Hi folks!!!! First of all, Jason & I want to THANK YOU for all your thoughtful messages regarding my last post. The past 3 weeks have not been easy but I’m finally starting to feel like myself again. I am now off my IVF hormones and finally not feeling bloated all of the time. My spirit and confidence are coming back and I’m starting to feel more comfortable dressing cute and sharing some #OOTD with you all. The weather has also been super warm lately so I’m busting out my favorite items to wear for Spring – jumpsuits and rompers. Seriously I have an obsession with these adult size onesies – I probably have enough to wear one every day of the month! This new one from my boutique – Morning Lavender is my new favorite jumpsuit because (1) I’m a sucker for anything yellow and (2) because it has the most adorable bow in the back! Not to mention how comfortable this jumpsuit is – I feel like I’m wearing really chic pajamas! And yes these images were photographed by the hubs outside Morning Lavender Cafe because that’s where we spend all of our time now!
Hi friends! I’m sorry for being super MIA on the blog and on social media lately. The past 4 weeks have been the most intense 4 weeks for us both professionally and personally. We recently opened up the cafe portion of Morning Lavender OC and it has kept us super busy to say the least. In addition, we had our IVF transfer last month! I wanted to update you all so stay tuned for a super long post today! I’m also sorry if there are grammatical errors or if I’m all over the place – it has been a very long 4 weeks!
It’s January but I’m already looking ahead to Spring with this bright and feminine transitional look! It’s been quite hectic with work but when I get a chance to dress up or wear heels, you will usually find me in something feminine & classic. I love how fun and easy-to-wear this bright pink bell sleeve dress is and I’m wearing my favorite new pink bow shoes I got over Christmas! You guys know me – I love me a good bow shoe!
Today I’m sharing a jacket I can’t stop wearing on repeat. Our Morning Lavender Elle Taupe Layered Jacket is such a fun, trendy jacket that you can wear multiple ways and here I’ve showed the jacket 2 ways: over a dress and dressed down a bit with jeans. You guys asked for more “everyday looks” so I’m going to try to show different ways to wear different looks for y’all. I honestly wear this jacket all the time and I get so many compliments on it. It’s also so soft that I’ve had strangers come up to ask me to feel my jacket…lol. We recently restocked the Elle Taupe Layered Jacket – it sold out various times so get your hands on it now if you want one!
The first look is layering the jacket over a simple black dress and pairing it with some cute black booties for a great transitional look. The jacket itself has so much focus that you don’t have to have such a busy look underneath. I’m also accessorizing the outfit with my favorite new go-to bag – the Waverly Crossbody from Lo & Sons. I bought this bag over Christmas and I LOVE it because you can also wear this bag multiple ways. It’s such a great bag for traveling because it’s petite but versatile. Here I’m wearing it as a crossbody and later on I’ll show you another way to wear it.
I can’t believe it’s already 2018! The past year and especially the past few months have been a whirlwind. I definitely fell behind on blogging towards the end of 2017 so I wanted to dedicate this first post to sharing what’s been happening in our busy lives. I recently did an Instagram on poll on what kind of content you guys wanted to see more of and most of you said “personal” so here goes:
We finished up our home renovations at the end of November! It was a 4.5 month process where we lived in construction, without a kitchen and poured over every design detail. We hired a good friend’s dad as our general contractor but designed and picked out everything ourselves. This was a learning but rewarding experience. It costed and took a bit longer than we wanted but we are incredibly happy with how everything turned out and happy to finally feel “at home”. I will be doing a separate post on our home renovations shortly with some fun before and after photos. Although we are done with the renovations, the fun decorating (a.k.a. Joanna Gaines) part has just begun and I’m hoping to carve out some time to get everything done!
I’ll be honest – after we started our IVF journey, I haven’t been particularly excited to dress up, which is probably why you haven’t seen much content from me in the past few weeks! I apologize for the lack of content lately as we’ve been focused on our (1) IVF and (2) new boutique and our (3) home remodel. Thank you again for all the support – it’s helped us get through this stressful time. I’m finally feeling back to myself again and after all side effects of the injections (i.e. bloating). Hurray – I can fit into my jeans again! This beautiful red dress from Express (which is currently 50% off) has me in better spirits and definitely putting me in the holiday mood! This is a great dress you can not only wear to a holiday party but also New Year’s, Valentine’s and pretty much anytime you need to feel extra good about yourself! The fit is amazing and has a sexy slit for some extra va-voom ;).
A few months ago we bought a home and started renovating the kitchen and master bath immediately. The house was built in the 60’s and although move-in ready, we wanted to update the kitchen and bath to more of our style. After living in construction for 5 months, we are finally DONE with renovations! All that’s left to do is my favorite part – get my Joanna Gaines on :). That process in itself will take a while as we have been overwhelmed with opening our new store and of course our IVF journey. We kept most of our furniture from our condo but we’ve been wanting to try out a new mattress. With all of the work and stress we put our bodies through, we realize now more than ever the importance of a good night’s sleep and a good mattress.
While you are waiting for that turkey to cook, here are some AMAZING BLACK FRIDAY SALES that have already started! I’ve rounded up some of my items on SALE and will be updating more (including home items) as they pop up!