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Valentine’s Day Style Picks

 


Miu Miu shirts top
$745 – mytheresa.com

Alice Olivia alice olivia skirt
$210 – theoutnet.com

H M lingerie bustier
$36 – hm.com

Chiara Ferragni metallic flat
$290 – luisaviaroma.com

Roger Vivier red patent purse
$1,105 – luisaviaroma.com

Diane Von Furstenberg black clutch
$495 – luisaviaroma.com

Rebecca Minkoff handbags crossbody
$205 – shopbop.com

J Crew chunky bead necklace
lanecrawford.com

Christopher Kane glove
$280 – farfetch.com

Tech accessory
wildflowercases.com

Christian dior perfume
bergdorfgoodman.com

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OOTD // Athleisure Poncho

I don’t if I have expressed this enough…(and forgive me if I am being repetitive) but comfort is key when you are 5 months pregnant. It’s a daunting task to even get dressed every day, let alone trying to wear something that has some element of style. Most of the time I just throw on my leggings and a sweatshirt and call it a day. And today is no different…

When you live in leggings and pants with elastic waists, you really rely on cute and interesting pieces to put on top. All I have to say is, thank god for the athleisure trend. If you are not familiar with the term, “athleisure” is when you wear activewear or activewear inspired items in non-athletic environments including work, shopping, dinner, etc. The key is to always make sure you look put together and not like you just hopped off of the treadmill.

I found this amazing oversized poncho-like sweatshirt that has a cool almost aztec pattern. It feels like a hoodie but definitely has a level of chicness. I threw on some basic fashion sneakers and I’m ready to go and do whatever the day brings while looking good.

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Sweatshirt: Target Sneakers: Topshop (similar) Leggings: Target Sunglasses: Elizabeth and James

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Health and Beauty Products I Cannot Live Without // Pregnancy Edition

It’s definitely a joyous occasion, being pregnant, but it isn’t always the most glamorous. Actually, most of the time it isn’t…
That’s why I thought I would share my favorite health and beauty products that are helping me stay sane during this pregnancy that I’m just barely half way through.


Cocoa Butter: It really doesn’t matter what brand you use, cocoa butter helps reduce the appearance of stretch marks as your belly grows and grows.

Juice body moisturizer
overstock.com

Bronzer: Recently I have noticed my face has started looking rather round, which is hard to avoid as you gain weight. Contouring your face (at least a little bit) with bronzer can help camouflage any puffiness our roundness.

Nars cosmetic
saksfifthavenue.com

Concealer: Not everyone has the most beautiful pregnancy glow. I know I don’t. Instead I have been having some amazing hormonal breakouts. Mix that with some sleepless nights, and trust me…you will NEED concealer.

Clinique cosmetic
saksfifthavenue.com

Water: Not only is it super important to stay hydrated for your health and the health of your baby, but your skin will thank you.

A good night’s sleep: For me, sleep is a luxury I thought I would have until the baby was born. But lately it’s been difficult getting a good night sleep with my baby bump, carpal tunnel, and insomnia keeping me awake. Do what you can to get a good night’s sleep.

Bonjour Eye Mask
$14 – asos.com

Spa Treatments: Ask your doctor which treatment are safe for you during your pregnancy. I recently had a facial and prenatal massage that really helped me relax and unwind. At the very least, treat yourself to a pedicure. You deserve to be pampered.

Pregnancy Specific Products: I just ordered this little kit of pregnancy products from Net-A-Porter that care specifically for a pregnant woman’s needs. From treating swollen skin to fighting hormonal breakouts, this was a no brainer for me!

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OOTD // Vertical Stripes Are Your Friend

It’s no secret that vertical stripes are super flattering, so don’t forget them when you are sporting your baby bump. There may be a little more curvature to some of the lines, but that makes it kinda cute and accentuates your growing pride and joy. The nice thing about this top is that it’s long enough to wear with leggings, and let’s face it…when I have the option of wearing leggings I totally take full advantage it. I added some length and color to the outfit with a long burgundy cardigan which is one of my favorite colors to wear in the colder months.

It’s a hard balance when you are 5 months pregnant to look put together and feel comfortable at the same time. And for the record…I don’t choose to wear these booties every day…they are literally one of the few pairs that fit my swollen feet. Thank god they are comfy AND stylish!

Until next time, xoxo

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OOTD // Wearing Navy and Black

Many people think certain colors don’t mix, and navy and black are probably at the top of that list. However, this faux pas is a thing of that past. You can absolutely wear navy and black (in fact, I absolutely encourage it!)

What is important, as always, is balance. I chose to wear my navy top with my favorite black ripped skinnies. I would like the outfit combo as just those two pieces but considering it’s January, I opted for a jacket to layer on top. I chose this light weight grey jacket to help lighten up the outfit a little which can otherwise come across as too dark (which again, is totally fine especially in winter.) I still chose black shoes and sunglasses but my color blocked handbag helped tie in all of the pieces. Even though my top is the only navy item, it’s totally fine. Think of it as any other pop of color you would add to your outfit.

If you still don’t believe me about navy and black, let me ask you…do you ever wear a black top with dark denim? Check and mate.

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Jacket: Nordstrom (old) Shirt: Destination Maternity Jeans: Nordstrom (similar) Handbag: Kate Spade (similar) Shoes: Nordstrom Rack (similar) Sunglasses: Elizabeth and James (similar)

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OOTD // Leather Leggings and Plaid Boyfriend Shirt

My desire (and opportunity) to dress up has decreased a lot recently, so I find myself dressing much more casually. It partially has to do with working from home and not having to wear what most would consider “professional” clothing, but also…hello I’m 22 weeks pregnant. But I still desire to look cute (obviously!) and it’s easy to want to stay in my sweatpants and baggy t-shirt all day but I prefer to try and get some kind of look put together.

Many find leggings a God send. If that’s the case then maternity leggings are on a whole different level because boy does it make a difference comfort wise. I found these amazing faux leather leggings that instantly make any casual look I am wearing way edgier. I paired it with a plaid button down shirt that was once considered boyfriend style (seems to fit a little more snug as I continue to grow) with a graphic tee underneath. This outfit definitely has a rocker/grunge vibe so I thought the perfect way to finish off this look was with my studded beanie. I mean it is winter after all….

Until next time…xoxo

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T-Shirt: H&M (old) Leggings: ASOS Shirt: GAP (similar) Hat: H&M (old) Booties: Nordstrom Rack (old) Sunglasses: Ray-Ban Necklace: Charming Charlie

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Surviving A Snow Storm in Style

There is a snow storm coming, but luckily my neck of the woods has bend downgraded to a few inches. Regardless, I thought it would be a good idea to share some stylish ideas on how to brave the snow whether you are braving the storm or staying home with a cup of cocoa.


T by alexander wang dress
$190 – stylebop.com

Missoni leggings pants
$400 – stylebop.com

Hue beige socks
beallsflorida.com

UGG Australia Dakota Suede Slippers
$115 – stylebop.com

SOREL weatherproof boots
jildorshoes.com

Black beanie hat
$170 – black.co.uk

Old Navy knit mitten
oldnavy.gap.com

Chunky knit throw blanket
$105 – theblockshop.com.au

Wizard of oz mug
chapters.indigo.ca