My Favorite Pregnancy Dress

We’re officially two months away from meeting our little boy (yes, a little Josh!). After seven months, I’m finally growing more confident in dressing my bump. I’ve said it many times before but pregnancy dressing is no piece of cake. Nothing quite fits right, and most of the time, I’m just happy when I don’t have to go anywhere because that means I can just sit at home in sweats!  But alas, my friends won’t let me stay home for too long. Fortunately, H&M has been a great source for maternity-ish clothing because of the reasonable prices. There, I found this dress for just $40 that I’ve been able to style in different ways for different occasions. 

unnamedAside from accessorizing the dress with simple gold jewelry (hello favorite Brandy Pham jewels), I’ve loved pairing it with my Citizen’s Mark blazer and sassiest pair of heels.

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baby-2I also whipped out my old Rodarte x Target sheer top to turn the dress into a skirt. It’s loose enough to tuck right above the bump, elongates my height, and hides the right parts. No one knew it was rigged!baby-20

Why it’s Important to Know Your Stuff During Hurricane Season

*This post was drafted before the tragic floods hit various Louisiana cities. Please consider donating $10 to the Red Cross to help with relief efforts by texting the word LAFLOODS to 90999. There are also food and supply drives to help those who can support locally.* The end of summer and start of school season marks the beginning

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Crushing on: Urban Outfitters Rugs

Whoever is composing Urban Outfitter’s apartment section deserves a standing ovation. I’m coveting their mid-century meets earthy selection of bedding and furniture, but the rugs are making me seriously contemplate an overhaul. Not only are the designs on point – a perfect balance of minimal and prints – but the prices just can’t be beat. 

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Mom-Inspired Beef Congee (Chao Thit Bo)

Other than fresh fruit and cheese, I’ve been having intense cravings for my mom’s famous beef congee (or chao thit bo). Congee is a traditional Asian comfort dish most similar to porridge or grits. It’s an affordable, low-brow meal that feeds a lot with endless flavor combinations. No one, not even my sister who mainly cooks Vietnamese

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