Holiday Gift Guide: For the Homebody

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throw, lip balm, flats, beanie, sneakers, leggings, thermal tee, scarf

It’s no secret that I’m a huge homebody (actually, every single one of these items is on my list) so I love anything that is simple, comfortable, and can be dressed up or down. I’m a huge fan of leggings and already have these Zella ones in black- they are my favorite pair, I also have an Underarmour pair and I like these 100 times better. This scarf has also been on my list for a while so I’m really hoping to get it for Christmas!

❤Britt

Double the Floral

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Pictures that Amelia will pose for are few and far between anymore (she’s way too busy running around most of the time to pose for boring pictures with Mom!) so I love anytime she does want to jump in the photo! While we’re obviously really excited to meet this new little baby boy, despite the fact that we may not be totally ready at home, it’s crazy to think that it won’t just be the three of us anymore in just a few short weeks (yes, weeks! As in 4 at the absolute most!)!
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It’s no secret that I’ve been all about the swing dress lately but I also love them for babies! While I’d love to “match” Amelia more, I never think about what’s in my wardrobe when buying her clothes so if we do happen to match, it’s usually by some coincidence that we had similar colors in our closets.
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on Britt: dress: Old Navy, cardigan: Nordstrom, bag: Rebecca Minkoff, boots: Frye, socks: DSW, necklaces: Made By Mary c/o
on Amelia: dress: Old Navy, vest: Old Navy, cardigan: Gap Kids, boots: Michael Kors, bow: Loopty Loo c/o

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! We spent most of ours at home (which was amazing) cleaning the house (mostly reorganizing and donating of things we no longer need or use- I still need to do some deep cleaning before the baby) and getting our Christmas tree! We decorated it yesterday and while it was a very different experience with Amelia “helping” us this year, it was so fun! She was so excited when we picked out the tree and when Joe put on the lights she thought it was the best thing in the world! I can’t believe we’ll have two kids next year! Happy Monday!!

❤Britt

Olive & OTK Boots

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Swing dresses and over the knee (OTK) boots are definitely staples of fall and winter (really, I think swing dresses are a year round staple, though). I love this olive color because it works with everything and these black OTK boots are actually surprisingly comfortable! Though I’d love a pair of the classic Stuart Weitzman OTK boots (on sale here), these are much more affordable (love this alternative, too!).
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dress: Nordstrom, cardigan: Nordstrom, boots: Vince Camuto, lips: Bite Beauty in Tannin, necklaces: Made by Mary c/o

Hope you guys are having a great week! It’s been a crazy week here; for some reason I’ve felt like every day has been “one of those days” (one day Joe worked late so it was just a long day, Amelia broke a candle and pushed my laptop off a table, and another day I spent close to 2 hours on the phone with our cell phone company- so didn’t get to cross much off my list that day), but we’re making progress on our before baby to do list! We got most of our Christmas shopping done between Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales and now I just have a handful of gifts left to get (still have to wrap everything but I’m ok with that) and we have most of the baby items down from the attic (Joe even put the swing together last night!)! We’re planning on getting our tree this weekend and I’m really looking forward to that and I just have to finish packing our hospital bags and get the carseat in the car. I hope you’ll bear with me in the next few weeks/months as I figure out how to navigate keeping up with blog posts (yes, I’m still planning on blogging) and life with a toddler and newborn! I’m really trying to post at least 2-3 times per week and my real goal is 3 so here’s to better planning and time management! Hope you all have a great day!

❤Britt

The Best Cyber Monday Sales

J.Crew: 40% off your purchase in store and online with code MONDAY, ends today

ASOS: 30% off Sitewide and In Store with code THANKFUL30, 11/24-11/29

Sole Society: 30% off Sitewide, 11/28

A Pea in the Pod: save up to 30% on designer maternity styles, 11/23-11/28

Banana Republic: 50% off Sitewide and In Store, 11/27-1/28

BaubleBar: 25% off 1 item with code SAVE25, 35% off 2 items or more with code SAVE35, 11/27-11/29

Coach: Up to 50% off select styles & shop 125+ online sale exclusives, 11/28

Express: 50% off everything ONLINE ONLY + Free Shipping, 11/28

Minted: 20% off $150+ on holiday, wedding, and all gifts with code BF2017, 11/23-11/28

Nordstrom: Take an extra 20% off selected sale items, 11/24- 11/28

Shopbop: Spend $200+, get 15% off; Spend $500+, get 20% off; Spend $800+, get 25% off with code GOBIG16, 11/22-11/28

I hope you all had a great weekend! Here are some of the best Cyber Monday sales! Usually Joe and I go out for Black Friday but this year we spent most of our long weekend at home and got some really great deals… and we were able to get the house decorated for Christmas and get some of the baby stuff out of the attic (though it’s still not set up and our hospital bags aren’t totally packed yet… maybe today?!)! I’m hoping by the end of today to have the bulk of our shopping done so we can concentrate on cleaning and getting ready for baby #2 because I’m already 36 weeks this week! Where did the time go?! Happy shopping!!

