Our Crazy Week

Friday, May 27, 2016

Dress: Forever 21 (only $13!) | Denim Jacket: J.Crew (30% off with code WEEKEND) | Shoes: Marc Fisher | Watch: Daniel Wellington c/o

Aviana started summer preschool this past Tuesday and it was such an emotional week for the both of us. I felt awful leaving her crying in the arms of a stranger. It was probably one of the hardest things I've ever done. Her second day was on Thursday and it was even worse. The teacher had told us to go ahead and leave and Avi kept yelling at me saying "Mommy, I just want a kiss! I just want a kiss mommy!" It broke my heart that I had to just walk away from that (I had already walked back to her twice to give her a kiss). I had a breakdown and cried like a baby after leaving her classroom. I'm even crying now just thinking about how awful I felt. It was horrible. She goes back next week and I'm really hoping this gets easier for both of us.
Shoes: Mini Melissa (also here) | Unicorn Backpack: Skip Hop

She also started swim lessons and that went a little better. She was nervous and scared to get in the pool with the teacher at first, but eventually got comfortable and started to love it. We got really lucky with her swim teacher who was so sweet and patient with her. Avi already keeps asking when she gets to go back!
Last thing, I started my gestational diabetes diet this week and I have to say that I really don't think it's that difficult. The hardest part is cutting out the "white" carbs. No french fries! Ugh. I was nervous about having to poke my finger four times a day but it isn't as bad as I thought. So far my blood sugar levels have been pretty normal. There was one day where (after dinner) where my levels spiked, but other than that everything has been good. Someone mentioned to me that staying active will help with my blood sugar levels so I'm going to start incorporating an easy workout routine into my schedule. Please let me know if you have any other recommendations to help with this GD. The doctor recommended eating plain greek yogurt as a good source of protein but it grosses me out! It's so sour! What are some good foods that I could add to it to make it taste better?

Anyways, sorry for rambling and making this so long. I have been getting great feedback from you all and I hope you continue to leave advice in the comments as they truly do help.

Hope you enjoy your long weekend!



xoxo,
Mars

Nude

Friday, May 20, 2016


Hi ladies! Just wanted to share a few nude/neutral favorites. I love investing in neutral pieces because it is a color that can be worn year round. I have this tote in the cognac color and I love it so much that I just ordered it in light taupe. Best thing is, it's only $48 and it actually looks really nice in person. I even think it would serve as a great diaper bag. ;)

Thank you so much for stopping by. Hope you have a lovely weekend!



xoxo,
Mars

Babydoll Dress + A Failed Glucose Test

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Dress: Asos | Shoes: Sam Edelman | Earrings: Kendra Scott | Ring: Monica Vinader c/o

Cute babydoll dresses have clearly been my go-to maternity look. I have always loved them because they are easy and comfy to wear. I also love that I can wear them again them after pregnancy. Nine more weeks to go! Eeeek!

So, I'm kind of bummed because yesterday I found out that I have gestational diabetes. I didn't have this during my first pregnancy so I was shocked to hear that I have it now. After failing my first glucose test I though for sure I would pass my second. But unfortunately that wasn't the case. I don't know much about gestational diabetes and I'm not really sure what to expect from here on out. I have a doctors appointment next Wednesday so I'm positive my obgyn will put me on some sort of diet.

Did any of you ladies have gestational diabetes during pregnancy? If so, I would love to hear from you!



xoxo,
Mars

Boho + $500 Paypal Cash Giveaway

Monday, May 16, 2016

Top: Forever 21 | Denim: Vigoss | Shoes: Valentino

I've been shopping at Forever 21 lately and have found some really cute pieces! I bought this top along with some other flowy tops and dresses. I mean seriously, you can't beat the prices. I was also surprised to see how great the quality was once everything arrived. I shopped at Forever 21 back in high school and college but I kind of grew out of it after I got married. I'm glad I have given it a second chance because I have found some great things!

Here are a couple of other cute pieces I purchased:




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xoxo,
Mars

Swimsuits

Wednesday, May 11, 2016


While I am still loving spring, all this warm summery weather we've been having has me craving the pool! I'm currently living at my in-laws lakehouse and they have a fabulous pool looking over looking the lake. I am already dreaming of floating around in a ridiculous floaty with a mommy mocktail in hand!

I have rounded some cute bathing suit options that I currently have my eye one. I clearly can't wear some of these with my baby bump but I still thought that I would share a few good finds. 



xoxo,
Mars