Today I’m excited to share Charlotte’s nursery with you! The nursery used to be my office, which meant that we had a lot of work to do to clean out the room before we could get started. Once it was cleaned out, we thought a lot about how the nursery was going to be decorated. We decided that we didn’t want it to have a theme, but instead we wanted the room to be bright, light, and feminine. We kept the walls neutral by painting them gray, and then added pink and gold accents with the bedding, artwork, and accessories.
To keep the room bright and light, we decided on white furniture and we absolutely love her white dresser that we use as a changing table, and her convertible crib. When it came time to pick out bedding, I heard such great things about Hello Spud! You can find their products at online and also at Buy Buy Baby, and they make such gorgeous pieces for nurseries. The quilt that we have with the pink and white stripes and flower detailing is just so beautiful. I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it on their website and knew it would be perfect in the nursery! I also really love the organic cotton pineapple print fitted crib sheet with the quilt, and the white ruffle crib skirt is the perfect finishing touch. The bedding is soft and is such great quality, and it adds the feminine touch that we were looking for. Also, how cute is the pink pineapple toy?!
With her bookcase we of course have a lot of books to choose from (everyone gave a book instead of a card at my baby shower), and also some fun accessories. One accessory that we really like is the Hatch Baby Rest. It’s a night light, sound machine, and time-to-rise indicator all in one which we really love. The night light is perfect right now for late night feedings because the light isn’t too harsh, and one she’s a little older we are really excited about the time-to-rise indicator. The night light will turn green which will let Charlotte know that it’s ok for her to wake up for the day, which hopefully will allow us to get a little extra sleep (fingers crossed). You can also control the Hatch Baby Rest with their app, which is an added bonus and makes things so easy! I’ve been using their app lately to control the sound machine, which has been the only way we can get Charlotte to go to sleep lately sShe likes the wind sound which has been such a life saver for us!) It also has a fun cover with pink polka dots which goes perfectly with her nursery.
You can shop Charlotte’s nursery here: c/o Hello Spud crib sheet, crib skirt, pineapple rattle, and quilt | c/o Hatch Baby Rest | Crib | Dresser | Bookcase | Mobile | Glider and ottoman
Maternity clothes can be really tricky and also come with a hefty price tag. As soon as I found out I was pregnant I couldn’t wait to start dressing my bump and come up with what my pregnancy style would be (on a budget of course)! Instead of wearing oversized clothes to try to hide my bump, I decided to wear fitted clothes to embrace my pregnant body because it’s something to be proud of. Here are my must have pieces that carried me through all 3 trimesters, and they are also some items I’m currently wearing postpartum too so you’ll get the most bang for your buck:
I purchased my first pair of maternity leggings during the first trimester which was key for me. During the first trimester you become so bloated that you really need to have clothes that are comfortable and not restricting. I really love the pair that I’m wearing here from Blanqi which are definitely worth the splurge!
I loved wearing fitted tank tops and t-shirts underneath jackets, sweaters, and kimonos. They are the perfect way to show off your belly!
I decided to purchase this button down shirt from Target and I’m glad I did! I love that the tie accentuated my bump while pregnant, and now it’s also a great shirt to wear while nursing. I now just tie the bow around my back instead of around my waist.
Maternity jeans were another item that I started wearing during my first trimester. My regular jeans became a little too tight and uncomfortable, so I opted for the side panel maternity jeans at first and then started wearing the full panel maternity jeans in my second and third trimesters.
This dress is hands down my most worn piece of maternity clothing. I’ve worn this dress so many different ways on the blog, and it was perfect for the office and also for the weekend. I can’t suggest getting a dress like this enough!
I added quite a few fitted dresses to my wardrobe during my pregnancy. I loved the ones from PinkBlush with their gorgeous prints and their affordable price tags!
I loved wearing this maternity robe at home, and I also packed it in my hospital bag. PinkBlush has a number of gorgeous ones to choose from!
What are your must have maternity clothes?
Here are the items that I’m currently craving this week featuring all neutrals! I’m in love with this sweater from Wildfox with the fun ruffles! It’s such a gorgeous sweater, and it’s the perfect piece for chilly January weather. I’m currently still all about cozy pieces like this sweater while I’m at home snuggling baby girl. This sweater is also different than anything else I have in my closet which I love! I also think that it would go perfectly with these stunning gold earrings from BaubleBar that I can’t get enough of. Which is your favorite, and what are you currently craving?
Top: H&M sweater | BaubleBar earrings | Wildfox Sweater
Bottom: Dolce Vita booties | H&M scarf | Old Navy bag
I loved clothing with lace-up detailing before I got pregnant, so I was excited to see that Old Navy had a lace-up maternity dress! I picked up this dress on sale, and it’s the perfect dress to wear on the weekend with a pair of ankle boots like I am here. I’ve also worn it to the office with a pair of pointed toe flats too, so it’s definitely a versatile dress to add to your maternity wardrobe. It’s really soft and stretchy too which is great for a growing baby bump!
I wore this outfit when I went to dinner with Meghan and Glory in downtown Wake Forest about a month ago. It’s such a cute spot if you’re in the area that is full of antique shops, coffee shops, restaurants, and a brewery. I just love wandering down White Street and looking in the different store windows!
On a side note, with Charlotte’s arrival I’m going to start publishing new blog posts 3 times a week instead of 4. I’ll post new content every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday and I’m excited to share some fun things with you in the coming weeks!
Old Navy maternity dress | Candie’s ankle boots | Vera Bradley bag c/o Tanger Outlets in Mebane
Photos by GloryRoze Photography