Life Lately

Long time, no talk am right?! Life lately has been absolutely insane.

For the most part I have been VVV busy growing a mini human (insert all the happy tears here). We can’t wait to welcome out babygirl into the fam come early August! While we are 1000839480 times over the moon excited – nobody told me pregnancy was going to be this hard. Let me get real here for a minute: growing a baby is not all cute bump pics and baby kicks it’s more like a lot of weird pains, watching your body transform into something you don’t recognize, trying to explain what you’re feeling to your husband who tries so hard to understand but just never will (it’s kinda cute) and calling your mom 700 times a week asking if this or that is normal. So yeah, that’s why I’ve been MIA – I haven’t been feeling or looking like myself and it was a harsh reality.

But YES it is worth it – it’s worth feeling girlfriend have a dance party in my belly and watching her poke through my skin. It’s worth it watching Chris talk to her a night, it’s worth watching Stella cuddle up with her when we sleep. SO WORTH IT.

Anyway here’s the thing – I realized that I had to slowwww downnnnn – like that i physically had to slow down. So I stopped doing some things to make more time to rest and you know what? I stopped doing the things that I actually like doing and that made me feel good – like blogging and exercising. Unfortunately it took until the third trimester and a few mid-night anxiety attacks to figure out what was going on – but here we are.

So I’m jumping back in. Stay tuned for preggo styling, nursery updates, more life updates and everything in-between. For now, linking some outfits I’ve been living in the past few months below. Happy shopping!!

IMG_3973IMG_3960 Baby Announcement Outfit: 

Sweater

Dressy Leggings

Basic Tank 

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Gender Reveal Outfit: 

FAVORITE Maternity Jeans 

Soft Maternity Tank 

Camel Long Line Sweater 

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Comfy Weekend OOTD:  

Camo T-Shirt Dress 

Jean Jacket 

Black Leather Slides 

PHL Baseball Hat 

Follow me on Instagram to shop daily looks and follow my journey to Baby V!

THANKSGIVING // Dressy Outfit Inspo

HAPPY THANKSGIVING WEEK/SHORT WORK WEEK/FAMILY TIME WEEK!!!

I bit ago I asked on my Instagram what everyone wanted to see in terms of holiday content and Thanksgiving Day outfits was a top pick! So sharing some dressy inspo with you guys! Shopping links below for this exact look but I think they key to Thanksgiving Day outfits is comfort + STRETCH (keeping it real – the food baby gets so real). More pictures on my stories on Instagram – so make sure to follow for further deets!

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Flannel 

(Other options here and here)

Suede Moto Skirt

Booties  

Monogram Mug

INTERIORS// Pretty Little Details

Anyone else love stacking their favorite little knick-knacks on bookshleves – both new and old?! SAME GUYS! Sharing my pretty little home decor details below and rounding up details you can buy from the Anthropologie sale (hello 25% off sale and 20% off home) happening now to add more character to your home! Links below to shop!

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DELICIOUS SMELLING CANDLES 

MONOGRAM TUMBLERS

MONOGRAM CHAMPAGNE FLUTES

OVERSIZED INITIAL

(other options: here and here)

PERSONALIZED AGATE COASTERS

VASES

(other options: here and here)

CHEESEBOARD/DECORATIVE SERVING TRAY

PICTURE FRAME

 

Fall Must- Haves

Wishing the happiest first day of fall to all my fellow basic babes out there! May your day be filled with pumpkin spice lattes, darker lip shades, a fresh black mani and alllll the fall fashion. As for me, I’ll be sitting in my favorite Fairmount coffee shop, OCF, watching people be scared by Eastern State Penitentiary’s “Terror Behind The Walls” (PS – if you’re planning on coming to Philly sometime this fall, you should TOTALLY put this on your list of to-dos!).

Shop my fall must-haves at the links below!

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IMG_2336 Flannel

(other flannel options I’m currently coveting: here, here and here)

Shorts

Cheetah Booties (the comfiest EVER)

(cheaper bootie options, here)

Bag (Literally live out of this bag – worth the investment)!

Fall Nail Color (think pumpkin spice latte in nail polish form)

Photos by: Shaun Luberski

Making a House Feel Like Home

GUYS! WE BOUGHT A HOUSE in our favorite city, Philadelphia- and it was stressful and terrifying and hard and exactly the opposite of everything I thought it would be 🙂 BUT in the end, it was totally worth it and while I’m still adjusting, I’m happy to say that the new place is starting to feel like home.

I’m a firm believer that a new place doesn’t feel like your own until there are pictures on the walls and a big pretty carpet on the floor. That’s why when we moved in I knew I had to go interior shopping ASAP, so I hit up the usual suspects – HomeGoods, Pier 1, West Elm, and my two personal favorites, Facebook Marketplace and local thrift stores. I’m not even kidding – Facebook marketplace has some GEMS that have real character you can’t find in a store. Don’t knock it till ya try it.

Anyway, my personal interior style is distressed chic. I like bright whites combined with dark accent colors and lots of vintage pieces. While our house is still a work in progress, I think we finished my favorite room – the living room! Product details linked below – happy decorating.

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Click below for links to my outfit: 

Blush Wedges

Distressed Denim

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Click below for links to home decor: 

Throw Pillows (from HomeGoods as of recent, but I linked similar ones here)

Teal Pillow 

Navy Pillow 

Beaded Pillow

Studded Brown Leather Couches 

Personalized Throw 

Area Rug 

Marble Serving Tray 

THE BEST CANDLE I’VE EVER SMELLED 

Large Wall Clock 

Picture Frames (I found these at a flea market in Cape May, NJ but linking similar)

Copper Brackets 

Bar Cart

Curtains 

Follow me on Instagram to stay updated on all my home projects at @kaylievarela