Month: March 2014

Maternity Style + Denim

I don’t consider myself a fashionista..but I do have a love for fashion and enjoy following the latest trends (does that make sense?) lol..
Lately, its been interesting trying to style my bump yet super fun at the same time.
Last week was my little sister’s birthday dinner before she headed back to college.
…but what is a dinner without a theme? The theme that night was denim 🙂
I’m a fan of denim. You can put it with anything and still be stylish.
Here is how i styled myself, my bump & my Olivia!

Olivia

 

Outfit Details

-Denim Dress: Baby Gap
-Black Tights: The Childrens Place
-Clear Jellies Shoes: Target
Mommy

 

Outfit Details

-Black Maxi Dress: Forever 21
-Denim Shirt Button Down Shirt: Old Navy 
(this shirt obviously wont button over my belly for the time being, so i simply just tied it right above my belly for a cutsie, simple, tie-up blouse look)
-Black & Gray Captoe Flats: Old Navy
…Mommy and babies were pretty comfy & ready to stuff our faces for dinner 🙂
Here is a quick pic of the ladies of the night :
..I hope that everyone is having a great week!
xoxo-Ofure

My Current Pregnany Favorites #March2014

I wanted to share some of my current pregnancy favorites! These are just 5 of the many things that help me make it throughout my day 🙂

1) Old Navy Casual Shoes

-Lets face it, every pregnant woman has those everyday shoes that we love and are the most comfortable. They go with everything and accommodate to our growing feet/ankles 🙂

 

I purchased these shoes at Old Navy back in November 2013…for 9 bucks! They are super comfy and I’ve been wearing them since my first trimester.
Target Shopping at 3 Months Pregs
1st Trimester..when my “bump” was just a “buldge” 🙂

I still love and wear these shoes…they go with shorts, jeans, dresses, yoga pants & my current favorite, leggings!

2) My Beloved 1 Liter H20 Bottle

This water bottle goes with me EVERYWHERE! I make sure of it. Ice cold water helps keeps me hydrated and helps keep that fun pregnancy nausea on a low scale. I just fill it up with ice, water and go!
1 bottle = 1 Liter
Purchased from: Family Dollar for $3.00

 

I drink about 2 of these per day.  Drinking water during pregnancy is so important for mommy & baby 🙂

3) My Bob!

Although I love long locks, I have given them up for now and have been proudly rocking a bob lately!
It feels so good to not have a lot of hair down my back right now because my rising hormones makes my core body temperature a lot warmer than usual. What I’m really trying to say is that, I’M ALWAYS HOT! Sometimes I want to just sit down in a walk-in freezer, and just….sit…lol.
The bob is a different look for me and i actually love it. Its super easy to maintain 🙂

4) Olive Oil

 

I use Olive Oil for so many things, but lately I’ve also been using it for Oil Pulling. I’m not sure if its a mind thing or if it really works!
After doing much research, im just going to share the benefits of oil pulling that caught my eye:
-Reduced swelling
-Detox of harmful chemicals in the body
-Relieves Constipation
-Gives energy
-Clears Skin
-Improves Vision
-Whitens Teeth
-Reduces Plaque
-Freshens Breath
-Relieves pain
-Relieves Stress
-Relieves Heartburn
…there are many more benefits of oil pulling, but these are the ones that really caught my attention and I love it so far 🙂
If you have no clue of what I’m talking about, here is a rundown on how to Oil Pull:
“Rinse the mouth with approximately one tablespoon of oil for 5–15 minutes (on an empty stomach) before eating/drinking in the morning, then spit it out and wash the teeth, gums, tongue (softly) and palate thoroughly. Cold pressed (raw) oil is often said to be critical to the alleged effectiveness.Sesame oilcoconut oil and ghee are traditionally used, but newer oils such assunflower oil and olive oil are recommended by some practitioners. Oil pulling is usually recommended to be done first thing in the morning, followed by rinsing the mouth with (sea salt) salt water and then brushing the teeth in a normal morning routine. It is important to ensure that one does not ingest the oil, and completely eliminates it by spitting out the oil after use.” -Wikipedia.com
..do your own research before you try…some may think it’s weird, but I like trying natural remedies. Sometimes I think I was somewhat of a hippie in my past life lol!

5) Prune Juice

 

-Yuck! BUT, I make a prune juice and strawberry smoothie every morning to help relieve my pregnancy constipation. TMI? Oh well 😉

Ofure’s Pregnancy Prune Juice Smoothie

4oz Prune Juice

3 Frozen Strawberries
& enjoy!
…simple 🙂
This wraps up my March 2014 Pregnancy Favorites. I’ll be updating my current pregnancy favorites monthly until baby boy arrives! Let the countdown begin!