Friday, May 26, 2017

How to Have a Stylish Pregnancy On A Budget

ruched olive maternity dress, denim jacket, Steve Madden wedges, Tory Burch tote
Dress-Gap c/o thredUP (exactsplurge) | Jacket-JCP (savesplurge) | Wedges-Steve Madden (exactsavesplurge) | Tote-Tory Burch (savesplurge) | Necklace-ebay (savesplurge) | Watch-c/o JORD
When my husband and I were going through infertility treatments, I ended up donating almost all of my maternity clothing from when I was pregnant with our daughter. There were a few reasons I did this. First of all, the clothing was 5 years old and just not in style. Second, I didn't really like much of the clothing when I had initially worn it. I had purchased it to meet a need and primarily looked through clearance racks buying what was on sale, not what I actually liked. Third, it had never fit that well anyway. And finally, with all we had been through, I wanted a fresh start with my maternity wardrobe. I want to celebrate this miracle in every way possible and that means feeling good about the way I look throughout my pregnancy. So here I am starting from scratch. And I am on a budget, too. Where do I even begin to curate a maternity wardrobe I love and feel good in? 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Wearing Bralettes in Summer

feather print barcelona cami, jeans, lace up sandals, bright pink bag
Barcelona cami-Express (savesplurge) | Bralette-c/o Zaful | Jeans-Old Navy (savesplurge) | Sandals-Sammydress (savesplurge) | Bag-ifchic (save, splurge) | Watch-c/o JORD | Earrings-Lizard Thicket (similar, similar)

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Updating Your Beauty Routine for Summer

Using the same beauty products year round would be like wearing the same type of clothing year round! Your skin and hair are affected by the elements and changes in weather. Some of the things like my toner or sunscreen are great year round, but other products I am switching up or adding. One of those is moisturizer. I want a lighter weight one. I also use hairspray more often to help humidity proof my hair. So I am sharing some products I've been using and my thoughts on them. 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Blue Embroidered Tank & Confident Twosday Linkup

blue striped embroidered tank, white jeans, Steve Madden wedges, blue fold over clutch
Top-c/o Zaful (similar, similar) | Pants-Gap (savesplurge) | Wedges-Steve Madden (exactsavesplurge) | Clutch-Clare V. c/o thredUp (exactsavesplurge) | Watch-c/o JORD  | Earrings-c/o Makemechic (savesplurge)
I had meant to post this yesterday, but we had some camera issues. All resolved now, thankfully! I got this tank a little bit ago from Zaful and it's sold out now unfortunately, but I've linked to some similar ones under $20. I didn't realize, but it was actually open and only tied together by the tassel. I sewed up the front to make it an actual tank. The embroidery detail and edgy rivets on it really drew me to it. With as hot as summer can get I love having a few tops that are more flowy! 

Thursday, May 18, 2017