overalls // shoes // top similar // sunnies // necklace

After already having four babies and now being pregnant with my fifth, I’ve definitely had time to discover some of my favorite maternity wardrobe staples. I like to call them “transitional” pieces because instead of buying actual maternity clothing, I stick to my regular brands and styles, and simply size up so I can still wear things post pregnancy.
One of my favorite go-to’s for transitional clothing is overalls. They’re so cute and are already baggy in the stomach, so I think they’re perfect an adorable pregnancy look. You can also adjust the straps to make even more room for your growing belly. And after the baby is born, pull those straps back as your tummy goes down and you’ve still got a super cute outfit on your hands. Plus, I know this will be my last pregnancy, so I definitely don’t want to load up on maternity wear.
The overalls I’m wearing here are Madewell and are non-maternity, so whether you’re an expecting mama or just looking for some cute overalls, I highly recommend them.
As always, you can shop my Instagrams HERE. And stay tuned in 48 hours I’ll be sharing what to buy from the Nordstrom Sale. Here are my 3 tips before it goes live to early access members.
1/ Get the Nordstrom Card – its easy and will qualify you to shop early 7/12. I did so 2 years ago and I was able to shop the sale early before the crowds.
2/ Use your triple points day for you preorder like I did.
3/ Speaking of crowds, Check SHALICENOEL.com 12AM PST on 7/12 for all my picks! And Avoid the crowds!
4/ Skip the lines the shop online. I’ll be giving a great roundup from boots to cardigans that will sell out fast like last year

polka dot dress (wearing a S/M and I’m 5’9″)// heels // sunnies // necklace “All eyes on Me” only $62!

I’ll be the first to admit I’ve been super tired during this pregnancy and have found creative ways to lift my mood, and keep moving so I’ve shared them below. Can you believe I have only 13 weeks remaining– but who’s counting? This sign my photographer and I found “Far better things ahead’ really spoke to me because it really is all about perspective. I’m growing this human and many more special days and memories to be made up ahead. Don’t fret! The back pain and leg pressure is all worth it when I’m finally staring at his face holding him in my hands.

Deep Breathe take a deep breath through your nose, hold it and breathe out through your lips

De-Clutter It may sound funny, but when I clean out my closet or the fridge, I can think more clearly and it gives me a sense of joy, seriously!

Take a walk or workout – this helps clear my head

Wear polka Dots – wearing them truly lifts the mood!

Get your favorite drink at your favorite coffee shop, mine is an almond milk mocha and I feel special when I do something small for myself. If you want to go the extra mile, buy a stranger a coffee too!

Have you entered my giveaway on Instagram? I’m giving away 5 $100 gift cards. Just in time for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Be sure to check Instagram for the rules.


Jeans // Top // Belt // Jacket // Heels

I still can’t believe we will be welcoming another kiddo this fall, I mean, I can barely say 5 kids, when I’m so used to saying 4. I’m sure I will be that forgetful mom, that after 4, i forget to bring the extra diapers, wipes, change of clothes, etc, because I haven’t done this in 5 years!

Currently, I am 26 weeks and baby is weighing in at 2 lbs and I have lately been grabbing for the same items: stripe top, black top, bella band over jeans and denim shorts. Add to that a black maxi. Even my 8 year-old makes fun saying, “oh that dress again mommy?”

I’m a believer that if its good, its good, why shelf it? Wear it daily, ha! I’ve also worn the same couple things around the house because I’m extra tired this time around. Everything is an extra effort from making dinner to even walking up and down the stairs, ha! Throbbing legs, sore back and 5 am kicks are just a little burden I bear carrying this GIFT!

Sure I’d love to be traveling, but I’m walking (or waddling) into this holiday extra grateful and okay with doing less, saying no, and staying put (on the couch) growing a human and enjoying my cuties.

Happy ALMOST long weekend!

NORDSTROM style steals under $100! Stay Tuned for a 4th of July giveaway!

JCREW use code ALLSTAR for 30% off!

WEST ELM use code JULY4 for 20% off entire purchase

LOFT 50% off sale styles

SSENSE golden goose sneakers on sale!

SOLE SOCIETY select styles up to 60% off and free shipping for orders over $50

dress // flats // sunglasses

It’s been extra hard getting blog content out because one pregnancy brain, it’s affecting my mojo and two, I haven’t been feeling the greatest. Partly because I haven’t been drinking enough water and sore legs. These socks have been helping with poor circulation and trying to reach my goal of 8 glasses of water or more. Thankfully, I’m on the mend, and wanted to share a couple style steals I’ve found around the web lately.

I just got this new bra with great shape and an option to go strapless.

Also the jeans I’ve been wearing YES I can zip them up! My advice is this: size up on them if you’re pregnant, otherwise they fit TTS. Best part is, they’re only $58! And yes I just spilled salad dressing on them today and I’m not at all mad.

As for investment buys or what to ask for a birthday coming up? This leopard clutch. I’ve had it forever and it keeps getting softer with time. I’d say that’s a win.

Happy Humpday you all!


White off the shoulder tops I’m loving:

Peasant Tops I’m loving: I just ordered this one and I kinda love the shape and balloon sleeve


linen dress // sunglasses // bucket bag


I’m on a pumpkin bread kick. If baby wants it, baby gets it, right? I found a recipe that is super easy, makes moist bread, and my kids love it. Funny tip, if you want to sleep in tomorrow, make this tonight, cut it up, lay out paper plates and tell your kids to enjoy the pumpkin bread downstairs and give you 30 more minutes of sleep in the morning. It worked for me this morning.  Phew! Note: I like to substitute spelt flour for all purpose flour since it has fiber and protein and no one in my house is gluten free. I’ve been told, this recipe substitutes gluten free flour nicely. How cute is this dress?

Pumpkin Bread adapted from here


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour three 7×3 inch loaf pans.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together pumpkin puree, eggs, oil, water and sugar until well blended. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger. Stir the dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture until just blended. Pour into the prepared pans.
  3. Bake for about 50 minutes in the preheated oven. Loaves are done when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Do you like when I share recipes? Do you want to see more? Let me know. Your comment short or long is really helpful as I plan future content!


Thank you,



my dress and here // sandals // sunglasses // bag // her pumas // little gingham dress // girls blue dress //

Hop you all have a lovely long weekend! My kids are just happy is there’s a LOT of food and their grandparents in town. We will also be celebrating my mother in law’s birthday, so lots to look forward to. I hope you’re able to browse the sales this weekend because they’re good! Have a lovely MDW giving thanks for all the amazing veterans in our lives, like my dad!


  • Anthropologie: Extra 40% Off Sale Plus 20% Off Furniture + Decor
  • J.Crew: Up to 40% Off with Code: GETAWAY
  • Backcountry: 20% Off One Full-Price Item with Code: MEMORIALDAY20

Which are your faves? Happy weekend!



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