Madewell Summer Sale

Wednesday, July 17, 2019



Mid-Summer {or in retail world End-of-Summer} sales are my absolute favorite. I know everyone is going crazy about the Nordstrom sale but I'm over here geeking out at the prices from Madewell and JCrew because a lot of their pretty summer pieces are deeply discounted and with an extra 30% off on top of that, so rare for Madewell! I am a bit embarrassed to admit I have placed 3 orders in the past two days, can't blame me! I'm so excited to wear non-maternity clothes soon. Some of my favorite include the pink t-shirt dress with puffy sleeves, the tote bag that fits my entire world in it and that silk wrap dress which would be perfect for newborn pictures. Can't believe I'm already planning on that! 

Hope you're enjoying your week as much as I am. I am working from home my last few days in the office and it feels so good to prop my swollen feet up. Happy Wednesday!

xx, 
Nicole

HATCH Indigo Silk Jumpsuit: 9 Months Later

Friday, June 28, 2019






You might remember this HATCH Indigo jumpsuit from a post I did back in October. I was very excited back then to partner up with the brand even though I was not even pregnant {little did I know I would get pregnant the next month!}. My love affair with this silk jumpsuit I have worn over and over continues. And even at 8 months, is still fits as comfortable and cute as when I did not have and extra 25 pounds on me :)  

I have worn this to the office countless times, paired with flats and a blazer. On the weekends during Fall with a cardigan and sneakers and now that is summer as shown above, with flat sandals and a simple wicker bag. HATCH still has this style available in black {hello closet staple!} and stocked in every size. Expecting or not, I would go for it if I were you. 

Happy Friday!
N. 

Lemon Baby Shower

Thursday, June 27, 2019












Our parents hosted a lovely breakfast baby shower for us in my hometown of Nogales, Sonora. It was held at one of my favorite restaurants, El Marcos. This place opened when I was in junior high so I grew up going there on special occasions {the food is amazing!}. It was extra sentimental for me to have my shower there. The restaurant itself is kind of dark and has spot lighting so photography is veeeeeeeeeery difficult. We tried many angles but this was the best we could come up with.

Guests were treated to fresh fruit, chilaquiles, burritos, tamales, vegetables, beans and over fifteen {!!!} different desserts from the bar crated by Edelmira Jimenez. We were all on a sugar high by the end of the event! It was so amazing being surrounded by friends and family that we grew up with.

Back in the day when my mom was twenty five years old, she took a cake decorating class and they taught her how to make different figurines with sugar. Thirty five years later she remembered the recipe and made us a sugar crib! It is so beautiful and delicate, she had it displayed at the shower and now we have it at home. Not sure what I’ll do with it but I wanted it as a keepsake.

We have one more baby shower event being hosted by the kind people at my office. It will be the last event before out little peanut makes its grand entrance into this world. We feel so grateful to be surrounded by so much love and support.

Until next time!
N.

*Cake by Mirna Soria
*Photo of husband and I by Karina Maldonado.

Summer Ric Rac Dress

Tuesday, June 18, 2019










Happy Tuesday! Finally back in Austin and here to stay until the baby is born. We spent this past weekend in Mexico and Arizona celebrating our baby shower and hanging out with family. It was great! But I am definitely ready to stay home and get everything ready.

Speaking of ready, dresses have been my go-to outfit lately. Between the heat and the belly they are the most comfortable choice. This ric-rac cotton dress has been on constant rotation. Dress fits a bit on the larger size, I would normally wear an XS but I went for Small on this one and it fit perfect. The fabric is very light but not see through {as long as you stick to nude underwear}. And while you are shopping at Madewell make sure to grab the adorable earrings I am wearing, they make quite a statement but are still very light. Sandals are by Natalie Flint and they are one of Meghan Markle's go-to summer shoes. I love them! So very comfortable and chic. They fit true to size and I only needed a day to break them down. 

I'll be sharing pictures of the baby shower later this week.
xx, Nicole 
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