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I had my twenty week ultrasound yesterday and I am excited to announce that this thumb sucking baby is a girl.

Time to start hoarding newborn size cardis and dresses!

Request: Denim Jacket

My friend, Anna, is on the hunt for a denim jacket and asked if I could help her find a good one. Here are my best finds:

1 - Faded Denim Jacket - Forever 21 - $24.80
2 - Denim Jacket - Old Navy - $29.94
3 - Faded Denim Jacket - Forever 21 - $29.80
4 - Merona Denim Jacket - Medium Wash - Target - $29.99
5 - Celebrity Pink Denim Trucker Jacket - Dillards - $29.99 (Orig. $39.99)
6 - Mossimo Denim Jacket - Target - $29.99

Which is your favorite? Do you have a denim jacket?

This Week

We had cupcakes celebrating Steve's new job, and Tate thought they were the best thing ever. Of course, after a week of him constantly yelling "cuh-cake!" while pointing at the counter made it slightly less endearing.

Here are a few links to take you into the weekend:
I am head over heels for this maternity dress.
I am dying to try this braided headband hair tutorial
I wear these flats every day.
I want this pretty gold statement necklace.

We are celebrating Steve's birthday this weekend. What are your plans?

Look for Less: Neon Sandal

I spotted these neon strap sandals for less and wanted to share.

Maison Martin Margiela Mm6 Neon Strap Sandals - Matches - $310.00
Neon Strap Sandal - American Eagle - $29.95

I think the American Eagle sandals are pretty freaking rad. When I had a look around their sandal selection, I was pleasantly surprised that they are currently offering a buy one get one half off promotion on many of their sandals. Here are some of my other favorites:

AEO Woven Mini Wedge Sandals (so cute!) 
AEO Huarache T-Strap Sandal
AEO Criss-Cross Sandal

What do you think? Would you wear these sandals?

Inspired: Gap {Chambray + Geometric}

I saw this look in an email from Gap last week, and I have been dying to recreate it on a budget.

I found good enough deals on the other pieces, that I was able to use the original pants from Gap.

Printed Skinny Mini Skimmer Khakis - Gap - $38.46 (Orig. $54.95)
Chambray Shirt - Forever 21 - $17.80
Neon Metal Keeper Super Skinny Belt - ASOS - $9.98
Mossimo Phyla Wedge  - Target - $14.98 (Orig. $29.99)
total: $81.22

Gap is offering 30% off all online purchases (ends tonight!) using code GAP30 at check out.

What do you think? Is this something you would wear?

There's No Place Like Home

I grew up in Eastern Washington, along the banks of the Columbia River. The summers were perfect, the seasons were beautiful, and it was all I knew. When I was in the 8th grade, my family moved to Utah. Utah was my parent's home. They had been away for almost 30 years and they wanted to go back. I didn't understand the long winters and I missed my home.

It wasn't until I started a summer internship after my sophomore year of college that I found my home in Utah. I worked in the city center and my aunt was kind enough to let me stay with her in the Avenues. Just like that I was home. After my husband and I married we lived in that neighborhood for five wonderful years.

After those five years, we got stuck. It seemed as though a path was created just for us to move to Coastal Texas. My husband has spent the last two years working harder than he ever has. He has been pursuing his Masters, teaching, and coaching. It's been insane. We have hoped that all this hard work would pay off, and guess what? It has.

Steve has accepted a job teaching AP History back on the Wasatch Front. We are so excited to go home. We can't wait to bundle up at winter time and for Tate to know his cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents. We are excited to be surrounded by the mountains and for our families to know our newest babe.

We can't wait to be home.

Spied: Floral Tailored Ankle Pant

I took a quick stroll through Target today (such a dangerous thing to do when on a budget) and I couldn't help but admire some of the pretty things I saw. I was especially drawn to the pretty prints. This floral is to die for:

Merona Tailored Ankle Pant w/ Belt - Prints - Target - $27.99

Here are a few other pretty things I spotted (all under $30)

What do you think? Would you wear this print?

Sale: 30% Off J.Crew Factory

Not only is J.Crew having a sale, but so is J.Crew Factory. All final sale items are an extra 30% off. Here are my favorite finds (there are some good ones).

1 - Clare Cardigan in Polka Dot - $27.99 (Orig. $74.50)
2 - Pencil Skirt in Double-Serge Cotton - $24.49 (Orig. $75.00)
3 - Charley Sweater in Candy Stripe - $24.49 (Orig. $59.50)
4 - Garment-Dyed Skinny Jean - $31.49 (Orig. $89.50)
5 - Draped Shirtdress - $27.99 (Orig. $89.50)
6 - 10" Bermuda Short - $20.99 (Orig. $46.50)
7 - Clare Cardigan in Watercolor Floral -- $27.99 (Orig. $74.50)
8 - Printed Pencil Skirt in Stretch Cotton - $34.99 (Orig. $85.00)
9 - Clare Cardigan in Hearts - $24.49 (Orig. $75.00)

Don't forget to enter GETMORE at check out for the discount.

