Fashion & Beauty

Striped Tee + Cardigan

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAStriped Long Sleeve Tee similar here / Cardigan similar here / Levi’s 535 in Mid Roast / Heels similar here / Earrings

It’s been awhile since my last post – between the eight or nine holiday get togethers we had starting last Friday I have had literally zero time to get anything done. On top of that I caught a cold during all of that and have been down the past two days alternating between sleeping and binge watching Ultimate Beastmaster (check it out on Netflix!) and the Jurassic Park series.

Pregnancy colds take you down hard. This is my second one and I’ll be really pumped if I don’t get another. The first night I don’t think I had an hour and a half of consecutive sleep. Between rolling around because I couldn’t breathe and everything ached to having to go to the bathroom every hour because a certain little someone is starting to press on my bladder and getting woken up by my husband because I’m snoring horribly loud now – I have been absolutely miserable the past two days. Today I’m a little better than yesterday, so I figured I could suck it up for an hour and get a post up, but then it’s back to the couch to binge watch something else. 🙂

My baby bump has started to show now, so I feel like I look less bloated and more pregnant which has boosted my mood. I have also started to feel tiny little feet flicking my belly (they’re not really strong enough to be called kicks yet 🙂 ) and as weird as I thought it would be, it’s really not. Luckily, I’m still somehow fitting into most of my pre pregnancy clothes so I’m grateful to not have to spend the extra money to get maternity items yet. (I AM wearing a belly band though!)

I hope everyone had a great holiday – we were super busy but saw a lot of people we don’t see super often and we had a ton of fun. To top it off, Santa was good to both of us this year; I think we ended up with more than we know what to do with (or have space for) but it’ll all find a home soon.

(I’m going to have to give my husband a crash course in lighting again – reminding him to watch the meter doesn’t seem to be helping. 🙂 )

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Fashion & Beauty

Metallic Tunic + Glitter Clutch

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMetallic Tunic / Levi’s Super Skinny in Mid Roast / Glitter Clutch similar here / Glitter Heels similar here / Soulfeel Charm Bracelet & Charms / CZ Halo Studs similar here

We attended our first Christmas dinner of the season this past Sunday. Where is the time going?! Because it’s still early in the season this was a casual get together, I opted for jeans and a tunic rather than a fancy outfit.

As concerned as I was about the metallic tunic being scratchy or stiff, it wasn’t at all and I was pretty surprised. The material is super comfy with just a faint shimmer to it. I may have to get it in a couple more colors (it comes in 9!).

The clutch I literally just got at Target on Black Friday, but I could not find it on their website. You may want to check your local store to see if they have one in stock; if not, the bag I listed comes also comes in silver, gold and pink!

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Fashion & Beauty · Misc

Holiday Outfit + Massive News!

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMock Layer Sweater / Levi’s Super Skinny 535 in Mid Roast / Glitter Heels similar here and here / CZ Stud Earrings similar here
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Few disclosures. One: we’re currently updating our outlets, so try not to pay attention. Two: we’re also choosing paint colors, so also try not to notice. Three: I decided to play around with Lightroom presets because our lighting was really bad. Fun part? It’s still bad, but it does look better.

This outfit is perfect for a casual holiday dinner or date night out. It has just the right mix of comfort and sparkle to get your holiday spirit on!

Now, on to the massive news, because I know you are DYING to know. And I have been DYING to tell you.

Maybe some of you have noticed (even though I’ve been trying very hard to hide it!) that my pants are a bit tighter and my waist is getting thicker, not to mention I’ve been breaking out. Did you have your suspicions?

We.

Are.

Pregnant!

Whew! Glad I got that off my chest! Since I found out I was pregnant I have been trying so hard to keep it under wraps from everyone. First I had to keep it quiet for a week because I wanted to surprise my husband with a pregnancy reveal photoshoot. Then I chose to keep it from my closest family until I was nearing the end of my first trimester, followed by the rest of the family so they could be surprised when they got their Christmas cards and finally, you guys!

