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Friday, April 17, 2015

CURRENTLY CRUSHING: SPRING SANDALS

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

SEEING DOUBLE

JACKET: NORDSTROM | TOP: OLD, SIMILAR HERE | PANTS: A PEA IN THE POD (NON-MATERNITY HERE) | SHOES: GWEN STEFANI | SUNGLASSES: URBAN OUTFITTERS | BRACELET: TUCKER NUCK | BAG: OLD, SIMILAR HERE

What is better than classic black and white stripes? Two sets of black and white stripes! Now usually this can be a bit overwhelming, but in this case the thicker stripes on the jacket (that I am currently in love with) balance out the thin white stripes on the top. It's a little bit of an unexpected combo, and that's partially why it works. Long live The Stripe! 



Monday, April 13, 2015

FUCHSIA FIESTA

DRESS: NORDSTROM | SHOES: SIMILAR | CLUTCH: NORDSTROM | SUNGLASSES: SIMILAR | BRACELETS: NORDSTROM, GORJANA, TUCKERNUCK | NECKLACE: SIMILAR 


This looks incorporates so many of my favorite Spring trends. Bright vibrant colors including fuchsia and pops of citron, tassels, a chartreuse bag...I love it all. I also love that this non maternity shift dress still works with my bump. Bless the shift dress. 




Friday, April 10, 2015

CAFTAN DREAMS: RACHEL ZOE LAUNCH PARTY RECAP

DRESS: RACHEL ZOE FOR A PEA IN THE POD | CLUTCH: NORDSTROM | BELT: AMAZON | SHOES: STEVE MADDEN (ON SALE!) | WRISTS: KENDRA SCOTT, GORJANA, SIMILAR RING

I had so much fun hosting the launch of Rachel Zoe's new maternity line at A Pea In The Pod in Beverly Hills a few weekends ago. I loved to see all of Rachel's pieces up close and personal. They even had the cutest macrons. You know you've made it when your name is printed on a macaron! I loved getting to show expecting women how fun it can be to dress their growing bump. 

I chose this gorgeous caftan from Rachel's line because it was light and so easy to wear. I pulled it in with a metallic gold belt to give my bump a little more definition and to keep from getting lost in the fabric. This is such a great piece for summer because the fabric is thin and cool (but not see-through!). It would work great as a swimsuit coverup on the beach too. And no way is this dress just for pregnant mammas. You better believe I'm wearing this after the baby is born!

I've linked to more of my favorites from her line below, as well as to everything in today's post. You can also see how I styled another one of the dresses from her line here.








Thursday, April 9, 2015

BUMP STYLE BREAKDOWN: DISTRESSED DENIM

Today I have teamed up with adorable prego mommas Anna from In Honor Of Design and Jessica from Little Baby Garvin to show you three ways to rock distressed denim with a baby bump.

JACKET: NORDSTROM | TOP: SIMILAR HERE AND HERE | JEANS: A PEA IN THE POD | SHOES: NORDSTROM | CLUTCH: TUCKERNUCK | JEWELRY: SIMILAR RING, WATCH, EARRINGS | NAILS: OPI 'MOD ABOUT YOU'


I have been on the hunt for a good pair of distressed denim since I found out I was pregnant. I love this trend and I didn't want to have to sacrifice this great trend once I made the jump into maternity jeans. Maternity jeans can be...a little difficult. Some are uncomfortable, some slip down, and some are just plain unflattering. But I'm happy to report that I found the perfect pair! My favorite distressed denim maternity jeans are these AG jeans from A Pea In The Pod. I tried them on when I hosted the Rachel Zoe event last weekend and fell in love. I was talking to a rep from A Pea In The Pod at the event and she told me they buy normal designer jeans and just cut out the zipper/button to insert their amazing belly panel. It is a stretchy nude nylon that pulls up and over the tummy. I was a little hesitant about a band going all the way over my stomach. That make me claustrophobic just to think about, but this one is so thin, I honestly don't even notice it throughout the day. Plus, I think it's the secret to keeping those jeans in place. I have other maternity jeans that have a stretchy band that is only a few inches, but they slide down and I am constantly pulling them up all day.

Needless to say these babies will get some good use out of the next few months (let's be honest, they will still be making appearances after the baby is here too!) And don't forget to check out two more distressed denim styling options with Anna and Jessica!



Wednesday, April 8, 2015

BASEBALL SLEEVE TEE TUTORIAL

 TOP: REFASHIONED BY ME (VIDEO TUTORIAL BELOW), SIMILAR TEES HERE AND HERE | JEANS: SIMILAR | SHOES: CONVERSE | BAG: LILY JADE | PLAID TOP: OLD NAVY (SIMILAR) | HAT: J.CREW (OLD, SIMILAR HERE) | PHONE CASE: SONIX CASES

Today I'm sharing a really simple tutorial on how to turn a basic tee into a baseball tee. With baseball season here, its a fun way to get into the swing of things (no pun intended *wa waaa*).

I tried something a little different with this tutorial. This one is all on video!  I'm so excited to share it with you. We filmed this way back when I was barely pregnant, so my baby bump has disappeared for today.  I hope you enjoy it!




Monday, April 6, 2015

LB HOME STUDIO TOUR

I am so excited to reveal my studio with you all today! It is one of my favorite rooms in the house. (if it were big enough to fit a bed...then it would be my favorite) I wanted this space to be clean, airy, feminine, and somewhere that I can be inspired as I sew and design my clothing. I put a lot of thought into every detail of this room (pretty sure I arranged the tables about 6 times) and it came out exactly as I had envisioned it. I pulled a lot from my inspiration board and am really happy with the result. 



All of the resources to details of my studio can be found below. If I left anything out, just ask me!

LOTUS PENDANT LAMP: WORLD MARKET (C/O)
CLOTHING RACK: IKEA
OFFICE CHAIR: COSTCO, SIMILAR 
DESK: IKEA (I used a long one and a short one and formed them in an L shape)
RUG: URBAN OUTFITTERS, NO LONGER AVAILABLE, SIMILAR HERE
GOLD WIRE MAGAZINE RACKS: TARGET
STAPLER: TARGET
SHEEPSKIN: LULU & GEORGIA
PHONE CASE: SONIX CASES
FLOWER PRINT: PLUM STREET PRINTS
MACRON PRINT: LULU & GEORGIA
SERGER: BROTHER 1034D
SEWING MACHINE: JANOME
DRESS FORM: SIMILAR
DOMINO BOOK: AMAZON
THREAD HOLDER: VINTAGE (I sprayed it gold)
BOW SKIRT DRAWING: A GIFT FROM MERRICK
SHELVES, WIRE DRAWERS, FRAMES, SEWING SUPPLY WALL HANGING (I sprayed the bars gold), DESK LAMP, MIROR, FIGURINE: IKEA
INSPIRATION BOARD; MADE BY ME (I used this tutorial from Merrick's Art)




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