My Favorite Postpartum Products for New Mamas!

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Hi friends! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! How sweet is my little Graham in these photos!? This newborn stage is so snuggly, sweet and sleepy. We have been running off pure coffee these first few weeks but are starting to get in to a rhythm. I plan on posting some more baby related blogs posts within the next few weeks (don't worry there will still be tons of fashion content), so if there is anything specific you'd like to see, I am all ears! I’m definitely not a pro and new to this whole mama role but I’ll share with you along this journey as I learn! Today I wanted to share with you products that I am loving during my postpartum recovery. Recovery after childbirth is crazy, beautiful and honestly uncomfortable. I can't believe how strong women's bodies are! I found a few products that have made my recovery process go a lot more smoothly and thought I'd share. 

1. The Bellefit Girdle is something I stumbled upon during my first trimester and was super curious. It is a medical grade postpartum corset that helps with the healing process. It helps support your back and belly, assists in lymphatic drainage and is great support for women who have had c-sections and diastasis recti. It is the number one doctor recommended medical grade corset and helps to lose that extra belly weight and just feel better and supported. I have been using mine for a few hours a day for the past two weeks and I've really noticed a difference. The biggest thing is my stomach is feeling stronger, less vulnerable and my back feels supported. I will definitely be using this corset again and think it is a great product for recovery! The best part? You can get $20 off your purchase with promo code bargainbelle20.

2. I am a big fan of cocoa butter to help prevent stretch marks during and after pregnancy.  I used Palmer's Cocoa butter through my entire pregnancy and have continued to use it while my body recovers.  I used this lotion on my entire body during pregnancy and this oil on my belly (helps reduce itching with your growing belly!). I switched to this cocoa butter after having Graham and use this belly butter as well and love it!

   

3. Nursing bras and nursing friendly PJ's. I plan on doing a whole post on nursing friendly clothes that are stylish but wanted to share my favorite bras and jammies I have been wearing repeat. I bought a pack of these nursing bras from Amazon and love them! They’re affordable, comfy and have easy access for breast feeding. I originally bought these PJ’s to wear in the hospital but never got around to wearing them. I pulled them out of my closet the other day and they’re my new favorite for sure! The material is insanely soft and the button up top makes it easy for nursing. I’d recommend them to anyone!

What products are you loving lately? I’d love to know! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

XO, 

Christine

Friday 5

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outfit: jacket  ||  sweatshirt  ||  denim (old) similar (50% off!), similar  ||  earrings (c/o)  ||  bag 

Happy Friday! I haven't done a Friday 5 post in a while and thought I'd share some of my favorites this week. If you're new to the blog, Friday 5 posts are simply a way for me to share some things I've enjoyed from the internet this week. It can be anything from videos, recipes, interesting articles and of course sales! Hope you enjoy!

1.) I wear a lot of pink in general but lately I've been drawn to it even more. Maybe it's because Valentine's Day is coming up or because spring is near but either way, I can't get enough! This pink tote you've seen a bunch on the blog and for good reason. Though it is a little pricey it is worth every penny. It holds so much and is super durable. My lipstick cap fell off in my purse one day and it got totally smashed in to the pocket of the purse. I thought for sure the bag was done for but It literally came completely out with a dry paper towel! It holds a TON of stuff and makes such a great everyday bag and comes in a bunch of other colors as well. This pink sweatshirt has cute ruffle detail on the sides and is super lightweight (necessary if you live in the south) and very comfy! 

2.) I saw the Black Rifle Coffee company featured on the news this week and was intrigued. Can't wait to try their coffee! 

3.) Throughout Seven Seasons of Scandal, Olivia Pope's Style Tells It's Own Story

4.) Vogue's Favorite Winter Olympians to Follow On Instagram

5.) Weekend sales!

  • Abercrombie is offering 50% off all jeans! 
  • Madewell is offering 20% off Valentine's Day gifts
  • Pottery Barn is hosting their Friends and Family sale with 20% off + free shipping! 
  • Gap is offering 40% off select tops, pants and dresses! 
  • Anthropologie has and extra 25% off sale items 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

XO,

Christine 

Galentine's Day Gift Guide

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Hi friends! I know it has been a minute since I have written a blog post but I swear I have a good excuse! Jon and I welcomed our sweet baby boy, Graham in to the world two weeks ago and we we are so in love! We are adjusting to life as new parents and just soaking up and enjoying every minute together (while Jon is on paternity leave)! I will share more about Graham in a post soon (still working on it) but I wanted to swing by and share some Galentine's Day gift ideas that you can still order in time for Valentine's Day next week!

Valentine's Day has always been one of my favorite holidays. I know it is a cheesy Hallmark holiday but I can't help but love exchanging cards and candies with loved ones. It's a good excuse and reminder to share how much you care about one another. All the gifts I linked are under $25 and would make sweet gifts for all your gal pals and lovely ladies in your life.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

XO,

Christine 

Moto Trend

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outfit: jacket  ||  dress  ||  leggings, similar, similar, similar, maternity  ||  sneakers ||  necklace

Happy Monday!  We are officially at our due date and waiting (not so patiently) to meet our little guy! I wanted to post real quick and share this outfit and a few sales and let you know that I'll be taking a few days off from the blog as we spend time meeting our new addition and transitioning to a family of three (can't wait!!). My outfit is linked above and below and I shared some sales happening today below!

Sales you don't want to miss!:

  • Express is offering an extra 50% off clearance items for up to 70% off! 
  • Abercrombie has 50% off all clearance with an additional 25% off when you spend $100 or more!
  • DraperJames is offering up to 75% off. 
  • GAP has up to 75% of clearance items.
  • Baublebar is offering up to 70% off of sale items! 

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

XO,

Christine