August 15, 2017

Date Night Looks: Him & Her

*Photos by Alexandria Hernandez.

HERS: dress // shoes // watch // sunnies // lip color (1995)

HIS: shirt (similar here) // pants // shoes // sunnies

Happy Tuesday!

So I decided to do something a little different and include my fiancée in my most recent blog photo sesh! We put together these two outfits for a fun date night look. This dress is maternity and comes in a few different colors like black and nude. I’m obsessed with this berry color! I paired my Marc Fisher dupe wedges and gold jewelry. Levi’s look include his fav pair of pants! He seriously raves about these every time he wears them.

Stay tuned for more him & her looks!

xoxo

 

August 10, 2017

Flattering Maternity Dress

*Photos by Alexandria Hernandez.

dress // cardigan (sold out) // shoes // sunnies // watch // bracelet // lip color (soft lilac)

Happy Thursday ya’ll!

How amazing is this body con maternity dress!? It’s one of the most flattering maternity dresses that I own that’s perfect for showing off your bump. Not only do I love the floral print & fit but it’s extremely comfortable. It’s the perfect length and has the gathered side so you don’t have to worry about it being too tight or riding up! I added a cardigan to show how you can style it for summer and transition it into fall. I also added a darker lip which I really think made the look pop! Unfortunetly my cardi was part of the Nordstrom sale so it’s sold out! This dress also comes in Navy.

If you haven’t already, go check out my Second Trimester Q&A post where I answer all kinds of questions. Still doesn’t feel real that I’ll meet my little guy in 10 weeks or less! I would love to hear any advice for surviving the last few weeks and labor. Being that this is my first child, I’m extremely nervous and have no idea what to expect!

enjoy,

xoxo

 

August 8, 2017

Swooning Over Florals


c/o: dress // shoes // bracelets

Happy Tuesday!

Ever since my baby bump really popped I’ve been living in dresses. Jeans, leggings, shorts can be so uncomfortable! How perfect is this hi-low floral dress from Pink Blush!? It’s made out of the comfiest material and so flattering for baby bumps. I added these perfect suede booties that are only $13 ya’ll! They are on clearance and I’m not sure how long they will be this price so shop now.

I seriously can’t believe I’ll be 30 weeks tomorrow! This pregnancy has flown by and it’s really starting hit me that this baby will be here soon! I have a doctors appointment in a couple of weeks and after that I’ll start seeing my doctor every 2 weeks.

enjoy,

xoxo

August 3, 2017

Leopard Cape

*photos by Alexandria Hernandez.

cape // long sleeve tee // jeans // shoes // sunnies // necklace (OLD)

Almost the weekend!

How perfect is this leopard cape!? It is on major sale right now, under $30. BTW- the Nordstrom sale ends soon so shop while you can. I paired this cape with a basic white long sleeve tee but I think it would look great with a black one as well. This will be such a great piece to have in your closet when it starts getting cooler. The best part about it is that it’s reversible!

These are my fav sunnies right now, I’ve been wearing them on repeat! You can get them or any other pair for 20% off with my code: BETHANYXO.

enjoy,

xoxo

August 1, 2017

Transitioning into Fall

*photos by Alexandria Hernandez.

top // jeans // shoes // hat // watch

Happy Tuesday ya’ll!

First off, how cute is this top!? It is part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, under $20, AND is a perfect top for transitioning your outfit for fall! For reference, I’m wearing a small. This top is available in lots of colors and plenty of sizes. The sale ends August 7th and prices go back up so shop now! I talked about these jeans on my insta stories recently. They are so comfy and under $30. I’m wearing the same size I was before being pregnant btw.

I was so excited when I found this hat! It was a huge hit last fall and sold out so quick. I was never able to get my hands on one until now. It’s only $20 and will go with so many things!

enjoy,

xoxo

July 29, 2017

Second Trimester Q&A

c/o:robe // diaper bag

I’m in complete denial that my second trimester as come & gone and I’m now in my third trimester! I feel like I just announced that I was pregnant like yesterday. Of course if you follow along then you already know we are expecting a baby boy! I’m already so in love with him and cannot wait to meet him!

How are you feeling?

Since like week 18 I’ve been extremely uncomfortable, which I didn’t expect until later on in my pregnancy. I’m a dental hygienist which can be bad on my back anyways so throw having a baby growing inside me in the mix and it’s just not good. I constantly have bad back/rib pain and can’t even get comfortable while sitting on the couch watching TV. I have a lot of pressure on my ribs like 24/7 so if any of you mommas out there know of anything to help that, let me know! For the past 3-4 weeks I’ve been having a lot of Braxton Hicks contractions and actually had to make a trip to the hospital. I’m trying to stay very hydrated and rest as much as possible (I have a feeling this baby will be coming sooner than we expect!).

Cravings?

Anything sweet! Levi and I have been making many trips to Brusters for icecream.

Name?

I’ll leave that as a surprise!

What are you wearing most?

Lots of over sizes tees and flowy dresses! My fav place to shop for maternity right now is ASOS and Pink Blush. They have the cutest stuff and the best prices.

Favorite part about second trimester?

Starting to feel the baby kick! It’s seriously the best feeling in the world. I still get emotional just thinking about it. Sometimes it feels like he is doing flips in there! There is seriously nothing like it. Right now, he is constantly moving.

