Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Instagram Round Up + LIKEtoKNOWit Info!

I'm very excited to let you all know that I've recently been accepted to rewardStyle! Many of you are probably familiar with LIKEtoKNOWit, but in case you aren't, let me explain. This means that you can now easily shop my Instagram posts (@styleinharmony) by simply "liking" the photo. All you have to do is sign up at www.liketoknow.it and then you will receive e-mails with directing shopping links! Also, if you download the LIKEtoKNOWit app, you can shop right from Instagram with a screenshot. 

Since it's been awhile, I thought it was time to post an Instagram round up! Since I'm nearing the end of my pregnancy, I haven't been doing much shopping and my wardrobe is VERY limited (can't wait to shop for normal clothes again! LOL). I still wanted to share my recent outfits with you all, even though many items have been on repeat lately. Most of these clothes/accessories are available and on sale! There is also a mix of maternity and non maternity clothing. Comment below if you have any questions on sizing, etc!
I wore this outfit to my cousin's bridal shower a few weeks ago...
Absolutely love this off the shoulder dress with the cutest tie sleeves! 
Dress (non maternity) // Similar Clutch // Wedge Sandals // Necklace
36 Week bump pic!
Top (ASOS maternity- so comfy and great for layering) // Similar Maternity Jeans // Bucket Bag // Similar Sneakers // Fedora // Similar Hoops
Striped Top // Similar Maternity Jeans // Bucket Bag // Watch (there's still a week left to enter my JORD watch giveaway! See this post for entry details)
This picture was taken in Philly on Saturday night...we went out to dinner to celebrate my sister and bother-in-law's 30th birthdays! 

On Me: Dress from Motherhood Maternity, similar here + here and non maternity here + here // Earrings // Gold Wedges (only $30!) // Similar Kate Spade Crossbody Bag //  Similar Layered Necklace // Lip Liner + Lipstick

On Kim: Top (on sale for $24.95!!) // Jeans // Similar Nine West Block Heels ($37.99) // Bag from Primark
These summer jewels have been on major repeat lately!
I wore this outfit to church this past Sunday. This striped maternity dress from Target is so comfy and has been a 'go to' lately!
This is such a cute beach/pool cover up and a great price (this is a pic of the back)!
See full post here!
Dress (non maternity) // Necklace // Similar Clutch // Fedora // Watch 
Another pic from Saturday night!

For more daily outfit posts like these, follow me on Instagram @styleinharmony!

Thanks for stopping by!! 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The 411 on Orchestra French Fashion for Kids

On Monday, I had the opportunity to attend a blogger/media event hosted by Orchestra French Fashion for Kids. Orchestra is a French clothing brand and the 6th largest children's retailer worldwide. They just opened their first retail store in the U.S. in King of Prussia, PA (right near where I live in suburban Philadelphia)! For today's post, I thought it would be fun to share my experience with all of you...
At the blogger event, we got to tour the store and shop before its official opening. I was impressed by the organized and easy-to-shop layout! Orchestra carries sizes from birth to 14 years old. The store was broken up into sections according to age/size and gender. The sizing is slightly different from what we are used to here in the U.S. For example, in the baby section, the clothing is sized according to each month. Instead of 0-3 months, they have sizes in newborn, 1 month, 2 month, 3 month, etc. From ages 2-14, clothing is sized by year. 
As a part of the event, Orchestra was so kind to give us each a gift card to shop with. It was really fun to browse the store and shop before it was open to the public! 
Another cool thing about Orchestra is that they have a 25% off discount club that's definitely worth signing up for! For $10/year you get 25% off all products year round and other special promotions. 
Getting ready to check out! It was tough to decide, but I left with 4 adorable outfits for baby DeWire.
Here's what I picked out...

How cute is this!? It says, "I'm New Here" on the hat and on the sun of the onesie!
I couldn't resist! We have a few weddings this summer that we're hoping to make it to and this would be the perfect little outfit!
This is too cute...I just love the hood!
I had trouble finding this exact onesie online, but you can shop similar ones here. The baby animals are precious, aren't they!?
This photo was taken at the store front after the tour! I've always loved and admired European fashion so I was excited to receive an invitation to this exclusive event. It will be fun to explore different styles and trends for the baby! This fashion-forward clothing is modern and unique and I'm looking forward to shopping here in the coming years.
By the way, Orchestra is having a grand opening event this Saturday with activities for kids, so be sure to check it out if you're in the Philadelphia area! If you aren't from the Philly area, you can still shop the U.S. store online here.

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed this post!

A very special thank you to Orchestra for the tour and gift card. As always, all opinions are my own.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Summer Wish List

Happy Monday!!

I thought it would be fun to put together a summer wish list of items I've had my eye on lately! There are so many fun + girly trends this summer like bows, ties, tassels, beads, etc. I'm also loving raw hem denim and one shoulder dresses/tops! All of these items are perfect for summer vacations, too. Since I'm in my last few weeks of pregnancy, I've obviously been very limited with clothing shopping. I am SO ready to wear non maternity and to get my feet back in my favorite sandals and wedges (gotta love swelling)! LOL. Anyway, I wanted to let you guys know about these stylish and affordable items while they're available. Hopefully it makes your summer shopping a little easier!

