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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Nursery Essential From Infant To Toddler :: Baby Monitor

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I'm planning on writing up a whole post with my nursery essentials, but one product that I really wanted to highlight was our Motorola baby monitor.  While most of the baby products we bought for Dylan have been outgrown and retired after a few months, the baby monitor is actually one that we've used from the very beginning during his newborn days through today when he's a busy little 2-year old toddler!

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Dylan is still sleeping in his original crib setup as he thankfully hasn't made any attempts to climb out and we're hoping to hold off on the transition to a toddler bed for as long as we can (we have a second crib ready for baby #2).  We have our monitor propped up on an extra photography umbrella stand but it's also super easy to mount onto the wall too as it has a hold for a nail or thumbtack just like a picture frame.  The pairing of the camera to the display automatic and I love that setup didn't take more than a couple minutes at most!  I can remotely pan, tilt, and even zoom in on the camera which makes it even easier to see what's happening without having to go into Dylan's room to check.

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love the nice, big 3.5" display!

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Motorola MBP36S wireless video baby monitor
We live in a 4-story condo so having a way for me to keep tabs on Dylan while he's sleeping while I do work on a separate floor has been crucial.  I've been amazed at the range of the monitor as I have walked all around our condo and even out into the garage and front yard without losing signal.  It truly allows for flexibility and peace-of-mind while my little one is napping!

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The infrared night vision is also incredibly clear and I can see details that I wouldn't have been able to see otherwise without shining a light onto the crib.  I love being able to relax at night after a long day and not have to worry about whether Dylan is sleeping ok!

The baby monitor has really grown with us through all of Dylan's different stages.  From his newborn stage when I was a worried first-time parent wanting to make sure he was sleeping ok, to a 6-month old who we sleep-trained and I needed a baby monitor to check to make sure he was ok even though he was crying, to now a toddler who I will need to occasionally remind to go back to bed (via the 2-way communication -- so useful!).

I'm also excited to know that this monitor has the ability to display two baby units at the same time with picture-in-picture technology -- it'll be so useful when I have baby #2!

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Find out more info and purchase the monitor at BuyBuyBaby:

Thanks so much for reading and stay tuned for my roundup of baby and nursery essential post coming up soon!


Disclosure: I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Jumpsuit // Les Lunes Review

Bag: Celine Mini Luggage Tote (look for less dupe, similar - on sale!)
Bracelet: Forever 21 Cutout Cuff (recent, similar)
Watch: Michael Kors 'Lexington' MK5556 (buy)

The jumpsuit trend has made a major comeback this year and it's a look that I absolutely love!  With this pregnant tummy of mine though, I had pretty much thought jumpsuits would be out of the question for me as this belly made everything I tried on just plain awkward (if it even zipped up past my waist at all!).

I was so excited when Les Lunes contacted me regarding their latest clothing addition as I've continued to love the pieces that I received from them last year -- I wear the cami to bed almost every single night and will oftentimes layer the long sleeve shirt on top when it gets chilly.  The signature Les Lunes bamboo material is super soft (like silk!) and stretchy like none other.  While Les Lunes mostly had lougewear available previously, they've expanded to include other clothing options and I'm loving all of the new styles that are so effortlessly chic!

This v-neck jumpsuit is gorgeous and even though it's not maternity, the stretchy fabric allowed me to slide it up above my shoulders as well as down below my bump without any problems.  This did make for the pants to be a bit longer on me but the ruched cuffs still allowed for a tapered look at the ankle.  Meanwhile, can I just say that I can't wait to wear this jumpsuit post-pregnancy?  I have a feeling that with the belt tied around my actual waistline it would look so super cute!  I love how easy it is to get dressed in the mornings with this little onsie and even better that it can transition with me from pregnancy to afterwards!

