My Maternity Essentials

I have a couple of items that I couldn’t live without during this pregnancy and I thought I’d share them…as 2 out of the 3 are actually non-maternity pieces that I had before.  And just FYI I’m in the middle of my 6th month of pregnancy.

  1. Seamless Tank Top, Kate Boggiano-I had a few of these from pre-pregnancy days and they are still working for me now.  They are long and don’t roll up.  AND they make all your tops smoother so that the line that your maternity pants leave isn’t quite as noticeable.
  2. Maternity Tank Top, Kate Boggiano-I bought one of these this pregnancy, in black, and it works just as well as the regular tank but obviously has a bit more fabric so things aren’t quite so stretched.  I figure this will come in handy at like 8 and 9 months.
  3. Cotton Spandex Jersey Yoga Pant, American Apparel-I bought two pairs of these back when I had just had my first born and wore the heck out of them in those first few months.  You can roll the waistband down or wear it up.  Right now I’m wearing it up…it’s almost like a full panel maternity pant in that way.  And the length might work well for those of you that are tall…I’m 5’4 and they are pretty long on me.  These are a mainstay when I’m at home, I probably wouldn’t wear these out of the house unless by wearing them out of the house you mean walking to get the mail…then yes I do wear them out of the house.

Holiday Gift Guides: The Parentals

If you are like me, you struggle every year with what to get your parents for Christmas.  Generally I can get by with finding something for my mom, but for my dad–that’s a tough one.  As I went on the hunt I found some pretty cool things….granted, some of these are out of my price range but they may not be out of yours so I thought I’d pass them along!

  1. Frontgate, Amplified Phone with Answering System-check out the HUGE numbers and the PHOTO speed dials!
  2. Old Navy, Cable Knit Cocoon Cardigan
  3. American Apparel, Circle Scarf
  4. Sur La Table, Moistly Grilled Cast Iron Grill Humidifier
  5. Amazon, Vacuum Seal Marinizer System
  6. Williams-Sonoma, Monogrammed Forged Steak Brand
  7. Crate and Barrel, Pixie Candleholder
  8. Sundance, Mason Jar Snowglobe
  9. Crate and Barrel, Fiesta At Rick’s Cookbook by Rick Bayless
  10. Sur La Table, Jura Cup Warmer-OMG this is so cool!
  11. The Home Depot, Wireless Rain Gauge
  12. The Home Depot, Ames Water Genie

Circle of Trust

Scarf season is nanoseconds from arriving for many of you and while I’ll have to wait for a while still before I cuddle my neck up in a cozy scarf, these circle scarfs have peaked my interest for sure.

  1. Forever21, The Best Circle Scarf
  2. Walmart, Solid Jersey Loop Scarf
  3. Charlotte Russe, Infinity Scarf
  4. American Apparel, Unisex Super Sheer Circle Scarf
  5. Nordstrom, Brazen Circle Scarf
  6. American Apparel, Unisex Circle Scarf

Sick of Navy & Khaki Toddler Pants for Boys?

So in case you haven’t read or guessed yet, I have a little boy. And if you are a mom to a little boy you probably get sick and tired of the same old khaki and navy pants and want to change it up a bit. I know I do! Here are some CUTE CUTE CUTE pants that I’ve run across recently.  I love that most of these are lined so they are soft on those chunky little legs.  My son has practically lived in the American Apparel karate pants since birth!

  1. Boden, Baby Jeans
  2. Boden, Lined Skate Pants
  3. Old Navy, Fleece-Lined Cargo Pants for Baby
  4. American Apparel, Infant Baby Rib
    Karate Pant