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Baby Sprinkle + Pizza Recipe!

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I wasn't planning to have any type of celebration for baby girl #2 but with much pushing and prodding from a friend, I reluctantly decided to throw a small party at my home for some close friends and family to celebrate the soon-to-be new addition to my growing family. I didn't make a full registry since we only need small items since we had little A not long ago and just did the bare minimum with decorations of balloons, a banner, and small favors. I'm actually very happy I did it because it was so nice to see the friends and family I haven't seen in a while and probably won't see again until the arrival of baby B. :)




It was also a lot easier and more enjoyable for me this time around because I opted to order food instead of cooking this time, with the exception of some Red Lobster biscuits and pizza, which turned out much better than I expected thanks to my new pizza stone! I definitely recommend one to get that fluffy dough with a crispy bottom, which you won…

October Haul + Maternity Coat Shopping

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Since Lord & Taylor is closing down it's iconic brick and mortar location on 5th Avenue between 49th and 49th Streets, I couldn't help taking a look at the sales myself after a coworker told me the cute Sam Edelman booties she got were only $30 from there. Upon arrival, I noticed the shoe sale was definitely extensive and there were multiple clearance sections per size except my size 5. There wasn't even a size 5 section but I did find a few 5s in the tiny 5.5 section, whereas there are rows and rows of every size 6 and up. Since my main purpose was thwarted, I decided to browse the clothing and noticed almost all clothing is haphazardly thrown together on racks and are not separated by size at all with the exception of a few racks highlighting certain brands such as a rack of BlankNYC jackets. I didn't have time to check out any of the accessories or beauty sales on the 1st floor, but aside from shoes, the 2nd floor has contemporary/junior styles, while every othe…

September Haul + Florida Getaway

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My anniversary trip this year was a 4-day trip to Destin and Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, which was a nice, relaxing trip without the kids that A and I really needed.






We really didn't do anything except shop, eat, watch movies, and relax, which was perfect. 




Below is all the stuff I purchased from the outlets as well as H&M, which was quite heavy to take home since we only packed one small suitcase between the two of us. My purchases from this trip are all I purchased the month of September and there's also A's push present gift to me as mentioned in the previous post. :)



Hermes Picotin PM or Garden Party 30?

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After my dear friend bought herself the Hermes Picotin PM, I couldn't stop thinking about it because of it's cute small size. Though it's not very practical for my lifestyle right now as a mommy (of 2 soon), I couldn't help admiring it on social media. When she invited me to tag along with her to the Hermes store to pick up some things she had purchased in advance, I couldn't help wondering if I would pick anything up myself. For my birthday last month, A bought me a Bastia in vert anglais, which I exchanged for lime since the vert anglais was a bit too dark and dull in person. Since then, I've been wondering if the lime is actually too yellow.



But when I walked into the store and took a quick look around, the first thing I drawn to was the Garden Party 30 bag in lime, which surprised me because I never even thought about that bag before. I was shown a Picotin PM in black, which was beautiful, but after much comparison and deliberation, I knew I liked the Garde…

August Haul + Weekend Getaways

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I shopped the most I ever have in a long time in July but last month, I went outlet shopping during one of several weekend road trips I took. I didn't expect to buy much but I ended up getting 9 (!) cardigan-type tops, thanks to restrictions when shopping with a bump.



Here's last month's haul:







Everything above was purchased at the outlet, which I forgot was so much fun. I was able to cram a ton of shopping in just a short amount of time, thanks to lots of experience, especially at this outlet, where I've been many times before.
 These were on sale and are a size too big, but I figure I will need all the maternity pants I can get for the upcoming fall/winter season to wear to work!

I'm all about comfort now and picked up this Gibson Cozy Twist-Front Pullover and SARTO by Franco Sarto Palomino Sandals while doing residual shopping after the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, which is when I picked up the following things too:

Loving the coziness of waffle knit now - I liked…

July Haul + Maternity Shopping

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Here is July's haul, which was mainly Nordstrom Anniversary Sale shopping and maternity shopping. Now that I'm expecting baby girl #2 in the winter this time as opposed to summer, I realize I actually do need some pieces such as pants instead of relying on loose, flowy tops and dresses like I did last time.

My first pair of maternity shorts are these ASOS Maternity Petite Denim Alvey Mid Rise Short with Raw Hem, which I keep reaching for to wear on weekends this summer.

 I really like ASOS' petite maternity options such as this Maternity Petite Nursing Channel Front Top. This Petite Crinkle Trapeze Top is not maternity but works well to comfily camouflage the bump.

This Express V-neck Shaker Knit Chenille Sweater is super soft and cozy and I can't fit these Express Striped Linen-Blend Sash Waist Ankle Pants right now but I like them so much that I'm keeping them and hoping they'll fit after the pregnancy.



These Zella Girl Jogger Pants I picked up during the Ann…