One Bumpin’ Jumpsuit

May 23, 2018

Storq Maternity Jumpsuit

I love me a good jumpsuit. I always think of them as adult onesie: a stylish shortcut for lazy peeps like me. I never really thought that getting pregnant will affect my ability to wear them — and this was true in the beginning as I was able to still wear a good amount of my jumpsuits during the first trimester. But that quickly change after a few months. I even more bummed out when my search for a jumpsuit didn’t bode out real well. Even ASOS, which has pretty much everything, didn’t have a jumpsuit that I like.

Then one day I randomly got an email from Storq. I’m so happy that they found me because I’ve never heard of them up until then. They’ve got the most fabulous collection of maternity wear with understated minimalist design. I’m into pretty much every piece on their site, but what I really fell in love with is the jumpsuit. It has the perfect blend of comfort and style. And because it’s made from stretchy sweater knit fabric, it works throughout all 9-months of the pregnancy and beyond. Even better, even though its zippered it’s stretchy enough on the top for me to slip in-and-out of without having to use the zipper. Everyone knows going to the bathroom is the bane of every jumpsuit wearer. And this pregnant mama has to go to the bathroom every 15-min (or at least it feels like I do) so any outfit that is complicated to get in and out of is out of the question.

I have a feeling I will be wearing this jumpsuit way beyond my pregnancy. Read on to see more photos of the outfit and let me know what you think of it.

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Things To Do in Montauk (Besides Laying Out By The Pool)

May 22, 2018

Montauk Travel Guide

I was itching to have one last beach hurrah before I’m on baby lockdown and have a temporary travel ban imposed on me. So after convincing hubby that I was unlikely to go into labor at 34-weeks (I looked up the statistic and I believe the likelihood statistically is at 5%) we decided to go to have a weekend getaway to Montauk a couple of weekends ago. On calendar the timing seemed perfect: it was the beginning of the season and rates were cheap, I was early enough in my pregnancy that I’m unlikely to deliver, and it happened to coincide with our wedding anniversary.

Well as Murphy’s law would have it, what can go wrong will go wrong. The week was sunny and beautiful and the weather literally turned ugly the evening we got there. Who knew I needed to pack for sweaters and thicker jackets for a beach trip in May? Unwilling to have a little inclement weather ruin our weekend, we decide to make the best out of it. And hey, now I have a plethora of suggestion of things to do in Montauk besides the obvious of laying out by the pool and the beach. Read on to check out my full list.

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How to Shop for Swimwear When You’re Expecting

May 14, 2018

How to Shop for Maternity Swimwear

Shopping for swimwear was never something that is fun for me. I’m always stuck between that conundrum of getting the cool shaped suit vs not wanting to get a funky tan line. Also you gotta think about whether how that suit’s gonna hold up after lunch (what? I like my poolside snacks). Add pregnancy to the list of suit requirements, and dayumn the search seems to be impossible. But no worries, I got a list of practical tips that will make shopping for maternity swimwear a cinch.

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#Week32 Bump Report: Reality Check

April 24, 2018

Nobody said that pregnancy was going to be a picnic, but boy I sure was naïve and had some unrealistic expectations about it. To be fair, prior to, my main reference point for all things pregnancy was the movie Knocked Up. Not exactly comprehensive. Those of you who are already moms will probably chuckle at some of my “expectations vs reality”. But I thought I’d take you down memory lane while providing those who are moms-to-be or thinking about becoming moms a dose of what’s to come.

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New York Black + Teleport Shoes Giveaway

April 19, 2018

Teleport Moonstone Boots

Once, while strolling down the city streets, I overheard someone say: “man, New Yorkers sure love to wear black”. Yep, you got that right. Black is an all year color for the city — if there ever is a uniform for New York, it would most definitely be an all-black ensemble. Even in the Spring time, when wearing color seems to be a pseudo-requirement, you’ll find plenty of black alongside the floral and paisley prints. I’m totally cool with this because I look pretty good in black (but then again, who doesn’t).

