With summer coming up, I’m looking for sandals I can incorporate into my new wardrobe while being pregnant. The summers here get so hot and my feet have been swelling lately! While we are still practicing social distancing and quarantine at home, I rely on our neighborhood walks every afternoon for some exercise and time outside. I went on Zappos to check out their sandal assortment as I needed something comfortable but also cute. When I get an opportunity to dress up lately, I’m taking it!
I always lean towards Reef for comfy and stylish sandals and these cantaloupe colored sandals by Reef were perfect for my bright summer outfits. Zappos has free expedited shipping for Zappos rewards members, and they even have a 365 day return policy to ensure you are totally in love with your purchase. I got the sandals super fast and it was fun to have something to look forward to during this.
From beach to street, I plan on wearing these fun colored sandals with all of my summer dresses but would be perfect with a plain tee & denim shorts or even a bikini. Looking forward to when the beaches open so I can take my walks there!
I finally got enough strength to pickup the house this morning so I thought it deserved a little photoshoot. I get the MOST questions about my living room then anything else so I thought I’d do a little post and link everything for you here.
The one thing I can’t exactly link is my couch as it was custom from Living Spaces and the couch is no longer available. I would suggest if you love this color to get custom or just look for a teal couch you like. It’s super fun and easy to dress up with pillows as it’s so bright.
When choosing the style I wanted to decorate with I thought of a modern beachy bungalow: light woods, natural fibers, beige tones and of course my big teal couch.
With the current times it’s always good to try and connect with things that make you happy. I’m spending these days social distancing while enjoying those moments in the sun with my dogs or walking around the neighborhood with my husband. With all of my afternoon walks, I’ve been on the hunt for comfy + cute sneakers, as I’m living for anything comfortable these days. I checked out Zappos to see their huge sneaker selection.
I’ve loved Tretorn for a couple of years and these tie dye sneakers caught my eye. There was a huge selection of Tretorn to choose from and I got them so fast! Zappos has free expedited shipping for Zappos rewards members, and they even have a 365 day return policy to ensure you are totally in love with your purchase! The super fast shipping and easy shopping experience made getting new sneakers during the quarantine a light in the darkness.
From sweatpants to jeans, these sneakers look good with everything. I’m also obsessed with tie dye right now and there’s nothing wrong with tie dye on top of tie dye! Try it out for yourself.
If you’re coming from my instagram, I’m sure you already know the news that we are pregnant! I’m so excited to be going on this little journey of life.
To get personal, Oliver and I were “trying but not trying” in our words. We weren’t exactly tracking everything but when the time of the month came around we were always a little disappointed. Since we had just moved back to Orange County, I had just started seeing my primary care doctor and she referred me to an OBGYN for “Family Planning / Possible Infertility”. It was super scary to see those words but it was a little concerning in the back of our minds that it had not happened yet.
We started seeing my OBGYN in October of 2019 to start running some tests to see what the problem was. My tests were coming back great but we were waiting on one more, it had to be taken during my period. Well we were waiting and waiting and little did we know, in November I took a positive test! It was the day before Thanksgiving and my parents were here from Hawaii. Oliver was at work while I took 3 positive strip tests by myself. He came home with every brand of test and we did them all together, all positive! Freaking out, we told our parents and Thanksgiving the next day was so fun but overwhelming. We were all stoked!
Immediately after finding out, I got all the symptoms, of course! Nonstop nausea day and night, I wasn’t able to eat or drink anything. Water tasted like “gasoline” (my own words lol) to me and throwing up everyday really narrowed down what foods I could eat. What was sticking was saltine crackers and mac and cheese. I think I lost 6-8 pounds at this time and was so worried that I wasn’t getting enough in me and just worried about little baby overall.
At our first ultrasound it was so crazy seeing our little “blob” in the photos. At this point all you can see is a blip and a heartbeat, crazy!! All my tests were coming back normal but I still was dealing with intense nausea and fatigue. I felt like I was sleepy ALL DAY LONG! Another symptom was bloating. I felt like I looked pregnant right away due to my bloated belly, but I look back now and it wasn’t THAT bad.
