Overall Love

Happy March my friends! March…oh my gosh! How is it March?! We are just about 7 weeks away from meeting our little nugget and this momma is starting to get nervous! I am also getting a little nostalgic + embracing these last weeks with our little babe inside of me. It is so comforting to feel his little kicks + flutters everyday. I know that I will miss that but I also know that holding this sweet baby in my arms will fill every piece of my heart.

I am definitely a denim girl and have been living in jeans throughout my whole pregnancy. Luckily I can wear them to work everyday making dressing the last 8 months a little easier! To change things up a bit and add a little spice to my normal skinny denim look, I picked up these cute maternity overalls. I haven’t worn overalls since elementary school so I’ll be honest, I was a little hesitant to try them again while pregnant but I am so happy I did! How cute are they?! I love the relaxed leg + slight destruction. These little details give them that easy breezy, weekend vibe!

I am still getting away with most of my regular tops and this cropped sweatshirt has been a staple in my wardrobe for years! It’s an oldie but a goodie + totally goes with the laid back vibe of these overalls! I linked to a similar one below. Clogs and an oversized tote add a little punch to my look!

Stay tuned for a nursery post coming soon!!

With love!

Outfit Details: JCrew Sweatshirt similar here | Motherhood Maternity Overalls | ASOS Clogs similar here + here | Urban Outfitters Bag

Photos by Erin Layton Photography

Winter Nesting / Spring Dressing

Hi Guys!

It’s hard to believe that Spring is right around the corner! The weather has been a bit confused lately – we’ve had temps in the 60’s for a couple days and then snow over the weekend and temps in the 70’s coming up! By this time of year, I typically am SO ready for Spring but this year, I am totally embracing winter. Don’t get me wrong, I always love winter but this year more than ever, I am not in much of a rush for the warmer weather. I’m blaming it on pregnancy. That’s been my go-to excuse lately but for real I think because I am in full nesting mode, the coziness of winter is even more satisfying.

Speaking of nesting, I think my house has been the cleanest and most organized than it’s ever been! We had to get new carpet in the baby’s room so we ended up doing our other spare bedrooms as well. With this, we decided to do some major purging + can I tell you, it felt so good! We’ve been in our house for just over 4 years and it’s crazy to see how much stuff we’ve accumulated! I’ve also been re-organizing closets and cabinets in preparation for the baby. This little one requires lots of stuff so I am consolidating and making as much room as possible in these spaces. You have no idea how happy it makes me to see a neatly prepped closet/cabinet. I also started stocking my closets with necessities. I read this in one of those “how to prep for baby” type of articles + loved the idea. I get the best coupons at CVS so I’ve been picking up lots of toiletries + goodies there so that it’s one less thing we have to worry about once we have the baby.

Here is a little pre-spring outfit inspiration! I’ve mentioned before that I haven’t had to buy many maternity tops just yet as my regular tops have been getting me through. But…I am just over 31 weeks so I’m starting to invest in a few transitional, springy, maternity tops like the cute tee in this post because my regular top options are dwindling as I grow! I am still capitalizing on my existing layering pieces like this blazer. They have been SO practical throughout my pregnancy! This one in-particular is a classic! Distressed jeans + my fave booties round out this easy look!

With love!

Outfit Details: ASOS Top limited availability here– similar here + here | JCrew Blazer similar here | Articles of Society Jeans | Tom’s Booties similar here | 8 Other Reasons Necklace

Photos by Erin Layton Photography

Cozy Sweater Days

Hi Friends!
I can’t believe how quickly time is flying! I am 30 weeks along – which means only about 10 weeks to go until we meet our little guy! That’s almost single digits! Eek!! I have loved being pregnant. It’s crazy how even when you don’t feel 100% for weeks on end, you are still over-the-moon happy. I am as giddy as ever but the exhaustion of the 3rd trimester is settling in! Sleep has been minimal lately so this momma-to-be is tired! My sister told me that it is only to prepare me for what’s come when our babe arrives so I am taking in what little sleep I am getting now 😉

The weather has been freezing lately so I am taking full advantage of my cozy winter favorites. This sweater is everything! Super soft + comfy and the prettiest shade of pink (it is on sale and sizes are limited so grab it quick!). This time every year, I start to transition to lighter and brighter colored clothes with the anticipation of spring. Mixing in black accents adds a little edge to this look which I am loving.

