Monday, December 30, 2019

Maternity Fashion + My Favorite Bracelet Sale

I cannot believe I haven't shared a real fashion post with you guys this entire pregnancy!  At times, I feel like I've been pregnant forever, but sometimes it feels like it has flown by.  And I truly meant to share these fashion posts throughout my pregnancy, but honestly, I never could remember to bring my big camera along.  Most of the times we were out and about we had our kiddos with us, and let me just tell you from experience, trying to shoot a fashion post with kids is a no-go!  But anyway, all of this to say that I've received a few dm messages asking if I will start sharing outfit post again in the new year and so that it what I plan to do!!  It's actually one of my New Year's goals, and considering that I'm only setting myself five attainable goals for the upcoming year, I should definitely be able to stick to it! 

I have tried really hard to buy as little maternity as possible during this pregnancy, and I must say, I was successful and I always felt like I had plenty to wear.  I ended up buying three pairs of maternity jeans along with a few pairs of maternity leggings.  I usually just paired them with my regular / basic tops and sweaters.  One thing I did do that I think made all the difference with the basics that I wore this fall and winter was add in fun statement accessories.  I also became mildly obsessed with Victoria Emerson!!  I know you guys have seen me wearing her wraps and cuffs for the last few months, and I seriously can't even express how much I love them all! I have also really loved getting all your excited messages after purchasing them, as far as how much you all love them as well. 

Now you can get really celebrate the upcoming New Year, Victoria Emerson iss offering buy one get one FREE site wide!!!  This is an incredible deal and the best that I've seen them run yet! 

Her wraps and cuffs are such pretty statement pieces and they can totally transform any basic outfit.  And while the two looks I'm showing you below are basic neutrals, I've also paired my wraps and my cuff with dressier looks and they still stand out and look just as stunning! 

I also love the way the wraps look paired with a cuff!  They are both lightweight and easy to put on so you get all the pretty arm candy without it being heavy and uncomfortable. 

Outfit Details

Now this next cuff I'm sharing is my absolute favorite and definitely the one I wear the most! 

It goes with pretty much everything and I just love every single gorgeous band on this cuff! 

Outfit Details

You can also shop below for more of my favorite Victoria Emerson pieces. 

* Thank you Victoria Emerson for partnering on this post. * 

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Last Minute Gift Ideas (1 Day Free Shipping)

So how's everyone holding up now that there's only 6 days until Christmas!?!?  I had plans to finish up my shopping yesterday, but I wasn't feeling well at all and I ended up spending the entire day in bed.  Being 35 weeks pregnant and sick during the holidays is for the birds...ha!  Luckily, it seems it was just the 12 hour bug and I am feeling so much better today! 

So, now it's game on as I order the last few things I need for my kids stockings and a few other gifts that I've still got to grab!  If you're like me and still have some people on your list, hopefully this post will help you out. 

Okay, I would totally wear this set out of the house.  I mean, I wouldn't go around town or out to lunch wearing it, but I would definitely wear it for a quick trip to the store or kids drop off! 

I am not going to lie, I really want to order one of these for myself.  This may be the prettiest acrylic jewelry box I've ever seen and you can't beat the $22 price tag! 

You can never go wrong gifting a nice cheese board, and I love that this set comes with the knives and has a hidden compartment to store them. 

Toss in a bag of popcorn kernels, a few of these seasonings, and a redbox gift card and you've got yourself the perfect gift to give to anyone on your list! 

Both of our kids are getting these from Santa this year because they had these at a holiday event we went to last week and they played with them for over an hour!!!  So, if you have any last minute kids you need to grab a gift for, I highly highly recommend these $10 giant bubble wands! 

This is another kid gift that I'm pretty sure any kid would love to receive!  Carson got a set two years ago for Christmas and he still plays with his to this day.

This is the perfect gift to give to any guy, but especially one that owns a boat, loves to tailgate, or likes to camp! 

When in doubt, you can never go wrong with a nice gourmet basket of nuts.  I've tried this brand before, and I have to say, they are insanely delicious! 

