I was scrolling through photos on my iPhone the other day and it’s amazing how much has happened in the past 12 months! It has been a roller coaster of ups and downs, but mostly ups as today we celebrate our 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY of Morning Lavender Cafe & Boutique in Orange County! It’s hard to believe we went through our IVF journey during this first year of running Morning Lavender OC. Life isn’t always perfect but I’d like to think our story of hard work and determination will inspire others going through tough times whether it’s personal or business related.
It’s hard to believe I am already in the 3rd trimester of my pregnancy! I remember just a year ago I was preparing for our 1st IVF transfer (which failed) and here I am just 9 weeks away from meeting our baby boy! A couple of weeks ago we decided to do our babymoon in beautiful Hawaii. We love the weather, vibe and food of the islands and since I’m pregnant in the winter, Hawaii was an easy choice for our babymoon. We have been several times to Oahu but this would be our first time to Kauai. My agenda for our babymoon was just to RELAX. The holidays were definitely the busiest for us working in retail and we still have so much to do before the baby comes! So we used this opportunity to take in the beauty of the islands and just enjoy some husband & wifey time before we become a family of 3! I can’t wait to take our son here one day and see him experience the ocean for the first time!
At 23 weeks pregnant, slip dresses are a pregnant gal’s best friend and I love this champagne slip dress I’m wearing here. I dressed it up for the holidays with a faux leather jacket and some strappy black heels. It’s amazing how much my tiny bump has grown and I love finding styles that accentuate it.
Today I’m mixing up some of my favorite styles – camel, stripes and tulle :). If you follow me, you know my history and love of tulle skirts. I love that you can wear a tulle skirt with just about anything and get a different look every time. I call today’s look preppy feminine. I paired my skirt with this gorgeous camel blazer and here’s the result:
I can’t believe I’m 21 weeks pregnant – more than halfway there! Today I’m sharing a classic, feminine look that you can wear for the holidays or anytime of the year really. And you can also wear this style if you are pregnant or not! This pleated maxi skirt from Morning Lavender was recently restocked in both regular and petite sizes. It comes in the perfect nude beige shade and has just the right amount of flow.
Now that Thanksgiving is over, I’m focused on SALES and my favorite – the holiday season! I love dressing for the season but being 20 weeks pregnant, it’s been hard to find too many bottoms that fit me well. Luckily it is not too cold in SoCal so I can wear my share of sweater dresses and boots for most of the season. This American Eagle sweater dress (which I also have and wore in cream ) is comfy as it is cute. My bump was much smaller in this blog post but the stretchy knit allows me to wear it now and for hopefully many more months. And did I mention that everything on the American Eagle site is 40% OFF plus FREE SHIPPING?! I also recently purchased these knee high tan boots that are also on SALE at 40% OFF from Nordstrom! I just love the neutral color that goes with everything and the 3.5 heel is surprisingly comfy, which is great for this pregnant lady.
BLACK FRIDAY SALES are in full swing! Yesterday I shared some of my favorite Black Friday Clothing Sales and today I wanted to share some of my favorite Black Friday Home Sales! So lets get to it!
Yes! It’s my favorite time of the year for sales and I’ve rounded up my favorite clothing sales for this year. See this post for my favorite BLACK FRIDAY SALES FOR THE HOME.
As usual, I must start with our MORNING LAVENDER BUCKET SALE where we have thousands of select items on sale for $10-$20-$30! The ends Sunday, 11/25/2018 11:59pm PST! As I mentioned, there are thousands of select items on sale, but here are some of my favorites!
I recently wore this striped maxi dress that’s now on sale for only $20! And my go-to everyday Madewell bag seen here is ON SALE – see my Nordstrom roundup below!
This post is a long time coming!!! We actually finished our master bathroom remodel almost one year ago but it took me a while to finish decorating it and take photos. When we bought our house last summer, we fell in love with the house but a few rooms needed updating and one of those rooms was the master bathroom. Compared to the rest of the house, the master bathroom was a bit small and felt cramped for two people. So we updated the bathroom into a bright, white and minimal space:
My bump is hardly big but most of my pants and high waisted jeans don’t fit anymore. My closet has been reduced to the comfiest, stretchiest items I can find. So I decided to do a post on the 3 non-maternity maternity styles I’m wearing right now for Fall at 15 weeks pregnant (2nd trimester). All of these items are non-maternity specific so I can re-wear them again after the baby is born (hopefully). I haven’t done a post like this before (sharing styling tips with multiple outfit ideas) so comment below if you enjoyed this post and want me to do more of them! I can’t wait to update my looks for when my bump gets bigger!