Menswear Monday

November 10, 2013

We’re having a BOY!

Husband and I had our gender-reveal appointment on Friday and found out that the little nugget growing in my belly is a baby BOY! A BOY! The truth you guys? I was shocked. I thought for sure we were having a girl. So much for my motherly intuition, eh? Admittedly, I had a bias because my mother-in-law (who had three boys and no girls) was dying for a baby girl. BUT, apparently the Big Guy Upstairs had other plans and a baby boy it is! He made sure we knew it too – he was not shy at all about showing off his manhood during our appointment. He was making a statement! Chase was proud.

The truth is we couldn’t be happier. I think husband was secretly hoping for a boy all along, and I just wanted a healthy baby more than anything. Momma-in-law is still as excited as can be to be having her first grandchild, and everyone on my side of the family couldn’t have cared less what gender we were having – they’re just stoked that we finally jumped on the ‘havin’ babies’ bandwagon. So all is well over here! Don’t worry that I’ve already gone crasssssy pinning nursery ideas and baby boy clothes. And yes – we went out over the weekend and picked up an ensemble for our little man. Menswear Monday will now be featuring TWO Willardson boys instead of just one. Pretty appropriate if you ask me. Aaaaaand one last thing – I think he might be a soccer player some day. He’s been kicking the crap outta me lately! I love it. All of it. It’s all becoming so real now. What an adventure we’re about to embark on. Am I scared? Mmmmmmyeah. Is it daunting? Overwhelming? Totally! But more than anything, I just feel so grateful that we have the opportunity to start a family, and that I’m starting it with my favorite human in all the land. Gratitude – that’s what I feel most of all.

K, but who would I be if I didn’t pull together a baby boy wish list – let’s be serious? I’m a Pregnant Priscilla and a Coveting Cathy with a baby boy on the way whose gotta be looking so fresh and so clean (clean).

Here’s what I’m lusting after… 

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And how cute will he be in this little gem?

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Yep – a boy feels just right.

Happy Menswear Monday!

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Another Giveaway!

November 8, 2013

Happy Friday homies! Ummmm, can we talk about how this was the longest week ever? I’m feeling the T-G-I-F to the maximum over here. But hey? How bout’ another GIVEAWAY! We love these things, don’t we? I’ve teamed up with some of my fave bloggers to giveaway some lovely jewelry from the Emily Maynard jewelry line. The prize includes this necklace, this bracelet and these earrings. It’s open to all US residents, simply enter using the Rafflecopter below – good luck!

And Happy Weeeeeeekend!

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Win $100 to Albion Fit!

November 6, 2013

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This is just the week of giveaways on GBO! And no one is mad about that, right? Today I’ve partnered with one of my favorite companies – Albion Fit – to bring you a killer giveaway for a $100 gift card to their store! Woot woot! Albion Fit specializes in the most adorable (and affordable, and comfortable) active wear you have ever laid eyes upon. I’m wearing  the East Coast Hoodie and the Go Long Leggings in cobalt, and even as a knocked-up lady these gems were just about the most comfortable items I’ve ever put on. Pritttttty sure I’ll be wearing this hoodie every day of my pregnant life for the next 4-5 months. Delicious I tell you! And one lucky reader will get $100 toward their favorite item in the store. So go do the dang thang and enter below!

Bonus discount code for all GBO Readers: Get $20 off any albionfit.com purchase of $100 or more with code GBO20 at checkout! (exp 11/8/13)

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Outfit Details:

Hoodie: Albion Fit, c/o {buy here} | Leggings: Albion Fit, c/o {buy here} | Sneakers: Old Navy, c/o {similar} {love these bright beauties too} | Watch: iKen Watches, c/o {buy here} {they do these in all colors!} | Disgusting chipped nails: priceless

Thanks to the lovely Lindsay Aline (a fab musician) for the pics!

Have a Wowza Wednesday!

Thanks so much for reading!

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19 Weeks…

November 5, 2013

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Turns out: full-time job + daylight savings time (translation: dark by 2pm time) + not being able to take pics when there was still good daylight out = lots and lots of fuzzy photos in today’s post. Womp womp.

I’m 19 weeks this week you guys. 19 weeks! Almost half-way there! Fastest half-way I’ve ever experienced. Did I tell you that we get to find out the gender this Friday? Don’t let me talk about it too much or I’ll pee my pants out of excitement. The anticipation is KILLING ME! Oh – and don’t let me sneeze either cuz that is suddenly making me pee as well. Awesome.

Here are two things I’m presently obsessed with: these red chunky heels I got from Target (they’re even kind of comfy… kind of) and this coat from Trendy Blendy. Every lady needs a classic black coat in their wardrobe with good lines and that hits in the right spot – amiright? I heart this one.

Confession time (get used to these confessionals – I’m full of them these days): the more pregnant I get, the more I secretly hate having to go into the city for work (it’s about a 45-60 minute commute on public transit). I have to go in tomorrow, and I don’t know what it is but I am dreading it. That being said, I feel super lucky because I work for a RAD company that lets me work from home about 3-4 days out of the week. Crazy right? I’m a lucky gal, and I know it. And I actually really love the city, once I GET there. I think that maybe tonight it’s just the acid-reflux and the achy back talking. Do those things talk when you’re pregnant? Anyone whose been there – can ya tell me? Either way, I’m wishing you a fabulous Tuesday and hoping for all of us that this week goes by quickly (so that you get to your weekend and so that *I* get to my ‘find out the gender’ appointment. Yahoooo!).

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^Fuzzy fuzzy fuzzy fuzz fuzz^

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^The horrible things that happen to a picture when you have to go into automatic mode and use the flash. Woof.^

Aaaaaaaand then sometimes that happens.

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I recommend not choking yourself with your scarf. That is all.

Outfit Details:

Coat: Trendy Blendy, c/o {buy here} | Sweater: Forever 21 {old) | Jeans: Old Navy, c/o {buy here} | Scarf: Forever 21 | Heels: Target {buy here} | Handbag: Aldo {last season} | Aviators: Target {old}

Have a Turrrrrific Tuesday!

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