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The Best Staples to Have in Your Closet to Twin with Your Daughter

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Matching denim and floral dresses linked here.

It is safe to say I’m one of those moms that love to twin with her daughter. Now when I say, “twin” with my daughter, what that typically means is I coordinate our outfits to be somewhat matching. We have a few matching outfits that were either purchased or given to us to match, but most of the time when I match my daughter it’s simple outfits that we each have in our closets that coordinate well together. Most of the items that we use to match I did not purchase for the sake of matching, they were just things I already owned in my closet. I couldn’t match my daughter without these staples in my closet.

Solid Colored Shirts or Dresses

So many times when I match my daughter, it’s just a simple, plain colored shirt that goes well with a shirt she has around that color as well.

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Common Patterns like Stripes or Plaid

I cannot tell you how many times my daughter and I match with stripes. Whether it’s shirts or dresses we each have a few different items in our closets that contain stripes and they are perfect to match each other. We also have a few other patterns that go well together like plaid, floral, palm leaves, etc.

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Mommy and me palm leaf leggings can be found here.

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Jean Jacket

Margot was given a hand-me-down jean jacket which was the perfect staple to easily match with me. If we don’t have a perfect matching outfit, it’s nice to be able to throw this on each of us to bring our style together.

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Mama’s dress is linked here.

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Black Leggings

I love to live in black leggings anyway, so making sure my daughter has a pair that always fits her is a must for matching. It’s easy to pair similar tops or dresses.

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Toddler sweater linked here.

Stay tuned for more coordinating outfits with my daughter!

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It’s a Girl!

Gender reveal

Well, thank you for your patience as we told all of our friends and family the news of the gender reveal first! If you’ve read the title by now you’ve realized that it’s a GIRL! We would have been happy either way, but we are so thrilled to be having another girl, and a sister for Margot.

I’m also excited because I love pink, and it’s certainly going to be easy to match my daughters with all the pink around this house.

A few weeks ago I wrote about my favorite maternity store, PinkBlush (check out that blog post here). Recently I found this adorable pink long sleeve cold shoulder maternity top that had the cutest ruffle on it from them. It is so soft and comfortable to wear, as well as super cute. I definitely will be wearing this throughout my entire pregnancy, as well as postpartum. Check out more of their adorable maternity tops on their website.

The best part about PinkBlush is that they not only have women’s clothing they now offer so many adorable outfits for newborns and children. I cannot wait to continue matching with my daughters through PinkBlush!

Let’s hope that this next girl is as sweet, silly and sassy as her older sister!

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Thank you to Pink Blush for sponsoring today’s post and for always having the best, quality clothing for pregnant and new mothers! All content and opinions are that of my own! 

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Why Pink Blush Has Been My Go To Maternity Store for Two Years

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When I learned I was pregnant back in 2016, I hit a point where I was in desperate need of maternity clothes. I had two weddings, three baby showers (one being my own), and just a general need for casual clothes as well as items I could wear to work. I found a few bland pieces at local stores that got me through a month or two. I told myself that I was just going to have to deal with not feeling comfortable or cute in any clothes while I was pregnant for the next few months.

That was before I heard of Pink Blush.

One day while browsing Pinterest I stumbled upon the website Pink Blush, and suddenly realized that I could wear some beautiful, trendy clothes as a pregnant woman, while still being comfortable. These clothes are what I continued to wear after pregnancy when I was still postpartum and not back to my normal weight. Some dresses I was even able to wear after I was back to my normal weight.

Fast forward to 2018 and I am pregnant again, wearing the same beautiful dresses from Pink Blush that I wore during my last pregnancy, as well as some new items that I couldn’t live without.

2018 Pink Blush Favorites

Red Floral Crochet Tassel Tie Maternity Shift Dress

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This dress is one of the most comfortable summer dresses I have ever owned. The polyester material is so light to wear out and about on these warm summer days. It can easily be paired with heels to wear to a formal event, or worn with some sandals to run errands. Just when I thought I couldn’t love this dress more, I realized it has pockets. C’mon ladies, you know we all love a good pocket dress!

When it was shipped to me the tassels were tied together in a bow at the top, but personally, I like the untied look better with an open neckline. This dress is the perfect fit and is designed to be worn before, during and after pregnancy.

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Peach Floral Striped Knot Tie Maternity Top

Floral Maternity Top

This floral and striped top is the perfect piece that can be casually worn around town or dressed up to wear to work. The front has a floral pattern with striped sleeves for a unique look, while the back is only stripes. It’s so easy to pair with a simple jean and bootie outfit, or could be dressed up with a black pencil skirt and heels.

It is 95% Rayon and 5% Spandex so it is very comfortable and has the perfect fit. I love the way it fits right around my bump with the knot tie detail on the left side hemline. The best part is I can wear this now at 20 weeks, but I can see that it will easily continue to fit my growing belly until I am full term.

