Monday, March 30, 2015

Foxy





Dress: CiChic, Belt: Target, Boots:old, similar here, Sunglasses: Versace

Hope y'all had a fabulous weekend! I just hit 34 weeks today, and I have to admit...I'm a little scared. My baby boy keeps growing and growing and I'm not quite sure how I'm going to make it for another 5 weeks, let alone dress! Luckily this non-maternity fox dress is pretty roomy so that I can still wear it. This outfit is pretty comfortable too. I've been wearing this bow belt a lot lately, basically because it makes me feel like I don't look quite as big when I have a belt on top of my bump. 

Make sure you check back tomorrow, as I will be giving away a 4 Moms rockaRoo and I can't wait! I just got one for our baby and my husband set it up last night. I am really looking forward to putting my little guy in there and maybe hooking up some jams from my iPod.
 photo sig_zpsa0ee1fe2.jpg

Monday, March 23, 2015

Belly Buttons






Well, its official...I feel ridiculously, uncomfortably huge. I can't believe that I have 49 days left..I don't know how I'm going to do it. The only comfort these days is when I get into the swimming pool. I went swimming this weekend and wished I could've stayed in there  for the next month and a half and then possibly give birth in there. A serious KUDOS to all you mamas out there...being preggo is a lot harder than I ever thought it would be.

Speaking of being huge, my super deep innie belly button became an outtie a long time ago. I have become a little self-conscious about it while I'm at school teaching. The last thing I want is one of my high school students staring at my belly button through my shirt while I'm teaching. I recently came across these Bump Bows via Instagram and find them to be way better than sticking a Band-aid over my navel (plus, you can still see the outline of the Band-aid  through my shirt sometimes)

Bump Bows were developed by a mom who was frustrated that there wasn't a fun, practical and affordable product on the market designed to help women's clothing lie more smoothly and comfortably on their pregnant bellies, so she decided to create Bump Bows!  Bump Bows not only serve a purpose under clothing, but also as an accessory to assist in gender reveals, maternity shoots and more.  The colors and patterns are adorable and I especially love this pink polka dot bow (although my baby boy would probably prefer the blue or green!)

 photo sig_zpsa0ee1fe2.jpg

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Nine Naturals


I have always been self conscious about what I put into my body, but once I got pregnant, this got taken to a whole new level. Suddenly the high prices for organic food weren't so high and drinking enough water each day really became a priority, because it's not just about you anymore. Along with being choosy about what goes into my body, I have also become very self-conscious about what I use ON my body as well. 
I recently discovered Nine Naturals products and was very impressed with all their products for expecting mamas and their philosophy behind their products. The mission of Nine Naturals is "to make beauty simple, smart and safe for moms and moms-to-be. We craft our products to give moms and moms-to-be the amazing results they love using only natural and organic ingredients. Because taking good care of oneself is the best thing a woman can do for her baby." 
 
Early on in my pregnancy, I was finding myself constantly reading all the labels and ingredients on all the products I was using, checking to make sure ingredients were safe and natural for my baby. I had the opportunity to try two of  the Nine Naturals products, the Vanilla + Geranium Regenerative Pregnancy Belly Butter & Stretch Mark Cream and their Natural Belly Oil. The Belly Butter was so dreamy, that I used it on my entire body and the scent was really nice and not too heavy (If you've been pregnant, then you know how important light scents are!) I've also been using the Belly Oil (it's non-scented) on my belly, hips and butt every time I get out of the bath or shower. The oil is great, because its moisturizing, but dries fairly quickly so you can get dressed without feeling too greasy. It also contains coconut oil, which I am huge fan of. 

 The label on Nine Naturals says "for pregnancy and beyond" so I am definitely looking forward to trying out some of their other products even after I have my baby. How fabulous do these products sound? Citrus and Mint Nourishing Shampoo, Mandarin and Ginger Restorative Conditioner (I'm sure I'll need this post-partum!) For those of you who are thinking about having a baby or are trying to conceive, Nine Naturals even makes Fertility Prep Products that contain key nutritional support to bolster fertility and promote ideal reproductive health! Want to try some of these amazing products? Be sure to use code "SS15" at checkout for 15% off your order (expires 3/31/2015)
 


  Here are some interesting facts that I got from Nine Naturals about Toxins and Chemicals: 
 
