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January 29, 2018

Weekend Wear: Pearl of a Saturday

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Nothing makes me happier than days that I can walk around comfortably holding and drinking an iced coffee. If winter was always in the 50s I'd be a happy chick. Less layers and still be able to drink ice coffee...winning. I'm so happy that I decided to buy this Zara sweater tunic, it was on sale and I couldn't pass up the pearls on the sleeves. Plus, a price tag of $15. I have feeling this will be in high rotation in my wardrobe even post pregnancy.

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Sweater: Zara | Leggings: Old Navy | Sneakers: Adidas | Bag: Coach | Sunglasses: c/o Boohoo

January 24, 2018

Style Guide: How to Wear Non-maternity Clothes While Pregnant

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One thing I have learned about being pregnant is that just because I'm pregnant it doesn't mean I have to wear strictly maternity clothes. This is the season for sales, and as a budgetista I can't pass up a good sale. So even while pregnant I have been finding clothes that fit my now belly and will also transition with me post bump. A couple of things to look for while shopping the non-maternity section with bump:

1. Look for clothing with a stretch. This Free People top is super stretchy and soft. Mostly made of polyester with some rayon and polyester. Stretchy doesn't mean tight. Make sure that you feel comfortable, don't feel like you are squeezing you and tummy. This goes for tops and dresses. Opt for ribbed texture materials.

2. Length is important. Stretchy and long is super important when wearing a top with a bump. You want it to fit all the way over the bump securely concealing you maternity waist band.

3. As for dresses...Opt for under the bust flowy dresses or flowy dresses in general; like this boho flowy Free People dress or this loose fitted oversize t-shirt dress from ASOS. I also like maxi dresses that are button down and are loose..which are perfect if you plan on breast feed.

4. Try on in store. To feel more secure about your purchases, try shopping in-store so you can feel the material and try it on (bring in a couple of sizes into the fitting room with you).

5. Shop maternity stores that have clothes that have transitional clothing. PinkBlush being one of my favorite boutiques have dresses and tops that take you from bump to post bump. Also have functional clothing that takes you to nursing.

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Top: Free People | Jeans: c/o Pink Blush | Shoes: Jessica Buurman | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Sunglasses: American Eagle 

January 22, 2018

Weekend Wear: Casual Sundaze

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Top: PinkBlush | Tank Top: Motherhood | Jeans: Madewell (maternity) | Shoes: And Other Stories
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Sunglasses: American Eagle

I know it's been awhile since I did a post. No, I'm not abandoning you or the this blog. Truth be told, it's been way to cold here in New York and me taking off my jacket to reveal any outfits was just not happening. So I've been waiting for some warmer days, like this past weekend. It's amazing how up 40s low 50s can feel so good after being in the 20s and below for weeks. This weekend the husband and I laid low. We had a day date on Sunday and started some more baby prep on Sunday. Of course, since it was so nice out on Sunday I took advantage of it and took a stroll to one of our favorite bakeries in the hood for pastries and an iced coffee. I hoping the weather stays like this for some time so that I can continue to do post. 

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! 
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