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2016 Pink Blush Favorites

Coral Maternity/Nursing Dress

Coral Pregnancy Dress

This simple, but beautiful dress has been one of my favorites for years. I wore it when I was pregnant with my daughter who is now almost two. I continued to wear it for months after she was born because it was so easy to breastfeed her in this dress. After I got back to my pre-baby weight I could still easily wear this dress, it just had a bit more flow to it.

I constantly wore this dress casually with a pair of flats or sandals and a jean jacket, or dressed it up with heels and wore it to a wedding. It is so versatile while also allowing you to feel so comfortable and cute wearing it.

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Mint Floral Chiffon Maternity Dress

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This mint floral dress is one of Pink Blush’s most popular items. This was the dress that caught my eye on Pinterest and helped me discover this beautiful range of dresses. I wore this to my baby shower with my first born. It fit so well and was so comfortable to wear. I loved that I could wear this dress with sleeves throughout the summer, and still didn’t get too warm because the sleeve material was so light and airy. It is also double lined to prevent sheerness. This dress continued to fit better and better the more the baby grew.

I have two other friends that bought this same exact dress because they too saw it on Pinterest and they love it just as much as I do. I have never received so many compliments on a dress as I do this one.

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Delivery/Nursing Maternity Robe

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Pink Blush calls these Delivery/Nursing and Maternity Robe’s, but I call them “the comfiest thing I’ve ever put on my body and I wear it every day of my life” robe. When I say that I have worn this robe almost every single day since the birth of my daughter, I’m not lying to you. This is my go-to garment when I get out of the shower, and I wear it all morning long while I get ready until I get dressed in the morning.

I wore it when I was pregnant with my first daughter, and it fit perfectly over my growing belly. It was the comfiest piece of clothing to nurse my daughter in, and I’m so happy that I brought this robe to the hospital with me while I was there for a few days. It is still in beautiful condition and I’m so excited to wear it all the time throughout this second pregnancy as well.

The specific robe I purchased two years ago is not sold anymore, but I have linked two very similar options here and here.

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My final thoughts…

Before you go, let me leave you with a few things:

  1. Pink Blush allows you to get 10% off your first order, so you can instantly get a discounted price.
  2. I am so excited that Pink Blush now has regular women’s clothing, so if you become as addicted as me, you can still buy their adorable items even when you’re not pregnant.
  3. Better yet, they have KIDS clothing that you can purchase for your baby or toddler, and you can guarantee you will be seeing more of that from me in the future.

Comment or message me if you have any questions about styling, sizing or fit on any of these cute items!

 

Thank you to Pink Blush for sponsoring today’s post and for always having the best, quality clothing for pregnant and new mothers! All content and opinions are that of my own! 

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Pregnancy Changed My Taste for Mustard. The Color and the Condiment.

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I used to hate mustard. The color and the food. Then when I became pregnant all I wanted to eat was mustard, and apparently it changed my taste for the color as well. Here are some of my favorite mustard finds that I have found at ModCloth.

This sweater in my cart right now is an adorable, thick sweater that I am obsessing over. It is perfect for my Pittsburgh Steelers attire. They call this color “Honey” but it looks mustardy to me.

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This cute skirt is perfect to wear to work, and has autumn written all over it.

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How cute is this mustard raccoon top?

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Do you want the mustard color in your outfit, but can’t commit to buying an article of mustard clothing? That’s okay! Pair these cute mustard tights with a cute dress and boots to add a little pop of fall color to your ensemble.

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Snag this cute mustard and black beaded necklace to add a little mustard to your outfit.

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Now if mustard is just not your thing, get pregnant and maybe that will change. Kidding! Check out ModCloth for tons of other cute items, mustard or not.

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Mom’s Outfit // Dress: Francesca’s | Boots: Nordstrom | Leggings: LulaRoe | Cardigan: Old Navy

Baby’s Outfit // Sweater: Carter’s | Pants: Old Navy |Shoes: Robeez

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Sweater: Nordstrom | Leggings: LulaRoe

 

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Amazing Deals on Summer Items for Baby in My Shopping Cart Right Now

The smell of fall is in the air. A cool, crisp chill in the morning, the sweaters have come out of the attic, and the leaves crunch under your feet as you walk. That means it is the perfect time to get online and shop for summer wear. Why you ask? Two words: deals galore.

This is the time of year that I buy a lot of warm weather clothes for my daughter. Stores want to get rid of anything summer related to make room for fall and winter products, so some things are unbelievably low priced. Here are some of my favorite summer items I’m buying for my daughter right now to prepare myself for a few months down the road.

My daughter’s adorable suit from Janie and Jack that I wish she would fit in forever.

Baby Swim Wear

My daughter received the cutest suit from Janie and Jack. The original price of the suit was around $42. Currently some of the swim wear at Janie and Jack is down to $9.99 and it is adorable. Order a large size now for your little one to wear next summer! I’m obsessing over this cute swim suit, and am absolutely getting it for my daughter to wear.

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Baby Shorts

Can we talk about the adorable prints that Janie and Jack has right now for around $12.99? Usually prices are between $36.00-$42.00 so this is an amazing deal, and there are so many sweet shorts to choose from. I have these Spearmint Palm shorts in my cart as we speak.

