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Monday, November 9, 2015

Book Shelf Styling: Create the Look

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Post-Partum Essentials {My Top 10}

Saturday, October 24, 2015

I can't believe our little man will be 5 weeks old on Monday. Time has truly flown by and I will say the initial weeks of motherhood have been a little bit of a blur, yet filled with mini moments where I want to freeze time because I know our little boy won't be a newborn forever. 

During these initial weeks there are a few essentials that have been my go-to items . Each item has made the transition into motherhood, nursing and post-partum recovery that much easier and I will be using many of them for the weeks to come. Here are my top 10 essentials: 

I started wearing the Coobie bras in my third trimester and they are great for nursing. 

The Mustela Reconstructing gel is part of my morning post-shower routine as well as my nightime routine. 

Nursing tanks are great for layering under a cardigans and oversized sweaters {see my go-to sweaters here}. 

I started wearing my belly bandit as soon as I got home from the hospital. For the first two weeks I wore it 24/7 only taking it off to shower of course. I truly think this made a HUGE difference. I am already back into most of my pre-pregnancy jeans. At 3 weeks post-parts, I now layer it under my tops when going out because it helps to streamline everything. 

I've used a combination of Honest organic nipple balm and Medela's Tender Care. Both are great and have been a LIFESAVER in the early weeks of breastfeeding. 

I recently started pumping and I'm taking advantage of the fact that they make chocolate chip lactation cookies. Anything to help out the milk supply {smile}.  

Stepping out for initial doctor's appointments, our first overnight {yes, we ventured out the in-laws for the night} I wanted a functional baby bag that was practical, looked good and could accommodate all the baby goods. The tote comes with a great pouch which I use for the smaller baby items that can easily get lost in an oversized tote. This bag also fits perfectly in the bottom of our stroller

When home, I typically live in leggings, a nursing tank and an oversized sweater. These leggings are super comfortable, they wash well and have served me well these last few weeks. 

Nursing Sleepwear is a must. There are many late night and early feedings so keeping it simple and making it easy is key. 

Im a big fan of this body oil and it's the perfect moustrizer. 

You can also read more about my pregnancy with my trimester recaps. 
First // Second // Third

Style Guide {Favorite Scarves}

Friday, October 23, 2015

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Pregnancy Recap {3rd trimester}

Monday, October 19, 2015

Image via Savvy Home, Photography by Tessa Neustadt and Interior Design by Amber Interiors

I honestly can't believe how quickly my pregnancy went by and that baby boy is here and 4 weeks old today {follow me on Instagram to see updates and pictures}.

To rewind a bit and to get caught up, here is the last of my trimester updates with a postpartum update to follow later this week. The last trimester had it's ups and downs, but for the most part, I felt great with discomfort only setting in around the last 3 weeks. The lower back pain coupled with a  major case of insomnia had me counting down the days until my delivery, but aside from that I feel blessed to have had such a great pregnancy. 

I was lucky that my third trimester landed during the summer months. I was able to stick to dresses which varied from maxi dresses for casual and weekend wear to a couple of key pieces for work {a simple black dress that I could mix and match with blazers and create different looks with accessories}. 

A few of my favorites during the final weeks of my pregnancy: 

This Liz Lange dress in multiple colors. This dress was also a favorite. 

I purchased a couple pieces from the Hatch Collection {see here, with a similar style herewhich I would belt and create different looks with}. 

I also embraced the shirt dress look {here and here}, which is a great option that you can easily transition to Fall by layering a sweater/cardigan. 

I also worked in the track pant/relaxed lounge wear look {the elastic waist made it easy} which you can see here

Overall, I kept my wardrobe simple with a few key pieces which made dressing pretty easy and stress free. 
For more maternity looks, I created a Pinterest board with my favorite looks. 

You can read more about my pregnancy with my previous trimester recaps: First and Second.