5.09.2017

Pregnancy Update: 39 Weeks

Dress: Morning Lavender (non-maternity -- I wore this long slip underneath because the lining in the dress was too short with the bump) // Similar dress option here (same print, slightly different style)
*See my other pregnancy updates here, here, and here.*

How far along: 39 weeks and 5 days...only two days away from my due date!!!

Baby size: A small pumpkin! Approximately 7-8 pounds and 19-21 inches tall.

Total Weight Gain: 33 pounds

Gender: Girl

Movement: All the time! There's not a lot of room left for big kicks but she's constantly rolling around in there, especially when I'm laying on my side. Her movements are starting to get uncomfortable since she's sitting so low now but it's getting me excited and reminding me that she'll be here in no time!

Symptoms: I've been having some cramping, lower back pain, and a few contractions for the past week. It's also getting uncomfortable to walk around a lot because she's so low.

Belly Button: Innie

Physical Changes: The bump has definitely started to drop!

What I Miss: Non-maternity clothes and not needing to use the bathroom every ten minutes. Okay, maybe that's an exaggeration but I'm typically getting up 4-5 times every night. Hopefully it's getting me ready for the lack of sleep once she's here!

Food Cravings: Lots of icy cold fruit...pineapples and watermelon have been my favorites!

Food Aversions: None

What we're most excited about: Getting to meet baby girl!

What we're least excited about: Wondering when exactly meeting baby girl is going to happen. It feels like the past few weeks have just been dragging by because we're so excited.

Nursery: I'll be doing a full reveal of her nursery in the next few weeks but I wanted to share a little sneak peek! I made sure to link the products shown below.
Crib: Pottery Barn Kids | Bedding: Pottery Barn Kids | Sheets: By George Baby Boutique | Custom Sign: House of Belonging | Floral Garland: Meg's Place | Rug: Rugs USA | Light: Lowe's | Curtains: Target | Baskets: Target | Bookshelves: Amazon

5.05.2017

Top 20 Friday Favorites

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Happy Friday! I'm thinking of starting a new series each Friday with 20 of my favorite items under $100 and decided to try it out this week. I categorized the items by price: under $50, under $75, and under $100. And good news, most of the items are actually between $12 and $75! I'd love your input on if this type of post is something you'd like to see more of.

Does anyone have anything fun planned this weekend? It's so crazy to think that this could be mine and Colton's last weekend before becoming parents! My due date is just six days away, so baby girl could literally be here anytime! We were originally thinking we'd go on a date night but I'm really starting to feel uncomfortable and might just wanna relax by the pool and grill at home instead. And when I say "by the pool," I mean on a raft IN the pool because it's pretty much the most relaxing/comfortable thing to do at this point in pregnancy.

And while I'm on the topic of baby girl, I just wanted to share that I'll have my last pregnancy update blog post up on Tuesday! I'll be sharing our maternity photos as well as a sneak peek at her nursery.

Thanks for stopping by!
xo Brie

1. How cute are these lace-up sandals? They're currently 15% off, making them under $50!
2. This leopard clutch is such a great designer dupe! I have this one and it's so versatile, it works for all seasons and can easily be styled with so many different colors and prints. I can't believe this one costs $230 less!
3. I recently purchased these sunglasses and LOVE them. I can't believe they're only $12! The rose gold ones are my favorite but they also come in three other colors.
4. One-shoulder tops and dresses are making a comeback and I definitely plan on adding this one to my closet to wear post-baby. The question is which color should I get? It also comes in white and for only $39 I may need to get both!
5. I'm a huge fan of Lush and own several styles and colors of their tunics. This one looks so comfy, comes in 4 colors, and would be perfect to throw on anytime I feel like I have nothing to wear.
6. I love the ruffle sleeves on this cute tee. It also comes in pink!
7. Off-the-shoulder? Check! Florals? Check! Under $50? Check! Yep, I need this top in my closet ASAP.
8. I'm absolutely loving this peplum top for Spring and Summer. It's only $39 and would look so cute styled with these distressed white skinny jeans (under $60) and these lace-up sandals (under $50) for a budget-friendly outfit.
9. I found these super popular slip-on sandals in all sizes available for pre-order! I love the nude color (goes with everything) and pearl accents.
10. How gorgeous is this bag? I seriously can't believe it's under $60! P.S. It also comes in two other colors.
11. I already own (and LOVE) this cardigan in two colors but I'm really thinking I need the striped version. It's so lightweight and perfect for Spring in Arizona.
12. I love, love, love this pretty bow top. It also comes in the cutest blue and white striped version.
13. It's no secret I love anything and everything with ruffles and this pretty top is no exception. It also comes in a few other colors!
14. I'm such a huge fan of Articles of Society jeans. I have yet to find a better quality of budget-friendly jeans. Most pairs range from $59-$70! I own the Sarah style in a few different washes and will definitely be purchasing this distressed white pair.
15. I pretty much live in maxi dresses during the brutal Arizona summers and I love that this one can easily be dressed up or down. I love the ruffle details and the front slit. It also comes in an off-white color.
16. Another pretty maxi dress and this one comes in multiple colors and prints. I found even more colors here. Oh, and did I mention it's only $55?!
17. How cute are these lace-up blush espadrilles? If pink isn't your color, they also come in black and taupe.
18. Okay, I need these cute fringe wedges in my life. They're $89.95 and also come in two other colors.
19. I'm loving the pretty eyelet detailing on this one-shoulder dress. It's perfect for Summer and would look so cute dressed up with these wedges or styled more casually with these sandals.
20. Ruffles and off-the-shoulder? Yes please! I absolutely love this top and can't decide if I like the blush pink or the light blue color better. What are your thoughts? They're both so pretty!

