Pregnancy Style Recap

As my due date approaches I wanted to get a recap up of what I wore and some style tips during pregnancy.  I think one of the best pieces of advice I took was don’t be afraid to wear pre-pregnancy clothes and incorporate them into your pregnancy pieces.

There are some non-negotiable pregnancy pieces for me.  Leggings and jeans that go over the belly.  Everyone is different but I couldn’t get comfortable (in later pregnancy) with elastic/waistbands digging into my lower tummy.

Pictures and items will be list left to right, top row than bottom row.

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Outfit 1: Leggings [Old Navy], Shirt: OLD [Similar], Flip Flops [Tory Burch]

Outfit 2: Blazer [Express], Leggings [Old Navy], Cami [NikiBiki]

Outfit 3: Dress [Harper and Bay], Flip Flops [Tory Burch], Jean Jacket [Similar], Purse [Louis Vuitton]

Outfit 4: Cami [NikiBiki], Kimono:OLD [Similar],  Jeans [Jessica Simpson]

Outfit 5: Shirt [Target], Skirt: OLD [Similar], Flip Flops [Target]

Outfit 6: Dress OLD [Similar], Cardigan: OLD [Similar], Wedges: OLD [Similar]

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Outfit 1: Cami [NikiBiki], Jeans [Jessica Simpson], Purse [Louis Vuitton], Flip Flops [Tory Burch], Cardigan [Target]

Outfit 2: Cami [NikiBiki], Jeans [Jessica Simpson], Sunnies [Ray-Bans], Flip Flops [Tory Burch], Purse [Louis Vuitton], Cardigan: OLD [Similar]

Outfit 3: Jeans [Jessica Simpson], Shirt:OLD [Similar], Booties [DSW]

Outfit 4: Dress [Pinkblush], Necklace [Kendra Scott], Shoes [Nine West], Jacket: [Old] Ralph Lauren [Similar] or [Similar]

Outfit 5: Leggings [Old Navy], Leather Jacket: Similar [Forever 21], Purse [Tory Burch], Shoes: OLD [Similar], Blouse: OLD [Similar]

Outfit 6: Cami [NikiBiki], Sandals: OLD [Similar], Jeans [Jessica Simpson], Cardigan [Target], Sunnies [Ray-Bans]

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Outfit 1: Jeans [Jessica Simpson], Bootie Wedges [Target], Cardigan [Target], Shirt [Target]

Outfit 2: Jeans [Jessica Simpson], Plaid Shirt: OLD [Similar], Shirt [Target]

Outfit 3: Leggings [Old Navy], Cami [NikiBiki], Bootie Wedges [Target], Cardigan [Motherhood Maternity]

Outfit 4: Jeans [Jessica Simpson], Boots [Justin], Blouse: OLD [Similar]

Outfit 5: Dress [Badgley Mischka]

Outfit 6: Cami [NikiBiki], Jeans [Jessica Simpson], Booties [DSW], Cadigan: OLD [Similar]

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Outfit 1: Cami [NikiBiki], Jeans [Jessica Simpson], Cardigan [Target], Booties [DSW], Scarf [Similar]

Outfit 2: Leggings [Old Navy], Vest [MarleyLilly], Flannel Plaid Shirt [Walmart], Shoes: OLD [Similar]

Outfit 3: Leggings [Old Navy], Blazer: OLD [Similar], Heels: OLD [Similar], Tee: OLD [Similar]

Outfit 4: Leggings [Old Navy], Scarf [Similar], Leather Jacket: Similar [Forever 21], Sweater [Target], Bootie Wedges [Target]

Outfit 5: Leggings [Old Navy], Vest [MarleyLilly], Blouse [Walmart], Flats: OLD [Similar]

Outfit 6: Leggings [Old Navy], Cami [NikiBiki], Flats: OLD [Similar]. Cardigan [Target], Scarf [Similar]

XOXO, Gabbing Ginger

Versatile [pregnancy] Style

Style and function is something that I have been looking for when I enter the new mom world.  Harper and Bay came across on my instagram account and I fell in love!

This dress not only works now during my pregnancy days but it has cute zippers to make breast feeding easy! I will probably even wear it when I am out of those seasons of life!  I have heard over and over again from my mom friends that finding clothes that make breast feeding easy can be hard to find… Especially dresses! These are seriously so perfect and Harper and Bay carries great on trend styles!

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**In the top right picture you can see one of the TINY zipper pulls to unzip.  It zips between the light pink and dark pink**

PS I can’t wait to repost on this dress after baby Tripp makes his debut!

Dress [Harper and Bay]

Flip Flops [Tory Burch]

Jean Jacket [Similar]

Purse [Louis Vuitton]

XOXO- Gabbing Ginger

 

Pink Blush OOTD & Giveaway

Fashion during pregnancy has been quite the learning experience.  One shop that I have been eyeing since early in my pregnancy is Pinkblush. I LOVE that their clothes are items that I would be drawn to pregnant or not.  Everything is so fresh and up to date with trends.

