April Haul + Cartier Santos-Dumont Watch

It's been very quiet here because of my return to work from maternity leave and trying to juggle work and a newborn baby along with a demanding toddler. Then there were the vacations, birthday parties, and baby showers to plan and attend so there will be four consecutive posts showing what I purchased these last few months.

All I purchased in April was a top and dress from Forever 21 since it was closing down and had an amazing clearance sale.

Though I didn't purchase anything in the month of May, I did pick out my 10 year work gift, which had to be a watch. I got the newly released Cartier Santos-Dumont Watch in small 19K pink gold and steel with black leather and though I'm not used to wearing a watch, I love it! :)

Leaving you with the quote of the day, "Who you are tomorrow begins with what you do today." -Tim Fargo

March Haul + Target Dresses

Target has so many pretty dresses, which are perfect for the Spring weather we have now. It seems winter is finally over and pleasant weather is here. :)

Out of all the ones I bought, I only decided to keep one but they were all really cute - I wish I had more space in my closet! The material of the two striped one and the black one are definitely wrinkle-prone as you can see in the photos but I liked the neutral stripes enough to keep it.

Leaving you with the quote of the day, "A clear vision, back by definite plans, gives you a tremendous feeling of confidence and personal power." -Brian Tracy

Putting this here of the Canada Goose Victoria Fusion Fit thanks to a dear reader who alerted me that it's available now. Will be putting up a post of it soon :)

February Haul + Burberry Puffer Coat Reviews

February's haul is all from H&M. I mainly shopped the sale since I needed free shipping for a new laundry basket for the baby room.

Now that my pregnancy is over, I realize I am still missing a warm winter coat since the Canada Gooses didn't work out for me two years ago. I decided to try Burberry's down puffer coats since I own so many of their coats and jackets because they fit so well (with free sleeve alterations). I ordered the Burberry Limefield, Kington, and a trench style to try. While I was most attracted to the style of the Detachable Hood Down-filled Puffer Coat, after realizing the XXS was actually too tight for me, I was most hopeful about the Buberry Kington coat since it looked so comfy and warm.

The Burberry Limefield in XXS was actually very tight in the chest and shoulders so it had to go back but it's a nice, sleek puffer coat with a luxurious fur ruff around the detachable hood. The sleeves are a bit too long but it isn't noticeable with the…

January Haul + Baby B!

I didn't purchase anything the month of December, which was also the month the baby B arrived :)

Here's the family photo I mentioned in the last post with our matching outfits but we actually didn't take this until the day after Christmas since baby B arrived on Christmas Eve (!)

I spent a lot of time shopping online for nursing tanks in January since I realized I would need some if I were to go out with baby B and I didn't need any with baby A since I started out bottle feeding first and don't think I need to breastfeed her in public. I ended up liking Target's tanks better over Old Navy's since they're softer and more comfy. I didn't get a chance to try H&M's since they're sold out but that must be a good sign. January's haul was just the two nursing tank and an Old Navy sweatshirt, which is my second one - I really like how comfy they are. :)

Leaving you with the fortune of the day, "A big fortune will descend upon you this y…

November Haul + Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower Mac N Cheese

I was still very much addicted to online shopping in November and couldn't help placing orders left and right but I only ended up keeping two things - a scarf that I've been wearing daily ever since and a shirt to wear for our Christmas family photo post-pregnancy.

I wish I took more bumpies throughout this pregnancy - here's just the 2nd one I ever took:

I did feel a little guilty that I hadn't been putting as much effort into recording my progress throughout this pregnancy but I had less time and energy since I wanted to spend as much quality time as I could with little A before baby B would change our family dynamic.

Speaking of little A, here's a recipe of Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower Mac and Cheese that she couldn't get enough of, though she really only ate the pasta part, while I gladly ate her leftover veggies. :)

ROASTED BROCCOLI AND TOMATO MAC-AND-CHEESEPrep Time: 15 minutesCook Time: 50 minutesIngredients:1/2 head broccoli, cut into small florets1/…

Baby Sprinkle + Pizza Recipe!

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

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…