Recent purchases

Hey y’all! Sharing some recent purchases with you guys! None except for one of these are maternity!

At this point I am 34 weeks and am just trying to buy things I know I will be able to wear into the summer as well!

The kimono I’m wearing in the above I got in 3 colors, it’s easy to throw on and go and is super light weight and airy!

Open front knit kimono | $19

Also got these shoes in 3 different colors because I loved how plain and simple they were! And you can’t beat the price!

Leather T strap sandal | $15

– OTHER RECENT PURCHASES –

Also linking some so cute things I saw that I’d be all into wearing if I wasn’t pregnant!

– THINGS I WISH I WAS PURCHASING –

XoXo, Chelsey Rae

Lululemon dupes

Happy Friday guys! Hope everyone is hanging in there! …. I’m personally barely hanging in there lollll buttttt there’s always clothes that brighten up my day! So, sharing some good finds with y’all!!

Lululemon is sjah I typically live in, but now 8 months pregnant my short shorts are getting a little too tight and a little too short lol! I wanted to go out and just bite the bullet and buy bigger sizes but that would have been so stupid because I wouldn’t be wearing them for long! Not spending $80 on a pair of shorts that’ll last me 3 months lol!

I found these after doing some research – very serious stuff haha!! And was literally AMAZED! I ordered one pair first to test things out and then literally ordered one of every color!

These shorts are SO similar, they make two styles. The brand of shirts I am tagging below also have a crazy similar feel, along with the pants that have “buttery” in the description, but they are sold out in a lot of colors/sizes right now! I am also obsessed with all of my zip ups that I’ve gotten!

I’m still a lululemon girl but if we can supplement, then hey, why not! Pahaha!

Tagging all in the sliders below!!

– SHORTS –

There are two types of shorts, a 2.5 inch and a 4 inch, I go with the 2.5 but if you like your shorts a smidge longer, I’d go with the 4inch so you are more comfortable!

– SHIRTS –

The shirt with the dip in the bottom has been my favorite for pregnancy.

– ZIP UPS –

– LEGGINGS –

If y’all have any questions feel free to message me!

XoXo, Chelsey Rae

Baby Shower + Registry.

Hey y’all! Been working on trying to get this post out for a while! Lots of people have asked to share my registry and top favorites that I got! Of course without the baby here I can’t give my full review on most products it there’s a few things me and Ryan tried to start using in our bedroom, etc. To try to get used to before little man gets here!!

Before we get to all that, let’s chat about the shower!!

Most would say that I had my shower very early – that was the plan! I’ve heard too many of my friends say they wish they had had their showers sooner in their pregnancy to be able to set the baby’s room up sooner and be more prepared for things they did it get! I think the timing of mine was perfect for me, I had it around my 7 month mark, the baby’s room is basically finished with a few minor touches left, and I was able to get all the things I didn’t receive as sweet gifts, on my own!

To touch on another subject, I honestly got SOOOO many things I had on my registry! Again, after being at friends showers and seeing them get nothing but clothes, I had made the decision that I had to somehow ask for no clothes. I brought it up to Ryan and a few other people and asked if they thought that was rude if I could find the right way to word it! Most said no, so we brainstormed a way to word it that would sound right! Truth be told, I got a few comments from people but I don’t regret it at ALL! why not get a new momma the things she needs instead of buying clothes? And clothes are such a personal preference! I know this is kind of a old school thing, and people get excited about buying baby clothes, but that’s not what a new family NEEDS.

The shower was held by my amazing momma with lots of help from my mother and law, my aunt sweet aunt Renee who always goes above and beyond with the party set ups, and my nanny, she was responsible for the delicious cookies! The was shower at the Southern Hotel in Covington and the venue is absolutely gorgeous!! I wanted to keep things really simple and light + airy, for some reason as the years go on I just want more and more simplicity for party’s, from decor to even the amount of people!! It makes for a much more enjoyable day!

For my registry I registered at POTTERY BARN, AMAZON, and BUY BUY BABY. Click any of those links and you can check them out! I honestly just went between two of my best friends registry’s to make mine! Seeing similar things they had registered for and just picking things I personally thought would work for us as well!!

Here are some items we are already loving + some that were absolute MUST HAVES for us!

UPPA BABY CRUZ STROLLER | $679

(In Bryce white, compatible with MESA car seat)

UPPABABY MESSA CARSEAT | $299

(In color Bryce as well)

Baby Brezza Formula Dispenser | $199

White noise machine | $49

Something we already started using to get used to it in our room! We love it now lol can’t sleep without it!

4MOMS pack & play | $299

BABYBJORN bouncer | $199

Everyone raves about these and my best friends little girls absolutely loved it!

Baby Shusher | $35

Again an item I always hear clients and friends rave about, it’s pretty genius! Literally all it does is say shhhhhhh over and over again lol but I can see how baby’s would love it!

