Maternity Layers + Blog Break

Monday, January 25, 2016

Maternity Style
I've yielded to the powers of the third trimester and started wearing the same thing over and over again. We snapped these photos a few weeks ago, so I am infinitely larger right now. I'm rollin' sans makeup (with the exception of this tint) and my favorite products for the last two weeks of my pregnancy. Let's talk about these amazing staples that have gotten me through this process without totally giving up on getting dressed or losing my mind.
Maternity Style
The long Gap layering tees have been nothing short of a miracle for me. I wear them under sweaters and cardigans for easy layering and they are so comfortable (and super affordable). My new favorites are these loafers. I bought them a while back and I'm just now getting them up on the blog. They are the perfect neutral color and really pretty. The only downside is that there isn't a lot of support on this shoe—just fyi.
Obaku watch
ripped maternity denim
LED makes a fantastic, ripped maternity jean. If you are in the market, go try them on. Not expensive either.
nude loafers

Photos by Anastasia Serena
Tee: Gap (love these) / Cardigan: Gap (another great option)  / Coat: ASOS (similar) / Denim: LED / Loafers: Jeffrey Campbell / Bag: Vince / Hat: rag & bone / Watch: Obaku c/o

All I can say about getting dressed during pregnancy is to find clothes that are comfortable and make you feel good. I would not recommend spending a lot of money on anything "maternity". Get a few good staples (chambray shirt, white oxford, denim, and layering tees—all depending on when you are due). You can find my maternity posts broken down below to help give you an idea of what I wore. Stay true to your style and don't worry about having to buy all new things. You will be surprised by how often you can wear what's already hanging in your closet.

This will likely be my last blog post for a few months. I'm taking a nice blog break to get settled in our new home and take care of our little girl. I'm anticipating many sleepless nights and anxious about being a new parent, however I cannot wait for our new life. I'll be back in the Spring and maybe, just maybe, I'll have a pretty new online space too. We'll see. In the meantime, I'll still be posting on instagram. If you need a few good blogs to read, these are a few of my favorites—I think you would love them too. 

Look Linger Love {love Chassity's style and all her beautiful snaps from Charleston}
Sharing My Sole {lots of classic style inspiration and Jaclyn is one of my favorite people}
Annie Reeves {all the pretty pictures of food and especially where to go/eat in Charleston}
Seasons + Salt {a style blog that's all about less is more with a focus on ethical fashion}

My Maternity Posts

Everyday Options:


See you in the Spring,

Maternity Greys + Obaku Watch Giveaway

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Grey Coat
I have just a few weeks left until my due date and let me tell you, getting dressed is a struggle. This side zip Gap sweater has been in heavy rotation along with this oversized grey ASOS coat. Until the baby arrives, I'm sticking to my beloved neutrals and keeping my accessories sleek.
Maternity Style
I've had my eye on this tote for awhile and finally made it mine during one of the Shopbop sales. This Vince tote is everything that I thought it would be and more. It has plenty of room for all my day-to-day stuff and even has a great zip organizer inside. Is there really anything better than a pretty leather bag? 
Grey coat
Obaku Watch
Let's talk about this beautiful watch. I'm wearing this exact watch by Obaku and I love it. It's a minimalist's dream watch and ideal for everyday wear. The strap is black leather and the ultra slim case is made of stainless steel.
Obaku Watch
I also love that the watch is oversized (more like a men's watch), but not too big (it's 32mm). You'll also be surprised by the prices on these watches—super reasonable and they have a great selection.
Grey Gap Sweater
Obaku Watch, Ripped jeans
If you're into this watch as much as I am, head over to my instagram tonight and enter to win one for yourself. It's a cinch to enter, so swing by before the giveaway ends (12/8).
Grey coat
Obaku watch
Photos by Anastasia Serena
Sweater: Gap / Coat: ASOS (old) (similar) / Denim: LED (non-maternity option)  / Bag: Vince / Heels: J.Crew (old) (also love these) / Sunglasses: Woodzee c/o / Watch: Obaku c/o 

You can shop all Obaku watches over on their website and also find them on facebook and instagram. Don't forget to head over to my instagram later tonight for the chance to win this killer watch for yourself (giveaway ends 12/8).

