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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Denim and DVF

Gap Maternity, Destination Maternity pregnancy style outfit | House Of Jeffers | www.houseofjeffers.com

Thank goodness for denim chambray shirts. Up until I become pregnant, I actually never owned a denim shirt. The look of pairing it with skirts and prints was always something I loved, but for some reason, I think I was afraid it would look too plain. 

Boy was I wrong.

Gap Maternity, Destination Maternity pregnancy style outfit | House Of Jeffers | www.houseofjeffers.com

DVF 440 Courier Rail Quilted Bag, as worn by New Jersey fashion blogger House Of Jeffers | www.houseofjeffers.com

I found this super soft denim chambray shirt at Gap Maternity, and I immediately knew I wanted to wear it with my favorite fuzzy vest for extra coziness. At 7 months pregnant, I continue to grow bigger and bigger, and lucky, this shirt covers my tummy in warmthness as New Jersey continues to be pelted with snow week after week... after week.

Also, I finally filfulled one of my dreams - I am now the proud owner of this amazing 440 Courier Rail Quilted Bag from one of my favorite designers, Diane von Furstenberg. Long have I admired her work, and I've always wanted to purchase a bag of hers. I couldn't resist this beauty in black, and the luggage tag is just over the top adorable with her signature DVF lips logo. I'm considering it a preemptive push present to myself.

Maternity Style Blog, House Of Jeffers, shows off her 7 month bump wearing Gap Maternity and Destination Maternity | www.houseofjeffers.com


I'm currently 31 weeks pregnant, and I can say that it's starting to get harder for me to feel like myself. I'm tired more, I feel heavy and sleep is non-existant. I do my best to cope with it all because I know that it's just part of being pregnant. I don't mind the pain because I know when I see my two boys I'm going to forget any aches and pains I once had. 

Can't believe they'll be here soon!

Outfit Details:
440 Courier Rail Quilted Leather Bag - DVF.com / Denim Shirt - Gap Maternity (but here's the non maternity option! / Faux Fur Vest - Forever 21 / Black Leggings - Destination Maternity / Studded Ankle Boots - Francesca's 


Thursday, February 19, 2015

Wrapped Up

Pregnancy Style featuring Destination Maternity, Old Navy maternity | www.houseofjeffers.com

This winter is making it brutal to dress my bump in things other than cardigans. While I can still squeeze myself into some of my pre-maternity clothing, at 7 months pregnant, I've reached the point where being creative with outfits is getting harder. The shirts I wore for the past 4 months are starting to rise up higher and higher, and the bottom of my belly goes uncovered. Thank God for my collection of wrap sweaters like this gold Aztec print number. It's got enough going on to be interesting and make me feel like I'm putting an effort into my outfit. 

But I really miss wearing skirts.

And ladies, catching a gust of wind up your belly when it's literally 4 degrees out - it's torturous. 

Pregnancy Style featuring Destination Maternity, Old Navy maternity | www.houseofjeffers.com



While a view of me from the front definately reveals I'm pregnant, I often hear from people that from the back, I look like my normal, pre-pregnancy self. 

What do you think?

How to dress your bump on a budget | House Of Jeffers | www.houseofjeffers.com


As for an update on the babies - they are both doing extremely well. I have been very blessed that my pregnancy has gone smooth. But when you're pregnant, you worry a lot about what you eat, how much sleep your getting and if you're doing everything in your power to take care of yourself so it doesn't affect your baby, or, in my case, babies. I try to watch what I eat, but my sweet tooth gets the best of me at times. I've now limited myself to letting myself have one dessert/sweet treat every other day so I don't overdo it. 

I guess the worrying I'm doing now is practice for when the twins are here. Practice makes perfect!

Outfit:
Gold Aztec Cardigan - Forever 21 / Black Tee - Old Navy Maternity / Jeans - Destination Maternity / Quilted Shoulder Bag - Forever 21 / Gold Lurex Hat - Zara / Shoes - Chinese Laundry


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

New York Fashion Week 2015 Nail Art Trends

Of course, the clothing takes center stage at New York Fashion Week. Currently in full effect, NYFW has shown to be a vivid and inspiring arrangement of style - from the ethereal to the moody and mysterious.

Being the nail art admirer that I am, I love scrolling through my Instagram feed and seeing the various nail creations designers pair with their garments. And people keeping saying nail art is dead? Um, quite the opposite. Some of the most elaborate, intricate and mesmerizing designs have been placed on the digits of models as they hit the runways.

Here's a quick glimpse into the latest nail art trends to walk the NYFW runway so far:

CND for opening ceremony


Photos courtesy of Getty Images/CND

Just one of 3 designs featured at the opening ceremony Fall/Winter 2015 presentation, this hand-painted design CND (Creative Nail Design) created these photo film nails inspired by the legendary director Spike Jonze. A decoupage technique was used to apply Jonze's photography to the nails. 




Christian Siriano



Jamberry, known for their amazing and easy-to-apply nail wraps, worked with Christian Siriano to capture the essence of his jungle-inspired Fall/Winter 2015 Collection. Models wore hunter green  ombre nail wraps. I really hope they release this design to the public!









Each year during NYFW, the American Heart Association gathers a slue of celebrities to walk the runway wearing red dresses to raise awareness for heart disease and heart health. Again, Jamberry collaborated with this worthy-cause to create custom heart-themed nail wraps which you can buy for $15. For every sale of these custom Heart Health Awareness nail wraps, Jamberry will donate $2 to the American Heart Association.




Tracy Reese



The nail palette at Tracy Reese's NYFW 2015 show featured Sally Hansen nail polish in subdued winter hues that are bold yet sophisticated. The colors, which will be available Fall 2015, include Yummy Yam, Winter Sky and Maasai Red.