This + That // Sales + Steals

March 17, 2017

Happy St. Patrick's Day! I can't believe it's already mid-March...the closer we get to meeting our little one, the more the weeks seem to fly by. I swear it seems like yesterday was just Tuesday. I feel like I've hardly been home all week and thus have a lot to do around the house. Vacuuming, changing the sheets, and lots and lots of laundry. My husband and I also have our childbirth class on Saturday - neither of us are sure what to expect! Either way, it will be good to get some more information and feel a little bit more "in the know." I am an anxious person by nature, so my husband thinks the class will be helpful in easing those inevitable anxieties as we get closer. Fingers crossed! I'm definitely at the point where less and less of my clothes are fitting me, but regardless its fun to scope out the below sales... (read on to get the sales + steals)

This + That:

Some Sales:

  • Ann Taylor: The luck of the stylish – 40% off your purchase with code LUCKY through tonight! (This is a pretty cute date night top!)
  • Athleta: New markdowns online and in store! (I’m allll about the joggers and elastic waist pants these days.)
  • BaubleBar: Pick a free treat with any $40+ order. (How fun is this?)
  • Bloomingdales: Denim days – take 25% off when you buy 2 or more items and 15% off when you buy 1 item. (Really missing my cropped flare jeans, how good are these?)
  • Calypso St. Barth: Celebrate their 25th anniversary with 25% off your full priced purchase! (I love everything about these. The color, price, heel height, and the fact that they tie. SO. Good.)
  • Club Monaco: Spring forward – spend $100 today and get $20 off your future full priced purchase. In stores and online through March 20th! (With how much I love white tops, this would be a great one to add to my collection.)
  • domino: 20% off rugs!
  • Gap: Today only online. Take 40% off dresses and skirts + 35% off the rest of your purchase with code DRESSUP. (Wondering if this dress would fit me at the moment. Hmm…)
  • H&M: Sale – up to 70% off! (A pale pink sweatshirt for $15? Yes please!)
  • Intermix: For a limited time – flash sale! 40% off select full price and markdown items. (Love that this is navy – perfect with white jeans or a medium wash like on the model! This is amazing and I would happily sport this with my bump on the regular!)
  • J.Crew: In stores and online – 25% off all swim, t-shirts, shorts, and more with code BYEWINTER. (Both Molly and I were eyeing this in the most recent catalogue – there’s something about it that I’m obsessed with. These are the perfect wedding guest shoe – not too tall and perfect for dancing!)
  • J.Crew Factory: Online only – extra 30% off clearance with code EXTRA30! (Is it crazy that these are my favorite things on the site?)
  • LOFT: Mystery flash sale! (The cuff details on this are so pretty as is the pale pink. Perfect for the weather in Dallas right now, too. Considering ordering this maternity top for when it warms up.)
  • Lulu Frost: Friends and family sale! 20% off site wide – including code fine jewelry and zodiacs! (Hello, obsessed with these. The size is perfect! They could easily be worn with something as casual as a white tee or a dress.)
  • Old Navy: Free shipping on orders of $25 or more with code FREESHIP. Tons of styles on clearance, too!
  • Serena and Lily: The Friends and Family event! Enjoy 20% off everything with code MUSTHAVE. (How cute is this? Love it folded at the end of a bed like they show.)
  • Truffle: 72 hour flash sale! Get up to 75% off final sale items and free shipping on all orders over $75!

Some Steals:

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Current Vibes

March 15, 2017

I firmly believe that pregnancy brain is a very real thing and I must admit that it was quite prevalent while writing this post (took me forever to finish)! Sort of felt like a Loony Tune trying to tie my thoughts together so I'm hoping that it makes sense for those of you reading, ha! (vibes after the click for more)

1. ADORING // LITTLES + BIG DOGS: We are beyond excited for the day that our pups get to meet their baby brother bear and talk about it almost daily, predicting what they’ll do, etc. I’m not sure if they have any idea what’s coming their way, but I’d like to think they do! When I came across the darling portraits in “Little Kids and Their Big Dogs,” I couldn’t help but order the book for the bookshelves in the nursery. There is nothing sweeter than the relationship and bond between babies and their dogs and we cannot wait to witness it with our own little ones.

2. THINKING SPRING // WIGGYWiggy Kit is another one of those brands that I came across somehow on Instagram. Molly and I have a running joke that I follow wayyy too many people on our Instagram account, but when I come across great brands like this one, I can’t help but quickly click the “follow” button. The resortwear labelstarted by Wiggy Hindmarch is compiled of easy, breezy pieces that will literally hang in your closet forever. I had a hard time narrowing down my favorites as I would easily wear each and every item, but this dress and this top are both screaming my name.

