Sweater Tights Weather is Here

It’s been a long long time since I posted outfit photos. I’ve needed a break from the blog – sleep deprivation has left me with very little motivation or energy to do much outside of things that have to be done. I should honestly be doing a handful of other things around the house as we speak! The baby is taking his very first scheduled two hour nap in his crib. I will talk more about that in another post! But yes – I am taking a minute for me today. I put an outfit together today with actual thought behind it. I’m wearing tights – a rarity as of late! I actually had a sweet reader send me an email about how she would like to wear tights more but doesn’t really know how to incorporate them into her wardrobe. It reminded me how much of a staple they used to be in my closet.

As for how to incorporate tights into outfits? I’ve honestly never given it much thought! I’ve had most of mine for a long time and have only bought them randomly when they have been on sale at Target, Old Navy, or H&M. The secret to wearing tights is that – there is no secret! I am big on patterns and textures so in this outfit, for example, I’m wearing ribbed sweater tights with two relatively plain pieces. I think that adds something interesting to the outfit. I threw in a headband with a little extra color and some lipstick to match. This is also my way of carrying summer pieces, like scalloped shorts, over into the Fall season.

When it comes to fashion – wear what you love! A comment on my outfit by a stranger is usually followed by them saying they could never pull that same outfit off. I always disagree with them. If you want to wear hats – wear ’em! Stop saying you can’t because your head is too this or that. If you want to wear brightly colored tights – do it! Wear all the things and wear them proud.

What I Wore:
Top: Pac Sun
Shorts: Fracesca’s
Boots: Blowfish Shoes
Headband: Aerie

Watching the Time Go By with Jord

Jord Watch
It’s more than fitting that I recently got the chance to collaborate with Jord to show how I would style one of their gorgeous wood watches. These past 6 weeks have flown by and I’ve been watching the minutes and hours tick by on this pretty little piece. I’ve been wearing it to feel a little more “put together” and it has come in handy to keep up with how often I am nursing Landon. I typically just use my phone to keep up with the time but now that I am caring for a newborn I often forget where it is and lose it in the house for a bit! Mom brain is definitely a real thing, my friends!

Aside from the functionality I really just love the modern and classic design of this watch! I feel like it goes with just about anything I wear. I’ve started to reevaluate my closet and what I want my “style” to be in this new chapter of my life. I’m looking to slowly purge the older trendier pieces to start incorporating longer lasting classic items that are easier to remix. I feel like this is the perfect accessory to add to my closet transformation!
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What I Wore:
Watch: The Ely in maple c/o Jord
Denim Top (worn over dress): Pac Sun
Dress: Forever 21
Wrap: Moby

Thoughts on Pregnancy: 31 Weeks

31 Weeks Pregnant

My hair was a hot mess when I took these pictures but oh well, I don’t care. I felt so accomplished because I managed to squeeze into this pre-pregancy dress from Eshakti. It was fun to snap a few photos in it. I wore this dress for photos right after I announced I was pregnant and I remember thinking I had a tiny bump in the photos. No, I did not. Haha. I’m sure I will look back on these pictures in just a few weeks and laugh at how big I felt here! So funny how perspective changes!
31 Weeks Pregnant
31 Weeks Pregnant

Nate and I have been enjoying attending natural child birth classes so far. I will probably do a bit of a recap on what we like the most in a separate blog post. But I definitely think it has been well worth taking them. It’s definitely putting me a bit more at ease – even if I already know some of the information. And I love that Nate is there with me and that we are both learning together.
31 Weeks Pregnant

How Far Along Are You: 31 Weeks and 1 Day
How Big Is The Baby?: About 3.5 lbs
How Much Weight Have You Gained?: Around 25 lbs
Maternity Clothes: I’ve found a few pre-pregnancy dresses in my closet that kind of, sort of fit! The one I’m wearing in these pictures fit when I put it on but by the time I got to work and sat down for a bit – NOPE. I had to unzip it on the side to make it through the day!
Stretch Marks: My boobs are starting to get a few. They just don’t know how to deal with being stretched out this much. ;]
Sleep: I bought a pregnancy pillow a few weeks back and it has helped tremendously with my sleep. I still wake up a lot to alternate which side I’m sleeping on though because my hips still hurt quite a bit after I’ve been in one position for too long.
Best Moment This Week: My appointment on Tuesday! My midwife was able to feel and tell me that baby is head down and she even showed me where his back was and where his feet and hands were at the time. It was really fun to be able to envision exactly how he was chilling out in there!
Movement: Pretty constantly. I almost don’t notice it at times!
Food Cravings: Nothing in particular!
Food Aversions: None.
Labor Signs: Nothing. I am apparently having Braxton Hicks contractions but I haven’t been able to tell/feel them – so, that’s nice!
Belly Button In or Out: Poking out a little bit!
What I Miss: Everything. I love being pregnant but I do miss being in shape, walking normally, being less anxious, feeling like a normal human being… haha.
What I’m Looking Forward To: Our third child birth class and getting the nursery even closer to being complete!

Wearing A Little Bit of Spring

21 Weeks & 4 Days
I thought it was about time to get back to my roots around here and post an outfit! Getting dressed gets a little more challenging every single day. I can’t put off doing laundry quite like I used to. I did that all week and then on Sunday found myself sitting in my closet with one clean maternity top and not a single pair of pants to wear. I started digging through the mess (my closet is a giant disaster right now, I can admit it) and these floral jeans caught my eye. I wondered – can I still squeeze my butt into these? So, just for a laugh I decided – what the hell – I’ll try them on. And THEY FIT. They are low rise enough that they hit just below my growing bump. I *could* get them buttoned but I could also tell that as the day went on, I would deeply regret having them buttoned. So I grabbed a hair tie to keep them closed but also give me some extra room. It worked perfectly! Made me feel like a million bucks to be wearing some “regular” pants. Every time I went to the bathroom though I would try to just pull them down because I’m so used to elastic! Ha!
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Outfit Details:
Top: Kohl’s Maternity (a gift!)
Sweater: Thrifted
Jeans: Target
Flats: JCPenney
Necklace: The Front Porch
Earrings: Forever21

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