The Secret to Wearing Non-Maternity Pants at 8 Months Pregnant


    As you may know by now, I’m a firm believer in wearing as many non-maternity styles as possible while pregnant. I find it a fun challenge! If you actually google it, pregnancy is TEN months. Not nine. That’s ten months of strangers touching your belly, crazy food cravings, mood swings, an every growing abdomen (and boobs) followed by swollen ankles. The list goes on!

    I find being able to still wear my “normal” clothes makes me feel just a bit more like myself. Plus, it helps me to maintain my personal style. So today I’m sharing how I’m still rocking non-maternity pants & tops, well into my 8th month! And how you can do it too!

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    Texas-Style Queso Recipe

    Torchy's Tacos Cheese Dip Queso Recipe

    Apologies in advance if this post makes you a bit hungry. I know that I’m simply ravenous just writing about what is, in fact, my favorite food on earth: queso!

    Instead of solely relying on restaurants for my queso (cheese dip) fix, I recently decided to whip up a batch of my own that rivals any restaurant quality queso. And I consider myself a queso connoisseur, so trust me when I say this! 

    Grab my recipe for Texas-Style Queso with La Vaquita Cheese below!

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    Pink Lace & Plaid + Cyber Monday Steals

    Houston Blogger styles Anthropologie's Magnolia Lace Dress in peach with taupe Elaine Turner boots and a plaid blanket scarf.

    Happy Cyber Monday! Are y’all shopped out yet from Black Friday? Seriously, this time of year is INSANE and so tempting when it comes to steals & deals. This morning I’m rounding up some of the best Cyber Monday Sales from across the web. I’m also sharing this fresh fall look, all on sale too, of course!

    Anthropologie || 20% off of full price items + free shipping on orders over $150

    Ann Taylor || 50% off sitewide w/ code: CELEBRATE

    ASOS  || 30% off sitewide w/ code: THANKFUL30

    Banana Republic || 50% off five regular priced items sitewide

    Baublebar || 30% off w/ code: THANKS30

    Chicwish || 25% off sitewide w/ code: BLK25

    Free People || Up to 50% off

    French Connection || 40% off everything + free shipping w/ code F40BLF

    Henri Bendel || up to 30% off your purchase

    J.Crew || 40% off w/ code HOLIDAY

    Kate Spade || 30% off w/ code THANKFUL

    LOFT || 40% off everything w/ code THANKS

    Nordstrom || take an extra 20% off select sale items

    ShopBop || Up to 25% off w/ code GOBIG16

    Sole Society || 30% off all shoes

    Urban Outfitters || BOGO 50% off apparel

    Check out the rest of my look & more deals below!

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    The Ultimate Roundup of Black Friday Sales

    the best fashion sales for black friday 2016

    It’s the moooost wonderful tiiiime of the year! (for shopping, that is!) I’m rounding up all of the best Black Friday Sales today, to save you all time & the hassle of scouring the web for the best deals out there.

    (More time saved = more time to binge watch Gilmore Girls!!)

    All of the deals are below!  As well as some of the pieces from each shop that I’m absolutely swooning over. 

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    Holiday Gift Ideas for the Gals

    Happy Holidays!! Thanksgiving is usually the trigger that reminds me to start holiday shopping for friends and family. Let’s face it, your favorite gal pals are the most fun to shop for … because it’s kind of like shopping for yourself, right?

    I’ve rounded up my favorite gifts for the girls in various price points above. Cozy sweaters for under $20, quirky clutches that’ll stand out from the crowd & stunning statement jewelry that will make her swoon with delight! These goodies make great gifts for your mom, your sister, your bestie & even your book club secret santa!

    Click the Images Above or Scroll Through Below to Shop!

    Also, I can’t leave y’all hanging without telling you about ShopBop’s ahhmazing sale right now! Details below!


    It’s the perfect time to scoop up those over-the-knee boots you’ve been eyeing or that designer handbag for a fraction of the price! I’m currently crushing on this dress, these sunnies, and this pretty pretty cream bag!


    Dark Floral Mini Dress + a 32 Week Bumpdate

    Texas fashion blogger styles Trina Turk's Grandeur Dress with a black Zac Posen Crocodile Bag and Over the Knee Boots.

    Somehow, I’m rocking a fitted floral mini dress at 32-weeks pregnant. Gotta thank sizing up and stretchy material for that one! But this post today is to encourage all moms-to-be, that yes, you CAN still wear non-maternity pieces long into pregnancy. Spoiler alert: just not always in your original size.

    Today I’m sharing my secret to finding oh-so-cute non-maternity pieces that’ll still work with my bump & I’m sharing an update on all things pregnancy/baby at 32-weeks!

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