Thursday, August 20, 2015

Baby Clothes you want to wear as an adult

When I found out we were having a girl of course the first thing I thought of was all the clothing I would get to buy! Then I soon realized that not many people understand my hatred of pink and I would be smothered in ruffles, frills and pink galore at my baby shower. So, I took matters into my own hands.

I did not register for one piece of clothing and anything that was a color I picked gray or green as hopefully give a subliminal message that no, this child is not wearing pink. At least for as long as I can make her. Until, of course she is obsessed with Disney and all things satin, sigh.

So, I put together a few items I've been stalking on some of my favorite new sites:
via Rylee and Cru 

via Oh Happy Fry

via Children of The Tribe

via Children of The Tribe

via Le Petit Organic 

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Stylish Maternity Clothes

I can't tell you how many people told me, "Oh, you are so lucky they make cute maternity clothes now!". So naturally I was all excited walking into Motherhood Maternity at 13 weeks pregnant. Yes, they do make some really cute stuff, but they fail to tell you if you want Rachel Zoe's gold zipped black skinny pants you have to spend $100. In which I would be ok with if I could wear them again! So I cried to myself and bought a $20 tank top that I could of got at Old Navy. Luckily my wardrobe is a lot of flowy, loose fitting items so I honestly can still wear shirts at 33 weeks that I did not pregnant. Pants are another story. I caved and bought a couple of Pea in the Pod skinny jeans, which I love in white and dark wash as well as some great workout pants. I found some great basics, black and gray work pants, cute dresses and tanks at the Motherhood outlet store for much more reasonable prices. Besides that I honestly am still wearing non maternity maxi's and tops I owned already. A few basics I suggest every pregnant mama needs are below.

1. A good pair of black pants.  Elastic waist will be cozy till about week 28-30ish then you are going to want a full panel because you cannot sit down.

Gap has some great options, I live in these.

2. Jeans, as mentioned above.

4. Long tanks & T's if preggo in the summer. You can get these at target, old navy or a maternity store, Spendid makes cozy things like the below. They need to be long so they will last throughout your pregnancy. 

Happy Shopping! Don't fret, but week 30 you will hate everything and want to wear your old clothes and refuse to buy anything else. It's normal, at lest that is what I keep telling myself as I stare down at my horrible outfit I want to set on fire.

Monday, August 10, 2015

A Touch of Modern

So you've seen my "vintage" feel in the nursery but I still need to show you the modern look I am adding. At first I wanted all vintage and found this beautiful antique "looking" crib from Bratt Decor, that makes beautiful wrought iron cribs. It was a bit above my price range, slightly too girly and I the worrier in me was scared she would bang her head too hard on the posts, after much research there hasn't ever been a case reported of this, but to ease my mind and wallet we opted for the Babyletto Lolly Crib in Gray. Isn't she pretty?

The final piece needed? The perfect rocking chair, as I hear those nights of getting a newborn to sleep can be rough the first few months. Of course function is important but as you get to know me pretty trumps everything. At first I went directly to Pottery Barn and picked a $1,000 plus ottoman and rocker in the perfect gray. I soon realized NO ONE was going to buy this for us except us and there was no way my frugal husband would pony up $1K for a chair (We know it's not just a chair, but you know guys). So, I searched high and low for something functional yet pretty and I found this

Could the gray's and wood not match any more perfectly?! I die. 

Modern Vintage Nursery

Once you are pregnant there are questions you will get asked from day 1 until day 100 something and they are as follows:

- Do you have a name?
- Do you know what you are having?
- Do you have a theme for the nursery?
- How are you feeling?
- Do you plan on having more?
- Is that decaf?

Until about month 6 I hadn't done any research on what I wanted her nursery to look like yet alone a "theme". I hate pink and purple so I knew that wasn't going to fly. I started pinning (you can find millions of my pins here @ lalleva113). and finally came up with a look, I refuse to use the term theme, it's not a birthday party, its a bedroom people!

I love all things vintage and rustic so I knew I had to somehow incorporate that feel into her room. once I found the picture of a pretty mint dresser I knew I had to find one and make it my own. It took about 2 months of dragging my poor husband to every flea market, garage sale and beach furniture store within two hours of us to finally find my piece I had envisioned. Only it wasn't painted, sigh. Luckily I had another preggo friend (you will find these come in handy when all you want to do on the weekends is eat and organize) who had done quite a bit of furniture rehab in her day. Ensue luring her over with lots of yunmy fruit and good conversation! Two coats of chalk paint (the most AMAZING thing ever invented) later and some distressed accents made with old sandpaper and we had our finished piece!