Three posts up in a week?! I feel quite amazing about this because I don't remember the last time I was able to. You all have been so incredibly understanding and patient with me and I couldn't be more grateful. I also appreciate...
I can't believe it's taken my second pregnancy to come to the realization that I've always needed a dress like this. Why you ask? Well, it can double as a dress and draper/duster cardigan. Though this particular dress is maternity, I intend on styling it post baby as a duster and we'll see how it goes as a dress minus the bump. Pieces like these are great options for traveling, as they allow you to get two very different looks with a single piece, saving room in your luggage. If you wanted to take it a step further, you could even add a denim jacket or light sweater on top to have it serve as a skirt.
I'm officially eight months pregnant (36 weeks) and I couldn't be any more ready for my due date than I am now. It's been a looooooong journey this time around and I'm eager to enjoy the summer with my other little mini and get my energy back or at least most of it. If you know, you know!
I hope you all had a great weekend! We enjoyed the beautiful weather we're finally having by taking Aviah to the park both Saturday and Sunday. I'm finding it a bit more challenging to play with her at the park, so I often have to wait until Sundays, when Eddie's off to go with her because she, of course, loves to run and play around, but I just can't go on the big slides with her. She always gravitates to the big kid part of the park, lol.
Though this weather has been rather wacky, believe it or not, summer is right around the corner. So, I thought it would be the perfect time to share some of my personal summer essentials. These are all pieces I find myself reaching for all season long because they're not only stylish, most importantly, they're practical for being comfortable in the heat. To shop each piece in the set, simply hover over and you'll see a little black box appear. Click on it and it'll take you over to the item to shop....
It certainly feels like forever since my last post, which was roughly a month ago. I kid you not, every time I would have the intention to prep a post, something would come up that would get in the way. In addition, I'm sure you can imagine how hectic things are getting by the day with being 7 months pregnant now with a toddler! Aviah is home with me full time. I don't have any assistance from family members or a nanny and Eddie has 60hr work weeks, so it gets pretty challenging. Once I find a formula that works, I can promise more consistency. Until then, I urge you to subscribe to my blog via Bloglovin', so you'll know when a new post is up!
I want to thank you all so much for your advice and suggestions on Monday's post, both on here on the blog and on Instagram. It seems many of you loved your experience with doulas and alternative methods to ease contractions and help with overall labor. I'll definitely keep you all posted on what we decide to do. As mentioned on Monday, I really want to work with a doula, but they can be expensive and sometimes out of network with insurances, but my insurance does work with some, so I'll have to sift through and read on who I'd ideally like to work with. Wish me luck and keep the suggestions coming if you haven't shared already or forgot to mention something!
I hope you all had a great weekend! We had a wonderful time at the park Saturday and Sunday. The weather was absolutely beautiful, so it was packed with kids and Aviah was loving it! You guys, it's amazing how much growth and development happens in a year. If you saw the post I shared on Stories last week, you saw how big she's getting and I just can't handle lit. She's a little social butterfly and when she's at the park and sees a lot of little ones her age, she pushes my hands away and wants to go do her own thing. Like, what? Lol! To think that this time next year I'll be bringing two little ones to the park is just mind blowing to me.
There are quite a number of items I have on heavy rotation, both when I'm pregnant and not. I think it's incredibly important to have a capsule wardrobe, a building block of what essentially makes getting dressed and defining your overall personal style that much easier. In a day and age where we're constantly on the go, it helps to have pieces your know will always work and can mix and match easily and can evolve with your lifestyle, such as becoming a new mom or carrying you through multiple pregnancies. Today, I'm narrowing in on the oversized button down shirt.