Fashion,  Lifestyle

I’m back!

Oh y’all, I am SO sorry for taking a break from blogging.  The past two weeks have been INSANE! I’ve been out of town in Charleston because of two prenatal appointments and my mother’s back surgery.  For a week, I took care of her and three of my nieces and nephews along with my two kids. Derrek thankfully held down the fort at Sweet Tea Jewels, and although I missed his cute face off, I am forever thankful for his help with our business.

I found out at my prenatal appointments that I am officially 14 weeks and just getting into my SECOND trimester. I love being pregnant, and just being aware of every moment with this little squish growing inside just makes me sooooo thankful and happy. Nolan was SO cute at my appointments and kept asking to see his baby on the computer, ha! Now that I haven’t been throwing up pretty much 24/7, I have been feeling some intense cravings for really random stuff like black bean patties dunked in buffalo sauce and quinoa with lots of snow peas and vinaigrette dressing. While all of that might sound strange, the most odd to me was when Derrek made us turkey bacon for breakfast, and I decided to fix a tomato and turkey bacon sandwich…something that I WOULD NEVER DO in my normal food life. I don’t like tomatoes on anything – especially sandwiches!

dress* | leggings | bootsjacket – similar | bangles

I recently had a conversation with Pearl and Monroe Boutique about styling this fabulous Heathered Burgundy Sweatshirt Dress, and I knew I had to have it! I love wearing pieces like this that can double as maternity wear! My bump has arrived, and Derrek thinks it looks ridiculously cute in this dress! I paired it with a faux fur bomber jacket, black leggings and tall boots for this cold weather that has blown through. I plan on wearing this many different ways: with a faux fur vest, booties, and my olive utility jacket! I really love finding pieces that can be worn multiple ways, and this is a perfect example of a staple piece! Head over to Pearl and Monroe Boutique to scoop your dress up before they are gone.

*The Pearl and Monroe Boutique is giving my followers 20% off of one item! They currently sell through Instagram @pearlandmonroeboutique so use your 20% off coupon during their sales! Just comment under the product that you want with your email and the discount code: LITTLESOUTHERNLIFE.