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Fall, Fashion, Winter

CAMEL & TULLE

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:

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PLEATED MAXI SKIRT

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.

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SWEATER DRESS & TAN BOOTS (ON SALE)

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.

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2018 BLACK FRIDAY SALES (CLOTHING)

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.

MORNING LAVENDER
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!

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3 NON-MATERNITY MATERNITY LOOKS I’M WEARING RIGHT NOW

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!

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FALL SWEATER DRESS

Fall is my favorite time of the year (despite it being 80 degrees in SoCal lately). I dragged the hubs to the pumpkin patch this year as I’m trying to find more ways to document the stages in my pregnancy.  Getting the hubs to take photos of me and the bump is easy but it will be tricky to get him to agree to maternity photos!  Lately I’ve been living in whatever is the most comfortable.  I wore the softest, comfiest off the shoulder sweater dress that is both very flattering and petite friendly. I loved the dress so much that I also purchased the one in burgundy!  I can’t wait to see how the dress fits and looks once my belly gets bigger! And I can’t wait to visit the pumpkin patch next year with our lil’ one!

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PETITE FLORAL JUMPSUIT

Being petite and all, I’m always looking for brands that are petite friendly and I was happy to see a new petite line between Macy’s and NY Collection. I found this gorgeous, sleeveless floral jumpsuit and I love how the petite collection is tailored to women 5’4″ and under (I’m only 5’0″). The shape was very flattering and the continuous floral pattern of the jumpsuit actually made me look and feel taller! Jumpsuits are so on trend right now and I love that I didn’t need to get this one altered! I’m also a fan of this petite belted jumpsuit and this petite polka dot jumpsuit. The collection also features a variety of petite friendly dresses, tops and pants – all designed with the right proportions for us petite gals!

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BUTTON DOWN MIDI DRESS

After my latest IVF transfer, I’ve been taking a much needed break from work – spending less hours working and more time focusing on me and keeping myself healthy and less stressed. It has been so hot in Southern California and I’ve been living in easy-to-wear dresses that are stylish and comfy at the same time. I love this striped button midi dress from you guessed it, Morning Lavender. I know I wear a lot of stuff from my own boutique but (a) I have easy access to it (b) everything is cute (because duh I curated it) and (c) I don’t really have much time to shop elsewhere. Anyway, this is one of my favorite dresses from our newest arrivals. Scroll down to see other cute dresses with the button trend!

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018: What I Bought (Part 2)

The sale finally opens up to the public today!!! Remember that the sale happens for a limited time and will end on August 6th. That means that all the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale goodies will go back to full price in-store and online. This sale is awesome for buying Fall staples like tops, dresses, knits, mules, booties, and handbags. You can not forget about the awesome skin care and makeup they have at unbeatable prices!

On my last post, I shared with you the first part of my haul! If you haven’t already, follow me on Instagram @LaceandLocks where I go into detail of some of my favorite items and how I style them. Today, I am extremely excited to share with you what I received in the mail (finally!). Remember that it’s important to buy now rather than later because things tend to sell out very quickly. Nordstrom always provides free shipping & returns, so when there’s something I want I buy it then if I change my mind, I can always return it – hassle free! Again, please make sure to check out my stories and highlights to see videos of the clothes I wear.

If you are interested in any of these items, click on the linked keywords or simply scroll to the bottom for direct links to the items. I love different options, so I carefully curated a selection of similar pieces that are on the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.

So here we go! Don’t forget to tell me what your favorite items are and what you ordered at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale in the comments below!

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018: What I Bought (Part 1)

As you have probably already heard, early access for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale just started!  I picked up a bunch of goodies from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale online at the store today. This sale is great for snatching up designer goodies at lower prices and building Fall staples into your wardrobe.

I am waiting for the rest of my order to arrive to my home in the next couple of days! So, stay tuned for another post coming your way! I highly recommend purchasing items online than trying to find it in-store. It’s much easier and it’s going to save you more time.

In the meantime, I wanted to share a couple of try-ons outfits in the comfort of my own home. As you know, items online look different than they do in-person. So, I want to make sure that I give you my honest opinion. Make sure you follow me on Instagram @LaceandLocks where I go in detail of why I love the item and how I would style it for now and for Fall. Check out my stories and highlights!

If you are interested in any of these items, click on the linked keywords or scroll to the bottom for the direct links! I also, curated some items that are close to the items I am wearing that’s in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

So here we go!!!

SHOES & ACCESSORIES
These are just some of the shoes and accessories I picked up!  I tend to gravitate towards basic colors and neutrals that I know I will wear over and over again.  My favorite items were definitely the leopard handbag and black mules.  I’m always on the hunt for good mules as it’s such a comfortable and easy shoe to wear.

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