Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Pregnancy Style: Draping the Bump

Full disclosure: This photo was taken a couple of months ago. These days I am not feeling quite as chic with the beachball belly, waddle and kankles that accompany my outfits the remaining minutes of my pregnancy. I will say, I am still rocking these pieces on the reg, though. The classic white-button up, courtesy of my husband, was a genius idea thanks to Emily from Cupcakes and Cashmere. M has a zillion of them and I wear two to three of these shirts a week. On this particular day, I opted for what I'm going to describe as a 'Hans Solo inspired look' and you know what - I'm going to rep' it. This camel wrap with leather trim was a great purchase as I can wear it open or belted now during my pregnancy and definitely after.  
{Wrap: Dillard's, Leggings: ASOS Maternity, Boots: Banana Republic: Bag: Kate Spade NY, Sunnies: House of Harlow, Bracelets: F21, Kristin Todd and Banana Republic}
Heyyyyyy....there's a baby in there! 


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Spring Picks From Gap Little Rock

It seems spring has already arrived here in the south, and I'm not complaining. I popped into Gap Little Rock late last week and pulled a few of my must-have transition pieces to accommodate for these cool mornings and warm afternoons. Three words: Those loafers though.

Here are my five favorite things from Gap Little Rock's latest spring collection:

1.  Predictable, I know, but I can't say no to a navy dress. This three-quarter sleeve pleated dress is ON POINT. ($74.95)
2.  Waiting to order a half size up, but these loafers will be a staple for me this spring, especially as I'm toting around an infant. Classic, stylish and comfortable. Note: These look more orange on the web, but they're actually a beautiful cognac color in person. ($64.95)
3. Military-inspired jacket. Enough said. Need it. Get it. Wear it throughout the entire year. ($88)
4. I just loved this happy yellow slouchy sweater for spring. It's lightweight and a great layering piece. ($49.95)
5. These new resolution true skinny jeans are the jam! They are mid-rise and have a little extra stretch to them. I'm waiting for the baby to de-board and then I'll be on a mission to fit into these. Lots of different washes avail. ($69.95)

**This post is sponsored by Gap Little Rock. All opinions are my own. 

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Gap Maternity LBD Styled Two Ways

Whoomp, there it is! The bump is in now officially in full force, people. Gap Little Rock asked me to style a dress from its maternity store a couple of weeks ago and I know this will come as a shock  - but I went for the LBD. And I'm not going to kid you, I wear this dress AT LEAST twice a week. It is truly the jam. Aside from being insanely comfortable, it's flattering and can be worn a million ways. I know that can be said for many LBD's but this one accommodates the bump and right now - finding a piece that can easily transition from the office to after-work attire to the weekend is much needed. Next time you see me waddling at the mall or at Kroger, I will likely be wearing this dress. Mazel. 
Chic sneaks. ROCKING IT. #supportivefinishes
{Look one: Shoes: Zara: Bag: ASOS, Bracelets: F21, Banana Republic, Kristin Todd, Earrings: Dillard's; Look two: Shoes: New Balance via Zappos, Jacket: Ember Boutique (old but similar here), Sunnies: House of Harlow, Bag: Kate Spade}


**This post was sponsored by Gap Little Rock. All opinions are my own. You've been disclosed.

Friday, December 19, 2014

DIY: Vanilla Cookie Scrub

Merry merry! 
This year, I decided to make an indulgent homemade holiday treat for my besties. I found a recipe for this incredibly easy and fantastic DIY vanilla cookie scrub on Pinterest from Hello Natural. I gave it a go after realizing I had most of the ingredients in my pantry already. After all, winter skin could always use a little extra polishing. 

I love the subtle vanilla scent and it left my skin feeling soft and moisturized but not oily. I made an extra batch for myself. 'Tis the season. 

Feeling inspired? Find the recipe here. 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Mod Maternity Look

Unusually mild temperatures this week called for swinging mod-inspired dresses and alabaster legs. Listen, no soon-to-be mother wants to rock a frumpy bump but in that same vein, spending tons of money on clothes you'll likely only wear for a few months, isn't really an option (for me) either. I've opted mainly for basics (meaning LOTS of tunics and leggings - and black) and a couple of standout pieces like this tomato red mod-inspired dress from ASOS. It was on sale (bonus) and I have to admit, ASOS has become a go-to for me during this pregnancy. The prices are reasonable and I've been very happy with the quality and style of the few pieces I've ordered. 

Don't under estimate the power of looking good and feeling good during this time of expansion.
{Dress: ASOS (similar here), Pumps: Nine West, Bag: Kate Spade, Sunnies: Vintage, Bracelets: Banana Republic, F21, E.Leigh's}
Only a couple of more months to go. Let's do this! 

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Maternity Style: Polka Dots and Denim

 Two words: full panel. Current and former preggo ladies, you know what I'm talking about. I finally pulled the trigger a few weeks ago and invested in a pair of maternity jeans with a panel of elastic fabric that go over your ENTIRE belly. Inventor of said panel, kisses and hugs. I'm not going to lie, I may never go back, even after this baby is born. (Hello future holiday party gorging pants.) 
While comfort is absolutely key during pregnancy, I still want to feel pulled together. Blazers add instant polish to any outfit and have always been a go-to piece for me. The same applies now. I've also been reaching for fun accessories like this gold polka dot scarf to add interest and fun to outfits. 
 {Jeans: Gap Little Rock (similar here), Tote and Blazer: Banana Republic, Tee: Liz Lange for Target, Scarf: Box Turtle, Booties via Piperlime}

Saturday, November 15, 2014

My Gap Little Rock Holiday Collection Picks

Like it or not, the holiday season is officially upon us. Last week, I had a chance to check out the new Holiday Collection (Part 1) from Gap Little Rock. Clearly, I'm having a moment with red right now. It's always such a statement color, but especially around this time of year. Here are four things I need hanging in my closet this season. 

1. Cable knit sweater, $59.95
2. Drop-should coat, $158 (My favorite!)
3. Honeycomb scarf, $39.95 (now on sale for $27.96)
4. Striped dress, $69.95 (This dress looks a lot better on!)

Also, I'll be posting all of the amazing upcoming sales Gap Little Rock will host in the coming weeks on my Instagram. You can follow me here. 

*This post was sponsored by Gap Little Rock. All opinions are of course, my own.