I am loving all of the cardigans, especially 7 & 9. What about you?

Gap Maternity

Maybe it says something about me {or about my friendship with Madeline? or about our mutual obsession with clothes?} that the first thing I did after I knew she was pregnant was window shop for maternity clothes online. I found myself seriously impressed with Gap's maternity line this season. So bright and cheerful! So many adorable patterns!

I like the clothes even more than their non-maternity items, as a matter of fact. {Leaving me very jealous of Madeline and her baby bump; I've only ever bought maternity clothes in the fall and winter, and the only options available were very muted and drab.} Check out these outfits and let me know if you agree:

Outfit 1: sweater | dress | bag | shoes
Outfit 2: jacket | top | jeans | shoes
Outfit 3: sweater | shirt | pants | shoes
Outfit 4: scarf | tee | bag | jeans | shoes

P.S. You can get 25% off your Gap order {or 35% off your order of $100 or more} from now until Saturday with the coupon code GAPMORE.

P.P.S. I'd like to give Gap a virtual high five for using models that are actually pregnant on their site; it's much harder to tell how maternity clothes are going to fit when you can only see them on fake bumps before purchasing.

Mary blogs here, pins here, & tweets here.

Hello Mary!

I am really excited, you guys. I mean, really excited.  I want to introduce you all to Mary. She's the best - for a myriad of reasons. She's a wonderful friend, a loving mother of three, a very honest and beautiful writer, and, perhaps most importantly, she has impeccable taste and style.

The reason I am excited? Because Mary will be joining me here at über chic and posting her style finds. Get excited. 

Inspired: J.Crew Outfits {+ 30% Off}

So much warm weather dressing inspiration going on at J.Crew right now.

I am especially fond of the mirrored floral pencil skirt, that fabulous jacket, and those amazing seersucker trousers.

Speaking of J.Crew, they are currently offering an extra 30% off their sale section. 
Here are my favorite finds (all under $35):

Make sure to enter SPRINGTHAW at check out to get the discount.

Spied: Maternity Top With Double Scallop

I keep getting asked to share a few of my favorite maternity finds. I have fallen in love with this top and just had to share.

Maternity Top With Double Scallop - Asos - $36.58

I love the finishing details & that it comes in five very pretty colors.

Here are a few other pretty maternity tops from ASOS (all under $30):

Don't forget ASOS offers free shipping, both ways, on all purchases.

Request: Mint Cocktail Dress

I recently got an email from Kristen. She is on the hunt for a mint dress to wear to her sister's wedding this summer. She asked if I could find something under $75. I found 8 somethings under $60. Boom.

1 - Mint Asymmetric Pleated Dress - Dorothy Perkins - $55.00
2 - Empire State of Mint Dress - Modcloth - $47.99
3 - Mint Round Neck Flare Dress - Dorothy Perkins- $44.00
4 - Sage of Aquarius Dress - Modcloth - $52.99
5 - About the Artist Dress in Mint - Modcloth - $52.99
6 - Jersey Knit Tiered Dress - Target - $24.99
7 - Work with Me Dress in Mint - Modcloth - $49.99
8 - Mint Lace Dress - Dorothy Perkins - $59.00

I was pretty surprised at the great options that came from Dorothy Perkins (never heard of that brand). If I had to pick my favorites I would say 1,3,4 & 8, but I like them all! What's your favorite? 

Spied: Striped Peplum Tee

I have been really cautious about accepting the peplum trend. It can go wrong in so many ways - the top is too fitted, the bottom is too flared, it's too structured, it's too short, the waist is too high or too low. I admit that all those variables freak me out, but I have recently come around to peplum if used well (and Elaine has been doing it well.)

I spotted this striped peplum tee for a steal and just had to share.

So striped peplum top - $9.99 (Orig. $20.00)

The proportions are perfect & the curved effect of the striping is just so flattering, don't you think?

I also really like this similar peplum tee in floral.

Sale: Anthropologie

I have had some trouble connecting with Anthropologie lately. I was so pleasantly surprised to not only see some good deals this morning, but to see things I would happily have in my closet. Here are my favorites.

1 - Verdura Segment Necklace - $29.95 (Orig. $48.00)
2 - Ruched Basketry Dress - $49.95 (Orig. $148.00)
3 - Charleston Henley Peasant Blouse - $39.95 (Orig. $68.00)
4 - Painterly Pencil Skirt - $29.95 (Orig. $88.00)
5 - Evolution Ball Necklace - $9.95 (Orig. $38.00)
6 - Lula's Bowtied Tee - $29.95 (Orig. $88.00)
7 - Diadem Rose Posts - $9.95 (Orig. $28.00)
8 - Crosshatched Ruffle Skirt - $29.95 (Orig. $168.00)
9 - Rondure Necklace - $9.95 (Orig. $48.00)

Make sure to act fast, many of these deals won't last.
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