I'm sharing something a little different today - home inspo. Carl Michael and I moved into our house a year ago last month, and decorating our home has been a little bit of a struggle for me. I know what I like and what I want the finished space to look like, but it can be a little challenging at times to put it all together. One room in our house that is actually so close to being complete is our kitchen nook. I love this little space in our house because it is full of natural light. We love sitting here, drinking our coffee and staring out the windows on weekends we have a chance to.
I'm a very visual person, so I find it helpful to make these little collages once I know what I want a room to look like. That way, if I find a pieced I'd like to order, I can see if it will flow well with the rest of the room. With Baby C on the way, I've been feeling a little more pressure to get the house in order. What are your favorite ways to plan out decorating your house? I'd love to hear your tips and tricks in the comments below!
XOXO MEGAN KRISTINE.
Happy Tuesday! I actually can't believe it's already Tuesday, and when I just typed that out I had to check and make sure I didn't have my days mixed up.
How was everyone's weekend?! We went to Houston for the weekend to visit friends and it was the best time. We saw Dave Matthews Band on Friday in the Woodlands, had a pool day on Saturday and then went to Karbach's Love Street Music Fest on Sunday. The concert actually got rained out on Sunday and was cancelled early. I felt so bad because Carl Michael has been a Cold War Kids fan basically since their beginning, and that was the main band he was looking forward to. I will say that watching Everclear brought back so many memories from middle school - I used to be a little on the emo side, but we won't talk about those days - haha! Luckily, we had purchased VIP tickets and we were able to run inside just before the downpour started. We didn't get back home until about 1:00 AM Sunday night, so maybe that's why my week started off a little crazy yesterday.
I mentioned in my last post that I've been trying to find pieces that are non-maternity but able to grow with the bump, and this shirt is perfect for that. I love that it's a little longer in the back, but not short in the front and has slits on the sides. I always like to pair my oversized tops with a skinny jean or tighter bottom, that way you don't look like you're wearing bags. Here I paired this top with my favorite white non-maternity skinny jeans (currently on sale for $63 and available in all sizes), and just used a maternity band like this one to keep them up.
AND, I know I keep saying my 20-week bumpdate post is coming, but it will be live this Thursday! It's almost ready to post, but let me know if there's anything in particular that you're curious about or would like me to cover and I'll try to add it in :)
XOXO MEGAN KRISTINE.
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Happy Friday Eve!
This week has been a whirl wind and I feel like I've been flustered for 80% of it. I don't know what my problem is, but I haven't been able to get a grip on what day it is, what my schedule looks like and just time management in general this week. I feel like my to do list is a mile long and I'll work on one thing for a little, move to another, and not finish anything! Anyone else ever get in a rut like this? Ahh.. maybe next week will be better. On another note, the crib came in for the nursery yesterday and it's beautiful! It was so sweet seeing it in the nursery, and it made it just a little bit more real that we'll be a family of 3 come September (oh so exciting!).
So who's ready for the weekend?! We have a fun weekend planned with friends, music, the lake.. what's better than that?? We've been going non-stop the last few weekends and it's going to be so nice to relax with friends for a few days!
I shot this look a few weeks ago, and it's safe to say I no longer fit in this pair of jeans, or any of my jeans, for that matter. I'm officially in maternity jeans these days. I avoided the maternity jean for as long as I could, and I have no idea why because omg - GAME CHANGER. (this pair and this pair are my current favorites!) Those things are so comfortable, I may never go back to non-maternity jeans! Kidding.. but they make a huge difference when your bump starts to grow. Little babe is growing so fast and I feel him/her dancing around quite a bit now! I've also recently learned that he/she likes music, and dances around when I play it. Baby Comer prefers Jack Johnson, John Mayer, Dave Matthews Band, etc. as opposed to my occasional urge to listen to rap music. Seems like he/she has good taste in music just like daddy! :) [More baby details to come - I am currently working on my 20 week bumpdate and it's taking a little longer than I originally intended. So much info and wanted to be detailed for y'all that are interested in reading!]
