Monday, September 11, 2017

sweater cami + scuba leggings | fall style

sweater cami | cardigan, similar here | leggings | booties | purse

One of my favorite fall colors is this orangy, cognac, saddle color, and I love it combined with black. There's something about the look of a cami in the summertime, and I love this one that is made of sweater material, making it perfect for fall. I bought it in a size up to accomodate my baby bump, but I'll definitely still be able to wear it post bump, possibly with a little tuck in the front, or even tucked into a high-waisted skirt. 

I love these leggings (see this look here and this look here) and took a chance with them for this look, and the band was just thick enough to lay under my baby bump even though they're not maternity. They're from last season but are still available, and I've worn them a lot and they're still in good shape after multiple wears and washes. These booties were my birthday present to myself last year, and they brought them back this year which I'm so excited about because they're so much fun and they go with just about anything. I have a clutch very similar to this one that I bought several years ago, and it's gotten a lot of use and is showing some wear, so I was excited when I found the perfect replacement for it!

This week is a big one for me and the hubs because we close on our new house and will be slowly moving in the next couple weeks. I never in my life thought I'd be moving at 9 months pregnant, but I guess there's never a dull moment for the McClures! Now hopefully baby girl stays put a little longer! Thanks for reading! XO


Thursday, September 7, 2017

trend alert | sweater weather

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My favorite time of year! And it appears that this year, fall has come early! It was a very tolerable August in the weather department, and so far September has been beautiful! Usually it is still blazing hot through September, and then anything goes. I just hope it stays in the 60s-70s and doesn't drop any lower any time soon! In Iowa, it could be snowing by mid-October!

This season I'm loving oversized sweaters, sweaters with fun sleeve details, and of course long cardigans, which is basically all I can wear right now with this bump that is STILL growing! I'm hoping winter doesn't arrive right when baby does so I can try to enjoy a sliver of sweater weather in late October/early November. I do have a couple long cardigans that I've been living in (including this one here), especially just lounging around at home with a cute pair of PJs underneath - and I'm sure that will continue once I hit maternity leave!

Hope you're able to enjoy some cool, fall weather where you live! Thanks for reading! XO


Friday, September 1, 2017

friday faves + labor day sales

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Adios, Sunday of Summer! Time to say hello to a new month and kick off a new season with Labor Day weekend! Does anybody else think that this summer flew by!? I don't know about you, but I'm ready for a new season... even though it's gone by fast, this summer hasn't been a great one, and I'm ready for a fresh start! Plus, I'm always excited for fall!

Today I'm sharing a few items on my wish list, including some adorable fall finds, some maternity items (because I'm seriously running out of clothes that fit me!) and some shoes I'm totally eyeing for fall/winter... mostly just eyeing though, because we all know that once baby comes in October, I'm not going to have any social life! I'm also sharing some sales below that are going on this weekend, so be sure to stock up on some great last minute summer or fall items - there are some good ones!

Alice + Wonder - 30% off select summer items through 9/4

Ann Taylor - 50% select full-price styles + extra 50% off all sale styles

Anthropologie - extra 30% off sale

Banana Republic - 40% off everything

BaubleBar - up to 80% select sale items

Bloomingdale's - 40%-60% off sale items

Express - 40% off everything until 9/4

Gap - up to 50% off everything + 20% off your purchase with code GETMORE

Kohl's - $10 off $25+ with code TAKE10 + $10 Kohl's cash for every $50 spent

LOFT - 30% off select full-price styles

Old Navy - 50% off select items

Target - 30% off select items + 15% off select items with code LABORDAY

Urban Outfitters - 30% off all sale items

West Elm - up to 30% off with code HUGESALE

World Market - extra 10% off + free shipping on orders over $150 with code LABORDAYDEALS

Hope everyone has a great holiday weekend! Thanks for reading! XO


Monday, August 21, 2017

maternity jeans | lc lauren conrad

tank top, also similar here | jeans (maternity), also love these (non-maternity) | shoes | purse | necklace, similar here | sunnies

I've been trying to soak up these last days of summer (and freedom) by getting out of the house and doing all the summer things. So yesterday the hubs and I went to the farmer's market in downtown Davenport and it was so much fun! They had roasted sweet corn (which is a must-have in Iowa!), craft beers, tons of pastries and live music. This August has been surprisingly mild in the weather department and it was nice to get out and soak up some sunshine without sweating profusely!

Let's talk denim. Since it has been somewhat cooler, I was getting nervous about what to do about jeans - I love my skinny jeans and clearly cannot currently fit into any of mine. Just the thought of sausage casing myself into a pair of skinny jeans makes me tired and out of breath, but I found these jeans from Lauren Conrad's maternity line at Kohl's and decided to give them a try - and I'm obsessed! They are stretchy, soft, SO comfortable and I love the distressed details. They fit true to the size you were pre-pregnancy and have a little stretch and a panel over the belly, and let's be honest, I'll probably still wear them post-pregnancy. I decided to keep it casual with jeans and a tank for the farmer's market - this tank top is not maternity but is still super comfy and covers the bump well. It also comes in several different colors! 

Hope you all had a great weekend! Thanks for reading! XO


Friday, August 18, 2017

baby room decor

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I just realized I haven't posted in 2 weeks... I'm blaming baby brain, the fact that we just bought a new house, and that work has been crazy... honestly I could keep going on and on with excuses, so I'll just stop there. I'm down to single digit weeks until baby girl McClure gets here, so babies are ON the brain, which brings me to today's post! I'm talking all about how I want to decorate the nursery!

Honestly when I first started my registry, I didn't have a clue what I all needed. Thankfully most places pretty much map it out for you. I'd be lying if I said I didn't have to Google what most things were, but I'm assuming as a new mama, Google is going to become my BFF. I knew I always wanted to have the nursery be grey and white with pops of pink and gold, so I'm sharing some of my big items, and once we get in to our new house I can figure out the rest of the decor. The carpet and walls are grey in the new baby room, so the white crib, dresser/changing table and this rug will work perfectly. I love that this rug is a little funky for a baby room, and it will be easy to continue to use as she gets older. Baby girl already has so many cute toys, but this plush unicorn and gold metallic balloon dog fit the pink and gold theme perfectly! I'm also in love with this rocker chair and ottoman combo. And how cute are these crib sheets!?

I honestly don't even care if the rest of the house is put together before baby comes, as long as the nursery is done! If you have any suggestions on anything we absolutely HAVE to have, let me know in the comments below! We definitely have a lot to figure out in the next 9 weeks! Thanks for reading! XO