Showing posts from June, 2016

Consolation Shoes + Pregnancy Pains

During the 24th week of pregnancy, you have to take a gestational diabetes blood screening from your fingertip and I was terrified because I hate needles and was so worked up over the pain of the finger prick that it was even more devastating when I found out that I failed the screening because it didn't even hurt a bit. And this meant I had to then go on to take the full 3 hours test, which involves the drawing of blood on the hour every hour. This is exactly why you shouldn't stress over something small because it can always get worse. I was much more calm when taking the full test, especially since I was reassured by multiple people that many people fail the screening but pass the actual test. Old Navy Maternity Flutter-Sleeve Top . I was told that I would know I failed if I receive a phone call in three days and I thought I was in the clear since three days passed but on the fourth day, (since Memorial Day is a holiday), I got a phone call towards the end of the day,

OOTD + Buffalo Tofu

I had been procrastinating the donation of my clothes for a long time now but it turns out I'm so glad I did because I found myself digging through it a few weeks ago to take all my skirts back out that were too big at the waist because they're now perfect to sit comfortably over my belly. :) Here's one OOTD with one of those skirts on: And another one here: Top: Free People (old but cute one here ). Skirt:  BCBGeneration (old but similar  here  and cute one  here ).  Shoes:  Nine West Outlet but cuter version  here .  Here's a snap of me with my last haircut before the baby: And here's a delicious recipe for buffalo tofu. Now that I have gestational diabetes (more on this soon), I've been trying to eat a lot more protein and veggies rather than carbs and this is a great source of protein: BUFFALO TOFU Ingredients: 1 package of extra firm tofu, pressed and cut into cubes (13.5 oz package) 1/2 cup Greek yogurt 1 tablespoon almond milk 1/2

Wedding Season! - Showers + Weddings Galore

Almost every weekend recently has been packed with weddings and bridal showers (plus my own baby shower)! Here are a few snaps from all of the wonderful ones I've been to: The welcome table we set up for my BFF's bridal shower! Black sesame and vanilla cupcakes! All the guests :) Dress:  Old Navy V-Neck Shift  - Some people didn't even know I was pregnant! Prepping as the Matron of Honor the morning of the wedding! The beautiful bride and groom! Donna Morgan Emily Bridesmaids Dress . ASOS headpiece (old but similar  here ). OOTD to my coworker's bridal shower. Top: Old Navy Patterned V-Neck Cut-Out Tank . Skirt: Monki Pleated Midi Skirt (old but similar here ).   Also dug up another old dress from my donation pile to wear to my good friend's bridal shower since it's super comfy. Bag: Celine Micro Luggage Tote . Shoes: Sam Edelman 'Yardley' in Black . Ending with a snap in Westchester of the beautifu

Baby Shower!

My amazing friends threw me a surprise baby shower over the weekend and it was so nice! :) Luckily, my dear friend told me we were going to brunch for her birthday (lies!) so I got a little dressed up. Top: Splendid Scoopneck Tank Top . Bag: Chanel Wallet on Chain  in black caviar leather. Shoes: Sam Edelman 'Yardley' .  I was surprised! So cute! Admiring everything! The awesome cakes. Onesie designing station! The creative onesies :) Opening gifts :) The cutest cake ever Cutting the cutest cake ever! I have three of these little guys now! All coincidences since I <3 penguins hehe I can't wait for baby Audrina! :) Leaving you with the quote of the day, "Be yourself unapologetically." -Ke$ha

May Haul + Lemon Garlic Shrimp

Things are getting even more hectic now as I'm nearing my maternity leave and I've seriously cut back on shopping big time so all I have to show for last month are the lovely gifts from A as mentioned here and two maternity shirts. :) Here's a super easy and so delicious recipe for lemon garlic shrimp: SAUTEED GARLIC LEMON SHRIMP Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Ingredients: 1/2 cup flour 1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined 1 tablespoon butter 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced ground black pepper, to taste juice of 1 medium lemon Directions: 1. Spread out flour on a large plate and gently coat the shrimp with flour with a light coating. Set aside. 2. In a nonstick skillet, melt buuter over medium heat, add the oil, and turn heat up to medium-high. 3. Add shrimp and minced garlic to pain, cooking until the shrimp are pink, about 4-8 minutes. 4. Season with salt and pepper, add the lemon juice, and stir briefly. 5. Serve with the pan jui

Babymoon! - London & Paris Part III

A finally agreed to go to London and Paris with me for our babymoon! :) He isn't a fan of traveling at all but I thought he would like it there so off we went - it really isn't your typical babymoon and now that I think back on it, I do wonder if it would have been better to go on a traditional one but I'm happy we went since I was able to pick out my push present and birthday present while there. :) After filling my tummy at Borough Market.  Jacket: Ann Taylor P Society Twill Trench (old but similar  here ). Dress: Old Navy Rib-Knit Swing Dress . Bag:  Longchamp Le Pliage Cuir Medium Satchel . Shoes: Nine West Outlet but cuter version here . Sunglasses: Chanel Pearl collection (old but different color here ). Windsor Castle! Stonehenge! Scarf: Boohoo Faye Oversize Line Check Soft Scarf (old but cute option here ).  Sunglasses: Chanel Pearl collection (old but different color  here ). Bath! The Egyptian Elevators are Harrods. :) Arriving in Paris