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RACHEL ZOE’S BOX OF STYLE SPRING 2018 | CALIFORNIA EDITION

RACHEL ZOE’S BOX OF STYLE SPRING 2018 | CALIFORNIA EDITION

Rachel Zoe’s Box of Style recently launched their Spring 2018 California Edition. Now that the days are getting longer and warmer it’s time to update our wardrobe with glamorous finds! I love this subscription box curated for the busy modern woman! I love the trendy […]

Box of Style Select Edition 2018 Review

Box of Style Select Edition 2018 Review

Box of Style by The Zoe Report is excited to launch their first ever Select Edition, full of member-favorites that are so good they just had to bring them back. This limited-edition curation is available for a limited-time only and will sell out fast! I am […]

My Favourite Winter Coats

My Favourite Winter Coats

Treat your winter coat like a loved one ready to give you a hug on those coldest, dreary days. Invest in a quality jacket to cocoon yourself in and won’t go out of style. While is it tempting to buy a cheap one, remember your outer layer is an extension of your well-calculated ootd ensemble. Think of a versatile silhouette that is perennially chic – woollen wrap option for layering over jeans, tights or a sexy lace dress! I’ve rounded up some of my favourite camel and grey options for that effortlessly put together look that is minimal yet sophisticated!
  1. I love this casual wool down grey coat with an oversized fur hood from Soia & Kyo
  2.  For those dinner dates and when you want to feel extra chic. This fur coat is best paired with a lacey dress with thigh high boots
  3. Millennial Pink teddy duster coat is so soft you just want to cuddle up with it all day long
  4. This English wool tweed double breasted checkered coat adds an effortless sophistication. This oversized blazer can be dressed up or down!
  5. Another favourite coat of the season is this hooded robe in pastel pink. (similar in grey)
  6. Long sleeve faux fur coat in nude beige is super cute and can be paired with anything.
  7. This All Saints coat has clean lines of modern minimalism grey coat is a timeless piece.
  8. Similar another AllSaints coat I recently just purchased  and can’t enough of is this oversized silhouette with ruched sleeves.
  9. Long sleeve shearling coat in camel tan with tonal lambskin cuffs and hem is like a real live teddy!

 

 

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MEJURI x HEYCLAIRE | EDGED JEWELRY

MEJURI x HEYCLAIRE | EDGED JEWELRY

I was super excited to hear about Heyclaire’s collaboration with Mejuri. I am one of her Day One followers. Claire describes her everyday jewelry like her “favorite pair of jeans. Not a lot of fuss, classic with a twist, and they need to be quality because, […]

WHAT’S IN MY GYM BAG | ESSENTIALS

WHAT’S IN MY GYM BAG | ESSENTIALS

When I feel like my 10 minute fitness commitment just isn’t going to cut it for the day, I know I need a good sweat! I am slowly getting back into the grind and it is hard AF and I’m not even going to lie […]

38 Weeks Pregnant Update

38 Weeks Pregnant Update

38 Weeks Pregnant Bumpdate HelloNance.com Baby Beauty Travel Lifestyle Vancouver Blog

38 Weeks Pregnant Update: I’m feeling all sorts of emotions this week. My baby is full term and technically can arrive any moment now. I’m going to be a Mom soon. And Dave will be a Dad soon. Wow! It is so important for us to capture this moment that a baby lives inside me. Savour this moment of being a couple and before we become parents.

 

Vacation / Pre-Maternity Leave

I am so happy that I took 2 weeks vacation before my due date. In hindsight I should have taken 3 weeks. Nonetheless, I am on Maternity Leave! My baby dropped even lower to my pelvic floor making 1. harder to walk (yes, I have that penguin-pregnancy-wobble now); 2. harder for long distance travel (go forbid I have to find a washroom mid-way on my drive to walk); and 3. just plain tiring (all I want to do is nap).

I love this time to rest. Everyone keeps telling me, get as much sleep possible now. I won’t be sleeping for the next 2 years! But I also find it a little boring to be home most of the time when hubby is at work. I don’t feel comfortable to drive myself anymore. What if my contractions start when I’m on the road? What if my water breaks? OMG!

 

38 Weeks Pregnant Bumpdate HelloNance.com Baby Beauty Travel Lifestyle Vancouver Blog

body-con tank dress | similar

 

Get Out and Do Things

Although at 38 weeks I’m pretty tired most of the time from carrying this baby but I’m so happy to be able to go out and do things. I got to go out with hubby on a few dates. We ate some of my favorite restaurants (here, here and here). The weather has been also very sunny, so it was nice to go to the park to walk around and get some fresh air!

