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2.23.2015

Never Will I Ever


Before becoming pregnant, I had many ideas about what my pregnancy style would look like. 

As I now embark on my 6th month of pregnancy, all I can do is sit back and laugh at my naive pre-pregnancy self.

So today I thought I would share with you a few of my pre-pregncy thoughts that went out the window once my belly began to pop.


#1 - I will never wear maternity jeans. Why the heck not? Did I think I was going to suck it in or do the hair-tie trick for 9 months? This was the first notion that was debunked. By 16 weeks I was dying for some relief. I dragged my mother to Destination Maternity with me, tried on about 15 pairs, and finally settled on my first pair of maternity jeans. Since then, I have purchased about 4 more pairs from H&M. I love the fit of their maternity jeans and you can't beat the price.

#2 - Leggings should never be worn as pants. I now prefer leggings over jeans/pants, and happily wear them to the office very often. After trying several pairs, I found this Gap pair to be the best. They go under the belly {sometimes I find the full panel can be a bit itchy} and are super soft.


#3 - I'm going to be pregnant in heels! I traded in my four inches for flats as soon as the lower back pain flared up. Once in a while I will wear a pair of heels at work, but I always bring my flats along. Also, there has been so much snow and ice that heels outside are just not a smart choice these days.


#4 - I'll probably be able to wear my regular clothes up until the very end. At about 5 months most of my tops started to become crop tops. I now have two options - buy a lot of oversized tunics, or buy some maternity tops. I did a bit of both, but for my basics I find that these Old Navy tees fit the bill.


And so, as my body changes my style does too. Lucky for me, accessories ~ like this amazing Ona Chan necklace ~ fit no matter how big your belly gets!

Happy Monday everyone!

2.17.2015

The Bug


Happy Tuesday everyone!

I hope you all enjoyed a Valentine's Day filled with love, and a relaxing day off yesterday.

First and foremost, I want to apologize for the delay in revealing my Uncommon Goods giveaway winner. I intended on posting yesterday, however, fell behind schedule after being sick with the stomach bug all weekend.

~Yuck~

I learned that the only thing worse than having the stomach bug, is having it when you are pregnant. Feeling so much better today, thank goodness!

Now without further adieu, my giveaway winner is...

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Congratulations Emma! I will be contacting you shortly. Thank you to everyone who entered.

More outfit posts to come shortly!

2.09.2015

Valentine's Day Gifting and a GIVEAWAY

I'm usually not a person who gets all gaga over Valentine's day. I'm quite cynical actually. I feel that couples should try to express their love for each other as much as possible ~ not just because of the 'holiday' ~ and the times I have gone out to dinner, it's overpriced and lacking in quality.

My ideal V-day consists of making a card and a romantic home-cooked dinner for my husband.

However, on this particular V-day, I am feeling a little more mushy than usual ~ probably because of my little miracle growing inside me ~ and decided that I would go 'all out' {and by 'all out' I mean I decided to get my husband and our princess a little somethin'-somethin'}

I was overjoyed when Uncommon Goods contacted me for a collaboration. Their selection of unique designs and handcrafted gifts is second to none, and although my list is short, they had the perfect presents for my two loves.

I chose this IPA beer brewing kit for the hubs, and these oh-so-adorable ballerina socks for my little love:


Still unsure of what to get your Valentine? Maybe a little something for yourself from their fabulous selection of gifts for women or personalized gifts.

Much of the selection on their site is handcrafted by artists and designers, and created in harmony with the environment. It's just a bonus that they are based in Brooklyn, one of my favorite boroughs. Most of their items are very reasonably priced. Best part? They are offering a $25 gift card to one lucky CC reader! 

Enter below to win and good luck!


**Giveaway ends on Friday 2/13 at 12am and is open to US only.

2.02.2015

Surprise!

Cardigan coat:  c/o Sheinside, Sweater:  Gap (old, similar here), Jeans:  H&M maternity (non-maternity version here, also love this pair), Bag:  3.1 Phillip Lim, Shoes:  Madewell (old, love this similar alternative), Hat:  Anthropologie (sold out in cream, similar here)

If you've been thinking I've been looking a bit rounder in my mid-section these days, you are absolutely correct.

Our baby girl is due to arrive in June and we could not be happier. After a long journey filled with many ups and downs, we feel extremely blessed. I'm 21 weeks along and have had a wonderful pregnancy thus far. 


For a second little surprise, scroll down to find out who won my Bip & Bop giveaway.




Congrats Prasert! I will be contacting you shortly. Thank you everyone for entering, and stay tuned for another fabulous giveaway coming soon!

1.26.2015

Bip & Bop V-Day GIVEAWAY

Coat:  Tulle (very old, similar here, also loving this one), Top:  Gap, Jeans:  AG (similar here), Scarf:  c/o Sheinside, Shoes:  Classiques Entier (old, similar here), Bag:  Mansur Gavriel ~PREORDER HERE, Sunnies:  Ray-Ban

Hello, and happy Monday! You'll have to excuse my short absence. The cold NJ weather has me hibernating lately, but...

...to make it up to you I've teamed up with Bip & Bop to host a FABULOUS giveaway just in time for Valentine's Day.


They have a gorgeous selection of delicate, customizable pieces such as the necklace I'm wearing above. One lucky Classroom Couture reader will win a $100 gift card to use on their site.

Enter below to win:

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Giveaway ends Sunday, February 1st at 11:59pm, and will be announced on Monday, February 2nd. 


Good luck!

1.12.2015

Winter Neutrals

Coat:  J.Crew (old, similar here, here), Dress:  Madewell ~ on sale!, Hat:  Anthropologie (sold out in cream, similar here), Bag:  Mansur Gavriel (sold out, similar here), Booties:  Matiko (also here in taupe on sale!), Tights:  Hue

While ya'll know how much I enjoy a good pop of color {e.g. my last post}, I've definitely been in the neutral zone lately {no pun intended as I type this while watching the NFL playoffs}.




Happy Monday everyone!