Monday, June 18, 2018

BLUSH PINK...



DRESS: Chicwish (comes in white and black) // SHOES: Nordstrom (under $80) // BAG: Cult Gaia // BRACELET: David Yurman & David Yurman

Happy Monday! I know some of yall are probably wondering where my bump went. I assure you it's there! If I were to turn to the side I'd look 10 feet thick, lol. The ruffles and floral kind of blend my figure all in one. This pretty blush dress is so playful and ideal for summer. I've been dying in the heat the past few weeks and I'm not sure how I'm going to make it, especially while I'm pregnant. Cami dresses that are light and breathable are my go to pieces. I paired it with my white wedges so the flower print could pop a little more. 

This dress is from Chicwish and if you haven't looked at their new arrivals, you're missing out! They have SOO many cute summer dresses (and they're mostly under $50 ) and I'm dying to have all of it. What are some of your favorite shops during the summer? 

Thank you so much for stopping by! 

xo,
Annie

*Photos by Banavenue


Friday, June 15, 2018

BACK TO DIAPERS WITH INCREDIBUNDLES...





DIAPER SUBSCRIPTION: IncrediBundles

It's crazy to think that in two short months, I'll be back to changing diapers. Liam was completely potty trained about 3 months ago and I haven't even thought about diapers. I've personally always gotten my diapers delivered to my home. It makes life 100x easier. I think all mothers can agree that putting our children in the car seat and driving to the store just for diapers is more work than it sounds. Most of the time we beg for our spouse or family members to run to the store for us. 

IncrediBundles offers a subscription diaper service and it does all the work for us. Well, we still have to be the one's to change those 10+ diapers a day but at least we don't have to worry about constantly running to the store to pick up more. IncrediBundles offers 3,6,9, or 12 month subscription and they have many different diaper brands to choose from. If you're learning about their services now and you're child only has a few months left in diapers, you can customize the length, vice versa. The redemption code is very easy to redeem. All you have to do is create an account, customize your profile, and then enter your code. I did it all in less than two minutes! 

 I'm not sure if it's just me and my friends, but I feel that everyone is having babies from August to November. I have over 5 close friends that are expecting so that means 5 baby showers. Gifting months worth of diapers would probably be one of the best gifts ever. I know I'd appreciate it, deeply!  IncrediBundles is currently offering the most adorable announcement package. Upon opening your new gift, there is the softest adorable bear holding a certificate with the diaper subscription information. I received a couple of diapers for Liam's baby shower and it actually made so excited, lol. So, I can't even image how amazing it would be to be gifted MONTHS worth of diapers. Liam absolutely loves the bear that was gifted to him! To Liam, he can never have too many plush bears and they make the best cuddle buddies. 

I'm teaming up with IncrediBundles on a fun giveaway so be sure to enter below! We're giving away a 3 month diaper subscription. You can either redeem it for yourself or for a BFF. 

Thank you so much for reading! 

xo, 
Annie

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

WHAT'S IN BABY'S HOSPITAL BAG...





ORGANIZER: Totesavvy // SHOES: Freshly Picked // DIAPERS: Honest // WIPES: Honest // HEALING BALM: Honest // NIPPLE BALM: Honest // SWADDLE: Little Unicorn // BOW: Wunderkin // THERMOMETER: Vicks

I'm not sure if this post is too early or too late but August is right around the corner and I figured I'd share what I packed for Baby C. 

This is my second time packing a hospital bag and I've learned from my mistakes the first time around. The first mistake I made was over packing (some things)! My second mistake was not realizing that the hospital will literally have everything provided for you, you just might want to bring your own stuff. 

Unless you're going to be in the hospital for 3+ nights, you do not need a hundred adorable onesies, lol. Just one or two cute ones for pictures and for his or her "first" outfit. Liam's first pair of shoes were Freshly Picked so my daughter had to be the same. Their moccasins are SO CUTE! I absolutely love the rose gold color. Oh, and also pack some soft baby hats. Liam came out bald and cotton beanies was all that he wore for months. I'd also bring both newborn and 0-3 month sized ones because you never know how big or small your little one is going to come out. Yes, the sizes do make a big difference, in my opinion. 

You won't need to bring your own swaddle because the hospital provides them but the baby will probably be in a swaddle majority of the time if you'd like to have your own. When baby is out of the swaddle, opt in for full foot onesies. Hospital's are freezing! 

I didn't bring my own thermometer the first time and plan on bringing my own the second time around. The nurses and doctors will, of course have them at the hospital, but it's the ones that take over 1 minute to see results. I was checking Liam's temperature every hour (like a over protective first time mother). This one is super quick! 

This nipple balm saved my life!! This might be a little TMI but I was in so much pain from breastfeeding the first two days. My nipples felt like they were being pulled off and on top of that, it hurt even more while Liam and I were both learning to breastfeed/attach. This balm is organic and safe for babies. Even right after applying! 

The only thing I under packed was diapers and wipes. I was in the hospital with Liam for 3 nights and there were several occasions where I had family members and even friends pick up more diapers and wipes. First off, you should decide if you want to use the hospitals diapers or your own. I was dedicated on using my own diapers only because I was terrified of my baby getting rashes or outbreaks from diapers that weren't chemical free. Call me crazy, lol. Newborns go through like 10+ diapers a day so be prepared.  

I personally don't think you'll need a Boppy Pillow, burp cloth, or bib. It's all provided at the hospital and honestly, it's more dirty spit up cloths for you to put back in your diaper bag. I chose not to use pacifiers because they aren't great for gums or self soothing, but everyone is different. At the end of the day you know what's best for you and your baby. 

I'll be doing a Hospital Bag for Mom and Dad soon! 