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

November & December Amazon Purchases

Hello sweet friends and happy Tuesday!! 

First off, is anyone else in complete denial that Christmas is in EIGHT days!?!?!  I still have a few gifts that I need to get and my plan is to order them via Prime of course TODAY!!! 

I meant to share my November Amazon purchases a little earlier this month, but things have been busy and I let it slip my mind!  But anyway, here's a little peek at the goodness that I've ordered and loved from Amazon over the last month and a half. 

*** Also, everything you see on this list can be ordered and delivered for free by Friday and a lot of these things would make great gifts if you still have some people left on your list!! 

This was probably my favorite November Amazon fashion purchase.  It's such a comfy pullover and the buffalo plaid is so fun! 

If you're looking for a good sturdy affordable dog bed, then do yourself a favor and snag this one NOW!  Both pups chewed up their first beds so I went online and did a little research on durable non-chew dog beds...I couldn't pass these up at $32. 

I ordered these pajamas for a few people on my Christmas list this year and I know they're going to love them.  Amazon Essentials makes the best clothing, and their pajamas are always so soft and comfy. 

These cozy $19 slippers are a MUST!!!  And how fun would they be to gift along with the cute pajamas above! 

This is the perfect accessory to keep all your hair stuff in one place.  I ordered this for Taylor for her bows, hair ties, and headbands and we love it.  And speaking of headbands, I also ordered her this velvet stand and it looks so good in her new closet.  It holds so many of her headbands while keeping them organized and easy to access. 

The pots in the gorgeous post below are arriving tomorrow.  I am planning on gifting them with a pretty plant and gift cards attached to them for Carson and Taylor's teachers for Christmas! 

Baby girl's pretty gold flower lamp!  I am so in love with this lamp and it makes me so happy every time I see it in her nursery! 

I shared this cardigan a few days ago on Instastories and it is truly the perfect toss on cardigan that goes with everything!  Plus, it comes in tons of colors and is on major sale right now! 

I ordered this fun clay set for Taylor for Christmas and I know she is going to have SO much fun with it.  I love that she can make key chains and other fun crafts that she's able to keep as well. 

Best sweater ever, and the pink color is even more stunning in person!  Also, it's under $50 and also comes in ivory and navy. 

You guys, I am so excited about this robe and matching gown set to take with me to the hospital!!!  It's even prettier in person, not to mention, super super soft!  I also ordered this 3 in 1 labor, delivery, and nursing gown to go with it.  I'll be sure to share this with you guys today on my stories because this would make the perfect Christmas gift for any expecting / new mama! 

Prettiest rope basket ever and the quality is so good.  Mine is currently sitting in baby girl's nursery filled with extra diapers and wipes, but I know it will soon be filled with toys and stuffies galore:) 

I ordered this fleece for Todd a few weeks ago, and he and I both absolutely love it.  The fit is so good and he says it's really comfy and warm. 

This is the bag I ordered as my new hospital bag, and y'all, I am obsessed!  I'll share all the details I love about it later on my stories today, but just know it's a great duffel bag for any kind of travel! 

These lip glosses are some of my favorites, and you can't beat the price for this set of three.  All three colors are SO pretty and they would make a great stocking stuffer!

If you're in the market for good nursing bras that won't break the bank, then order these STAT!  And while you're at it, you're going to want to order these these nursing tanks as well. 

This is another "Santa" gift that Taylor is getting, and you guys, how sweet are these!?  Taylor loves art, especially paint, and I love that this is something she gets to not only keep, but also use with her art creation on it.  This is another great gift idea for any artistic kids on your list. 

Last, but not least, I am totally bringing back the velour sweatsuit this year.  I don't care if it's the cool thing to do or not...ha!  I wanted something comfy and cozy to wear home from the hospital, and there is seriously nothing that fits the bill better than a good sweatsuit.  I've also gotta say, it's actually really cute on! 

Friday, December 13, 2019

Affordable Holiday Outfits

Good morning friends and happy happy Friday!!! 

