Category: mama style

a few of my favorite things…

I thought I would take a little time to share some of my most recent favorite online finds.

englexas fashion and style blog - maternity style recommedations

1. I absolutely love ASOS, and even though I’m not a super big fan of buying maternity clothes I feel like this ASOS Breton Maternity Top will be great post-maternity wear too!

2. This Anthropologie Sweater is such a great winter staple – so cozy and warm!

3. I’ve managed to avoid buying maternity jeans up until now but I’m starting to get a little uncomfortable with my regular jeans/belly band situation so I’ve been asking around for other maternity jean suggestions and it seems like GAP is a top recommendation, I’m super tempted to go pick these GAP Maternity Skinny Jeans up.

4. This super snuggly Chunky Knit Cowl is something that I’ve been wanting all winter long, and I might have finally caved! One of the great things about being pregnant is that accesories like this add to an outfit and can be used long term.

5. I’m a huge fan of Michelle Chang Jewelry and this Horseshoe Ring is at the top of my ‘want’ list…it’s absolutely gorgeous!

6. I have to admit that I’m not a huge charm necklace person, but this Horizontal Personalized Necklace is such a great, simple way to carry the names of the ones you love.

7. I’ve been a fan of Blowfish Shoes since I first saw them 5 years ago and even though I love almost all of the style they carry, these Hazmitten Boots are so cute!

8. Mod Cloth is also one of my favorite online stores and this purse is a great way to indulge in the satchel trend.

pop of color

my outfit choices are getting more limited now that the bump is getting bigger but I’ve never been one for ‘maternity wear’ so I’ve had to get a little more creative ;) The belly band I bought during my last pregnancy has helped and I’ve been using it for a few weeks now. It actually does double duty, holding up my pants and hiding my outie! I normally don’t have one but each pregnancy it’s gotten worse and worse and I couldn’t believe it this time when it popped out at like 13 weeks – not fair! I like the belly band but wearing it all day gets a little uncomfortable, no more uncomfortable that wearing maternity jeans I’m sure. I got these cords on clearance at gap and they make me happy – it’s really difficult for me to not wear just greys and blacks so having an item like this helps to get me out of my comfort zone…and they fit perfectly so I had no excuse not to buy them for $10!! If you want to keep track of my pregnancy style posts you can look in the menu under lifestyle – mama style.

*shirt – primark /old (UK) *cardigan – forever 21 *orange cords – gap *heels – primark / old (UK) *belly band – target

I was digging through my giant shoebox in the bottom of my closet the other day and, as usual, finding only one of each pair that I needed and I realized that I have a whole bunch of heels that I never wear! It’s definitely one of those ‘mom’ things that I said I would never do, wearing only flats. It’s so much easier with the kiddos to just throw on a pair and head out the door (that’s my ‘mom’ excuse anyway!). So I made a little goal right there to wear more of my heels this year – I’ll let you know how it goes!

So I’ve been thinking about extensions, have any of you had experience with them? I’m totally hating my hair right now! I’ve been seriously considering it since I chopped my hair off a few months ago and am missing my longer locks. If I invest in some I’ll definitely be reviewing them on the blog for you all.

This week I have one of my favorite recipes coming up on the blog – and I also realized this week that I never shared my experience making baby food on the blog so I’ll be sharing my tips and recipes :)

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