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!).
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Ohh to take a nap. Or rather, to simply get a good nights sleep these days. Between having to pee every three hours and two dogs waking me in the wee hours of the night…let’s just say sleep is something I could use a heck of a lot more of! And while the whole “baby pushing on my bladder” thing can’t really be helped at this point, wearing noise-masking sleepbuds can absolutely assist with the whole “dogs rustling around the room” thing (which to be honest, is 99% what keeps me awake anyway). Which brings me to the topic of this post: the importance of sleep and rest. Not only has my sleep improved since I got my Bose noise-masking sleepbuds in the mail, but Blake has also benefited from these powerful little guys. We take turns using them (…I think I’ve got a good Christmas gift idea in mind…ha!) and lemme tell ya, these things are straight up LIFE CHANGING. read more
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).
News flash! It’s finally cold in Texas! I know to some of you this may not feel like a huge deal, but for those of you who live in the Lone Star State, you know what I mean. Sweater weather is a day-by-day thing down here, and a perfect winter day can quickly turn into shorts and a t-shirt weather. Womp womp.
So, when the mercury drops, we celebrate immediately with soup. Or at least I do! This Chicken Tortilla Soup is insanely simple because I made it in a Bella 6-in-1 Multi Cooker. Have you used one of these before? It’s kind of like a slow cooker, but SO. MUCH. BETTER. I use mine to make rice, hard boiled eggs, soups, risotto and so much more.
This Chicken Tortilla Soup is made almost entirely in the multi cooker. How great is that? Any recipe that requires minimal pots and pans is a win in my book!
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!
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!).
‘Tis the season for gifting! Pour yourself a mug full of hot chocolate, turn up your holiday tunes, put on your coziest loungewear set and grab your wrapping paper! (All before Thanksgiving…we’re so on top of it this year! 😉 ). Today I’m thrilled to partner with L’Occitane and share their limited edition holiday gift sets. The best part? L’Occitane is a brand that prides itself on giving back to communities all over the world. They go further by providing women with work opportunities, promoting fair wages and sustainable conditions. Through business development training, L’Occitane empowers 10,000 women in Burkina Faso, in environmentally-friendly Shea processing. Not to mention, one very special item in their line of holiday gift sets gives opportunities for children through their partnership with UNICEF, including providing supplements to children in the fight against preventable childhood blindness. A gift that gives – LOVE this mission!