Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Summer Tease

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I’m not sure how Cincinnati does it… but I went from rocking sandals and bare legs in 80 degree weather this weekend to pulling back on my boots to deal with the snow… seriously?  How does that happen?  Well, either way, I enjoyed my weekend of sun and made sure to dress to take full advantage of it!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

My Inspirations

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Fashion blogging while pregnant… well, let’s just say it is a bit challenging, but fun none-the-less!  I’ve always been one to re-work and re-mix my wardrobe, so this is like an extreme challenge on that front.  One awesome part of this journey?  I’m not alone!  Below are a few fabulous fashionista bloggers who are also new mommies-to-be, so I had to give a shout out to them for rocking pregnancy fashion and giving support and inspiration throughout this process.  You ladies rock!

Here they are…

Always Maylee - Yi-chia, fabulous fashionista who just entered her 30s (represent!) and just had her first little one (congrats!) – a beautiful baby girl. She was my first pregnancy fashion blogger inspiration.  Thanks Yi-chia!

Fizz and Frosting – Lauren, fabulous 20 something freelance writer and fashion blogger.  Lauren is just a few weeks behind me in her pregnancy, and is known to represent wearing fun flirty dresses and bold color and pattern.  A woman after my own heart!

Putting Me Together – Adorable San Diego resident Audrey is a passionate fashion blogger in addition to her normal working life at a non-profit organization, helping college students.  I’m just ahead of Audrey in my pregnancy, so it’s always fun to see what she’s wearing (always chic and effortless), and get tips and tricks on new ways to extend a wardrobe.

Away from the Blue – Total sweetheart, Mica, is a 20 something style blogger from Australia, expecting in June.  I completely relate to her weakness for purses, and her precious little doggy Cooper.  Her fashion choices are all comfort and ease while looking radiant and showing off her mommy-to-be glow.

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Max it out!

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I’ve always loved a comfortable maxi dress, but with baby bump growing, I love them all the more!  They’re so easy – literally slip on and go – and they come in all different patterns and cuts, so it’s very easy to find something that suits anyone.

A few of my current favorites:

Floral & Flowy -

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Soft & Sweet -

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Embellished

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My current summer loves are a combination of bold colors, maxi dresses, mini skirts, and embellishment.  Being >5 months pregnant, mini skirts are pretty much out of the picture for me, but I do have a few that are stretchy and still currently workable.  This mini has beautiful embellishment, so it combines 2 of the 4 summer loves!  Hopefully I can get a couple more wears out of it.

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Get the look…

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Indulge & Enjoy

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It’s bright and sunny out this weekend, so I'm making the most of it and getting my fair share of fresh air.  I love it!  My poor legs have been missing the sun.

Thankfully a lot of my dresses are still fitting me fine even with the growing belly, so I’m also making the most of that too!  I often have to change placement of the belt, but that’s about it for now.

My appetite shifted a bit this weekend with the summer weather and instead of a savory tooth, I got back a bit of my sweet tooth.  Of course, I had to indulge just a little…

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Summer Girl

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Happy Friday!!  It’s been a very busy week for me and I’m glad to have it finally winding down.  This weekend I’m planning for gardening and yard work (yep, I love it!), walks outside, and firing up the grill (yum!).  Some people find it surprising that I enjoy yard work, but after sitting in an office all week, there’s really nothing I love more than to feel the sun on my face, get my hands dirty, and soak in the smell of fresh cut grass… I’m such a summer girl.

the brands… Tahari (shop brand here). purse: Ivanka Trump. shoes: Chinese Laundry.

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Hello World

I’m standing out today in my bold print (ASOS) maternity blouse!  I love a gold detail, and this stitching is not only gold, but a sparkly gold at that – can’t go wrong!

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