I am thrilled to say I have partnered with Pinkblush Maternity  for a $75 giftcard giveaway!  Check out my favorite dress from Pinkblush and see rules below for how to enter for your chance to win!

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This dress is so comfy.  Perfect for a baby shower, date night, or running errands around town.  You can dress it up or dress it down.  This color is so flattering on all different skin tones and hair colors! This dress is super easy to style… just throw on an accent necklace and some pumps and you are good to go!

Dress [Pinkblush]

Necklace [Kendra Scott]

Shoes [Nine West]

Jacket: [Old] Ralph Lauren [Similar] or [Similar]

How to enter:

  1. Follow my Instagram
  2.  “Like” the original contest photo
  3. Tag two friends in the comments section

Contest ends 4/6 and winner will be announced 4/8.  See below for official rules.

CONTEST RULES

XOXO Gabbing Ginger

 

 

Fixing those “bra-blems”

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE clothes.  I think it is so fun to be able to express individual personality through what we wear.  However, most of us think a lot about what people see outwardly and not what is underneath.

Undergarments are SO important for the fit of clothes.  More importantly bras can change the way the top half of your outfit looks.  Being a larger chested lady that is fairly petite it can be a real struggle to find a good fitting bra.   Every body type is different and it is hard to know what bra works best for your body. UHMMM and can we just say pregnancy has not helped with this situation!?!!!

I know most of you can relate to how frustrating “bra-blems” can be. And I think all of us women can agree that these issues can make you want to rip off your bra the moment you walk in the door at the end of a long day!

With the help of ThirdLove we can solve most ladies “bra-blems”! Their “Fit Finder” is wonderful and really specializes with your body type AND the types of bras you like, so you can find the best bra for YOU!  CLICK HERE to view all of the bras they carry!

ThirdLove has also given me this great “quick fix” guide that can help improve bras that you already own! I truly believe that a good foundation builds a great outfit and you have to start with a good fitting bra! A good fitting bra can help with back issues, confidence, shoulder and neck pain and just overall daily comfort; so treat yourself to something that will make your everyday life a little bit better!

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Check them out and let me know what you think!

XOXO Gabbing Ginger

YSL Touche Éclat Neutralizer Review

Hi loves!

I received the YSL Touche Éclat Neutralizer  in bisque to try [thanks Influenster)!

In recent months [thanks pregnancy] I have struggled to cover up the dark circles under my eyes.  This neutralizers goes on very smooth. Does not feel heavy and doesn’t cake on.

It works well with other makeup I already use and really does hide my dark circles.  I am really loving how lightweight the product feels and how easy it is to use! See below for a before [ekkkkk no makeup] and after.

 

 

XOXO Gabbing Ginger

An Open Letter to Every Kid Who Has Lost a Parent

This applies even for losing a parent as a young adult. ❤

Family Lives On Foundation

Originally posted by The Odyssey Online. Written by Lauren Seago Written by Lauren Seago, reposted with her kind permission. Originally appeared on The Odyssey

A letter to tackle different aspects of losing a parent.

Dear Sweet Child,

First off, I just wanted to start by saying you are strong, even when it feels like the world is crumbling beneath your feet.

Secondly, I wanted to say how sorry I am for the loss of your parent in your most crucial years of needing love and words of encouragement. A piece of your world was stripped away from you, and that will never be replaced. Which I know personally, stings so deep.

As you continue to grow throughout your life, I wanted to address some aspects that I have learned on my own are not the easiest to conquer; that in most cases people do not understand.

1. It’s okay to cry, on the real: Forget those people who tell…

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Banana Cinnamon Muffins

I got bit by the baking bug and had 2 very ripe bananas so…. I found THIS recipe on BettyCrocker.com and wanted to add some Hershey’s Kisses [I used the caramel filled}.  Made some tweaks and they turned out great!

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Ingredients

2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
2/3 cup mashed very ripe bananas (2 small) 
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 2/3 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
24 Hershey Kisses

Topping

1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Grease bottoms only of 12 regular-size muffin cups with shortening or spray, or line with paper baking cups. [I split to 24 for smaller muffins and to incorporate the hershey’s kisses.]
  • 2 In medium bowl, beat 2/3 cup sugar, the oil and eggs with wire whisk. Stir in bananas and vanilla. Stir in remaining muffin ingredients just until moistened. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
  • 3 Push Hershey Kisses into batter about halfway down.
  • Bake 17 to 21 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Immediately remove from pan to cooling rack.
  • In small bowl, mix 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Dip muffin tops into melted butter, then into cinnamon-sugar. Serve warm.

XOXO Gabbing Ginger