Dressing The Bump: Summer Days

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Just a week away from the third trimester! Time is flying! I love how loose and comfy this dress is; a simple casual outfit for a day at home with the boys. We spend a lot of time in our backyard, mostly playing with the hose and going on walks. It’s the simplicity of summer that I love so much. Crisp veggies, delicious fruit, and soaked boys. That is what life is made of. 

Dress: A Pea In The Pod Maternity (Similar with a cutout back

Sandals: Sam Edelman (Similar); Steal 

Bag: Neiman Marcus (old) 

Shades: Prada (old)

Dressing The Bump: Luxury Maternity Outfit

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I’m in total dress mode right now. As a warning, my next few posts will probably be more dresses. This one is a bit more jazzy than my everyday wears, but it’s a perfect vacation outfit or nice for a night out. It has the right amount of playfulness, and while I don’t see myself wearing this to the grocery store I may find any other occasion to throw this on; it is so light and free. It’s actually been dubbed the butterfly dress by a certain young boy, lol. And the name totally fits!  The colors are so vibrant and beautiful. It’s a statement on its own but I just had to pair it with these shades. The pop of pink was too perfect not to throw it in. The fabric is so soft and flowy with just the right amount of room for a growing belly. It just screams summer vacay, and what could be better than that? Well, maybe that it’s non-maternity. :) So go ahead and spruce up your every day, a little luxury never hurt anybody.  Cheers, love.

Dress: BCBGMAXAZRIA (Similar  and Similar)

Shoes: Lucky Brand

Shades: Ray Bans

Wristlet: Kate Spade (old) Similar (STEAL)

 

Dressing The Bump: Maternity Style With A Pop Of Color

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I’ve been crazy over shift dresses lately, they’re so flattering and COMFY. It’s one of those maternity (and non-maternity) styles that is timeless and  easy to dress up or down. This outfit was so easy and simple to put together, not to mention that it allowed me to chase after my littles. Speaking of the littles, this print is especially nice because it hid so many stains that they left behind, and no one was the wiser, and the teal is a fun little twist on the classic leopard print. I’m pretty sure I’ll be seen in this dress lots this summer and probably even next summer. Outfits that can be mismatched and styled in a million different ways should be a staple in anyone’s closet. I’m still hunting for those non-maternity pieces and this one is a definite home run. Happy Tuesday, friends!

Dress: ASOS

Sandals: ASOS (no longer available) Similar

Bag: Kate Spade no longer available (found on Tradesy) Similar different color

Vegas 2015

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This trip was exactly what we all needed. After a busy Winter/Spring we just needed a good break. It felt so good to unplug for a bit and recharge our batteries. We didn’t do anything too crazy but we did spend a lot of time at the pool and hanging at the hotel. Oh, and eating. Yes, lots and lots of eating. G-Man got so excited when we told him we were going to Vegas. He says it’s “the place with good food!”. That’s coming from the boy who barely eats at meal times, haha! I can’t disagree with him. I get so overwhelmed by the food options I sometimes think my head will explode. We like to venture out and try new restaurants, but this time we just stayed in and hung out. It felt amazing. The one new place we tried was called The Shake Shack, and we all thought the burgers and shakes weren’t worth the wait.

Rustin spent some time in the steam room and I got a little shopping in. The outlets in Vegas are to die for, but with the heat it was hard to stay out too long.

It feels like summer has been here forever and it’s only just started. I hope you’re staying cool! It’s going to be a hot one!

Cheers, friends!

Dressing The Bump: Simple Can Still Be Bold

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Bold colors can be a little intimidating to wear sometimes. I’ll admit I’m not one to be in bright yellow or bumblegum pink every day, but every now and then I like to change things up by adding just a pop of color. I love combining any animal print and red even though I know it’s been done and re-done, over and over… but it is just so flattering and it makes a bold statement without having to try so hard. Toss in a pair of booties and it’s like you’re on a Glamfari! ;) Take care of yourselves and don’t forget to give yourself a little love every now and then. You deserve it. Xoxo!

Top: A Pea In The Maternity

Shorts: Old (Similar here and here)

Shoes: Old (Similar here and here)

Dressing The Bump: Maternity Swim Wear

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We arrived in Vegas two days ago and holy cow is it hot! We’ve been needing some serious down time and now that it’s full blown summer we’re spending all the time we can at the pool. Maternity swim suits can be so hard to shop for.  I haven’t had a moment to break away and shop for a  swim suit so I’m in my pre-pregnant suit still. It’s perfectly accommodating for a growing belly with the ruched edging  and I love the shorts bottoms. The sweetheart halter is hard to beat too. It’s so flattering for any body type, pregnant or not.

Swim Suit: Anthropologie

Dressing The Bump: Camo Pants And A Graphic Tee

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Admittedly, I’ve never owned a camo print anything, but these pants were on sale at A Pea In The Pod Maternity and I thought I’d try them on. They ended up in my ‘yes’ pile and something about them made me keep them. I just couldn’t part ways with them. Originally I went in looking for a couple of pairs of shorts but ended up coming out with a bag full of stuff. It feels so good to be in pieces that fit my round belly and are super cute. I can’t wait to share. Xoxo!

Pants: A Pea In The Pod Maternity

Tee: A Pea In The Pod Maternity

Button Down: American Eagle

Shoes: Lucky Brand

Dressing The Bump: Flamingos and Palazzos

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I’m not usually a fan of oversized tees that are wide and short, as they have a tendency to make me look a little squatty, but I couldn’t say no to flamingos. I know I just recently posted a Palazzo outfit, but it’s what I find myself in lately. They’re so comfortable and feel like pj’s, and honestly… who doesn’t want to wear pj’s all day? This is the diaper bag I bought when I had Smalls (O). I love how casual it is and it’s held up nicely so far. I have only good things to say about this brand. I do, however, wish I had a dressier diaper bag though for those times you want to clean up a little bit… I’m on the hunt for one that is stylish and practical. Aren’t we all? Do you have any recommendations? Have a beautiful day, beautiful person. Xoxo!

Pants: American Eagle 

Tee: Signorelli via Nordstrom Rack

Sandals: Lucky Brand

Hat: H&M

Bag: Jessica Taupe Timi and Leslie

Sunnies: Kenneth Cole