Category Archives: Outfits

Fashion Staples: Ditching the Maturity Clothes and Rebuilding my Mommy Chic Wardrobe.

Last week I officially put away my last piece of maturity clothes that I owned and it felt great! Until I realized I had nothing, literally nothing, to wear. Which I took as an opportunity to rebuild my closet and start fresh with my new mommy style. As I shopped around (entirely online) I was nervous, particularly regarding size and fit. I already lost all the baby weight I had gained during my pregnancy, however I knew my body was not the same even with the weight off. I tried on the only pair of pre pregnancy jeans I still had, which were a pair of mid rise rock star skinny jeans from Old Navy, which were my go to prior to being pregnant and to my surprise they fit well! Except for the latest addition to my mommy body, the tummy pooch. However, I didn’t let that slow me down and took it as a starting point in reference to what size and style would work best for me now.

My closet prior to getting pregnant was very “Office appropriate” because I was working as an accountant. Most of that clothes I passed on to my sisters, since they as well work in an office setting, which left me with a blank canvas. I’m now going for stay-at-home-mommy chic and effortless look, at least that’s what I’m calling the vibe lol.

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The saying ” look good, feel good” is very true for me, so I focused on purchasing key pieces that I could mix and match for my new mommy responsibilities. One of my go to looks that automatically gives me a boost of confidence, makes me feel put together and is functional for keeping up with my baby, is a pair of high waist jeans and a tank top tucked in with a pair of buckle sandals. I also layer a few dainty necklaces and of course cinch my waist with a belt, and that’s what I call my everyday uniform.

Everything pictured above is what I now have in my closet and completely am in love with! Alot of the items are on sale so I’ll link whatever I can so you can enjoy these pieces too.

I actually look forward to opening up my closet and getting creative with my outfit for the day. What piece of clothing or accessory do you wear that instantly makes you feel like the baddest b*tch around? I want to know, comment below!

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Top Handle Bags: Small in Size But Big in Style.

One of the latest trends that has been all over the runways and streets are the small top handle bags. Small handbags are not only chic but so practical, which you know I am all about. These bags force you to only carry the essentials such as your wallet, phone, chapstick/Lipstick and be out the door. Forget about lugging around a big ass duffle bag and give this trend a try.

These two bags pictured above I thrifted – astonishing coming from me, I know *Sarcastic Voice*.

The black bag is a Francesco Rogani, which was an amazing find. The construction of the bag is amazing, it is genuine leather with various compartments inside and has a lock and key closure. My current go-to bag until my baby girl arrives and I turn it in for a diaper bag lol.

The brown world map bag is one of my treasures from my high school thrifting days. Over the years I’ve had many bags come and go, but I could never get rid of this one. I am obsessed with the print and the craftsmanship of the bag is crazy. I wish it had a brand name on it but unfortunately it doesn’t, so for me it is one of a kind. I’ll hopefully one day get to hand it down to my daughter, so she can rock it like her momma.

Preggo Style: Thrifted Plaid Blazer for the Fall and Winter

Christmas is around the corner and I am trying to avoid any and all in person shopping. I really enjoy shopping, browsing the racks and looking for deals are what I consider cardio and therapeutic. However, once the holidays hit I will avoid stores like the plague, too many people, everything is thrown around everywhere- basically its too much.

In an effort to avoid the Christmas shopping chaos, my husband and I went to the Citadel Outlets to get all our Christmas shopping done in one stop. Knowing that we would be walking around alot and that my feet and body usually give out pretty quickly I wanted to wear something comfortable, which is my go-to mentality lately as I have entered my third trimester. So I decided to wear one of my most recent thrift store finds- a plaid over sized blazer. I had been on the hunt for a plaid blazer, however I didn’t want to invest in a “good” blazer since I’m pregnant and still growing which meant it might not fit as well in a few months once the baby is born. So I finally came across the “perfect” blazer for my current situation, I loved the plaid print, the over sized fit and the length was perfect but what’s even better? It was only $8.00!

However like I’ve mentioned before in previous blog posts, when you go thrifting you might not find the “perfect” thing but you need to use your imagination. This blazer was off by just one thing from being perfect, it had huge shoulder pads which I cut out and BAM! my new favorite blazer. I can’t wait to style this blazer in different ways, with a knit sweater or a graphic tee. How would you style a plaid blazer?

P.S. Check out my Pinterest for more plaid blazer outfit inspo

Preggo Style: My Favorite White T-Shirt “Le Bump”

The other day Ed (My husband) and I went out for brunch and decided to give the newest local spot a shot. Steel Craft is the newest addition to downtown Bellflower, it has a great variety of new restaurants which is something Bellflower always seemed to lack. Not only does it give food options, asthetically its a refreshing take on outdoor and community eating which I enjoyed.

We had heard great things about the bagal shop that was at Steel Craft as well as the coffee shop so we went straight there. At Solid Coffee Shop we ordered

  • Iced Matcha Latte with Almond Milk
  • Solid Cold Brew with Vanilla Sweetener

While at Cassidy’s Corner we ordered

  • Del Amo on a Everything Bagel
  • Cassidy’s Club on a Whole Wheat Bagel

Everything was great, the bagels were so filling and our drinks were amazing. I usually drink green tea but I’m going to give Matcha a try since the drink was so good.

While out on our brunch date I wore my favorite T-shirt at the moment. I purchased the T-shirt from Boohoo Maternity for a great price, which makes me love the shirt even more lol. Maternity clothes can be very expensive especially when you take into consideration that your only going to be wearing it for less than a year. However, just like every other T-Shirt you can easily dress it up or down like I did with leggings and a denim jacket. Comfy shoes are still a must for me, these aren’t my current favorites but go back to my previous post to find out which ones are.

Here are a few of my top picks for cute maternity graphic T-shirts if you interested in getting some comfy and cute options.

Preggo Style: My Current Go To Shoes- Naturalizer Yola Sneaker

I’m not sure what hormone to blame, but when my second trimester started my feet just seemed to give up on me. All my shoes stopped fitting and hurt my heels SO bad that all I would wear were my sandals, but even my sandals became my worst enemies eventually. I was in denial for some time about the sad truth, my feet had grown. I’m honestly not sure if my feet grew, got wider or both but I gave in and went shoe shopping, looking for ANYTHING that I could walk in comfortably.

Blazer Cardigan: LC by Lauren Conrad
Tank: JCPenny
Sneakers: Naturalizer Yola Sneakers

About 2-3 weeks ago, my husband and I went to our local Burlington in search of some shoes for myself (and you know I’m all about finding a deal) that would be cute yet comfy. To my surprise I came across these Naturalizer Yola Sneakers, which I thought were cute and I almost cried when I tried them on… THEY WERE SO COMFY! I felt as if I was literally walking on clouds, not even my Adidas or Nike sneakers could compare. Although I didn’t end up purchasing them that day because I knew I needed to either size up a half size or see if they were available in wide, because they are pretty narrow. Luckily they were in my size on Amazon, I ordered them right away and have been wearing them non stop ever since. These sneakers have honestly been the best purchase I’ve made so far in my pregnancy… right after my pregnancy pillow lol.

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Do you have any recommendations for comfortable shoes? I can not do anything flat, meaning I need to have a solid sole with cushion or else I won’t make it through the day. I miss the days of throwing on some heels or booties just because it completed an outfit, but now a days its more about comfort. Honestly, I don’t mind giving up some style for my little one as long as I’m comfortable for the both of us.