Cyber Week Gifts for Everybody

November 25, 2016

Now that the bun is out of the oven — both figuratively (see Monday’s baby bump pics!) and literally (Thanksgiving, you were delish!) — it’s time to turn our focus to that magical four letter word: SALE.

And not just any sale. CYBER WEEK SALES! Gone are the days of waking up at 5am on Black Friday to shop for electronics. Today I’m staying in my PJs as long as possible and shopping all of the amazing sales online — Old Navy, Shopbop, Baublebar, just to name a few. And then I’ll probably do it all over again on Cyber Monday. Who’s with me?

Cyber Week is also a good excuse to start thinking about gift ideas for the holidays. I have a couple ideas brewing that I wanted to share with you all, so settle into that cozy couch, rub your Thanksgiving food baby (or real baby!), and start shopping. Treat yourself, and everybody else!

Cyber Week Gifts for Everybody | Style Me Thrifty

You: Rebecca Minkoff bag | Bestie: In the Company of Good Women | Beauty Lover: Sephora eye palette | Boss: Shopbop notebook | Baby: Boden onesies | Him: Bonobos pants | Mom: West Elm bookends | Hostess: Fa La La wine bag | Sister: Baublebar bracelets | You again: Sole Society flats

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Style Me Pregnant!

November 22, 2016

Fall maternity outfit || Motherhood Maternity tunic, Liz Lange for Target jeans, Merona booties, Rebecca Minkoff bag | via Style Me Thrifty

Motherhood Maternity tunic | Liz Lange for Target jeans | Merona bootieslast see here | Rebecca Minkoff tote

There aren’t enough stylish fall layers and blanket scarves to hide my belly anymore…! That’s right, I’m thrilled to share the exciting news with you all: I’m pregnant!

Our little one is due in April and the past few months have been an exhilarating and hilarious journey into pregnancy, maternity fashion and dressing for my growing baby bump.

Before I start churning out a bunch of maternity outfit posts (stay tuned, lots in the queue!), let’s first take a trip down pregnancy lane.

Motherhood Maternity high-low hem plaid tunic | Style Me Thrifty

A long trip, in fact. Let’s just say, the road to pregnancy has been long and winding. Getting pregnant – and staying pregnant – isn’t as easy as we had hoped. We’ve had some ups and downs but finally (finally!) I am sitting here happy and healthy at 19 weeks preggo and couldn’t be more thankful, thrilled, scared, and excited.

Sidenote, I’m not even a mom yet and already feel like dishing out some motherly advice: if you’re trying to get pregnant, remember to hold on tight to patience and faith. Lean on your partner, laugh at the challenges, eat lots of veggies, be patient, and daydream about the glorious day you’ll be able to slip on your first pair of maternity jeans and relish in just how comfy they are!

Motherhood Maternity high-low hem plaid tunic | Style Me Thrifty

Like many pregnant women, I stubbornly wore my non-maternity jeans for as along as I could (with a little help from a friend’s hand-me-down Bellaband), but then I wised up and realized I wasn’t comfortable anymore. Elastic waistbands to the rescue! I was thrilled to find these non-mom “mom jeans” at Target. Paired with a plaid tunic from Motherhood Maternity and Target booties and I’m feeling like one stylish mama-to-be.

Over the next five months, I hope to continue to use Style Me Thrifty as a way to share my thrifty outfits as usual — just with the addition of a baby bump! If you’ve been down the pregnant road before, please leave a comment below with any pregnancy advice or maternity recommendations — I could use the help!

Fall maternity outfit || Motherhood Maternity tunic, Liz Lange for Target jeans, Merona booties, Rebecca Minkoff bag | via Style Me Thrifty

Motherhood Maternity tunic | Liz Lange for Target jeans | Merona bootieslast see here | Rebecca Minkoff tote

Motherhood Maternity high-low hem plaid tunic | Style Me Thrifty

-Pregnancy Reflections-

Weeks: I’m currently 19 weeks along; baby is the size of a mango. We took these photos at 18 weeks since I was having a good hair day and the leaves were having a colorful leaf day!

Currently feeling: Easily hungry… and then easily full.

Quick thoughts on maternity fashion: I’m thankful for an older sister and her attic of maternity clothes! Between her hand-me-downs, a couple items from Poshmark, and a mother-daughter trip to Destination Maternity, I’m trying to embrace this chance to play around with fashion even more!

Pregnancy + blogging: I hope to keep this blog going strong throughout my pregnancy. It’s a nice distraction from all the baby gear research I have yet to start… If you’re an expectant mama out there, let me know what kind of posts you’d like to see. And if you’re not pregnant, don’t worry, I have plenty of non-maternity ideas in the works!

 

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Wish List Wednesday: Fall-ish

November 16, 2016

Fall fashion | Banana Republic Tweed Moto Jacket Banana Republic Tweed Moto Jacket 

Crisis: I’m out of hangers. Despite my valiant efforts to clean out my closet and list a few more items on Poshmark, I am at maximum clothing capacity. As an obvious fashion lover, this is a very, very bad predicament!

My husband suggested I follow his “one in, one out” policy. Go ahead and buy something new, but it means you have to give up something, too. (As opposed to just buying more hangers, ha). I like it. So this post is serving as motivation to myself — and maybe you! — to take a good look at your closet, trim the fat… and then buy some glorious fall fashion.

Here are a few items I’m loving for this colder weather, just in time for the Thanksgiving sales!

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