Maternity Outfit Idea | Casual Dress with Sneakers

19 Nov 2014 Permalink

Maternity Outfit Idea | Casual Dress with Sneakers | KnockedUpFabulous.com

Maternity Outfit Idea | Casual Dress with Sneakers | KnockedUpFabulous.com

Maternity Outfit Idea | Casual Dress with Sneakers | KnockedUpFabulous.com

 

One of the fun things about being pregnant is having that chance to really show off your belly!  This was difficult for me embrace during my first pregnancy, but by my second I was ready to rock that bump!!

These hot mamas look majorly adorable in their casual fitted dresses.  I love how they added a sporty element by wearing sneakers rather than slipping on a pair of flip flops or sandals.  All these dresses are so versatile, too!  While these outfits are great for warmer weather, they can easily be transitioned into the cooler months by adding a great cardigan, tights, and a pair of stylish ankle boots.

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Outfit of the Day | Jeans and a Printed Blouse

17 Nov 2014 Permalink

Cute outfit of the day...blue jeans and a snake-print blouse! | KnockedUpFabulous.com

Cute outfit of the day...blue jeans and a snake-print blouse! | KnockedUpFabulous.com

We had two birthday parties to go to on Saturday.  The first one was a kid party, the second one was just for grown-ups.  (Guess which one was my favorite…)  Even though we had a few hours between the two events, I didn’t want to do any sort of outfit change in between.  This snake-print blouse was the perfect solution!  I’ve said this before, and I’ll keep spreading the word, printed fabrics are perfect for concealing dirt, stains, spaghetti sauce, cupcake frosting, glitter glue…you get the point!  As someone who is almost always around kids (aka dirt magnets), I wonder why I even buy any solid color clothing at all!  Prints are the way to go!!

If your weekend was full of parties and dirty children as well, perhaps you missed this the first time around…

Gorgeous bracelets!  Love the chain one from @JTV #TreatYourself

Today is your last day to enter to win this fabulous double link bracelet (retail value $99.99!)  All you have to do to enter is click here and leave me a comment saying that you’re interested.  Easy Peasy.  Do it soon though…I’ll be picking a winner tonight (11/17)!!  Good luck!!!

Linked with Monday Mingle and WIWW.

Treat Yourself | Plus A Jewelry Giveaway!!!

14 Nov 2014 Permalink

Love this gold link bracelet!  Looks perfect worn alone or layered with other pieces! | @JTV #treatyourself KnockedUpFabulous.com

Love this gold link bracelet!  Looks perfect worn alone or layered with other pieces! | @JTV #treatyourself KnockedUpFabulous.com

Love this gold link bracelet!  Looks perfect worn alone or layered with other pieces! | @JTV #treatyourself KnockedUpFabulous.com

Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away, which means that Christmas is knocking at the door.  I’ve already witnessed people with Santa and friends on their minds, but I refuse to get too far ahead of the holidays.  I mean, it’s already snowing here in Chicago which usually calls for decking the halls, but I still feel like we’ve barely enjoyed fall.

One thing that I am getting excited about this year is presents.  And I’m going to be completely selfish and talk about the ones for the gift-giver…’cause you know, after shopping for everyone and their mother, you gotta reward yourself with a little something!!

JTV has tons of shiny little treats!  I’ve been all over their gold collection.  This yellow gold sideways bar would be perfect for layering with other necklaces, and I love the texture on this Splendido Oro gold ring!  They have really pretty gemstones and watches, too.  (I’ve pinned a bunch of my favorite pieces…just in case the husband needs a little help this year!)

This double curb link bracelet that I’m wearing is from their collection.  I love how nicely it pairs with my go-to vintage bangles.  I bet it’s going to become a regular on my wrists.  You like it too, or maybe you know someone who has a thing for gold like I do?  I have an extra one from JTV to giveaway!!  All you need to do is let me know in the comments here.  (Make sure you’re on this post’s page, not my main page or else the comments won’t show up.)  And you better act quickly!  I’ll be picking a winner on Monday (11/17) night.  If I don’t make this fast, Julia is already planning on wearing your bracelet to a party next week!  Good luck!!

This is sponsored post.  JTV provided me with a piece of jewelry for myself, and one for a reader.  All opinions are my own.  Thank you for supporting brands who support Knocked Up Fabulous.

playCHIC Fahion Show

12 Nov 2014 Permalink

playCHIC Fahion Show | @MaryCouzin #playchic

One of my favorite shows to watch on T.V. is Project Runway.  Sadly, it’s nearly the only show that I watch…unless you count the endless hours of Thomas the Train and Dora the Explorer that get played on our tube.  I’m so hooked on PR because I love watching the designers work through the week’s challenge while trying to stay true to their own aesthetic.

So last year when Alison invited me to the playCHIC Fashion Show, I knew I had to go.  playCHIC is basically an innovative runway show that combines fashion with top toys.  It’s like Project Runway, but the Chicago Toy & Game Fair edition!  (If you are a Project Runway fan too, you probably remember Peach Carr.  She was one of the presenting designers last year!  She’ll be back again this year, and I’m pretty sure she’s teamed up with the Rainbow Loom company for her design!!)

This year’s annual show is right around the corner.  And if it’s anything like last year’s, I know it’s not going to disappoint!  Laura Robinson (co-inventor of the classic, best-selling board game, Balderdash) will host this year’s play-inspired fashion show.  I’ll be there as a playCHIC Fashion Ambassador to witness the unexpected and creative designs.  Fancy title, I know!  Trying not to let it get to my head.  I also have an extra ticket if any of you local friends want to join me…or keep reading on how to purchase your own.

GRAB YOUR TICKET TODAY!  Hosted at Alhambra Palace {1240 W Randoph Street}, Chicago’s most creative and unforgettable fashion experience will kick off with cocktails at 7 p.m. and a runway show following at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available for $45, and for more information, visit http://playchicfashion.com/attend.

playCHIC Fahion Show | @MaryCouzin #playchic

I was selected to be a playCHIC Fashion Ambassador and received complimentary event tickets. All content and opinions expressed here are honest and all my own.