Friday, December 19, 2014

Tis the Season!

Happy Friday y'all! I am showing some Christmas spirit and my growing bump at school today. Only two more days left of school, woohooo! I hope you have a wonderful weekend! You can get my shirt here!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

BUMPstyle Box Review



I was pretty excited to get my very first BUMPstyle Box last week, and even more so than when I got my first Stitch Fix Box, because I have discovered that finding stylish maternity clothes can be a bit tricky. I was really interested to see what kinds of maternity items would be included in my box.

First, let me tell you about BUMPstyle Box and the amazing concept behind it. BUMPstyle Box is a chic maternity boutique that is delivered to your door. There are usually 3-4 items that are hand-selected based on your style profile that you fill out when you join.  The items could be dresses, pants/jeans, shoes and even accessories! Along with your box, you receive a note from your personal stylist who helps give you ideas about how to style each item, and then you get 5 days to try on and decide if you want to keep any (or all!) of your items. 

The styling fee is $30 and you get to apply that $30 to any of your items. If you spend over $150, your styling fee of $30 gets waived! All of the items that I received were awesome, but I chose to showcase my four favorite pieces from the six that I received. Read below to check them out...

The first item that I loved was this color-blocked blouse. It was shorter in the front and longer in the back. It was really comfortable and I felt like it did a nice job covering me up, but still allowed me have some shape. I also really liked the color combo.

The  second item I chose, were these black lacquered jeans. These jeans were actually my FAVORITE item! I have tried to avoid wearing jeans my entire pregnancy so far. As my body has been changing, all I have wanted to wear are leggings. I also have a really hard time finding jeans that fit me, so when I saw them, I thought to myself, "These are so cute, but I doubt they will fit me." Once I put them on, I didn't want to take them off. It didn't even feel like I was wearing jeans! Instead of having a front panel like most maternity jeans out there, these jeans had two elastic panels on the sides, and this made them extra comfortable. The black lacquered sheen also made these jeans look a little dressier as well. 

The next item I chose was this striped cowl neck tunic. It looked so comfortable, that I couldn't wait to put it on. I also knew that this would be a great top to wear with leggings (and as I mentioned, I am ALL ABOUT leggings these days!) Also notice I am wearing those badass lacquered jeans again! :)

 My other favorite item in the box was this dress! I thought this dress would be perfect for any upcoming holiday parties and I also loved that I didn't have to wear much jewelry with it, since it already has this gorgeous jeweled neckline. 

If you saw my post from yesterday, you will know that I also paired this dress with a leopard fur vest that I had. Its cold up here in Boston, so adding some fur gave me some more warmth and a little more a of a holiday glam look.

Overall, I absolutely adored my BUMPsyle Box. My stylist picked a great assortment of items to choose from and everything fit perfectly! The only downside of the BUMPstyle Box was that all the items were pretty expensive. I don't mind paying a lot of money for items that I love, but its hard to justify spending a lot of money on maternity items that I will only wear for a short time. I thought that the BUMPstyle Box would be a wonderful gift idea for an expecting mama though. When your body is going through so many changes (for me this is the first time to experience this) its nice to get some stylish items sent right to your door that make you feel both beautiful and glamorous.

Thank you to BUMPstyle Box for allowing me to do a review!
  The items were provided by BUMPstyle Box, but the opinions expressed here are all mine.
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Bow Obsession

If you have been following me for a while now, you will know that I have a crazy bow obsession. I love ANYTHING with a bow on it! I found a ton of adorable bow items that I thought you might like too! I would tell you what my favorite item in this collage is, but I love every. single. item here!

 

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Leopard Vest





Dress: c/o Bumpstyle Box, Vest: Forever 21 (30% off!!), Shoes: Sofft  (old, similar style here)

I am so in looooove with this leopard vest and have been wearing it a lot lately. I actually wore it to school the other day and was kind of worried it would look weird, but I got a TON of compliments. I am also really excited to be able to wear it to a few holiday events that are coming up. 

I got this maternity dress in my Bumpstyle Box that I will be reviewing later this week! Bumpstyle Box is a styling service for Moms-to-be and they had some really great items that came in my box. Stay tuned for a full review on the blog this week!

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Jet Setting Mama





Shirt: c/o OhBabyChic, Vest: New York & Company, Jeans: Kensie, Hat: Old Navy, Boots: old

Today I am wearing this adorable shirt from OhBabyChic, which I learned is located in my hometown of Atlanta, GA. They make the cutest t-shirts for Mamas-to-Be, including this "Jet Setting Mama" shirt that has thumb holes in the sleeves to keep your hands nice and toasty! 

OhBabyChic also makes chic gear for both mom and baby, including the cutest carrier covers and nursing covers. I love all of their tees, especially this one! I hit the 19 weeks mark this weekend and am having a hard time sleeping at night. It's very strange to try to sleep with this belly when it feels like its about to rip through your skin! On a positive note, I have been feeling the baby move for about the past week and more consistently on a daily basis.  I hope y'all had a lovely weekend!

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Friday, December 12, 2014

Gift Guide: Your Bestie

Can you believe that Christmas is only 2 weeks from today? Let me help you finish up your Christmas shopping for the most important person on your list, your bestie! How cute is this beanie set? Forget BFF necklaces, its time to keep our noggins warm and look adorable while doing it! My ultimate favorite item on this list is the Bathtub Wineglass Holder! **Its sold out below, but I found it in stock here!  Happy Shopping!
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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Casual Tulle

 


Shirt: Old Navy, Sweatshirt: J.Crew( on major sale!) , Skirt: old (similar here), Shoes: Sofft 

So I like to think of gold dots (or hearts) as a neutral. I got this sweatshirt from J.Crew (on sale!) and wanted to dress it up a bit, so I added this old tulle skirt I got from Forever 21 a few years ago. The skirt dresses it up, but still keeps it somewhat casual. I thought about adding some boots to this look and then I could definitely wear it casually to work or even to run errands and be super comfy. Do you own a gold polka dot top? Whats your favorite way to style it?
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