Friday, April 28, 2017

My Story of Secondary Infertility: Part 4


As a way to observe National Infertility Week, I have decided to share our story of infertility in hopes it may help at least one person. This story is extremely personal to me and has taken tremendous effort to live through and now write about. I understand firsthand how taboo the topic of infertility can be. Please keep in mind how vulnerable I am making myself when reading and commenting.

I shared the first part of our story, the birth of our daughter, here. She was conceived naturally without any issues. The next step was trying to get a diagnosis for our infertility and I shared that here. Then we tried 3 unsuccessful IUIs in part 3 of our story here. Our next step was to try IVF.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

My Story of Secondary Infertility: Part 3


As a way to observe National Infertility Week, I have decided to share our story of infertility in hopes it may help at least one person. This story is extremely personal to me and has taken tremendous effort to live through and now write about. I understand firsthand how taboo the topic of infertility can be. Please keep in mind how vulnerable I am making myself when reading and commenting.

I shared the first part of our story, the birth of our daughter, here. She was conceived naturally without any issues. The next step was trying to get a diagnosis and I shared that here. Then we began treatments to help us get pregnant. I will go into the first part of that today.

Feather Print Barcelona Cami

feather print barcelona cami, beige open cardigan, black rita and phil skirt, greg michaels tote
Cami-Express (savesplurge) | Sweater-Express (savesplurge) | Skirt-c/o Rita & Phil (savesplurge) | Boots-DSW (savesplurge) | Tote-Greg Michaels (savesplurge) | Necklace-inherited (savesplurge

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

My Story of Secondary Infertility: Part 2


As a way to observe National Infertility Week, I have decided to share our story of infertility in hopes it may help at least one person. This story is extremely personal to me and has taken tremendous effort to live through and now write about. I understand firsthand how taboo the topic of infertility can be. Please keep in mind how vulnerable I am making myself when reading and commenting.

I shared the first part of our story, the birth of our daughter, here. She was conceived naturally without any issues. Today, I begin the part of our story when we decided to start trying for our second child.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

My Favorite Striped Dress & Confident Twosday Linkup

black and white striped dress, beige cardigan, black floppy hat, cognac riding boots, leopard scarf, Tory Burch  tote
Dress-H&M (savesplurge) | Sweater-Express (savesplurge) | Boots-Etienne Aigner (savesplurge) | Hat-Express (savesplurge) | Tote-Tory Burch (savesplurge) | Scarf-ebay (savesplurge

I am definitely not one of those people that has seasonal clothes I bring out or put away depending on the season. In Wisconsin, you can have all four seasons in one day! I would be pretty darn uncomfortable if I stuck to seasonal clothing. Even this week it's predicted to be in the 70s today and then high 40s later on. Yikes! Hopefully our temps even out and I can ditch the tights soon! For days like this, layers are my go-to solution. Neutrals and small pattern mixing make it work no matter the temperature or the season! These are all older items, but they are classics. I've found similar ones and linked to them and added more options in the widget below. 

Monday, April 24, 2017

My Story of Secondary Infertility: Part 1


Before I start, I read this article months ago and if you've (fortunately) never gone through infertility, it really gives a great idea about all the emotions you go through when dealing with infertility. It's a great read to try and understand the mindset.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Daytime Sequins and a Skirt

purple sequin sweater, black striped skirt, black boots, greg michaels tote
Sweater-c/o thredUP (savesplurge) | Skirt-Old Navy (savesplurge) | Boots-Macy's (savesplurge) | Tote-c/o Greg Michaels (savesplurge
This was taken a while ago when it was still pretty chilly, hence the tights. Although it was quite warm this past weekend in Wisconsin, it's now in the 50s for the foreseeable future. But that is so much better than temperatures in the 30s and snow! Although I got this sweater last summer, I don't think I've shown it on the blog yet. I love fairly casual pieces like this that have sequins or other embellishments on them. They make an outfit feel so much more special! Are you a fan of daytime sequins?