One of my favorite things to do when wearing an all-black outfit is to add pops of texture and colors with my accessories. This time I did it with my Quilted Koala silver metallic backpack and Teleport jeweled moonstone boots (spoiler alert: I will be giving the later away at the end of this post).

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Printed Dresses + H&M Giftcard Giveaway

April 17, 2018

H&M Printed Dress

What is it about the coming of Spring that ushers in a wave of prints? Probably because we spent all that time cooped up in shapeless sweaters, hiding any fun patterned tops we might have on under a thick layer of coats and scarves. I know I was probably overzealous and got my printed dresses way early in the season, in the hopes that I would survive the early Spring chill since it’s a long sleeved maxi. Welp, getting a Spring dress with the hope that the weather will soon turn and cooperate with you definitely did not make it so. There was quite some time between when I purchased this dress and I got to shoot it — as a result it’s sold out already. But no worries guys, I’ve got oodles of picks for you to choose from. And they’re all under $50. Better yet, I’m having a giveaway for one lucky reader to win a gift card to H&M, so you can get your Spring dress shopping on.

Read on for more deets of this outfit and to find out how you can enter the giveway.

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5 Hacks for Keeping Your Whites White

April 13, 2018

For someone who is clumsy and accident prone, I sure do love wearing whites. They look great in every season and are great contrasting item, especially with my favorite faux-leather jacket. I used to totally avoid wearing them, until I got smart in the art of keeping my whites at their whitest. I promise it’s not as hard as you think it will be with these five hacks.

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Spring Edit: Striped Blazer and Pops of Color

April 11, 2018

Topshop striped suit jacket

I love me some blazers have got myself quite the arsenal of selection in my closet. Just like a good pair of stiletto heels, they really are one of easiest way to elevate and zhush up any outfit (except that the later is way more comfortable). Add it to a basic casual pants/shirt combo and presto, you’re all of a sudden fancy enough for the most nerve-wracking client meeting at work. I would love to have the blazer in my outfit rotation all year long, but I find them hard to do in winter. This is because they’re usually not warm enough for you to survive outside, yet you risk wrinkling them if you layer a winter coat over it — and wrinkly is neither chic or fancy.

So now that the weather is (sort of) getting warmer, I’m finding that I’m busting out my blazers more and more. And why not add a Spring twist to it by wearing colorful ones that add a fun pop of color to your outfit.

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How to Get A Sweats Look That’s All Comfy and No Frumpy

April 6, 2018

Starter Women's Hoodie Dress

Comfy and frumpy are two words that can come to mind when describing an outfit that involves sweats. You guys know that I’m all about being comfy. If you are a fan of sweatshirts (and cozy-wear) but haven’t tried the sweatshirt dress yet, you gotta get on the bandwagon. Seriously, it’s like friggin’ wearing a hug — after all, you’re basically enveloping yourself in a shapeless warm cocoon. Okay okay, so that is probably not the chicest description of an outfit and where the frumpy connotation comes from. But I promise you, you can totally get all the comfort without the frump. Just follow these hacks…

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Shades of Blush

April 3, 2018

Oh Polly Don’t Go Chasin’ Waterfalls Longline Lapel Coat in Lilac

I’m sure you guys are tired of hearing it, because I’m tired of saying it: where the heck is Spring?!? As of the time I’m writing this blog, it’s cold outside and angry thick gray clouds are threatening to release rain at any moment. I’ve heard of the saying “April Showers bring May flowers”, but this rain feels more like the plant killing rather than the plant generating kind. There are days I feel like being really stubborn and wear my spring clothes anyway. But predictably, it’s a decision I soon regret and I end up cabbing it most of the day because I’m too cold to walk around.

So how’s a girl supposed to keep the spirit of Spring when she’s forced to wear her winter gear for the foreseeable future? I’m doing it by bringing Spring colors to my outfit repertoire. I’m not typically one to go for a whole lot of pink, but I just feel like my life is needing that dose of Spring pastel. So I figured, what the heck, let’s go all out and do blush pink outfit.

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