Happy first (full) day of Spring! I knew I had to share this outfit today as it was perfect for the occasion! Truth be told, I've been living in jeans and v-necks the past several weeks (months?!). It's so very out of character for me, but I've honestly felt great. I haven't tried maternity jeans yet, but instead just flaunt around with my pants unbuttoned thanks to my handy belly band (!!!). I'm still loving the "looking" pregnant part, and jeans and tees help me out in that regard. Of course I'm rotating between one pair of jeans, one pair of jeggings, a handful of maternity shirts (the BumpStart line from Motherhood is amazing!), and a few cardigans, so my outfits have been pretty limited lately (hence why I haven't shared any). I've missed "dressing up" and feeling slightly more put together. Though I'll admit the comfort factor of casual dressing is way up there! I'm trying to find that balance of dressing for "me" and dressing this bump. If y'all have any great resources for maternity clothes, send them my way! I'd love to hear some recommendations!
Wednesday was gorgeous so I opted to break out my cherry blossom dress and give it a spin. This dress is amazing! I first fell in love with it at WWDMAGIC last August when I pulled it from the VooDoo Vixen rack to share at a Discovery panel. A few months later VooDoo Vixen offered to send me some pretty pieces from their site (I'll share the cardigans soon!) and I instantly went for this dress. I knew we were expecting, but had no idea how my mid-section would grow, so I opted to order one size up. Luckily it's more than roomy and I'm hopeful I'll be able to wear it for most (if not all) of this pregnancy. The pleated skirt is ultra forgiving whether you're with child or just blessed in the booty like I am haha While I do really enjoy looking pregnant, this dress totally camouflages it and sort of makes it our "little secret" again. It's kind of fun! (But yes, I couldn't resist the urge to do the cliche pregnant lady pose... twice! You can side-eye me if you must haha I'm just that excited, guys! This pregnancy has flown by and I know I'll miss the feeling once it's gone. I just want to enjoy every second of it that I can, ya know?)
My little straw hat is also a MAGIC find, but from this season. I forgot to include it in my haul last week (sorry for those blurry photos! I didn't realize it on the laptop or camera... but it's painfully obvious on my desktop!), but I was excited to don it around town. Our family has this silly "tradition" (if you can call it that in it's infancy?) where the fellas have a "vacation hat" that they wear on our trek down to the beach each Summer. Mike, my step dad and Toby each have one they put it on the second they walk into the RV, and they wear it most of the vacation. Toby was excited when he saw mine and asked "Is that your bacation hat, mom?" haha! (Yes, bacation. It sounds like a bacon vacation... where do I sign up?!) And I'm excited to join the ranks this year. We're already planning our jaunt to the Gulf in late June, just before my 36-week travel cut-off. Let's hope this baby stays put so I can enjoy one last hoorah with my toes in the sand! Y'all have no idea how much I'm looking forward to the beach... c'mon June!
This week has been super productive over at our house. We've painted over my geometric wall after clearing out the room entirely, and we're getting ready to tape up the nursery pattern. We paid our taxes (wahhh!), raked and burned the leaves in the yard, and I've wrapped up 3 or 4 design clients. I don't know where this productivity is coming from, but I'm sure glad it's here. Now I keep finding myself on Pinterest wanting to do ALL THE CRAFTS! Maybe it's the nesting instinct kicking in, but I've been working on prototypes for the nursery for the past few days. I'm trying to resist the urge to head to Hobby Lobby and blow a load of cash on supplies for projects I'll likely never do. Isn't that the Pinterest curse?!
I know I said I wouldn't turn into a pregnancy/baby/mommy blog when I announced our news, but geeze o'pete it's hard not to daydream over this little baby 24/7. Not only that, but lately I've noticed just how much Toby has grown (and how cute he is!), and I melt each time I see him at baseball practice. He's a tiny little man! We filled out his kindergarten paperwork for enrollment this week, and every time I think about him and this baby on the way I can't help but feel so incredibly humbled to be their mom, ya know? Ugh, I'm getting all mushy and introspective about being a parent... It's time to log off! haha
Until next time... xo
Tilly dress c/o VooDoo Vixen
Belt (from another dress)
Hat c/o San Diego Hat Co. (via WWDMAGIC)
Michael Kors Gansevoort tote
Target flats (that have seen their better days... full of holes!)