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January 3, 2018

Style Guide: Velvet Maternity Dress

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One thing that I've learned while being pregnant is that I don't have to give up fashionable clothes or even trends for drape maternity clothes. I've been loving the velvet trend this season so I was excited to see that maternity velvet dresses popping up. I couldn't pass up the opportunity to purchase one especially around the holiday season.

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Cardigan: Urban Outfitters | Dress: PinkBlush | Shoes: c/o Duo Boots | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Ear Muffs: Free People

I decided to take this pretty dressy velvet dress more casual on a cold NYC day. Paired with booties and a long cardigan for a day to night look. For a more dressy occasion or even a baby shower this dress would look great with a cute pair of pumps or a little pair of flats.

Shop some of my velvet maternity dress picks:


December 27, 2017

A Look Back: Here's To 2017

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1. Kauai | 2. Apple Picking in Illinois | 3. Georgetown | 4. Beach day at Rockaway Beach | 5. Baby C announcement | 6. Babymoon in Waikiki | 7. Pumpkin Picking in Upstate NY


2017 personally was one for the books. It has been a milestone year for me, from announcing that we are expanding our little family in March 2018 to finishing grad school. Plus, the pure luck of getting to vacation in Hawaii twice and visiting DC as a grown up during the cherry blossom season. We also finally made it back to Chicago to visit my best friend. This year politically has been a rough one, especially when it feels like everyday might be dooms day. But 2017 has personally been a sweet little blessing. And I know that 2018 will just be something truly magical when we have Baby C in our arms.

I hope everyone has a Happy and Healthy New Year! CHEERS! 

December 24, 2017

Merry Christmas from Ours to Yours

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May your day be Merry and Bright...and may all your Christmases be white. I hope everyone has a very Happy Holiday filled with love and laughter. 

Love,
Heather 

December 11, 2017

Maternity Style: Winter Coat

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Functional, practical, and pricing have been my three main focuses when buying maternity clothes. Though I may think of expanding our family again, you never know when you'll actually be pregnant so to be spending a lot of money on clothes you'll only end up wearing for a few months didn't make sense. I knew one item I had to spend money on was a new winter coat. I did a lot of searching and waiting until I came across the right jacket. I wanted something that will keep me warm but still was fully functional post baby. I came across a few designs that had removable extended panels for pregnancy. Then I am across the Kimi + Kai Arlo Jacket which came with a cover insert for baby carrier. I loved this because Baby C is due in late March, and as any New York knows March and April are pretty unpredictable months. We always seem to get our last bout of snowstorms in March. With that thought I knew that a cover insert for me would be ideal. I was hesitant on the whole puffer, down jacket thing. I haven't worn a puffer jacket since college...though after last winter I've been saying I should really get one. So I did. I snagged the Kimi + Kai jacket as a birthday present. Though I came close to getting this ASOS one.

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Jacket: Kimi and Kai | Sweater: ASOS | Jeans: Articles of Society via Macy's | Boots: Zara | Bag: Coach | Hat: Joe Fresh 

I will say the one thing I don't like about this coat is how narrow it as a the bottom. I have wider set thighs so the bottom is this jacket is a bit snug. So I do wish that it had a cut in the back for extra movement. But after taking it out in the snow this past weekend, it kept me warm and dry. Plus, I like that I don't need the extra layers to be warm, aka a scarf. Which means less layers I need to strip off myself on the train, because being hot and preggo on the train is no fun. In the end worth the money.

SHOP MY MATERNITY COAT PICKS:



December 6, 2017

Maternity Style: The Holiday Jumpsuit with PinkBlush

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I'm all about a good jumper and transitional pieces. When it came to my maternity wear I knew I didn't want to spend a lot and if I could get away with wearing it after baby, then even better! PinkBlush has been my go to for maternity wear after discovering them through simple Google searches. So it was a no brainer that I would turn to them for a fun festive piece for the season. I love that this jumper is perfect for the holidays and after. I plan on wearing this little number to Christmas dinner. It's super comfy, light weight (thank god because I've been so hot these past few weeks), plus roomy enough for an expanding food belly. I can see it be being worn with heels, boots (my go to style during the winter), and a pair of mules. Most importantly this piece is not only for the mamas-to-be. This can take you from during and after the pregnancy. Also easy access to the boobies.

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Jumper: c/o PinkBlush (comes in 3 different colors!) | Boots: c/o Duo Boots (similar style here) | Bag: Anthropology | Necklace: Banana Republic 

I also came very close to ordering this yummy velvet jumper but decided that I myself probably wouldn't wear it more than at least once. It's still one of my favorite picks for the holidays. Especially if you are feeling the velvet trend this season.
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