LuLaRoe Love

Okay y’all; being a mom of a high needs baby [more about that later], I am looking to stay fashionable but comfortable. LuLaRoe has made that SO easy.

They have signature styles that I can easily purchase and add to mix and match into my collection.  The leggings are seriously AMAZEBALLZ. SO soft.

I love that you can stay classic with solids but that they also have fun prints too! Styles range from comfortable to work place classy so there really is something for everyone.

Many pieces work for breastfeeding and could easily transition into pregnancy wardrobe.  WHICH I LOVE.  There are very few “pregnancy” pieces that I purchased because I love things that have more than one use.  This brand is perfect for that!

For those of you unsure about sizing, consultants are great at helping.  For reference I am 5’2″ and about 115-120lbs. Also, for the busty girls I am a DD-DDD just to help you out.

Okay first off here are the leggings.  I am an OS.  I have not tried tween yet but I think I maybe able to wear them. These are what LLR is known for.  They are so soft and flattering!


The Nicole: This is my favorite dress! It is so flattering but so comfy! Also, it is easy to nurse in. Something that many of my pre-baby dress are NOT.  So this has been a great piece to add to my wardrobe.  I am an XS.


The Amelia: Oh this dress is so fun! It has a great zipper detail and you can wear the zipper in the front or the back! It also has pockets!  I am wearing an XS.


The Carly: A very comfy and versatile dress.  You can style it a TON of ways.  You can pull this dress off around town with some chucks on or heals for a date night! I am wearing an XXS.


The Cassie: A fun skirt.  Great for work! It has the stretch of leggings but looks so professional.  It is so comfortable too not tight and constricting like most skirts! I am an XS but could do a Small as well.


The Lindsay is a fun layering piece since it is a kimono.  This has been perfect for wearing with nursing tops! This is a small.  If they made it in XS I would probably get that but alas they don’t.


The Classic Tee [Left]: Love this shirt to wear with leggings or to rock with a pair of jeans! I am wearing and XS.

The Irma [Right]: A wonderful tunic top.  Can wear a ton of ways! I am wearing an XXS.  I will say I have a few of these and the back length varies a little bit but all are pretty long!


**I also have a maxi skirt not pictured that is an XS.

Here are links to my FAVORITE consultants! Be sure to tell them how you found out about LLR.  If you have questions let me know and I would be happy to help!

LuLaRoe Jenna

LuLaRoe Christina

XOXO- Gabbing Ginger

Baby Tripp’s Birth Story

Well goodness gracious it has been awhile!  Time sure does fly once you have a baby! I thought I would give you all a baby Tripp update! Hopefully, now that things are a *little* more settled I can have posts up 1-2 per week!

Blog world meet Tripp!


Isn’t he the sweetest! This little nugget was comfy in my belly.  Of course my Doctor was going out of town the week after I was due… so I knew that I would transfer to another in the practice when she left.  I went in Friday at [40 weeks 2 days] for my general follow up.  We did not want to induce until at least 41 weeks. My blood pressure was slightly higher than normal so she ordered a 24hr test that I would need to turn into the hospital on Monday. Went the whole weekend with no major issues [and no baby] so I went to the hospital on Monday [40 weeks and 4 days] and didn’t realize that they would also hook me up in triage while they ran blood work. I was in the clear with my test results and wasn’t having any major contractions so I then went to my Doctor for a follow up because it was her last day in the office before vacation.  We talked about the change of care plans and  I went home to wait out a baby until my next appointment [which was scheduled for Thursday].

I was feeling crampy that afternoon, but as many pregnant women know that is totally a normal feeling. Mark came home and made dinner and I was feeling more cramps so I took a shower. When I started to blow dry my hair I became really uncomfortable [I was having to stop to *breath*] so we decided to go to the hospital. Checked into L & D triage at 9pm was checked and told I was maybe a 4. At this point I was pretty uncomfortable and was getting sick to my stomach.  I was praying they would admit me because of how uncomfortable I was feeling.  They nurse had me stay 30 mins to be monitored and then the doctor came in and said your a 5.5 time to head to L & D. It was BABY time!

As soon as we got to L & D my contractions were back to back with no break and I had back labor. An epidural was always in my plan so they did my blood work and sent for the epidural.  Ten minutes later anesthesiologist was there and the epidural was set. I felt GREAT other then I did get the shivers! The nurse came in about 30 minutes later and asked how I was feeling,  I told her I was having a weird leg pain so she decided to check me and low and behold I was complete! So she broke my water and got the room set up for delivery. We couldn’t believe how fast this was going!

The nurse had me do practice pushes [it is about 1 am] and after 3 pushes they saw the head so we needed to wait for the doctor [who was delivering next door]. Finally the doctor came in and 5 pushes later Tripp was born at 1:38am.

This was NOT what I expected! It was so fast for a “first timer”.  The nurses were AMAZING and they were so impressed at how “easy” I made it seem.  Also, thank you medical world for epidurals!

We are just so in love with our little guy! I will definitely be blogging about life with a baby so stay tuned!

Photo Credit: Music Creek Photography 

XOXO Gabbing Ginger

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.


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]


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]


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]


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!


**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!

Pink Blush

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.


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!


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