More than 200 toxic chemicals have been found in newborn cord blood.
The American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecologists and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine acknowledged in a joint statement that many chemicals that pregnant women absorb and ingest from the environment can cross the placenta and affect the health and development of the fetus.  
Toxin exposure can impact mom and baby's health. 
Scientific evidence over the past 15 years shows that pre-conception and pre-natal exposure to toxic environmental agents is associated with stillbirth, miscarriage, birth defects, hormone disruption, childhood cancers and impaired brain development in children.    
Approximately 700 new chemicals are introduced into the US market every year.  
Due to the deficiencies in the current regulatory structure, most chemicals have entered the marketplace without information regarding their reproductive impact or other long-term toxic effects. While the European Union has banned over 1,000 ingredients from cosmetics, the US has banned just 11.  
The average woman's daily beauty routine consists of 12 beauty products, which exposes her to 168 unique ingredients and potentially harmful chemicals .
Products that touch the skin can be absorbed into the bloodstream and impact the health of both mom and baby. Common chemicals found in everyday personal care products are associated with developmental reproductive and behavioral disorders, hormone disruption and cancer.  
**This post was NOT endorsed by Nine Naturals, and all opinions expressed here are my own.
 photo sig_zpsa0ee1fe2.jpg

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Spring Pastels

 
SHOP THE POST:
 

Monday, March 16, 2015

Firmoo Eyewear

Eyeglasses: c/o Firmoo

 I wear my eyeglasses about three times a year. I usually only need them during the wintertime while driving when it is super cold and grey out. The cold weather conditions and dim light make it difficult for me to see far away. I'm not sure if its because I'm pregnant (My weekly updates keep telling me my vision could be blurred) or if its just a coincidence with the weather/season, but I haven't been able to see anything lately! 

I was so excited when Firmoo reached out to me and offered me a new pair of glasses. It forced me to go to the eye doctor and get a new prescription (I have not had my eyes checked in over 8 years!). Firmoo offers a variety of prescription eyewear at extremely affordable prices. The process for picking out a pair of eyeglasses was super easy. I just chose my frames, lens and any add-ons that I wanted, and I received my glasses in about a week. 

Normally it is super difficult to choose eyeglasses online without getting to try them on first, but Firmoo also allows you upload a photo of yourself so that you can virtually try on their glasses! I got these tortoise shell glasses, which can be found here. If you're looking for a new pair of prescription eyeglasses or sunglasses, you can get a 50% off coupon code for all new customers, here.
 photo sig_zpsa0ee1fe2.jpg

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Black and Yellow





 Dress: c/o My Sister's Closet Boutique, Necklace: c/o Purple Peridot (use code SEWSARAH for 10% off your order) , Shoes: Sofft, Sunglasses: Versace

I love a comfy maxi dress, but when you're preggo, they are like a dream come true! I got this adorable maxi dress from My Sister's Closet Boutique and it is perfect for transitioning into spring right now. As you can see from my pics, we've still got snow here, so I threw on a pair of fleece leggings underneath this dress and it was perfect for the mild weather we have been having here lately.  I love black and yellow together so this was my first choice, but this dress also comes in a navy/wine combo as well. Be sure to check out My Sister's Closet Boutique and use coupon code LUCKY to save 15% on your total order!(expires 4/11)
 photo sig_zpsa0ee1fe2.jpg

Monday, March 9, 2015

Dressing the Bump and a Giveaway!

Alia at Little Mrs. Priss http://littlemrspriss.com/
Jessica at Afternoon Style http://www.afternoonstyle.com/
Kayla at A Darling Dream http://adarlingdream.blogspot.com/
Ashley at Raspberry Glow http://raspberryglow.com/
Elle at Living in Color in Style http://livingincolorstyle.blogspot.com/
Lindsay at Middle of Somewhere http://www.middleofsomewhereblog.com/

 




Dress: Old Navy (sold out, similar here),  Necklace: c/o LeBoutique Shop, Belt: Target, Handbag: (on sale!) Target, Shoes: Sofft, Sunglasses: Versace

Today I have joined up with these six other pregnant mamas for our monthly maternity post! Dressing stylish as a preggo can be a bit of a challenge (especially as we get bigger and bigger!) so I love seeing how these lovely ladies style their bumps! I am 31 weeks today, and I am struggling. Last Sunday my tailbone started hurting, so I am having a hard time walking. I have tried the chiropractor, the massage therapist and even physical therapy and still can barely walk. Its a bit frustrating, because I still have 9 more weeks to go, and I have been so active up until this point in my pregnancy.

On another note, all of the ladies in this post have styled a piece from LeBoutique Shop  (did I mention the owner is pregnant too? We are due about a week apart!) I am wearing their "Sarah" necklace and just adore the colors! Swing over and have a peek at their shop and be sure to use "SewSarahR" for 10% off your order!

Tonight we are giving away seven AMAZING prizes for mamas-to-be! Be sure to check out my Instagram page around 8pm est for all the details. You definitely don't want to miss it!
 photo sig_zpsa0ee1fe2.jpg





09 10