My Emoji Outfit

You know that saucy little red dancing girl emoji? When I wore this outfit I felt like the human version of her. Saucy and ready to dance! Nevermind the fact that I was quite literally ready to pop at any moment. I just wanna dance!

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TOP: H&M || SKIRT: CHARLOTTE RUSSE: SHOES: COSMOPOLITAN (similar here) || NECKLACE: C/O MANNER & MODE || RINGS: ROMAN LUXE, FRANCESCA’S (similar here)

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My bump is so huge now it’s almost comical compared to how small the rest of my body is. When I was pregnant with Charlotte my stomach looked absolutely absurd but it fit the rest of my body, ya know? This is just silly.

image-55 image-56 image-57I love the detail on this necklace! The little red roses remind of Alice in Wonderland and I swoon over the alternating gold and black chain. This is the perfect outfit to give you a little boost in confidence when you’re 39 & a half weeks pregnant, like I am here. No matter how small you are elsewhere, when you’re carrying around this much extra cargo in front, it starts to become a little…. depressing, ha. Dear feet, I’ll see you again soon. I miss you. Love, me. When you need a little pep in your day, do as I do, dress up! Wear what makes you feel good and go out and flaunt your bump. You’ll feel so much better.

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Feeling Blue.

Just kidding! Nothing but sunshine and smiles here. Seriously though, with this weather, I’m on cloud 9 over here! Perfection.

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DRESS: MOTHERHOOD MATERNITY || SHOES: CHARLOTTE RUSSE (similar here) || SHADES: RAY BAN || BAG: CHANEL || EARRINGS: C/O MANNER & MODE

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Ok, I lied. If you read my last post, this is the last maternity piece I’ve purchased! haha Again, very drawn to the print. It reminds me of a mosaic you would see in Greece or Italy, and it’s a flowy beautiful dress you’d wear in either country. So I decided to buy it and pretend I’m wearing it on vacation… and not just out to dinner for my dad’s birthday, HA. A girl can dream!

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Aren’t these earrings so fun? They kind of remind me of sea glass, so this whole outfit is longing for a beach getaway apparently, haha. They are from Manner & Mode, which not only produces amazing and gorgeous pieces, they contribute to a good cause! This company is all about empowering women, and while dressing you up and making you feel fabulous, they donate a portion of all of their proceeds to different charities that are also focused on empowering women. And I mean, who doesn’t love that? (Read more about Manner & Mode and view all of their gorgeous jewelry here). AND! For a limited time, use code RACHEL20 at checkout & receive 20% off your order!

image-76image-66 image-67 image-68Well guys, this is it! I have exactly a week & a half to go before I am supposed to pop! I don’t know what I’m going to do with myself when I can no longer blog maternity outfits… I feel like I’m losing my niche! haha I suppose I’ll just have to get knocked up again, won’t I? 😉 😉 Just kidding! We’ll wait a little while before that happens… I hope!

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THE Quintessential Maternity Outfit.

This outfit is the epitome of everything I hate about maternity wear…. and yet, here I am, wearing it! UGH. I just feel like every pregnant woman you ever see has this outfit on: maxi skirt, tank top, denim jacket… like no matter the season, summer, winter, that’s what they’re wearing. And do you know why? Because that’s really all maternity lines will make! I tried to not ever wear an outfit like this in protest, but alas, here I am. Being THAT girl.

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JACKET: H&M (similar here) || TANK TOP: A PEA IN THE POD || SKIRT: MOTHERHOOD MATERNITY (similar here) || SANDALS: TARGET || BAG: KATE SPADE (similar here) || SHADES: RAY BAN || NECKLACE: FRANCESCA’S This exact necklace is still available in stores, but not online. (similar here, & here)

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This skirt is one of the last maternity items I have bought. I made a vow to myself to stop buying maternity clothes at a certain point because I really don’t need any more, ha! I was drawn to the print on the skirt, and even though I tried to stay away from wearing an outfit like this, the skirt sold me. It’s bright and fun and OH MY GOD, so comfortable! It’s not hard to see why all those pregnant women wear outfits like this.

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image-74A key styling tip if you’re going to take the easy way out & wear THE maternity outfit like I am: statement pieces! To avoid looking like every other pregnant woman, throw on a statement necklace eye catching enough to make people forget the rest of your outfit, haha! A bold lip doesn’t hurt your case either. Ok but in all seriousness, this outfit is so comfortable and being that I’m due in about 2 weeks, I’m really all about the comfort right now, ya dig? signature

That 70’s Post & a Pink Blush Maternity Giveaway!

