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!
It’s a little surreal to be writing this post right now. I can’t believe I’ve already made it past my first trimester! In case you missed it, here was our pregnancy announcement last month:
I found out pretty early on that I was pregnant (8 days post transfer), but last time I had a devastating chemical miscarriage so I didn’t want to be overly excited. But I had this feeling that this was it – this was finally our baby and despite being a lower grade embryo than our last one, our baby was so strong. As soon as our doctor confirmed it, I couldn’t wait to share the news!!! I waited so long to say the words “I’M PREGNANT”!!!!
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!
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!
It’s been a while since I blogged about our IVF but I just wanted to update y’all on what’s happening since I’ve been getting a lot of questions on my Instagram. We really appreciate everyone being so concerned with our #ivfjourney and in this with us!
Our 2nd transfer is tomorrow!!! As I noted in this post, after egg retrieval and genetic testing in December, we had 3 viable embryos. In February, we did our 1st transfer with 1 embryo which resulted in a chemical pregnancy/miscarriage. We took a month off to heal and regroup. In May, I started taking Depot Lupron which my doctor recommended to cleanse my body and get rid of more of the endometriosis. These injections last 1 month and I did them for 2 months for it to be more effective. A few weeks ago I started my transfer cycle (estrogen pills and progesterone injections) and fast forward to now and we have our transfer tomorrow!
So how do I feel?! Honestly, very anxious. After the 1st failed transfer, I wanted to try again immediately. You know when you want something so bad? Our doctor actually advised us not to rush into another transfer especially since we only have 2 embryos left and so we went on vacation to Hawaii and just focused on the business. So I’ve been waiting patiently these past 5 months and the day is finally almost here. It’s hard not to forget the devastation of last time and not blame yourself for why it failed. So this time, I decided to do some things to better prepare myself both physically and emotionally and I will be sharing these 10 things with you in today’s blog post. Keep in mind, I have not had a successful transfer yet so I’m not sure if what I’m doing is right. But emotionally I feel better and more equipped to handle the outcome.
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!
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.
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is happening right now! Nordstrom credit card holders are allowed “special” early entry to shop the Anniversary Sale both in-store and online. Don’t fear, the sale opens up to the public on July 20th. For full details, visit my Nordstrom Anniversary 2018 guide.
As you know, this is my favorite time of the year to shop, especially online! At midnight, I went on Nordstrom.com and started shopping for their amazing anniversary sale! This is such a great sale to shop online because there’s free shipping, free returns, and exchanges. Not to mention, you don’t have to worry about the crowds and long lines! It’s that easy!
Here are my favorite pieces that I purchased at midnight. I could not pass on an amazing sale like this! I bought many neutral toned pieces that is perfect to wear right now in this SoCal heat and will easily to transition into Fall as well! I love pieces that you can wear year-round. Be sure to bookmark my blog as I will share with you my try-ons tomorrow!
You definitely do not want to miss out on this opportunity, because the best items sell out quickly! Happy Shopping!!! Let me know in the comments below any of your favorites from the SALE!
I wanted to take time out of my busy schedule to share with you one of my favorite sales of the year is starting this week! If you haven’t already heard all the buzz, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale for card members starts this Thursday, July 12, 2018! This will give you the chance to buy brand new arrivals on sale before they go back to full-price! Prices go up August 6, 2018. As in recent years and as you can tell from last year’s post, I LOVE this sale and always find some great items to add to my wardrobe!
I want to share some tips to you that will definitely come in handy for your first Nordstrom Anniversary Sale trip! In the comments below, let me know if this helped!
What is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?
If I haven’t stressed this enough, this is my favorite time of the year to shop at Nordstrom. And I know it’s been so freaking hot lately, but if you shop now, you can save big on brand new arrivals for the Fall/Winter. Some items are exclusive for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, so you won’t be able to find the same item anywhere else. I opened a Nordstrom card for the benefits and Early Access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. If you’re interested in getting a card, click here to read more to see which card is right for you!
I need to know all the dates! When is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 starting?
Mark this on your calendars because the Early Access Sale starts this Thursday!
Early Access for Nordstrom card members only: July 12, 2018 – July 19, 2018
Public Access: July 20, 2018 – August 5, 2018
I found the dress I really want on the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 Catalog, but I don’t have time to shop in-store!
Nordstrom makes it so easy. Simply check out online and pick up your order in store. Did you know there’s curbside pick up? After checking out, use the Nordstrom iOS app to request! They will walk your purchase out to your car! That’s what I am going to do! 🙂
What if they run out of the color and/or size I want?
There were some items that I wanted to buy last year, but they didn’t have my size in the store. I’ve always had great experience with the store associates at Nordstrom. They helped me to find the size and/or color I needed by either ordering it from online or calling different Nordstrom stores. The shipping is free and return is easy!
What are your Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks?
Nordstrom released the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 Catalog! There’s an online version! But, if you want a hard copy, check your mail or pick one up at a Nordstrom near you.
Here are some of my favorite styles from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale I’ve already bookmarked and will definitely try to snatch up first. I love that pastels are trending for Fall and you know I can’t get enough of closed toe mules!
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!