Hey gals, how was your weekend? I spent mine outdoors and it was LOVELY! If you’ve been reading my blog entries lately, you’ll have likely seen this one chatting about 9 things I didn’t expect when it came to pregnancy…and my lack of exercise motivation was definitely something I didn’t see coming, especially into the second trimester! I’ve felt like dead weight for the majority of my pregnancy and it wasn’t until last week that I really forced myself to get over the “tired” hurdle, pop in my headphones and listen to a Freakonomics podcast (my favorite), and start MOVING. My goal is nothing rigorous, but rather to keep my heart rate up and go on a 40 minute walk, twice a day. Breathe in the fresh air, leave my to-do list (and the dogs haha) behind, and get in some quality “me time.” Truth be told, my quickest pace is an 18-minute mile (…god bless haha, ah!). I’m definitely waddling along, but I am out there and feeling so proud of myself!! I’ve walked four to five miles per day for the last five days…y’all…that’s BIG in my world right now haha! read more
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Aaand just like that, I’ve made the transition into maternity clothing! I’m still wearing a lot of non-maternity tops (as you’ve likely noticed on my IG), but when it comes to jeans and overalls, I need that maternity stretch and comfort, especially now that I’m well into my second trimester. Not going to lie, at the moment nothing makes me happier than putting on an outfit that makes me feel reaaaally good (the struggle is real when you’re preggo) – and flattering maternity clothing (especially these overalls!) are making me smile real big and feel a lot more like myself lately!
Hello, dream sneakers! Y’all know I’m generally a mules and loafers kinda girl, but after scooping up these GORGEOUS taupe suede sneakers, it’s safe to say I’ve been converted to a sneaker person. (…Is that a thing? Going to make a it a thing haha)…
My foolproof go-to when it comes to dressing comfortably for those cool, crisp days: simple layers. Striped tee, a snap-up pullover, classic skinny jeans and ankle booties. It’s an outfit that I feel really good in – it’s casual yet put together and the color + texture combination is just so perfect together. Cozy fleece, a hint of stripes, a pop of red and my forever favorite cognac accessories…all the ‘yes’ to this outfit!
Though we haven’t quite yet hit fall temperatures in Austin (fingers crossed a cool breeze comes our way soon, ha!), I am so ready to rock one of my favorite style duos: a dress & ankle booties! It’s a cool meets feminine combination that’s both fashionable and comfortable…add a hat + cute handbag and you’re golden! I ventured over to The Domain Northside shopping center here in Austin (my very favorite section of The Domain!) and stopped into the always darling, Joie, for a little wardrobe update. The best part? I’ve partnered with The Domain Northside to give one lucky reader a $2500 shopping spree to Joie!! From dresses, to beautiful blouses, adorable denim and gorgeous jackets and shoes…get ready to take your fall outfits to the next level! (Head over to my Instagram feed to enter – I’ll be posting the giveaway at 8pm CST!).
PS. This dress is non-maternity but it fits AMAZING for a growing bump. Seriously so flattering, pregnant or not!
Oh ya know, just shot a blog post with a casual 15th Century castle in the backdrop…no big deal… 😉 KIDDING! But also kind of serious…like…what?! This week Blake and I had the pleasure of visiting the Blarney Castle in Ireland for the second the time within a year (which is something we certainly thought we’d never get to do!) – and it also made for a perfect excuse to soak up the crisp 60 degree weather and layer up with one of my favorite pullovers! Y’all know I am obsessed (is that too weak a word to describe my affinity for Patagonia?) with Patagonia and Backcountry…and today I’m excited to share an outfit that’s extra warm and cozy…AND a 15% off site-wide at Backcountry code for LL readers!!
Hey there! How was your weekend? We took ours nice and slowwww…and it was SO WONDERFUL. Worthy of all caps because I’ve been in hustle mode leading up to our trip and I finally carved out some time to r-e-l-a-x and it was fabulous. I forget how much I enjoy simply lounging around the house without a to-do list floating through my brain. Now that’s livin’, I tell ya! Saturday I had planned to hit the mall and do some last minute shopping for our cruise, but after I got ready to venture out for the day, I made it to my car and then realized I needed some “me time” more than I thought I did…my body and mind were telling me nix to shopping list, grab a book and go lay down! I turned back around, swapped my denim cutoffs for some ultra soft joggers (*insert immediate sigh of relief here*) and suddenly the day went from “meh” (albeit productive) to pure, restful bliss (#worthit).
Two things I reaaaaally love: a midday coffee break and a cute, comfortable outfit. Combine the two and it’s a recipe that can truly turn my day around. Yesterday morning was quite hectic as I have been trying to prepare for our two week trip abroad (we leave Monday), and when my sister asked to grab a cup, pastry and relax for a bit at one of our favorite spots in town (Tom’s Coffee never fails us!), I immediately jumped at the invitation. By 1pm I realized I had yet to get out of my loungewear and was fading quickly. Caffeine (well…”half caff” given Baby P 😉 ), quality sister time, and a colorful tee + denim shorts combo to the rescue!
Do you ever get home from a long day at work and want nothing more than a mini spa sesh in your own bathroom? My sister and I have been talking about this feeling more and more…the older we get, the more we appreciate a solid skincare routine that both works and feels like pampering – I mean, is that too much to ask? There’s not a whole lot a hot bath, face mask and glass of wine can’t fix…at least in the short term. 😉 Apparently the fine folks over at Colleen Rothschild heard our woes because their line of best sellers (…and now I totally know why they’re listed under that tab!!) are actual magic-luxurious-skincare-yummy-goodness. (Turning that into a thing, btw…). My old skincare routine was just that – a routine…and it’s been SO…dare I say, fun?…and refreshing to discover five special products that truly make me feel amazing. My skin is glowing and hydrated, my cabinet is no longer filled with dozens of random skincare samples and that incredible pampering thing? Yep, it’s here to stay!
Sharing my step-by-step skincare must-haves with y’all – trust me, five simple steps goes a long way!! PS. All of these are currently 25% off! Look for the discount code at the end of this post.
Anyone else counting down the days to Austin City Limits music festival this year? While I love the bands, scene and food trucks (obviously…haha), half the fun is figuring out what to wear. ACL is a lot more relaxed than Coachella – the two aren’t really comparable in the style category… it’s doubtful you’ll see anyone with glittery tattoos on their faces or designer handbags around their waists. Which is all the more reason why I love this wonderful weekend in Austin… you can still have fun dressing in your festival best, but the outfits are also 100% wearable off the festival grounds… which is totally a win/win in my book!