We have waited a long time for a baby and are excited to be expecting our first at the end of May. It’s been a roller coaster from surprising my husband to picking names to cravings, but all totally worth it! (The very first thing I started craving was chocolate and peanut butter, but now I’ve moved on to cheese and sopressata!) We could not be more thrilled as we await our new addition.

I am currently 16 weeks, so I’m into my second trimester. The first trimester was so many ups and downs that I’m not even really sure which way IS up anymore. I was incredibly tired all the time, I didn’t even have the energy to blog like normal which is why I’ve been AFK on and off for three months. On the up side, I didn’t have any morning sickness and our baby is looking very healthy.

That’s enough excitement for today. Tune in tomorrow to see our pregnancy reveal pictures and how we told everyone!

And remember to enter todays’ giveaway! 🙂

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Fashion & Beauty · Misc

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFlannel Sleep Shirt similar here, here and here

‘Tis the season! Where has the year gone?! I feel like I was just wrapping last years’ Christmas gifts and stashing them under the tree. Wrapping gifts is one of my favorite things to do this time of year – I turn on some classic Christmas music, grab a cup of cocoa and wrap until my fingers throb. In fact, I love wrapping gifts so much I decided to wrap up gifts for twelve lucky readers! If they will actually be wrapped or just shipped has yet to be determined. 🙂

Starting tomorrow, December 1st and through December 12th, I’ll be hosting a daily giveaway with a different prize each day. Each day, one winner will receive that days featured prize with a small surprise from me. Each person who enters is only eligible to win once during the entire twelve day giveaway. All winners will be announced after the entire giveaway has ended and prizes will be shipped shortly thereafter. The giveaway is only open to US residents.

Remember to come back every day for a chance to win a different prize! Good luck!

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Fashion & Beauty

Little Black…Bloopers

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Cowl Neck Sweater + Tote

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Long Cardigan + Heels

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Jack Skellington Inspired Outfit

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“Layered” Sweater + Black Skinnies

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Overnight Flight Survival

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Green Plaid Scarf

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Pan Collar Dress + Mary Janes

It has been a LONG time since I did a bloopers post – we are long overdue for some giggles. Blogging is a lot of hard work and bad photos. So here is another round up of the worst of the worst for your viewing enjoyment. These bloopers are unedited and proudly brought to you by my husband.

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Fashion & Beauty

Vintage Houndstooth Skirt

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHoundstooth Skirt similar here, here and here / Tee / Black Hoop Earrings / Pointed Toe Heels similar here

 This afternoon we had our final Thanksgiving dinner of the year – after one more massive food binge we are 100% ready for Christmas! Our tree is up and there are even some gifts already under there. Fingers crossed that Alastor does not like the gifts as much as he liked the bulbs. 🙂

If you have been following this blog for a bit, you should recognize the skirt from this thrift haul post. It has since been ironed and looks so much better. 🙂

In other news, Black Friday was an absolute success! I did most of my shopping the week of Thanksgiving online and then headed out to do a couple in store only deals first thing Black Friday morning. My favorite things I bought were a new Ninja blender, new dishes and the cutest pair of reindeer slippers! Not to mention, I was able to knock out a couple Christmas gifts as well.

What were your favorite Black Friday deals?

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Fashion & Beauty

Green Plaid Scarf

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATunic Sweater similar here / Green Plaid Scarf / Levi’s 710 Super Skinny Jeans in Head West / Pointed Toe Heels similar here / Wallet (comes in 16 colors!)

Here’s another Thanksgiving outfit idea! What I love about this outfit is that it’s casual but dressy and comfy but put together. Perfect for stuffing (and hiding!) your belly on Thanksgiving!

This scarf is quickly becoming a favorite of mine. I love the double sided option and it’s so large and cozy, you’ll just want to wear it everywhere. It comes 12 colors and I already have plans to buy the series 1 red and the series 2 green for the upcoming holidays! And that wallet? If you are in need of a new one, it’s literally the best wallet I’ve ever owned. There’s so much space and everything stays so well organized, not to mention it’s pretty chic. 🙂

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