AUGUST 2021 MONTHLY OBSESSIONS
It’s again the end of a month and again I am amazed at how fast the time flies. In case you missed our exciting news this month – I am pregnant with my second baby and it’s another BOY! AH. You can read all about my first trimester HERE! Noah James is our sweet rainbow baby after our miscarriage last year and we couldn’t be more thrilled that so far – everything has been healthy. With that said – lots of FUN FUN FUN stuff happening this month in the obsessions department – so let’s go ahead and dive in!
AUGUST 2021 MONTHLY OBSESSIONS
We ordered a rainbow for our baby announcements and it couldn’t have been more perfect. I have fallen in love with the shop – especially for our rainbow baby – and plan on getting a few other pieces as well. This is the exact one we ordered for our announcements. Plus the shop owner is incredibly sweet! I LOVE supporting small.
I’m obsessed with this shop. It’s like Anthropologie has a small shop baby and I love it. I just ordered some more pieces for my bookshelf decor – including a pair of gorgeous gold leopard bookends. They’re going to look SO phenomenal! I love how unique and stylish their pieces are and I love how sweet the owner is. Again – supporting small is one of the best feelings in the world.
I went into this shop when we were in Greenwich and I could not be more in love with every little baby outfit we found. I bought Noah SO MANY cute things (tiny baby outfits are so hard to resist) and even snagged Jack a couple sweaters for fall, too! They sell some of my favorite brands like Me & Henry and Little Bipsy. You don’t have to be local to shop – they have an online store as well!
Diana (the owner of Terra Simply) sent me this candle after the announcement of my baby boy. It’s a custom candle scent labeled with Noah’s name. It obviously brought me to tears. Diana is one of the kindest small shop owners I know – and this sweet gesture just reminded me once again why supporting these shops is one of the biggest missions of Blonde & Ambitious. My personal favorite scent is her Citrus Basil. It’s always in my summer rotation! You can also use TAYLOR30 for 30% off any of her products!
PF came out with these super yummy new scents and shades of their OG Butter Bronzer and I am IN LOVE. The cake bronzer is my favorite because it has just the perfect hint of shimmer. They’re all great though – and definitely rival their original formula for me! You can choose from Cake, Cookie, Coffee or Donut!
This swimsuit has been my go-to for a growing bump this summer! It looked AMAZING pre-pregnancy but also looks fabulous into my second trimester as well! I love how flattering it is. I get compliments every time I wear it. I really like the Cupshe brand – I’ve worn their swimsuits for years and they are inexpensive but still hold up really well. It’s a classic style suit that you’ll wear for years!
I love Verb Energy bars! I have cut down on the amount I eat while pregnant because I’m limiting my caffeine intake – HOWEVER: I still have one 3ish times a week and this flavor has taken over and my #1. It is absolutely DELICIOUS. I ordered an extra pack for myself because it will definitely sell out and I don’t think it will be a permanent flavor. If you haven’t tried it yet – 10/10 recommend! Verb Bars are great because they are only 90 calories AND they have 65 mg of caffeine (as much as an espresso). It’s the perfect pick-me-up for mid-afternoon. I tend to eat mine around 1-2pm right when I’m feeling that slump for the day. It’s been a lifesaver while I’m still EXHAUSTED from growing another little human.
These maternity leggings have been amazing as I enter my second trimester. I don’t have a big bump yet – but definitely big enough that I don’t fit into my usual leggings anymore. I wear clothes pretty tight as a usual rule, so I didn’t have very much stretch to grow into. I switched over to these maternity leggings right around 12 weeks and haven’t looked back! I tried LOTS of maternity leggings with Jack and these have by far been the nicest quality. The ones I bought for my last pregnancy didn’t even hold up well it storage. They also stretch out during the day and end up saggy around my upper thighs and knees. These fit amazing and don’t stretch out!
This tinted sunscreen is SO GOOD. I switched to this from my other tinted moisturizer so I could get the sunscreen benefit without having to layer multiple products. It’s SPF 50 and oil-free. It hasn’t caused any extra or additional breakouts (which is a big blessing) and it has JUST the right amount of tint. I try to focus on spot coverage for my acne vs full coverage foundation and that has really helped my skin breath and look as natural as possible.
If you are local – this is a must-do!!! I LOVE the pick-your-own season at Eckerts. We do peach picking every August and apple picking every September. It’s SO much fun. Jack has a blast every time and we love the family bonding we get. You can ride tractors, pick fruit and visit their local market. We get as much produce as we can put into our cart and enjoy all the fun the day has to offer!
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