Tuesday’s Cravings

Here are the items on my Tuesday’s Cravings wish list this week! I’ve been searching online for fun Fall items to add to my wardrobe (and also dreaming of post pregnancy clothes), and I love all of these pictured here. This little black dress from HATCH is so cute, and while it’s a maternity dress I think that it would work really well post pregnancy too. I’m trying not to buy a lot of maternity pieces right now since I only have 9 weeks left, and instead I’m trying to buy pieces that will work for both now and later like this dress. Let me know if you have any other recommendations on clothes that work during and after pregnancy!

On a side note, I’ve been loving fun accessories lately and I think that this dress would also pair really well with this Rebecca Minkoff black bag that I can’t get enough of, and it’s under $200 too which is an added bonus! If you’ve read this blog before, you know that I have a thing for Rebecca Minkoff bags (seen here and here). Her bags are just so stunning, the quality is amazing, and she’s always running sales on her website which doesn’t hurt either (especially after Christmas)! This bag is so different than any of the other Rebecca Minkoff bags that I own which definitely means I need to add it to my closet, and the details are just so gorgeous and perfect for the Fall and Winter. I also think a good neutral bag with fun detailing is a wardrobe must have. Which is your favorite, and what are you currently craving?Tuesday's Cravings -@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic

One: HATCH dress | Two: Report ankle boots | Three: Gap leopard belt | Four: Levi’s jeansFive: Saks Fifth Avenue mules | Six: A.N.A top (under $20!) | Seven: Rebecca Minkoff bag

Dinner Spots in Raleigh

I mentioned last week that Robert and I have been going on as many dates as possible before Baby W arrives in two months! There are a couple of spots that we love in Cameron Village for dinner that we have been going to quite some time, even as far back as our college days which seems like a lifetime ago. Here are our two favorite restaurants:

Cantina 18:

The first spot that we love is Cantina 18 since we are both big fans of Mexican food and crave it all the time (I last mentioned Cantina 18 here). We shared a few different vegetarian dishes including black bean and avocado nachos which was my favorite, black bean quesadilla, chickpea masala vegetarian tacos which was Robert’s favorite, and the ‘make your own salad’ with avocado and queso fresco. Everything was amazing, and Cantina 18 also makes amazing mocktails for those who are mama-to-be’s! We also really like that this restaurant has two floors of seating, two bars, a patio space, and also another space that you can rent out for private events upstairs. It’s such a big restaurant which is definitely a bonus on a busy weekend!

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Dinner Spots in Raleigh-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic

Dinner Spots in Raleigh-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic

Dinner Spots in Raleigh-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic

Dinner Spots in Raleigh-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic
Dinner Spots in Raleigh-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic

 

Brixx Pizza:

Another spot that we love in Cameron Village is Brixx Pizza (I last mentioned Brixx here)! They have an amazing outdoor patio which is where we always like to sit whenever we go there for a date night. It has such a great atmosphere, and I love people watching while sitting outside too. We shared a few different dishes including the bruschetta, Mediterranean salad, Greek veggie pizza, and wood-roasted vegetable pizza. My favorite dish was definitely the bruschetta while Robert really loved the Greek veggie pizza. I also sipped on their blackberry iced tea which was really refreshing, and the perfect drink to have while sitting on the patio!

Dinner Spots in Raleigh-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic

Dinner Spots in Raleigh-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic

Dinner Spots in Raleigh-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic

Dinner Spots in Raleigh-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic

Dinner Spots in Raleigh-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic

We had a great time at both of these restaurants and definitely recommend them for a date night or for a girls night!

Photos by GloryRoze Photography

Thanks to Cameron Village for sponsoring this post.

Baby Shower

A couple weekends ago, my Mom and my sister threw me a baby shower! The baby shower was very pink and girly which I loved of course, and they sent out the most gorgeous invitations from Minted! Minted has so many baby shower invitations to choose from (and invitations for other events too), but I’m in love with these pink and gold umbrella invitations for the occasion. One of the best parts about Minted is that you can get the addresses printed on the invitations, and they will even mail them out for you. They definitely make things easy which is nice when you have a party to plan! Not to mention, how beautiful they look too!

I’ve been to a lot of baby showers for friends and family, so that morning I just felt like I was in disbelief that it was my shower we were all getting ready for. I had my bridal shower at my parents house, and it was important to me that my baby shower was held there as well. It’s sentimental to have the party at the home where I grew up, and I think it was a lot more comfortable to have it there instead of at a restaurant. That morning there were so many people at my parents house helping to setup and decorate which was incredible. I loved the special touches like the pink pom poms, the floral arrangements that my Uncle put together, and also the baby pictures of Robert and I that were on display.

We had the food catered from Capri Restaurant which is always a crowd pleaser and I loved that my Mom was able to enjoy the party instead of cooking for everyone. My friend Caroline also made this gorgeous cake made of cupcakes that are in the shape of an umbrella which was so pretty! She put such gorgeous details on the cupcakes like the roses, and the cupcakes tasted so good too. I was so lucky to be surrounded by friends and family from near and far, and Baby W is already so loved! Here are some pictures from the shower:

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Invitations c/o Minted

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My Mom, sister, and I (see my dress in this post)

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My Mother-in-law and I

Fall Work Outfit

Here is one of my favorite Fall work outfits! Dressing for the office can be a little challenging lately with my growing bump, so I’ve been turning to my favorite maternity little black dress and remixing it in a few different ways (last seen here). This dress has definitely been a staple of mine throughout my pregnancy, and I definitely suggest it if you’re currently pregnant too because of the versatility and also how comfortable it is. For this outfit, I layered it with this gorgeous olive green cardigan from The Flourish Market (use the code HEADTOTOECHIC for free shipping!) that’s the perfect weight for Fall. I also added a few fun accessories like this tassel statement necklace, leopard heels, and structured tote bag. The layers and the accessories make this outfit really different from the other ways that I’ve worn this dress before, and I absolutely love it for the office. It’s definitely one that I’ll be wearing on repeat for the rest of my pregnancy (which is only 9 more weeks!). What’s your favorite fall work outfit?

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The Flourish Market cardigan, bag, and necklace (use the code HEADTOTOECHIC for free shipping!)| c/o Tiff Marie Maternity dress | Leopard heels

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Photos by Em Grey Photography