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Best Black Friday Sales Online

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DoormatEtsy  ||  Heels: Zara; similar heels

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  This is the first year that I cooked Thanksgiving dinner on my own and I had such a good time in the kitchen.  My turkey didn’t hold up to my great-grandma’s standards, but for my first try it wasn’t terrible.

Now on to the important stuff…  Black Friday sales.  I’m rounding up the sales from my favorite retailers and letting you know about the best deals.


American Eagle: 40% off + FREE shipping

GAP and Old Navy: 50% off everything with code: BLKFRIDAY.  Extra 10% off with code: JUST4YOU

Baublebar: 35% off with code: VIP35

Pottery Barn: 25% off with code BLACKFRIDAY

Pier 1 Imports: Free shipping with code FREESHIP49

PinkBlush Maternity: 40% off + free shipping with code BLACKFRIDAY

Lulus: Up to 90% off with code BESTFRIDAY

H&M: 20% off everything + free shipping

Forever 21: Up to 80% off sale items

Macy’s: Extra 20% off with promo code HURRY

Cosabella: 20% off sitewide with code BLACKFRIDAY20*

Steve Madden: 30% off + free shipping with code MERRY


ASOS

Best Black Friday Sales Online Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Best Black Friday Sales Online Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

DressASOS [c/o]  ||  Heels: Zara; similar heels  ||  Necklace: Merci Maman

I’m a big fan of ASOS.  You can score free shipping and free returns, which makes online shopping a breeze.

Coupon Code:  Get 30% off everything with code EPIC30.


Abercrombie

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Dress (Sold Out)

I was a big A&F shopper in my high school and college days.  I hadn’t walked into an A&F store in years, but fell back in love with their casual, yet comfortable styles while living in Vancouver last year.  They have so many awesome basics which are great for layering during Fall and Winter.

Sale Info:  50% off the entire store + FREE shipping.  No coupon code required.


Nordstrom

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TopFree People (40% Off!)

Nordstrom is hands down my favorite store.  They always offer free shipping and free returns on all orders, so you can’t beat buying from them.  They have a ton of my favorite pieces on sale now.

Sale Info: Extra 20% off sale items.  Up to 40% off tons of great pieces.


J. Crew

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Button-Up ShirtJ. Crew (40% OFF)  ||  Thermal Topsimilar here  ||  Necklace: Merci Maman Boutique

Coupon code for necklace: 15% off with code AngelaL15

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Vest:  J. Crew (40% OFF)  ||  Turtleneck: J. Crew (32% OFF)

Another of my favorite places to shop.  I love that I can pick up the perfect plaid button-up for both me and Matt in one place.

Coupon Code: 40% off your purchase + FREE shipping with code THANKU


ShopBop

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DressSusana Monaco

I’m a big ShopBop fan because it’s your one stop shop for tons of great brands.

Sale Info: Up to 30% off with code MORE17


 

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9 Tips on How to Dress While Pregnant

How to Dress While Pregnant Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

How to Dress While Pregnant Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

How to Dress While Pregnant Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

How to Dress While Pregnant Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

How to Dress While Pregnant Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

How to Dress While Pregnant Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

How to Dress While Pregnant Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

How to Dress While Pregnant Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

How to Dress While Pregnant Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

One of my favorite parts of pregnancy so far has been styling this baby bump.  I’ve had so much fun mixing maternity with non-maternity pieces to create outfits that are super stylish while still being comfy.  Honestly, the key ingredient to maternity fashion is comfort.

Gone are the days when women only wore tent-like mumus trying to hide their expanding midsection.  Women nowadays show off their bumps with pride, which is exactly how it should be in my opinion.  After nearly 8.5 months of styling this ever-changing body of mine, I wanted to write a post with my best tips and tricks for dressing your bump.

How to Dress While Pregnant:

  1. Buy basic pieces.  Steer clear of the trendy pieces that are recognizable.  Instead, purchase basic tops, dresses and bottoms that can be worn over and over again throughout your pregnancy.  This blog post is a perfect example of a basic dress.  These pieces will also come in handy postpartum as your body adjusts to being a new mom and losing the baby weight.
  2. Invest in at least one pair of great jeans.  When I say great jeans, I mean jeans that A) make your butt look great and B) are actually comfortable.  My favorite maternity jeans have been from Paige, Ingrid & Isabel and Madewell.
  3. Learn to layer like a pro.  Layers can be so chic in Fall and Winter, and pregnancy doesn’t change that.  Just because you have an growing belly doesn’t mean you can’t wear your favorite layering staples.  Pull out those cardigans, puffer vests, blazers and jackets that you love and just wear them open over a basic solid or striped top.
  4. Size up.  Some of my favorite looks during pregnancy have been from my go-to non-maternity brands (such as my baby shower dress) and I just simply sized up for the perfect fit.
  5. Shop online.  I hate dressing rooms.  I’m much more likely to keep a piece and love it if I first try it on in the comfort of my own closet than in the horrible lighting of most fitting rooms.  So many online retailers allow us to turn our home closest into our own fitting rooms with free shipping and returns, so be sure to take advantage.  Hey, there’s no strings attached!
  6. Make sure you’re comfortable.  Like I said above, comfort is key during pregnancy.  If you try something on and you’re not comfortable in it, I can almost guarantee you that you won’t get your money out of it during pregnancy.
  7. Buy a Bellaband.  I’m no longer wearing most of my non-maternity jeans, but with the help of my Bellaband, I was able to wear them much longer than I thought possible.
  8. Go for the dresses.  I’m promising you, dresses are your best friend while pregnant.  It’s amazing not having a waistline irritating you all day long!
  9. Get maternity undies.  I don’t care what anyone says, maternity undies (and bras) are a must in my book.  The day I switched over to my maternity panties it was like I became a whole new, happier person.  Read more about my favorite undies in this blog post.  I’ll recap my second trimester soon and chat more about bras in that post.

