Thursday, October 31, 2013

A fall date night.


With our little bitty on the way, J and I are trying to spend as much "date" time together as we can.
To get the most out of my wardrobe I love finding pieces that can transition from a school day to a night out with my fella, like this polka dot sweater from Modcloth. To add a feminine, girly touch I love the layering of this adorable navy striped dress underneath, and of course, with the fall chill coming in a bright cardigan to keep you warm!  A skinny belt pulls everything together to give it a structured look. Add a pop of color with a burgundy heel and balance it out with a great neutral handbag and a dainty pair of stud earrings. Now you're ready for a night with your guy or girlfriends!

I'm also thrilled to be co-hosting All Things Thursday with the lovely Elise of Hunters of Happiness!
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We are excited to see what you have in store for us this week! Thanks for linking up and inspiring us!
Check out what your hosts have been up to this week:
 A Halloween Party by Hunters of Happiness | A Fun Guest post at Glitz & Gold 
Now, meet our gorgeous features from last week's link party:
Andrea of Bohemian Bunnie
This is the perfect Fall outfit! We love the bold Aztec printed cardigan with the classic denim on denim. Her accessories and awesome boots really finish off the look. Plus, the scenery is pretty amazing too!
Elizabeth of Book of Leisure
We love this look! The leopard print scarf makes this simple outfit pop. Her booties and clutch are to die for and the detailing on the back of the top is the perfect surprise. Perfect job styles these amazing pieces!

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Wednesday steals.

Happy Wednesday pretty ladies!
I hope everyone has fun plans for Halloween! Mine will involve
a couch, scary movies, and a ridiculously large bag of candy from Sam's.
{stoked for that weigh-in at the doctor Monday....not!}

You guys know by now what a jewelry addict I am.
I found these incredible steals at Groopdealz, all of which are under 12 bucks!
I'm looking to add a dainty ring to the mix and this pave bow ring is just the ticket.
I would also love a few pairs of these enamel earrings in a few different colors as well,
why not at $3.99? You have likely guessed by now that I have a love for bold prints,
which is why I need this striped pencil skirt in my closet right now {if I can fit my tummy in it!}.
This will be great to throw on with a pair of black tights when the cooler days hit.

Pave Bow Ring - Enamel Earrings - Striped Pencil Skirt

Any items you guys are itching to add to your closet for fall?

This is a Groopdealz sponsored post.
However, all selections of merchandise are true and selected by myself.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Bump ahead.

Tee: Francesca's {similar here and here-on sale!}, Vest: Old Navy {similar here-on sale! and need this}, Pants: W by Azwell {love thisthis, and this}, Heels: Zara {similar here}, Necklace: In Pink c/o, Lips: MAC-Viva Glam V

Well folks, the bump is out. Loud and proud.
This comfy tee has been a saving grace the past few weeks,
and the pants....let's just say this will be the last time they are worn pre-baby!
{had a can-of-biscuits feeling going on}

One thing that will be on repeat the next few months is this In Pink necklace.
I'm loving longer necklaces right now and was stoked to add this to the collection!
In Pink is offering 30% off to all BOL readers until 11/30,
use code "BOOKOFLEISURE30" at checkout!
{discount excludes sterling pieces, nail polish, and giftcards) 

Hope you guys had a great weekend! J was in Chicago for work,
so I was pretty worthless an embarrassing amount of Chinese takeout may have been consumed.
So glad to have my baby-daddy home;)

Linking up with...
What I Wore to Work
My Style Monday
What I Wore Wednesday

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Cozy knits.

Top: Stella Rae, Scarf: H&M {similar here}, Pants: H&M {similar here and here}, Boots: Vince Camuto {similar here}

This top is straight butter, y'all.
Cannot get enough, the perfect fall top.
I swooped this up at one of my favorite online boutiques- Stella Rae.
It's owned by one of my sweet friends, Suzanna.
She has an incredible eye for fashion so they always have a great selection,
not to mention very affordable!

Stella Rae is offering free shipping to BOL readers until October 31st!
Just use the code "bookofleisure" at checkout.
Happy shopping gals!

Speaking of other awesome deals,
Groopdealz is once again tearing it up with their adorable items.
I ran across this cute dress...
This dress would be great for layering+a pair of your favorite boots....winner.
You can purchase here!

And if you're a lover of the Fan Fringe you need to swoop up their Fan Fringe Pendant Necklace...
You can't beat it at $3.99! You can purchase here.

