4.04.2016

The One Sale You Can't Miss



This sale totally caught me by surprise this morning. And actually, it doesn't go live to the public until tomorrow morning (promotion/email-wise) so from now until midnight, you have free reign on what they have in stock. And believe me when I say that things go fast. So if you see something you have to have, get it! 

I'm not ashamed to admit that I did some major shopping on my lunch break today because this is the only time you can score some major brands at 25% off with no spending minimum! You read that right - everything is 25% off! Of course, there are a few brand exclusions (including Tory Burch) but that usually comes with the territory. I'm not sure when the sale will end yet since it hasn't been announced, but these things usually last 3-5 days and the further we get into the sale, the smaller the available stock is. 

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I made a little collage with all of my picks and a handful of products I swear by - like my favorite sunglasses, nursing bras and shorts! If you have any questions for me regarding fit, etc. please don't hesitate to comment below, on social media (@jenkubes) or via email: jenniferkubes@gmail.com!


Everything above is linked below from left to right and top to bottom:



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Ready to shop? CLICK HERE!

Don't forget to enter the code "INTHEFAM" at checkout for 25% off your entire order!






xo
Jen

3.23.2016

Cactus Cardigan






The bump was out in full force in Deep Ellum last weekend and I had a serious case of deja vu. Scott and I have spent many days and nights roaming around Deep Ellum - from getting matching tattoos on our 2nd anniversary and seeing who could eat more at our favorite BBQ spot, to visiting word-of-mouth-only hidden bars and taking endless amounts of blog photos every weekend. It's seriously one of my favorite parts of Dallas and it just continues to grow. Not to mention there are so many new backdrops that I wish had been there two years ago! That's blogger gold, I tell you. 

Dallas is also home to one of my favorite boutiques over in Preston Center, Riff Raff, which just so happens to be where my cardigan is from above. If you live in Dallas and haven't been to their store - go! It's adorable and I used to live less than a mile away from it. 

Cardigans and kimonos have always been my thing, but I tend to reach for them a lot more when I'm pregnant. There's nothing I love more than pairing a snug fitting top (to accentuate the bump) with a fun cardigan. Aside from covering up trouble areas, cardigans and kimonos easily transform outfits from drab to fab. I'm sorry, I couldn't resist saying that. But really, think about how much a colorful kimono would enhance a white top and jeans. Anyway, when I saw this Show Me Your Mumu cactus cardigan online, I knew I had to have it and apparently so did a lot of other people because the sweater sold out in less than an hour! 

Because I'm frequently purchasing things from Riff Raff, I know that they often sell out of things quickly, but rest assured that they are always restocking whatever they can. So as a word to the wise: if you ever see anything you like that's not on the website anymore, shoot them an email at hello@shopriffraff.com and let them know you're interested - or sign up for notifications under that specific product (if it's still online) and you'll get an email when your size comes back in stock! Also, check back frequently to see when they've updated their inventory - they do almost every day!

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OUTFIT DETAILS

Cardigan: Riff Raff c/o | Hat: Janessa Leone
White Tee: Target Maternity | Denim: Old Navy Maternity
Heels: Steve Madden | Sunglasses: Karen Walker




xo
Jennifer

3.22.2016

Floral Tunic + Giveaway


Last weekend my husband and I took a day trip down to Dallas to attend a gender reveal for some of our close friends. Because it was going to be a quick trip, we decided to get up super early and make a day out of it. It's been a year and half since we moved to Oklahoma from Dallas and I cannot believe how much has changed. There are so many new restaurants, apartment complexes and skyscrapers downtown - it's unreal. It really makes me miss living there - not that I really ever stopped missing it. Don't get me wrong, being in Oklahoma and living a slower-paced life has a lot of perks, especially with little ones, but my personality and lifestyle thrives in bigger cities. Plus, I'm a really great aggressive Texas driver and fit in so well on the freeways. 

We got on the road at 6:30am and made it to Dallas by 10:00 (because, Starbucks pitstops) which was right when a new brunch spot opened that I was dying to try. Mercat Bistro. It's located in between downtown and uptown in the Harwood District - footsteps from our old apartment. 


I'm a sucker for anything European-inspired and this place was exactly that. We started with a pastry basket and coffee: Scott got "Jet Fuel" (a 12-hour cold brew) and I got my usual decaf almond milk latte. Oh how I miss caffeine. For brunch I ordered the Spinach and Mushroom Quiche and Scott got the Cold Roasted Chicken sandwich. Both exquisite. After eating we stopped to snap a few photos of my outfit. Dallas people are so used to bloggers that no one paid us any mind taking photos in the middle of a stairway. I love that. 


This PinkBlush Maternity tunic/dress has been my little saving grace over the past month. It really is hard to find fun, colorful maternity clothing these days, especially pieces that are affordable and can carry you through the end of pregnancy. When I'm 7-8-9 months pregnant, I really try to steer away from anything tight because it's just not comfortable, so dresses are always my go-to. When I buy maternity clothes, I try to make sure they will transition into my postpartum wardrobe effortlessly too. All I'll have to do with this dress is throw on a belt and some ankle boots and call it a day! 

Taking the time to pamper yourself and buy yourself clothes that you feel good in is so important during pregnancy. You go through so much physically and emotionally that doing whatever you can to make yourself feel good is something I strongly believe in. You are growing a tiny human and while that is a miracle in and of itself, it's important to keep your confidence intact while doing it, because gaining 20-30-40 pounds is hard. If I need to explain any credit card bills to your husband/boyfriend this, let me know. 

