Fall Style OOTD + Adorable Alfie pictures

The extend of my Fall decorating: these plush velvet pumpkins I bought years ago at one of my favourite stores back home in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Appropriately called ‘Home’. I whip’em out every Fall and never tire of them. I think they’re super classic looking and definitely go well in our bright white kitchen (although, yes the pic was shown in the bathroom, they’ve since been relocated). I’ve seen other lower quality one’s being sold at less expensive stores (like target and the like) but they’re not the quality that these are. I don’t remember who makes them, since Home carries a lot of independent brands. But I do remember, they were not cheap. YOLO.
I said it before, I think on my Instagram because I’m way more active there than anywhere else these days (IG stories mostly, to keep everyone updated about little Alfie), I think this pregnancy is easy for a reason.
I’m a little distracted, a little preoccupied with all my thoughts right now focused on keeping Alfie happy, and comfortable. Perhaps the baby boy knows I’m going through a lot of unexpected and unpleasant surprises with Alfie’s diagnoses, not to mention our first home, first baby, etc. So many firsts. And to top it all off, we still aren’t 100% unpacked nor do we have a fridge. Again, don’t ask about the fridge…I’m about as frustrated as I can get.
Our days are spent occasionally going for drives, Alfie loves them and has this huge smile on his face when he goes. My sweet little guy. He perked up for half of the day yesterday. Then last night Scott mentioned Alfie didn’t have a car ride all day. Alfie heard those famous words: “car ride” and immediately started smiling and wagging his tail. So at 11:30pm last night when we were all in our PJs we took him for a 5 min spin around the neighborhood and he, at that moment, you could tell was loving life. So happy to see him like that.
Today? It was difficult to get him to eat breakfast (not interested in chicken, turned his head after a spoonful of pumpkin puree – it’s ok Alfie I hate pumpkin stuff too), BUT!! He did eat an egg, which he didn’t want yesterday which was nice. He’ll eat again 3 more times today. We have to start getting creative with his food. We’re trying to keep carbs (although pumpkin has carbs) completely out of his diet, since cancer feeds on carbs. So we’ll see what the rest of the day brings. Keep an eye out on IG stories for more updates on him.

Picture was taken yesterday when he was feelin’ fine – minus the serious face he’s giving to my self-timer cell phone pic. I was taking OOTD shots for my Pink Blush #MaternityClothes.

Wearing:
Pink Blush Cream Raw Cut Soft Knit Maternity Top ($36)
H&M Mama Super Skinny Maternity Jeans ($35)
Foot Petal Andi sneakers (sent for review too, from Influenster)

Disclaimer: Huge thanks to my pal Megan for hooking me up with PinkBlush to be an ambassador with them too! As a PinkBlush Ambassador I get 2 points for 2 pieces of clothing to review. Each time I post = 1 point. I did not receive monetary compensation for posting about the brand. 
Influenster (as mentioned above) sent me the Foot Petals free/complimentary for testing purposes. #WalkingOnPetals. 
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An Alfie update + 23 weeks preg OOTD

The days are quiet, and I wouldn’t go as far as say they’re lonely. Just occasionally long. We still don’t have a fridge (don’t ask) but our 20 year old mini fridge is thankfully holding up, and currently keeping Alfie’s all-chicken-diet cold.

