Styled: Embroidery Sweater

With only 5 days until Christmas, my excitement is real! Who else can relate? Since we’re spending the holidays in Canada, I made sure to stock up on all my favorite knit sweaters now that I can finally wear them…meanwhile it’s still summer in Cali-land (but I guess I shouldn’t complain about that).

This pink cut-out embroidery knit sweater from Pink Blush was definitely in my luggage for this trip! I mean, what’s not to love? A chunky knit, blush color, embroidery sleeves, and a neck cut out makes it a perfect-stylish sweater for this season. Also to mention, that it’s a nice length which makes it easy to style with boots or jeans. Buuuuut since I’m not so much a jean-girl, I styled with my favorite black leggings and sock heels. What do you think?

You’ll probably see our little family at the Americana at the Brand (in L.A.)very often because it’s sooo Instagramable- just that’s a word! This time of year they have all the lights, decorations, and Christmas music playing in the background so it has easily become my favorite day trip location. Oh, and they just opened up a Laduree cafe (a cafe originated in Paris) a few months back and needless to say, that may be another hidden motive why we frequent this place so much. 😉

FYI: Cute location=happy blogger. Enough said. 🙂

Don’t forget to stop by and check out more styles from Pink Blush. It’s a one stop shop for in-style maternity, nursing, and women’s clothes!

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XOX I.P.

STYLED: Open Shoulder Sweater

So what’s trending? I’ll tell you…open shoulder sweaters and balloon sleeves this season! I wish I could say it’s sweater weather here in SoCal but it’s more like summer. And I never thought I’d say this…but I’m really dreaming of a white Christmas….just like the ones I used to know- cliche I know, but this hot weather makes me want to go to the beach instead of getting in the Christmas spirit! Cause it’s ever so hot here with the unusual heat waves we are experiencing and all I want to do is wear cozy socks, throw on my sweater and feel like it’s Christmas. 🙂

I’m sure you noticed that open shoulder styles were BIG for the past year, but they’re still hot now…only this season it’s all about sweaters. I love this open shoulder sweater from Pink Blush. The material is so cozy, it’s a pretty nude colour (that goes with everything), and I love the balloon sleeves that work so well with this style. I styled it with my favorite (faux) leather pants and some lace-up heels. What do you guys think?

  

This is our dress down look. As fun as it is to wear dresses and look super girly, while always matching, of course, it’s also fun to dress down, casual and cozy. Also, another BIG trend this season is pom-poms (anything), we’ve got our pom-pom obsession going on too. Now, can the cool weather paaaaalease show up in So Cal? Cause let’s be honest, this outfit didn’t stay on for too long, hehe. 😉

Stay tuned! I’ll be chatting about my favorite pom-pom trends soon, too.

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STYLED: How To Wear The Same Colour/hue In One Outfit

This is kind of a big deal right now, and I’m loving it! All white, all red, all-whatever color or hue you want in one outfit works so well, and it’s so easy. Not to mention it takes 0.3454 seconds to figure out what you’re going to wear when you have your “I don’t know what to wear” moments (meanwhile your closet is overflowing). AND you’ll look like a fashionista while wearing it (#fashionblogger), what a win-win!

I’m not going to steal red’s thunder (the color of the season) but I am really liking this blue on a greenish-blue combination. I love mixing up styles that are casual yet classy…’cause if you guys haven’t noticed by now, you’ll know that I’m not really a dress down gal, but hey…when I do it, I like to do it right. 😉

As you may know, I’ve been working with Pink Blush to style my favourite items and let me say, they have had a wonderful collection this season! Many of their clothes are made to be worn before, during and after pregnancy– and every woman at some point will be in one of those categories, so it’s very convenient to have Pink Blush clothes in your closet, FYI. I also love that their clothes are structured to make every piece look flattering, and who doesn’t like a little flattery? Speaking of flattering, this chocker neck adds a little dress-up feature even though it’s a cozy sweater. I paired it with my favorite trousers (ATM) and completed the look with some classic leopard heels (blue of course). And how easy was it? Super easy. So now you try. Find something in your closet that’s within the same color hue and pair it up. You’ll be surprised at what you find works together to give you a whole new look! Scroll down for more inspiration from my Pinterest fashion board!

Top: Pink Blush, in Teal find it here.

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XOX, I.P.

