Personal Thoughts On Instagram Stories

Personal thoughts on Instagram Stories

It’s been a minute since I’ve shared a more personal blog post, so if this is not your thing, feel free to scroll on through. I know I love reading personal and honest posts from bloggers and I’ve been meaning to share more like this with you, I’ve just let the fear of writing get in the way. Thoughts and conversations like these go on on a daily basis with Mike, but since there’s so much that goes on throughout the day, I tend to forget about them. When we get into more meaningful and thought-provoking conversations about our business, personal growth, etc., I’ve made it a point recently, to at least write something down in my iPhone notes. That way I can come back to it and remember why I wanted to share it here on the blog. Again, I’m not the best writer and these kinds of posts may be all over the place, but I think it’s important for you to know, there’s more to me than outfits and shopping. I have other passions, beliefs, experiences, and knowledge I would love to share with you and even open up a dialogue. Today’s topic, Instagram Stories and how it’s affected me.

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Maternity Brand to Know: Ingrid & Isabel

Ingird & Isabel funnel neck sweater

Right when I was running out of things to wear, Ingrid & Isabel came through and sent me a few key maternity items. Honestly, it happens overnight. One day, you’re still fitting into boyfriend jeans and tee shirts and the next, everything has grown and you’re screwed with nothing to wear. I had seen the brand while browsing Nordstrom’s Maternity section, but was hesitant to order anything because let’s face it, I’m a novice when it comes to maternity clothes. What size do I get, do I really want to invest in maternity clothes when I can only wear it for a few months? I’m so glad Ingrid & Isabel reached out because I’ve been living in their leggings and now I’m all gung-ho about maternity clothes (okay, at least willing to try them out now).

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Weekend Recap 31

Janessa leone wool hat

Happy Monday, friends! How was your weekend? As mentioned last week, I’m officially in my 3rd trimester and it appears I’ve ‘popped.’ All of a sudden I feel huge. My bump is out and there’s no way around it. And to think baby still needs to gain 4-5 pounds is crazy… It’s all starting to feel really real.

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Best Weekend Sales

Janessa Leone ainsley hat

Happy Friday! Mike and I have a pretty busy work weekend. Oftentimes we find that if we don’t work at least a couple Saturdays out of the month, we can never catch up. Thankfully, we have each other, so it doesn’t always seem like work. Before I sign off for the weekend, I thought I’d share some really good sales with you. I feel like I’ll be doing this more and more considering I I’m not actually buying as much as pre-pregnancy, but I’m still perusing to see what’s out there. If I can’t buy it right now, I figure, someone should, lol.

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How To Pull Off Athleisure Wear + 30 Outfit Ideas

How to wear Athleisure

I’ve been talking about athleisure wear for quite some time and I’ve been getting a ton of questions regarding the trend, so I figured, it would be best to create a fun and helpful style and shopping guide for you. Hopefully, this will help clear up what the athleisure trend is all about, answer your questions, and help you incorporate the easy and comfortable style into your wardrobe. I’m going to talk about different ways to wear athleisure, my favorite athleisure brands, my style tips, where to shop the best athleisure wear, and most importantly, how to pull off athleisure street style and not look like you rolled out of bed.

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Fall Staples with Zappos x AG

AG Henson T-shirt

Sponsored by Zappos

I’m so excited to be teaming up with Zappos and AG to talk about fall staples. Once September hits, I can’t help but want to stock up on jeans. I look forward to fall denim every year – new trends, dark washes – it’s just a good time of year to do a refresh. This year is a little different considering I’m pregnant and I don’t want to go overboard. I’m really trying to stick to non-maternity jeans as long as I can – I’ll be able to wear those post pregnancy – but I am investing in a couple maternity styles for those later months.

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Weekend Recap 30

Madewell camden cardigan

Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Mike left for his Mt. Hood hike on Thursday and just arrived home yesterday, so, it was just me and the pups. This was Mike’s first hike like this (no shower, dry freeze food, no bathroom kind of thing) and thankfully he’s alive and well, lol. I didn’t love the idea of him going, but I know he was interested in the experience and challenging himself and I couldn’t be more proud of him. He hiked 40 miles on a plant based diet, lol (take that haters).

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My Go-To Petite & Maternity-Friendly Brand

Abercrombie & Fitch stripe ruffle sleeve dress

As if I haven’t talked about Abercrombie & Fitch enough, today’s blog post is all about the revived brand. I started wearing A&F again last spring and was super excited about the rebrand and new direction. Classic basics in neutral colors, sign me up! With that being said, I didn’t discover their petite selection until recently. I don’t think I paid close enough attention and whenever I did see petite options, they were sold out. Since being pregnant, I’ve struggled to find things to wear, so I think I’ve really done my due diligence when it comes to shopping. I spend way more thinking about each purchase because I don’t know if it will fit or look good, plus I want to make sure I can wear it post-pregnancy. So yes, I’ve spent way too much time on the A&F website, lol. But, I’ve found so many great petite and maternity-friendly pieces.

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All About My Hair

Dark hair balayage

My hair has been the topic of conversation since starting this blog. I’ve recorded several tutorials, but I hate the way I look and talk on camera, so I never got around to posting them (sorry!). Today is the day I finally reveal all my secrets!!! I’ve been curling my hair for what seems like a good 20 years now. I’ve mastered my curls with a $10 curling iron and I don’t use any hair spray. I’ve gone through my struggles and failures (more on this below), but I will say, I’m the most confident with styling my hair today and even love doing other people’s hair. I always tell them, I’ll give you Victoria Secret model curls, lol.

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