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. 
xo

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! 
xo



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}
xo

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.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Mad for Plaid


I'm having a plaid moment. This is the second plaid piece I've added to my closet in the last month. As I mentioned earlier this week, maternity wear is currently not my jam, overall. Aside from the obvious tunics, tanks and leggings, I don't want to invest in pieces I'm likely never going to wear again.  So I've picked a few key items that will get me through my pregnancy and beyond. Here is one - the plaid vest. I intentionally bought this in a larger size with the intention to get it taken in for next season. I love that it's sleeveless so I can wear this to the office and layer over heavier pieces on brisk days. I'd say this is a win. 
{Vest via Piperlime, Leggings:ASOS, Tunic: Target, Clutch: The Limited, Boots: Banana Republic, Sunnies: House of Harlow}



Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Maternity Style Inspo

*Image via Pinterest

The bump is officially out. Friends, while it is true that dressing le bump is more in vogue these days (goodbye tent dresses), maternity clothes, thus far, make me cringe. I say that for a number of reasons, including the price tag (this is a temporary situation, people) and overall - options. For the most part, I'm sticking with the basics - leggings, tunics and statement accessories. Stay tuned for upcoming posts featuring said pieces. In the meantime, here are a few looks I found to provide additional inspiration in the coming months. Chic sneaks with an office appropriate look? Doing it.

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Gap Denim Shirt Dress Two Ways

Something Gap always does well - denim. My closet is full of Gap jeans, denim shirts, tunics and dresses - pieces that are multi-seasonal and classic. Lately, I've opted for lose fitting options to make room for le bump.  I love the subtle floral print and relaxed fit of this denim shirt dress from Gap Little Rock.  Since we're still transitioning between summer and fall temperatures (welcome to Arkansas), I paired this piece with different accessories to switch up the vibe depending on the day. 
{Booties: ShoeDazzle, Bag: Ember, Belt: Target}
{Booties: Box Turtle, Bag: JustFab, Belt: Target}

BUMP ALERT.
Happy Monday! 


*This post was sponsored by Gap Little Rock. All opinions are my own. Consider yourself disclosed.