On A Budget: Work Style Basics and Accessories

Maternity Work Style #jcrew #ingrid&isabel #madewell

Happy first day of Spring! I can’t tell you how excited I am for warmer weather as wearing dresses makes being pregnant 1000x easier! Everyone expresses themselves in different ways, and I more often than not use my wardrobe to channel my mood. If you’ve been following along for some time, you may have read in my previous post, here, that this year is all about budgeting. With twins on the way, and the real motivation of wanting to buy a house, I’ve been struggling to reinvent my look without breaking the bank. As a result, I’ve been heavily relying on basics and accessories to help me through my pregnancy because having to buy all new sizes makes me want to cry (from cost, not from getting bigger).

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Five Ways to Help You Unwind

Making your home a hotel

There’s no place like home. Unless you’re me, and you get some of your best rest while you’re traveling. Maybe it’s the fact that I usually keep my schedule pretty hectic, so when I’m away it’s one of the few times I let myself focus on what’s in front of me. It’s something I’ve been trying to work on, especially with twins on the way, so it’s not much of a surprise that I jump on every opportunity to get away.

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Bump-date: 15 Weeks

Amour Vert - Moto Jacket and Swing Dress

I officially turned 15 weeks last Friday, also known as almost 4 months — I never understood the significance of weeks until I got pregnant myself. Time is flying, and since I won’t go full term with twins, I’m just a couple weeks away from being half way cooked! I bought my first pair of maternity jeans over the weekend, and did a bunch of organizing to our apartment in between naps. I think it’s safe to say my nesting has started early. I haven’t done a pregnancy update yet, or bump-date as I will annoyingly refer to them, so this is the first update in the series.

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Floral Dress in Carmel Valley

Topshop Floral Dress - Maternity Style

Long weekends are just magical, and absolutely worth celebrating. This past President’s Day weekend Justin and I took off to one of our favorite spots, Carmel Valley, which is actually where we got married. After debating back and forth if we should escape somewhere for the weekend or stay local, I received a promotional email to lock in a winter rate at the Bernardus Lodge & Spa so we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to visit. With all the excitement from the pregnancy announcement, and with Justin’s crazy work schedule, the low-key weekend (and quick two-hour drive) couldn’t have been more perfect. The on and off rain was fitting for our lazy days, and the skies cleared up just enough for us to enjoy some much-needed fresh air.

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