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Everyday Fall Maternity Style

shopbopsale Black peacoat (or similar here) // Black Booties (or similar here) // Striped Maternity Dress (or similar here) // Cateye Sunglasses (or similar here) //  Red Wireless Maternity Bra (or similar here) // Oversized Tote (or similar here)

Black Beanie (or similar here)// Glitter Phone Case (or similar here) // Pink Sunglasses (or similar here) // Leather Backpack (or similar here) // Oversized Sweater (or similar here) // White Sneakers (or similar here) // Black Maternity Bra (or similar here) // Maternity Leggings (or similar here)

Shopbop’s Event of the Season is going on now until Saturday morning! So now is the perfect time to stock up on your fall wardrobe staples. I'm sharing a few of my favorite maternity pieces (or pieces that can be worn during your pregnancy) to create two everyday fall maternity looks that will take you through your entire pregnancy, allowing you to be both comfortable and stylish at the same time! A few of my favorites fall maternity pieces are comfortable maternity dress that show off your bump (you can find some here), fun sunglasses (a few options here), a pair of booties (a must for any fall wardrobe) and a pair of sneakers for those later months of pregnancy (these ones are classics and affordable), maternity bras (because comfortable undergarments are a necessity during pregnancy!), and an oversized sweater (love this one).  Happy shopping!!

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20 Week Bump Update

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I've teamed up with Supergas and Zappos to share my favorite shoes of the moment. 

We have honestly had so much going on ever since I found out that I was pregnant that I actually had to google my due date the other day just to find out how many weeks along I was and was completely shocked to discover that I had already made it to the halfway mark! Already 20 weeks into this pregnancy and I can barely believe how fast time is flying by. We are so excited to meet this little babe of ours, but there is also so much that we need with our move and settling into our new home in order to prepare for this new baby....so hoping that time will slow down just a little bit for the last half of this pregnancy.

  1. My belly officially looks like I smuggled a basketball under my shirt these days.
  2. Sleep is almost non-existent since I am up to pee every few hours or just awake with insomnia! This has never happened in any of my previous pregnancies so any recommendations you have are definitely welcome!
  3. The baby loves to kick every night after the boys are asleep. He/She probably senses the quiet (literally the only time it's quiet in our household) and knows that its "our" time together.
  4. I oddly haven't had any cravings this pregnancy. Except for steak occasionally which is weird because I'm a vegetarian!
  5. It's getting much harder to carry Gray around all day...something that he suddenly seems to insist on...and my back knows it by the end of the day.
  6. I am definitely relying on sneakers or flats at the moment - kind of necessary when you're carrying a basketball under your shirt and chasing after two wild boys all day long. These are my current favorites from Superga because not only can I chase down two crazy boys all day long in them without my feet hurting at the end of the day, but they have surprisingly surprised quite white despite the adventuring I've done in them. After loving my Supergas so much, I ordered Holden these ones because I just can't help matching with this boy of mine. You can really never go wrong with a high-top sneaker for boys. With two boys, I honestly rarely ever make it into stores, so I almost always shop online, but sometimes it can be tricky when it comes to the boy's sizing because it seems to fluctuate so much from brand to brand. We ordered from Zappos which was super easy and their customer service was super helpful when I was trying to figure out the best sizing for Holden. The delivery was also amazingly fast which you know is super important for little boys waiting for their presents.

A Fifth Birthday and Batman Shoes

20160822_7860 I've teamed up with my friends at Zappos.com to share the shoes that will make your child feel like a superhero.

Today, my oldest turned 5! There is something about the number 5 that just seems so old, doesn't it? I know it's so cliche, but it honestly feels like I gave birth, blinked and here we are, celebrating his 5 years on this planet. He really is such an amazing boy, teaches me so much about life, and makes me want to be a better person every single day. He is the kindest and most caring and empathetic boy in the entire world and truly has the biggest heart of anyone I have ever met. I feel so proud and honored that he is a part of our family.

Since we are moving in less than a month (more on that later!), we ended up doing a small birthday party with family and a few close friends over the weekend and then celebrated with just us all day today ending the day at Corvette Diner (a place that leaves my ears ringing for hours afterwards, but makes dinnertime so much fun for the little ones).

For his birthday this year, all Holden wanted was a Batman outfit. I have never introduced him to any of the super heroes and since we don't even own a TV, I'm not quite sure how he even discovered Batman - but he suddenly seems to be into ALL of the real boy stuff and well, Batman is at the top of his list right now.

I almost always shy away from dressing my boys in character t-shirts, shorts, and shoes, but I do think that every kid needs a costume or two in his closet for impromptu dress-up. I found a Batman costume at Costco and then when I saw these Stride Rite Leepz, I knew they would be the perfect way to complete Holden's Batman ensemble.

We ordered them from Zappos and they arrived the very next day (at no additional cost!), which was amazing since Holden asked me every five minutes after I ordered them when they were going to arrive ha! I was a little nervous about ordering online and not getting the correct size, but you really can't beat their 365 day return policy. Thankfully, I didn't have to worry because they fit and haven't left Holden's feet since they showed up on our doorstep.

Holden has wanted light up shoes for the longest time and I've always convinced him out of them because I didn't consider them "cool" or "in style" and when he was younger, he didn't have the strongest opinions about what he wanted to wear, so it really wasn't a big deal. But I have gotten to the point now that he's older that all that matters to me is that he is confident and feels "cool" in what he wears (not what I think)...and you guys, you can tell that he feels like he is the coolest kid on the planet when he is walking around in these shoes. And you know what, I really love them too!

The Stride Rite Leepz light-up this neon green on the sides every time he walks or jumps or runs and people stop him everywhere we go to comment on them. I'm pretty sure (if you can't tell from the photos ^^^) that Holden thinks that these shoes give him real-life super hero powers. At night, they look pretty incredible when he's running around in the dark and all you see is a flash of green light. They aren't gimmecky or cheesy, but are a really well-made shoe that will last until he grows out of them (despite the fact that he will probably wear them every single day until he can no longer fit his feet into them). So if you're boy needs a pair of Batman shoes, or just a really cool pair of light-up shoes that you will both love, then these are the ones you need.

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