The whole wide world loves a little baby, or at least that’s how it feels now that I’ve shared our gender news with you yesterday! The loving comments on my blog, Instagram, and Facebook had me all choked up and actually made me feel more at ease about bringing a GIRL into the world. I’m so used to all-day long talk about Darth Vader, Star Wars, and MineCraft that this girly girl is suddenly feeling anxious about a baby girl. Crazy I know.
Our boy is so mellow and easy-going and just downright enjoyable, that I don’t know what to expect from another one. But, it just dawned on me that we’ll be getting to shop the girl sections of the stores now! 😉 This morning I mentioned a name I liked for a girl and asked James what he thought about it. He said, “Hmmm, but what about Batgirl?!” At least we’re done with HulkSmash. 😉 But really, we just want a perfectly healthy baby and we know that is the most important thing. I try to keep any worry out of my mind, but I’m sure it’s natural to be concerned until you’re holding that perfect newborn in your arms. #trustGod
These weeks have felt so busy lately with doctor’s visits, workouts (still going 3 times a week, but wish it were more), school and sporting obligations, and continuing the work on the nursery. I’m glad you can relate to buying the wrong size chandelier (and I hope the buying guide helped)- it make me feel like less of a dummy, and now the (hopefully) correct size chandelier is on the way. I plan to get the furniture all put together and build the bench seat this weekend, but other than that, our forecast is rain, so it just might be a pajama weekend.
Now onto the Fall Goodness Overload that I saw when I was trolling the steals and deals this weekend!
First up, BLANKNYC, the same people who make my cool distressed skinny jeans ($88), are killing it right now with three FABULOUS jackets under $100! If I could, I’d buy all three!
The BLANKNYC Faux Leather Jacket is back and only $98! Do you remember this jacket from last year? It was a super hot item, get-it-before-it-sells-out-quick item in black. It’s back, but in two more colors, light blue and tan. So so gorgeous! My friend has the black and it’s so good in person. No wonder it’s gotten over 300 great reviews! And if you prefer animal friendly, the vegan leather is perfect for you.
Even though I’m 20 weeks pregnant, this is one of those pieces I don’t want to let pass me by this time, so I’m ordering the black (so classic) in size small. My friend that has it is about my size, a few inches taller and that’s what size fits her. I’m sizing up (normally I’d get XS), but I think this jacket runs small with slimmer sleeves (which I think looks even better). It’s currently available in all three colors and every size!
All this talk of faux leather jackets, made me search for a pair of faux leather pants and even though I can’t wear these, will someone else please rock em for me?! The reviewers said these fit true to size and they liked that they have pockets (front and back) and looked more like pants than leggings (I agree!).
You know I get so much use out of this faux leather reversible tote (this one is the tan/aqua), that I just ordered the navy/cream version. It’s under $50!
The booties I’m wearing are super comfy and 25% off right now! They come in four colors. I ordered a half-size up to allow for a sock. I shared 15 ways to wear your booties in this post because I know sometimes it feels like an ankle bootie will make your legs look short.
Ponchos are having a serious moment right now and the ones below are all at great price points.
As if I wasn’t already a fan of the camo pant, when it’s got my name and is under $50, I had to share! Treat camo as a neutral and pair it with nearly any color shirt, even stripes or dots if you like to be bold and mix pattern.