Todd and I have a few holiday parties coming up, but being honest I'm not sure we're going to make them.  I'm starting to feel VERY pregnant and I am having a few issues with swelling when on my feet too long.  And let's be real, being 9 months pregnant and getting dressed up just isn't my idea of a good time...haha! 

So with all that said (even though I doubt I'll be dressing up too much this holiday season I know many of you will), I thought I would share my favorite holiday looks that are affordable.  I think that any of these would be perfect for NYE parties you have coming up as well. 

This is one of those dresses you just can't go wrong looks amazing on any and all body types. Plus, you can't really pass it up with it's 5 star reviews and $35 price tag! 

This is another classic dress that looks awesome on all body types and the gorgeous red color is perfect for the holidays. 

Okay, so y'all know I love a good jumpsuit, but this one is killer!  I love that it looks like two separate pieces and the sequin top is so fun! 

Dying over this black pleated skirt!  This is one that you can dress up really fun for a party, totally dress down for work, or maybe for a more casual event. 

I always LOVE pink, but I really really love it for the holidays!  This jumpsuit is sure to be a showstopper anywhere you wear it.  Added bonus, it's currently 50% off! 

This dress is so fun and it looks really comfy!  If we do end up attending any holiday parties, I think I may have to order this dress 

You can never go wrong with the classic v-neck lace dress and this one is not only a great price, but it also comes in several different colors as well. 

This dress is just so fun and one that looks super cute layered.  And the best part, it comes in regular, petite, and plus sizes...right now it's 50% off!!! 

I am obsessed with this dress and all the twist details are perfect for hiding any extra weight or any unwanted fluff you are looking to hide.  It also comes in a stunning blue color and black as well. 

You all know I couldn't end this post without sharing a good holiday maxi dress.  The details are so amazing on this dress and it looks so much more expensive than it's $70 price tag. 

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Men's Holiday Gift Guide

Okay friends, I finally finished up my men's holiday gift guide, and I've gotta say, I am pretty proud of it!  I think it not only has some really useful / practical gifts on it, but it also has some unique and fun gifts as well!  Hopefully this helps some of you that have been struggling with what to buy for the men on your list this year!! 

Make sure you check back tomorrow because I'll be sharing lots of really pretty and affordable holiday looks! 

Not only does this bag look really nice, but the trim is genuine leather, the reviews are insanely good, and it's under $50!  This would be such a great gift to give to any of the men on your list! 

This is one of those gifts that almost any man would want and it's also something I think would get a ton of use. I know my dad and Todd are always using their drills for something around the house. 

This is perfect for your man that loves to hunt and fish, or if you just have a man in your life that likes to stay organized.  I have one similar to this in the back of my trunk and I love it for holding all the random stuff I like to keep in my car.  I know it would also be great for holding hunting gear and fishing accessories.  It would be really fun to gift it to the hunter in your life and also include these insulated boot socks and camo headlight beanie

I love these Ugg slippers for men, and the best part (besides the fact that they are on major sale), is that the soles are outdoor ready and water resistant! 

When in doubt for the man that has it all, a new grilling set is always a nice gift to give.  This one has excellent reviews and the price is SO good! 

Okay, if you have a golfer in your life then you need to run not walk and order these!!  Clearly, they are the best golf balls and right now they are marked down under $40 for a set of 12!

This is one of those classic jackets that looks great on ever single guy and it's such a great price for The North Face brand.  I also love that it comes in so many different colors! 

If you have a man in your life that loves a little whiskey, and let's be honest, I am not sure I know one that doesn't so this would make the perfect gift!  This set is such a good price and it comes with a nice set of glasses, coasters, and a wooden box to hold it all in. 

I am very picky when it comes to watches for men, but I absolutely love this watch!  How cool is it that the strap can be changed so you can either wear it dressy or more casual depending on where you are going. 

My dad loves this kind of stuff and I have a feeling a lot of men do.  I think it gives them a chance to get creative in the kitchen and then have something to be proud about when they create a really good hot sauce.  Plus, I love a good hot sauce so it's kind of a win/win for both you and the person you are gifting it to!