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!
An outfit I am loving lately: all black and a pop of white sneakers! Dressing my bump has been such a fun challenge…especially as this little guy just keeps growing! I am officially 6 months pregnant (omg where did the time go?!) and the one thing I will not waiver on is comfort. Hence the sneakers…and the leggings…and the long tank top! 😉 Athleisure is always in style…and lucky for me, I found a few key pieces on eBay that I am excited to put into my fall wardrobe rotation!
Something about Austin I will forever love and cherish: all of the amazing outdoor hiking options around the city! I’m lucky to live somewhere with both a big city and hill country vibe – and to be able to trade the hustle and bustle for trees and cliff-sides within minutes. In the midst of the crazy rainy weather we’ve been getting lately (hope you’re all staying safe & dry!) my sister and I were dying to get outside and enjoy some fresh air! The rain subsided for a few hours while we hiked around Mount Bonnell, then started pouring on us just after we were headed back down. Those few hours of peace and quiet soaking in that view was therapeutic for us…we’ve all been cooped up for weeks now!
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).