What I Wore 12-8

19 weeks 4 days pregnant and off to teach 2nd grade.
  1. Maternity V-Neck Long-Sleeve Tee size M
  2. Maternity Full-Panel Leggings 2-Pack size M
  3. Quilted Vest (old) similar here, here, here and here. Ordering this today because mine is a tad too small, and this Tommy Bahama vest is perfect for pregnancy! I love how long, loose, and comfy it looks. Adding to cart now. ✔️
  4. Women’s Lainee Heeled Scrunch Fashion Boots – Universal Thread™

Ordering this ↓ ASAP

Old Navy Small Haul

I tend to get overwhelmed when shopping online. Like I have these grandiose plans of picking a cart load of perfectly coordinated outfits that fit in my budget and are available in my size and preferred choice of color. But in reality I end up with random pieces and a hodgepodge of mismatched stuff that I never really wanted anyway.

I usually close the computer, vow to try again tomorrow, and go about life in my sad, unfashionable wardrobe. The worst part is that I was once very fashionable, and I have a decent sense of style, so I am fully aware that I don’t look great. Ugh, it’s such a pitiful cycle.

But, as I mentioned in my previous post, I feel a sense of renewal and optimism as of late. I want to look good. I want to feel good. I want to add clothes to my cart and not shut the damn computer out of frustration. December goals= hit purchase with confidence. ✔️

I *think* I did pretty well last night shopping Old Navy’s big Cyber Sale. It was late and my growing belly (prego + a pinch of Thanksgiving gluttony) is desperate for properly fitting clothes, so I pretty much forced myself to hit the buy button before shutting down for the night. I also threw in a couple of pieces for my 4-year old daughter, because shopping for my kids is wayyyy less stressful than shopping for myself.

I purchased what I call a “small haul,” as I am trying to buy fewer items at a time and slowly build my wardrobe in an effort to avoid the “pitiful cycle” of adding to cart –>deleting cart –>perpetually styleless. 😉

How did I do???

Old Navy Maternity Front-Low Panel Boot-Cut Jeans
Old Navy Maternity Front Low-Panel Universal Straight Jeans
Old Navy Maternity Full-Panel Leggings 2-Pack
Old Navy Maternity V-Neck Long-Sleeve Tee

Old Navy Maternity Jersey-Knit Bodycon Dress in Green Floral
Old Navy Maternity Corduroy Western Tie-Belt Shirt Dress
Old Navy Fit & Flare Printed Jersey Dress 2-Pack for Toddler Girls
Old Navy Faux-Fur-Lined Boots for Toddler Girls

I later realized that I had an Old Navy and Loft gift card floating around my purse from my birthday back in August, so I did a little extra shopping to take advantage of the Cyber Monday deals. I will spotlight my purchases in my next post. ✌️

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Beauty Advent Calendars

How I have been on this planet for 39 years and never known this was a thing is beyond me. I have to pass on the wine advent calendar this year (pregnant), so I am totally going to spoil myself with some much needed beauty products instead. Not that wine isn’t needed this year too, but, ya know… 🤰

My beauty routine is long overdue for a shake up, and I am very interested in trying out some bareMinerals products. That’s actually what led me down this beauty advent calendar rabbit hole, anyway. There are so many appealing options, it’s tough to decide! I also included a few holiday gift sets that caught my eye.

I may even gift a friend or two with one of these unique and festive finds. Who wouldn’t be thrilled to receive an advent calendar full of beauty goodies to kick off the holiday season? I may just have to order a few.

Clarins 24-Day Advent Calendar  $120- $270 value  free 5-piece gift with any $100+ purchase with promo code essentials20
Clarins 24-Day Advent Calendar
$120- $270 value
free 5-piece gift with any $100+ purchase with promo code essentials20
Dermstore Beauty Advent Calendar (24 piece)  $350- $516 value   free gift with purchase
Dermstore Beauty Advent Calendar (24 piece)
$350- $516 value free gift with purchase
bareMinerals 10-PIECE CLEAN BEAUTY COLLECTION  $99- $180 value
bareMinerals 10-PIECE CLEAN BEAUTY COLLECTION
$99- $180 value
bareMinerals 4-piece free gift with $75 purchase
bareMinerals 4-piece free gift with $75 purchase
bareMinerals 24 DAYS OF CLEAN BEAUTY ADVENT CALENDAR  $99- $250 value  (use promo code FAVEFRIDAY to receive an additional 25% discount)
bareMinerals 24 DAYS OF CLEAN BEAUTY ADVENT CALENDAR
$99- $250 value (use promo code FAVEFRIDAY to receive an additional 25% discount)
MAC 12-Pc. Frosted Firework Boom Boom Wow Mini Advent Calendar Gift Set  $99- $163 value  free full size lipstick with purchase
MAC 12-Pc. Frosted Firework Boom Boom Wow Mini Advent Calendar Gift Set
$99- $163 value
free full size lipstick with purchase
Clinique Festive Favorites   $49.50 with any $31.00 Clinique purchase- $253.00 value
Clinique Festive Favorites 
$49.50 with any $31.00 Clinique purchase
$253.00 value
e.l.f. THE E.L.F.-STRAVAGANZA 24 DAY ADVENT CALENDAR  $75- $105 value
e.l.f. THE E.L.F.-STRAVAGANZA 24 DAY ADVENT CALENDAR
$75- $105 value