30 Day Closet Remix Challenge- Half Way Finished!!

We have officially reached the halfway point in the 30 Day Closet Remix Challenge!! That means we only have 15 days left!  Congrats to everyone who has made it this far and played along with me!

I'm not going to lie the past few days have been really hard.  I had plans on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and I spent a lot of time in my closet hating everything that I tried on.  I wanted desperately to run out and buy something but I stayed strong and made it work.  It also didn't help that  1.) the temperatures dropped this weekend and I haven't pull out all my fall/winter clothes yet so I was grasping to make some outfits work and 2.) I'm super big and pregnant so nothing really looks "cute" anymore. 

Here are some of my outfits from the last week:


Monday 9/8:
Dress: White House Black Market (super old)// Shoes: Tory Burch (old) similar here // Necklace: Charming Charlie (old) // Watch: Michael Kors// Bracelets: Forever 21

Wednesday 9/10:
Top: Puella Swing Tunic from Anthorpologie // Shorts: A Pea in the Pod // Shoes: Tory Burch (old) similar here

Friday 9/12:
Dress: Tarte Maxi (old, not maternity) // Jean Jacket: Abercrombie & Fitch (super old)  //Scarf: Lilly Pulitzer Murfee Scarf (old print)  similar here

Saturday 9/13:
Dress: Target (not maternity) //Jean Jacket: Abercrombie & Fitch (super old)
Sunday 9/14:
Top: Lush from Norstrom (old, not maternity) //Pants: Gap Maternity //Shoes: Via Spiga (old)

So that's where we stand with 15 days down and 15 more to go!  Like I said the challenge is getting harder but it feels good to not be spending any money this month. 

How are you all doing on your challenge?  Anyone else find this weekend hard? 

**I try to post my outfits to instagram and you can follow along with the #ecn30dayclosetremix**

Saturday Shopping: Leopard Love

So I've always had a thing for leopard print but for some reason I am loving it even more this fall! I just cannot get enough.  Everyone keeps calling it the new neutral and I couldn't agree more. I think as long as you keep it classy then leopard really can go with anything.  I already have a leopard scarf and heels but I would love to add some of the following items to my closet.


I cannot stop drooling over this bag. Gah! Too bad it's super impractical and totally out of my price range right now but a girl can dream right?! 



 I may just have to pick up this one to tide me over. Plus for $28 I can't be mad if someone smashes a nutri grain bar all over the bottom of it


Don't these just look some comfortable? I think these would be fun and comfy to wear with my post baby uniform of leggings and cardigans.


If this is still available I'm picking it up come October.  This cardigan would be perfect to stretch some of my summer tops and dresses into the end of October.


Perfect fall iphone case upgrade.



If you're not rocking a huge baby bump please pick this dress up for me! It's so cute and I love that the back is all black but the front has the fun leopard print.


Are you a leopard print fan or are you over it?  Do you consider it a neutral? 

TGIF

I am so happy Friday is here! We have a fun weekend ahead so I can't wait!

 We've been having a really rough time with sleep this week.  Miller has been up 1-2 times a night screaming anywhere between 1-3am.  It's been hard to calm him down without just bringing him into our bed (where he falls asleep instantly).  It doesn't help that I'm super pregnant so I am exhausted and can't rock him in his rocker like I used to so I feel at a loss and just want my sleep.   We've been trying different things to keep him sleeping through the night but they've been hit or miss.   I've been trying to adjust his nap schedule but he still really needs two or he's super cranky but I'm trying to  cut the time of the naps down so he sleeps no more than 3 hours total during the day.   If anyone has any other advice I'd love to hear it.

So my brain is totally fried right now so I'm sharing these fall funnies with you today...





This one is my favorite...

Have a great weekend!!

Thoughts for Thursday: Currently...

It's Thursday again already! Does anyone feel like last week went really slow and this week is flying by?

Here is what I've been into this week... 
 

Eating...
I've been on huge Greek  yogurt kick and I cannot get enough of this stuff!


 Drinking...
 I usually go on a La Croix flavor kick for a few weeks and this one has been mine flavor for the past few weeks. So good!

Reading...
 Just started it and so far I'm loving it!!  Cannot wait to see what happens

Watching...
This Family Feud on the Tonight Show skit with Jimmy Fallon,  Jason Segal, and The Roots


Can't stop laughing!!! 


What have you been enjoying this week?!



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Maternity Fashion: Must Have Items **Updated**

In March 2013 I did a post on my must have maternity items, which you can find here.  I still love every item that I listed and most of them are still available!! I went back through and updated some links and gave a few more opinions since I'm through one pregnancy and almost through a second.  Since I did that post last year I've found a few more items that I've added to my must have list that I wanted to share with you all.

While style is important to me by the time I get to the third trimester I'm much more into comfortable and inexpensive.  There is no reason to spend a ton of money on clothes you aren't going to be wearing that long.  Plus everything I listed in my first post is still in great condition 1.5 years later and I didn't break the bank on those items either.  

