Rounding Up My Most Popular Pregnancy Outfits and How To Recreate Them



If you're reading this, you probably know that we announced that baby number 3 is on the way! I'm so incredibly excited, and I can't wait to share more about my pregnancy and baby favorites. Fun fact about me, I LOVE all things baby. I am a baby gear hoarder, and I just love everything about the baby stages.

I had a brilliant request to share my most popular and favorite previous pregnancy outfits and how to re-create them. Most of these items are sold out now as I wore them years ago,  but I have searched the Internet for you guys so that you can create these looks if you are currently expecting, and if you are, CONGRATS!




First up, my most pinned and popular pregnancy style. This midi dress is still hanging in my closet, and I'm excited to take it out again this pregnancy! I found this at Forever 21. They have the best selection of stretchy knit dresses. I find that a midi length is extremely flattering during pregnancy and will elongate you.  I go for the ribbed knit fabric as this will make you feel more confident in a form fitting style. Just throw on low profile sneaks, chic sunglasses and you're good to go! If it's chilly, I would layer a long cardigan, denim jacket, or even a trench on top. 





Next, the comfortable, practical, "I'm not a regular mom, I'm a cool mom" look. I love this because It's easy but I felt so confident, which is key when pregnant. Confidence, comfort, all of that is key. The goal is to embrace and enjoy your pregnant body. Most of my pregnancy outfits accentuate the bump, making it the main focus without trying too hard. 

I love a basic black, white, and grey top that you can mix with any outfit during your pregnancy. My favorite is from H&M. Next, invest in a good pair of maternity denim. I remember hating my belly band because I constantly had to readjust depending on the pants I was wearing. This particular pair from rag & bone were tight enough they stayed in place, but we aren't always that lucky LOL 






Another favorite is mixing neutrals, and adding a blazer over a fitted sweater/shirt. This would be a great option for work, dinner, or even a casual day out just sub the low heeled booties, for flats! 





Another one of my favorites! This dress is so perfect for pregnancy and then after. It's non-maternity, but works amazing. I love this styled with a chunky cardigan, leather jacket, big scarf, duster cardigan, or on its own. Plus, it's crazy comfortable and you can show off that bump! 











Free people dress (old) so many beautiful ones this year that will work with pregnancy. This is my favorite brand if you are pregnant in Spring and Summer.







Shop all my suggestions for maternity style below! I've linked pieces that are non-maternity that will definitely work while pregnant, but practical because you can wear post baby!

Don't worry, I'll have plenty more posts coming up soon. This pregnancy has given me life again, literally. I feel inspired with my blog and just everything in my life feels so good. Thank you all so much for sticking with me, and following along. The support and kindness means the world to me.

xoxo




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Anastasia Brow Definer (I use shade taupe!)
Charlotte Tilbury lip cheat + collagen lip gloss Laura Mercier lip gloss "Bare Baby" Urban Decay setting spray
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Lets Go Gifting! The Best Christmas Gift Guide 2018






Hey, you guys! I'm SO excited for today's blog post!! I've got a huge roundup of the best gifts from Nordstrom. My mom and I went Christmas shopping and ended up spending the entire day just in Nordstrom.. you read that right. We didn't even leave the store once. ha ha! We had lunch at my favorite place ever, upstairs at the Nordstrom cafe and took our second break for a lavender chai downstairs at the Nordstrom coffee bar.

This post is sponsored by Nordstrom and as always, my opinions are entirely my own. Everything was purchased with my money, no gifting was involved for this post! 

We took you shopping with us via these photos because I wanted to create a gifting post that would translate how magical it is to shop in store at Nordstrom during the Holidays, as well as show how easy it is to shop online for your gifts this season. Nordstrom offers free gift wrapping, free order online, pick up in store, and even E-gift cards are available. You can order online, and then drive up to the store and they will bring your order right out to the curb for you so you never have to leave your car!

Nordstrom is a perfect destination for holiday shopping. The store felt so festive, and it was really fun how all of the gift stations were set up. All of the employees we met were very nice and genuinely wanted to help us find the best gifts. From stocking stuffers to big ticket gifts, there is literally something for everyone on your list here.


