One of My Favorite Pregnancy Looks | Kimonos

Good morning, friends!  Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  We kept busy with a Halloween train ride, family time and our anniversary dinner.  The Halloween ride was pretty great.  Our sister-in-law and our nieces were able to join us so Ryan couldn’t have been happier.  He absolutely loves those sweet girls.  It took place at The Museum of Life and Science in Durham.  You ride the train at the museum and you are dropped off in the woods where they have a makeshift pumpkin patch set up and various Halloween activities.  I was worried that it might be “too young” for the girls but they enjoyed the experience.  I definitely recommend it if you are local to the area and have young kids, especially toddlers.

Sunday was David’s and my sixth wedding anniversary so we headed to downtown Raleigh for dinner at Vidrio.  We figured that it would be our last night out for awhile seeing as this baby could come any day now.  It is always so nice to venture out, just the two of us.  We try our best to catch up on everything going on in each other’s lives in detail and to not simply sit there talking about Ryan.  (No offense to Ry.)  It’s so easy to fall into that habit but we both want to ensure that the conversation isn’t dominated by “parent talk”.    A good rule is to allow 5-10 minutes at the beginning of the night to talk about your child(ren) and then another 5-10 minutes at the end but to fill the majority of your evening with talk about other areas of your lives.

As I enter the final days of pregnancy, it is becoming increasingly difficult to fit into anything.  I have even outgrown my maternity PJ’s and a few tops.  The baby has grown so much this past week!  Making it increasingly more difficult is that it is still so hot and muggy here.  Ugh, it’s been brutal this week.  While getting ready for our anniversary dinner, I was so thankful for my recent kimono purchase.  It allowed me to feel more dressed up than throwing on an oversized tee but still provided a ton of comfort.  The best thing about this kimono trend?  They can be worn both during pregnancy as well as after pregnancy.  I love pieces that transition so easily!

Have you jumped on the kimono train?  I have shared some of my favorites below…

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Florals Dresses for Daytime

Good morning, everyone!

First, I want to apologize for the lack of posts so far this week.  Tiffany and I opted to have a ton of quality family time this past weekend instead of meeting up to work on content for the blog.  We both felt the need to take a quick break and reconnect with our loved ones without having to schedule photo shoots.  We hope you understand!

Now, let’s talk about floral prints.  Admittedly, I have never gravitated towards ultra feminine floral prints, let alone floral dresses.  Well, that has certainly gone out the window this year!  I have noticed that my spring and summer style is evolving and is slowly becoming more feminine than in the past.  Previously, my go-to warm weather look consisted of a band tee paired with an edgy statement necklace but these florals are throwing me for a loop.  Who am I?!

Seriously though, there are countless options for beautiful floral print dresses and my favorites tend to be ones that you can wear during the day for anything from running errands to brunch with the girls.  I wanted to share some of them with you all so, as always, you can click on the individual images to see details and shop!



Chambray and Fringe

Good morning, friends!

I’m getting ready to run out the door to head to my niece’s Kindergarten graduation so I hope you don’t mind if this post is short and sweet.  I have to look presentable and then drop Ry off at school far earlier than usual before heading to her school so things are a bit more hectic this morning for me than usual.  Yes, I am that girl who tends to write her posts in the morning.

I couldn’t wait to share this dress with you all!  I purchased it online and kept my finger crossed that it would be as adorable in person as it was on my computer screen…and it didn’t disappoint.  This dress is pretty close to summer casual perfection.  The beautiful detailing and the length make it such an easy piece to wear.  I love that I can throw this on while out and bout with Ryan and not worry about it being too short.  Plus, who doesn’t want an amazing embroidered chambray dress with tassels?  It’s equally as comfortable as it is cute…and let’s just have a moment for the fact that it has pockets.