One working mama's journey to leading a happy and stylish life with little ones

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Links & Things

Links & Things

Okay so ALL of my July posts have been delayed. I’m so sorry to all of my readers but to be honest I was just enjoying July. No excuses, no real reason, well actually there were two pint size reasons. Those reasons just so happen […]

Simply Draped

Simply Draped

The other day temperatures reached an all time high, well at least for me they did. I’m in the third trimester of my second pregnancy and oh boy are these pregnancy symptoms coming out of the woodwork. All day yesterday I was fanning myself and staying […]

Staying Stylish In Your Third Trimester

Staying Stylish In Your Third Trimester

What the third trimester ALREADY?! It feels like yesterday I found out we were expecting our second. I was sitting on the couch in our living room only lit by the flickering of holiday lights in sheer shock over a positive pregnancy test. With so many thoughts running through my head, “Was that really positive? Maybe it’s the light let me run into the kitchen and double check. Nope yea that is definitely positive…OH LORDY!” I was so sure that day, standing in the line at my local grocers. I was sure these test I was buying were a waste of money. I was sure I was just covering all my bases and giving good vibes to my missed period(s)/(Oops!) But here we are 6 months pregnancy and just entering trimester number 3!

Bodhi and my belly have grown so much. I’ve finally reached that point in my pregnancy where theres no hiding it the bump is out and about. Everywhere I go, people stop me star down at my belly with this shocked look and then that simple and sometimes painful phrase comes out, “Are you sure you aren’t having twins?!” No twins in this womb just Bodhi and last nights double-decker veggie burger. (WINNING) So yea the bump has grown which means I’m back to transitioning my wardrobe for the 3rd time.

I’m learning that every trimester brings new ups and downs and whats possible and impossible in the maternity fashion department. I’m still trying to figure out shorts and what works best for me, while still maintaining a realistic budget. I’ve found that while shorts are little confusing to me I’m having an easy time with dresses and of course the almighty leggings. With the weather changing drastically, some days I can go with denim or leggings but other days I’m way too hot for it. Those good old third trimester pregnancy symptoms just what I need in 70s and sunny weather. Gotta love them especially with a summer pregnancy, am I right!? 😂 Besides drink plenty of water I’m trying to keep my clothing as breathable as possible. During your third trimester everything can feel tight and uncomfortable so it is important to stick with items that have a lot of stretch in them. Personally I’m a big fan of shift dresses, they eliminate lines and structure leave room for a nice airy look.

Today that’s just what I went for, I recently picked up a little black night-dress from Gap Maternity. Yes, you read that right, a night-dress like the ones some women sleep in. It’s amazingly comfortable and adds the right amount of stretch needed for a third trimester mama.  Not only is it comfy but I feel stylish, I believe that anything can be fashionable when paired with the right accessories! And today I’d like to think I nailed it. I paired a long statement piece necklace from Anthro I received for my birthday last week. It’s mixed metals with labradorite (My favorite stone). I complemented the simplicity of my necklace with an arm full of Alex and Ani’s summer beaded collection. I went a little crazy with my shoe choice today and went with heels! I know some would say I was crazy especially for my third trimester but I just scooped up the most amazing pair of Anne Klein sandals from DSW and needed to show them off ASAP. Don’t let me fool you though I definitely brought some light cream and pink striped espadrilles for when my feel start to swell up! Like I say loving the third trimester! It is important during this time to bring extra options with you everywhere you go. The third tri can do some weird things to your body. Swollen feet, lack of bladder control and my personal favorite that I experienced with Gunnie and hopefully not with Bodhi, horrible shooting pains down my back. Ya know, just to name a few, so when I say comfort is important oh boy do I mean it!

For hair and make up I went a little lighter. I used a lot of hair spray for yesterdays look (I wore a high bun) so today I thought it would be a good idea to just let my hair go natural. I added some of my hair oils to it and just walked about the door. For make up I used a new contouring stick from Lancôme and tinted moisturizer from Avede. All eye make up from Lancôme as well. Below you will find my look and all the details including my later in the day switch up! Check back for more on my third trimester updates! 

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End of summer switch up!

End of summer switch up!

Summer is coming to an end so Sam and I are trying to take advantage of what is left of it.  Tonight Sam suggested we grill. He would figure out the main course while I took care of the sides. He then gave me an […]

Night in before Chucktown

Night in before Chucktown

This week has been a little stressful for me. Tomorrow my friends and I are heading to Charleston for my bachelorette trip. Don’t get me wrong I am extremely excited for this trip. It has been awhile since I’ve actually been able to get out […]

Tuesday Is My Monday

Tuesday Is My Monday

Tuesday is my Monday and I love it! I get two days off with my lovely son Gunnar and we have so much fun together. I must say though by Monday night aka my Sunday night I am ready to go back to work. Work can sometimes feel a little like a vacation to the mother of an almost 2-year-old. Just being in the cool air conditioning, listen to music and peacefully sit at my desk is a nice change from running around after my love.

I knew today would be a busy one between a hectic work week and getting ready for my bachelorette trip so I opted for something more casual that I could easily transition if need be. Once done work I get to go home to my family. So for me having a look that can be changed with a quick tweak is a must! That is why today’s look is a classic. Denim and a fresh tee have always been a staple in my closet they are my go to when the week gets hectic.

Today I choose to layer with a bold patterned jacket from BCBG Maxazria and a flowy neutral tee from Free People. Personally I love ripped denim but it isn’t always a work approved look. That’s when I found Genetic Denim’s slouchy boyfriend denim. This pant gives me the look of a ripped denim without actually being ripped by replacing the wholes with darker denim patches.IMG_0402

Now lets talk about the wedges, don’t let them fool you! While I have a love for heels and shoes in general just like any other woman out there, I have one problem. I can’t wear them for more than a few hours and I bring flats with me everywhere I go. I start the day feeling like, “Today is the day, I am going to last all day in these beauties!”. Well by noon I raise the white flag and run for my flats! If you are like me then I suggest a wedge. They can give you a little more balance and support for your feet or in my case my ankles. That is what I love about this look. By pairing different shoes, jewelry, etc with it can totally change the look. You can make it a little more casual or vice versa. No matter where you are in life, todays lifestyle calls for versatility and flexibility.  You never know whats going to happen or where your day going to lead. Staples like these can make the day just a little easier; while still making you feel like that powerhouse that you are!