3. OBSESSING // BOY SMELLS: With two dogs in the house, burning candles is a regular occurrence in our house. Even though the dogs are “indoor dogs” and act more like humans than animals, they do have a certain smell about them that isn’t necessarily my favorite. As much as I love candles, both my husband and I are pretty picky with certain scents. Anything too fruity or too floral-ly is completely out of the question. A favorite boutique in Dallas owned by one of our most favorite people in the world, Cabana, posted on their Instagram account a new to us candle company called “Boy Smells” which had me quite intrigued. The pale pink, simplistic logo is anything but what would be considered “boyish”, making the brand that much cooler in my book. I am also loving the descriptions of each scent on their site. Molly and I will most definitely be making a trip to Cabana to sniff these out to our hearts content and hopefully scoop some up for our homes, so stay tuned!

4. USING // BELLYBUDS: I briefly mentioned in my last Current Vibes that my husband and I had just started using a set of BellyBuds for the first time. Now that we’ve had a chance to use them pretty regularly, I had to report back on how much we love them. In the beginning of my pregnancy, we actually bought a baby monitor off of Amazon to listen to our baby boy’s heart beat between appointments each night. It may sound completely crazy, but it eased my anxieties between appointments and was a great way for my husband to connect with the baby, too. We did this up until the point where I could feel him moving. That nightly activity was so fun for us and something I truly cherished. At 33 weeks, we know that our baby’s hearing is fully developed and that he is able to form memories from what he hears in the womb. We had already made a playlist to play with our little one once he’s born, but with the BellyBuds, we’ve been able to introduce these songs to him even before then. Its crazy because I will be laying in bed and not feeling much movement from him, and then as soon as we turn on the music and put the buds on, he starts moving. We love to see which songs he moves to more and are SO curious to see if he recognizes these same songs after he’s born. We think hes a big fan of the Beatles! On this same topic, I found this TED talk about how much babies learn in the womb to be absolutely fascinating. Pregnancy truly is the most incredible miracle that is constantly amazing me.

5. ORDERING // GOLD LEATHER EARRINGS: It’s been awhile since I last bought a great pair of statement earrings and after seeing a friend wearing a fun pair last weekend, I went on the hunt for my next pair. BenuMade is a creative jewelry brand based out of Prague and each piece is made to order. If you can believe it, the pieces are actually made out of a shiny, metallic leather! The oversized earrings featuring abstract shapes are like small works of art for your ears. I would imagine that them being made out of leather would mean they are quite lightweight, too. I love them all, but this pair is currently in my cart! When nothing else fits me at the end of my pregnancy, at least I’ll have these!

6. NESTING // HOUSE WALL SHELF: When it comes to resources for great children’s decor items, Land of Nod seems to always get it right and to stand out among the usual contenders. I love checking the site for their new arrivals, because they always have such amazing and unique pieces that are just the right mix of whimsical and tasteful for little ones. My latest favorite from the siteThis Invisible House Wall Shelf. I’m a sucker for all things acryllic, which is what first drew me to this guy, but I also love the house shape as well as the teeny tiny compartments for all of the little trinkets that kids seem to accumulate. We’ve already been gifted some special, smaller pieces that would look beyond sweet on this shelf. Our nursery is tiny and cozy which I love for a nursery, but due to the room having two closets, we are also lacking in available wall space. I am bound and determined to find a way for the Invisible House to work in the room!

7. FEELING INSPIRED BY // CHRISTINA BRYANT’S HOME: While living in San Francisco, I had the pleasure of meeting and spending some time with the talented Christina Bryant of St. Frank. Its no secret that Christina has an eye for all things unique and special. Her store is truly a jewel box brimming with treasures and curiosities – each one with a story and carefully selected by Christina and her team. I absolutely love reading the backstory behind each product on their site, it makes you appreciate the pieces that much more. Recently, Lonny visited Christina’s San Francisco apartment and as one can imagine, it is nothing short of incredible.  Christina’s ability to layer and mix the old with the new is beyond inspiring and the feature is not to be missed.

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Tie Wrap Top

March 14, 2017

How about that storm Stella? It's cold today in Dallas but I'm not about to complain when the east coast is being pounded with snow and seriously frigid temps. Stay warm, my friends! I kind of wish I had more of a bundled-up look to share on such a blustery day, but this wrap-tie top is a semi-new favorite that I've loved wearing and am excited to share.

 

I find tops that cross in the front to be super flattering. Fun fact: this style, where two halves of the front cross diagonally across the chest, is actually called a “surplice top.” Whether it’s a drape-y fit that ties at the side (like I have on here) or more of a fitted ballerina silhouette, the v-neck and wrap usually gives good definition to your waist and pretty, feminine neckline.