❤Britt

The Best Black Friday Sales

J.Crew: 40% off your purchase with code HOLIDAY through 11/27

ASOS: 30% off Sitewide and In Store with code THANKFUL30, 11/24-11/29

A Pea in the Pod: save up to 30% on designer maternity styles, 11/23-11/28

Banana Republic: 50% off 5 regular-priced items Sitewide, 11/24-11/26

BaubleBar: 30% off purchases with code THANKS30, 11/25 – 11/27

Coach: 30% Off select styles with code THANKS2016, 11/19-11/27

Express: 50% off everything In Store and Sitewide + Free Shipping, 11/22-11/25

Minted: 15% off no minimum, 20% off $150+ on holiday with code BF2016, 11/23-11/27

Nordstrom: Take an extra 20% off selected sale items, 11/24- 11/28

Shopbop: Spend $200+, get 15% off; Spend $500+, get 20% off; Spend $800+, get 25% off with code GOBIG16, 11/22-11/28

Sole Society: 30% off all footwear, select bags, and accessories, 11/25-11/27

I hope you all had a happy Thanksgiving! Here are some of the best Black Friday sales (I don’t know about you but I’m really hoping to get the bulk of my holiday shopping done today… and I’m hoping to do most of it online this year!)! Keep checking back as I’ll be updating this post throughout the day! Happy shopping!!

❤Britt

Thanksgiving Outfit Idea & Bumpdate

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I was recently given this LuLaRoe swing dress and it’s been great for this growing bump! I love that the deep blue color works really well with classic fall colors but it will also work through the winter when layered with tights and sweaters. This would be a good dress to wear on Thanksgiving (or I also love this sweater dress or this lighter version) since there’s lots of room to eat and you don’t have to unbutton your jeans when you’ve eaten too much and feel too full… not that I’ve had to do that before 😉 Depending on the weather, add boots or booties and a chunky sweater (maybe even tights) and you’ve got a look that’s casual and cute!
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We also had an ultrasound early yesterday morning (and I have a doctor’s appointment today) and they said that everything looks great with our little guy! He is measuring in the 19th percentile so that automatically qualifies us for another one in 3 weeks (they bring back anyone measuring under the 20th but there’s not a problem until the baby is measuring below the 10th) which is fine by me. He was head down today, too, so that was a relief! I’m feeling ok, just extremely tired and having lots of heartburn. I’m starting to feel a little crampy but I know that means the end is in sight!
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dress: LuLaRoe c/o, cardigan: Nordstrom, booties: Sam Edelman (similar), necklaces: Made By Mary c/o, hat: Nordstrom

Happy Tuesday, guys! We got so much done around the house this weekend and I’m starting to feel pretty good about it! We finished painting the whole downstairs (living room, dining room, and kitchen- we alternated between two shades of what I thought were tan-gray and while unfortunately they ended up looking pretty similar on our walls, at least it looks clean!), got some shelving up for photos, got new curtains for the living room, cleaned the kitchen, did some more laundry (because, you know, it’s never ending… literally N E V E R), and added a few more finishing touches to Amelia’s room and to the nursery (room reveals will be up soon- there are just a couple of final pieces I need to add). Tonight we need to get the baby things out of the attic, pull out the Christmas decorations, and put a few pieces up in the attic now that we’ve changed our decor downstairs. I’m also really hoping to get a whole lot of Christmas shopping done in these next few days. Check back for gift guides and sales! Sign up for Lizzie & Jane Blog’s mailing list to make sure you don’t miss a post!!

