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Dressing the Bump for Fall


Modcloth Peplum Top c/o | Old Navy Maternity Jeans | Joie Sandals

After a lengthy search for maternity jeans, I finally have a handful of jeans I can safely transition into fall with. Soon, though I’m not trying to wish away summer, I will retire my easy breezy dresses that have worked well with my bump, and start transitioning into a fall wardrobe. This peplum top from Modcloth (which is not maternity, BTW), will be a staple in my closet this fall. With the empire waist, this top was practically made for pregnancy and the beauty is can be worn after too!

Modcloth offers sizing from XXS-4XL so everyone woman can find their perfect fit while staying true to their style or what’s trending. Dressing the bump can be hard, especially when I feel like a lot of maternity clothes are just not that cute or flattering, so finding some non-maternity options that work for a growing bump is a HUGE plus in my book, especially when they can be worn post-baby.

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Shopbop’s Event of the Season


I’d like to think in honor of turning 29 this week (I mean…I can’t be the only one that celebrates for at least an entire week, right?!), Shopbop is hosting their EVENT of the season. For 3 days only, get 20% off orders under $500 and 25% off orders $500 or more! Simply use EVENT17 at check-out!

Need ideas shopping ideas for spring? Shop some of my favorite trends below!

The Mini Backpack

I treated myself to a new mini backpack from Rebecca Minkoff Medium Julian Backpack before I left for San Francisco last week and not only was it a great addition to my handbag collection, it completely eliminated my need for a carry-on while traveling! It held my kindle, sunglasses, wallet, and small travel beauty products on the plane, and while touring the city, it even held my DSLR and a mini umbrella! It was seriously one of my better purchases to date and really paid for itself!


The “It-Shoe” of the Season 

I have an obsession with slides this spring season and it all stemmed from these Sam Edelman mules I picked up a few months ago. I’m anxious to add to my shoe collection, especially these Dolce Vita Espadrille Mules!

The Straw Bag

I’ve been seeing straw bags pop up everywhere lately on social media. They aren’t just meant for the beach anymore! How fun is this Mar Y Sol cross body bag?!

Gingham Print

I recently snagged this English Factory Gingham tank/t-shirt combo (and it’s currently on sale for under $40!) and currently have my eye on this purple off-the-shoulder Glamorous dress – how adorable would this be for a spring wedding?!

Fashion / My Style

My Style: Old Navy Spring Florals


Old Navy Florals for Spring

Old Navy Peplum Tank, Stay-White Flare Ankle Jeans, Lightweight Floral Scarf, Jean Jacket c/o | Rebecca Minkoff Medium Julian Backpack | Kenda Kist Necklace

There’s nothing like flying thousands of miles away from home just to take in a little sunshine. I just returned from a much needed vacation to San Francisco, CA. I spent a few days touring the city and spent this past Saturday touring Sonoma.

We started the day with rain and ended it with sunshine. Mother Nature was kind enough to throw us a bone on our last full day in California. It was chilly, but the sun finally came out to play. Of course, Iowa was experiencing 80 degree weather in our absence. That’s how it usually works, right?! But in lieu of warm temperatures, I couldn’t appreciate the lush greenery more than when we drove into Sonoma. It was a reminder that spring is indeed here and summer is just around the corner!

So what do you wear when it’s raining and you are bopping around from winery to winery? White jeans, of course! I hesitated slightly when I picked out this outfit, but Old Navy’s stay-white jeans came through for the win. I can’t recommend Old Navy’s jeans enough – especially when they work in my favor to help prevent stains! The added detail of the raw edge hem adds a fresh twist on a pair of cropped denim!

Forcing a little spring wardrobe into my trip, I branched out of my usual color palette and picked up this sunshine yellow peplum tank top. The top great for layering, which is key for traveling to San Francisco, I added even more color with this floral printed neck scarf. I can just hear Miranda from The Devil Wears Prada saying, “Florals for spring, groundbreaking!” She was really on to something. : )

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