As my belly continues to grow (which seems to be almost daily now), I am constantly experimenting with new ways to dress this bump while also not straying from my pre-pregnancy aesthetic. Stay tuned for more maternity outfit inspo to come!

With love!

Outfit Details: ASOS Sweater | ASOS Cami | Article of Society Jeans similar here | Steve Madden Clutch + Booties

Photos by Erin Layton Photography

Valentine’s Day Gift Inspiration

Tis the season of red + pink, hearts + love. There is something about this little holiday that I just love. It’s a fun way to celebrate the ones you love just a little extra! And it’s a guilt-free day to indulge in chocolate – so I’m in! Whether you plan to spend Valentine’s day with your love or with your gals, here are a few super cute finds inspired by this fun holiday.

“Be Mine” Top | Heart Pillow | Voluspa Candle | Jcrew Circle Bag | Williams Sonoma Mug | Steve Madden Slides

Ily Couture has the cutest Valentine’s day graphics – they are simple + sweet like this tee featured! Perfect for a cozy night in with your love! I went with 2 different sweatshirts here + here (they are selling out so pick them up quickly!).

How can this heart pillow not make you smile? I don’t go crazy with Valentine’s day decor but love adding in little pops of sweetness like this here + there.

Voluspa candles have some of the yummiest scents + their pretty little jars are the best to sprinkle around your house!

Ok – I am such a sucker for blush accessories. This circle bag from Jcrew and these slides by Steve Madden are just perfection. Blush has easily become my favorite neutral.

These classic white mugs from Williams Sonoma have charming little heart designs to add punch to your morning coffee or tea! Love them!

Cheers to a happy Valentine’s Day no matter how you decide to spend it! Hoping you feel so loved!


Basics + Must-Have Accessories

Hi Friends-
I am officially a slacker on the blog front. With the craziness of the holidays and prepping for our little guy (who, not to mention, will be here in 3 months- eek!!), I’ve been busy to the max! I was anticipating a semi-relaxing January but here we are with a few days left in the month and relaxing was not on the list . The good news is that the nursery is coming along – painting is finished, carpeting will be in within the next couple of weeks + furniture and décor are finalized (for the most part). We also finalized our registry which was quite the task! Who knew these little people needed so much stuff! We went to 2 stores to register and it was a bit overwhelming. I was a little discouraged afterward but the following day, I spent 4+ hours on their websites along with a handy checklist and added everything that we missed in the store. I highly recommend registering online – so much easier + way more organized! Also, being an avid review reader, I was able to do a bit more research to find the right product for us!

Lately my daily looks have incorporated lots of basics and layers. I also am still able to get away with a lot of my regular tops which has been nice – oversized sweaters and empire waists have been lifesavers! I am slowly integrating maternity tops into my wardrobe as this little bump is growing. The top featured in this look is maternity and is on constant rotation. It is so important to invest in multiple basic tops when pregnant. A good, grey, black and white basic tee along with different colored striped tees can go a long way (long or short sleeve)! The key is adding in your existing accessories – capes (like in this look), scarves, statement necklaces/earrings, vests, jackets, etc! Also, these tops will be great post-pregnancy as they can easily transition along with you and are super comfy!

More looks to come within the next few weeks! Stay tuned!

With love!

Outfit Details: Ingrid & Isabel Nordstrom Top / BP. Nordstrom Cape / AG Jeans A Pea in the Pod / BP. Nordstrom Booties / Mina Baie Backpack Diaper Bag

Photos by Erin Layton Photography

Pretty in Black

Just like that the holidays are wrapped up! We had quite a busy season this year! Lots of parties, family time + friend get-togethers. While I am always bummed to see the holidays go, I am looking forward to a more relaxing January. I’m ready to hibernate for a bit…today being the perfect day to start as we are stuck inside with a snow storm outside 🙂 That being said, we have lots of baby planning to do with about 15 weeks to go! At this point we can check painting the nursery off the list + now I can’t wait to start decorating! I will be sure to share the final result once everything is complete!

