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    5 Surprising Postpartum Body Changes I Wasn’t Prepared For

    Thank you to Mirum for partnering on today’s post. As always, all thoughts, opinions, and styling are my own.

    You’ve probably heard about all the different ways that having a baby will change your life (and body), and while it’s not all bad, there have definitely been some surprises I didn’t expect! Weight gain, swelling – let’s not even get into the changes that breastfeeding causes – all of which are pretty normal. I fully expected it’d take time for my body to get back into the swing of things. But I didn’t realize that some things would NOT go back to normal even now 10 months post pregnancy. I thought it would be helpful to share these things for several reasons: 

    • To give future or expecting mamas a realistic look at postpartum body changes

    • To reassure current mamas that you’re not going through it alone

    Again, these are things that no one really told me. I had to Google a few of them, and once I mentioned them on IG Stories, I realized that there were SO many people who had similar experiences! I’m also sharing a product recommendation that has given me relief for one of them – and I’d love for you to share if you have experienced any of the below or found products that have helped!

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    My Valentine’s Day Picks | Weekly Wishlist

    Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and there have been so many cute love-themed items popping up lately! I pulled together a list of my faves that you can enjoy whether you’re pampering yourself through the holiday or getting glammed for a date night. It’s the best time of the year to wear pink (and red) so take advantage and grab these pretty pieces below!

    Keep Shopping Valentine’s Day Picks

    Heart Print Pajama Top | Love One Another Crop Hoodie | Heart Eyelash Sweater | Love Graphic Sweater  Blush Silk Robe

     Initial Heart Pendant Necklace | Kendra Scott Ring Set | Heart Drop Earrings | Capri Jar Candle | Line & Dot Tiered Blouse | English Factory Belted Sweater Dress | Faux Wrap Jumpsuit

    Wine Chiller | Rose Lip Mask Set | YSL Rock & Shine Lipstick | Charlotte Tilbury Eyeshadow Palette

    P.S. Don’t miss my 2019 Top 10 here – and let me know what you’re shopping for this Valentine’s Day!

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    January Favorites | Weekly Wishlist

    I can’t believe we’re already coming to the end of January, but I’m back this week with a round up of my favorite purchases, plus a few pieces in my shopping cart! Ahead, you’ll find a small list of items that are going to be hot this year from wearable flats to spring-ready tops and dresses. Now’s the best time to shop, because after a long month, we all need to treat ourselves! As always, click anywhere below to shop!

    Keep Shopping January Favorites Below

    Even more picks from January’s New Arrivals:

    Eyelet Top: Love the romantic details on this top.

    Puff Sleeve Dress: Can’t wait to wear this dress as soon as the weather warms up.

    Grandpa Cardigan: I’ll be wearing this boxy cardi from winter to spring.

    Choker Necklace: This necklace is half pretty imitation pearls and half shiny gold beads!

    Leopard Slides: Super cute and available in 3 other colors.

    Mesh Slingback Flats: Where style and comfort meets!

    Wedge Espadrilles: Perfect dupe for those lust-worthy Chloe wedges!

    Slide Sandals: So chic and trendy for 2020.

    Woven Slip on Sneakers: How perfect are these slip-on sneakers?

    More January Favorites…

    Any favorite buys this month? I’d LOVE for you to share them in the comments!

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    2019 TOP 10 LIST

    I think it’s an understatement to say – I’ve tried A LOT of products this year. From skincare to makeup and hair to health. I’ve been working on a list of my favorite things that I’ve discovered in the past 365 days to create a 2019 TOP 10 LIST. It’s my favorite discoveries across ten different categories. In some categories, it was difficult to just pick one, so if there were ties, I included all items. I’ve also included honorable mentions and other tried and true products that I love in the same categories. The goal is to have a list of favorites all in one place (rather than scattered across different blog posts) that includes what I’m loving and still using after this year!

    I’d love to hear if you have any stand out favorites from this year for me to try out. I’m also working on what I’m calling my MASTER LIST where I’ll be sharing comprehensive lists of favorite items in even more categories – I’m SO excited about this one. I’ve been compiling the lists for months now! Stay tuned!

    Top 10 Products of 2019

    1 | Hair Products

    Favorite in 2019: Olaplex No. 6

    Longtime Favorites: Living Proof Dry Shampoo, Pravana Blonde Shampoo/Conditioner

    Top 10 Products of 2019 | PMD Pro Cleanse RQ

    2 | Skin Treatment Products

    Favorite in 2019: GlowPro / PMD Pro Cleanse / Mary Kay Eye Makeup Remover

    Longtime Favorite: SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic, Colleen Rothschild Cleansing Balm

    Top 10 Products of 2019 | Laura Mercier Foundation

    3 | Makeup

    Favorite from 2019: Rodial Banana Powder

    Longtime Favorite: Laura Mercier Longwear Matte foundation, Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk lip liner

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    4 | Bath and Body

    Favorite from 2019: Mary Kay Eye Patches

    Longtime Favorites: EOS shave cream, Spongelle Sponges

    5 | Most Worn

    Most Worn in 2019: Golden Goose sneakers

    Honorable Mentions: Gucci Marmont bag, Quay sunglasses, Spanx leggings

    Top 10 Products of 20196 | Home Sweet Home

    Favorite from 2019: Amazon Acrylic Swivel Organizer

    Honorable Mention: Amazon Acrylic Drawer Organizer, Barefoot Dreams blanket

    Top 10 Products of 2019 | Safe + Fair Birthday Cake granola

    7 | Grocery + Kitchen

    Favorite from 2019: Safe + Fair Birthday Cake Granola

    Honorable Mention: Vital Proteins, Home Chef, MacKenzie-Childs serving pieces

    8 | Travel

    Favorite from 2019: Bennington, Vermont – Four Chimneys Inn

    Longtime Favorite: Watercolor 30A

    9 | Apps

    Favorite from 2019: Reddit OR Audible

    Longtime Favorite: OR Poshmark

    Top 10 Products of 2019 | Elderberry Gummies

    10 | Misc Breakout Faves

    Isle of Paradise tanning drops

    Hello Body Lip scrub and hydrating duo

    Amazon Lululemon dupe leggings

    Sambucus Elderberry Gummies

    For a list of my favorite baby products this year, check this post!

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    White Elephant Gifts That Won’t Disappoint | Holiday Gift Guide

    White elephant parties are fun in theory but only if you end up with a good mix of presents that appeal to everyone. Although it can be quite the challenge, I’m always determined to find that one thing everyone wants to unwrap – or steal – at a holiday party. This year, I found tons of options that will ensure that nobody goes home disappointed whether you’re looking for something cool, funny, or trendy. For instance, this nifty little gadget is perfect to have by the desk while this game will keep the holiday party going all night long. Keep scrolling for more genius gift ideas!

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    See more of my last minute holiday gift ideas here!