TSO Loves: Baby Must-Haves

From technology and toys to fashion and accessories it can be overwhelming when it comes time to shop for your new little one! Whether you are are mama-to-be in search of some great baby products or you are looking to buy for the holidays or an upcoming baby shower, I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorite items!

I personally have every one of these items and cannot wait to try them with baby girl. Many of these were either recommended by friends and family who love them already or through hours and hours of online research.

The first on the list (featured in the image above) was gifted to me by my friends at Dock-A-Tot, and let me just say, it’s gorgeous. The Dock-A-Tot is a multi-functional lounger, co-sleeper, and playtime lounger that comes in two sizes (Deluxe for 0-8 months and Grand for 9-36). This blogger favorite is a favorite for a reason — they are all natural and 100% cotton! PLUS Dock-A-Tot has been generous enough to offer my followers 10% off their order with the code STYLISH10! The quality of their products and the numerous designs they offer is incredible. Check out their site and use the code for your first purchase.

It’s so hard to decide which items I want to chat about so be sure to click through the gallery below for direct links to all of my favorite finds — but, I’m super excited about the Rock-n-Play sleeper swing from Fisher-Price (it connects to your smart phone), the wipeable changing pad from Skip Hop (super easy to clean and it’s cute), and the cutes/easy-to-use reverse zip footies from Old Navy!

I also read a great tip from several moms out there regarding burp cloths — try Gerber’s 10 pack of cloth diapers. I know myself and I won’t be using the cloth diapers (props to the mamas out there who do) but I do think they’re going to make for some affordable yet quality burp cloths so that’s a plus! I’ve also fallen in love with the Ciala Co. bows for baby girl. They come in a ton of colors and a variety of styles and sizes, too.

I could go on and on about each of these items (the Artifact Uprising baby book, the adorable unicorn donut teether from Loulou Lollipop, the Ergo Baby 360 carrier, and the Pure Aqua diapers and wipes from Pampers) but I’ll let you take a scroll through and see for yourself!

PS. To all of my baby boy mamas out there, sorry for all of the pink but know that 99% of the pink items below do come in other colors. Happy browsing!

How We Shared Our Baby News

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When we first got the news that we were expecting, it was definitely difficult to hold it in. Our journey to this point has not been easy and after years of trying, loss, and ups and downs, we were super excited but also a little scared. Because we had suffered loss before, we didn’t want to disappoint anyone or become too invested ourselves. But, once we got confirmation that it was safe to share, we couldn’t wait!

I dreamt of how we would tell my parents, my best friend, and our families for a long time. It was really hard to decide what to do. Instead of simply telling my parents and best friend, we decided to put together a special little package for them to celebrate the news with us.

We chose a bottle of nice white wine and I ordered these bottle labels from Label With Love on Etsy. We found this cute “grandparents” onesie on Amazon to include for my parents and this “aunt and uncle” one from Little Bird Basics on Etsy for my bestie. Then, I headed to Target for the gift box and wrapping paper. Because we weren’t sure if we were having a boy or a girl at the time, we decided to go with neutral colors (black and white) for the gifts and packaging. I found these great containers from Joanna Gaines to use as the gift boxes and a pretty white and green wrapping paper — which was actually wallpaper!

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Our gifts were simple but heartfelt and definitely got everyone in the baby spirit!

Gifts for the Gal-entines

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December holidays are behind us and one of my favorite holidays is about a month away... Valentine's Day! I love Valentine's Day because it's not only a special day to let your significant other know how much you love them but you can also do fun things with your friends. My bestie and I always do a little something for each other... we have since we were little girls. So, I thought I'd put together a few fun gift suggestions for you and your bestie!

Below are some of my favorite items and I think there's a little something for everyone. I just placed my first order with Wilde House Paper and their "Bestie Box" would make the perfect gift. I also get a lot of questions on where my lip gloss is from. Glossier is my go-to so of course, I want my bestie to be in on the secret, too. Kate Spade is great for jewelry and Rifle Paper Co. always has something fun up their sleeves. Take a peek below and make sure you let me know either in the comments or on social what your favorite gift idea is!

TSO Gift Guide: Stylish Splurges for Her

Looking for something extra special for her this year? I've rounded up 24 of my most favorite things. These items are a little pricier than my "Under $50" gift guide but are totally worth it. I own some of these items, have visited them in person, or have them at the top of my wish list to try soon, so I'm really excited to share them all with you.

I may add to these gift guides in the coming weeks but for now, this group of goodies should get you off to a good start when it comes to your holiday shopping adventures! Comment below or on Instagram with your favorite stylish splurge from the list. Happy shopping!

Xo

Jules