Instagram Lately: Weekend Sales + Comfy Flat Shoes

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Baby Finds

Ever since I started browsing Etsy years ago for various goodies (like handmade jewelry!), I was sucked in. So now of course I am deep in the black hole of adorable baby stuff. I’ll do some reviews on my favorite Etsy sellers once I get to try the items out! I also found a few cute, affordable pieces on Amazon, but quality from different vendors has been very hit or miss so I’m thankful for free returns under Prime. FYI, the knit romper above only starts in size 6 months & up so I’m saving it for later!

I’ve also gotten a lot of requests to share what’s in my hospital bag – my procrastinator self is doing some last-minute packing this week, but I’ll be sure to do a blog post soon!

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Ann Taylor Sale Alert

Ann Taylor is finally having a 40% off everything sale online – use code HELLONEW. I’ve been waiting for a good sale to share some new arrivals reminiscent of old favorites in my closet!

1. Suede Bow Pumps (3 colors) – Bow pumps are back, in Fall-ready colors like navy and burgundy, and a front and center bow (vs. off-center last year)! This design also comes in flats with great reviews.

2. Contrast Trim Textured Open Jacket – See the prior year versions on me here (pictured above) and here. They’ve brought this Chanel-esque jacket back twice now and it always sells out! It’s more of a structured cardigan-style jacket and is usually unlined (this year’s description says just the sleeves are lined) and fits a little boxy, so size down if you want a more shrunken fit style jacket.

3. Navy Tweed Pocket Jacket – This is another classic-looking option that would be super easy to pair with navy ankle pants or a neutral skirt (plus the navy bow pumps in #1!). FYI this also appears to be more of a cardigan jacket and is unlined.

4. Tie Front Button Shell – AT’s machine-washable, polyester tops drape nicely and make for elegant layering pieces under jackets and blazers. This one combines nursing-friendly buttons with a feminine neck tie, in a pretty soft grey color!

5. Floral Lace Dress – The dress that my mom wore at my shower. She’s 5’2″ 105 lbs, wearing 0P here.

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Flat Finds (on sale!)

I was never much of a flats girl, but circumstances have forced me to go on a serious search for comfy shoes that don’t sacrifice too much style! In addition to these popular cushioned Caslon sandals (runs wide) I’ve been wearing all summer, I’ve been rotating between these leopard sandals above and bow mules below, both of which are on sale right now and rather affordable!

SARTO by Franco Sarto Palomino Sandals (40% off) – Starts in sz 4! These are similar in cut to the Caslon sandals but have less cushioning in the footbed. They still are slightly cushioned though and I found them to be comfy with no breaking-in needed. The top strap of these have two notches so can be adjusted by one notch if you have narrower feet. I found the foot length to run a little short so took a 5.5 (I’m usually between 5 to 5.5 in most brands).

BP Maddy Bow Mules in “Blush” (under $30!) – These have been nothing short of a compliment magnet wherever I wear them … from my doctor to waxing lady to passersby on the street ; ) Note that these run a bit wide across the top opening, a problem that I have with most slip-on style shoes. I had some U-shaped back of heel shoe cushions lying around (they look like this), and stuck two of them to the underside of each mule upper to help fill in the gap and make the fit more secure. I also found the length of these to run slightly short, so took a sz 5.5.

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Dress (from this post) on repeat w/ Halogen linen sweater xxs petite, Gucci bag, BP mules 5.5

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This outfit is from an older blog post, but I mentioned recently on Instagram that this Uniqlo pleated skirt has been restocked in different colors! It’s made of a nice quality crepe material with a comfortable and stretchy elastic waistband, and is lined! It’s fully stocked right now in a similar off-white hue, along with a burgundy “wine” and navy option. Size XS will fit a 24 to 25″ waist. I sized up to S here for wearing in my second trimester.

See more photos of this skirt in this post, and also in this post paired with this chambray cropped top (one of my absolute favorite outfits). For cooler weather, I’d style it with a turtleneck top or thin sweater plus a moto or cropped jacket!

Sam Edelman sandals sz 5, Express top (sold out), Zara bag, Uniqlo skirt sz S

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  1. Rima wrote:

    You look fabulous and trendy in all most all the dress that you have posted !

    Posted 9.3.18 Reply
  2. Lisa wrote:

    Jean, I’m a bit confused about what you did to your mules to make them fit better. Could you clarify sometime? Thanks! 🙂

    Posted 8.28.18 Reply
  3. Anna wrote:

    Thanks for the recommendations!

    Posted 8.23.18 Reply
  4. Maureen wrote:

    So many good finds Jean! Etsy is the best regarding cute handmade items and that floral dress you are wearing is so pretty! Love the print and of course, I love it on you!

    Maureen |

    Posted 8.23.18 Reply
  5. Jenny Yang wrote:

    these are such cute pics! And congrats on your beautiful baby girl!
    xx jen

    Posted 8.22.18 Reply
  6. Your pink mules are super Jean, feminine and practical in one. Love, Lieske

    Posted 8.18.18 Reply
  7. I am astonished and somehow not at all surprised that you’ve managed to look pulled together and chic this entire pregnancy, and still share all these lovely finds and tips. I hope it’s been good to you off-screen as well, and hope your labor and delivery are incredibly smooth. <3

    Posted 8.17.18 Reply
  8. Can’t wait to shop the Ann Taylor sale! <3 🙂 I love the shoes so much – the little bow detail is adorable!

    XO, Elizabeth T.

    Posted 8.17.18 Reply
  9. Nancy wrote:

    Just ordered those pink mules!!

    I’m currently pregnant with our first as well and have been keeping an eye out for your baby and pregnancy recommendations. Just wondering if you could let me know why you chose the snuggle me (vs other loungers ie the doc a tot). And did you have a particular reason why you got a Moses basket as well?

    Posted 8.17.18 Reply
  10. Lucky you. Me ankles are so svollen.

    Posted 8.17.18 Reply
  11. brianna wrote:

    So many cute things. Thanks for sharing!

    Posted 8.17.18 Reply
  12. Jae wrote:

    Those pink mules are too cute!

    Posted 8.17.18 Reply
  13. Rachel Johnson wrote:

    You look radiant, you are neat and glowing in pregnancy. The outfits are modern classy bright and the flat shoes are nice to look at, bonus for comfort.

    Posted 8.17.18 Reply
  14. Elizabeth wrote:

    Those baby finds are adorable! I am so excited for you and Nick and can’t wait to find out baby girls name and follow along on this journey with you two!

    Posted 8.17.18 Reply
  15. So many beautiful photos! I love keeping up with you via Instagram, and I’m so excited for Baby Petite! Eek!


    Posted 8.17.18 Reply
  16. briana wrote:

    I love the looks! Definitely adorable slides!


    Posted 8.17.18 Reply
  17. Looking fabulous as always and great finds featured! 🌷👍🏼🌷

    Posted 8.16.18 Reply
  18. Love your outfits, Jean! You look so cute in all of them! 🙂
    I also can’t wait to see all the cute picks you’ve got for your new baby! ❤️

    Posted 8.16.18 Reply

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