My bump is more prominent now (these photos were taken a few weeks ago when it was bit smaller) and while I can still get away with many of my pre-pregnancy clothes, I couldn’t resist this sweet little top from Gap Maternity. Typically I am more of a flowy top kind-of gal but since being pregnant, the tighter, the better! It’s so weird how your aesthetic changes. Showing off these new curves is way more flattering then trying to cover them up!

I absolutely fell in love with the sleeve detail on this top. It’s super girly + adds a little spice to a basic black top. This top is also in a rib fabric so it’s perfect for stretching as my belly grows. These Jeffrey Campbell shoes may be favorite pair of heels ever! I first got them in a camel color and soon knew that getting the black pair was a must! They are so comfortable with a 3-1/4″ block heel + look so cute with everything! I especially love them with these slightly distressed jeans. This look is perfect for a fun night out – I’m definitely feeling pretty in black here!

With love!

Outfit Details: Gap Maternity Top, A Pea in the Pod Luxe Essentials Denim Jeans, Jeffrey Campbell Shoes, ASOS Bag similar here + here

Photos by Erin Layton Photography

Boys, Bell Sleeves + Booties

Hi Friends!
So…it’s a boy!!! We are so excited to know that we will have a little guy join our family in just a few months! It’s starting to feel really real now! I feel like I am bonding with my little bud and am so enjoying feeling his little kicks + flutters! Each step of the way, I realize how much of a miracle pregnancy really is. It’s all so special!

We shot this look a few weeks ago and came across these pretty yellow trees and had to take advantage of the beautiful bits of fall that remained. It also helped that they totally coordinated with my outfit 😉 This sweater is so sweet with the exaggerated bell sleeves and bow details. I’ve been living in cozy sweaters lately! This one isn’t maternity but is roomy enough to get me through a couple of months this winter. This scarf is an oldie but goodie! The colors and print add a cool pop to any look. I would totally recommend investing in a few fun scarves to change up your basic looks and add a little style.

As I had mentioned in my last post, I had a bit of a hard time finding jeans that I love. I decided to invest in these AG’s based on their reputation. They are a bit more than I would typically spend on jeans but the comfort and fit are worth it even more so when you are pregnant. My favorite stacked heel booties finish off this look!

With love!

Outfit Details: Nordstrom Chelsea28 Sweater, AG Jeans, Steve Madden Booties (similar here), Target Scarf (similar here)

Photos by Erin Layton Photography

20 Weeks + Mid-way Maternity Fashion

It’s official, I am half way there – 20 weeks pregnant (tomorrow)! Everyone says that it flies by but pheew that was really fast! I am anxious to meet this little peanut but oh my is there so much to do! Once we find out the gender, it will be go time! Nursery, names + registry eek! Stay tuned 🙂

I am still at a bit of an in-between phase when it comes to my growing belly so I am figuring out outfits day by day. For bottoms, I am fully wearing maternity. I tried to swing the the hair tie trick + tummy sleeves with my regular jeans but the discomfort wasn’t worth it! I am pretty picky when it comes to the fit of jeans so I’ll be honest, it hasn’t been easy to find the perfect maternity fit. These Articles of Society Jeans from A Pea in the Pod have been my favorite thus far!

For tops, I am still able to work with many of my existing styles. I am also still ordering new regular tops but am sizing up. The top featured in this post is a regular style from Banana Republic. Typically I wear a small but am wearing a medium here. I am finding that layering is my best bet both under and on top. I’ve invested in basic maternity tanks in white, grey and black to wear under my tops. The length of these tanks are key to making my reg tops go further! I’ve also invested in cardigans, capes and jackets to layer on top of basics. This is where I am adding a bit of fashion + fun to my looks. They are also super versatile. The jacket in this look is great with sweaters and jeans, dresses or t-shirts and joggers. It’s definitely a fun way to spice up my basics!

I’m excited to continue along this journey with you!

With love!

