Beauty & Fashion

The Perfect Dress for a Carolina Winter

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If you’ve been following along with my blog posts you would know that I’m originally from New York and just recently moved to the Charlotte area to relocate for my husband’s job. It has been a huge change with a new home, no family around, and getting to know the new area.

So far I’ve loved the transition and am getting used to all the new aspects of my life, but the one thing that seems to make it all so worth it is this Carolina weather. The other day I ran errands in this dress and it was 62 degrees here, and 24 degrees in my hometown. That alone is worth the move down south.

Back in New York, January would be another sweater and boots month for me. Now that I’m in Charlotte I am loving that I get to wear these comfortable dresses to run errands when I leave the house.

Recently I received this adorable dress from PinkBlush, and it has been perfect for this time of year in the Carolina’s. For the last few months I wore tons of their maternity clothes, so when I learned that they also had women’s clothing I was all on board to try some of their regular items.

This Grey Striped Ruffle Trim dress is the perfect piece for this time of year. I love the light gray color, but it also comes in black or charcoal grey. If you like a dress with a cinched waistline this is the dress for you. It hugs my waist right where I want it to without being too tight. I absolutely love the ruffle trim bottom and sleeves which give it some character. The material is so soft but is thick enough to feel comfortable wearing. One of the best parts about it is this dress has pockets. C’mon ladies, you know you love a good pocket dress.

Check out PinkBlush‘s website for some of their adorable clothing items. If you’re interested in more outfit ideas with PinkBlush, check out some of my recent blog posts with some of their amazing pieces:

Teal Floral Fitted Maternity Wrap Dress

Peach Floral Striped Knot Tie Maternity Top

Navy Floral Fitted Wrap Maternity Dress

Heather Grey Soft Knit Maternity Duster Cardigan

Ivory Floral Chiffon Ruffle Trim Maternity Blouse

Floral Maternity Maxi Dress

And tons of other items!

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Thank you to PinkBlush 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!

Baby

The Sweetest Baby Accessories with Lila & Lilly

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Recently I found the cutest little Etsy shop called Lila & Lilly. She makes the cutest little accessories for babies. Her shop sells swaddle sets, bows, bow turbans, and more. I received a swaddle blanket and a bow turban for my newborn little girl, and I am already obsessed with both!

The poly-spandex fabric makes it so easy to swaddle and hold your baby. It is so lightweight and buttery soft that I don’t want to put her down when she is wearing it! I am so excited that it is so stretchy because we will be using this sweet turban for as long as we can.

Check out her Etsy shop as well as her Instagram account to find more of her adorable items. These would make a beautiful baby shower gift, or would be perfect for your own sweet newborn!

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A huge thank you to Lila & Lilly for sponsoring this post and for having the most adorable baby accessories! All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Beauty & Fashion

Amazing, Bold Earrings with Dawn Graham Designs

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I have always been an earring wearer ever since I was in sixth grade when my mom let me get my ears pierced. I don’t usually wear necklaces because I don’t like how they look on me, but earrings? Oh, give me all the cute earrings and I’m a happy girl.

This is why I was so excited that I learned about Dawn Graham Designs and her absolutely amazing collection of earrings. She has so many different options and colors to choose from that I find myself on her site or Instagram page forever just trying to figure out which ones I like the most.

Two of her most popular earrings are the statement earrings and the pompom earrings which I am obsessed with. She mixes and matches all different colors and patterns to fit any season, holiday, or even your favorite sports team!

The best part? She is a full time working mom of two kids who hustles to make these awesome earrings in her spare time. Better yet, the name Dawn Graham came from her children’s middle names and her son helped design her logo. Can you get any cuter than that?

These would make a perfect gift for the upcoming holidays! She also has other types of earrings as well as necklaces. Check out her shop today!

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Thank you to Dawn Graham Designs for sponsoring today’s post and for having the best, quality earrings! All content and opinions are my own!

Beauty & Fashion

Classy or Casual Maternity Dress

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Outfit // Dress: PinkBlush | Cardigan: Nordstrom | Booties: Target

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Margot’s Outfit // Dress: Old Navy | Cardigan: PinkBlush | Shoes: Target

There is nothing like having a super comfortable dress that can be worn all the time. My latest dress from PinkBlush is so comfortable that I find myself wearing it out, but also a comfy dress for quick errands or just lounging around the house in.

The best part about this Navy Floral Fitted Wrap Maternity Dress is I will totally be wearing it after the baby is born because it will be so easy to nurse in. This dress is the softest velvet material and is the perfect fit from the bust to the length of the dress.

 

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!

Beauty & Fashion

My Favorite Non-Maternity Sweater for Maternity Wear

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This time of year makes me want all the comfy, cozy sweaters to start wearing during the fall and winter months. Over the last few years, I have definitely accumulated a fair amount of sweaters that I can pull out and wear in a moments notice. The only problem with this fall season is that most of those sweaters don’t extend over that growing bump that seems to be protruding more and more each day.

I decided I wanted to try finding some comfortable sweaters that I could wear while pregnant, but also continue to wear over the years. Big baggy sweaters it is!

I recently found the cutest heathered lace patchwork sweater that fits so well from Dresslily. It goes right over my bump, but will definitely still be wearable next fall when I’m (hopefully) back to my regular weight. It is the perfect sweater to wear with leggings, which is exactly what this pregnant mama needs. My favorite part is the adorable lace patchwork along the bottom.

Look for more comfortable, adorable finds from DressLily in the future!

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Thank you to Dresslily for sponsoring today’s post. All content and opinions are that of my own! 

Baby · Beauty & Fashion

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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Baby · Beauty & Fashion

It’s a Girl!

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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!