Friday Favorites

Hey yall. We made it to Florence yesterday and are having the time of our lives so far. This is a really special place for me since I studied here during college, so it is super fun being back, especially with my best guy and travel bud! ;)

I wanted to share a quick edition of my Friday Favs with you today... ALL of these items came along with me for this trip and I have to say, I truly am a huge fan of each and every one of them. Check out my latest Insta posts to see all of them in action!

1. This BB Cream from Jane Iredale

Ever since I found out I was pregnant, I've been much more conscious about what I'm putting on my skin since there are so many harmful chemicals and parabens in beauty products that could be bad for baby girl (and me, duh). I tried a couple others before landing on this Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream but now I'm seriously obsessed, you guys. Most days I only wear this with either some bronzer or blush for color, highlighter for the eyes and mascara. THAT'S IT. And my skin feels amazing. This stuff glides on so easily, truly is full coverage (bless!) and has SPF 25. I mean, it's just the best for an easy everyday makeup look. Can't imagine how much more I'll love it with a newborn haha.

2. BORN Sun Slip-On Sneaker

I have long wanted to be one of those girls who could rock sneakers with a dress but have been so self-conscious to try until I found these babies. In an effort to get some super comfy walking shoes for our trip, I decided to give these a try and boy am I sold! I have worn these things like nobody's business the last six weeks or so since buying them. And guess what?! They look SO cute with dresses and I even feel cute wearing them like that haha! If you're wanting an easy slip-on sneaker that is truly so versatile that they can go with jeans, a dress, shorts or yoga pants, these are totally for you. PS - I have the grey color and L O V E !

3. Madewell Swingy Tee Dress

I got this dress earlier in the summer with a Madewell gift card and have already worn it on multiple occasions. I got the "deep indigo" color, which has sold out several times already. As of right now, though, it's available in all sizes! Hurry, people. This is an easy throw on dress that you will love, I promise. 

4. This Nylon Backpack

I got this a little while before our trip thinking it might come in handy and have been so shocked at how roomy and wonderful this unassuming bag really is. For under $30, this bag is awesome quality and like I already mentioned, VERY spacious. I packed it for our Europe trip with a digital camera + accessories, laptop, Bose headphones, kindle, chargers, makeup, etc... I'm telling you, the shape is awesome and makes it really easy to fit a ton of stuff in there using some tetris skills haha. I also found the baby version of the one I have which is both a little smaller and a little more affordable, but just as cute!

5. BLANQI Maternity Leggings

Oh gosh guys, if you're preggo or have been preggo before you know how hard it is to find cute AND comfortable maternity clothes. I had several mama friends tell me about BLANQI leggings and claim they were the best and you know what? They were right! I've been living in these ever since I got them. I told Michael they feel like butter, that's how soft and cozy they are! Even better news? I've got an incredible giveaway with them coming up next week, so stay tuned if you're either in need of maternity or postpartum support... or if you want to give the PERFECT gift to your expecting friend.

Happy Friday!

xx Alex