Chop-Chop

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I cut my hair! I don’t know how many inches, but it was a lot. We went from my hair to my lower ribs-ish to an a-line lob that barely touches my collar bone in the front. It was a huge change, but one I’m already in love with. I just needed a little something different. Wild Man calls it my ‘mom haircut’ and it probably is and if thats the case, then I love my mom do.

xoxo

ceeceesparkles

12 Outfits of Christmas: Christmas Shopping

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I knew when I took on this 12 Outfits of Christmas challenge that on one of those days I had to wear this shirt. Do you have that one shirt that you just love? I do – and this is that shirt. During the end of my pregnancy I found myself actually missing being able to wear this shirt and it was one of the first shirts I wore when we were home from the hospital. It was a Christmas or birthday gift from Wild Man a couple years back from one of my favorite little boutiques called, The Nest on Main. Its such a comfy shirt and I just feel like 99% more confident and awesome when I wear it. I also did my hair in a messy half bun and put on a decent face of make up. I felt good, guys. I like getting ready every once in a while.

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Thankfully I took these pictures when I did because not too much longer after these pictures were snapped, I was changing Captain’s diaper and not only was I tinkled on, I was also pooped on. It was a mess and I ended up looking like I’d wet my own pants. It was so glamorous. The two of us had to strip down and get in new clothes, stat, so I’m glad I was able to catch the look before it was covered in my sons business. Cute little guy.

Also, it was a stripe day.

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shirt: The Nest on Main – jeans: American Eagle – flats: Target

Captain’s one piece: Carter’s

xoxo

ceeceesparkles

12 Outfits of Christmas: Traditions

Yesterday Wild Man, The Little Captain and I went to my parents house for our annual Christmas tradition of decorating gingerbread houses. I’ll be honest, every ounce of me wanted to not get ready today. I’ve had a headache and my episiotomy stitches are seriously going to be the death of me. I wanted to stay in my jammies with a top-knot on my head and not a speck of make up on my face. It sounded good. But I couldn’t miss out on a day of the 12 Outfits of Christmas that I’ve so been looking forward to! So I decided even if it was just for decorating gingerbread houses with my husband, son and two little sisters, I was going to get ready.

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I’m all about button-up shirts right now. It makes breast feeding 100 times easier. I got this shirt a couple years ago and typically wear it under a solid colored sweater, but today I wore it all by itself and was very pleased. My jeans are just old jeans I’ve had for who knows how long. But they’re comfy and today they brought me a┬ápersonal victory because they aren’t maternity pants and they fit! As for the boots, they’re my favorite boots. Wild Man picked them a couple years ago for me and its been a very successful, magical love story ever since.

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I also wore my Moby Wrap for a good percentage of the evening. I love baby wearing. Having the Captain right up against me all snug and adorable is my favorite. Nothing beats looking down and his little eyes looking back up at me. {gosh, i love that little boy}. I’ve really loved the Moby Wrap, too. Its easy to use, lightweight and comes in a variety of different colors. I got my wrap in grey because it would match with so much and grey is one of the worlds best colors.

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shirt: Target – pants: American Eagle – boots: Zappos – wrap: Moby Wrap

I had to give a shoutout to my hair, too. Like really you guys I didn’t want to do it. But I did and it didn’t turn out too bad. Don’t you love when that happens?

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And lastly, my family and our gingerbread houses. Cute.

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xoxo

ceeceesparkles

OOTD: Channeling Fall (& staying comfy, duh)

When I woke up this morning I could hear rain out the window, there was a general chill in the air and I knew tonight Wild Man and I were going to my families house to paint pumpkins (best halloween tradition, ever, btw) and I was instantly filled with this desire to just fully immerse myself in all things FALL.

I started with my make up. Using earthy tones I created a warm look that I think can qualify as a simple, attainable Fall look. I used a mauve blush, a burnt orange eye shadow all over my entire lid and a lip color slightly darker than my natural lip color.

