38 Weeks

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We had an amazing few days of great weather earlier this week (sorry, East Coast friends) and I think I may have become more tan.  It was so warm and sunny that I ran errands in no more than a t-shirt, skirt, and sandals as you see above.  Moreover, the baby bump tends to act like a furnace keeping me more snug than normal so I felt like I was baking under the sun.

We officially have 2 weeks to go!  I’ve found that stretchy skirts and long dresses with no waistline are my go-to these days.  Pants have definitely hit their tightness and no longer feel comfortable to wear for long periods of time.  The nursery is also coming along nicely.  We had our glider delivered last weekend, crib and mattress delivered this week, and we’re just putting on the finishing decor touches.  I can’t wait to share the nursery reveal soon on the blog.

So happy it’s a short week this week – hope you’re having a good one!

T-shirt – Target (so comfy and simple, bought several of these) / Skirt – Motherhood Maternity / Purse – BCBG MaxAzria  (old) / Sandals – Piperlime (eyeing these) / Scarf – J.Crew (another version this season) / Sunglasses – Prada

Love Day

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Hope you all had a great weekend!  It’s always hard to jump back into the swing of things especially after a long weekend.  Given that I am almost 38 weeks pregnant, I tried to rest as much as I could over the last few days, catching up on reading, doing light housework in prep for baby’s arrival, and enjoying time with the hubby over brunch and romantic dinners.

Our Valentine’s Day was low key, but still very sweet this year.  I picked up this cute t-shirt from Mom’s the Word, a boutique maternity clothing store that I’ve raved about in previous posts.  I knew this would be the perfect Valentine’s Day outfit.  I started the day with a much needed pedicure.  We strolled through our local farmer’s market, grabbed a late lunch, took a nap, and ended the day with a dinner date.  The weather was gorgeous to boot (a sunny 75 degrees)!

Now, it’s back to work for a couple more weeks…have a wonderful day!

T-shirt – Mom’s the Word / Skirt – Motherhood Maternity / Bag – BCBG MaxAzria (old) / Shoes – Piperlime (old) / Bracelet – Margaret Elizabeth Jewelry

Happy Friday + Links

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Happy Friday!  It’s been cool and crisp these last few days in the Bay Area, providing the perfect weather for outdoorsy activities like hiking or apple picking.  I’ll be heading to Vegas tomorrow for a quick trip to celebrate a friend’s milestone birthday.  What are you up to this weekend?

 

Some inspiration and links for your perusal:

Throwing a Halloween party this weekend?  Get into the mood with this cocktail starring black ice cubes.

Have you been catching all the sales that have been zipping by?  This week, Loeffler Randall is having a Friends and Family sale…Rider Bag, I’m looking at you!

Piperlime is giving 40% off Final Sale items…run, don’t walk!

The color-of-the-moment?  I am loving everything maroon, like this J.Crew ensemble featuring this herringbone topcoat.  I’m also bringing back a dark lip with YSL’s Rouge Pur Couture lipstick.

If you’re keeping it low-key this weekend, how about cozying up with some hot cocoa and this metallic knit throw from Pottery Barn?  I have one and it’s super soft!

I’m still working on my to-do list from this post and trying to master a few soups this season.  This coconut curry pumpkin soup looks delish…and makes a great starter for an autumn dinner party.

Hope you have a fantastic weekend!  xoxo

 

8 days until Christmas…

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There are 8 days left until Christmas!  How is everyone’s shopping and holiday party hopping going?  Waking up this morning, I found a TON of emails and messages alerting me to all the sales going on right now.  If you’re an online shopper, you have a couple of days left to ship gifts before the 25th!  Below is a round of holiday sales that I’ve found:

J.Crew’s holiday sale ends today.  30% off every purchase and free shipping.  3 days left for standard holiday delivery.

Quincy’s 30% off sale ends this Wednesday, 12/19.  Code: HOLIDAY30.

Banana Republic has a 30% off sale online and in-stores until 12/18.  Code: BR48HOUR.

Gap has a 35% off your purchase sale, ending today, 12/17.  Code: GAPGIVE.

Piperlime has up to 50% off.  It’s part of their twice-yearly clearance.  Extra 20% off on sweaters, ending today.  Code: COZY.

Madewell has a 30% off sale on all purchases online and in-stores.  Free shipping on all orders.  Code: MERRY.

Club Monaco: Take an extra 30% off already-reduced styles. Online only.  Code: GIFT30.  Until 12/19, regular offer of free “economy” shipping has been upgraded to free “Standard Ground Shipping”.

Ann Taylor: 50% off full-priced tops and sweaters.  Code: TOPS.  Take extra 25% off sales styles, no code needed.

Happy Shopping!

Sky-high Heels

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So excited that some new heels came in this week!  It’s been crazy how many sales events happened in the last week.  I mean, Black Friday discounts are already underway and we still have over a week until Thanksgiving!  Well, in times like these, this fashionista gets busy shopping.  I jumped on the Piperlime sale where already discounted shoes received another 15% off.  Finally have coveted leopard pumps in the closet (yay)!  Check back to see how I style these new beauties.  For now, any of these heels would go well with this trench coat, no?

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Photo from She Reigns

Shoes from top left:

1. Rachel Roy Ana

2. Jean-Michel Cazabet Emma

3. Pour La Victoire Turner

Rock the Black Pump

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While the classic black pump is popular and back on trend this fall, there are many other options to the black pump that can dress up your LBD, basic trouser, or leather pants.  I really like the edgy pair above – how sharp are the studded ankle straps!  This pair is from Transparent by Eric Rutberg for $260 (note: Piperlime is having 20% sale right now).  Great deal!  Other options I’m liking include:

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Next time, reach for one of these unique, stylish pairs when you’re heading out the door!