February Faves

Hi all! I’m back after a crazy busy month to share with you my faves for the months of Feb.

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Shadow Couture World Traveler Palette by Anastasia Beverly Hills– Ok, I was standing in Urban Outfitters in Times Square, hemming and hawing over an endless amount of eye shadow options. It was my first shopping outing after having the baby, and I was enticed by all of the shimmery, beautiful colors. A girl next to me picked up the shadow palette I was eyeing and couldn’t stop squealing from excitement that she had found it. “I’ve been looking EVERYWHERE for this!” she cried. Low and behold, it was the World Traveler Palette. Of course, I bought it. Her enthusiasm was so intense, I figured this palette must be the Valentino’s of eye shadow.

She was right- I soon came to find myself experimenting with all of the incredible colors- ranging from light peach to intense blue, and everything in between. The pigment in the shadow is absolutely incredible, and it lasts through many vodka-soda-lime nights.

I paid $39 for the palette and it’s going for over $100 on Ebay, apparently it is a limited edition. If you can get your hands on this shadow palette, it’s totally worth it!

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Sage Spoonfuls– For all of you mamas out there that intend to make your own baby food, I cannot say enough about Sage Spoonfuls! There is little information for new moms on how to feed your baby solid foods, what foods to try, etc.

I was delighted to receive the SS for my baby shower. Liza Huber created a beautiful book outlining what foods to feed baby as well as when to buy organic. Delicious and easy recipes (and some great unexpected food combos that baby will LOVE), plus awesome food jars that are stackable and so easy to travel with! I love the blender it comes with…it is much easier to use than a regular blender.

This makes a great gift for any mom-to-be! You can buy it at Target.

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Tsamma Juice– As a runner, I  am always looking for a refreshing juice that is packed with nutrients, tastes great, and keeps me hydrated. I love Tsamma watermelon juice because it fuels my body with electrolytes and there’s no added sugar! Believe it or not, there are over 1 1/2 lbs of watermelon cold-pressed and pasteurized in each bottle. You can buy it at the Fresh Market or online.

Thanks for stopping by the blog! I hope everyone had a wonderful February!

XOXO,

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Soon to be a Mama

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Well…a lot has changed over the last 9 months! My husband and I are expecting our first baby boy this July. We couldn’t be more excited or nervous.

Between being pregnant, moving, and running a retail store, I haven’t had much time to put into my blog. I had hopes of capturing some fabulous styled maternity looks, but it seems like life just got so busy in between! So, I’ve decided to share with you my maternity photo shoot which was such a special time for my growing family.

My photographer, Kristin Potenti of KP Studios, really nailed exactly what I was looking for in the shoot. I wanted to do a few different looks, and for some reason, had my heart set on a whimsical/boho/romantic vibe with none other than a gorgeous horse. Horse and flower crown? Right up my alley!

I LOVE DIY projects (when I have the time) and decided to take a shot at making my own floral crown. Let’s just say, 3 hours, 2 re-dos, 10 you-tube videos later and tons of glue gun shreds, I had my masterpiece. I will need to perfect my craft before I turn selling floral crowns into my next business 😉

The first few photos we shot were at my home. I wanted something really special for my husband and myself. I was a little nervous about posting my bare belly, but people post bikini selfies all the time, so why not? The pregnant belly is beautiful and shows the little miracle that is growing inside.

I loved Rach Parcell of Pink and Peonies beautiful pink rose kimono/robe, and actually found a similar one at Forever 21. I paired it with a Coobie Bra (super comfy, one-size fits all) which you can find on Amazon.

My puppy was excited to be a part of the shoot- he is excited to be a big brother!

The next outfit I chose was a gorgeous crochet caftan by Jen’s Pirate Booty. You can purchase the caftan here from LaLa Couture Boutique (call to order). I love the way my photographer edited these photos. It was really a special moment for my husband and me.

The final shots were taken at Robbins Park in Davie, FL. We rented the most beautiful horse, Ellie, for the shoot. It was actually really funny- Ellie was way more into eating grass and sneezing than having her photo taken. Every time I would pull her up from trying to the eat the grass, my dress would fall down! I don’t know how in the world my photographer got such amazing photos! It was pretty amusing! Wardrobe stylist Britta Foreman was there to help me fix my dress every time (thank goodness!).

Speaking of the dress…I found this beauty on Etsy from The Citrus Branch. It was perfect for the shoot because you could let it be open in the front, or keep it closed.

I had a wonderful time shooting these maternity photos, and I hope you enjoyed as well! I linked all of the looks to where you can purchase above.

A big thank you to the following for helping make the maternity shoot a huge success:

Photography: KP Studios| Hair/MU: Makeup by Toshi| Styling/Wardrobe: Britta Foreman and LaLa Styled

XOXO,

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