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DRESS: ​Diane Von Furstenberg // JACKET​: Alice + Olivia // SHOES:​ Chanel (in­-store, similar here) // LIPSTICK​: Nars ‘HeatWave’

David and I went to the BCRF symposium and since it was formal attire I took advantage and wore something fancy. I went into Saks to find something and was honestly dreading the process of trying stuff on because I have to pass by 900 things I want to wear but can’t because of my baby bump and lack of being able to zip it haha. It gets very difficult at 36 weeks! BUT I found this dress and saw the waistline and almost squealed because I knew it would work with the bump and IT DID!!!!! I was so excited because 1. ruffles are amazing 2. red this time of year is my favorite 3. I love DVF 4. I maybe had to go up a size or two but whatever it freaking zipped and I was obsessed. I was carrying this Alice + Olivia sequin jacket around Saks hoping it would work with whatever I found and luckily it did so it was all around a successful shopping trip. Saks has sooo many gorgeous holiday pieces that would be perfect for holiday parties or events! Above are some more of my favorites….

*Thanks to Saks for sponsoring this post!

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  1. Please please please do a tutorial for this hairstyle! I just can’t get my braid to be that big.

  2. Oh my goodness. Just beautiful. I am new to your website and I am hooked. What camera do you use to take these wonderful photos? Is there a camera that you suggest for photography in general?

    1. Hi! I’m another amber haha but I asked her the same question about a month ago so thougt I would help you out! She said she uses a canon 5d mark iii typically with a 24-70 lens. But she also uses a 50mm, 20mm and 200mm. I hope that helps! 🙂

  3. The perfect holiday outfit! (I expected nothing less ☺️) Thanks for always being so fun to read and receive great outfit inspiration!

    Love, Heather
    heatheredhues.com

  4. This outfit is wonderful! I love it!
    I also love your hairstyle. How did you braid it? ❤️☺️

  5. Ah, I absolutely love this!!! Red and sequins and anything holiday make me so so happy! You look stunning in this dress and yes! if it fits, it works! haha, love it, and you look beautiful as always!

    You’re making me excited for holiday attire!!!!

    xo Angela
    http://www.onecontessa.com

    1. Thanks so much Angela!! I am so glad you liked it 🙂 Yay for the holidays!! xo

  6. Love this dress! It has a way of being casual but dressy all at once, if that even makes any sense! Always love your looks, definitely wake up in the morning and think, what would Amber wear. 🙂

    http://www.maggiedoxtader.com

    1. Thanks so much Maggie!! And it totally makes sense!! I love how versatile it is too 🙂 xoxo

  7. I loved this post! That jacket is absolutely beautiful and I am so so so excited to see your new baby girl !! Even very pregnant, you manage to look flawless!! I hope you get around to doing a tutorial of your hair too because its perfect 🙂 P.S. I missed Atticus in this post

    1. Thank you love!! I am so glad you liked the post 🙂 And wow you are too nice!! Thanks for making my night!! xo

  8. Hi Amber! I love love love you, and I’m not trying to be rude at all…I just have to say that not everyone can afford a $1,400 outfit, so could you please show some lower priced style ideas? I absolutely love your style, it just always seems so out of reach. I’ll see a new blog post and fall IN LOVE with your outfits, only to find that they’re way out of my budget. 🙁 just a thought. Much love to you and your beautiful family <3

    1. Hi Sarah!! Thanks so much for the feedback!! I try hard to post clothing items from all price points, with this post being on the higher end. Thanks for being so sweet!! xo

  9. I’m new to the blog and since you stop posting for like two days I thought you went on labour ! ????
    In love with your hair do!! Xoxo

    1. Ahh I wish 😉 haha!! I don’t always post on the weekends is all! Thanks for checking love!! xo

  10. This look is wonderful but the thing that I first noticed was the hairstyle… so simple yet so classy. It frames your face perfectly! I love when you post new hairstyles that I can copy:)
    I have a question: do you use a curling iron to get those waves? Doesn’t it damage your hair?

    Xx Alice from Italy

  11. You look GORGEOUS in these photos. Every time I see your pics it makes me want to be pregnant again, I am sure you are super busy getting ready to move and preparing for your little girl but if you ever do have a chance I sent you an email with a few questions 🙂 <3 Take care.

