With my bump clearly visible now, the Morning Lavender team and I wanted to share some maternity-friendly pieces from our boutique. It’s hard to believe but I did not buy one single maternity item through my pregnancy. I basically found items in my closet (or at our warehouse) that was bump friendly – looking for items that had stretch and overall just comfortable to wear. I tried on a ton of “maternity” items from other shops but I found maternity wear to be too big on me even with my bump. I also love the fact that I can wear these pieces again after I give birth.
Last weekend our family & close friends threw us the most beautiful baby shower! It meant even more to us that the shower was at our home – a home we have been building for our growing family. As you know, it has been quite a journey to get to this point and it was exactly 1 year ago that we had our first IVF transfer that didn’t end up working out. I have dreamed of celebrating this moment with my family & close friends for so long. I still can’t believe I’m pregnant, not to mention 33 weeks along! The love & support we have received by so many people throughout this journey has been incredible and our baby boy is already so loved.
Our wedding 5 years ago was in France so we wanted to carry on the French theme to our shower. My sister and my girlfriends did the most amazing job in putting every detail together and I couldn’t feel more grateful for such amazing, strong women by my side!
And for those of you asking, I’m wearing a Morning Lavender dress of course!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!