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Denim dress on repeat!!

While the East Coast is still in full fledge winter mode, its been quite the opposite here in LA LA land.  All I want to wear is something easy and breezy.  I’m thankful that baby girl is coming in 4 weeks because I don’t know how pregnant ladies handle their 3rd trimester during the summer.  I’m already constantly hot and sweaty and the weather has been pretty perfect.  It’s a weird feeling for me because normally I’m always cold.  I’m constantly in need of layers when I go out….now I can’t get enough of the AC!!

This denim dress was one of my first pregnancy purchases back in my first trimester.  It’s on the verge of no longer fitting over my growing bump, but lasting through 8 months of pregnancy is pretty good.  Not to mention, it will be a perfect addition to my wardrobe postpartum.

Many fashionistas and bloggers wear or photograph stand out pieces once and then you never see them again.  This could be possible if you had a limitless budget, but for the rest of us this is not an option.  Finding basic pieces that suit your style can and should be worn multiple times.  All you have to do is change your accessories, shoes and handbag and voila you have a new transformed look.  Here is a link of how I styled this dress in the fall during the earlier stages of my pregnancy.

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Dress:  Gap old (Similar herehere and here) //

Necklace:  Bauble Bar //

Shoes:  Jimmy Choo old (Similar herehere and here) //

Glasses: Ray Ban //

Bracelets:  Rabat //

Purse:  Goyard //

Thank you for visiting my blog and embarking on this journey with me!!

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All about the accessories

You wouldn’t think I was a California girl with all the black I wear.  I can’t get enough of a sleek all black look.  To add a little glam, I paired my outfit with bright red lips and intricate accessories.

I will gladly invest in classic items, but have a hard time spending a lot money on trendy or statement pieces.  This is why when I found both my Bauble Bar earrings and Zara clutch I knew they were must haves.  Both are very affordable but look pretty pricey. (At least I like to think so!!)

I love all the bead work on this clutch.  It gives me an Alexander McQueen, or Judith Leiber vibe without the price tag that accompanies their purses.

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IMG_6029Dress:  Vince (Similar here and here) //

Earrings:  Bauble Bar (Similar here and here) //

Clutch:  Zara Spain (Similar here, here , here and here) //

Boots:  Sergio Rossi old (Similar here and here) //

Jacket:  Zara  //

I can’t get enough of the sweater dress!! Pregnant or not, a sweater dress is so simple yet super chic.  While I’m outgrowing the majority of my clothes, I turn to pieces such as this one.   Knitwear stretches perfectly to fit over my changing figure.  This dress can be worn all throughout my pregnancy and once I go back to my pre-pregnancy shape.  I have been trying to purchase items that I will be able to use post-pregnancy as well.

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The little gray dress


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Dress:  Banana Republic (Also in Back)  Earrings:  Bauble Bar old (Similar here and here)  Heels:  Zara (also love them in black)

 I am almost 16 weeks pregnant and its starting to get harder to fit into my clothes.  I am learning to find what flatters my ever changing figure and enlarging belly.  At this stage I don’t have an obvious baby bump but my body is developing and growing.  This dress is one of the items I have recently picked up from Banana Republic.  As I had mentioned in my previous blog post…I am loving the new BR and am so excited they have updated their style.  (You can read more about it here, and see some of my favorite items).

Every girl has a little black dress in her wardrobe as a staple and it goes with everything.  If you are going out and don’t know what to wear you can always fall back on that LBD (little black dress).  On the hunt for a cute maternity friendly dress, I opted for the gray option.  With fall in the air I felt like the gray was a perfect fit.  The ruching on the dress is strategically placed to flatter every figure (even my growing bump.)  The dress is very simple and can be dressed up or down depending when you want to wear it.  During the day, just add a scarf, booties and simple accessories and you are ready to go.  For an evening out  I paired it with statement earrings and these laser cut booties for an edgier look.

As soon as I laid eyes on these heeled open toed booties I knew I had to have them.  I am such a fan of burgundy this season.  I think the color is so rich and beautiful.  I think a bold shoe can add to a simple outfit just as much as a statement piece of jewelry.  I am more of a minimalist when it comes to jewelry so I try to find other accessories to add something special to my outfits.  When I feel like I need to enhance my look, I add  a scarf, jacket or use my shoes to do the trick.

With Love….

ANDREA