    1. Thanks so much Rachael!! You are so so sweet!! And okay thank you!! I will try and get to it! xo

  12. This whole outfit is amazing, from the red ruffles to the intricate sequins on that jacket! I also love the pieces you selected as your favorites from Saks, especially that La Petite Robe black dress. Now I’m all excited for the holidays! 😀

    1. Thanks so much love!! I love the detail on it too 🙂 Thank you for the amazing feedback!! xo

  13. Your pregnancy style is so chic!! I love red this time of year too <3

    xx

    bombshell-to-be.blogspot.com

  14. Beautiful! I love that shade of red, it’s actually very similar to my future Vera wedding dress! It can be such a challenge dressing up which that far along. With my last pregnancy my husband had multiple work events I needed formal attire for during the third trimester and it was no easy task! This time around we have nothing too formal coming up, so I can just relax in my casual stretchy dresses!!

    xoxo http://www.touchofcurl.com

  15. This makes me so excited for the holidays! I too will be dressing a big baby bump. I’ve always been curious when a post is sponsored by a large store like Saks or Nordstrom. How does it work? Do they give you free reign to select any item or is there budget/ specific ideas to choose from? Sorry to be nosy just always wanted to know how it works!

  16. I love this look! The combination is GORG! I enjoy following you, and I love that you are such a fashionista momma! Thanks for being such an inspiration! You’re making me super excited for the holidays!!
    Xo,
    Karen
    http://www.themaxells.blogspot.com

    1. Thanks so much gorgeous!! You are too sweet!! And I totally agree, holidays make me so so happy! xoxo

  17. love the dress! not available online at saks. Know where i could find it?

    1. That is such a nice compliment!! Thank you SO much!! 🙂 And yes! It helps me feel less well “pregnant” haha!

  18. The dress and jacket are stunning, but that is because you are wearing them. Absolutely gorgeous Amber! ????

    1. Thank you Karen!! That is so nice of you!! And I am so glad you like the look 🙂

  19. Hi Amber!! Love your hair style in this post, any chance of doing a tutorial on this?! 🙂

    1. Hi Meena!! Thank you so much!! And I have had a few requests for it so I may make one 🙂

  20. Hi Amber!

    You look absolutely gorgeous and you are just glowing – can’t believe your new little girl will be here so soon! I know Atticus will just love her! I just had a little one six months ago and can’t believe how fast it’s going. I could just cry haha.

    Take care!

    xoxo,
    elle
    livingincolorstyle.blogspot.com

    1. Hi Elle!! Thank you so much!! You are so sweet!! And yay! I know!! I hope she comes soon 🙂 Thanks for the kind words!! xo

  21. I love that your that far along in your pregnancy and still rocking the formal wear and as always looking absolutely beautiful!!

    1. Thank you pretty!! You are too nice 🙂 And the plan was to be induced on November 18th but I think she may come sooner ahh!

  22. You adorable person!!????????
    How can you be so cute and beautiful at the same timeee❤️
    All the best for the babyy so excitedd????
    Also pleasee follow and check out my insta page it’s mostly about your braids so please pleasee PLEASE follow me it would mean the world to me :’) you said before that you will but i think you forgot ☺️ Anyways its mimaaxx waiting for you to followw!????

    1. Aww thank you so much!! You are too nice!! Thanks for the sweet compliments! 🙂 I will definitely check out your Insta!! xo

  23. It’s so beautiful you outfit, you look really pretty on it!!! could you make a tutorial for the hair style???
    PD: I loved Atticus and Chaucy on Halloween!!!

    1. Thank you Marta!! That is so sweet of you!! And I am hoping to make a tutorial for it soon 🙂 Love ya!!

  24. Im absolutely obsessed with the fact that you have a young son & your hair always looks incredible! [It gives me hope!]
    I have a 7 month old son, & I swear I haven’t worn my hair up in a messy bun as much as I have since he was born!
    I watched a tutorial of yours [your go-to hair style has quickly become my go-to!] and he loved hanging onto the side braid!

    1. Aww thank you Kristen!! You are too kind!! I try hard to get “ready” each day but I promise my hair doesn’t always get done 😉 A messy bun is one of my go-to hair styles too!! And yay! I am so glad you like my tutorials! I appreciate the feedback!! xoxo

  25. Absolutely LOVE your blog! One question- I’ve been searching high and low for a post on what camera and lense(s) you use, but can’t find anything! I would love to know what you use to create such awesome pics!

    Thanks 🙂

    1. Thank you Madison!! And I don’t have a camera equipment post so you didn’t miss it! I use a canon 5d mark iii with sever lenses: 24-70, 50mm, 20mm, and 200mm. I hope that helps!! xo

  26. Soooo Gorgeous!!! I don’t think could ever look bad if you tried! 🙂 This is such great holiday inspiration, thank you!! I cannot wait to see little miss…I know she’s going to be a beauty too! Have a great week!!
    Terrell from OKC

    1. Aww thanks Terrell!! You totally made my night!! You’re the best!! 🙂 And thank you!! I am hoping she comes soon 🙂 xoxo

  27. Everything about this look is perfect, but I really really love the jacket! It’s so unique, but I feel like it would look good with anything!

    1. Wow thank you!! That is such a nice compliment 🙂 Thank you love!! And I will hopefully make a tutorial for it!! xo

  28. That is a beautiful dress.
    36 weeks already… Your due date is right around the corner, can’t wait.
    Have a great week 🙂