I surprised Mike with his Christmas gift (early) Wednesday night; I got a 3D ultrasound done! It was the best experience ever. I got it done at this darling boutique in Wheaton called Angel Kisses 3D. The owner was amazing, and she actually is from Youngstown, too! I got a recording of our baby boy's heartbeat put into a stuffed elephant, thanks to my friend Kelly telling me about her doing that when she was pregnant with her son Wesley! Kelly was the one who suggested this entire idea, and it was the PERFECT idea for a Christmas gift! I couldn't wait to give it to him! You also get a flash drive with all the incredible pics-- you can see his legs, his little nose, his lips-- everything! We cried looking through all the amazing images and hearing his heart :)
Today on the blog is my Instagram roundup! Sorry that my pictures are all selfies this week-- I take my #ootd pics before work around 6 am each day before I leave for school-- haha! I don't want to wake Mike up for that.
Sweater dresses are my new bffs. They are pregnancy friendly, and they are sooooo comfortable! I have this in camel and purple. It is currently on sale for $25 with code: fifty. I have a medium in both colors. The shoulder ruffle detail is the best! Length is perfect for work, too.
Also, I just got these new black boots because they are flat. I need only flats these days! Way more easier on my swollen feet!
This was great for when it was a little warmer, or if you live in somewhere more tropical than northern Illinois-- lol-- but the layering of a collared shirt dress (this one is $20 currently with code: fifty!!) with a sweater. This day was particularly rainy, so I got to wear my favorite green Hunters. Also, this way you don't have to pack away your short sleeved dresses for the winter.
Sweaters to layer-- this one is $25, and those ruffles are amazing!
Loving these polka dots for $20.
Throw some sparkle into the mix, and you brighten up any day! Bonus: sequins/embellishments are a great addition to any holiday party/Christmas Day outfit.
OBSESSED with this multi-colored striped/sequined top. 40% off with code: DEAL.
More embellished tops for all climates:
Embellished sweaters and tops remind me of Christmas time!
Ann Taylor is offering 50% off all purchases with code: thatsawrap!
Pre-baby, post-baby or no baby at all, wrap dresses are flattering on everyone's figures.
Another 5.5 month pregnant gal's friend: the wrap dress! I am obsessed with Ann Taylor's selection. This is a size 8 for reference, and it isn't maternity. I love the ruffle detail! It is on sale for $45 with code: thatsawrap! It comes in dark navy, too, which I may need to purchase. Also, it is a thick, forgiving material, which is really nice for work.
Tweed blazers are ideal for a growing belly. You don't have to close them!
Plus, they're super professional and polished.
These two blazers are two of my proudest purchases. The top navy one was on super clearance this summer at Banana Republic. I got it for $16! The bottom neon pink one was down to $32 this summer from J. Crew, but I had a $25 rewards card. Helloooooo $7 peplum blaze! As I cut off the $198 price tag, I patted myself on the back. LOL
I just throw on blazers over LBDs. The black dress makes the summery blazer far less SUMMER.
I cannot get enough of embroidery. It's everywhere-- and rightfully so. This sweater is from Loft last year, but right now, everything at Loft is 50% off with code: wrapitup! And the embroidered options are ADORABLE!