It’s Thursday and I’m officially 6 weeks out from my due date. My baby bump is consistently growing and I’m venturing into the world of maternity wear, along with regular clothing. I’ve been researching places that sell maternity clothes that actually fit in with my style. It’s been few and far between, I’m gonna be honest.
So I stumbled upon Bohemian Mama on Instagram and I love how their clothing fits in with my style. Ps. they also sell non maternity and children stuff. I picked up a pretty awesome pair of sunnies for my baby girl I can’t wait to show you guys on Instagram this week. I loved this top because you seriously can’t even tell I’m pregnant when I wear it. Plus I can continue to wear it post pregnancy. I have absolutely worn it out, it’s one of my favorite shirts.
Even better news for you guys…Bohemian Mama and I are collaborating for a gift card GIVEAWAY for you guys! All you have to do is head over to my Instagram Monday morning for more details. In the meantime like my Facebook page and Bohemian Mama’s Facebook in addition to following us both on twitter, Nashwifestylesand Bohemian Mama. And don’t forget to check out my Instagram Monday morning for the final step. So excited for you guys to see their amazing inventory.
When I had my first child, I spent many nights without sleep, Not because I was a new mom necessarily, but because I constantly worried about SIDS. I checked to see if she was breathing constantly. When you’re a new mom you envision this beautiful nursery with gorgeous bedding and pillows and decorating the crib like you would your own bed. There were so many things I did not know that could disrupt a safe sleep environment for your baby. Today, I am collaborating with Halo to talk to you guys a little bit about sleep safety.
I am still in the process of decorating my mermaid nursery. You guys are gonna love it, I just know it! I should be finished within the week for my BIG nursery reveal.
Here are some things I learned with my first child. First off, put them to sleep on their backs. Second, use a crib that meets current safety standards such as a firm mattress that fits snugly in the crib and a tight-fitting crib sheet. Include NO toys, blankets, crib bumpers, pillows, etc. Did you know you should not include any of those things in your baby’s crib? But they’re so cute right?! No. Just don’t do it, it’s not worth the risk. I didn’t buy any of that this time around. Save the blankets for when the baby grows. Now I use Halo sleepsacks. I used them with Keatyn and I will use them with Charlotte.
The sleep sack from HALO helps your baby sleep safer and while it helps to “swaddle” your baby, it keeps your baby from kicking out of the swaddle. Plus the bottom zipper makes diaper changes a cinch.
You will want to discontinue swaddling when your baby shows signs of rolling over or getting out of the swaddle wrap. I hope all my pregnant mommas and future pregnant mommas find this information helpful. If you have any questions, please reach out to me. I’m not claiming to be a perfect know it all mother but I am a mother so hopefully I can help 🙂 Let’s do all we can to keep our babies safe.
How is it only Tuesday and I already feel stressed from the week? I swear the stress is on for these final 6 weeks before Charlie comes. I still have to finish her room, pack my hospital bag, and catch up on all my business stuff before I’m out of commission for a little bit. Today my girl Sara King and I filmed an amazing Harley Quinn makeup look for Halloween that will be on my YouTube hopefully tomorrow.
So this cactus shirt… I love it so much. I want to wear it everyday. It is so cute and under $20 so I couldn’t go wrong. You have to check it out along with the items from the store. So cute and inexpensive. I paired it with my favorite Ettika necklace right now. They are doing so many collaborations with Free People, which is great for me because they are two of my favorite brands.
Anyway, this tired pregnant chick is off to edit some videos and go to bed. (ps. did you guys watch Scream Queens or This Is Us tonight?) Both so good, Night loves. Xoxo.
It’s Monday! UGH. I hope everyone had a great weekend. What did you guys do? On Friday night we went to Jeff Ruby’s for dinner then home like old people and watched tv. Then Saturday we went to the pumpkin patch in Franklin, TN and then downtown to grab a late lunch. Sunday I filmed a Halloween inspiration video for my YouTube that I can’t wait for you guys to see! Hint, hint: It’s my favorite thing ever. And a mythical creature from the sea.
Ok so I might be 33 weeks pregnant but I still attempted to rock this top I saw at Lizard Thicket. It would definitely look better on you guys without the baby bump. I still had to try though. Plus mustard is basically my favorite color this fall so I just had to, I paired it with this black pencil skirt that was by the way… under $10. Seriously. I really thought it gave the perfect edge to the outfit.
