The Bump

My Style // The Old Navy Pixie Pant

I promise I’m not at all trying to rub it in, east coasters, but this “winter” we’ve been having here in LA has had me dreaming of spring things since January, so I’m glad that the months are finally starting to catch up with my warm weather wardrobe mentality.  One carry-over trend that’s not going anywhere this season?  Printed pants! Whether its a tighter, tribal graphic print or something with lobsters or anchors that feels decidedly preppy, either will do.  They’re easy to pair with a simple …

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Baby Girl’s LA Baby Shower

When I moved to Los Angeles almost eight years ago, my plan was to complete my 3 month internship, stay another 9 months to gain more work experience and then head back to Austin.  One year and done.  It seems like a simple enough plan, right?  As you can see, though, it didn’t exactly work out that way.  As if the weather and the proximity to the beach weren’t compelling enough arguments to stay, I also found a church that I adored, a job that I loved and friendships that seemed worth sticking around for.  And they were. …

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Styling The Bump / Maternity Giveaway!

Now that I’m just getting the hang of dressing with this ever growing baby bump, it appears there are only 10 weeks left until this little one graces us with her presence!  For all of you other preggers gals out there, though, I thought it would be fun to do a giveaway of all of my favorite brands that I have loved over these last 7+ months.  (You can check out this post for more of my favorite maternity pieces.)  From my favorite Paige jeans and the jersey NOM dresses from Belly Dance to the fun tops from Pink Blush and every day …

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New Year’s Eve Champagne Cocktail: Blackberry Thyme Sparkler

When it comes to New Year’s Eve celebrations, you can’t go wrong with a champagne cocktail. This easy Blackberry Thyme Sparkler is made with a simple homemade blackberry simple syrup and garnished with a gold sugar rim. Your guests will love this elegant champagne cocktail recipe! After a week filled with family, celebrations, and delicious dish after delicious dish, Aaron and I landed back in LA late last night.  Can we all just agree that there is no sleep like that which occurs in your own bed?  It felt really good to wake up …

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