PinkBlush Maternity is a driving force in helping mama's look their best during pregnancy and they are by far the only place I've found that offers a wide range of adorable and trendy maternity clothes. Which is why I'm really excited to share that we have teamed up to offer another pretty mama a free $75 gift card! Here's how you can win:

1. Comment below with your due date or the due date of a friend you're hoping to win for. 
2. Make sure you are following me on Instagram (@jenkubes) then find the photo on my feed from this post and tag three of your favorite fashionistas. 

A winner will be chosen at random on Good Friday, March 25th!

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OUTFIT DETAILS

Pink Clutch/Purse: Kate Spade




xo
Jennifer

3.11.2016

What to Wear on St. Patrick's Day


St. Patrick's Day is six days away - do you have your green outfit lined up? If not, I've rounded up some of my favorite green picks from a few of my favorite retailers that offer FAST shipping at no cost to you! As I type this, I'm actually wearing the maxi dress on the bottom left :) it's incredibly comfortable and perfect for pregnant mamas too. (It also comes in like 25 different colors!)

All products are listed and linked from L to R and top to bottom below! 


And check out this adorable turquoise swing dress not pictured above HERE.










Here's to YOU doing the pinching on March 17th.

xo
Jennifer

3.02.2016

The Shopbop Sale


The Shopbop sale is something I know a lot of us bloggers and fashion lovers alike look forward to every spring and fall. This sale alone kicks off a month of wonderful retail promotions that help you transition into the spring and summer. But what makes this specific sale so unique is the breadth of product selections and the fact that a lot of them never go on sale. 

MY PICKS:
(Left to right. Top to bottom. All linked directly.)





*These items have since sold out on Shopbop.com but I've located them on another site and have linked to them directly. 

I've had all of the items above in my shopping cart over the last week in preparation for this sale. As pathetic as that sounds, a lot of this stuff sells really fast and then it's gone. I've learned my lesson in years past. So, word to the wise, if you're going to shop this sale, do it now! 

SALE DETAILS:
Spend $250+ Save 15%
Spend $500+ Save 20%
Spend $1,000+ Save 25%
Code: BIGEVENT16

Promotion ends this Friday, March 5th at 11:59pm PT.
I've added more direct links below - click on any item and you'll be taken straight to the website!









I hope you're able to snag some good stuff!

xo
Jennifer

2.09.2016

Sunflower Top







Hello, friends! I apologize for my absence on the blog lately. With a very active toddler who gets all of my attention, a house that's almost done being built, a full-time job that I dedicate a lot of time and heart to, and a baby girl on the way... it's safe to say I've been exhausted 99% of the time. I hate that my blog comes last in the grand scheme of things, but it's something that I know I'll never give up on. I love it too much. One day I'll be on a regular blogging schedule... one day. 

Oversized tops. Who doesn't love them? I have too many to count and they happen to come in very handy when you're expecting! My only rule when it comes to styling oversized tops is to keep your bottom half slim - whether it's by wearing tights, shorts or skinny jeans. You've got to have balance. A big top with big pants (think wide-leg trousers or boot cut jeans) would just add unnecessary weight on your frame.

I love this top in particular because it reminds me of spring (obviously) and I am so ready for warmer weather. Don't get me wrong, I love winter and drinking hot chocolate by a fire, but I think if it's going to be so freezing cold outside, there needs to be snow on the ground. If there's not snow or snow in the forecast, then it needs to warm up. At least the groundhog is predicting an early spring this year, right? As crazy as I feel for putting my trust in a small animal coming out of hibernation, I'm all about this prediction. Let's do this, mother nature. 

OUTFIT DETAILS
Top - RiffRaff. (Best selection of oversized tops!)
Maternity Tights - linked here
Boots - Steve Madden (super old).
Hat - linked here.
Clutch - linked here.
Sunglasses - linked here

If you have suggestions for other great oversized tops, let me know! 
Thanks for stopping by - love you guys! 

xo
Jennifer

12.09.2015

All About the Basics

 
Basics are a very important part of any great wardrobe. You could have a killer selection of sequin jackets and leopard print pants, but without a good pair of nude heels or a muted top to pair with it, you could miss the mark. Creating a perfect outfit (or a perfect wardrobe) is all about balance.


I love how Old Navy incorporates basics and current trends at price points everyone can fall in love with. I found this plaid wool-blend bomber jacket under the Pop Preppy section online and I can't tell you how much I love it. The inside is lined with this soft faux fur material that is nice on cooler days.




I immediately fell in love with this white boyfriend-fit flannel top not only for it's comfort, but because it can replace your basic crisp white button down that otherwise screams Corporate America. The windowpane stripes are dark grey so you don't have to worry about pairing it with black or navy blue - so it really can go with anything. Imagine how cute it would be paired with a floral skirt or patterned pants! The top is also over-sized so it's just the right length to pair with leggings and over-the-knee boots - or you can undo a few buttons and tie it up as I've done in a few photos!




And my adorable red trapeze handbag was a steal at under $40! It perfectly pulls out the red in my plaid bomber jacket so I knew I had to have it. Lastly, for all you mama-to-be's out there, I'm wearing Old Navy's full-panel maternity skinny jeans and they are the best pair of maternity jeans I've found yet. (I went down 2 full sizes.) I love how they stay snug on my legs without stretching out throughout the day and the top part is still nice and roomy for my growing bump.

FYI - All of the clothes I'm wearing above and my purse are all 40% off with the code EXTRAGIFT through December 12th!

OUTFIT DETAILS
White Windowpane Flannel Top: Here
Maternity Skinny Jeans: Here
Plaid Wool-Blend Bomber Jacket: Here
Red Trapeze Handbag: Here
Mirrored Tortoise Sunglasses: Here
Nude Heels: Here
Necklace 1: Here and Here





In collaboration with Old Navy

xo
Jen