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Baby Sandals

I’m loving the summer colors and adore these bright coral sandals for my daughter. They are on sale right now from $32.00 at only $9.99.

Baby Summer Dresses

Janie and Jack have the cutest summer dresses for little girls (can we get some in mom’s size please). This embroidered eyelet dress was originally $69.00 and is now on sale for only $23.99. I cannot wait until my daughter can wear this come June!

Baby Summer Hats

These summer hats are the sweetest. They are nice material and will hold up nicely during the summer months. I am buying this little straw sun hat for my daughter. It was originally $26.00 on sale for only $8.99.

When I’m shopping I only look at the girls clothes for my daughter, but after looking through some of the summer clothes they also have adorable little boys clothing as well. I especially love the cute plaid outfits they have for the young men.

I tried to only stick to summer items, but they also have adorable fall and winter items that I may have to sneak into my cart as well.

Snag some cute clothes for your little one and store it until the summer. When summer rolls around and you get to pull out these sweet, new outfits it will feel like Christmas in July!

 

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Cute Halloween Costume Ideas With DressLily

You guys, it’s October! That means that Halloween is about one month away. Every year I go through the same process of figuring out what to be for Halloween. I can never decide, and I search all throughout Pinterest and Instagram. I put it off until Halloween reaches, and I still end up Amazon priming a silly unicorn onesie.

Yup. Happy Halloween.

I’ve thought of an interesting idea. Instead of purchasing a whole costume, it would be nice to buy something that I can use as a costume once, but still continue to wear in my normal, non-Halloween life the other 364 days of the year.

For example, this orange dress I wore to a wedding was my inspiration. Someone at the wedding told me it reminded them of Esmerelda from The Hunchback of Notre Dame, so that’s exactly what I may use it as if I don’t end up buying one of these other lovely dresses.

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I found more than 2000 styles of fashion women’s dresses at Dresslily! Bandage, club, bodycon, chiffon, vintage, lace, bohemian dresses etc. Which is your favorite for a Halloween costume? Here are a few ideas I’ve come up with.

There are many different options for Minnie Mouse! They have so many adorable red and white polka dot dresses.

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I also found a few cute dresses that would work well for Alice in Wonderland:

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Here are three super cute dresses if you’re looking to be a sailor:

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Interested in being patriotic for Halloween? The nice part is you could wear these again on other holidays like the Fourth of July or Memorial Day. Check out these American themed dresses:

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Other Characters and Ideas Include:

Belle from Beauty and the Beast? Look how perfect this inexpensive yellow dress would be.

Have your husband go as Batman, and you can be Batgirl in this perfect black and yellow dress.

You could totally be the only lumberjack at the party in this red and black flannel looking dress.

Remember the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland? This red and black dress would be a perfect costume.

Betty Boop is the cutest. You could rock this red vintage dress to look like her.

Madeline is the sweetest little cartoon girl. All you need to do is find a yellow hat to pair with this navy blue and white dress and your costume is complete.

The poodle skirt Halloween costume is a classic that never goes out of style. Rock it with this adorable white and purple dress.

Have a costume that has something to do with music? This fabulous dress with music notes on it would be perfect.

 

This is not even the start of all their amazing dress ideas. Check out their website and let me know your favorites. Comment back with your creative Halloween costume ideas, and which one you think I should choose!

 

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These Socks Will Rock Your Socks

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I may have a sock obsession. I have one drawer that fits all of my jeans, sweatpants and leggings. I have another drawer the same size that only holds socks. Yes, socks. I’d call that an obsession.

Maybe it’s crazy, but socks are my favorite clothing to buy. First of all, my feet are always freezing even in the summer, so if I’m not wearing sandals you will always see me wearing socks. They are the cheapest item of clothing you can get, so that’s a plus. You can buy whatever color, pattern, or design you’d like. They can be as crazy, or as simple as you choose. The best part is, you don’t even have to have them match if you don’t want to!

If I haven’t convinced you yet, maybe the company Say It With A Sock can. They are an awesome clothing company that provides you with a monthly pair of socks.

I’ve always loved the idea of getting a monthly subscription box, but many of them are very expensive. Say It With A Sock only costs you $11.99 for the month including free shipping. The best part is you don’t need to get wrapped up into a full year deal, and can pay for it month by month. They also allow you to cancel at anytime.

Start by signing up for either men, women, or kid’s socks. You get an option between Pattern Socks (more subdued) and Graphic Socks (crazier styles).

I have had socks in the past that are so tight they are a pain to get on my feet, and are not even comfortable to wear. These socks come from reliable companies, and are very stretchy and flexible.

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A cute pair of socks always makes a great stocking stuffer!

Now that the cooler weather is coming these little guys are going to be on my feet at all times. Go snag a pair, try them out, and let me know what you think.

Thanks to Say It With A Sock for partnering with me on this post. All opinions are my own.

 

Shop my outfit here:

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You guys, I’m so happy with these!