Baby News!

If you follow along on social media, you probably saw my big news last night - I'm expecting my first little one in June! This was definitely a surprise for my boyfriend and I. We had it all planned out - engagement, puppy, wedding, babies...butttttttt life doesn't always go as planned and we couldn't be more excited for this little blessing.

How far along: 14 weeks!
Cravings: Ramen Noodles and Runts...so random!? I've had more food aversions then cravings, ugh!
Gender: Baby boy! We thought it would be fun to know before the holidays so we did a blood test to find out early. We were both convinced it was a girl and had no boy names picked out! So if you have any cute boy names, send them my way. Luckily we still have plenty of time to decide!
Maternity clothes: Not yet...luckily most of my sweaters and tees are over-sized so I'm hoping to hold off for awhile. Although my jeans are starting to feel a little snug!
Exercise: I was so fatigued during my first trimester, exercising was the last thing on my mind. Hoping to start hitting the gym once I get more energy.
Sleep: Lately I've been waking up in the middle of the night  having to run to the bathroom from nausea - not fun! 
Missing anything: A normal diet...my appetite is so blah. A cocktail wouldn't be bad either ;)
Milestone: Out of the first trimester and starting to see a tiny bump!
Feeling:  Excited and nervous! Also ready to start feeling better. The nausea and fatigue have been wearing me down but I've heard great things about the second trimester! 

Last-Minute Gifts


passport holder | necklace | book (also here)
cuff | sneakers 
LV cosmetic case | cheek shimmer | sleep tee 


Leopard Bootie Love


I have been on a serious hunt for leopard print booties. I actually want these exact ones but cannot find them anywhere - help!! I was so close to buying this Loeffler Randall pair but wanted to wait and see if I found a pair for a better price tag. Of course they sold out and now I'm on the wait list for size 7, ugh! These Kurt Geiger's are in a close second. It's hard to find a leopard shoe that isn't too cheesy...some of the prints can be just a little too wild. If anyone knows where the above pair are from please let me know :) 

SHOP EM'

28 Week "Bumpdate"

sweater c/o (also loving this one for $14!) | jeans c/o A Pea In The Pod (non-maternity version here) | boots (currently on sale!) | bag (Celine, more affordable option - under $100 - here

How far along? 28 weeks (time is seriously flying!) 
Maternity clothes? Maternity jeans, yes! Maternity tops - not really. I have purchased a few basic maternity tops from Gap (here and here) that I love for layering, but I've been wearing all of my regular tops and sweaters still, but thinking I'll need to pick up a few more maternity pieces in the upcoming weeks. It's alllllll downhill from here on out (not really obviously, but when it comes to dressing...and getting out of bed ha!) 
Sleep? Sleep is iffy - some nights are good, while others are leaving me wanting much more. I guess I'm just getting prepared for sleepless nights with a newborn. 
Best moment this week? Getting ready for Christmas! We were at the mall earlier this week, and Sophia was obsessed with Santa. We will be taking her for the classic 'Santa photo' later this week, and I can't wait to see what she thinks. Fingers crossed she will keep a smile on her face ;).  
Physical activity? I've been trying to walk more often - I've been having a lot of hip/joint pain, so my doctor suggested getting a bit more activity in (which I knew I needed to be doing). We are going to look for a treadmill for our home this weekend, so hoping we will find what we're looking for.  
Baby movement? Still so much movement - little ninja in there! I don't remember Sophia moving quite as much, but maybe she did. Some nights I am woken up by the massive kicks and punches! 
Food cravings? Still craving lots of sweets. I had my glucose test earlier this week (which I totally forgot about), and had SO much sugar the day before. I know I shouldn't have done it anyway, and normally I really limit my sugar intake, but it was just one of those days...2 glazed donuts, ice cream, and Coke. Uhg, I am really hoping (but not too optimistic) that I don't fail the glucose test, because that means heading back for the THREE hour version. No. thank. you. 
Gender? It's a girl! Here's the reveal if you missed it last week! 
Milestones? I'm officially in my THIRD trimester, and I can't believe it! I feel like I just found out I was pregnant. 
Feelings: Seriously nervous. I can't keep thinking about how nervous I am to have two kids...Sophia is at the age (she turned two in the fall) where she is getting in to ev-er-y-thing! It's hard to even keep an eye on her if I'm trying to do anything around the house. I can't even imagine what it's going to be like when we add a newborn to the mix, but I'm sure we will figure it out - everyone does, right?! We have decided to wait until August to put Sophia in pre-school, because we go to a few classes during the week (gym/dance) that she loves, and she will almost be three at that point. I'd love any advice you have on getting through the day with a toddler and an infant! 

Have a great day babes! xx
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Stocking Stuffers


The days are seriously winding down - only 8 days till Christmas! We rounded up some of our favorite stocking stuffers for all you last minute (it's okay, I am too!) shoppers! Nordstrom is price matching a lot of these items right now so get them before the sale ends! Some other goodies we wouldn't mind showing up in our stockings are this Margaret Elizabeth cuff (swoon!), a classic Anthro monogram mug, and of course Essie polish - obsessing over 'Armed & Ready'.

Do you still have a lot of shopping to do?
  

Layered

coat | sweater c/o | tee | jeans | boots (Jeffrey Campbell (sold out), similar here) | bag (also here) | gloves | sunnies 

Good morning! Hope your week is off to a great start...only NINE more days until Christmas, woah. I have a lot.to.do. (crossing my fingers that I'm not the only one) If you missed our post on Instagram yesterday, you MUST check it out today - we have teamed up with some of our favorite shops & bloggers to bring you yet another giveaway before the holidays. Check out all the details (and enter) here. It's pretty amazing - over $600 in store credits and merchandise from some amazing shops, plus an extra $100 in  your pocket for the holidays (giveaway ends tomorrow at 12pm CST)! 

Meggan and I were definitely on the same wavelength last weekend when we were getting dressed - we ended up wearing nearly the same outfit on the same day HA. I'm so in love with this sweater - it's a little short with my growing bump, so I decided to layer it with a longer gray tee. I get so many questions about these boots - they are by Jeffrey Campbell, and I bought them last year (now sold out), but I found a very similar pair (under $150!) here (in suede) and here (in leather). This coat is also an amazing deal, it's currently on sale for $32...no that is not a typo! It looks great buttoned up, I just can't pull that off right now at 28 weeks pregnant. ;) I'm headed to the doctor this morning for my glucose test (which I totally forgot about...). I'm really hoping those 2 glazed donuts and huge bowl of ice cream from yesterday won't mess with the results. LOL - oops. xx

SHOP THIS LOOK:



Oxydo Sunglasses

four | five | six

It's no secret sunglasses are one of our favorite accessories. While we love our classic Ray-Ban aviators, we are always on the hunt for new styles! Oxydo is one of our new favorite brands. There are so many cute styles to choose from and you can't beat the price tag. Nordstrom carries all the styles in-store, so make sure you try them out next time you make a visit, or view the collection on the Nordstrom site here. These are also the perfect stocking stuffers :)

Brooke's favorite \\ Meggan's favorite

Shop these, and our other favorite sunnies at Nordstrom here:


P.S - If you haven't already, make sure you enter our holiday giveaway! The winner will be announced on Christmas Eve! 


Thank you Nordstrom for sponsoring this post!
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