I also rocked some studded black biker boots from Lulu’s last year (I linked similar options below) and my coveted Ettika choker from Free People. You can pick it up in 3 different colors on both websites. I’m a tad obsessed with the edge of this outfit and really can’t wait to rock it post baby Charlie. You can pick the top up at Lizard Thicket in Nashville or call the store at 615-678-7092 🙂 Xoxo
I might be a little late to the game but today is the LAST day of the huge ShopBop sale with TONS of discounted designer finds. I have seen so many things I’m coveting for fall. You get 25% if you spend up to $250 and 30% off if you spend over $500. Make sure you use the promo code MAINEVENT16 to get the discount. They have huge designers like Tory Burch, Michael Kors, Stuart Weiztman, Sorel, tons of premium denim jeans and even Chanel. This is an amazing chance to get high quality designer brand at a fraction of the cost so if you can afford it, check it out! Sift through my tops linked below 🙂
It’s Wednesday!!! That means the week is halfway over. I feel like I’ve barely gotten anything accomplished that I needed to do even though I’ve done so much. I officially have 7 weeks left until Charlotte is born. My nursery isn’t finished and I am boggled down with work on top of that. I just keep telling myself it’ll be ok but I am getting stressed honestly. Today I had a little pamper day. I had a facial at Sieveking Plastic Surgery by my girl Ashley (if you’re in Nashville, she’s the cat’s meow) and got a bomb manicure and brow job by Jen at Parlour 3 (look for my IG photos tomorrow). My local Nashville girls…ya’ll need to go check them out. They are amazing.
Speaking of Nashville, I’m back once again working with one of my favorite boutiques here, Lizard Thicket. This kimono is perfect for fall and I have worn it into the ground. My stepmom even borrowed it she loved it so much. You can check them out online, on their Instagram or call the store (615) 678-7092. Also the tank I paired is from there and it’s one of the comfiest tanks I’ve ever worn.
Oh and these jeans you see on me quite often are also local from Stars & Rockets and you can get 15% with the code ASHLEY.
I hope you guys have a wonderful Thursday and I’ll be sharing more with you tomorrow! Xoxo
So yes I’m about to pop and I’m rocking a crop top. Sue me lol. I’ve been trying to figure out how to style this cropped sweater for a while now because I’ve been pregnant ever since I got it. Then it dawned on me one day when I found this LBT under $13, that I could just wear it over top of the dress. Duh. I thought it looked pretty cute, especially for pregnant chick who has limited options at the moment. Honestly, you just can’t go wrong with flared sleeves right now. It’s such a huge trend for summer and fall.
I am also obsessed with these wedged boots! They are so unique… I knew when I saw them, I had to have them. And they’re under $80. I can almost guarantee I’m not gonna run into someone who has the same pair.
I am gonna be sharing different items over the next week or two that can be worn to transition your basic black dress just like this. Hope you like it because I certainly love saving money and re-inventing outfits I already own. Happy Tuesday loves!
How was your weekend? I hope everyone did something fun and celebrated fall since we actually had good weather this weekend. I took a much-needed social media hiatus this weekend to relax since I’m narrowing in on the end of my pregnancy, with only 7 weeks left. I took Keatyn to the zoo on Thursday and to Disney on Ice Friday night. I really tried to spend as much time savoring my last week alone with her considering she was on fall break. We had so much fun 🙂
My friend Tina recently opened a boutique in the Nashville area, located in Hendersonville, and I wanted to share one of the outfits she sent me. Keep in mind that I am over 7 months pregnant so I can guarantee it will look 10x better on you guys haha. It did make the dress a little shorter with that big belly bump of mine (look at that belly button hehe)! I loved how soft the suede was and the color fit perfectly with my new olive hat I’ve been wanting to wear. Soooo cute! I’m a huge fan of suede and it’s so trendy for fall.
I’m so proud of her for venturing out and starting her own boutique. I’m a big believer that we, as women, should support not only local businesses but girl bosses. Life is not a competition, there’s room for us all to succeed. So get out there and support local business and fellow girl bosses, ladies. They have such cute stuff at her store so please check them out and her online inventory should also be updated very soon if it isn’t already.
Once again it’s Wednesday night and I’m blogging while watching American Horror Story because honestly this season scares me so much, I can’t even watch it 100%. So here we are talking about fashion to distract me haha. It is such a disturbing show, yet I cannot turn away.
So Keatyn is on fall break this week and we have spent a lot of time washing baby clothes and organizing stuff for Charlotte’s arrival. Tomorrow we are going to the zoo and hopefully Disney in Ice this weekend as well. I’ve really enjoyed one on one time with my girl. I think sadly because I know it’s my last week of just us before the baby comes.
Ok let’s talk fashion. I love a good pocket dress and I know I’m definitely not alone. This dress in particular is extremely comfy and loose in all the right places. I loved it also tied in a knot in front (not pictured). I got this at Vici as part of their Item of the Day 50% off sale section. I have also linked similar styles below.
These booties I have in grey and taupe and they are staples in my shoe game.
So if you know me at all, you know I’m obsessed with mermaids and pretty much identity as a land mermaid. (I wish I were kidding lol) As soon as I found out I was having another girl, I knew I was going to decorate her room in a boho mermaid theme. (Sharing my nursery reveal with you guys so soon!) When one of my best friends Jessica reached out to me about wanting to throw me a shower, I told her about my nursery theme. She completely embraced that and incorporated it like a baller in the baby shower,
I loved it soooo much. The simplest details like the fish netting with seashells and cupcakes scattered all over it were so beautiful. I wanted to share the beautiful details with you guys and if you have any questions about where anything came from, please reach out. I thought it would be nice to share the ideas if you or anyone you know is planning a boho mermaid themed party.