$34.94 
 30% off today, 25% off tomorrow, and 20% off Friday with code SAVEMORE
I already have one pair of maternity jeans but I wanted to pick up another pair that didn't break the bank.  I usually don't have the best luck with Old Navy pants but I read the reviews on these and decided to give them a try.  I have to say I am pleasantly surprised! They fit really well and are flattering on my figure, Kyle even said they don't look like pregnancy pants at all (which is a compliment coming from him).  While they don't quite suck you in like some of the expensive designer brands do I really didn't want to shell out $150 for pair of pants I only plan to wear for a few months.   I would suggest sizing up as the reviewers said on the ON website.



 $19.95
 Love, love, love these tees.  I picked up the black, light gray, and charcoal gray and I've been living in them all summer. They are so light and comfortable and have the perfect amount stretch without a ton of extra material like some maternity shirts do.  They are long enough to take me well into the end of my pregnancy and will work perfect under oversize sweaters.



$14.95
 Everything I wrote about the tees but in the tank version- again you won't regret this purchase.

 On sale for $11.48!!
I am totally beating a dead horse with this one since I've mentioned it 100x already but I'm obsessed with this dress!! It is so flattering and every time I wear it I get a ton of nice compliments like "oh my gosh you don't even look pregnant!"  "There is no way you're having a baby in two months!"  I will take those ove the "you're so huge!" any day.  The best part about this dress is that you can take it into fall with a cardigan or jean jacket. 

So do you have any maternity clothes must haves that I should know about?

Going Darker

I've been thinking about going a bit darker with my hair color.  Every fall I say this and then I walk in and completely chicken out and just go super blonde.   I was always very blonde as a child but as I've gotten older I've had to maintain that blonde color (like most blondes) with the help of highlights.  Over the past year I've been trying to darken my blonde and move away from the platinum look that I rocked for many years.
This year but hair feels so blah that I think I need something new and fresh.  I'm leaning toward a light caramel color with highlights.  I think this will help blend my roots and keep me from needing to go every 6-8 weeks for a highlight.  I keep reminding myself that it's only hair and if I completely freak out and think it's too dark I can just add more highlights back in but it still makes me so nervous!!

Here are some of my inspiration photos:







So what do you all think?  Any blondes out there have advice for going darker?  Anyone have any advice for me to make sure I get a good caramel color with good highlights that look natural?   Any other blondes like me and totally chicken out about going darker?



via  Pinterest beauty board

Weekend and 30 day Closet Remix Challenge Update

Happy Monday y'all!! I hope you all had a good weekend, relaxed, and enjoyed some football.  Kyle enjoyed plenty of football while I enjoyed some naps :)

We had a really low key weekend which is exactly what we all needed.  We finally cleaned out every last piece of stuff in the nursery and picked a paint color. 

We were all over the place and finally settled on Benjamin Moore Mt Rainer Gray which is the second from the left.  We threw around some navy blues but they all looked almost black in the room so we skipped.  We are doing all the painting ourselves which will be the first time we've painted since 2008... So wish us luck!! We've hired professionals the last few times but Kyle really wanted us to take this one on ourselves, he said it would be fun. Then on Sunday he considered calling our painter after reassessing just how much work it is but then changed his mind and decided we can handle it. I actually enjoy painting it's just not the easiest when you're 8 months pregnant so I will be doing the easy stuff.

I went to Starbucks with the intention of getting a pumpkin spice latte but it was already almost 90 at 9:30am so I went for a frappacino instead. 


We enjoyed the last weekend at our neighborhood pool- they had a DJ and free ice cream to send off the summer. Thankfully my parents keep theirs open until October 1 so we don't have to say goodbye to summer just yet. 


I enjoyed some FRE champagne which I highly suggest to my fellow preggos- I'm pretty sure I've been suggesting this for the past 1.5 years but it really is the closet you can get to the real thing minus the alcohol. 


So far I have been super successful with the first 7 days of my closet remix challenge!  I'm not going to lie that I haven't felt frustrated with my closet selections but I'm trying to stay strong because I know I can do it.
For some reason these pictures came out a little blurry but here are my outfits from the last week. I didn't document every day but tried my best.


Day 2:
Top: eshatki (gifted) I will be sharing more details and pictures of this shirt on Wednesday// Shorts: A Pea in the Pod // Shoes: Eliza B // Bracelets: J.crew (old), Forever21 // Watch: Michael Kors

Day 3:
Jean Jacket: Abercrombie & Fitch (old)// Dress: Tarte (old)

Day 4:

Top: Puella (this color is sold out but others are still available on sale!) // Shorts: A Pea in the Pod // Shoes: Eliza B// Necklace: Jcrew (old)
Day 6:
Dress: Target Liz Lange Maternity (I'm obsessed with this dress and it's on sale for $11.48 right now!!)// Necklace: Stella & Dot (old) // Bracelets: For Posh Sake, Forever21// Watch: Michael Kors // Shoes: Tory Burch Miller Sandal (old) similar here

Bathing Suit: Target Mossimo Tankini (not maternity I just went up to a large, but I'm usually a small in the tops)
Day 7:
Top: Gap Maternity Pure Body vneck tee// Shorts: Target Champion running shorts (not maternity I just go up a size)

So I've made it a full 7 days and I'm feeling good that I shouldn't have a problem carrying this on for the rest of the month!  Thanks for everyone who has joined up- you definitely help keep me motivated!!

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