Which trimester has been harder for you, first or second?

First, for sure! I was extremely sick and so so tired my first trimester. Once I hit the second trimester I felt like a new person!

What has been the most unexpected thing to happen to you so far, good or bad?

I was totally against breastfeeding at first. Honestly, I think it mainly was me being selfish by wanting to keep my boobs lol because I have always heard if you breastfeed you lose them. BUT I have decided that breastfeed during my maternity leave. I never in a million years thought I would decide to!

Due Date?

October 21st but last time I was at the doctor they said I was measuring ahead of schedule.

Pregnancy Products you are using?

This tummy butter since day 1! I’ll do more of a review on this once my pregnancy is over so I can let you know my honest opinion and results. I’ll also have a promo code for you all soon!

Advice for newly pregnant mommas?

Enjoy every minute and take advantage of the days where you feel good! Pregnancy goes by so fast.

Advice for second trimester?

Sleep with a pillow between your legs while laying on your side! I was having such trouble sleeping for awhile and once I started doing this that completely changed. I still get up a lot to use the bathroom (better get use to it haha!) but other than that I’ve been sleeping like a baby.

Go to a chiropractor or get a message! It has helped with a lot of my back pain.

Get a heating pad, it has helped with the back pain as well.

Enjoy how good you feel during this trimester! You will have a ton of energy.

 

enjoy,

 

Let me know if you have any other questions!

 

July 27, 2017

Lilac Summer Dress

*photos by Alexandria Hernandez.

dress // shoes // sunnies // earrings // watch // bracelet // crossbody(old)

Happy Thursday!

I bought this lilac summer dress months ago online and it sold out by the time I got it photographed but IT IS BACK IN STOCK! This is such a cute dress for summer and I’m obsessed with the color. It has such a fun back too. I’m wearing a small for reference. It’s flowy in all the right places.

This weekend I’ll be traveling to KY. I have my first baby shower and maternity shoot on Saturday which I’m super excited about.

enjoy,

xoxo

 

July 17, 2017

Body Con Dress

dress (part of the Nsale!) // vest (old) // shoes // bag (sold out) // lip color (soft lilac) // watch // bracelet

Happy Monday!

If you follow me on Instagram then you saw where I was raving about this dress from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! It’s hands down my fav pick so far and I want it in every color. I bought it last week and have already worn it three times haha! If you haven’t already, go check out my blog post before this one. I shared everything I tried on at Nordstrom the other day. My wedges are major dupes for the Marc Fisher ones and only $32.

Don’t forget to Nordstrom Anniversary Sale opens to the public the 21st!

xoxo,

July 14, 2017

Dressing Room Diaries

top picks:

(L to R): 1// 2 // 3 // 4 // 5

Body Con Dress (wearing size small)

This is my fav purchase from the sale so far! As soon as I put it on, I fell in love. It’s so comfy and also comes in 2 other colors! Love that I’ll be able to wear it with a cardi for fall and after the baby. It’s the perfect length as well!

Raw Hem Pocket Tee (wearing a medium)

This will be an item that sells out so quick! It’s under $20 and comes in several colors. I got it in two. It will go great by itself or paired with a cardi for fall. 

Back Zip Pullover (wearing a medium)

I’m obsessed with the back detail, so cute! This is very comfy and the material is so soft. It comes in a couple of other colors as well and is under $50!

Comfy Tee (wearing a medium)

I promise this will be the softest tee you ever own. I wanted to grab it in every color! It’s under $20.

Lace Dress (wearing a small)

The detail of this dress is absolutely gorgeous! It will be perfect for summer wedding or a baby shower if you are having a little girl! I didn’t wanna take it off.

Plaid Shirt (wearing a medium) // white V-neck (wearing a medium)

If I wasn’t preggo then I would have grabbed a small in this instead of a medium. Seriously will live in this during the fall season! Comes in several colors as well.

Chunky Sweater (wearing a large)

I forgot to save this photo on my phone so I had to use one from my insta story! I grabbed this two sizes up from what I’d regularly wearing to make it cover my bump lol. This is super soft and I love the color.

Front Tie Sweater (wearing a small)

Distressed Sweater (wearing a small)

Sweater Tank (wearing a Large for the bump)

How fun is this back detail!? I’m such a fan of sweater tanks. The front is plain and material is so so soft!

Bell Sleeve Sweater (wearing a L for the bump)

Long Sleeve Pocket Tee (wearing a medium)

This is another item that will sell out very quick! I got this color but wanted them all. 

Ribbed Cardigan (wearing an extra small)

July 7, 2017

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

It’s almost time for the best sale of the year, The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! Above I’ve shared the dates for early access and public access. For early access, you do need to be a Nordstrom cardholder and I definitely think this is worth having! You get to shop the sale before soo many people and trust me, things sell out so so fast. They do restock some things so you’ll still have plenty of pick from on the 21st when the sale is open to everyone.

So what is so special about the sale? There are so many great fall markdown from designer to non. BP is one of my fav brands from Nordstrom and they have great basics for fall. Staples from the sale are boots, denim, and jackets. In my experience with shopping at Nordstrom, a lot of things run bigger so don’t be afraid to size down or up if you like oversized stuff.

I plan on hitting the sale in store on July 13th so follow along on Instagram! I’m going to do a little dressing room diaries series on my insta stories. Instagram: @simplybethany.