BUMPDATE: 30 WEEKS

Y’all pregnancy brain is REAL and between this baby, the shop, and my never-ending cycle of buying and returning decor (more on that later) I have been super slack on updates. Most importantly: Bumpdates.

I am currently 30 weeks pregnant with baby boy who still has no name we can fully commit to monogram. Apparently, he is currently the size of a zucchini!

HOW I’M FEELING: The truth is, I’ve been feeling really good! (Aside from constant heartburn that makes it feels as if I’ve swallowed a small dragon)

MOVEMENT:  Little man is super active. I can actually SEE him move around.. I literally spend the majority of the day poking/staring/talking to my stomach. I’m full-on that crazy pregnant girl that can’t do anything without touching her bump.

CRAVINGS: I’ve had more food aversions than I have had cravings, but I have definitely had moments where I NEEDED a blueberry muffin. My husband, on the other hand, is consuming a more than normal amount of pickles. (I’m assuming this is his sympathy pregnancy craving… I haven’t had a single pickle in case you were wondering)

BELLY BUTTON: Is rapidly disappearing. This is one of those things (like the swollen ankles) that I never thought about pre-pregnancy and it is so much weirder than I imagined.

ESSENTIALS: Right now, I am living off Tums, lathering up in Bio-Oil, and nesting by obsessively adding tiny human clothes to online shopping carts all across the internet.

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NEUTRAL SWEATERS

I’m a sucker for neutrals. I feel like my wardrobe is 70% grey and I’m OKAY with it. Anytime I can pick a piece that’s classically neutral but has a little twist, I’m all in. Aka, this sweater. The fringe and open back detailing kicks the style level up a notch, and the simplicity keeps it an easy piece to style. I’m all about comfort with this growing bump, and this outfit meets all of my requirements. Right down to the shoes; which strategically cover my ever growing ankles.

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FIXTURES: A LESSON IN OVER-ANALYIZING

As it turns out, it’s the small stuff that makes you want to pull your hair out. Like making a decision on a kitchen faucet, cabinet pulls, ceiling fans, chandeliers, what brand of appliances you want, all the things you didn’t think about until you had to think about them and now they’re all you think about. It’s been these small decisions that have been filling my brain and has me lurking Pinterest at 4am panicking about brass making comeback when I just filled our home with black and oil rubbed bronze.

I don’t really have a lesson in this other than try not to get too overwhelmed with the small stuff when renovating or redecorating. You already did the hard part. Try to just pick things you like and not worry about what is “on trend.”

Says the girl who would settle for nothing less than a sputnik chandelier. I mean, how pretty are these light fixtures?? Too bad all the ones I click through on Pinterest are a zillion dollars.

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Source: Hunker
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Source: Glitter Guide

Nic actually picked this faucet out originally and I wasn’t totally sold so we ended up buying a plain ole one. The next day I had serious regrets and frantically called him from work telling him he was right and we needed the industrial style faucet immediately and to return the other one. I’m so dramatic.

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We ended up using matte black pulls for all of our cabinets and I am so pleased with how they turned out. I promise I’ll get decent pictures of everything one day but today is not that day. For now, you get a stock photo from Lowe’s. You’re welcome.

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DECOR INSPIRATION

I can’t believe we are actually shopping for furniture! When I moved in with Nic he still had all of his furniture from his bachelor days (aka all brown everything). I tried to put my spin on it and lighten it up, but you can only do so much. Now that we are preparing to move we are starting over with all new furniture and my brain is on overload with options. Where do you guys like to shop for furniture? Give me all your secrets!

Cozy is the name of the game here. I want everything to feel homey. Lots of grey and white with touches of rustic and modern. I know that sounds like it’s all over the place but it makes sense in my head. Most things only make sense in my head; trying to explain to Nic what I want everything to look like has been interesting, to say the least.

 

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Source: Hej Doll

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IT’S ALL IN THE SLEEVES

However unpractical they are for activities like eating chips and salsa (trust me, I won’t make that mistake again… nothing comes between me and chips and salsa) I can’t get enough of bell sleeves right now. Any sleeve details, for that matter, are on my current obsessions list. This lightweight Free People thermal is perfect for layering and it’s only $58. The slight contrast in the stripes really takes this outfit from boring to pulled together without really trying.

TOP / DENIM / SWEATER

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