Happy New Year, friends! Oh my goodness I can’t believe 2018 has come and gone – what a wonderful year it was! From travels, to new pups to baby news…I am so grateful for all this past year has brought into my life. A special thank you to all of my readers who take the time to visit my little corner of the internet, it truly means the world to me that you’re here and continue to support my passion week after week. I look forward to producing more content for you guys in the new year…including posts on motherhood, which I am most excited about!
We’re in the home stretch to Christmas, y’all! If you’re like me and still have a few folks on your list to shop for, there’s one store that always has you covered…you guessed it, Nordstrom! From next-day shipping, to their “buy online, pick up in store” option (…where they’ll even bring out your items to your car…!), they are hands down the retailer that goes above and beyond for their customers. Not to mention they carry something for everyone: a pretty candle for your aunt, a cozy robe for your mom, a cool pair of Nike joggers for your brother and anything in between!
At seven months pregnant, I’m doing my best to get in those daily steps! I am currently walking a 23 minute mile (…at my fastest, ha!), so leisurely strolling has become my specialty these days. I take daily walks around my neighborhood, but that can get monotonous (…especially given my snail pace!), so on weekends when Blake is free, we’ll go do something active but light enough for me to handle at this stage in my pregnancy. Last weekend it was SO cold out, but it was honestly the best day to hike up to Mount Bonnell because there were no tourists around, ha! We had the view to ourselves and had so much fun walking and talking about how different life will be in just two short months…this time next year Blake will be carrying our little guy in a backpack as we hike this same area! Still surreal (and so exciting!) for us to imagine.
Hey friends! How’s your week going? Can you believe we are just over 10 days away from Christmas?! I don’t know about y’all, but I’ve still got half my list to shop for…ah! Thankfully, this time crunch can be solved by two things: coffee (first and foremost) and online shopping…! Over the weekend, Blake and I tried to brave the mall and man…it was a ZOO. We ended up leaving shortly after, feeling overwhelmed by crowds in every store. So, what to give the gals left on your list (or yourself… 😉 ) that will arrive on your doorstep in time? Shoes! read more
A big thank you to Koolaburra by UGG for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.
If there’s one topic I have become an expert in at this point, it’s most certainly loungewear and pajamas! I was so darn excited to work on this post because a big pregnant belly this year means that next year I’ll have a little mini me dressed to match! I don’t know about you, but when I think of motherhood, matching holiday pajamas is #familygoals in my head, ha. I tried my hardest to wrangle my pups for this shoot, but alas, they preferred to go play outside in the mud…go figure, huh? 😉
If you’re looking for matching PJ’s for you and your friends, husband (…apparently Blake’s not into matching pajamas for photos…THIS year! 😉 ), family or ya know, you just want to feel extra festive and adorable on your own (…hi, that’s me!), then look no further than Jockey for all of your holiday pajama needs!
Hello, gift guide season! If there’s one gift that keeps on giving, it’s anything c-o-z-y! Perhaps the most overused word in the blogger world during the holidays (ha!), but for good reason…cozy things make you feel AMAZING and HAPPY. I don’t know about y’all, but the older I get the more of a homebody I become. I stand by the power of a pair of Ugg slippers (happy feet year round…what’s not to love?) or a calming face mask (100% yes to a pamper sesh!).
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).
It’s been a while since I’ve done an Instagram roundup (they take a long time to do!), but given that it’s Cyber Monday and SO MUCH of what I wear on the regular is currently on major sale, I figured today is THE day to share the sale news! I included a couple of photos pre-pregnancy in here because the markdowns a really good on some items I featured last year…enjoy!
Aaand in case you’re looking for a full list of awesome sales – see below!
NORDSTROM: Up to 60% off + get a $50 gift card when you spend $250 SHOPBOP: Extra 30% off sale items with code WOW18 MADEWELL: 25% off site-wide with code SHOPALLDAY OUTDOOR VOICES: 20% off site-wide with code CYBERMONDAY URBAN OUTFITTERS: “Buy more save more” – $50 off $150 purchases, $25 off $100 purchases, and $10 off $50 purchases. ANTHROPOLOGIE: 30% off everything! J.CREW: 50% off site-wide with code CYBER, plus 60% off sale items. BACKCOUNTRY: Up to 50% off select brands/styles. (Ps. Patagonia & North Face on sale!).
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!
Happy Thanksgiving, friends! I woke up extra early this morning (thanks to Watson & Lu…!), so I figured I’d get a head start on all the Black Friday sales that are currently in full swing. I’ll be updating this list throughout the weekend, so be sure to check back daily for new sales added! 🙂 In the meantime, enjoy shopping my favorite finds above and feel free to scope out my full list of awesome retailer sales below. Happy shopping, XO!