Dealing with Nausea
Some things that helped with my nausea were:
ginger candies or Preggo Pop Drops (or just any sour candy in general – I liked these Air heads ones, I would just pop 1 or 2 in my mouth)
staying fed because when I got hungry the nausea got worse! I had a huge stash of saltines in my pantry and by my nightstand as it was the only food I was eating really. If I was having a good day I would eat some basic Mac and cheese, love the ones from Trader Joe’s or Annies!
I had a really hard time taking pills so I got gummy PreNatal vitamins so that at least I could take something, I would throw the pills up everytime.
I didn’t think this worked but if I didn’t take them I felt WORSE – a B6 vitamin & half a Unisom tab every night before bed.
Every fall I’m in awe of the trends. Being in Southern California, there’s not much opportunity to wear a majority of the fall pieces until very late in the year, so I think I’ve always been kind of intrigued by the thought of it. I mean, we wear the same type of clothes 80% of the year. By the time the fall pieces hit the shelves, I’m waving my credit card in the air like “Here, here, take all of my money!”
I tend to do a big Zara purchase/haul every year, this year as I was scrolling through and noticed everything kind of had a nod to Gossip Girl style so I wanted to play on that, but add my own flair. Let me know what you think!
Summer rolls around every year and I find myself unprepared in the swimsuit department. Yeah I can wear last year’s bikinis, but each year as I get older my taste changes as well. Lately, I’ve been drawn to the more modest high waisted bikinis and one pieces, where if we go back in time 4 years ago I would be wearing a barely there string bikini. Since it’s smack dab in the middle of summer, I wanted to create a list of my favorite swimsuits I’ll be trying out this season. As I’m going from the pool to the lake to the beach, I need a super functional but fashionable suit. Check out my faves!
It’s that time again, where Zara is on sale and I can’t help but add a million things to my cart. Sometimes it’s super overwhelming because there’s SO. MUCH. STUFF. Check out what I’m adding to my cart today!
This season I dove in and decided to create a categorized list of trends I love and pieces I bought because this sale is no joke. And I’m doing this post like the old blog days, no affiliate links, no coin in my purse, literally just helping a sista out!
This summer I’m making it my mission to hit up the beach at least once a week. Looking at my sandal selection, I didn’t have any sandals that would be cute but practical for the beach. I purchased these Reef Sandals from Zappos so I could hit the sand in style. Plus, cute and comfortable sandals are a must have to pair with flowy dresses this season. Zappos has free two day shipping for Zappos rewards members, and they even have a 365 day return policy to ensure you are totally in love with your purchase!
You could say I’m kind of obsessed with my footwear. From sneakers to boots to sandals, I’m always looking for something fun and fresh. I went to Zappos to search for the perfect spring sandal to pair with my super casual looks and came across these sandals from Rocket Dog. Zappos has free two day shipping for Zappos rewards members, and they even have a 365 day return policy to ensure you are totally in love with your purchase!
With the super cute stripes and woven bottoms, these sandals are perfect for warmer days. I decided to pair them with a casual tee and jeans to make these sandals pop. Walking through the neighborhood to get my morning coffee, they were super comfortable!
They would also be perfect to add a tiny bit of height to wear with your summer dresses, cool linen pants, or super short denim shorts and a blazer. Versatile and chic, I can’t wait to style up these sandals this season!
Spring is the perfect time to get trendy new sandals and I definitely am obsessed with these sandals by Sbicca from Zappos. They were super easy to get from Zappos with free + fast shipping I ordered them during the week and got them before the weekend just in time for a Sunday brunch!
I loved the versatility of these Sbicca sandals because you can dress them up or down! I paired them here with a cute little dress but they would also look super cool with a band tee and distressed jeans or a super flowy jumpsuit.
Looking at Spring trends, these sandals hit every mark with the multi colored straps, low heels and muted tones.
Seriously can’t wait to wear these sandals all season long!