Cheers to being halfway through the week! This week is actually flying by, and speaking of flying by, so is my pregnancy. Yesterday I had a little freak out moment when I realized we have just about 3.5 months until Baby C will be making his/her debut, and our nursery is currently under major construction. I’m talking we just built a wall, need to install carpet, paint, etc. kind of construction. I know we’ll get it done and it will all be just fine, but it was crazy to think about how quickly time is flying by and that we’ll be a family of 3 so soon!
I shot a few looks this morning bright and early with my photographer, Angie. I’m so glad we made the decision to shoot earlier than usual, because by 10 AM it was already so hot out! Changing in the car with a bump in 100 degree weather isn’t so glamorous.. and can be a little challenging.. ha!
So today I’m sharing one of my current favorite little black dresses (we all know I have a few). And it just so happens that it's currently on sale for only $15 online! It also comes in 3 other color options if black isn't your thing. This one is maternity, but I wanted to show how you can easily dress up a simple little cotton dress and make it appropriate for the office, meetings, church, etc. I threw this lightweight trench drape jacket over mine and paired it with a nice pair of close-toed heels and I was ready to go.
I love this one because it’s cotton, and can easily be paired with sandals or sneakers for errands or a casual weekend look. I know I wear a ton of black, and I have more little black dresses than I can count on my own two hands, but both are so versatile and easy to build an outfit around. You can see how I styled a few more of my black dresses here, here and here.
PS - Don’t forget that Father’s Day is this weekend! If you’re still looking for the perfect gift and need a little inspo, I’ve shared a gift guide on my last post: click here!
XOXO MEGAN KRISTINE.
Happy Friday! I thought I'd share a quick little Father's Day gift inspo to wrap up this week. Dads and husbands can be hard to shop for, especially if they seem to have it all. Here are a few favorites that I've purchased for my dad and Carl Michael over the years, and a few that I've had in mind!
It's so crazy to think that next year we will be celebrating Carl Michael because our little one will be here :)
Hope you all have a great and safe weekend!
XOXO MEGAN KRISTINE.
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Today I'm sharing a little bit about my pregnancy journey, and how I've kept my skin healthy and stretch mark free over the past 23 weeks. I may only be a little over halfway there, and my belly has quite a bit of growing to do, but keeping my skin hydrated and healthy has been a priority since I first found out I was expecting.
One of the brands that I've been especially loving during my pregnancy is Palmer's. They have been around forever and have quite a selection as far as products for 'mother & baby' go. From their tummy and nursing butters to diaper rash cream and baby wash, you're sure to find a product that you love through any stage of motherhood. My current personal favorites are the Tummy Butter and the Massage Lotion for Stretch Marks. When using this combo, I put on the Tummy Butter at night before bed, and I prefer the Massage Lotion for daytime wear.
Although stretch marks may be inevitable, I believe it's so important to take care of your skin, during pregnancy and always! With the help of Palmer's, I've been able to remain confident and keep my skin healthy while growing this precious little life.
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XOXO MEGAN KRISTINE.
*This blog post is sponsored by Palmer's, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Hey y'all! How's your Tuesday going? I just got back from a doctor's appointment to check on little Baby C! All is well - we are 23 weeks as of Sunday, and I can't believe we are over halfway there to meeting our little one.
If you know me, you know I have an obsession with blazers and I can't stop buying them. I just love that it's such an easy way to pull your outfit together and that a blazer can be worn in almost any setting - from the office to the weekend. Pairing a blazer with distressed denim or shorts (as I did here) is one of my current favorite looks. This striped BCBGeneration blazer is a little more than I would typically spend, but I couldn't pass this one up. I love the length, weight, and colors so much, and I know I'll get a ton of wear out of it.
This pair of Agolde cut offs is seriously the best pair of denim shorts I've ever owned. I'm sure you're sick of hearing me rant and rave about them, but I've never loved a pair of shorts more! The quality is amazing and I love the high waist fit. I wore them all last spring and summer and even into the fall and they are still in such great condition. I'm really hoping I'm able to fit right back into them after the baby is here, but we'll have to see! They are currently taking a little break for the time being because my bump has outgrown basically any denim I own.. haha!
My strappy cami is another great layering piece that can be worn alone on the weekend or under a blazer or sweater into the office. If you don't have a few basic camis/tanks in more neutral tones, I would definitely recommend adding these to your closet. They are a staple that helps out so much when piecing together an outfit and are something that never goes out of style.
I'm linking all of my outfit details below. What are some of your favorite ways to dress up a casual outfit?