Due to Alfie’s situation at the moment, ideally I’d love to take a few weeks off blogging and those endless (yet fun, yes) to do lists. But it’s unfair for the brands I’ve partnered with and agreed to post at a certain time. I’ve emailed and asked for an extension to some, but if I do that with everything and everyone, I’ll be in the same conundrum as I am now. Overwhelmed with due dates for posts.
Do you love the grey star rug? It’s machine washable and it’s designed in Spain, made in India using all natural dyes. It’s not long term in the kitchen, but it’s for the babys nursery! Lorena Canals kindly sent it over for me to review. But I plopped it in the kitchen for now since Alfie slides all over the floor otherwise, and I want to keep him as comfy as possible – considering he follows me everywhere and tons of time is spent in the kitchen feeding him 4x/day lol.
So this is why I’m showing you our unpacked home, a PR sample from the wonderful folks at PinkBlush Maternity, and talking to you guys about the real deal. What’s going on in our lives right now.
I guess I needed to sit down and vent, especially after the huge scare Alfie gave us this week. 3 trips in 3 days to the emergency vet (with 1. If you’re new here or haven’t seen this IG post, Alfie is our sweet Pomeranian (that we basically treat like a child — no shame) who’s 7, and last weekend was diagnosed with lymphoma. Tuesday and Wednesday morning he did something terribly scary and we brought him to the e.r. vet once again. Each day with this little fart is a different story. Many up’s and down’s with this guy.
Since he was feeling well today I thought I’d pump out a few OOTD pictures that were almost due. This picture was taken moments ago, and as I said before, him eating his all chicken diet which thankfully he completely gobbles down.
Although I received the Pink Blush top in a medium, it does feel a bit oversized. But I think that’s great since it’ll probably due me until February, right? It’s sort of a velvety feeling terrycloth material that I wouldn’t hesitate wearing to bed, too hehe!
Wearing:
Pink Blush Light Olive sweater ($38)
H&M maternity leggings ($12)
Foot Petal Andi sneakers (sent for review too, from Influenster)
My OOTDs lately are pretty boring since I’m living in just two pairs of maternity pants, the same shoes (except omg I got a pair of fancy comfy sneaks in the mail earlier this week from Influenster which will diversify my wardrobe a bit!) and a different top. Come back tomorrow for another look, haha!
Disclaimer: Huge thanks to my pal Megan for hooking me up with PinkBlush to be an ambassador with them too! As a PinkBlush Ambassador I get 2 points for 2 pieces of clothing to review. Each time I post = 1 point. I did not receive monetary compensation for posting about the brand. 
Influenster (as mentioned above) sent me the Foot Petals free/complimentary for testing purposes. #WalkingOnPetals. 
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Maternity clothing: yay or nay?

Up until week 18-19 my clothing fit fine, for the most part. A lot of my jeans would feel tight around the belly area, but the Zara jeans (which I really hate to wear frequently since they honestly don’t last very long especially considering I only have 2 pairs of jeans at a time) were the only one’s that I’d been wearing from week 13 on wards, besides my Joe Fresh velvet-like leggings which are so incredibly comfortable.

Then I got my Cuddl Duds velour pants, which I was living in, waiting for my online H&M order to arrive with all my maternity pants (I bought 6 pairs of pants/leggings, trying to decipher my preg-size, the style I wanted, etc). They arrived, I kept 2, and I returned 4 of them earlier this week. For ages I didn’t think maternity clothing was worth it. I would only be wearing them for a few months, and if/when I get pregnant again, it might be opposite seasons — thus “wasting” my money. I thought for the longest time I could do without, and buy bigger sizes in regular-wear. However I did indulge-if-you-will, in some H&M maternity jeans to get by. You’ll get sick of only wearing 2 pairs of pants for the past few months, I tell ya. I wanted to feel like I was wearing clothing that actually fit me, and I didn’t have to unbutton each time I sat down. Ha! I honestly think you can simply get away with up-sizing your tops, but for pants — I’d prefer maternity style, just for the comfort and not having anything dig into my stomach.

I also received some items from PinkBlush Maternity (thanks to my pal Megan!) that you’ve seen on the blog already, which are cute, comfortable and most of all — affordable. I don’t spend much on clothing honestly, and these I’m sure will work during, and after pregnancy.

Wearing:
Pink Blush Lavender Striped Colorblock Sleeve Maternity Top ($33)
H&M Super Skinny Maternity Jeans ($34)
Fossil Campbell Crossbody ($138)

How long did you use/wear your maternity clothing for? As in, post-pregnancy? I don’t have any qualms with wearing it for as long as it takes, but I’m interested in learning and hearing some feedback!

Also — has anyone bought pregnancy bras? I don’t know where to look, or where to go. Why are they helpful? I think my bras pre-preg were too big to begin with, so I haven’t had to size up (yet?). Haha!

Disclaimer: Huge thanks to my pal Megan for hooking me up with PinkBlush to be an ambassador with them too! As a PinkBlush Ambassador I get 2 points for 2 pieces of clothing to review. Each time I post = 1 point. I did not receive monetary compensation for posting about the brand. 

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