Pho’ Run Pho Fun With My Baby Girl! + OOTD

TOP – Pima Cotton long sleeve from Nordstrom Rack, I also love these | JEANS – AFFORDABLE ALERT! These jeans are less than $10 from  WalmartJacket – Costco (YES really!) But a similar option here | Boots – Stuart Weitzman Lowlands -> cheaper dupe here ON SALE! | HANDBAG – Hermes Evelyne GM, similar here and here | Watch – trusty FitBit Charge2 | Earrings – Diamond Studs -> best dupes here

I couldn’t resist myself with the title! I’ve been craving Vietnamese food so much lately. It’s weird because when I lived in Arizona I craved it at least once a week. Then when I lived in Colorado I craved it about every 2-3 weeks. Now that we’re in Texas I crave it about once every month or every other month. When I was pregnant with Elliot I was so sick . I stopped eating it all together, but now that I’m starting to feel like myself the cravings are coming back. I like eating Vietnamese food. It’s my favorite type of food and most of it is pretty guilt free. It’s generally a good mix of carbs, veggies, and proteins. I’m sad to report that back in Colorado there isn’t a lot of great food. It took me years to find a good Vietnamese restaurant there. I tried at least a dozen! That’s one HUGE plus to living in Texas. It is flooded with great food and a lot of amazing non chain and local chains restaurants. When we first arrived my hairstylist told me “get ready to gain weight”. I didn’t believe him because I didn’t even gain the “Freshmen 15”, but he was right. I’ve gained weight here. The food is just so good and it’s EVERYWHERE! Even our Popeyes Chicken is better here haha! Since I gain weight in my thighs and abdomen, there comes a point in time when I have to say to myself “Is that food really worth not being able to fit into your Stuart Weitzman boots or Hudson Nicos?” The answer is usually “maybe?” depending on how hungry I am lol.

So it’s always nice to go out for a Pho run because I won’t feel guilty after. This outfit is super casual and comfy. There are a few things I NEED to tell you about though. These jeans are from Walmart and they are less than $10! I think I paid less than $8 in store. These jeans SAVED ME while I was losing the baby weight. I didn’t want to live in my yoga pants and sweats for a year so I went to Walmart and bought a few pairs of these. I spent less than $30 and they got me through the year I was working to lose the baby weight. Now that I can fit into some of my old jeans I still reach for them though. I need to go buy more in the size I am now because they are great. They have all different washes and colors available. I found mine in store, but they have them online too. Seriously – wearing a pair of $8 jeans helps me save $$$ so I can occasionally splurge on Stuart Weitzman boots. These black Lowlands are my first pair of SW boots and they are awesome.

This is how I like it. Save money on certain items so I can splurge on others. Even if I had enough money to bathe in, I probably wouldn’t change how I spend it on clothing. It’s fun for me to save money and shop around for the best deals.


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