DRESSING THE BUMP: SPRING EDITION

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I can not believe that I am at the end of my pregnancy journey! I was told that it was going to go fast, but at the time 40 weeks sounded so far away. Well, here we are! I’m still feeling good, staying active, and eating clean. Everything is ready for our little man’s arrival!

I have been debating back and forth on a newborn photoshoot. They are absolutely adorable, however, I don’t see it as a must have for us. I am sure we will be taking several pictures on our Canon Rebel.

My husband has been such a trooper throughout this entire experience. Never missed an appointment, always encouraging me, he is so supportive. I can not thank him enough for being so present and attentive as we embark on this journey called parenthood

I still haven’t purchased any maternity clothes. I pretty much live in leggings and now that it’s warming up I will be wearing more dresses. This vintage mint green dress was originally my grandma’s (who I named my website after). I found it in my closet while hopelessly searching for something comfortable to wear. The material is a loose, slinky fit which was exactly what I was searching for. I complimented this look with my icey white Nike shoes. I considered pairing this dress with sandals, but later opted for a more edgy look. 

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MY GLAM MATERNITY SESSION

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My maternity photo shoot was definitely one of the highlights of my pregnancy! With so much going on both mentally and physically it was nice to get back into my element. My photos were shot by Stephanie Richer of Stephanie Richer Photography. When Stephanie told me her vision for the shoot, I knew we were on the same page. We both envisioned a more high-end editorial shoot. The pictures were everything I anticipated and more. 

Stephanie did an amazing job capturing each image. She has a special way of creating a fun and energetic atmosphere. She understands the concept of light and used cool techniques to capture the perfect image. She also shot our breathtaking engagement pictures.

My make up was done by Kristen ‘KC’ Coleman. She provides both hair and make-up services, however we just did make-up. She did an awesome job! We didn’t even have a consultation. She went in really soft and natural which I really appreciated because I don’t wear make-up on a regular basis. I absolutely love a subtle beat!

The dress I chose to wear is a black form fitting Betsey & Adam gown with embellishment around the neck and arms. It’s not a maternity dress, however, it fits comfortably on my bump.  I wore my black Christian Louboutins to compliment such a regal gown.

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BUMPING AROUND IN STYLE

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Throughout my pregnancy I have worn clothes that are not only comfortable, but also breathable. I prefer longer tops with more of a loose fit. I wear leggings 99.9% of the time and the other very small percentage I wear my maternity jeggings or joggers. Since my belly is getting bigger it is harder to get my shoes on and off. I have been searching for a pair of comfortable mule shoes with no avail. I told my husband starting in March, I will officially be done with closed toe shoes other than working out and also inclement weather. I am so ready for some Spring weather!

I ordered this layered dress almost two years ago. Initially, I wasn’t particularly crazy about the fit and considered returning it. I am so happy I didn’t because this dress makes a super cute maternity outfit. I paired the dress with leggings and thigh high boots.

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