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WHAT TO LIKE NOW

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My Favorite Five 5 Dec 1 '14

1_

QUILTED DUVET COVER

- Not only has nesting set in, but so has winter. I foresee a lot of time spent in bed (even if not necessarily sleeping) I think West Elm has some of the most stylish bedding options. This quilted duvet cover in Grey is incredibly cozy.

2_ HEALTH ESSENTIALS - These whole food supplements have kept me incredibly healthy through out my pregnancy. I thought they were great supplements before I was pregnant but very happy to have them available during this prenatal time. I want to make sure the baby is getting all of the nutrition it is supposed to and this gives me peace of mind that I'm offering it everything I can when my diet does not. Get

Juice Plus here

3_

PRINTED SHEETS

- Some people love white beds, and I get that. It's like a big fluffy cloud. But I love getting into multiple prints and textures and colors. Hence, I love these dot sheets from West Elm in Slate to go with the light grey duvet cover. Ready for bed!!!

4_ EURO PILLOWS - I am a little late to the game with this one, but better late than never. Euro Size Pillows are my new bedding essential. They are great support when laying in bed reading or watching a move, and they look fantastic. These

shams in a grey clover

like pattern are another addition to the nesting project.

5_ WINTER BOOTS - come in many shapes and sizes. But since slipping these on, I don't know that I will take them off. They are so comfortable and look great with everything. These are definitely worth the splurge.

Fiorentini + Baker Elf boots 

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A SERIES OF THINGS TO GET YOU CLOSER TO HAVING THAT JE NE SAIS QUOI

1_ SWIMMING - At 9 months pregnant it's still very important to exercise even if you feel like you can't move. Also, it's pretty common to wake up just feeling achy. Swimming is the answer!!! I like these TYR swim caps to keep my locks dry (and it's required at my pool anyway!) 

2_ FALL FLOWERS - Chinese Lanterns. These aren't the easiest to come by but if you do - get them. They are magical flowers. It's the perfect decor for $10 to add a touch of fall to your home.

3_ HUMOROUS MATERNITY CLOTHING - I love dressing up the bump with dresses that have bows, so why not these cheeky shirts by MamaGama

4_ RECYCLED PUMPKIN - We bought a huge pumpkin for our front stoop in September. It served as a great Fall decoration through Halloween and now the Thanksgiving season. With Christmakah approaching, it's time to go. Though how to give it a proper good buy before the compost heap? Use it as a champagne bucket for Thanksgiving dinner!!!

5_ KITCHEN STORAGE - As we nest and get this entire house ready for this tiny baby, inventive storage is my new favorite thing. These over the cabinet baskets might be my favorite because they require no assembly or installation. Hang over the cabinet door. Done.
 




WHAT TO LIKE NOW

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My Favorite Five Oct 20 '14

1_ NESTING is certainly what I'm doing at 33 weeks pregnant. The maternal instincts have kicked in and I'm making a cozy, comfortable place for the baby to be. In Brooklyn, even tho it's a little roomier than Manhattan, savy space saving skills are still required. I have searched all over for furniture from antiques to crate & barrel, but Ikea still rules when it comes to space saving furniture. The

HENNES 

shoe cabinet actually looks nice/ grown up and is perfect for some quick storage by the doorway for things like winter accessories as we head out with our winter baby. 

2_

FADING GIGOLO

needs to move to the top of your moving watching list, pronto. If you did not see it in theaters this past summer, Autumn is even more apropos. I don't want to spoil the plot but I fell in love with John Turturro after watching this. It's the kind of movie you wish would never end. 

3_ MATERNITY COATS =

CAPES

is what I discovered this week. As I head into the home stretch with an already big and still growing bump I had to figure out how to face the elements, stylishly. I used to not like capes so much because I thought they made me look pregnant. But when you are pregnant - they look really cute over the bump! 

4_ 

SPACE ODDITY

is rocking my world right now. I wake up singing it. Maybe it's because so many people reference babies moving in your stomach to aliens. In some ways it is very "alien", but more than that it truly is one of the sweetest feelings in the entire world. In any case, David Bowie rules. 