4.12.2017

SHOPBOP Event of the Season Sale!

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One of my favorite sales of the year is happening right now! It's the Shopbop Event of the Season Sale and everything is 20% off. (Exclusions apply.) Oh, and if you spend over $500 then you get 25% off your order! Be sure to use code EVENT17 at checkout to get the discount. The sale ends Friday, so be sure to take advantage while you can!

I'll definitely be taking advantage of the 20% off discount and stocking up on a few items for Summer to wear post-baby like this top, this dress, and these jeans. There are so many great items available that rarely go on sale and I've rounded up all of my favorites below. I'd love to hear what you ended up purchasing from the sale. :)

Thanks for stopping by!
xo Brie

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4.04.2017

Spring Favorites with Nordstrom

I was so excited when I found out that Nordstrom now carries one of my favorite brands, J.Crew! I've always been a huge fan of J.Crew and love that I can now shop the brand and still get all of the benefits that come with shopping at Nordstrom like free shipping and returns.

This denim jacket has quickly become a staple item in my closet. I love everything about it from the wash to the fit. It's lightweight enough for Spring but can also be worn throughout the year. I styled it with this pretty pink leather bag which is the perfect size to fit your phone and a few essentials. It has an adjustable strap so you have the option of wearing it as a crossbody or on one side. Oh, and did I mention it's under $100? I can't get over the amazing price and quality! It also comes in two other colors that are perfect for Spring. I absolutely love the 'Pale Stone' color and had the hardest time deciding which one to buy.

A few other J.Crew clothing items at Nordstrom that I'm loving are this one-shoulder ruffle eyelet top, this flutter sleeve eyelet shift dress, and this off the shoulder stripe top. Nordstrom also carries J.Crew swimsuits, jewelry, and accessories. I'm ordering this scallop bikini for post-baby and love these fun colorblock tassel earrings. You can shop these items and more in the slideshows below.

Thanks for stopping by!
xo Brie


Disclosure: Thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

Jacket: J.Crew via Nordstrom, Bag: J.Crew via Nordstrom (available in 3 colors!), Dress: Nordstrom (under $70), Wedges: Nordstrom (also love these), Sunglasses: Nordstrom, Necklace: similar at Nordstrom

3.31.2017

Blush & Lace

Happy Friday! Does anyone have anything fun planned for the weekend? Colton and I are having maternity photos taken tomorrow by my very talented friend Stesha and I'm so excited! She also took our announcement photos (see here) and we were so impressed by those, so I know she'll do an amazing job. I'll be sure to share them in my next pregnancy update!

In other news, I'm basically living in flowy tunics and this lightweight cardigan lately. I have the cardigan in a few colors because it's so comfy and perfect for this time of year. I paired it with my favorite maternity jeans that are under $40! I didn't love them at first because the waist runs pretty big but they've been perfect for the third trimester. 

Thanks for stopping by!
xo Brie

Top: Nordstrom, Cardigan: Nordstrom (only $68 & available in 10 colors!), Jeans: Target (maternity -- similar non-maternity style here), Wedges: Nordstrom (similar pair under $60 available here), Bag: c/o GiGi New York, Necklace: c/o BaubleBar, Bracelet: c/o BaubleBar

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