❤Britt

Easy Fall Dressing

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I love an easy, casual look both for everyday (since I don’t go to work in an office setting) and for weekends. There’s something so classic and chic about throwing on a tee shirt and jeans and a pair of slip ons and being ready to go. Swipe on a bold shade of lipstick and you’re pretty much ready for anything! I especially feel this way now that I’m 34 weeks pregnant (and because none of my tees fit right now so I’m really missing that look!) and don’t always feel like getting dressed so the simpler the better!
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If you’re one of those people who normally tends towards neutrals or if you’re like me and just in a bit of a neutral phase, a bold lip is a really easy way to add color. If you’re leery about bold lip colors, try a brighter gloss or a balm- they’re not as pigmented but will still give you a fun color boost! I think a bright bag (like this red one) would have also given this look a little extra oomph but of course I was rushing and forgot a bag.
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sweater: Loft ($25 off sweaters right now!), jeans: A Pea in the Pod, mules: Chinese Laundry

Happy Friday! I’ve been somewhat out of sorts this week, first with trying to cram so many house projects and cleaning into such a short time (not to mention everything else I want to get done before the baby gets here, like Christmas shopping… which I’ve hardly started), then we got some not so good news about one of our cats mid-week. He has a severe form of diabetes that would require two shots of insulin a day and a special diet, among other things, to manage. I’m really hoping to re-home him to someone who can give him all the love and care he deserves (so if you know anyone who would be willing to take on this responsibility, please let me know!). I just don’t think we can do it with our current lifestyle and second baby on the way. So anyway, it’s been overwhelming to say the least these last few days and we’ve got some tough decisions to make coming up that are making me pretty sad. Any prayers or positive vibes would be much appreciated!

❤Britt

Nice & Neutral

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I wore this casual look for a day of appointments for Amelia (causal and comfortable is key when chasing around a wild 21 month old toddler!) recently. I have to say, sometimes I’m lucky if I wear a nice pair of leggings to her appointments but it’s nice to feel a little bit put together when leaving the house and going out in public. Cardigans and chunky sweaters are typically my fall go to pieces but since I don’t have many chunky sweaters that cover this bump (and let’s be honest, this shirt is barely making the cut, too), cardigans have been on repeat lately.
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I also like to add a bold lip color when I have a lot of neutrals going on in a look. Deep shades of reds, berries, and wines are my favorite right now and though they’re great for fall, they’ll also work right through the holidays, too!
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shirt: Banana Republic Factory Store, cardigan: Nordstrom, jeans: A Pea in the Pod, boots: Frye

Happy Wednesday! I meant to get this post up yesterday but never got around to it so I hope you enjoy it today! I’m 34 weeks this week and I can’t believe how fast the time is going! We’ve been working on a lot of house projects namely giving Amelia a brand new room (that’s mostly finished- just a few more things to hang on the walls- I’ll be sharing a reveal soon!), redecorating the nursery (we didn’t have to paint but we did rip up the carpet and that took a lot more time than we anticipated. We just got to the point this week where I was able to clean it and get all the furniture in place so we can finally start adding the final touches!), and repainting the whole downstairs (this was a last minute throw-in but I decided I was tired of the colors that we had because nesting… we haven’t repainted or redecorated since moving in over 6 years ago so our style has changed quite a bit). I’ll be sharing photos of everything soon- I’m trying to do a deep clean of the whole house before the baby, too, so keep your fingers crossed I get it all done (and for my & Joe’s sanity!)!

❤Britt

Fall Bump

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For some reason, I feel like dressing the bump has been much harder for me this time around than it was when I was pregnant with Amelia (I’m sure it has something to do with the fact that I actually only get dressed a couple times a week now as opposed to every day when I was pregnant with her since I was working). I’ve basically been living in leggings, tee shirts (most of which are officially too short to cover the bump now), and flats or booties… oh, and dry shampoo… if you can live in that.
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leggings: old, tee: Nordstrom, mules: Chinese Laundry, hat: Nordstrom, bag: Rebecca Minkoff, necklaces: Made By Mary c/o (get 10% off your first purchase!)

Happy Friday, guys! I hope you have some fun (or relaxing) plans for the weekend. We have lots of housework and prep for the new baby going on over here so I’m really hoping to get some of that finished. Also, in case you feel like doing some holiday shopping (for yourself or others), Nordstrom is having a really great sale where you can save up to 40% now through 11/13 and J.Crew is offering an extra 40% off sale styles and 25% off everything else today, and free shipping!

❤Britt

November Wish List

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boots, lip color, scarf, sweater, hat, bag, jeans, booties

Here are just a few of the items on my November wish list right now… and most of them are on sale at Nordstrom! I’m really loving reds and creams (and still shades of wine- a new wine lipstick is actually in the top 5 of my list right now) for the holidays right now. Yes, I’m already thinking about the holidays… I know we still have Thanksgiving (which I do love) but I also love starting the holidays early since it’s such a short season but with the baby’s arrival so close to Christmas, I feel like I have to get started way earlier this year. I’m actually off to an appointment this morning so here’s to hoping that he turned and is ready to go (in 4-5 weeks or so, of course!)!

❤Britt