I love the navy/white stripes and this tote is SO roomy (can double as a baby bag!).

I've had my eye on these for months...maybe after baby arrives! 

These are so pretty. I adore the color combo!

This dress is adorable for date night, girls night out, graduations, baby/bridal showers and more!

Looks so comfy and the front tie is really cute.

Turquoise is one of my favorite colors during the summer months!

Absolutely love the bows and these are really practical for me!

A straw hat is a necessity for beach/pool days!

I've been craving pink sunnies lately.

Can't wait to get a pair of white denim shorts this summer. The raw hem is really fun for a change, too!

Also, have you entered my JORD Watch Giveaway!? There's still time to enter for your chance to win $100 off one of their gorgeous wooden watches. Click here to enter!
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 12, 2017

JORD Wood & Rose Gold Watch + Giveaway!

Happy Friday!! 
I'm so excited to be teaming up with JORD today to share their beautiful and unique wooden watches and give you a chance to win $100 toward a watch of your own (scroll to bottom for details)!
The watch I'm styling is from the Cora Series and is made of golden Koa wood with a rose gold face. It is absolutely stunning!! When I received it in the mail, I was blown away by not only the watch itself but also the amazing packaging. The watches are sent in a gorgeous wooden box and displayed on a small pillow. The box has a drawer that pulls out with cleaning products (natural finishing oil and polishing cloth) to help preserve your watch. This cool box is perfect for storing and protecting!
I love how you can wear this watch with almost anything. I styled it with a casual spring/summer outfit, but it can easily be dressed up as well! The rose gold and striped top is an easy, breezy summer combo that I adore!
Here's the best part: JORD carries stylish watches for both men and women! When Todd saw my watch, he immediately went to the site to browse the men's section and said, "these watches are so cool, can you get me one!?" LOL. They also make great gifts (Father's Day, graduations, birthdays, etc.)! Click here to shop men's watches and here for women's watches. 
About my outfit: my LOFT softened striped top and mixed metallic leaf necklace are both 30% off or 40% off with your LOVELOFT card (in stores and online with code LOVEMOM)! This top is so lightweight and perfect for cool summer nights (would be so adorable for a beach vacation with white jeans shorts)! FYI, it's not maternity (I sized up for the bump!). 
STRIPED TOP: LOFT (not maternity, wearing size M) // JEANS: Motherhood Maternity, similar // BAG: Lucky Brand (suede) and leather here // SNEAKERS: Adidas // WATCH: JORD (Cora Series, Koa & Rose Gold) // NECKLACE: LOFT // SUNNIES: Le Specs

To enter, click here

JORD has been kind enough to give one lucky reader $100 to use toward a watch! One reader will win, but everyone will receive a $25 code just for entering! The contest will end on 5/28/17 at 11:59pm. Both the $100 and $25 code expire on 7/31/17.

Thanks for stopping by and good luck!!

This post is in collaboration with JORD. All opinions are my own.

Wooden Wrist Watch

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

9 Baby Products We've Purchased

Today I'm sharing some of the baby products we've purchased or received as gifts! I've enjoyed getting ideas from reading other blogs and I hope you find this post helpful, too (if you're expecting or know someone who is). Since I'm a new mom-to-be, I haven't tried these items out yet, but they all get great reviews and I'm excited to use them. I'll be sure to review some of these products again after our baby is here and we've had time to use them. 

This sleepsack is safe and comfy for newborn babies to sleep in. I love that it has a zipper and makes it easy to get baby in and out (and change diapers)! It can also be adjusted 3 ways (arms in, arms out, hands to face). We have a cotton one (with cute elephants!) in newborn size (since it will be summertime) and the blue fleece in size small. 

We registered for the elephant and dinosaur and they are both so adorable! This pacifier is designed to help baby self sooth and have something to grasp. I think it's such a cute idea! 

This is definitely on the pricey side for a diaper pail but gets raving reviews, especially for odor control. It comes in several fun colors and patterns. We went with the white one and it looks perfect in our nursery. I just love the sleek and modern design! 

I am super excited to try out this bassinet and I hope our baby likes it! I looked at several bassinets but kept coming back to this Halo one. We purchased the basic model in Honeycomb. I love that this bassinet rotates 360 degrees and comes up to the height of our bed (you don't have to get out of bed to get baby!). It's perfect for those middle of the night feedings and I know I will feel better with him by my side for the first few months. FYI, it does have a pretty large base!

I've had so many friends and bloggers I follow recommend these swaddles. They are sold everywhere...Target, Babies"R"Us, Amazon, T.J. Maxx, etc. I registered for the 'Sailing Sea' swaddles with anchors, zigzag and sailboat patterns. They are really cute for a little boy!

I researched several baby wraps and ended up purchasing this Moby wrap in stripes denim. Since our baby isn't here yet, I obviously haven't tried it out, but it gets excellent reviews and doesn't seem too complicated. I wanted a wrap that wasn't bulky and I also like the stripes denim pattern (will go with most outfits)!

