Gingham and Boots

Fall is the perfect time to pull out your favorite printed and patterned tops. Plaid and Gingham are perfect for the season and quickly dress up a casual look without any extra effort at all. Layering pieces is key to dressing for the season. Slipping on a comfortable vest, over your favorite button-up, adds a bit of warmth during the cold Autumn nights but is easy to remove during the day if it gets too warm.

Zip on a pair of boots to add some detail to the look. These wedge boots are absolutely perfect and a must-have while pregnant. The added support is especially comfortable for accommodating any extensive walking during the day. Finish the look with some sunnies, a red lip, and key jewelry pieces and you are right on trend for Fall!

See the last time I wore this shirt and vest combo.

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SUNGLASSES: KW ‘Jazz’ | EARRINGS: Nordstrom | LIPSTICK: MAC Ruby Woo | NECKLACE: Taffy Apple Lane {love this and this one} | SHIRT: Abercrombie&Fitch {similar, similar, both on sale!} | VEST: HollisterCo {love, want, need!} | JEANS: Old Navy {non-maternity favorites} | BOOTS: Steve Madden {similar – also love these and these}  | WATCH: Fossil ‘Stella’ {crystal version} | BRACELET: Stella and Dot

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Gingham and Boots

Fishtail Braid and Pull Through Bubble Bun

This hairstyles incorporates a pull-through braid which is something completely new to MissySue and a Fishtail French Braid Headband. If you love to braid but want to try something new then this hairstyles is the next updo to try. It features a small fishtail braid along the front that combines with a looped updo in the back. It may look difficult at first but it is actually pretty easy once you get the hang of it. Give it a whirl and let all your friends be amazed by your cool new updo.

For more fishtail hairstyles check out the Fishtail Braids page in the top menu under Hair or by simply clicking here!

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Fishtail Braid and Pull Through Bubble Bun Instructions:
  • Step 1 / Begin with a part on the right side.
  • Step 2 / Separate out a front section of hair from the part down to the left ear. Pin this out of the way with a hair clip.
  • Step 3 / Take a section of hair right behind the piece sectioned off in step 2 and tie it into a mini ponytail with a clear elastic band.
  • Step 4 / Next, take another section of hair, next to the previous section, and tie it off into another mini ponytail.
  • Step 5 / Take the hair from the first elastic band, split it in half, top and bottom, and pull the second ponytail through the middle of it. Pin this hair out of the way to work with the split ponytail.
  • Step 6 / Combine that split ponytail with a new section of hair and tie it off with another elastic band.
  • Step 7 / Let down the hair that was pinned and split it in half, top and bottom.
  • Step 8 / Take the new, second ponytail and lay it over the split ponytail, pinning it up and out and of the way.
  • Step 9 / Repeat steps 6 through 8 until all the hair is tied in.
  • Step 10 / Once all the hair is combined, take the top ponytail, split it, pull the second ponytail through the middle then wrap an elastic band around the split hair combining it once more.
  • Step 11 / Repeat step 10, splitting, wrapping, and tying it off until it reaches the ends of the hair.
  • Step 12 / When all the hair is braided, gently loosen the sides to create a full effect on each section.
  • Step 13 / Next, take the tail of the braid and wrap it under the top portion, pinning it in place against the head.
  • Step 14 / Let down the front portion and create a fishtail french braid.
  • Step 15 / Once the front portion is braided wrap it across the top of the pull-through bun and secure it with hair pins.

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25 Weeks Pregnancy Update

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Baby’s gender:

Boy {we might have a name!}

Baby’s size:

Baby measures 13 1/2 inches, weighing 1.5 pounds, size of a rutabaga.

Baby’s development:

He’s beginning to exchange his long, lean look for some baby fat.

His wrinkled skin will begin to smooth out and he’ll start to look more and more like a newborn.

He’s also growing more hair and if you could see it, you’d now be able to discern its color and texture.

My weight gain:

17 lbs


More normal but I am noticing that simple tasks, such as getting dressed or walking a certain distance, tires me out quickly and I have to stop and rest afterwards. Bending over is becoming more difficult and I often kneel down to pick things up instead.

Morning sickness: 

I try to eat a light meal before bed so when I wake up I don’t experience very much nausea. This helps but sometimes I get up and know I need to eat first thing or else I’ll be woozy all morning. Other than that, I try to eat as soon as the slightest feeling of nausea strikes.


I love all the same foods as I did before but find myself wanting saltier foods over the sweet things. I opt for eggs & hash browns over pancakes, beef over chicken or turkey, and always crave string cheese and milk.

Things of Note:

I recently attended a blogger event and as I mixed and mingled, gradually found out that a few of them were also pregnant. I immediately feel a kinship with these other mothers-to-be and wanted to form a big kumbaya circle and talk about our feelings. It’s so neat going through this experience and knowing there are other ladies out there experiencing it too.

A quote from recently:

  • Me: “Are you going to love Himmer as much as you love the Gooch?” (Gooch is our little yorkie)
  • AJ: “Nope…. yes, of course but even more.”

Details from above:

Check out the previous weeks!

24 Weeks // 23 Weeks // 22 Weeks // 21 Weeks // 20 Weeks // 19 Weeks // 18 Weeks

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Lobster Braid Tutorial

I am excited to share this gorgeous lobster tail braid tutorial with you. As crazy as it sounds, this hairstyle really does resemble an intricate lobster tail, but you will be amazed at how easy it is to create! The lobster tail braid is the perfect way to change up your everyday side braid or side pony. It can be worn nearly anywhere and is the perfect everyday hairstyle!

So go ahead and give this lobster tail braid tutorial a try and share it with your friends who you know will love it too! Head over to to see the tutorial! 

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Lobster Braid Tutorial

Fall Halloween Inspired Makeup Tutorial

This time of year is always so fun because the weather changes, sweaters come out, and it is the perfect time to update your makeup routine. Reaching for golds, warm browns, and bright oranges instead of neutral eye shadows can create a fun look for the season. These shades look great on just about anyone and the colors can even be swapped around with more orange tones on the lids, golds under the eyes, and a deep cut crease if that is what you love! Try it out, change it up, and let me know what you think!

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