There will be links throughout post to each item, as well as a shoppable carousel of items containing all products featured here throughout. Let me know if I can do anything to make it easier for you to shop. xoxo!




Above - This hand cream set from Lanolips is a must for just about anyone on your list! I personally use my lemon hand cream all the time and can vouch for how great the product is. 


Below - Lanolips tinted balm gift set. LOVE my lanolips balm. Fantastic set!










Above - L'occitane Home & Away Gift Set. The shower oil is a product that I use myself, and really love. It's fantastic in your bath as well, and makes a great shave oil! I also have this cream on my bathroom shelf, it's a staple for me. Lovely set!


Below- Laura Mercier Nights Out eyeshadow palette. I have this pallete and it's gorgeous!























Sigma Rose Gold Glam Set \\ L'Occitane hand cream set \\ Slip beauty sleep collection \\ VitaJuwel Water Bottle \\ Turban Shower Cap \\ Dyson Hairdryer set \\ Drybar the most wonderful kit of the year collection (nordstrom exclusive!) \\  













Above - Aveda Air Control hair spray duo set. This is my absolute favorite and can personally tell you it's wonderful. I like it because it holds my curls while still having movement in my hair. I also enjoy that it doesn't make my hair dirty feeling and greasy the next day!


Below- Glopro at home micro needling set. My mom has this and raves about it! She even brought it over to the house the other day and told me I HAVE to put this in my gift guides.. so here I am :)


















Above - My mom came running over to me when she tested this cologne from Murdock. The scent is "black tea" and smells incredible. I am buying it for Chris and my dad just so I can have the scent near me at all times LOL












Above- We saw this Nordstrom Men's Shop robe on the mannequin, and then realized it can be personalized! Thought that was a fantastic idea for the man in your life. 


Below - Socks!! My brother loves fun and quirky socks. It's legit his favorite gift.









Bose headphones.. Christopher's favorite and highly recommends to anyone that loves music. He's had for almost 3 years now and they are still in excellent condition!








I wanted to add a pretty diffuser to a gift guide this season and was delighted to find this one while shopping here at Nordstrom! Its beautiful and would make such a great gift if you know someone that loves their essential oils. I really want it for my kitchen.. it's on the list!





My mom laughed because she knew I had to share my absolute favorite candy. These champagne bears are addicting! Well, anything from sugarfina is delightful and would make a cute stocking stuffer or gift topper!









I love that Nordstrom carries so many gifts for kids. It really makes shopping during the Holidays so much easier because you can truly pick up something for everyone here. Nordstrom carries all of my favorite brands for the kids when it comes to clothing, shoes, accessories, car seats, baby gear, and even toys. We love Melissa and Doug - so we had to pick up a new set for the kids. My kids love pretending they own a restaurant!





























It wouldn't be a proper gift guide without my barefoot dreams recommendation. I'm obsessed with this leopard blanket, and wear my cardigans all of the time! I personally have this robe, this cardigan, and this one in both colors. 

Barefoot Dreams is a luxe, incredibly soft brand that creates the coziest blankets, accessories and clothing. They even have items for men and little ones! 







This "Holiday" scent from Nest fragrances came home with me, and currently burning beside me as I work on this post. It smells amazing. I always think a candle is my favorite gift!




I die for these bow flats for Madelyn. Can always count on finding unique and fun pieces for the kiddos at Nordstrom! 











Above- Bar cart accessories are a wonderful gift option for the entertainer! I love these monogram coasters, glam cocktail shaker, and this pretty marble monogram bottle stopper








Above- Hunter boots, Sorel boots, Ugg boots. These are all wonderful gift options that are practical and gifts that you know they will wear everyday! 



Below- Patagonia is another practical gift that they will wear everyday. I love my better sweater pullover, and Chris loves his pullover. North Face is another great option and there are a lot of styles to choose from!






In this post I'm wearing - BP Sweater (comes in 5 colors, runs TTS and is currently only $29!) \\ Free People Denim \\ Ugg slippers \\ Earrings 


You have plenty of time to order your gifts and have them arrive in time for Christmas, and don't forget the free gift wrapping! 

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this post. I hope it was fun and helpful! 


Happy Holidays!

xoxo






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