I hope this helps to take the pressure off and makes you realize that buying an entirely new wardrobe for your pregnancy isn’t necessary.  But one thing I want to remind my fellow mama-to-be’s out there…  Embrace this season of life.  Our bodies are growing a little miracle, so every symptom and change we experience is worth it (I know, I know…  I’m preaching to the choir right now as I sit here with sciatica, lol!)  But seriously, don’t be ashamed of your belly, love on it, show it off proudly and be excited to dress it.  It’s only 9 months that we get the opportunity to do these fun things. 🙂

Photography by Kara Coleen.

What I’m Wearing:

Dress: Bae the Label Grey Maternity Dress  ||  Top: Bae the Label Striped Tee  ||  Boots: Hinge Barris Block Heel Booties

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Hello Bump-Date | My Life Lately

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Hello Bump-Date | Pregnant Life Lately Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Hello Bump-Date | Pregnant Life Lately Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Hello Bump-Date | Pregnant Life Lately Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Hello Bump-Date | Pregnant Life Lately Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Hello Bump-Date | Pregnant Life Lately Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

 

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Leopard Sleeveless TopForever 21 [$12!]  ||  CardiganForever 21 [$15 and SO comfy!]; similar

Maternity Jeans: Madewell [c/o]  ||  Handbag: Dagne Dover Simone Satchel in “Bone” [c/o]

Shoes: Madewell Gemma Mules [c/o]  ||  EarringsKendra Scott Daria Earrings [c/o]


Today’s post is a hodge podge/hybrid of an outfit post, life update post and podcast review.  Basically, you’re getting a three-for-one today, lol.  We’ve got a whole lotta catching up to do with Hello Bump.  I didn’t realize that I haven’t posted on the blog since Episode 12, probably because I have so much going on in my life lately.  Feel free to skip ahead and scroll to the bottom of this post for the podcast episode guide.

Here’s a quick update of all that’s been going on in my life…

  • We traveled home to Ohio for our first baby shower, then to Georgia and Tennessee.  Now there’s no more travel until Miss Lanter gets here!
  • My kitchen counter stools and master bedroom sofa finally arrived.  It feels so good to have big pieces in place because it’s starting to make our house really come together.
  • Speaking of kitchen stools, I’m now on my third set of stools and we finally got it right this time lol!  I can’t wait to do a full reveal for you guys to see.
  • I finally got our closet completely organized, finished the switch to all velvet hangers and the nursery closet entirely cleaned out.  Now, I’m just waiting for two shelves to be installed in the closet before I do a full reveal for the blog.
  • I packed away all of my non-maternity clothes that I can’t wear until I’m back to my normal size.  This made such a difference in closet space for me.  I also took that time to purge my closet and donate a bunch of clothes.
  • I’ve been an organizing fool lately.  I showed all the acrylic organizing trays I purchased from Homegoods a month or so ago on Insta-Stories and I’m still working on converting all of our drawers over to this system.  I’m finally done with the bathroom drawers, and I found a new solution for the under sink space in the nursery that I’m super excited to share with y’all.  I also showed my kitchen sink organization on Insta-stories this weekend and it made such a difference.
  • Our baby crib and dresser/changing table have arrived and we think we found the prefect rug!  It feels so good to be making all of these big nursery decisions.  We’re working with someone to create the perfect nursery for Little Miss and I can’t wait to see how it turns out.  Let me know in the comments below if you’d like to see an inspo post for the nursery here on the blog.
  • I reorganized my pantry and labeled my containers.  Let me know if you guys want a pantry post in the comments below also.  I’m ordering new labels for my baskets, so those need to arrive before I share the finished product.
  • In case you missed it, I posted a pregnancy announcement video on YouTube as well as a first trimester must-haves video.

All in all, I’ve been spending as much of my time as possible getting the house in shape before the holidays.  I really want the nursery to be completely done before Christmas.  We also broke out the Christmas decorations for the front room, so I’m working on getting the mantel fully decorated.  I’m also running around today to get everything I need for my Thanksgiving tablescape.  My current centerpiece is lacking life, so I’m heading to the craft store to pick up some greenery.  I’m looking for the perfect buffet for our dining room and I feel like I’ve exhausted all my options.  If you have a furniture store suggestion that I probably don’t know about, please let me know in the comments.  I’m not 100% in love with anything I’ve found so far.


Hello Bump Podcast Episodes:

Episode 13:  Week 18.  Pop Goes the Belly:

Bonus Episode:  Sazan and Stevie Hendrix Interview:

Episode 14:  Week 19.  Breastfeeding in Public:

Episode 15:  Week 20.  We Got Robbed:

Episode 16:  Week 21.  We Got a New Car!:

Episode 17:  Week 22.  Kinfolk to Dolly:

Episode 18:  Week 23.  Lady of the Night:

Bonus Episode:  Jason Kennedy & Lauren Scruggs-Kennedy Interview:

Episode 19:  Week 24.  Cramps & Cravings.

Episode 20:  Week 25.  Toilet Naps.



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