this is our jam // sir sly - found you out

we first became familiar with LA band sir sly when they co-headlined echo park rising last summer. since then, these LA natives have gone on to tour with the 1975 and see their first single, “gold,” featured in a cadillac commercial. while classified as indie pop, don’t expect any cutesy, throwback references — their sound is much more heavily influenced by hip-hop, which naturally we can’t help but love.

upon first listen to their debut album, you haunt me, released last week, it’s clear these guys are going to blow up over the course of the next year. while it’s difficult to pick a favorite track from an album packed with songs that could all be individual hits, we’re particularly feeling the bitter little kiss-off/fuck-off-forever jam “found you out.” take a listen below, and if you’re an LA resident, check out their hometown show at the el rey next monday, september 29th.

maternity style // nfl by motherhood maternity

pregnancy style // maternity football wear by destination maternity

maternity fashion // football style

pregnancy fashion // maternity nfl tees

how rad is this new nfl maternity tee by motherhood maternity? rad enough that we are rockin it hard on an 8.5 month baby bump despite a loss for our beloved raiders this past sunday!

this bad boy is just as vintage-soft-and-cozy as it looks, and we love that someone finally had the smarts to produce some pregnancy fashion that allows us mamas to be to rep our teams (win or lose, as demonstrated here). we paired it with what have turned into our favorite pair of maternity jeans from destination maternity and some fall-essential flannel and leather. baby f-bomb might not know it yet, but he’s raider nation ready when he decides to make his debut…hopefully soon!

top: motherhood maternity at destination maternity; jeans: motherhood maternity at destination maternity; shoes: zara; flannel: mossimo; necklace: jewelmint; jacket: zara

maternity style // print mixing

maternity style // cutout back dress

maternity style // geometric floral dress

one of the struggles of maternity style is not overdoing it on the clothes shopping. nearly every mama advice article you read instructs mamas-to-be to stick to buying versatile basics they’ll be able to get lots of day to day use out of.

we took one look at this geometric and floral patterned dress from asos maternity and said to shit with that. we may be pregnant but dammit, we’re alive. and if we want to wear a skin tight, cutout back, loudly patterned dress with leopard pumps and a statement necklace, no advice blog is going to stop us. our suggestion is to stock up on some versatile basics to go with your existing statement accessories, and then splurge on an occasional less-than-practical maternity piece as you see fit. after all, happy f’in mamas make happy f’in babies!

dress: asos maternity; shoes: steve madden; necklace: forever 21; bag: kate spade; cuff: 8 other reasons; rings: various

vintage-modern music inspired nursery


as soon as we found out baby f-bomb would be a boy, we started dreaming up his perfect nursery. something that would feel cohesive without being too themey, retro without feeling antique, and cool without feeling decidedly un-babyish. after spotting a vintage wood, mint, and brass 1950′s stereo cabinet on a shopping trip one day, we knew that would serve as the inspiration for our baby boy room. and just like that, a color palette and moodboard for this f’in music themed nursery were born. stay tuned for the full f-bomb nursery reveal soon!


we are framing some of our favorite retro album covers as part of a gallery wall over smith’s crib – starting, naturally, with this orange jackson 5 beauty




along with the framed album covers, we’re also hanging our acoustic guitar in the baby’s room – looks great and gives easy access to play baby f-bomb some jams!

we love the mid-century shape combined with modern lucite on this crib


because no f-bombs & cupcakes project would be complete without a little DIY, we are also painting thrifted vinyl records in our color palette to create an installation in smith’s gallery wall

his baby isn’t due for another 2 months, but he is already the proud owner of LOTS of books! we plan to keep them organized with this adorable faux leather bookend by zuny

we love choosing pieces that can grow with baby, and purchasing a dresser (we don’t hate on craigslist for a vintage-looking find like this!) that can be used as a changing table is a great way to do that. in a tiny nursery this is also a great way to stash some baby supplies in the drawers below

this is our jam // colony house: 2:20

make no mistake – since its release yesterday, we have been jammin pretty hard to when i was younger, the debut LP from southern boys colony house, in its entirety. it’s indie rock that’s not overly peppy and not overly dark, and the whole damn album is just really floating our boat right now. but there’s something about the gary-clark-jr.-meets-young-the-giant nature of the track “2:20″ that we can’t get out of our heads. give this shit a listen and thank us when these guys blow up in a few months’ time.