Outfit Details: Banana Republic Sweater / Zara Jacket / Articles of Society Jeans / Marc Fisher Booties similar here

Photos by Erin Layton Photography

Cardigans + Gender Prediction

Hi Guys! There is nothing I love more than a cozy cardigan for fall + I have been living in this one! I love the chunky, textured knit paired with a super fem cami. I plan to stock up on these easy layering pieces to wear throughout my pregnancy. I will be sharing more of these looks with you shortly! I’ll let this easy outfit speak for itself and hope that it gives you a little inspiration! I have linked to these items or similar items below! The rest of this post is dedicated to keeping you up-to-date on my pregnancy journey 🙂

In just a few weeks we will find out the gender of our little babe. It feels like Christmas is coming a little sooner for us this year! I have butterflies just thinking about it!

Everyone wants to know whether we want a boy or girl. While my husband is quick to answer boy, I am a bit more on the fence. I have to tell you, I really am completely split down the middle.

Of course I want a girl because it’s familiar territory. I’m a girl and I grew up surrounded by girls with 2 older sisters. I love the relationship that I have with my mom and can’t wait to have that with a daughter of my own. Mom and daughter adventures are the best + it’s a bond that only gets stronger over the years! My heart already melts just thinking of my husband with a daughter!! And of course, I love love love all of the endless outfit ideas for little girls!

On the other hand, I want a boy because it would take me a bit out of my comfortable zone. Having nephews has opened my eyes up to the fun world of little boys + I love every second of it. My husband is such a guys guy and I know that having a boy would bring him such joy. He would have a buddy to watch + play sports with, a helper in the yard + around the house and a little mini me to take under his wing. I would be completely smitten by this little one.

With that, I thought it would be fun to share my answers to old wives tales for predicting gender.

Sweet or Salty: It is said that if you crave salty food, it could be a boy and if you crave sweet food, it could be a girl.
Boy – I typically have a serious sweet tooth but I am totally craving everything salty!

Morning Sickness: If you have morning sickness and nausea, it is said to mean girl. If not, it’s a boy
Verdict: Girl – I was nauseous and had no appetite throughout the first trimester and into the second!

Pregnancy Glow:  A glowing complexion typically means it could be a boy while increased acne could mean girl.
Verdict: Girl – This momma is feeling like a hot mess lately!

Citrus Cravings: If you’re craving citrus, this means girl. If not, boy.
Verdict: Girl – Orange Juice + fruity candy (especially gushers! lol) are at the top of my cravings list!

Heart Rate: If the little ticker is beating slower then 140 beats per minute, it could mean boy. Higher, means girl.
Verdict: Girl – At our last ultrasound, the heart rate was 155

Chinese Gender Chart: This is based on how old the momma is at conception and the month the baby was conceived.
Verdit: Boy

Mayan Gender Prediction: This is also based on the age and month of conception. If both numbers are even or both are odd, it’s girl. If one number is odd and the other is even, it’s boy.
Verdict: Girl

Dreams: This tale says that you will have the opposite of what you’re dreaming.
Verdict: Boy – Last week both my hubs and I had a dream that we were having a girl.

Drum roll…that’s 3 boy and 5 girl! I can’t wait to let you all know the real verdict 🙂 Stay tuned!

With love!

Outfit Details: Abercrombie Cardigan similar here / Abercrombie Cami similar here / Abercrombie Jeans similar here / Nordstrom Slides / Urban Outfitters Bag

Photos by Erin Layton Photography

Updated Dress

Happy November friends! With the change of month, comes the influx of everything holiday and I love every bit of it! I am totally guilty of feeling the warm + fuzzies when hearing the first Christmas song of the season (even if it’s on Nov 1st). It’s the best time of the year! I am feeling extra excited this year and I think it’s totally due to being pregnant! It’s so special and I am already feeling nostalgic! I can’t wait to have a sweet little babe to share in the magic of the season!

I fell in love with this dress; the color, the embroidery, the lace – all of the details are just so pretty. While I love it as a dress, it is a tad bit short for this 5’6″ gal. I could totally get away with pairing this with opaque tights and over-the-knee boots but really loved it with jeans! While this look may not be for everyone, it is such a fun way to update the dresses in your closet. It gives them a bit more longevity + looks super cute! Now that it is finally feeling cooler in NJ, a little leather jacket would finish this look perfectly!

Hope this provides a little outfit inspiration!

With love!

Outfit Details: Free People Dress here + here / BP. Jeans similar here / Toms Booties

Photos by Erin Layton Photography