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.
And speaking of pajamas, I have been meaning to share with you my super-comfy-live-in-have-almost-already-worn-out GAP “soft pants” as we affectionally call them in our family. Mine are maternity (size XS), but they also come in non-maternity. You’ll thank me later! p.s. Use code WARM to get 30% off this weekend (online only).
weekend steals & deals
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!).
People are raving about this blazer also, and even in the white color. It’s said to run true to size,
I noticed two women said the Small fit them perfectly and they were 5’7,125 lbs and 5’8, 113 pounds to give you an idea of fit. I love the classic look of it.
A jacket like this is perfect for adding polish to an outfit, whether you’re at the office or on a date.
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!
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.
(it’s reversible!) | 4
(I’m wearing this one)
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.
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grey knee high boots (similar)
$99.95, $79.90 (also in black and tan)
How cute is this Eliza J Fit & Flare dress?! They say it runs large, so order one size down.
I saw my ultra comfy and really good quality Franco Sarto boots
are on sale now, 33% off. They come in 3 colors, mine are ‘Tobacco Leather’.
And these Steve Madden sneakers
look like the perfect fall/winter running-around-town in shoe. They’re currently price-matched at $44.96. Apparently, they run small, so order a 1/2 size up.
Here’s a super cute tan Faux Leather Crossbody Bag that looks like a decent size for fitting your essentials in without having to cram it all in.
:: shop the looks ::
*note: exclusions may apply to the sales
: 50% off EVERYTHING! Use code FALL50.
FREE shipping on $175 or more & $8.95 flat rate shipping.
BANANA REPULBIC: Up to 40% off & extra 50% off sale. Use code BRSALE.
LOFT: 40% off regular price styles & extra 60% off sale styles.
NORDSTROM: Free shipping & free returns.
OLD NAVY: 30% off sale items. Use code ENJOY.
Free shipping on orders over $50 + free returns.
SOLE SOCIETY: 40-60% off sale styles.
Have a great weekend!