5_

BABY FURNITURE

doesn't have to be so baby. I love this item from Pottery Barn Kids (and I didn't know I liked stuff from Pottery barn ?!?!) I love the open design for items pretty enough to display along with drawer space. Great Concept. 

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My Favorite Five - 10/10/14

1_

RACHEL COMEY CHECKOUT ZIP CLUTCH

 is so cool. As you know, I lived in my Rachel Comey Comrad Shoeties all summer and now excited to see what she is doing in the bag arena. It stays in line with her "offbeat charm".

2_ 

KUNK FU HUSTLE

by Stephen Chow is a cult classic must to add to your list of great films. It was playing at

BAM

over the weekend so I had a date with my baby's daddy to see it since he loves Kung Fu and I love anything Chinese. You know it's good when you walk out and see everyone mimicking the kung fu moves from the movie - us included. My move was the "Lion Roar". Now you have to watch it to find out :)

3_ EMBELLISHED SWEATSHIRTS are even better than plain sweatshirts! Thank god for this trending staple. It's so comfy, warm and fits bumps. Then you have designer brands like

Christopher Kane

which make this "CutAway Shoulder Embellished Sweatshirt". It's one of my favorite things right now. 

4_

THE WHITE ALBUM

is another cult classic that will never get old. I cleaned out the house all weekend or what some call "nesting". The White Album was part of the cleaning soundtrack so it's on my mind. It's also special to me because there is one song with the baby's possible name (if it's a girl)  Any guesses???

5_ SUEDE SNEAKERS from

Tod's

are one of my new favorite shoes this season. The designer sneaker trend is right up there with the sweatshirt trend -- BRING IT ON! 

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My Favorite Five - Oct 6'14

1_ PRENATAL YOGA is trés necessary. In the beginning of pregnancy I found prenatal yoga too slow as I was still agile enough for more challenging exercise. In 3rd trimester a slow moving class which stretches out all these aches and pains is a relief and still a great workout. It's also amazing to be surrounded by a class full of woman with growing bellies. I go to Bend & Bloom 


2_ SHORT FUR JACKET (real or faux) is so sexy in the fall before it gets too cold. When feeling big and pregnant sexy is very good.



3_ THE GOLDBERGS rock my world. It's in it's second season and I hope it never goes away. What is better than reminiscing about break dancing, mixed tapes and tacky sweaters. ABC on Wednesday or on Hulu 



4_ RED KURI PUMPKINS are the new in squash - well according to my taste buds. Butternut squash has had it's day. It's time to experiment with new squash and pumpkins. This one has essence of chestnuts !!! 



5_ ARGON OIL is my new moisturizer. It's simple and free of chemicals so I can feel comfortable using it during pregnancy. I started with this bottle from Josie Maran, but I also like the drug store Aura Cacia brand. It's wonderful for winter and is surprisingly not too heavy for summer. 

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My Favorite Five - Sept 29 '14



1_ MINI PUMPKINS are still the cutest Autumn and Halloween decoration around. Lately, I'm in love with the white ones. They are so elegant yet ghostly. 

2_ MATERNITY LEGGINGS are way better than pants (just like when you're not pregnant!) I've tried maternity pants and there is just too much going on. They might be fine when you are standing but sitting down is really uncomfortable - too much body going on and too much fabric. If you can get a way with leggings everyday during the winter portion of pregnancy (or not pregnancy) GO FOR IT! These are from RIPE

3_ ESSENTIAL OILS are great natural medicine. While immunity is low during pregnancy, I'm trying to lessen my exposure to colds etc. Though this time of year makes all of us prone to colds and viruses. Thieves oil is a spicy aromatic blend that smells like fall and protects you from possible air born sicknesses. 

4_ LIP BUTTER It's getting to be that time when a great lip moisturizer is essential. Korres delivers on it's name. It glides on like butter and is long lasting. I love the Guava barely there tint. 

5_ READING Labor and Delivery is upon me. Just like every other big adventure in life, why not study up. "Ina May's Guide to Childbirth" has been an amazing read that makes me more confident about the process. I highly recommend it to all new expecting mothers.