I was recently approached by a company called Pink Blush Maternity to browse their collection as I am, obviously, very pregnant. I had never heard of their brand before and as I scrolled through their website I became giddy! I’m always complaining about the lack of affordable and stylish maternity clothes and I feel like I hit the jackpot with these guys! They have pretty much everything from sensible and basic every-day items, to colorful and fun eye catching pieces, to classics with a fun twist. There’s something for everyone, but more importantly, lots for me! I was instantly drawn to all of their colorful printed clothes since around here Spring is most definitely in the air!

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My little boog was part of this shoot too! She is VERY into ‘modeling’ lately. Puts her hands on her hips and “poses.” It’s literally the cutest thing I’ve ever seen, ha. So expect to see a lot more of her on here. Maybe I’ll start blogging her outfits too! ;] Here she’s wearing a Target tunic, Baby GAP ‘jeggings’ and Oshkosh B’gosh slip ons. Oh and my hat.

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DRESS: C/O PINK BLUSH MATERNITY (on sale NOW for just $22!) || SHOES: JIMMY CHOO (similar here) || HAT: EXPRESS (similar here) || NECKLACE: C/O ROMAN LUXE || RING: C/O ROMAN LUXE || SHADES: TOMS

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So anyway, back to me here! I’m obsessed with this dress and as soon as it showed up I knew I was going to style it all 70’s like. Especially since it was 70 degrees out when I wore it! It just felt appropriate. The colors and pattern are beautiful, and it’s something so different for me. I’m constantly trying to push myself out of my comfort zone when it comes to my wardrobe and I decided it would be no different while pregnant!

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I like this dress a lot because on cooler days I can wear it as a top as well paired with white skinnies. I think, technically, it is a top but all maternity clothes run really large and long on me, so I opted to wear it as a dress instead.

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Now for the giveaway! All you have to do to enter is click on the link below and the follow the super easy steps! Nothing is mandatory, but you won’t get any entries unless you do SOMETHING! The more things you follow/do the more chances you have to win a $25 gift card to Pink Blush Maternity! ($25 will get you this top, and you’ll still have a few bucks left over!!) Giveaway starts today and ends next Tuesday! I’ll be announcing the winner on Wednesday, so get your entries in!!

Win $25 to Pink Blush Maternity by clicking this link!

 

DISCLAIMER: If you have already won a Pink Blush Maternity giveaway in the past 6 months you are, unfortunately, not eligible to win this time around.
The selected winner has 48 hours to claim their prize before I will pick another winner.

 

GOOD LUCK!

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What’s Black, White, and Red all over?

This blog post! Ha ha ha… cheesy enough for everyone? Who doesn’t like to start their day with some cheeeeeese.

image-43TOP: A PEA IN THE POD (similar here) || LEGGINGS: BEBE || SHOES: CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN ROLANDO ZIP || SCARF: H&M (similar here) || BAG: TARGET || SHADES: CHANEL (similar here)

image-35image-36image-38image-39 Simple white shirts are another favorite wardrobe staple of mine. I live in white t-shirts (when I’m not pregnant) and either boyfriend jeans, or shorts depending on the season. When I found this top at A Pea in the Pod I was stoked! I immediately saw about 20 different ways I could wear it… BUT this look first!

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This weather was legit. The epitome of a Spring day. When a cool breeze came I simply slumped down the scarf to cover my shoulders and arms and it warmed me right up!

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This bracelet is a flee market find from one of my many trips to Aruba years ago! It used to make an every day appearance in my wardrobe but took a back seat to other accessories over the years. I forgot how much I loved it! It’s amazing what $7 in another country can get you. I just love rediscovering old favorites, don’t you?image-33 image-31 image-32

These are my first ever pair of Louboutins. The hubs bought them for me as a wedding present 🙂 They were insanely uncomfortable at first, but after almost 4 years of being worn in they kind of fit like a glove now. Maybe a glove on OJ’s hand, but a glove none the less! This Target bag is a total knockoff of a Celine, but I’m obsessed with it! I love all the space. I’ve been prone to carrying small crossbody bags for so long so it’s nice to have a little extra room for all of the crap I can accumulate so quickly while still maintaining a sophisticated look.

By the way! Thanks for everyone who weighed in across social media on the topic of going blonde! I’m totally doing it! Have not yet decided which shade of blonde (I’m between white white white blonde or a color similar to my ends) but I’m definitely doing it. Stay tuned ;]

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