Newborn BOPPY lounger | $32

TOUCH CONTROL NIGHT LIGHT | $20

Another thing we are already using! We both are OBSESSED, I know it’s something so simple but the light gets bright bright and then veryy dim! So dim I could sleep with it on! It is touch controlled which is so convenient and can be used on or off of its charging station.

Owlet Smart Sock and Monitor System | $399

This was a absolute must have. If you haven’t heard of this read up on it! In a nutshell it monitors the baby’s breathing and heart rate and stuff while they sleep!

Stokke high chair bundle | $388

4MOMS MomaRoo infant seat | $219

This looks amazing and I see people that have it rave about it! It has different settings to rock the baby!

Ill be sharing more and more as we discover what works for us! Registry details below

– AMAZON –

– BUY BUY BABY –

– POTTERY BARN –

XoXo, Chelsey Rae

Sharing more shower pics below! Thankful for my friend Krista for always being a amazing photographer!

📸 : Krista Cheramie Co.

Asked about Makeup!

Hey guys! Throwing this up here real quick because I got a lot of DMs on Instagram about my lip combo and under eye!

Linking items below!

I have used MAC PRO LONGWEAR CONCEALER NC15 under my eyes for YEARS now! It is the base of my under eye and then I typically apply something brighter OVER it .. AFTER I have finished my blush! Just a few dots to make it EXTRA bright, this is typically ASHLEY SIEVERTS SPOTLIGHT CONCEALER or I recently switch up with MAGIC STAR CONCEALER in PURE WHITE!

MAC | $25

MAGIC STAR | $22

It looks like a little bit of a darker lip liner is coming back in the picture for this summer! My lip combo yesterday was MILANIS NUDE LIPLINER (color 03) lined my lips with this, then put on NARS LIPSTICK IN BRIGITTE. THEN went OVER my lip line AGAIN with the lip liner to make it more defined!

Milani Lipliner | $4

NARS | $34

the worst pregnancy advice…

Hey guys! In the wake of all this craziness it kinda feels weird to be talking about shopping, but us pregnant people still need clothes as our bumps grow right?! Especially if this clothes thing has been a struggle for you like it’s been for me!!!

I remember when I first got pregnant TONS of people told me to NOT spend money on maternity clothes…this by FAR has been the most terrible advice people gave me lol!!

The last few months I have been SO happy that I started spending money on maternity clothes! If you really look they have some store that have TONS of cute clothes that aren’t too expensive! And let me tell you, it makes ALL the difference in the world that your clothes fit right just to make you feel better!!!

Towards a certain point, even when your shirts fit, your belly gets so out there that you look like Winnie the poo with the bottom or your belly hanging out – THIS is a issue for me pahahaha!

Anyway! My advice to any pregnant woman would be to definitely spend the money on making yourself feel good with new clothes that are made to FIT that prego tummy!

I lived all winter in my lululemon leggings and in the past few weeks I was like okay, I need shorts!!! And T-shirt’s that will cover this stomach!! It’s about to be hot as heck around here in Louisiana and I need something to throw on and go but still feel comfortable!

My first purchase were THESE soft shorts you see in the picture! BEST BUY EVER! After that it was on and I purchased a few more things!!

Linking some websites below that I love to shop on for pregnancy stuff and linking some clothes I already have/are in my cart below that!!

PINK BLUSH MATERNITY

H&M MATERNITY

BOOHOO MATERNITY

this website has some great stuff but it’s hit or miss, I end up returning half the bag when I get it but it’s worth it to find good pieces. Once you get the sizing down your good!

ASOS MATERNITY

ruches side maternity shorts | $32

I’d order a size up in these if you want a little bit more looseness in your legs.

Cotton T-Shirt | $18

These are technically not maternity shirts, but they come low enough to cover the belly!!’

– THINGS IVE PURCHASED –

– THINGS IN MY CART –

XoXo, Chelsey Rae

most comfy bralettes

Okay so I know I’m not the norm but I have ALWAYS, ALWAYS, slept with a bra on! To the point where I can even sleep with a wire bra on haha! Now since getting pregnant, not so much with the wire, but still with a bra!

I found these when searching for the perfect stretchy + comfy one to sleep in and after having two for the past 5 months I recently went and got two more and decided to share with you guys!!

They are priced so well too!!

Linking them below!

XoXo, Chelsey Rae

Bump Friendly Pieces

Hey guys! Can’t believe I finally did a try on today! Pahaha i am so proud of myself! All pieces on here are NON MATERNITY (besides two of them!) and all fit true to size!

If you have a bump, I’d typically size up for the bump!

– KIMONOS –

– BODYCONS –

– MATERNITY SHORTS + DRESS –

XoXo, Chelsey Rae