7. 4Moms Infant Tub // $59.99
We registered for this infant bath tub on Amazon after reading great reviews! It features a built-in digital thermometer to make sure the water is a good temperature and also provides a constant flow of clean water (dirty water drains out side). I'm excited to try out this tub when the time comes! 

I registered for this gray whale boppy pillow at Babies"R"Us and received it at one of my baby showers. The pillow pictured in the collage above is on sale for $31.99 on Amazon. The boppy pillow gives your arms and back support during nursing and also props up baby when it comes time to learn to sit up.

I've had several friends tell me that a sound machine is a must have to help baby sleep soundly! This particular machine was recommended to me by a friend. It's small and compact and has 6 relaxing sounds! It's also really affordable.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 8, 2017

Black Off the Shoulder Dress + 36 Week Bumpdate

DRESS: Loft (not maternity, wearing xsmall) // CLUTCH: Le Boutique Shop // NECKLACE: Baublebar (on sale for $26), also similar here // FEDORA HAT: Nordstrom // WEDGES: Nordstrom, very similar here // BANGLES: Alex & Ani here and here, Wind & Fire here // WATCH: Fossil // LIPS: MAC Lipstick (flat out fabulous) + Liner (heroine)

Hi friends...happy Monday! This weekend flew by, didn't it!? Things have been super busy around here between planning for baby DeWire's arrival, Todd's crazy work schedule and just life in general. We are officially in due date month which is so hard to believe! It's been awhile since I've done a bumpdate post, so today I'm sharing a 36 week bumpdate and this fun summer outfit.

Okay...fashion first. This tie cuff off the shoulder dress is just too adorable! With my growing bump, I'm running out of clothing options and cute content to share with you all. I went to LOFT last week and found this black dress (also comes in red) that works for every girl, pregnant or not! I'm seeing tie sleeves everywhere lately and I love the trend. It definitely takes this dress up a few notches! For spring and summer, I like to add a pop of color to black (especially mint and coral shades). I wore my bold beaded strands (on sale for $26) from Baublebar and this necklace seriously makes a statement!! I kept the rest of my accessories neutral (shoes, clutch, hat) so nothing competed with the dress and beads. By the way, if you're looking for a cute fedora, I recommend this one from Nordstrom...only $18 and goes with everything!

36 Week Bumpdate

Official Due Date: May 31st! (eeeek!)

How I'm Feeling: Well, all of a sudden I'm definitely feeling being in the last month! LOL. I feel okay for the most part but I have developed neck and shoulder muscle knots and tension which have been causing stiffness, pain and headaches. No fun. I've been told it's from carrying the extra weight, posture and sleeping positions. Any other momma's out there have this!? Other than that, my feet are a good size bigger now so my shoe choices are limited (don't be impressed by my blog photos, I'm just squeezing my feet into heels and then they come right off! #honest). I've been told many times that the last month is the toughest and to hang in there! These things are unwanted, but I know it could be way worse and I'm blessed to not be dealing with some of the things I've seen other's face during pregnancy.

What I've Learned Lately: Mentally, I feel good most days and have a huge list of things to accomplish. Physically, I just can't get it all done! I'm going strong during the day and then by the evening I'm ready to collapse (so basically, Todd sees me at my worst each day LOL). I'm learning I have to slow down a bit now and not overbook myself (I had to cancel 2 brunch dates with friends this week!).

Cravings: Nothing crazy or strange. I'm definitely not one of those pregnant girls who crave odd combinations like pickles and ice cream! I mostly crave the same foods I would usually eat.

Movement: He has been moving a lot lately but the movement is different. I can tell he is getting big! The movement is less kicks and more of feeling certain body parts surfacing at spots of my belly.  I know he is in one set position now because I feel movement at the same spots (lower left of belly button and under right ribs). It's a weird feeling but really cool!

Nursery: We are almost done!! We made a lot of progress this week with the help of my mother-law and parents. I will definitely share the nursery on here when it is completed! I've put a few sneak peeks on my Instagram stories lately...

Name: We are making progress but have not officially decided on a name! It's actually really tough. I had hoped to know for sure before he was born, but I think a final decision will be made after we see him.

How Jax has been: Jax definitely knows something is up! He keeps seeing all this baby stuff come into the house and knows something is going on in the nursery room. He thinks that every toy, stuffed animal and rattle is for him (this has been a challenge)! I mean, who can blame him? All the squeaky and cuddly toys he's ever seen have been for him! Ha. They say dogs can sense you are pregnant but I'm not sure he knows. He is super smart but he's a terrier so he thinks the world revolves around him!

What I'm Most Excited About: Meeting him and not being pregnant anymore! LOL

What I'm Least Excited About: The unknown. I'm not big on surprises so it's tough for me to not know what to expect with delivery and afterwards (how he will sleep, feed, etc.). I'm learning I have to let go and trust God! :)

Things We've Purchased: This post is coming soon! I have lots of baby products to share with you all (hopefully some of you find this interesting!).

Whew, that was long!
Thanks so much for reading...have a great day!