Long Vest + Woodzee Giveaway

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Long vest
I have a few pieces in rotation that I wear almost every single day. One of them is this long charcoal vest that I wear over everything (tee shirts, oxfords, sweaters, etc). With my due date getting closer, long vests and oversized tops are the only things I can get excited about wearing. My vest sold out, but this one is similar and perfect for all the layering you'll want to do this season.
Long vest
Long vest
Olivia Bamboo Sunglasses, Woodzee
The best part about this post is that I am giving away two pairs of these killer Olivia Bamboo Black Sunglasses (see end of the post). I have raved about this company before and I'm so excited to be working with them again. You cannot beat a good cat eye frame and you are absolutely going to love these. Olivia Bamboo Sunglasses, Woodzee
I own the Claudia and Olivia (pictured) and wear them daily. These are completely made from renewable resources (wood) and for every pair sold, they plant a tree. All their shades are super lightweight and really comfortable. Another cool perk is that when you are ready for a new pair, just send Woodzee your old pair and they will recycle them for you and give you 40% off a new pair. So cool.
Cuyana bag
Long vest, Layering a vest
Photos by Anastasia Merriken
Vest: Anthropologie (similar) / Shirt: Gap (similar) (non-maternity) / Denim: LED (non-maternity option) / Boots: Vince (love these) / Bag: Cuyana / Bracelet: Miansai / Shades: Woodzee c/o

Now, for the good part. Head over to my instagram (@thepumpkinspot) and enter to win a pair of the Olivia shades for you and a friend. It's super easy to enter and the winner will be chosen this week. Good luck and Happy Holidays!

Bloggers Who Budget: Holiday Layers for Less

Monday, December 14, 2015

in St. Louis | Living in Color Style | The Pumpkin Spot

Today's #BloggersWhoBudget Collab is all about Holiday Layers for Less. Today we are styling our favorite warm layers that are not only easy to wear, but won't break the bank. Be sure to check out all our looks by clicking the links above. Here are the details on what I'm wearing...
I essentially wear this outfit everyday. This scarf is perfect for bundling up and has been really helpful since none of my coats will button at this point in my pregnancy. It's easy to wear as an oversized scarf (as above) or you can wear this as a wrap too. It's on sale for less than fifty bucks, so snag one before it's too late.

I picked up this scarf in sleek charcoal, but it also comes in a dark purple if you're into that sort of thing.
I have probably posted about this grey wrap sweater more times than necessary, but it's that good. It's one of the best layers to have in your closet and works with everything, including a growing baby bump. I've had my grey wrap forever, but I found two similar ones that are both under $100 and equally awesome (see below).
Wrap: Nordstrom (love this and this) / Scarf: Madewell (on sale) / Top: Old Navy (on super sale) / Pants: Gap (non-maternity) / Boots: rag & bone (on sale) / Bag: Cuyana / Sunglasses: Woodzee

There you have it, a comfy and easy outfit for the Holiday season. p.s. my boots are now 50% off (not many sizes left), so hurry and see if your size is available.

Holiday Gift Guide: 5 Things You Really Want

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Holiday Gifts for the ladies

I have this problem where someone will ask me for a gift idea (usually my husband) and then, at that crucial moment, my mind goes completely blank. I usually say something along the lines of, "socks or I guess a gift card." Nothing wrong with either of those, but any other time, I could spout off about ten solid things that I would love to get my hands on (see below). 

Today's post is all about five things that you would want for the holiday. Whether you simply forgot about that killer cashmere wrap during the madness of the season, or you just need some solid ideas for yourself. This post is all about you. Oh, and anything goes. Let's do this.

Remember that bucket bag you loved so much or that gorgeous leather bag? I found them all. Add to list.

I'm in love with these Lizzie Fortunato earrings (one pair left!) 

A beautiful camel coat is timeless and makes the best gift. 

Cuyana makes the most beautiful cashmere gear and this sweater is so good.

Don't forget about the pair that you have been drooling over for months. These mules are insane.

Happy list making!

Carolina Style Connection: Get Ready For The Holidays

Monday, December 07, 2015

Carolina Style Connection

Today I'm linking up with my girls from the Carolina Style Connection to share an easy and casual look for the holidays. We have all styled a go-to holiday-inspired look, so if you need some ideas or inspiration, be sure to take a look at the style board below. Don't forget, you can link-up below (everyone is welcome) and it's live for one week. If you want to share with us on social, be sure to use the hashtag #CarolinaStyleConnection so we don't miss it! Here are the details on what I'm wearing...

Maternity Style, Carolina Style Connection
I have been wearing my grey poncho on repeat. It's perfect for the bump and I definitely plan on wearing this post baby too. I saw this on Kendra a few weeks ago and bought it that same day.
Carolina Style Connection
Grey Poncho, Carolina Style Connection
I added a clutch and a great pair of mules to my look that works for holiday and also comfortable at the same time. You could easily add a great statement necklace or even a brooch with this poncho (or with your favorite sweater).
Carolina Style Connection, Fringe Poncho
These Schutz mules are currently 30% off too. R-u-n.
Fringe Sweater, Carolina Style Connection
My marble clutch sold out, but I love this minaudiere especially for holiday. I'm still living in these ripped maternity denim too. So freaking comfortable.
Carolina Style Connection, Grey Sweater
Poncho: Anthropologie / Tee: Splendid (also here) / Jeans: LED (non-maternity) / Mules: Schutz / Clutch: Rebecca Minkoff (also love this) / Hat: J.Crew

Don't forget to link-up your holiday look with us right below—the more, the merrier!

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