  3. These sunglasses are an easy update and glamorous.
  4. Jo Malone scents are so amazing. This mix of jasmine and  mint is so fresh.
  5. This tote is so polished and truly the prettiest shade. You can wear it with everything.
  6. Layer a fur pillow for a fun update, this mint shade gives an unexpected surprise.
  7. A great basic flat in the latest color.
  8. We love the fringe tassels on this hammock. How charming is this for your backyard!
  9. This is a darling hi/low dress for girls at Nordstrom.  Fun for an Easter picnic.

 

ANTHROPOLOGIE SALE

Today Anthropologie is having a sale for an extra 25% off sale items with the code EXTRAEXTRA!!  We have gone through all the sale items and picked out our very favorite items!!  Seriously this sale is amazing!  Enjoy!!

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This Popular Tote in black is just perfect for everyday use + I love the fact that is is big and deep with a front pocket so I can cram all my stuff + my kids stuff in there.

Orange Flats who is not dying over these?!

 

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Picnic Basket for Two is great for spring…to take the little people out to the park or surprise your lover with a sweet picnic lunch.

Drop Earrings need we say more?

 

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The perfect Sweaterknit Pencil Dress for those last few months that are still chilling + those amazing booties, and that is an outfit!

Give me this now…Ellie Dress we think is great to dress up with heels or down with flats +floppy hat.

 

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My favorite neutral Corso Como Bueno Booties, these beauties go with everything.  You can thank us later.

Iphone Battery Pack of course this is a need for all us women.

 

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Emerson Slim Boyfriend Jeans, does anyone else love boyfriend jeans as much as we do?  We are hoping to snag a pair of these!