Happy & Cold

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This was my last outfit shoot before Baby Joseph made his debut! I already don’t remember being that big! It’s crazy how almost immediately after baby is born you feel like yourself again and almost entirely forget about the huge bump that was your stomach for almost 10 months.
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These leggings have been on repeat lately (I also have them in green). They’re super comfortable and make me feel more put together than sweats or yoga pants. Also, they’re very opaque and sometimes I feel like they can pass for actual pants which is always a win in my book!
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on Britt: cardigan: Nordstrom (on sale!), tee: Old Navy, leggings: Nordstrom (my favorite!), boots: Hunter (I want a pair of high gloss Hunters next- LOVE the red and black but the mint and pink are really cute, too!), hat: Gap (last year), necklace: Made By Mary c/o
on Amelia: coat: Target, bows: Free Babes c/o

Happy Tuesday! It’s been kind of crazy over here lately! I feel like I’m either feeding someone, changing a diaper, or playing with toddler toys at any given time of the day. With Joe back to work, it’s definitely been a struggle to figure out how to get anything done- Amelia has been fighting her naps (she only takes one but usually it’s a good two hours) and I really need to get better at time management. Any tips?! Nighttime used to be my “me time” (I typically would try to get some items on my to do list crossed off during her naps & blog or do whatever else- like spend some time with Joe- after she was asleep but I don’t have as much time now) but I’ve been trying to be in bed by 9 or 9:30 which doesn’t leave me much time at night anymore. I know I’ll get there- we’re all just still adjusting to our new normal- which is pretty darn amazing and if it sounds like I’m complaining, I’m not! I count my blessings Every. Single. Night!

❤Britt

Dressing the Bump… in a Dress

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First, yay for not being pregnant anymore and for being able to consider my entire wardrobe when getting dressed! Second, if I had to pick one thing to wear while being pregnant, it would definitely be a dress and in particular, a body-con dress (which is funny because this is not typically my style when I’m not pregnant). This dress is NOT maternity but I love it because it fit my bump so well and I know it will work for my post-pregnancy body, too, which is always a win in my book. I did go a size up from what I normally wear but the dress is fitted enough that I don’t think it will matter too much post-pregnancy.
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I added over the knee boots and tights for a dressier look here but I will definitely be pairing this dress with flats and even my Converse for more casual looks. Add heels and some statement jewelry to really dress it up for a night out! You really can’t go wrong with this dress (or something similar).
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dress: Nordstrom, cardigan: Madewell, boots: Vince Camuto, lips: Bobbi Brown in crushed plum

I hope you all had a happy and safe New Year! I’ve been taking a little break from the blog (but I’m still doing my best to keep up with my Instagram!) since Joseph was born, mostly because time has been extremely limited (I apparently wasn’t prepared for this at all!) and in the last 2 weeks I’ve only gotten changed out of my pajamas or sweats like 3 times. So, thanks so much for following along thus far and I hope you’ll bear with me as I try to figure out how to balance my time and adjust to our new normal!

“Always believe something wonderful is about to happen.”

❤Britt

Holiday Gift Guide: For Him

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bluetooth speaker, watch, watch box, vest, beanie, sunglasses, boots, sweater

So, I guess I didn’t realize how much I like the color black until I was making this gift guide! For bigger ticket items and basics, I usually tend towards neutrals so that they can be worn or used with anything so maybe that’s why this gift guide looks so monotone… anyway, most of these items come in more colors for those of you who tend towards brighter colors! This bluetooth speaker is waterproof for up to 5 minutes and is perfectly portable! Perfect for that person that you have no idea what to give!

Don’t miss my Holiday Gift Guide for the Homebody and for the Girl Who Has Everything!

Sorry I’ve been so absent over here! If you follow along on Instagram, you know that we had our little boy on Saturday (exactly two weeks early!) and have been enjoying all the newborn cuddles we can while trying to figure out life with two (ahhh!!) kids! I hope you all have a wonderful holiday and thank you so, so much for following along on my little space here. I appreciate it more than you know!

❤Britt

Shop more gifts for him:

Holiday Gift Guide: For The Girl Who Has Everything

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tote, bag, gloves, scarf, sunglasses, water bottle, “minimergency” kit, battery charger, shirt

We all have that hard to buy for person/girl who has everything on our lists and I thought I’d put together a relatively eclectic list for some inspiration. Many of these items are things that a lot of us would like to have but wouldn’t spend the money on for ourselves (or at least that’s how I feel). I love getting new scarves but unless it’s on a really great sale, they’re just not something I would buy for myself, especially when I could use a new sweater or dress… the accessories kind of get left behind (same goes for sunglasses, though I’m more likely to buy a $12 pair for myself as opposed to a really nice pair like these!).

Also, if you missed it, check out my Gift Guide for the Homebody (every single one of these items are on my list! How cute is this top?!)! Check back or subscribe to my mailing list for more holiday gift guides!

❤Britt

More gifts under $50!:

Rust & Red

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I know I’m probably going to miss this bump a bit when it’s gone but I’m really looking froward to getting my wardrobe back! This pregnancy has been much tougher for me to get dressed- bigger bump, not enough investing in maternity clothes, and also just sheer laziness (I’d be lying if I said I even attempted to wear anything other than sweats or pajamas more than 3 days a week). I did try, though, when I bought anything to make sure it would also work for post pregnancy- the only maternity piece in this look is the jeans.
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I really love the mix of red, rust, and berry in this look. It’s perfect for fall, the holidays, and even through winter!
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tee: Nordstrom, cardigan: Nordstrom (last year), jeans: Paige Denim, mules: Chinese Laundry, scarf: old but love this one, lips: Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Lip Color in Crushed Plum

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend! Ours went by way too fast- I always feel that way but for some reason this weekend seemed to pass by faster than usual. We don’t have anything on the agenda for today (thankfully) so I’m hoping to cross a few more items off the infamous to do list before baby arrives… maybe I’ll organize the Christmas presents so we can get a head start on wrapping… maybe.

❤Britt

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