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Blue Picket Fence

Dress:  c/o Sheinside, Bag:  C.Wonder (love this similar option), Shoes:  J.Crew (old, similar here), Bracelets:  c/o Gold & Gray, Sunnies:  Forever 21 (similar)

I couldn't resist snapping some pictures in front of this blue picket fence in Folly Beach.

Such a great take on the traditional white picket fence.

You'll have to excuse my severely swollen ankles ~ the heat + walking around the Folly Beach festival for an hour did my poor puppies in!

Happy Monday everyone!


Southern Nights

Dress:  c/o Sheinside, Bag:  C.Wonder (old, LOVE this similar alternative), Sandals:  J.Crew, Bracelet:  c/o Sorrelli, Nails:  OPI "Cajun Shrimp"
Happy Monday readers! I'm back and feeling refreshed, lightly tanned, and ready to face the work week.
My husband and I spent the week in Folly Beach, South Carolina with his family ~ a beach community about 25 minutes outside of Charleston. It was our last getaway before our little girl comes, so I guess you could consider it our 'babymoon'.
The weather was absolutely perfect ~ 85 and sunny every day ~ so hopefully we brought some warmer temps home with us to NJ.
Just two months before baby Royle arrives, and although I have a LOT to do in preparation, I couldn't be more eager to meet her!
Hope everyone has a wonderful week!


A Marilyn Moment

Dress:  Nordstrom (under $50 and it's not a maternity dress), Necklace:  Anthropologie x BaubleBar (old, loving this similar option ~ on sale!), Shoes:  c/o Isaac Mizrahi, Clutch:  c/o GiGi New York

In anticipation of my daughters arrival {now less than 10 or so weeks away!!!}, I've been loving all things pink. 

This swingy frock was a shower contender when I purchased it a month ago ~ however ~ I realized that by the time the big day comes {still three weeks away} this "dress" would be a tunic, courtesy of my rapidly growing bump.

I decided to wear it for Easter dinner instead {no, I did not wear this to church}. My family was kind enough not to pass judgement, and since there was no breeze inside I faired just fine {outside was a different story}.

Happy Monday everyone!


Spring Sparkle In My Step

I'm back and getting bigger by the week! We are now in the home stretch (I'm 28 weeks), and I couldn't be more excited for my beautiful baby girl to arrive.

Dressing is becoming quite the challenge these days as now ALL of my regular tops are cropped, and my non-maternity bottoms do not have a prayer. 

I was thrilled to receive this simple, sophisticated dress from Nora Gardner. It's perfect for work and any upcoming events that I have to attend. Best part is it's not a maternity dress so I'll definitely be able to wear it post-pregnancy! 
{Although Nora will be adding some baby bump friendly styles to her store at 47th and Lexington coming in April}.

I jazzed up my look with these gorgeous earrings, ring and bracelet thanks to Sorrelli ~ accessories are my best friends these days because they work no matter how big the belly gets! 

If all of the above weren't exciting enough, the polar vortex known as NJ is finally beginning to thaw. I've seen grass (and by grass I mean lifeless muddy patches of ground) for the first time in months!

Hope everyone has a wonderful week!


A Worthy Investment

Coat:  Zara (old, similar here), Dress:  Anthropologie (old, similar here, here), Bag:  Mansur Gavriel (also loving the backpack), Boots:  Stuart Weitzman, Sunnies:  Ray-Ban

These boots are my winter wardrobe rescue. My husband gave them to me for my birthday, and I basically wear them every other day.

Not only are they extremely comfortable, but they keep my legs super warm {a major bonus this winter since it's been the coldest since the 1930's}. Also, between all of the ice and my growing belly throwing off my balance, flats are a must these days. 

These boots have probably paid for themselves 5x over. 

If you're thinking of buying a pair, definitely a worthy investment in my book.

On another note, hop on over to my Instagram this week to enter a fabulous giveaway with Gold and Gray  Jewelry.

Happy Monday everyone!


Perpetual Winter

Coat:  c/o Sheinside, Top:  Anthropologie (old, similar here), Jeans:  H&M (similar non-maternity style here), Bag:  3.1 Phillip Lim, Boots:  Hunter, Sunnies:  Forever 21 (similar here)

This winter seriously seems as though it's never going to end. In fact, it's snowing as I'm creating this post. I haven't seen green in months, and I'm seriously yearning for some fresh air and vitamin D.

But enough whining about the weather.

Once it does start to warm up and the flowers begin to appear, Baby Royle will be here before I know it. And I'm certainly nowhere near ready for her arrival.

Happy Monday everyone!