I’m into it…especially because I love outfits that have a “dressy casual” look and pairing tops with a little structure and finish with distressed jeans is a go-to.

More wrap-tie tops to love: this is such a pretty pale rose-colored silk, I have this one (seen here) and it’s so soft and like a great elevated t-shirt, this floral pattern is so moody yet pretty, love this fitted metallic sweater with tone-on-tone pink hues, the deep red of this one would look great with lighter wash jeans going into spring, and if you’re looking to up the feminine factor, the relaxed ruffle on this soft style is perfect.

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Hybrid Stripe Tee

March 13, 2017

Although I only invested in a few "nicer" maternity tops, I did buy a good amount more t-shirt type situations because those were the very first pieces that I outgrew. I still have some non-maternity flowier tops that fit me now, but my regular t-shirts are long since retired - mostly because they're too short. Aside from these basic white tees that I bought three of to layer under sweaters and have worn to death, I also picked up this grey/striped situation which I have loved and styled here!

I like that this particular top is striped – but not fully striped – making it a little bit different. A favorite way to wear it is layered under my favorite chunkier grey, fringed Madewell sweater (this one is similar, minus the fringe!) from last year. We had a random cold day here yesterday and it was perfect for our weather. Like the other maternity pieces I’ve bought, this one will definitely be wearable when I’m not pregnant, which makes me feel better about buying maternity!

It would be impossible not to note these fantastic and fun Frances Valentine flats…the furry pompoms are everything and more, and they were a perfect addition to take the tee to the next level. Also, Truffle just came out with a new navy collection which Molly and I have both been wearing as a neutral on the regular – (such a fresh non-black option for spring!). Their clutches are all I carry!

P.S. this striped tee is next on my list – the length is perfect for a bump!

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This + That // Sales + Steals

March 10, 2017

My husband is out of town this weekend and conveniently, I am in full nesting mode over here. I am taking advantage of his being gone and going to town on some serious filing and closet-cleaning because these are both things that he wouldn't quite enjoy on his two days off to relax. Also planning on catching up on countless recordings of This is Us and the first several episodes of Big Little Lies. I will probably eat one too many bowls of cereal, too, because what else does one eat for dinner when their spouse is out of town? Actually, lately those bowls of cereal have become my 4am "snacks" when I am so ravenously hungry that I have to get out of bed and feed myself, and this growing baby boy! (read on to get the sales + steals)

This + That:

Some Sales:

  • Ann Taylor: Extra 50% off all sale styles + 40% off full priced tops and sweaters. (How sweet is this?)
  • Banana Republic: Friends and family event! 50% off 5 regular priced items with code BRFAMILY. (The details on this are amazing – its no surprise its selling out fast! This would make for a perfect spring shower dress. I am in love with this and only wish it was long enough for my baby bump!)
  • BaubleBar: Pick a free treat with any $40+ order! (These are so good and come in great colors.)
  • Calypso St. Barth: Enjoy an extra 70% off select sale styles!
  • CB2: For a limited time – up to 25% off select dining and entertaining! (These are so pretty and would be a nice contrast to a big white salad bowl.)
  • Crate & Barrel: Up to 30% off rugs!
  • Gap: Up to 50% off everything! Plus, extra 20% off your purchase with code MOREFUN. (I am super impressed by Gap’s button down offerings right now, which I have been wearing a lot of lately and know I will postpartum while breast feeding. Right now, I have thisthis, and this in my cart.)
  • H&M: Free shipping over $40 with code 0040! (How cute is this? Also obsessed with this, but it may already be too warm here for it!)
  • J.Crew: Up to 25% off women’s wear to work styles with code SHOPTOIT.
  • J.Crew Factory: In stores and online – 40-50% off everything! (This is super cute and easy for the spring! This is adorable in the grey version – wish they showed it on a model to see how long it is. Really love this twist on a classic white tee.)
  • kate spade new york: Enjoy a pretty pouch with your full priced bridal purchase of $200 or more! (Thisis such a pretty dress in the white version – beyond classic and timeless. Also obsessed with this and wishing it were around when I got married!!)
  • LOFT: Extra 40% off all sale styles.
  • Lou & Grey: Free shipping on every order! (There’s something about this that I really love – I think its the shape and pretty color combination that isn’t too loud or crazy.)
  • Old Navy: 30% off adult styles and more with code ENJOY. (Really like that this is a linen blend – it makes the top look that much nicer.)
  • Serena and Lily: Enjoy 20% off wallpaper with code SPRUCEUP. (How pretty are their grasscloth wallpapers? And how is this the first I’m seeing them?)
  • Steve Madden: Free shipping over $50 with code SMFREE50.
  • West Elm: The big bedroom sale – 20-30% off bedroom furniture.

Some Steals:

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