So back to these jeans. Levi's are most likely my favorite denim brand these days. I've always had issues finding a good pair of jeans that fit my long, lanky legs and waist, and they never fail me. I also love that they have so many sizing options, lengths, waist heights, etc. If you want to read more about my Levi obsession, I went on and on in this post about this same pair of jeans.
I love a good classic white collared shirt, and I think you need to have at least 1 or 2 in your closet no matter what profession or stage of life you're in (see my post on workwear tips/tricks here). It's an important staple to have that can be dressed up for work or church, but it can also be paired with denim jeans or shorts for a more casual weekend look. White is also always a safe color that you can make work for almost any occasion. It's simple enough for more formal environments, yet you can dress it up with what you pair it with and a few pieces of jewelry. I am obsessed with this white top, which is my newest Madewell addition to my closet (big Madewell fan over here). Funny story - my photographer actually went home and ordered this top after we shot this look because she liked it so much.
I've been doing my best to find pieces that work for my girls that are pregnant, but also still work if you're not (aka non-maternity pieces). If you know me, you know I shop quite often (I am a fashion blogger, after all), but I'm not really into buying too many pieces that will only work for a few months and then be put in the back of my closet until needed again. To be honest, quite a bit of my closet will work for the majority of my pregnancy, considering I already wore looser fitting pieces anyway. Shift dresses, flowy tops and tight dresses with kimonos or a light sweater have been my go-to lately. I also have this pair of maternity leggings that have been amazing and so easy to throw on with a top and sneakers for my casual, stay at home/run errands days. I think you really have to find what you're comfortable in when you're pregnant, because everyone prefers something different. I am also working on a blog post about the maternity products I've been loving and which have been so helpful to me thus far. Stay tuned and let me know if you have any questions about anything in particular!
I hope y'all have the best, most refreshing weekend and recharge for a great start next week :)
XOXO MEGAN KRISTINE.
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Y'all - I love this dress so much! We all know by now that I love a good "little black dress", but this one is good for SO many reasons. It's under $50, comes in TEN!!! colors, super flattering, perfect weight for hot summers, fits a bump (or food baby haha). I love that you can dress it up for a wedding, or you can throw on a pair of cute sneakers for errands. It's the perfect length and coverage for all ages. It's also a great option for the office, ladies! It's just too good and now I think I need it in every color. I had actually planned on wearing it today to a meeting, but I made a huge blogger mistake yesterday. I decided to work by the pool for a couple of hours, and because it was cloudy, I didn't think I was getting much sun. Well, turns out I got way more than I expected, and I have the most awkward laptop tan on my legs now.. so I'm in jeans. Wish me luck in this Texas heat!
So yesterday I posted a photo of this dress to my Instagram and Carl Michael immediately called me freaking out. At first he wouldn't tell me what was wrong with the picture and told me to just go look at it on my feed. I was panicking thinking I had a wardrobe malfunction and I couldn't get to my Instagram fast enough to delete it. When I went to look at the post again, I still didn't know what he was talking about. He told me that on his phone, it looked like I was rocking a green 5 o'clock shadow. I still don't see it, but if it looks this way on your phone and/or desktop, I'm sorry. I, in fact, do not have a green beard and it must be some weird combo of the editing and maybe the version of iPhone you have. I thought about deleting it just in case, but oh well. Some days you just have to laugh.
Can you believe that we are halfway through May?! I can't. And I also can't believe we are halfway to meeting Baby Comer!! I say that with such excitement, yet we still have sooo much to do. Luckily, our crib will be delivered tomorrow, so hopefully I will feel like I am making a little progress. I will be posting a bumpdate in the next few days on the blog, so stay tuned for that! We had our 20 week sonogram last week and it was the sweetest, coolest thing ever. We can't wait to meet our little babe!!
I hope you're all having the best week so far :)