A Closet Essential: Mesh

I’m sure everyone is a little busy and anxious right before this long weekend but let’s not forget what we’re celebrating…Thanksgiving, and as for me, this mesh top (ha). Ok well, I’m truly thankful for a lot of things, I feel blessed beyond measure, and I’m fully content with my little family. God is good, He is faithful, and Thanksgiving is such a great reminder of these things. But seriously, I get a little excited when I find a pretty top that’s both flattering and feminine. It’s kind of a hard thing to come across these days when so many clothes are very revealing. I personally like to keep it feminine and classy and leave a little more to the imagination. 🙂 I’ve owned a mesh top for the past few years. It’s so versatile in ways that it can be styled. It’s a classic and essential piece because it never goes out of style. You can use it over and over again with different ways of styling it. Although this particular top has a mesh built into it, you can easily achieve this look with a mesh top underneath too. Below I have listed a few ways you can style any mesh top; How to style a mesh top/dress:

  1. Wear it underneath an open/low cut/strapless dress or top
  2. Wear it on top of a tank top
  3. Wear it under overalls
  4. Wear under a blazer
  5. Wear it underneath a short dress
  6. Great transitional item for wearing underneath clothes for different seasons

Images are from my Pinterest account. 

 

OR you can check out how I styled this pretty Taupe Mesh Accent Top from Pink Blush below. As their style ambassador, I have worked with many of their pretty clothes in the past. This top is particularly my favorite because as you know, I love mesh and this combination works so well together. See how I styled it below, and check out these other similar styles, like this and this.  Many of their tops are maternity friendly, flattering, and perfect to wear for the holidays, parties or get-togethers. And make sure to check out Pink Blush for their amazing Black Friday sales happening now! Happy Thanksgiving, Y’all!  

XO, I.P.

Fashion Finds With ThredUP

Who doesn’t love finding fashion finds for less? I know I can get an AMEN from one of you reading this. Well finding nice items at a nicer price is just what I like, and that’s what I found at ThredUP. ThredUP is an online consignment (second hand) store which carries a ray of well-known brands, like some of my favorites, ZARA, Kate Spade, Forever 21 and sometimes Valentino too! To be honest, I was never much of a second-hand shopper until I got older (and wiser…just kidding). And it wasn’t because of the prices- because I always find killer deals. It was more so the idea of shopping second hand. Most consignment stores I have walked into in the past had an awful smell that is similar to an old folks home or a cat litter box. Ok, I’m sorry. That’s a little extreme but I’m sure I’m not alone. So when I discovered this online consignment shop, I thought…it’s about time something like this came into existence… and how convenient! I don’t know about you, but anything to do with online shopping gets me excited (my husband can attest to that too). 🙂

ThredUP has a bunch of items on their site. From maternity to baby clothes, and shoes! It’s pretty cool. Sometimes you really have to search until you find something “trending” so here are some tips that I recommend:

  1. ThredUP gets hundreds of clothes each day; their website is daily updated, so if you’re looking for the best of the best, check throughout the day under “new arrivals” because the cute items go quickly like hot cakes!
  2. If you have an indecisive nature (like me), “heart” the items you like while browsing and it’ll stay on hold for 24hrs- make sure to make an account to do so.
  3. Order a “Clean Out” bag and use it towards your next purchase!

So what exactly is “Clean Out?”

ThredUP doesn’t just sell clothes, they buy them too! After discovering this, I did a major closet clean out and got rid of a bunch of my not-so-mommy clothes (it was bitter-sweet) and many more clothes that have been sitting my closet untouched. You can order a “Clean Out” bag, fill it up with like-new clothes that aren’t getting the love they deserve, ship it back to them (for free), and get money back for them (see guidelines here). Pretty cool. 

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After using those tips, I finally came across two styles that I love, a romper and embroidery detail.

Romper: Forever 21 fashion find for $9

Embroidery Top: J. Crew fashion find for #12

I wasn’t able to wear a romper for months because I was recently pregnant, so I was very eager to be able to wear one again! I mean how cute is this navy floral romper? And because it’s no longer summer, I styled it by wearing a button up blouse underneath. Now I can wear it all year around!

Next, embroidery. I’ve always loved embroidery details on clothes. It’s so classy, feminine, and unique. It almost saves you from wearing jewelry- especially if you’re like me and are a minimalist when it comes to jewelry. Embroidery clothes are great to style because you can always dress it up or down while still maintaining that classy look.

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Now it’s your turn! Check out ThredUP , sign up today and get $10 towards your next purchase… you can thank me later. 😉

Au revoir,

♥ I.P.