For my outfit I wanted to pull in some Fall colors but also stay comfortable. “Comfort is the main priority” is kind of my maternity fashion motto as of late. My belly feels SO heavy and all my joints hurt so sometimes getting all dolled up just seems like too much effort and too much ouch. Ultimately, I’d love to just stay in my pajamas or robe all day, but since thats not always an option (dangit), I just have to be sure that my outfit is still comfortable, not restricting and if its cute – or even just kind of cute – then bonus.

Leggings are a no brainer. I wear these black leggings from Gap (find similar: here) multiple times a week because of how comfy, stretchy and versatile they are. To those of you who believe leggings are not pants – good for you, I respect your opinion, but I personally believe they are totally pants. I paired my leggings with an old blouse from Target (i searched for something similar, but with no luck) that is white and ombre’s into a peach then into a darker orange. Orange = Halloween color, so I was all about that. Plus its flowy and fit over Baby Boy. Score. Because this blouse is pretty sheer and it was semi-chilly outside, I threw on a olive green (ish) cardigan also from Target (find similar: here).

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I think its important to state that I had grand intentions of doing something really cute with my hair. But then I started to get hungry so I opted for a quicker option. Whenever I do my hair like this, for whatever reason I remind myself of a teacher. Maybe I had a teacher who did their hair like this? I don’t know.. But I like it, its easy to style and it takes just a couple minutes. Clearly, I didn’t spend a lot of quality time making sure it all looked 100%, but oh well. I did my hair, when I just as easily could have thrown it up in a top knot on top of my head. So we’re good. If you’re at all interested in a tutorial on how I did this hairdo, let me know and I’ll put one together.

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Now I have to talk about these shoes. So. For those of you kind, sweet people who tell me I am only pregnant in my belly (bless you, i love you, may all the good luck in the world come to you for making me feel so confident in this funny shaped body), what you may not know is that I am also very pregnant in my lower legs, ankles and feet. We are talking swollen-city. I have tree stump calves 90% of the time and my feet are so fat its actually caused me a great deal of pain. Side Note: Can feet explode? I think mine might, soon… Anyway, unfortunately all my regular shoes I’ve been wearing, including several pairs of flats that I adore with all my heart, don’t really fit anymore. I can squish my foot in there but its instant misery. No thanks. A couple days ago my cute momma-dear took me to Target (in case you haven’t caught on, Target is my favorite store and I will never change that) and we looked for ‘fat-feet-shoes’. We found these loafers (find them: here) and my worlds never been the same. 1) They look like shoes my grandpa wears and while that may sound like a negative point to you, its totally a selling point for me. 2) They have squishy soles and pad my feet. 3) They are loose enough that even my feet at their most swollen state can fit into them – and not squish into them, but still slide right in! These help me feel less tree-trunky and more human-leggy. Its wonderful.

Also, the fact that I’m sharing a picture of my swollen legs, ankles and feet with you should make you feel very special that I trust you enough to look at them without too much judgement.

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xoxo

CeeCeeSparkles

“Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.” -Emily Bronte

Mermaids, Braids & Fresh Polish

My favorite maternity shirt (thats not really a maternity shirt – it just fits my belly) has the Little Mermaid on it. I’m really a 5-year old and I’m proud of that fact. Also a freshly painted set of nails makes my heart happy – another factor proving I’m still a little girl deep down. Then add a braided hairdo and I’m set. I feel like I should call it Elsa hair – I’ve noticed thats a thing right now to have Anna or Elsa hair, no matter how similar the ‘do really is to Anna or Elsa’s fabulous locks. I’m just feeling happy, little-girlie and owning it.
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xoxo

ceecee

“The seaweed is always greener in somebody else’s lake. You dream about going up there, but that is a big mistake. Just look at the world around you, right here on the ocean floor. Such wonderful things surround you, what more is you looking for?” -Sebastian, Under the Sea (The Little Mermaid)

…i hope that gets stuck in your head today, now..