What’s In My Hospital Bag?

Hi Loves!!

This is probably one of my most requested blog posts as of late haha! It is definitely not perfect and I am probably missing stuff or packing too much, but this is what I picked after reading a ton of sites and talking to family, friends, and some L&D nurses. I can’t believe we are due so soon!! I will be leaving everything in the garage or in the basement so that if we need it, we just grab it and go!

Something I added on last minute is extra masks to have on hand and some sanitizing wipes. We will need them to at least enter the hospital and while anyone is in our room, so I figured having a few would be best. I am also overly cautious when it comes to protection against the virus so figured I would just be safe!

I will also share towards the end of the post the baskets I put together for the L&D nurses and the Postpartum Nurses.

Bags Used:

For Mom:

Couldn’t link this above so wanted to include it here – Click the image to shop

For Baby:

For Mom – After Delivery/Breastfeeding:

For Dad:

John is really easy going so I just packed 3 shorts, three t-shirts, and toiletries for him. I also packed one “nicer outfit” for when we go home, because I know I will want some nice pictures πŸ™‚

Misc:

XOXO,

Nina <3

First Trimester: Pregnancy Must Haves

Hi Loves!

I have been getting a bunch of questions on my pregnancy must haves thus far, so figured I would put it all in one place! The first trimester, you start to go through a lot of changes and it is good to have some things on hand. If you are thinking of having kids in the future, TTC, or currently pregnant, this post is for you!

1 | Pregnancy Pillow

Okay, so I thought it would be dumb to get this in the first trimester, but as your body begins to change, sleeping gets extremely uncomfortable. I literally couldn’t sleep during the second month because I couldn’t get comfortable. I cuddle with this thing and it helps with having to sleep on my sides. I was a chronic back sleeper so it was hard getting used to sleeping on my side, but this helped for sure.

2 | Belly Butter

I have been using this belly butter since I found out I was pregnant. It is such a hydrating lotion and works so well. I think it has helped prevent stretch marks thus far and I highly recommend it. I also use it on the top of my breasts and it has helped there too!

3 | Hand Cream – Very Dry Skin

I have had the WORST dry skin. Not only on my legs and arms but my hands! Usually people are commenting that my hands are the softest hands, but pregnancy hit and that was no longer the case! My hands were so dry they were sticking to things and cracking and bleeding. This has helped my hands so much, I use it 3 times a day- morning, noon and night. It is so good that after a month my hands went back to normal.

4 | Comfortable Leggings

Comfortable leggings are 10000% a must. Your stomach is starting to grow and you tighter pants will no loner be comfortable. I got a bunch of these from amazon before pregnancy and they have been stretching along with me and are so good!

5 | Pregnancy Journal & Memory Book

Everything happens so fast and goes so fast so having a place to write it all own will not only help with future pregnancies but also its a memory booklet. I have this one and am loving it. I documented things and also put my ultrasound pictures in it.

6 | Water Jug

This may sound stupid but this has been the only thing to keep me on track with drinking water. It is sooooo important to stay hydrated and I make sure to drink two or three of these a day! It is 50oz and keeps my water cold legit all day.

7 | Belly Band

Another must have? This belly band. I got it in a medium (6-10) so when my stomach grew larger I could still wear it. It was a little big in the beginning but we are getting there! So easy to use to wear over my unbuttoned jeans so I do not have to get maternity wear yet!

Hope this helps you navigate through your first trimester. Don’t be too hard on yourself and just enjoy it all!

XOXO,

Nina

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals 2019

Happy shopping loves! Honestly the sales that go on this time of the year are beyond anything and are so great for when you need gifts or have been eyeing something but don’t want to drop a ton of money on it. I will update things as sales and deals are announced. I will also include my favorite items.

I am going to categorize it but online shops, retailers and online boutiques. I will include the sale (and update it if it continues to get better) then towards the bottom of the post I will re-list the shops and include some of my favorite pieces. If you hover over the image you can see its price. It may change and the items may not populate the actual price so be sure to click them and see if the price has changed!

I will also be adding images if I currently own the items πŸ™‚

ONLINE SHOPS:

AMAZON : Countdown to Black Friday Random Deals

RETAILERS:

Abercombie : 40% off entire store unless you are a member than it is 50% off

ASOS : 30% off everything.
Valid 7am 11/28– 8am 12/03.
2 hour flash promo: 20% off dresses & jeans with code EARLY29.
Valid 11/29.
2 hour flash promo: 20% off coats & jackets with code WARM20.
Valid 11/30.
2 hour flash promo: 20% off ASOS Design with code ANY20.
Valid 12/1.

American Eagle : 40% off and free shipping

Banana Republic : 40% off your purchase.
Valid through 11/26.

Bloomingdales : Take $25 off $150

Express : 50% off everything.
Valid 11/28-12/1.

H&M : 30% off everything starting 11/28-11/30

J.CREW Factory : 60% off everything and an extra 50% off clearance with code “YAYDEALS”

Kohls : 15% off with code “TURKEY15” Valid 11/25-11/29 Take $10 off $50 clothing, shoes, and accessories with code “SATURDAY” Valid 11/30 Take 20% off with code “20FORYOU” valid 11/30-12/4

LOFT : Up to 50% off sitewide.
Valid 11/28-11/30.

Lord & Taylor : $100 off your $200 purchase with code “FRIDAY”

Macys : 20% off Black Friday Sale with code BLKFRI, plus recieve free shipping at $49.
11/27-12/2.

Nordstrom : TBD

Nordstrom Rack : 50% off clearance items.
Valid 11/27 at 9pm PST- 11/29 midnight PST.
30% off clearance items.
Valid 11/30 – 12/2.
Spend and Get: Spend $100 Get $20 Spend $150 Get $30 Spend $250 Get $75.
Valid 11/27 – 12/2.

