Hello, third trimester! Me oh my things are different around here…ha! Not only has our little guy increased in size (my pregnancy app compared him to the size of an acorn squash this week), but my body has been hard at work and changing daily…not to mention, dressing a big ‘ol bump has been more fun than ever. I used to be able to hide the bump (not intentionally, it just wasn’t quite as prominent in clothing) even just two weeks ago if I wore an oversize tee and leggings…but alas, those days are long gone and thus, I’m ready to display this belly proudly! With the holidays and baby showers fast approaching (I wore this adorable striped dress to my first shower last weekend!) and anything occasion where you’ll want to look and feel pulled together, I’ve been looking to Motherhood Maternity for aaaall my pregnancy outfits! I have been shopping there since I found out I was pregnant, and it’s proven to be my “safe haven” for clothes that make me feel really beautiful, even on days when I don’t necessarily feel my best!
**Fellow mama-to-bes! Motherhood is offering 40% off one full-priced item with code LIVVY40, time to get your holiday outfits ready!! (Valid through Dec. 10th, 2018).
Today is THE day for holiday shopping! Gifts for your loved ones…and of course, a gift or two for yourself! 😉 At these prices, there’s zero guilt in treating yourself. Nordstrom is having an AMAZING Cyber Monday sale: up to 60% off AND a $50 gift card when you spend $250 (…which of course is super easy to do when the sale is this good!). Today I’m sharing an outfit featuring a couple favorites on major markdown today (this cardigan = DREAM!), and I’ll share more of my top picks at the end of this post. Happy Cyber Monday, gals!
Hello, week of fabulous sales! Starting off with 60% off this GORG Free People midi dress! It’s non-maternity and yet still looks equally adorable with a bump. I have loved investing in pieces I can wear during and after pregnancy…and at this price, you’ll want to scoop one up asap (ps. it comes in red, too!).
If there’s one priority I have when it comes to clothing, it’s that comfort is key. I always gravitate towards pieces that make me feel good and that also feel true to my sense of style. Casual, comfortable, versatile…those are all words that describe the vast majority of my wardrobe, and Bobeau’s new collection of ultra soft everyday pieces and loungewear is totally speakin’ my style language! You’ve likely seen me wear this brand if you’ve followed me for a long time – they recently launched a few new collections exclusive to Nordstrom that are SO cute and cozy! Today I’m excited to style a few key pieces I am gushing over (…just wait to you get to the end of this post…that last loungewear set is SO magical I scooped a couple up as gifts for my mom and sister!).
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve likely seen me share this top a gazillion times (for instance here, here & here)…and on that note, have you scooped up one for yourself yet?! 😉 In all seriousness, there aren’t a ton of non-maternity tops I’ve found that provide full coverage and have a relaxed enough fit that still feels comfortable – especially six months into pregnancy. This one is from Urban Outfitters and I now own it in four colors…y’all know me, when the top fits, get aaaall the colors!
Crisp air, colorful leaves, hot chocolate in hand and the coziest outfit…my idea of the perfect weekend hike! Last Sunday Blake and I snuck away from the pups and enjoyed a hike through our old stomping grounds – the Greenbelt. Before buying a house, our old apartment balcony overlooked the Austin Greenbelt and it was nothing but vast trees as far as the eye could see! While we reminisced about our days living in central Austin, before we had dogs, a house note or a baby on the way (…ohh the days of zero responsibility ha!), we trekked along the beautiful Barton Creek and stopped for some photos as the sun was setting. I know I talk a lot about the importance of getting outdoors on my blog and IG, but I really do believe fresh air and nature can cure a lot things, namely stress and anxiety. When the world seems really heavy, sometimes the best remedy is a peaceful walk amongst the trees, the sound of a nearby stream and the crinkling of leaves beneath your feet.
If there’s one thing that makes me feel less bloated and provides an extra boost of energy these days, it’s getting in my daily workout. Though I can’t “go hard” like I used to pre-pregnancy, I have discovered one thing that makes me feel confident and strong…
PS. Hey cutie Watson in this post! As soon as he hears me grab the leash, he is sprinting to get out the door, ha! read more
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Oh ya know, just strutting in the middle of a parking lot to show y’all an outfit…typical day in the life over here! 😉 Since becoming pregnant, I feel like I have really expanded my blue jean horizons and even stepped out of my style comfort zone…insert: A DRESS. I don’t really know why, but over time I basically just stopped wearing dresses…even though they’re comfortable and make me feel great! I think I’d forgotten just how nice it is not to wear pants…ha! Anyhoo…this body-con dress is non-maternity and I’ve scooped it up in three colors already. It’s flattering, extremely comfy and something you can wear before, during and after pregnancy (…and lemme tell ya, those pieces are hard to come by and become wardrobe life savers!!). read more
Greetings from Austin! After all the rainy insanity we’ve experienced lately, we were lucky enough to get a gorgeous day with bursts of sunshine…and I could not be happier!! I’ve been cooped up inside for too long now, so it felt wonderful to enjoy some fresh air (it was a crisp, magical 65 degrees) and get out and adventure around my very favorite part of town, South Congress Avenue, while wearing a couple of new favorites from the always incredible Patricia Nash Designs (those boots…that backpack…swoon!). Sharing a mini photo diary, plus outfit details (of course!).
Hey there, ladies! How’s your Monday going? I woke up super motivated to knock things off my weekly to-do list, and with a freshly made latte in hand and the pups calmly chewing on their bones, I’m feelin’ great! I have had this post in waiting for a few weeks now and am sooo happy to be able to share it with y’all! For one, overalls (obvi! 😉 ). And two, these extremely gorgeous (and very affordable, just $27) wrap bracelets are stinkin’ ADORABLE and such a great holiday gift idea, too. Let’s get to it!