I braved the mall with the baby this morning to shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access for Nordstrom cardholders. As always, I look forward to this sale every year to find great Fall wardrobe staples. As a new mom with limited time, I couldn’t get too crazy this year and kept my shopping to a minimum. I focused on essential pieces that I knew I would get the most out of. Each item I purchased was under $100 including booties! I wished I had more time to browse but I went on Nordstrom.com when I got home and found some more items worth purchasing! Remember the sale is open to cardholders right now but will be open to everyone on July 19th. Unfortunately a lot of items are selling out already!
Here are the items I ended up purchasing this year – mostly basics that I know I’ll get good wear out of! I will also be posting videos on my Instagram Stories @LaceandLocks so you can see more of the outfits!
Again each piece is under $100 (and mainly under $50). I think I ended up spending under $450 (with tax) for everything which the husband was happy about :). And just for reference, I’m 5’0″ and wearing a size XS in the dress and the tops.
I’m taking a break from all the Mommy stuff with a more fashion related post today. I haven’t had much time to create fashion related content for the blog but I must say it was nice to get a bit dressed up/put together for this post. I barely have time to curl my hair, put on makeup or steam my clothes so it was refreshing to do something other than feed and play with the baby. Not that I’m complaining (I love being a new mom) but it’s nice to feel pretty sometimes and I think it’s important to have some “ME” time when you are a mom too!
It’s amazing how quickly one month has flown by! I can’t believe I’m actually a MOM and a mom to the sweetest, most adorable lil’ boy. It’s also amazing how one lil’ human can change your life completely. Our lives have been consumed with taking care of him but I wanted to carve out some time to share our birth story and give a lil’ update on these past few weeks. Jordan is currently sleeping which he does a lot of right now so here’s hoping he doesn’t wake up so Mommy can finish this post!
I can’t believe I’m 37 weeks pregnant! Only 3 more weeks to go!!! I know I say it every post, but this pregnancy has gone by so quickly and I can’t believe he’s almost here! I wanted to give y’all a little third trimester update so here goes!
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!
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.