Nike : 20% off clearance items with code “WINSTREAK” valid through 11/27

Old Navy : 50% off sitewide
Valid 11/27-11/29.

Revolve : PRE BLACK FRIDAY up to 50% off.
Valid 11/27.
BLACK FRIDAY SALE up to 50% off (earlier in the day).
Valid 11/28.
BLACK FRIDAY SALE up to 65% off (in the afternoon).
Valid 11/28.
CYBER MONDAY SALE up to 75%. Take an additional 20% off with code CYBER20.
Valid 12/1-12/2.

Sam Edelman : 30% off almost everything with code “SAM2019”
Valid 11/25-12/2.

Steve Madden : TBD

Target : 30% off almost everything.
Valid 11/25-12/2.

MY FAVORITES

ABERCOMBIE :

ASOS :

American Eagle :

Banana Republic :

Bloomingdales :

Express :

H&M :

J.CREW Factory:

KOHLS :

LOFT :

Lord & Taylor :

Macys :

Nordstrom :

Nordstrom Rack :

Nike :

Old Navy :

Revolve :

Sam Edelman :

Steve Madden :

Target :

Found It On Amazon Friday – 11/22/19

Happy Friday!! You know what today is πŸ™‚ Going to count out the clothing and then link the other items below.

#1 | Orange Sweater Dress

Seriously so cute for Thanksgiving and it’s prime so you would get it in time. I would suggest staying with your normal size. I ordered a medium in fear it would be very tight and it was actually big so I re-ordered for a small.

#2 | Two Tone Sweater

This totally reminds me of the A&F one! I love the navy and the grey. The neck buttons are kind of annoying if you do not snap it up all the way but its honestly a really warm sweater and super cute. Wearing a small.

#3 | Beige Sweater

I LOVE this one. I would put a bralette underneath and just wear it like it is. I love it paired with jeans but would also be cute with a skirt. Wearing a small.

#4 | Tweed Skirt

I thought I ordered something more form fitting, but I was actually pleasantly surprised with this and am keeping it for sure. It zips up but is also stretchy. Wearing a small in this. So cute for the holidays. I couldn’t find any of my bodysuits but you can pair it with things other than white.

#5 | Camo Leggings

Wearing a medium and love them. I already shared these in black but wanted to share these as well.

XO,

Nina

Gift Guide: The Avid Traveler

Happy Gift Guide Time!! This one is for the avid traveler in your life, the one who loves to travel in style πŸ™‚

#1 | Travel Hangers

There have been so many times I have been away and the hotel only has ONE hanger. When I get somewhere I like to hang some of my stuff up. Having these when I went to Florida was such a big help and allowed me to hang things up when I wanted/needed to.Β 

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#2 | Makeup Case

Not only is this leopard case the cutest, but I always find it helpful to have a large and affordable makeup case with me when I travel. This one fits it all!

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#3 | Packing Cubes

These literally are the best and help you pack better and make more room for things. I swear I have used this the last 3 times I traveled and will never make the mistake of not using them again. I was able to organize, keep things neat, and pack more!

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#4 | Passport Case/ Luggage Tag

It always makes travel that much better to have cute accessories, and that is why I love this set. I love the color and style of them and love how it comes with a case.

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#5 | In Flight Organizer

THIS IS THE BEST INVENTION EVER. LEGIT. This seriously is a life saver. If you are a germophobe like me and hate when your things touch the seat pocket, this was made for you. I literally put everything in here and it then doesn’t touch the seat and I don’t have to freak about germs. The last few times I have flown and had this with me I got so many compliments on it and got asked where I got it from (HI if you now follow me :))

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#6 | Glow & Get it Eye Balm

I have talked about this a lot, but need to lol I swear by this stuff when I travel. It brightens up and hydrates my under eyes and works so well with or without makeup.

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#7 | Jewelry Case

This fits it all. It has a place for rings, necklaces, and everything you could need. I always have this with me in my carry on to keep my jewelry with me.Β 

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#8 | Carry-On Luggage

I love having something bright or different as my carry on luggage because that is just me. But I love hard cover luggage and love this color!

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#9 | Pillow

I just ordered this for myself.. I cannot sleep on planes and can never get comfortable and love how this has a space for your arms and head.Β 

XOXO,

Nina

Try On Tuesday on a Thursday – 11/14/19

Sorry another one that is late haha but I went to target Tuesday night to add some more onto it and they had like nothing and then someone kept asking me if I was okay talking to myself in the dressing room.. then I decided it would be good to put a piece of furniture together myself and it took me hours LOL

I shared some of these last week but wanted to show them styled.

#1 | Buffalo Plaid Sweater

If you want this slightly baggy, you should order a size up! I am wearing a medium. So cute with leggings or jeans.

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#2 | Black Thermal

Wearing a small and it fits perfectly. Perfect for layering or just to wear on its own. I will get a ton of use out of this πŸ™‚

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#3 & 4 | White Thermal & Brown Boots

Wearing a small in this white thermal. Is it warm but see through, which I didn’t expect. I wore a black sports bra and high waisted leggings for the try on and you could see it through the shirt. Also this teddy coat is the WARMEST. I got a medium. The boots are TTS.

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#5 & 6 | Orange Jacket & Lined Hat

This jacket and hat were the warmest combo !!! The hat is fleece lined and perfect to keep your ears warm and the jacket was the same. Wearing a small in the jacket and it fits great with room for heavier stuff underneath.

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#7 & 8 | Pajamas & Robe

This is the warmest robe!! Also if you are looking for a robe to pair with any pajama this is it. Also love this pajama set. Wearing a small in pajamas and M/L in robe.

XO,

Nina


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