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Whoa, we’ve reached 37 weeks (full term, baby) in this pregnancy and sometimes I still sneak in wearing heels once in awhile when I’m feeling fancy. ;) I am happy to report that my belly button has not changed from an innie to an outie and although I feel drained from energy a little bit (like from walking stairs or just doing too much), overall I am feeling good. At my last appointment, the doctor said he could see the baby coming 1-2 weeks early, eeks, which COULD mean next week! But really, I know it’s up to the baby and with all the sweets and stuff that I eat, I wouldn’t be surprised if she wants to stay inside just a little bit longer, HA!





Outfit Details:

Top c/o OhBabyChic
Kimono: Romwe
Shorts: Lilac Clothing
Shoes: JustFab
Necklace: Olive + Piper
Bag: Saint Laurent {similar}


This past Summer I may have gone overboard in the kimono department, but the best thing about them is that I can wear them into Fall. And gosh, it’s already starting to feel like Fall over here in Utah. This is so weird to me because in Kansas City, end of August is usually like 100 blazing degrees and over here it’s already sitting pretty in the 70/80s. People tell me we’re only going to have a few weeks of this awesome weather and then snow and Winter will be here before I know it, eeks!!! I guess this is what we get for living by the mountains~!  But the thing I am really excited about with the cooler weather is bringing on the booties again. Booties or boots might be my fave category of shoe to be honest… they are comfy, keep your feet warm and I just think they look sexy.







Outfit Details:

Top c/o Riffraff
Kimono c/o Riffraff
Jeans: ASOS Maternity
Booties c/o Riffraff
Necklace c/o Riffraff
Clutch: ASOS

What’s your favorite fashion trend for Fall? Is it booties, scarves, layers?



You guys.  I haven’t met a better legging or skirt than the Agnes & Dora ones that I own.  I was first introduced to this smooth like butter material in a bottom by Kaylynn from Among the Young at an event that I attended.  I sat there for hours (OK prob more like minutes but it felt like hours) digging through her stash of leggings trying to find the perfect pattern. I landed on a camo pair and have worn them every week since. I don’t exactly know what the material is made from, but it is the SOFTEST, SMOOTHEST thing I ever did own, seriously.  And the best part is that it is super stretchy, so leggings and skirts alike fit well over my HUGE bump and they aren’t really meant for maternity wear (but they totally work, bonus)!







Psst, special shout out to my girl Gentri Lee for snapping these pics for me, so glad we got to meet up IRL and hang out twice!!  ;)


And now, the part you’ve all been waiting for… Agnes & Dora has offered ONE special reader/winner a choice of ONE Agnes & Dora item.  You can pick from leggings, pencil skirts, maxi skirts, harem pants, whatever your heart desires!  All you need to do is enter below in the Rafflecopter widget.

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This giveaway is open to U.S. readers only and ends on August 31 at 11:59PM MST.

And guess what? For all Sandy a la Mode reader’s Agnes & Dora is offering a special 15% off discount with code SANDY15… the best part, there is no expiration on that coupon code, so shop your heart out!







I think I told you all this before, but with the move to SLC, I was supposed to work from home, but got sucked into working for a local client here so have been actually going into an office setting every weekday.  I actually kind of enjoy it because I’ve spent 10 years of my life going into an office setting and I was a little worried about working from home (would I be productive?  no need to dress up?).  Although after maternity leave, I may actually be finally working from home.  The only difficult thing for me now is making sure I have work appropriate maternity clothes that fit my ever growing belly!  This outfit pairs together a comfy tee, jacket (to make it more dressy), striped skirt, flats and my work bag!  The beauty of this outfit is that it could go from work to going out by switching out the bag, wearing some heels, putting on some more vibrant lipstick and ditching the jacket.

Outfit Details

Top c/o Conversation Pieces
Cardigan Jacket c/o Conversation Pieces
Skirt: Old Navy
Shoes: Tory Burch
Bag: Phillip Lim {similar}
Necklace: Junghwa

Did you see that Conversation Pieces stocked up with a bunch of cute Fall items?  Don’t forget to use coupon code “SANDY” for free shipping on your Conversation Pieces order!

For those of you who work from home, have any tips for staying productive while at a home setting?








I read somewhere that at 36 weeks, you need to start packing your hospital bag, and because I am a rule follower, doing that I have begun.  And per usual, I have overpacked my bag with clothes for me and clothes for baby girl… when in all reality, you know I’m going to be wearing gowns and robes the whole time I’m there.  Really though, I wish I could just use this bag I’m carrying here for my hospital bag, it literally is big enough to fit a TON of things and I can look stylish while at the hospital too, yea?

This outfit reminds me a lot of a Summer getaway and that is what I wish we had done more of (don’t we all)?  It’s so crazy to think that Fall will be here in a few short weeks as well and we’ll be bringing on the boots and layers.  Although I will probably not be leaving the house for most of it since I’ll be a zombie while taking care of our newborn baby, but it’s so worth it.  :)

Outfit Details:

Dress c/o Laila Jayde
Hat c/o Gypsy Threads
Necklace: Kendra Scott
Watch: Olive + Piper
Bag: Target
Sandals: Sole Society