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Postpartum Styling

Oh, how good it feels to be blogging again!
Truly, I did not think I would miss it, as when I slowed down when I became pregnant? I was so incredibly burnt out. I was tired of waking up to take pictures every single day.  So in the last few weeks when I felt the itch to start blogging again, I really surprised myself.

Now, along with that desire? There is also a little bit of dread.
I’m slowly easing back into cute clothing. Postpartum body is real, y’all. Very, very real.
As soon as I got the green light, I was out the door to start exercising. Every day that goes by, I feel better than the previous. However, that roll that wasn’t there before or just the way things fit in general makes getting dressed a little trickier.

For now, I am wearing things that I feel comfortable in and that also hide my trouble spots. I still have a bit of a postpartum belly (To be honest, this is something I’m not used to and the thing I want to get rid of the most) which was made worse because of my c-section and all of the post surgical swelling.  Just trying to keep it real, y’all.

All of that being said, I thought it would be fun to start blogging now, even though I’m still not super comfortable with my post baby body.  I know every woman who is a new mom (well, almost every woman) has these same feelings when getting dressed and I thought it would be fun to share the outfits I choose to hide what I’ve got going on underneath.

I would like to point out that as uncomfortable as I may feel right now, I’m truly thankful for my “jelly belly” as it also came with my little Birk. I couldn’t be more thrilled to be a mom. There is a season for everything and I want to be as transparent as possible.  So you might see a little mom belly here and there..but there is no shame in the mom body game.

Now, moving on to the clothes.
This kimono from Vinnie Louise is just everything. I love that it is the perfect transition piece from Summer to Fall and can be layered in so many different ways. Not to mention, the fabric is super soft and the colors are so yummy! I will definitely be wearing this way too many times in the next few months!

I hope you will follow along as I begin my journey into motherhood. There will be many clothing posts, Birk posts and some “life in general” posts. It’s fun to be back!


Kimono: c/o Vinnie Louise
Dress: c/o Riffraff
Shoes: Seychelles (c/o Maude)
Necklace: Savoir Faire










Bougenvilla Stripes

The weather in LA last week was just short of perfection.
A little on the hot side, but otherwise? Just lovely.
Sunday morning, Chad promised to take me to one of my favorite cafes for brunch. He took me there on a breakfast date a few years ago, when I first went to visit him in LA.
Not only does it have delicious food, it is set back in a little garden jungle oasis.
Outdoor seating + pancakes? Makes for a happy girl.

I wore this lovely dress to brunch and then on our long trek home later that day. It is quite honestly the most comfortable maxi dress I have ever owned. I sized up so I could wear it into the Spring with this growing bump! It’s a little big on me now, but it is so cozy and I received so many compliments on it all day long!  Whether or not you’re pregnant, this is a maxi dream!


Dress: Savoir Faire
Sunglasses: c/o Lulu*s (similar)




Lulu*s Great Galentines Giveaway: Free Dresses For A Year!

I am so excited to share with you, a little collaboration I have been working on over the past few weeks.  Lulu*s reached out to me and asked me to be a part of their “Galentines” collaboration. I was eager to say yes, as it involved picking a fellow blogger (who happens to be one of my best friends) and joining them on a Valentines date wearing some fun, frilly dresses.

I chose my adorably sweet and adorably cute friend, Cassie of Cassie Loree Photography. Not only does she share my love for clothing, she also shares a creative, artsy passion. We tend to love the details and the love that goes into making something special. We clicked the minute we met, and I’ll never, ever look back. I love that girl so much, I asked her to be my Galentine.

Here’s where the fun part for YOU comes in. With Valentines Day just around the corner, it’s a perfect time to get in the giving mood.  And Lulu*s is doing just that!
Forget the flowers, treat yourself to fab frocks for Valentine’s day! Lulu*s is giving away an entire year of free dresses to one lucky gal (and her best pal) for all of 2015!!

All you have to do is subscribe to their email newsletter by entering your email address below! You’ll get a coupon code for immediate shopping upon entry and kept up to date on all the latest looks and chic styles! Want an additional entry? Refer a friend!

Entry Link:

( Winner will be announced at on 2/14/15 )

So good luck all you lovely people, and Happy early Valentines Day!
I hope you enjoy this fun little video and photos of Cassie and my Galentines Day date!

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Now hop on over to Cassie’s blog for all of her outfit details and some gorgeous pictures!

A Burgeoning Bump

Once again, the weekend has flown by. I always get a little sad as I snuggle into bed on Sunday night. Especially on weekends as wonderful as this past one was.  Saturday morning was a beautiful one to wake up to. The sun was shining into our room, warming my face. Birds were chirping outside our windows.  I thought maybe I had slept right through to Spring!

We quickly got dressed and headed to the square for coffee, not wanting to miss one second of the beautiful weather we were having outside. And of course, there was some treasure hunting. I never know what I’m looking for, but I love when I find something special.  I stumbled upon a few vintage Nancy Drew books and snatched those up really quick. This kid is going to be a reader, just like his/her parents. Mark my word.

We grabbed lunch at one of our favorite spots on the square and then headed to the park to run the trails with our Penny girl.  She loved being outside in the warm air, and it had been so long since she’d been out for an extended period of time! Just short, cold walks up until then. We chose a trail off the beaten path, so we could walk and talk by ourselves. I was definitely enjoying the extra attention Chad was giving me for being pregnant.  He would turn around and say, “now watch for that limb” or “be careful, it’s really steep right here!”….always reaching out his hand.  Now, I’m totally capable of walking/hiking by myself. But the extra attention? Totally not complaining. All that being said, the weekend was a wonderful one. And the weather was just glorious.  It might just get me through the winter.

This is the outfit I wore on Saturday around our little square, and so many people had their eyes on my bump. It was an odd feeling, as I am normally self conscious about people peering at my tummy area.  I realized after taking these pictures that this dress definitely made the belly pop! And also, the delicious sandwich i had just eaten probably helped a little!


Dress: Ruche
Bag: c/o Lulu*s
Hat: c/o Riffraff