 

Tiffany Rose Maternity Dresses Review

Hey Friends 🙂

I’ve been a little MIA on the blog lately because I haven’t been up for too much these past couple weeks…ugh! With only 3 1/2 weeks to go, I haven’t been able to keep up with my usual routine. Although, these days seem to be passing by faster than I can count!  I guess this is the only time I’m my life when I would prefer time to pass quickly, since most days it is a struggle to get out of bed. Oh, the joys of the last trimester. The stories are true. And the excitement is unbearable!

I am planning on sharing some exciting posts in the next few weeks (unless I delivery early ah!) on sharing my guide to meal planning, baby and diaper/hospital bag essentials, along with a birthing story after my delivery. Don’t forget to subscribe. 🙂 I love hearing from you and staying connected! ♥

Today I am sharing some beautiful items from Tiffany Rose– a clothing line designed and made in Britain. I love that their selection is based on stylish formal wear- from bridal, party, to every day wear that has a beautiful elegant touch… not to forget to mention that many of their items are nursing friendly too! Also, they have a “red carpet” collection that is just fabulous. Head on over to their website to check out which celebrities and well known TV hosts who styled these lovely dresses.

I loved styling the Anna Shift Dress (on sale now), Imogen Shift dress, along with the Alana maxi (which is also on sale). I can honestly say that I loved the fit, quality, and material of these dresses. No cheap see-through material! Check out how I styled them below, and make sure to head over to Tiffany Rose Maternity site, and Instagram for their Spring sale on now!

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Happy Fri-yay!

♥ I.P.

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Favourite Asos Maternity Dresses

Finally in the home stretch…33 weeks pregnant and 6 weeks to go (from my due date)! It’s just so hard to believe and I feel like a scatter brain with all the “have-to’s” and things on my mind in order to prepare for this little one. I keep saying, “yah, I’ll do that next week.” But time is slipping away and I need to get all of my preparations in order. 🙂

I have had the privilege of working with some wonderful maternity brands through out my pregnancy. One of my favourites was ASOS maternity. I’m sure you have seen many of my instagram pictures tagged with their items. They seriously have the cutest dresses! I have been living in them for most of my pregnancy. Forget pants! All I wanted to wear was something comfortable, yet stylish. Plus, I feel so feminine wearing dresses. And there is nothing more refreshing than looking feminine when most days feeling it is not an option. Ha!

I have put together a list of my favourite ASOS martetnity dresses. Some of which I have styled, and if you keep scrolling, you’ll see some of my favourite latest recommendations. I was so tempted to buy more, but at this point I have wayyyy to many dresses, and seeing that I only have 6 weeks to go, I think I’ll make it through with all the pretty dresses I have so far. 🙂

I loved talking about this ASOS dress in one of my latest post, you can find out more here!

These dresses are so lovely and stylish, AND the prices are amazing (especially since they are on sale now)! Although they currently have limited sizes, I found that it was easy to get them altered in order to not miss out on these awesome prices and styles. 🙂 OR you can check out ASOS’s latest styles that I ADORE.♥

Being pregnant is so much fun, don’t ‘cha agree?

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xox. IP

 

Baby Blue For My Baby To Be

Hello Friends!

Today I’m sharing another maternity style from ASOS. I have been loving (and living) in their maternity clothes! Not only are they affordable, but they look so chic and stylish- a hard combo to come across these days. I have been living in dresses lately. Now that I’m 30 weeks pregnant (crazy, I know), gained about 30 pounds, and have swollen feet, the only items that I prefer to wear are these breezy dresses, and open toe shoes. Thank God for this So Cal climate!

I must admit, I never thought baby blue was my colour. I mean, I love pastels and light colours especially with spring around the corner, but light blue? Never thought it would go- until I got this dress. It’s so fun and comfortable. Pregnancy should be a combination of both! Also, need I mention that ruffles and off the shoulder accents are a big deal in the fashion world lately? I have been seeing them every where. So flattering, so chic, and so feminine. But what I like so much about this piece is that I can wear it off the shoulder, along with over. Also, I love this length of this very mama- appropriate dress, which is very flattering for the bump.

So, if you haven’t checked out ASOS maternity, do it, now. You will not be disappointed! They also have a wide variety of non maternity clothes and accessories for men and women too.

Check out my direct links below, for more details on where to buy this dress. Stay beautiful mamas!

All pictures credited to Phoenix Aperture. Check out more of his work at @phoenix_dali

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Unfortunately the light blue just sold out 🙁 (no surprise) but you can find the exact style in the remaining colours: black and teal.