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Instagram Recap {Life These Days}

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Image 1: Morning workout on the beach during a recent work trip // Image 2: Baby bump style {view full post here}
Image 3: Dinner at one of my favorites, Husk in Nashville // Image 4: Preview of the nursery/guest bedroom update
Image 5: View from the Nantucket Ferry // Image 6: Impromptu snacks and cocktails with friends {new favorite beverage line here
Image 7: Afternoon trip to the beach // Image 8: A new favorite store for home goods 
Image 9: Home decor post featuring Charish 

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Maternity Wear {Relaxed Lounge Pants}

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Blazer J.Crew // Tank H&M Maternity other favorites here and here // 
Pants Uniqlo, the above print is only available in store, other options here,  herehere and here // Wedges Cole Haan // Clutch Tory Burch 
Necklace old H&M, but other options here and here      

Images by Stephanie Larsen

Pregnancy Update {2nd Trimester Recap}

Friday, June 19, 2015

I can't believe how quickly time is passing. April and May have flown by at a rapid pace and June is no different. I am fast approaching my third and final trimester (EEEKKKK) which officially starts next week! My second trimester has truly been the "sweet spot" and I've really enjoyed it. Transitioning out of the weird "gut" phase and experiencing the overnight belly pop started to make this experience feel more real, but even better are the little kicks and constant movement that remind me that we are having a BABY, and soon!

I'm wearing a mix of maternity and non-maternity pieces, which I know won't last forever at the rate my belly is growing, and mixing in maternity pieces such as pixie pants , shorts , a one-piece bathing suit and dresses from here and here and here.

With the reality of the final 3 months of my pregnancy fast approaching I've started to work on pulling the nursery together, which will still double as a guest room for when we have visitors. It's a bit of challenge to find that balance of guest and baby friendly design {follow me on @amodlife to track my progress}, but I've pinned some great nursery inspiration here {pretty neutral since we don't know the gender} which I hope can help me finalize the room in the coming weeks. More to come on the nursery soon!

Maternity Style {Weekend Wear}

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Tote {old Zara purchase} similar options here, here and here // Bracelets J.Crew Factory Chain-Link  other options here, here and here and here

Chairish {Where Design Lovers Buy & Sell}

Monday, May 18, 2015

I'm always on the hunt for unique accessories and decor accents for our home and I was recently introduced to Chairish, which is the perfect mix of antiques, mid-century and modern pieces. If your new to this curated online resource, Chairishis a marketplace for vintage and used furniture. I recently browsed their site and came across a number of items that are versatile and can mix well with a variety of styles. Inspired by some of my favorite interiors, I created three looks pulling in pieces from Chairish’s online site. Not only can you shop unique pieces, you can also bid on and sell items. If you are in the hunt some new items to revamp your home, Chairish is the perfect resource.

Excited to Share: Big Announcement

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Photo by Taylor Green Photography Featured on "The Now Stylebook

If you follow me on Instagram {@amodlife} then you already know that I shared a big announcement over the weekend. Yes, that's right, there is a baby on board {due late September} and we are beyond excited. The last few months have been a blur and I feel like time has passed so quickly, yet very slowly in between highly anticipated appointments. I'm excited to recap my pregnancy so far and share more regular updates in the coming months {now that I have the energy and motivation}. 

In the meantime, here are a few things that I have purchased so far: 

{1} My lack of energy during the initial 12 weeks made it easy to fall asleep, but tough to stay asleep and I woke up pretty much every two hours, which made for a long night. Late in my first trimester I purchased a pregnancy pillow {available here} which I LOVE and has made the transition into my second trimester so much easier in the sleep department. 

{2} Bio-Oil, which I use religiously {morning and night}. It was highly recommended by a few friends and I hope that it keeps any potential stretch marks at bay. 

{3} I'm still wearing non-maternity clothes for the most part {of course everything is a little tighter}, but I've purchased a few items {this dress // this top in white, but sold out // this dress in black and grey}. I've sized up recent non-maternity styles and added two pairs of maternity jeans {available here and here} to my closet, which have been so much more comfortable then using the old elastic band trick. 

And, when I can't sleep I've resorted to pinning to pass time {and to get inspiration}. Check out my new Pinterest boards, which include maternity style, maternity and newborn photography, and nursery ideas

Life These Days {Surviving Winter}

Thursday, February 26, 2015


This has been a long couple of weeks of full on hibernation here in Boston and Spring doesn't feel like it's within reach {at least the snow isn't melting anytime soon}. All this down time at home has me thinking up new projects, reading and organizing {one of my favorite things to do}. I'm trying to make the best of of the remaining couple weeks of winter and very unpredictable month of March. 

A few projects/and ways that I've been passing the time while stuck indoors: 

Creating a 2014 photo album which I hope to make a yearly tradition. Between my phone and Instagram I have so many pictures and want to be better about printing and reflecting back on each year through my many photos. 

I'm reading this book {read more about the author here} and it's changed my thinking around organization, clutter and the need to streamline and simplify. Purging is a theme with me in 2015 as I attempt to declutter our home. And, if you think that living in a 500 sq ft apartment in San Francisco would be challenge, consider how this might look for a family of four {this will make you rethink the need for all that extra stuff}. 

I also purchased this book {I'm channeling my inner super model} which is a fun read so far. Molly Sims seems so down to earth. She is brutally honest about her approach to style, beauty products, diet and exercise - it's refreshing to learn that she struggles with some of the same insecurities that we all struggle with at one point or another.

Even though time outside has been limited, I'm still trying to remain active with frequent visits to the gym. I'm also loving my new device which forces me to make sure that I'm tracking my daily steps. I can't wait to see how much my numbers change come Spring/Summer with my goal being to spend as  much time outdoors as possible.

How are you surviving the extra cold temps? 

Image via Note to Self