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January 2017

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Duster Cardigan

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Duster Cardigan: Forever21  / Jeans:  Gap  / Turtleneck: Target  / Boots: Old similar here / Bag: old similar here  / Sunglasses: Target

I am so in love with the duster cardigan trend. It adds so much to an outfit and if you pick a statement piece it can bring your entire outfit to a whole new level. I am wearing simple black jeans and a black turtleneck and this piece really brings the outfit to life. Not to mention when you are really showing in your pregnancy, it hides the bump more and any areas that need some hiding. For all of my mamas out there, you know what I am talking about. I had such a fun time shooting this look with my girl, Arazelly. She is such an amazing photographer. We shot in the Lower East Side of Manhattan and there were so many cool opportunities and great photography spots. We shot this look at Mr. Purple and I can’t wait to go back.

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My Maternity Style

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Dress: Target under $10! / Jacket: White House Black Market similar here and here / Booties: Jessica Simpson old but similar here

I can’t believe we will be welcoming our baby girl in a short few weeks. I am in complete nesting mode and our crib arrived this morning, it is starting to feel so real. One thing that has been challenging as of late has been dressing this bump and I am talking today all about maternity style. Once you get to the end, it is pretty hard to hide the bump and you just have to embrace it. The green dress I am wearing in the photos above is from Target and it is so soft and comfy. It is non maternity but since it is a stretchy sweater dress it works over a bump and I am wearing a large for sizing the belly. My black coat is an oldie but a goodie from White House Black Market. One thing that I have been doing lately is wearing a lot of cardigans, long sweaters, and coats to hide the overall growing size of the bump towards the end. There is a growing baby in there and there is no hiding it :).

Below are some tips on my maternity style throughout the pregnancy:

In the first trimester I wasn’t showing so it was easy to continue wearing my every day style and clothing. Although I felt really sick this pregnancy in the first trimester, all I wanted to do was lay in bed, but I didn’t start wearing maternity jeans until the second trimester.

The second trimester I was able to get away with maternity jeans and size medium tops or dresses that were just  regular women’s clothing. I don’t really go full force into maternity style until the third trimester when everything is growing so fast and you are getting really big – the baby grows the most in the final trimester.

The third trimester is the hardest to keep your style as you start to have limited choices. I am consistently wearing maternity jeans and clothing, although I do try my hardest to get away with regular women’s clothing in a size large if I can. This is when I am really focusing on my maternity style and what that means. Sometimes regular women’s clothing “fits” but the way it “fits” just isn’t right and you are better off with maternity clothing and should really think how to stay true to your style. In this stage I wear the long cardigans, oversized sweaters, statement coats, etc… All black is your best friend especially if you can add statement jewelry or shoes, that is a great way to look slim but stylish. If it is the summer then maxi dresses are really the way to go. I wore so many dresses with Lucas and I was able to keep my  style.

Favorite maternity sites:

www.gap.com/maternity – Love their jeans!

www.oldnavy.com/maternity – their everyday tees / shirts and basic pieces are really great for maternity

www.asos.com/maternity – I got my 30th Birthday dress from here and they have so many cute trendier maternity styles

www.motherhoodmaternity.com – have the best maternity leggings, work clothing, and nursing camis

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New Year – 2017









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Leggings: Motherhood Maternity / Top: Express / Blazer: H&M / Clutch: Coach

Happy New Year!!! I hope everyone had a fantastic New Year and got to celebrate with loved ones. We stayed home quiet this year as we have done for the last several years. With a two year old and a baby on the way, staying home and relaxing makes the most sense and is greatly welcome.

I usually set goals for the new year every year and I have been in the process of trying to decide which goals to set for 2017. I usually make top goals and subgoals and trying to decide which ones I am really going to make myself accountable for this year and stick to them! Do you make any goals? How do you keep track of accomplishing them? I usually make a visualization board to keep focus and spreadsheets I keep on the computer. I love checking back on them.

There were so many changes in 2016, I am welcoming 2017 with open arms, but 2017 will have a lot more changes with baby number 2’s arrival in March. Which of course is my first and number one goal, to have a healthy little girl this year. We are so excited and are really going to focus on her arrival now that we are in countdown mode. I will start sharing pregnancy updates on the blog soon as well.

I of course want to make goals for my fashion blog / career, and probably after baby get back into shape. I think I will share my official 2017 goal list at the end of this month once I finalize for myself on what I am going to really work on this year. I can also share my spreadsheets and techniques I use. What goals are you setting for 2017?