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Friday, September 13, 2013

Belts and Layers

 We've come to the end of another week, Thank the Lord! After a week of awful sciatic pain and car troubles and busy schedules and dumb co-workers, I'm thrilled that its Friday! I have never been more excited to kick my shoes off my swollen, pregnant feet, put some comfortable clothes on and relax with my love and my fur-baby while my real baby kicks my belly. It sounds like Heaven. 

But this is what I wore today. And besides it being hellishly hot outside and me wearing too many layers, this is the most comfortable outfit I've worn in a long time (that isn't pajamas...). Needless to say, I cannot wait for Fall to arrive in Central California so I can layer up!


White Tee and Necklace: Old Navy
Sweater and Belt: Target
Jeans: Loved Maternity @ Macy's (Best Pants Ever!)
Shoes: Target
 






Have yourselves a fabulous weekend everybody! 

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Monday, September 9, 2013

Primary Colors


 I don't know about you other moms and soon-to-be-moms out there, but getting dressed every day in this new pregnant body is one of the toughest things lately. It's a constant battle of comfortable and fashionable, and comfortable usually wins, in all honesty. It has been  really hard for me to get used to this new and constantly changing body, and my fashion has suffered for it. But no longer! I am making a commitment to making an effort for myself! I am choosing to take the time to paint my nails, and to do my hair instead of throwing it up into an unwashed messy bun day after day. I'm choosing to make time for me. I love this little peanut in my belly, but I love me too, and me loves to get dressed in something other than sweats! So here goes.

Today we are going with a Primary Color theme: Red (nails), yellow (top) and blue (jeans)


Top: TJ Maxx
Pants: Fade to Blue Maternity from Macy's
Flats: Ross
Necklace: Thrifted



Ok fellow moms, how do you take care of yourselves, despite your growing bellies? How do you dress so you feel your best despite feeling like a whale? And where can a Mama shop that will give me some style and shape, without breaking the bank?

Much Love,
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Thursday, September 5, 2013

It's been how long?

 Oh. My. Gosh. All I can say is I've been gone far too long! But so much has changed!

First of all, Husband and I bought our very first home in March. We moved in and the work has not stopped since. We put brand new sod into the back yard, we decorated, painted out master bedroom, and soon we'll be replacing the flooring with beautiful hardwood. We are busy bees!

Then, we were blessed with a beautiful puppy! Because of Husband's allergies, I thought I would never have a dog, but we found a hypoallergenic breed and found one that worked for our home and his allergies! It was amazing to bring home that tiny ball of fluff and be a puppy mommy! 

 This dirty pup is Lucy, and she is our amazing dog. She is six months old and done growing at just under four pounds. She is a terrible dog (barking, not listening, eating my carpet, etc.) but I love her so much. I can't imagine life without this crazy pup.

Then, I got asked to check review something from the brand new eShakti line. I picked out this gorgeous 3/4 sleeve blazer, and I adore it. It fits me like a glove, and it is so chic. I totally love it for the transition from summer to fall. When the mornings are crisp and cool, but I know it's going to warm up during the day, I absolutely love this little jacket. 

Blazer: eShakti
Top: Old Navy
Pants: Joe's Jeans
Heels: Ross
Earrings: Anthro

Oh, and the biggest news? I am SIX MONTHS PREGNANT! I am over the moon with this little bundle growing inside my big ol' belly! It happened so quickly, but we are incredibly grateful and blessed. I've wanted nothing more than to be a mom my entire life, and here I am getting ready to be one! This news may not be so shocking if you're like me, took one look at these photos and thought "Wow, she's put on a few pounds!" I certainly have, but it's all baby. And a little peach cobbler. Ok, ok.... it's a lot Peach Cobbler.... But these pants are regular people pants and I fit in them (almost) so I don't feel so bad!



We are expecting a little girl December 30th. 


 Thank you so much for reading my blog, and coming with me on my pregnant journey to motherhood. I promise it won't all be about babies. Just most of it. 

Much Love,
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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

OOTD + Sneak Peak

  I'm back! And I've got today's outfit, plus a sneak peak at my Stitch Fix delivery! Don't judge my pale arms, they haven't seen the sun in months!





Top/Belt: Target
Jeans: Forever 21
Flats: Payless
Necklace: Gift
Earrings: Anthro
Sunnies: Thrifted


Happy Wednesday!  After a busy week of making up work for sick people (damn this cold!) I've caught up and I'm back to blogging. Seriously, I miss you guys when I don't have the time to blog! 

Only two more weeks until we move into our first home! I can't wait to decorate and post pictures of MY house. Dream come true! 

Here is a preview of my Stitch Fix box I got in the mail the other day! I love presents!


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Monday, February 4, 2013

First of all....

Sorry for my absence. I've been crazy busy at work and then I got super sick (still am). But I have some wonderful news! Last week, the hubs and I were approved for a house! We made an offer on an amazing short sale last month, and last week they approved our offer. I can't believe these people are letting us buy a house! I cannot get over my excitement, and I keep dreaming of interior design schemes. We are beyond blessed!

Also, I'm 26 as of two weeks ago. One year closer to 30. Last year I felt horrible turning 25 because I hadn't achieved any of the goals I had unrealistically set for myself as a teen. This year however, I feel amazing about 26! I graduated this past year, hubs and I saved our butts off and bought a house, I have the best job, and now we are trying to start our family. Bring it on, 26!




 
Scarf: PacSun
Sweater: Target
Jeans, Ring: Forever 21
Flats: Michael Stars
Earrings: Gift from Hubs


So happy to be back to blogging. I missed all you guys! 
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

New Jewelry + One Year Older

I'm so excited! I got my Sira & Mara necklaces in the mail yesterday and I love them so much!!  They are amazingly designed, affordable, and super fashionable! I can't believe I didn't order from them sooner. Now I'm obsessed!





Top: TJ Maxx
Jeans: Forever 21
Flats: Urban Outfitters
Watch: Michael Kors
Necklace: Sira & Mara USA


 

 Well, I'm off to a fancy dinner with my in-laws for my birthday. Yes folks, tomorrow I turn 26 years old. I am officially closer to 30 than 20. I have mixed feelings. On the one hand, I am grateful to be growing older because of the things I'm learning and the exciting changes happening this year. On the other hand, I'm scared of getting older because of the things I'm learning and the changes happening this year. I'm an adult, people! It's scary! I have a grown-up job, and pay bills, and I'm married, and hopefully one day soon I'll have a little person to take care of. Mostly, I am grateful to be alive, grateful to be growing and learning every day, and grateful for the people closest to me. Photobucket

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Karaoke Weekend

 This weekend, after a long day of efficiency meetings on Saturday, we went out for a fun night of karaoke with our friends. 

Me and Jill


Surprisingly, all of these men are not drunk.






White v-neck: Target
Cardigan: Urban Outfitters
Jacket/Jeans/Necklace: Forever 21
Boots: Carlos Santana
Beanie: Zumies

This weekend was awesome. I love all my friends so dearly, and I'm so grateful for the part they play in my beautiful life.  So, so grateful!
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