It's a little surreal thinking this was my last outfit shot with the bump. Last weekend Cody and I welcomed our new baby boy to the world, Cody Beckam Andrew, 7lbs 14 ounces.
I just can't get enough of his little face :)
I recently found a new line at Nordstrom, Chelsea28, and it has become one of my favorites. I have been looking for a versatile lace piece for Spring and this top was the perfect find. This lace coat is another item I got for Spring I'm excited to wear. I just love all their classic neutral tone pieces.
Happy Friday everyone! Today I am excited to bring you a fun giveaway with ShoeMint. You all know what a shoe addict I am so I am always excited to bring you brands at all price points. If you are unfamiliar with ShoeMint they are a free member's only site, that give you personal style recommendations and tips each month based on current trends. All their shoes are under a $150 and made with high quality materials like leather and suede. This week two lucky readers will win their favorite pair of shoes.
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PS. Don't forget to come by and say Hi this weekend! I would love to meet you at the Fashion Blogger Market in downtown Salt Lake at Studio Elevn. I will selling a ton of my clothes (trying to dejunk before the baby). There will be brands like: Equipment, Jbrand, J. Crew, Forever 21, Nordstrom, Target, ASOS, H&M, basically everything I wear on my blog. Sadly some of this stuff is brand new I just missed the time frame to return it. I will also be selling some kids clothes (toddler 2t-5t). Hope to see you there :)
How amazing are these mint lace up heels? I'm obsessed with the hot pink version too. I can't decide which color I love more. I'm loving the elegant whites we are seeing for Spring. The feminine details of white paired with lace are perfect.
I feel like my style is becoming more and more casual as I get closer to my due date. Only 2 and half more weeks until my official due, which really means this little guy could come at any time. I feel like as I transition into a full time mom comfortable layers will become more of my daily style.
I have been eyeing this drape cardigan every time I go in Nordstrom and finally caved in and ordered it. I love the loose look of a long oversized sweater. This grey heathered one is a super cute budget buy. Below are a few more of favorites:
Also I will be getting together with some of my friends this Saturday from 10-12pm for a Fashion Blogger Market. We will all be selling a lot of our clothes from designer to budget brands. Make sure and come by and say Hi :)
You can't help but feel happy when your in neons :) I started wearing work out clothes a lot the second half of my pregnancy because they are just so comfortable. A lot of you have asked about staying fit while pregnant and for me it was learning to create a balanced diet.
My mom was super healthy when she was pregnant with me. She didn't drink pop, coffee, or eat any sweets, she said she would barely even chew gum. Me on the other hand... not so much. I love fast food. At first I thought I was going to be crazy healthy too, I completely stopped eating junk food but about 10-11 weeks into it I sort of had a melt down. I was stressing myself out overanalyzing every little thing I was eating wondering if it was healthy for the baby and ultimately I knew that stress would be harder on the baby than just trying to have a balanced diet. Our lifestyle is so chaotic, Cody and I both work up to 12 hour days sometimes so we don't have time to come home and spend a couple hours cooking. So I really tried to focus on these things:
1. Drinking tons of water
I kept a case of water in my trunk so I could I always be drinking water. I'm on the road a lot so it was convenient for me to just have it in my car. A lot of my friends just got cute big water bottles they just kept filled for the day.
2. Eating fruits and veggies
Fruits never tasted so good! Especially at the end I can't get enough, but at the beginning I made sure to get my servings. Oranges and apples are really easy on the go and for other fruits like berries and grapes I'd separate into like 5 little baggies in the fridge so it was easy to grab on the go for the week.
Greek Yogurt and granola was another daily snack. I'd have it almost every morning a couple hours after breakfast. It is rich in proteins and calcium which are great for the baby and has probiotics which are good for your digestive system.
4. Limit Caffeine
I had about 3-4 caffeine drinks a week [doctors say 16 ounces a day is okay but I just tried to do a little less] Probably one of the most random things I craved, which I never liked before I was pregnant, was Mountain Dew. Talk about caffeine! If I had Mountain Dew I would try to space out my next caffeine drink as long as possible.
100% I still enjoyed a good sweet! Don't let yourself feel guilty for a little indulging!
At the beginning of my pregnancy regular prenatal vitamins made me sick, so I took the gummies. Gummie Prenatal's are a great alternative if you get nauseous, just make sure you have a iron supplement with it because most of the gummies don't have the iron you need for you and the baby.
Being pregnant is so different for everyone, so find what works best for you. My biggest piece of advice is enjoy it and embrace the changes your body is taking! It goes by so fast :)
Shoes are usually one of the first things that catch my eye in an outfit. Lace up heels and strappy details have always been my favorite. You can't help but feel confident and chic when you're walking in a new pair of shoes :) I had been searching for a good navy pair of heels for Spring, when I stumbled upon these ones from Sole Society. I was really impressed at the comfort and quality for the price. I'm excited to pair them with some white distressed denim for Spring.
I think my next pair will be these cute flats (yes I'm slowly accepting the fact that life with a new baby will probably be more flats than heels :)