March 22, 2018

Thoughts for Thursday: Latest Amazon Favorites

1. Rose Quartz Gua Shua: This scraping/massage tool is designed to increase circulation of facial blood flow and lymphatic drainage. I definitely see a difference in my skin tone and feel after using it! I follow this YouTube tutorial when doing it. 

2. Skoolzy Peg Board Set: Naps for my toddler are hit or miss these days so I have been accumulating toys he can play with by himself so I can get things done around the house. This peg board has been a huge hit with him! 

3. Rapid Egg Cooker: I love having eggs for breakfast in the morning but don't always have the time to make scrambled eggs. I've begun making hard boiled eggs to cut down on time and while using a pot and boiling water to make eggs isn't hard, I'm excited to have this gadget do it for me, ha. I haven't received this item yet so I'll report back once I've used for it awhile. 

4. True Roots by Kristin Cavallari: I might be in the minority here, but I like Kristin Cavallari. She seems like someone I'd want to be friends with in really life (she seems to be just the right amount of bitchy, haha). I'm trying to cut down on some different types of food (mainly dairy) and the food she makes on her instastories seems to be pretty good. It doesn't come out until April 3rd so again, I'll report back once I've cooked a few recipes! 

5. Nursing nightgowns: I cannot say enough about these nursing nightgowns! They are so comfortable and easy. The bra is padded which I love. Great price point, too! Should also note that they are marketed for maternity use as well. I didn't wear them while pregnant but the material is soft and stretchy so I'm sure they are magical for pregnancy!

6. Silicone Manual Breast Pump: This thing is a nursing mama's best friend! I have a bit of an oversupply, so I put this on the side that the baby isn't feeding from to collect the "let-down" milk and not only do I get extra milk to store, it helps relieve engorgement. 

7. Yumi handle: I ordered myself a 30oz Yeti tumbler because I am struggling to drink enough water. A girlfriend of mine has a handle for hers and it makes the Yeti easier to use. I got the light blue because I also ordered a Lilly monogram decal to go on the front of my tumbler and it has hints of blue in it. 

8. Reusable straws: I mainly ordered these to go with the Yeti tumbler but I use straws all the time. I'm pretty anti-plastic and I know straw usage is currently my biggest problem when it comes to plastic. Hoping these help me kick the plastic straw habit!

9. Yeti 30oz tumbler: The apparatus I'm hoping will help me significantly increase my water intake! I love, love, love water but since transitioning to being a SAHM 2 years ago, I've struggled to drink enough! 

10. Baby booties: Baby socks are pretty much an oxymoron. Doesn't matter how small they are they do not stay on a newborn's feet! These booties, however, do! They are large and make his feet look ridiculous but they are soft and they stay on, so I'm going with it! I have a pair of Zutano booties in the next size up, which I love, but since this is potentially our last baby I didn't want to spend a ton of money on something he won't wear very long. 

Linking up with Annie, Natalie, Owen, and Lindsay for Thoughts for Thursday! 


February 13, 2018

February 9, 2018

Five on Friday!

1. These booties arrived in the mail yesterday and I love them! I've been on the hunt for a pair of black booties and have bought and returned 2 other pairs. I like leather for black booties as opposed to suede and I think the contrasting sole is what is really sold me on these. The only snag is I think I need to go up a half size. This is not usually the case for me, even when it's suggested by reviews, but this time it may be? My feet aren't not swollen at all with this pregnancy, either so thinking it may be the shoe. Thankfully, my local Nordstrom has these in stock so I'm going to swing by today and try on the 8.5. Did I mention they're on sale??

2. Has anyone ever tried a subscription razor service? I heard about Billie and few months back and was intrigued but haven't actually ordered yet. I feel like I go look at razor cartridges at Target, decide to wait until the next trip because they're so expensive, forget, and then don't have a razor when I need it. Having them delivered would, theoreticaly, eliminate this problem. For just $9, Billie (or Dollar Shave Club) will send you 4 replacement blades (after initial delivery of razor) either every month, two months, or three months depending how often you shave. You can add shave cream, body wash, and lotion for an additional fee. Dollar Shave Club accomplishes the same thing for the same price but Billie is geared specifically toward women (colorful razors, ergonomic design for women, etc). I'll let you know if I decide to order! 

3. I have warm weather on the brain and am counting down the days until our trip to Rosemary Beach in May. Loving this cover-up for days by the beach and the pool in the months to come. Seeing as I'll have a very young baby this summer, comfy and easy are calling my name!

4. Valentine's Day is next week and I always like to make a themed treat for 'holidays' like these and recently came across these M&M's Valentine's Day Cookie Bars by Melissa over at No.2 Pencil. I am a sucker for M&M anything and prefer them in a cookie or cookie bar or ice cream sandwich but have also been known to eat an entire (big) bag myself. Also, how delicious do these Red Velvet Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls look? These would be perfect for Valentine's Day breakfast!

5. Anybody watching the Winter Olympics? I'm a Summer Olympics girl myself but do tune into the figure skating, the snowboarding, and the skiing. I'm definitely pumped to watch Lindsay Vonn make a comback after all of her injuries and excited to see Shaun White at the Olympics again, as well. 
I would definitely medal in this sport. 

Happy Friday, ya'll! Hope you have a great weekend

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February 6, 2018

Color Crush: Light Blue

dress // duvet // top

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January 31, 2018

Wish List Wednesday

Welcome back to Wish List Wednesday here on Charm City Chic! It's back to being freezing here and this week you can tell I've got post-baby and warm weather on the brain by this list! I'm so ready for both this baby and spring to arrive! 

I absolutely love the colors of this sweater! I think it would be so cute now with a pair of dark jeans and then with a pair of jean shorts when the weather warms up in a few months. 

I came so close to buying this sweater a couple of weeks ago but the lukewarm reviews on the website deterred me. Then I stopped into a J.Crew store last week and the salesperson was wearing it and it was so, so cute on her. I've seen on a couple of blogger since then as well and it is adorable on them, too! I probably need to try it on myself in order to decide but I am loving it and that soft pink color, so good!

I imagine pairing this with jean shorts or khaki shorts for one of those cool late spring/early summer days. I live for those days. When it is the perfect temperature for a sweater and shorts combo. Sigh. It'll be awhile before those days get here and then they'll be gone in a flash. 

It'll be a looooong time before I am back in high waisted jeans but I love the button detailing and the raw hem on this pair. 

You know what I absolutely don't need in my closet? Another pullover. But this one looks so soft and comfortable and I spy thumb holes which basically means I'd pay another $100 dollars to have this in my closet. Anyone else crazy about thumb holes??

There is still a lot of good stuff left in the Tuckernuck sale (use code GROUNDHOG for an extra 30% off sale items), including this dress for just $28!! I may or may not have added this to my cart this morning. I mean that price is outrageously good! 

My love for stripes is reaching a fever pitch. My closet is basically all stripes these days but I just can't stop! I love the colors of this tee and think it would be so cute with white jeans! I have several Madewell tee shirts and they are my favorite. 

I've posted about these earrings before and I haven't stopped thinking about them. The color combo is stunning and they would elevate any outfit, in my opinion! 

I love a good graphic tee to thrown on with a pair of jeans and sneakers. I love the little heart detail over the "I"!

Saving the biggest splurge for last here today. I have not yet worked out a way to spend the money on La Mer products but I am sooooo tempted by this eye concentrate. As I'm sure most of you know, the word on the street is that La Mer actually works and as I age, I really do believe in spending money on quality products that do what they say they will. But. Ugh. Still so expensive! Maybe as a push present to myself??

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January 30, 2018

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