This mama is feeling a lot better. With both of my pregnancies, my nausea, food aversions and low energy was long gone by the second trimester. However, with this pregnancy, I haven’t been so lucky. Even over the Christmas break, I was dealing with morning sickness, food aversions, super low energy, headaches and a horrible toothache! Recently, my energy seems to be creeping back up, I’m not being super picky on what to eat, nausea may only come in waves a couple of times a week, and I finally fixed my tooth problem which has also helped reduce the headaches. Finally, things are looking promising!
Not Trading in the Chic
So I’m pretty much feeling like a seasoned vet when it comes to this whole pregnancy thing. However, this time around, especially now that I’m blogging, I’m learning that style doesn’t have to be compromised. With that being said, you would think comfort would then have to be sacrificed, but that’s not the case either.
Like I explained before on my last maternity post, I am obsessed with Pink Blush and love how they incorporate the current chic trends for women, yet still take comfort into account. Today’s Pink Blush find is a chic olive dress (see the non-maternity version here) with a ruched/gathered side to either dress up your bump, or just add a little bit of pizzazz. This dress comes in multiple colors for multiple seasons, and best of all, it’s soooooo comfortable, soft and stretchy. This dress looks amazing alone or layered with an accent piece.
How I Wore It
Take a look at my looks below for inspiration. I’ve paired this chic look with an oversized faux style vest, over the knee boots (my defaults this season) and dramatic chandelier earrings. This dress is also just as stunning by itself! Remember… Pink Blush is not only all about the pregnant mamas, they’re really just about making women feel beautiful. They’ve got something for everyone, so check them out! I will also be hosting a Pink Blush $75 gift card giveaway today around noon, so be on standby via Instagram for the launch of that contest (@snafierce)!
I absolutely cannot believe how quickly this year is passing by; 2017 is literally almost here, and other than my wardrobe–I’m not ready. However, I don’t know if I’m ever ready really. And this year specifically (with this surprise pregnancy and all) I’m caught even more off guard due to fatigue and your typical pregnancy forgetfulness.
New Year Statements
This year I had two specific requirements when it came to selecting dresses and bringing in the new year–comfortable and dramatic. We always want to make a bold statement for our special occasions, but it’s very difficult to make a statement all while feeling comfortable. Even with taking the pregnancy factor out of the equation, it’s mainly important for me to be comfortable because it’s usually freezing in Dallas at this time. So basically, If I’m cold, I’m usually not a very happy person.
If you’re still looking for that perfect occasion party dress to bring in the New Year, be sure to scope out the Zappos site. Not only do they have great brands like Brigitte Bailey and Culture Phit, but they also have tons more that are sure to help you make that statement you want.
We all need that go to dress that will fly for multiple occasions. This dress (see it here) in particular, got me through this entire past weekend! Now don’t judge me… but I am guilty of wearing this dress back to back–Saturday night for a date night/bday celebration with the hubs, and for a baby shower the next day. Hey, I figured nobody I crossed paths with Saturday night would be attending the baby shower… ha!
The Greatest Go To Dress
If you’re a regular on the blog you won’t be surprised to find that this beautiful dress (see it here) is from Target’s Who What Wear collection. This line is seriously a lifesaver. As a working mom, I find myself constantly multitasking trying to find ways to maximize my time with my family. So when a stop at Target for necessities can also serve as my fashionista fix–I’m totally okay with that!
Today’s post is sponsored by one of my favorite online retailers, SheIn, a retailer that keeps up with the latest trends all while staying incredibly affordable. I shop this brand often especially because, as a fashion blogger, I have to invest in a lot of clothes. As far as my staples–jeans, bottoms, shoes, bags–I try to invest a little more, mainly because I’ll be wearing them more often. However, with pieces like tops and dresses, I actually try to scale down in price a bit because I tend to change these pieces out more often.
Stretch the Wardrobe, Stretch the Budget
One of my favorite things… finding multiple ways to wear one thing. I find that the more simple the piece is, the easier it is to mix and match.
Three Ways to Chambray
Today’s chambray beauty is a classic–a piece that will stay around for quite sometime mainly because of its simplicity. I wore this dress first classic style, with peep toe booties. Next, I wore this dress with a bohemian flare wearing sandals and a boho statement bag. Finally, I wore this dress more so as a top and layered it over jeans–sort of street chic style.
See my pictures below for inspiration, and be sure to check out more from SheIn! I love that they release new pieces daily (click here, or on the logo to the left to check out the latest and greatest from Shein). You can also shop my post below for direct links and accessories!
Wishing everyone a happy Monday, and a productive week!
For some reason, every winter my wardrobe turns to blah–desperately lacking color! It’s even evident on my Instagram feed. Other than my pop of reds from Christmas, you can sort of see the color fade away for the winter.
Saying NO to Segregation
Don’t get me wrong, I love my wardrobe choices, but it’s like the color gets sucked right out of my closet! And yes, it does have a lot to do with the fact that companies tend to focus on the neutrals for the winter, and release their ‘colored’ clothes in the spring and summer. But hey… let’s not segregate our seasons here! And who’s to say colors have to be muted in the winter? Well, I’m ready for a change… I need a pop of color in my life, or at least on my Instagram feed. Ha!
My Color Fix
Today’s dress was another PinkBlush find! Hey, I know this is my second PinkBlush post this week, but they have killer deals, and I wanted to share my looks before it was too late! Like stated in my last blog post, PinkBlush is a company that started off as a maternity boutique, and is known for their chic maternity clothes, however, PinkBlush maternity is now offering the latest trends for all women! Not only are their looks chic, but they’re also made beautifully and with comfort in mind for us busy women. The best part of all, these clothes are affordable. For my mamas who are pregnant or in that transition period, PinkBlush’s trendy maternity clothes, and even their women’s line, will suit you perfectly.Today’s gorgeous floral draped maxi dress, (here it is as a cute maternity dress) was the perfect pop of color I needed to give me my color fix!