One things for sure, I normally don’t post this many pictures of myself between my blog and social media feeds. Although, I started my blog as a place to document my outfits (7 years ago!)… it quickly morphed into a beauty and family blog – topics that I’m much more at home with. I’m not as comfortable in my own skin as I once was and I definitely don’t think of myself as being a fashion icon (we all know that).
I love being pregnant and my favorite accessory is by far my baby bump. Knowing that this will be my last pregnancy, I decided to embrace the beauty and step in front of the camera to document this special time (series of posts coming – eekkk). Over the years, my style has turned into a basic uniform of yoga pants, torn boyfriend jeans, oversize tees, flops and unwashed hair. Obviously lipstick and dry shampoo can easily take a yoga pant outfit from a zero to a six-point-five in no time… and I became very used to that.
I spend the majority of my time getting others ready and pampering them, so when it comes to myself, I put in little effort! However, with this pregnancy, a light switch went off and I’m completely different. I don’t know if it’s that it’s my last time I’ll share this special bond with a baby in my belly, or maybe that I’m about to become a girl mom and I need to be a little more confident in my own skin… but I’ve never loved getting ready and putting a dress, like this Rachel Pally one from Pea In The Pod, more in my life.
With her in my belly, it feels like time is being taken from me. Being a mom in general is one of the things that I’ve dreamt of since I was little. I’m trying to not let time slip away and I don’t want to look back and wish that I would have embraced pregnancy for all the beauty that it is. I cannot wait to meet this precious girl that’s been created for us and I hope that my children can always feel my genuine love for them! I couldn’t ask for a better role in life than being their mommy!
Rachel Pally created a classic caftan for A Pea In The Pod… not only is it comfortable, but it’s flattering on the growing bump (and body). During my pregnancy with Henry, I rarely wore a dress. Instead, I wore bigger shirts and had a hard time finding my groove with the bump. I’m so excited that I’ve found a style of dress that I feel comfortable in (I LOVE that it doesn’t hug at the booty or hips). This dress will definitely keep me ‘pulled together’ through the later stages of pregnancy. I also paid it with a jean jacket the other day and it was so cute for the fall!
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