Thursday, May 21, 2015

Long Weekend Ahead

beach


Tank / Gel Liner / Bikini top & bottom / Espadrilles / Lip gloss / Sunglasses / Flip Flops / Beach Bag / One-Piece / Necklace / Romper / Eye Palette / Beach pouch / Phone Case / Maxi Dress / One-Piece / Bag

Take me to the beach! (I wish) This will be my first Memorial Day in many years that I won't be spending it down the shore at my family's beach house. I certainly have a good reason with baby on the way (due on Saturday eeek!) so for now I will just have to dream of cute bikinis, coverups, bags and beach outfits. Happy shopping and I hope you have a fabulous long weekend.

xx
Staci





Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Last Bump Days




Dress (boutique store in NYC, similar here) / Zara blazer (similar here) / Shylee Rose jewelry / Stella & Dot clutch

Still pregnant over here! These pics were taken a week or so again as I've taken myself out of the blog shoot game for the time being. Not going to lie, I've felt pretty good this pregnancy and was out and about all last week and smack came Monday and I am having a rough time! I won't go into all of my issues but they are not fun and combined with major anxiety/nervousness/excitement my body is having a field day. Not to mention, I feel like all of my friends that had surrounding due dates have already had their babies so I am just trying to patiently wait for mine. The long weekend is coming up and typically we spend it down the shore but we will be posted up in NYC.

In the mean time, maybe I will do some online shopping to distract myself. Here are a few things I have my eye on for post-baby:

-These suede wedges
-Sandals for a wedding or event
-Comfy and casual shorts
-Espadrilles for walking around the city
-This adorable tote for summer
-A one-piece that is cute and offers coverage






Photos by Paul Acquasanta

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

What's In My Hospital Bag

hospital diaper bag

So to be honest, I packed a few weeks ago and probably have to go over my bag again since it's been all zipped up and ready to go I can barely remember what I packed. These are not all of the exact items I am bringing but you can get the jist of it. I currently have 3 bags packed: a small rolling luggage, a tote and my diaper bag. I've always been one to overpack but I really tried hard to follow a check list and followed it for the most part (okay maybe I added a few extra baby outfits and toiletries) but better safe than sorry! See below for details:

Diaper bag:
-I went with the navy Prada diaper bag. I considered getting inserts for one of my designer bags but thought I would be more organized with a legit diaper bag. I wasn't impressed with the diaper bag options out there but considered Lesportsac and Rebecca Minkoff
-Aden & Anais swaddles (a bunch because they are so cute and I love the patterns) and a velcro swaddle since I will certainly not be a pro in the swaddling department
-Baby's going home outfits (packed a few of these too, woops) including socks, hats, mittens and blankets
-Wipes (Word on the street is NYC hospital ones aren't so great so I've been told to bring my own)
-A few diapers (just in case but I know the hospital will have plenty)
-Nipple balm and pads
-Maxi pads (I would much rather bring my own then use the hospital ones)
-Birth plan and hospital papers (all filled out and ready to go!)

My bag:
-I used this Stella & Dot overnight bag because it is extendable and roomy for me to stuff everything in
-Hatch to Hospital Box
-Pajamas and night shirts
-Robes (one light, one cozy)
-Slippers
-Sandals for the shower
-Shower towel
-Nursing tanks/bras
-Comfortable going home outfit (mine is from Gap)
-Toiletries
-Makeup (thinking I'll definitely be needing a touch-up for visitors)
-Lip balm
-Glasses/Contacts
-Hard candies
-Dry shampoo

Extras:
-Pillow
-Boppy (I got a personalized one from Etsy)
-Not worried about snacks since we live in NYC and you can basically get every food you want 24/7!

If I am missing anything, let me know!! Now it's just waiting time....



Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Sandal Season

sandals


A roundup of the latest and greatest flats/sandals I am loving these days. I'm thinking flats will be more of my thing with a new baby around, but I am not at all disappointed about that as they are so cute these days and just in time for the summer season!



Monday, May 11, 2015

Pink & Blue






Pink Blush skirt c/o (similar here and here) / Gap maternity shirt (similar here) / Vest c/o (similar here) / Henri Bendel tote with zodiac monogram c/o / Gold and Gray bracelets c/o / Tkees sandals


These last few weeks of pregnancy its all about comfort for me (and also what fits). The gals at Pink Blush Maternity reached out to check out their site and I was impressed with the great maternity section they had. I loved the fun color/print options and styles and picked the brightest skirt to get out of my all black slump. The best part about this skirt is that it is not only two of my favorite colors but is something that I will definitely be wearing it postpartum. 


P.S. They have non-maternity clothes here

Also, this Henri Bendel tote can fit just about everything!  Mine has my zodiac monogrammed and they have other monogram options too. I love this one also.



Photos by Paul Acquasanta

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