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Sporty Chic


Is anyone else soaking up and loving this jogger pant trend like I am?  Because I still cannot fit into my pre-pregnancy jeans yet (nor do I want to), pants like these are the perfect pant for lounging around the house AND going out.  I’m not going out a lot just yet, but trying to get out of the house at least once a day for some fresh air… while trying to look somewhat presentable.  And this is my best comfy casual, yet chic look.  Graphic tee, oversized cardigan, jogger pants, heels and either a dainty or statement necklace, it’s a perfect combo really!








Outfit Details:
Tee c/o OhBabyChic
Cardigan c/o Conversation Pieces (free shipping with code “SANDY”)
Joggers c/o Fancy Frills Boutique via Jane
Clutch c/o Lucy and Lyla
Earrings: Bip & Bop


It’s no secret that I have been a fan of Boden Clothing for quite some time now, I’ve featured them a few times on the blog.  But as you all know, all things in baby/mini size are 100 times cuter than an adult size, so I was super excited to check out the Baby Boden collection for my little girl.  I was glad to see that they had a variety of items from clothing, towels, sleep sacks, bibs… and just tons of little things that are great for gifts for little ones.

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Another awesome thing about their gift packages is their awesome packaging too.  My baby gift set came in a pretty cheery polka dot box and had a few little extras in it too.  Oh and lucky for one of you, Boden and I have partnered together to bring you a Baby Boden giveaway… keep on reading for details on how to enter!  :)





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With the weather in the steady high 70s and low of 40/50s, Fall is definitely in the air.  I’m a little nervous for how quickly the snow/Winter weather is going to come, as I hear in Utah it can come pretty soon and last pretty long!  I am obsessed with wearing tees right now (and usually ordering a bigger/looser size for that more casual look and so it’s not hugging my belly pooch) with an oversized cardigan over it.  Throw on some colorful rain boots for those rainy days and for a pop of color and you’ve got an outfit that is comfy and warm.  I must admit, my calves barely fit back into these boots, but so glad they did end up fitting.  I’ve still got 15 pounds left to lose til I get to pre-pregnancy weight and I am determined to get there faster than the first time.










By the way, just wanted to point out that I recently got a new camera, the Canon 70D!  It’s definitely an upgrade from my Canon 50D in terms of shooting, focus points and it does video too.  Talk about an awesome push present from the hubby! :)


Outfit Details:
Polka Dot Top: Lucy and Lyla
Cardigan c/o Wallis
Pants: GAP
Boots: Hunter
Bag c/o Lily Jade
Necklace: Bip & Bop
Camera Strap Cover: Sam & Kate Design


They say at 4-8 weeks, babies tend to cry more and I am more preparing myself mentally and physically for this.  Also, we have less than a week left of grandparent help (it’s been nice handing Vivian off to them to hold) but once I am on my own, I am sure baby wearing will increase.  This wrap is from the store Modern Wrap!  I love this black and white striped wrap because this color combo and stripes is such a classic combo neutral combo that it works for any gender baby and tons of my outfits.  It makes it look like I did a stripes and floral pattern mixing with my outfit unintentionally.  ;)  I just love how content this wrap makes Vivian and the fact that she can always be close to me.










Outfit Details:
Dress c/o Belly Dance Maternity
Leggings: Agnes & Dora
Hat: Gypsy Threads
Wrap c/o Modern Wrap
Sandals: Birkenstocks


Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays (tied with Christmas), not only because of the trick-or-treating, all the candy that one can receive and the fact that my birthday is the day after, but because it’s always fun to play dress up and go hang out with friends. As I’ve gotten older though, there’s definitely been a lull where I didn’t dress up and didn’t receive any candy. However now that we have kids, we can live vicariously through them… and steal most their candy (since 2 year olds really shouldn’t be eating that much sugar anyways, am I right)? We are still in the process of working on Austin’s costume, he is pretty picky, but I’ve already gotten little Vivian’s costume all picked out.


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This year little Vivian is going to be a pink rabbit! We got this costume from Chasing Fireflies, this store is full of stuff for babies and kids, from dress up clothes (remember Austin’s suit from my Baby #2 reveal post?) to a variety of baby holiday themed costumes, perfect for Halloween and other special occasions too.  This costume is a tad big for our little newborn but it just means we can use it for Easter next year too hopefully!  ;)


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Are you dressing up for Halloween?  What are your littles going to be?

This post was sponsored by Chasing Fireflies, but all opinions expressed and photos are my own.