Thank you so much for reading! 

xo, 
Annie



Wednesday, June 6, 2018

RED STATEMENT...




JUMPSUIT: BP (similar here & comes in a stripe pattern and tan too!) // SHOES: Sam Edelman // BAG: Pink Lily Boutique

When I saw this jumpsuit, I instantly feel in love. Just from looking at it on the hanger, I knew it was comfortable and bump friendly. There's a top version that I've had my eye on for awhile but it didn't seem to fit quite right on me because of my baby bump. The bold red color makes this jumpsuit pop and I love it! It's so effortlessly chic and makes it easy to throw on any neutral pair of shoes for a ready to go outfit. I paired it with all nude accessaries because the red color was already a statement itself. This jumpsuit comes in a stripe and tan version. Nordstrom continues to restock it so if you see your size available, I'd grab it quick. It's only $59!

Thank you so much for stopping by! 

xo,
Annie 

*Photos by Banavenue


Wednesday, May 30, 2018

NEW CITY FOR THE SUMMER...




JUMPSUIT: Chicwish (comes in tan too) // SHOES: Sam Edelman // BAG: Gucci // BRACELET: David Yurman & David Yurman

Hello from San Antonio! If yall didn't already know, I've officially moved to San Antonio for the summer. I'm going back to school to take a few classes to finish my prerequisites to apply to dental hygiene school. I've been meaning to start this chapter in my life for over a year but the timing was never right. Even now, the timing isn't perfect but I don't wait to hold off on it anymore. I went to college in San Antonio and it's bittersweet to be back. I had my first day of class today and it was strange not knowing anyone or having any of my old sorority sisters there. Liam is enrolled in school here for the summer so it'll give us both time alone to learn. 

I'm not going to lie, I do feel old being back here AND while I'm pregnant. I'm struggling over my college wardrobe lol. My classes are 5 days a week and I'm not all that excited about dressing up and getting ready everyday. Even while I was in Houston, I only got ready for lunches and special occasions. 

Anyways, I've been meaning to share this darling navy jumpsuit with everyone. I got it right in time because it fit just right with my baby bump. This is not a maternity jumpsuit and to be honest it looks so much cuter on non pregnant women. My sister tried it on and it looked so good on her. You can swap out the heels for a pair of comfy sandals for an easy casual summer outfit. It comes in tan as well! 

Thank you so much for stopping by! 

xo,
Annie



Friday, May 25, 2018

LITTLE MATCHING TODDLERS...



Liam: TOP // SHORTS // SHOES // BELT // Madeline: ROMPER // SHOES // HAT // TOTE

Aren't these two toddlers just the cutest in their coordinated outfits?! Baby outfits are so fun to put together, especially in the summer when you can play with all the colors. Liam loves playing with his cousin Madeline. They can play for hours and hours. Which is much needed sometimes because they occupy themselves. I'll have my hand full when I become a Mother to two babies in August. 

One of my favorite places to shop for baby clothes is Janie and Jack. I've been shopping there since Liam was born and am so excited to start shopping their girl selection. I personally love their refreshing and trendy pieces. It's so much fun to style your babies in outfits that you probably wish came in your size. With it being about 100 degrees in Houston, it's so important to keep babies in light clothing. Liam LIVES in shorts during the summer, you won't see him in pants until September and Madeline loves dresses and rompers. Liam actually chose his shirt out because he's obsessed with all animals. We paired the coral colored shorts with it because it was such a pretty pop of color. If there's one thing to be said about Madeline, it's that she loves her accessaries. She carries her tote everywhere with her. Her stripe romper is also just so so adorable! 

Janie and Jack has several summer collections and are always releasing mini collections as well. Their sale is an additional 20% off and majority of Liam and Madeline's pieces are on sale.

Thank you so much for reading!

xo,
Annie

*Photos by Banavenue


*Thank you Janie and Jack for sponsoring this post, as always all opinions are my own

Monday, May 21, 2018

NEUTRAL JUMPSUIT...





JUMPSUIT: Leith (size medium) // SHOES: Sam Edelman // BAG: The Vintage Contessa // BRACELET: David Yurman & David Yurman

Liam and I spent the entire weekend at the Golden Nugget pool and it was so much fun! Ever since Liam started his swim lessons, he has been more comfortable being in the water. A little too comfortable at times. He's not afraid to jump in the water so I have to make sure to keep my eye on him every.single.second. We try to go to Lake Charles once a month during the summer so get a little break. We absolutely love it and recommend a weekend visit. Even if you have children. It is a casino but there things to do for everyone of all ages. 

We got back last night and plan on doing nothing today. We have ANOTHER trip tomorrow with some of my Momma friends and their babies to Waco. We've all been wanting to visit Magnolia Market for a while and this week happened to be open for all of us. Follow along on my stories to see our Mom and mini adventure.

I know I've been sharing TONS of dresses lately so I thought it was time to mix it up a bit. When I saw this nude jumpsuit hanging on the rack, I was hoping that it would fit on my pregnant body. When it did, I didn't hesitate one bit. I love how it makes me look like a super put together chic mom, lol. I grabbed a size medium because it does have a waist band. If I wasn't pregnant, I would have chose my regular size (small). I love the illusion that it gives; high waisted pants and a clean white cami. 

I styled my outfit with this Louis Vuitton speedy and it really ties in the entire outfit. All neutrals. The Vintage Contessa carries a huge variety of pre-loved designer bags at discounted prices and that's where this speedy is from. Louis Vuitton was my very first designer bag and it was worth every single penny. In my experience, my Louis Vuitton bags have held up for YEARS! I'm pretty rough on my bags; I fill them with books, diapers, water bottles, and everything a mom could possibly need. 

Thank you so much for reading!

xo, 
Annie

*Photos by Banavenue 


 

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