Rain Or Shine, Get Outside

Hey there, big cheesy grin! I’ve been feeling really good lately and I’m attributing those happy vibes to more time spent outside  (…and exercise…wowza that really does do wonders!). We’ve had the strangest weather in Austin lately – one minute the sun is shining and the next there’s a torrential downpour. Funny enough, I intended to shoot this post during a rain sesh (…hence that adorable raincoat…) but once we parked it cleared up and the sun started beaming. No complaints here, though! Vitamin D does a body and mind good. You know the saying, “April showers bring May flowers” – so I am totally okay with all the rain if it means we’re looking at an extra lush and sunny May!

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jacket – NORTH FACE / leggings – PRANA / hat – PRANA / shoes – ADIDAS / sunglasses – RAY BAN (similar)

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A big thank you to Backcountry for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.


Baby Gear Essentials


Ohh it’s my first ever mama & me post! Jude is making his coffeehouse rounds and this week we stopped by one of our favorites, Medici (…if I could have one of their oat milk lattes everyday, I certainly would!). Per usual, Austin weather was unpredictable and we waited out the rain in the parking garage, then quickly strolled on over and actually got to enjoy some sunshine while sipping our coffee! When it comes to leaving the house with a baby in tow, there is one retailer I know I can count on to make me feel calm and confident it’s going to be a successful outing (which means no tears from our little man!)…

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SHOP BABY GEAR

JUDE: baby keds / leggings (similar) / onesie / stroller / diaper bag (similar)

ME: mama keds / dress (wearing size small) / backpackwatch / sunglasses

A big thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.


Urban Outfitters Spring Sales!

Sharing some exciting SALE news: Urban Outfitters is running a TON of sale promotions throughout the months of April and May…and I’ve rounded up tons of favorites to refresh your spring (…and soon-to-be summer) wardrobe! Like 25% off graphic tees & shorts (how fun are those plant and floral tees above?) and 50% off hundreds of styles (*flash sale* today only!). I’ll be sharing more sale news on my Instagram feed over the next month, so be sure and follow along here + watch my IG stories for the full scoop.

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SHOP MY PICKS

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A big thank you to Urban Outfitters for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.


Freshening Up For Spring

Spring has arrived! Over the weekend we visited a local plant nursery and scooped up some fresh flowers for our patio. Nicer weather means more time spent outside…whether hanging with Jude on the deck throughout the day (he sleeps SO well out there), or enjoying some time out and about around Austin. A few wardrobe staples I’m loving for spring are overalls (nursing friendly!), peasant tops and of course, comfortable and CUTE shoes!

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OVERALLS (wearing size small) / TOP (similar & same brand, mine is old) / SHOES / HANDBAG

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A big thank you to Sperry for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.

 


Our 10 Favorite Baby Items

I’ll admit, before having Jude, we got a LOT of “stuff” for the baby. After having Jude, Blake and I quickly realized you really don’t need all the gadgets that the Internet tells you to buy. In fact, you don’t really need that much “stuff” in general to have a happy, well taken care of baby. My mom went with me to do my baby registry and she was pretty adamant about what we’d actually use vs. what is more of a trend (…and a waste of money…). I sort of feel like the baby industry is very much like the wedding industry…you prep and purchase “all the things” because you think you need them, but then once you have the baby or finish the wedding day, you figure out very fast what is necessary and what’s not. So! These are the 10 things we swear by for Jude. Every baby is different and what works for us may be entirely different from what works for others…but here are our top 10 favorite baby items…

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Transitional Favorites with Backcountry

Hello, transitional weather! We’re inching our way to spring and it’s making me so excited about spending more time outside – and also adding a few key pieces to my wardrobe. Lightweight jackets, a cute new backpack (…that could also double as a diaper bag these days – and Blake could wear it, too), the comfiest sandals (I own both of the pairs of Birkenstocks featured above and OMG they’re the best) and more everyday accessories. A new season is reason enough to scoop up your favorites!

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1. PATAGONIA MICROPUFF HOODED JACKET / 2. PATAGONIA RADALIE INSULATED JACKET / 3. NORTH FACE THERMOBALL JACKET / 4. ARC’TERYX ATOM LT JACKET / 5. COLUMBIA LAKE 22 DOWN JACKET 6. SEYCHELLES ANKLE BOOTIES / 7. FREE PEOPLE ROYALE FLATS / 8. PENDLETON BLANKET / 9. NIXON WATCH / 10. RAY BAN SUNGLASSES / 11. BRIXTON FEDORA HAT / 12. GRANADA BIRKENSTOCK SANDALS / 13. YARA BIRKENSTOCK SANDALS / 14. FJALLRAVEL BACKPACK 15. FILSON RANGER BACKPACK

A big thank you to Backcountry for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.


Backcountry Semi Annual Sale

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Y’all know I am a HUGE Backcountry fan and have been shopping with them for years, so today is extra exciting because they’re hosting their Semi Annual Sale!! SO MANY of my favorite pieces are now up to 30% off… sweaters, jackets, shoes, accessories…time to stock up on your favorites from brands like Sorel, Patagonia, Backcountry, Alo Yoga and more! Sharing some of my favorite pieces featured in the sale…

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Babydoll Dress

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Hello and happy Thursday, friends! Not sure if you’ve noticed, but I’ve been MIA on my blog and social media lately…we are renovating our master bathroom (meaning contractors in and out of the house) and honestly, pregnancy pains have been pretty unbearable lately (ligaments stretching = ouch!) …so I’ve been laying low trying to focus on our house and overall just staying sane and healthy. I shot this look with my sister a few weeks back and am finally sharing it…! This babydoll dress is DARLING whether you’re pregnant or not, and I love it worn over a chic black turtleneck.

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DRESS / TURTLENECK (non-maternity option HERE) / LEGGINGS (maternity) / BOOTIES / HANDBAG / SUNGLASSES


The Great Outdoors

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PATAGONIA BETTER SWEATER JACKET / LEGGINGS (similar, mine are maternity) / LONG SLEEVE TEE / SOREL OUT N ABOUT PLUS BOOTS / SOCKS / YETI TUMBLER / BACKCOUNTRY BEANIE

A big thank you to Backcountry for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.


New Year, New Fitness Goals!

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LEGGINGS (non-maternity version HERE) / JACKET / RUNNING SHOES / TANK TOP / SPORTS BRA / SUNGLASSES

A big thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.