Thanks for reading sweet friends!

Linking up with...
What I Wore Wednesday
What I Wore Wednesday
Watch What I'm Wearing
All Things Thursday
Three-fer Thursday
Tres Chic Thursday
Friday's Fab Favorites
Favorite Fashion Friday
The Best of Friday Style

Monday, October 21, 2013

This whole parent thing...

and of course I had to throw this in...

Dress: Target {love this and would love to splurge on this}, 
Heels: Zara {similar here, flats here}, Bag: Merci-Fortune

I really still can't believe that J and I are going to be parents.
One of my readers said,
"Just think, this time next year you'll be picking out their Halloween costume!"
I can't tell you how many levels of excited that got me!
More than anything, I can't wait to see J as a dad...he's gonna be pretty awesome.

We find out the gender in two weeks and it officially occupies my mind about 95% of the time.
Bitty will no longer be an "it," but a "he" or a "she."
Not that it hasn't felt real at this point, but I feel like once we find out it will seem so much
more like a little person, with its own little identity {if that makes any kind of sense}.

On another note-
I am still loving this gorgeous Merci-Fortune bag! I can't get over the red, so pretty.
The pictures really don't do justice of its incredible quality.
You can check out their selection here!

Have a great week guys!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Wednesday Pick'ems

I hope you guys have been enjoying my GroopDealz picks the past couple of weeks. 
They have had some incredible deals going on so I hope you're scooping up lots of goodies!
J and I are really having to crack down on our budgeting getting ready for our little bitty.
That means a lot of GroopDealz shopping will be going on in the Kimbrough house.

Here's what I'm loving this week:

Specifically in the white-I love a good pop of white in the fall.
You can purchase here.

I can't wait to share a bump update with everybody!  I mentioned on Instagram
that my little pooch is finally turning into the beginning of a little preggy belly.
Hopefully I will no longer be getting the second glance looks in public of...
"I think she's pregnant.....but is she??"

I'm also excited about some new collaborations coming up, 
and BOL readers will be getting discount codes! Heck yes.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

All about the bag.

Tee: Old Navy {similar here and here}, Skinnies: H&M, Heels: Zara, Bag: Merci-Fortune

It's finally feeling like fall here guys!
The air is crisp, the sun is setting sooner, every house in our neighborhood
is loaded with pumpkin goodness on their front porches.
You better believe this baby mama will be consuming every
pumpkin flavored goody she can get her hands on.

I'm also so excited to be collaborating with Merci-Fortune.
Their bags are gorgeous and the quality is incredible.
They make all of their bags from the finest leather 
and are designed in-house, here in the U.S.
Check out their beautiful inventory here.

Before you run, be sure to check out GroopDealz today
because they have a huge Warehouse Blowout Sale
going on right now. I'm telling you, crazy cheap prices!
I've gotta swoop up these trinkets for sure:

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Second trimester, already?!

*Our announcement we shared with our friends and family*

I promise BOL is not going to become a pregnancy explosion for
the next few months....but since this little blog originally started
out documenting our new life as hubs and wife I also
wanted to share bits of our bitty bump along the way:)

So here's what's going on with our sweet thing this week:

How far along: 14 weeks

Baby is the size of: a lemon

Maternity clothes: 
If you follow me on Instagram you know that my bump came in a hurry! 
Like-stopped being able to button up my pants at 8 weeks-hurry. 
Thank goodness for the belly band!

Sleep: Has not been great.
Always have to use the bathroom quite a few times.

Best moment of the week:
Realizing that in just a month we will find out the gender! I'm dying.

Miss anything: Red wine and sushi,
but wouldn't trade this time now for a thing in the world.

Food cravings: 
As much as I hate to say, very rich and hearty foods. Go figure.

Anything making you queasy or sick:
The smell of fried bacon. Most meats are pretty hit or miss.

Have you started to show yet:
Yes, good little bump going.

Gender prediction:
This goes back and forth week to week....just ready to know!!!

Labor signs: No

Belly button in or out: In

Wedding rings on or off: On

Happy or moody most of the time:
During the week moody from just being tired, but weekend time is happyyyy!

Looking forward to:
My growing bump and finding out what this baby is!

Right now I'm on the look out for comfy, flowy tops that will be able
to accomodate my growing bump for the next few months.
I ran across this great top at GroopDealz:

I love the faux leather detailing, and the elbow pads....yes please!
You can snag it here.