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++ All pictures taken with this camera, lens, tripod, and remote.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Floral Gold Leather

Jacket: Choies Vintage Floral Moto c/o (buy, similar)
Top:  Destination Maternity (old, similar - on sale!)
Bottom: Target Leather Ponte Pants (similar)
Shoes: JustFab 'Jeneva' (buy, similar)
Bag: Celine Mini Luggage Tote (similar)
Watch: Michael Kors 'Lexington' MK5556 (buy)
Earrings: Gold Pearl Drop Earrings c/o Pickles & Ice Cream (love these)
Sunglasses: Karen Walker 'Number One' (buy)

Adrian was out on a business trip to China all last week, so to celebrate his return we all went out for some dinner at one of our favorite Tex-Mex places (Chuy's -- a must-eat for anyone visiting Texas!).  I wanted to dress it up a bit for the occasion and put on some heels, but kept it casual yet edgy with a mix of this floral blazer, gold foil maternity top, and leather pants.  I had bought this maternity top towards the end of my last pregnancy and only wore it once before I delivered Dylan so I was happy to get some more wear out of this this time around!  Paired with these stretchy leather pants (thank goodness for the elastic waistband that folds down easily!) and a colorful jacket that adds just the right amount of pink, this outfit was perfect for a night of chowing down on some fajitas!

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++ All pictures taken with this camera, lens, tripod, and remote.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Summer / Fall Transition Styling

Cardigan: Banana Republic (old, similar)
Top: Isabella Oliver Bromley Wrap Top via Pickles & Ice Cream - on loan (buy - 20% of w/ cuteandlittle, non-maternity option, non-maternity)
Bottom: Rag & Bone White Skinny Jeans - wearing size 24 (buy - on sale!)
Shoes: Forever 21 (old, similar)
Bag: Taleen Tote via HMK c/o (similar, similar)
Necklace: BaubleBar 'Phoenix Star' Bib (sold out, similar)
Bracelet: Forever 21 (old, similar)
Watch: Michael Kors 'Lexington' MK5556 (buy)
Hair: NuMe Magic Wand in 32mm (buy - 50% w/ 50RUSH)
Lipstick: MAC Pro Longwear in Soft Sell (buy)

Isabella Oliver maternity pieces are all about luxury pieces that are effortlessly chic and can be worn during pregnancy and beyond!  I actually first heard of this brand when Kate Middleton was pregnant as she dressed her bump in absolutely beautiful pieces from this label.  True to their promise, this Isabella Oliver top is made of super soft jersey fabric that has amazing stretch yet has the ability to recover back to its original shape so that it can be worn again and again without losing its support.  The gathered side fabric is bump-flattering but I can see this as something that can be worn even post pregnancy and beyond!  Not to mention, the wrap style and v-neck opening would make it perfect for nursing as well.  This top is definitely something that would have a cost per wear of next to nothing in my closet and make for a great investment (especially with my 20% off code, see above)!

I went for a simple pairing and styled this top with white skinny jeans and a long cardigan.  To me, this is one of my quintessential looks to transition from summer into fall (we're still having temps in the 80s here in Dallas!).  The wool fedora is the final touch to add that fall flavor and the statement necklace pulled it all together.

And on a quick sale note -- Nordstrom is having a price-match sale on my favorite dark-wash skinny jeans!  They run true to size and I personally wear a size 24 for reference (see on me).  I love that their denim is high density, so they don't sag and stretch out by the end of the day and even help my legs look just a little bit leaner.  These jeans don't go on sale often, so pick one up while they're at this special price!  And Nordstrom's free shipping and returns makes buying completely worry free too!

Hope you all had a great weekend and thanks so much for stopping by!

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++ All pictures taken with this camera, lens, tripod, and remote.

** Remixing these white jeans and linking up with Fizz & Frosting.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Trip to Pumpkin Village

A couple weekends ago we took our annual trip out to see the Pumpkin Village at Dallas Arboretum. This was our third year going with Dylan and every year has been a different experience for us as Dylan gets older and starts enjoying different things.  At just over 2 years old now, this year was all about running, jumping, and exploring!


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