 

Coffee and Heart Rate

Throughout my whole pregnancy, I hated coffee. This is a surprise even to myself. I’m one of those people who has to have a cup of joe to get my day started. Don’t talk to me if I haven’t finished my first cup! To my surprise, the the taste of coffee was bitterly unbearable (even if the aroma was inviting). Then comes week 38 of pregnancy. Suddenly iced coffee was invigorating and ever so delicious!

A word of caution to expecting moms to be. Do not drink this before your OB GYN visit. My heart rate shot up to 140/100 and my doctor was so worried, she sent me to the hospital for blood work. Thankfully I was discharged within 3 hours with no complications. But it was quite the scare for my hubby and myself.

 

38 Weeks Pregnant Bumpdate HelloNance.com Baby Beauty Travel Lifestyle Vancouver Blog

slip on sandalsculottes

 

Swollen Feet

I have also been pretty lucky throughout my pregnancy that I had no swollen feet, ankles or hands. I mean my wedding rings didn’t fit around week 20. It was getting tight and I optioned to stop wearing them. But NEVER had my feet or toes swelled up like sausages. However, comes 38 weeks pregnancy, Edema kicks in. The swelling usually gets worse as the day progresses. And I have to elevate my legs at night or get a feet massage.

 

Nursery

We are just putting in the finishing touches to the nursery. I even got a guest bed for Dave if he needs to get some quality sleep for work or when the grandparents visits. I’ll have to share those pictures with you soon!

 

 

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WHAT I WORE | #OOTD 359

WHAT I WORE | #OOTD 359

What I Wore #OOTD 359 at 35 weeks pregnant peplum shirt | coluttes (similar here and here)               Disclaimer: this post may contain affiliate links and/or products submitted to HelloNance for editorial consideration. To find out more, please visit our About/Disclaimer page. […]

Lauren Conrad’s Maternity Line Is So Adorable!

Lauren Conrad’s Maternity Line Is So Adorable!

Shopping for Maternity Clothes was seriously the hardest thing for me. I wanted something cute yet versatile and comfortable. Yet most of the clothing for pregnant ladies were so frumpy and unflattering that I ended up sizing up at my favorite stores instead. That is […]

Wedding Ring No Longer Fits

Wedding Ring No Longer Fits

My wedding rings do not fit anymore! It happened fairly early during my pregnancy around month four and five. Although, my overall body weight hasn’t significantly increased. I didn’t ballooned the heck up. Nor did my feet swell (and still hasn’t at 32 weeks pregnant). My poor fingers took the hit. My fingers got pretty puffy and taking them off was hard at the end of the day! So I stopped wearing rings for awhile. I didn’t want my doctor to cut my rings off if it got stuck!

I love my wedding rings and I feel naked without them. After all, I have been wearing them for two years now and they’ve became a part of me.  I hate not having my rings on! I’ve read that some ladies would wear fake wedding rings. But to me, I didn’t want a “fake” ring.

So… I optioned for some fine jewelry from Mejuri.

Mejuri Fine Jewelry Wedding Rings HelloNance.com Baby Beauty Travel Lifestyle Vancouver Blog

I purchased a few stackable diamond rings made with 14k solid gold. They are perfect for everyday wear and you can mix and match with your other jewelry. I love that they are delicate and has a little sparkle! I can wear them either on my left hand or right hand!

HelloNance.com Baby Beauty Travel Lifestyle Vancouver Blog

The open diamond and the diamond line rings are set with high-quality diamonds (SI 1- 2 clarity), total carat weight 0.03. Conflict-free and socially responsible diamonds only. Band thickness 1.2 mm.

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Beaded ring also handcrafted in 14k solid yellow gold. Band thickness 1.2 mm.

 

Of course, when to take off rings when pregnant is different for every woman. What trimester did you wear your wedding rings up to?

 

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Stylish Affordable Summer Clothes from Old Navy

Stylish Affordable Summer Clothes from Old Navy

Old Navy has been killing it this summer! I’m kind of obsessed over this lace top. I may be just blogging (or online shopping) at the local coffee shop, but I still have to look chic! Suddenly Old Navy is cool again after Olivia Palermo recently […]