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Friday, May 25, 2018

Summer Dresses For Every Budget

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Summer Dresses For Every Budget, mom blogger, summer trends, summer dresses, summer looks, pregnant in heels, ruffle dress

Summer Dresses For Every Budget, mom blogger, summer trends, summer dresses, summer looks, pregnant in heels, ruffle dress

Summer Dresses For Every Budget, mom blogger, summer trends, summer dresses, summer looks, pregnant in heels, ruffle dress

Summer Dresses For Every Budget, mom blogger, summer trends, summer dresses, summer looks, pregnant in heels, ruffle dress

Summer Dresses For Every Budget, mom blogger, summer trends, summer dresses, summer looks, pregnant in heels, ruffle dress

After a week of rain, I have finally been able to shoot some new content. We had a full week of rain last week to the point I thought I was living in Seattle for a minute.  I have been dying to wear this dress but was just waiting for the summer weather to show up. It has all of my favorite elements, ruffles, pinstripes and it's off the shoulder. It's non-maternity so I just sized up and I love the comfortable fit. Lately, I feel like all I wear is dresses because it's so comfortable to accommodate the bump. Below I linked a ton of summer dresses for every budget!

I can't believe Memorial Day is upon and although it's not the official first day of summer I consider it the unofficial beginning of summer. The pool in my complex will be opening this weekend and I honestly can't wait. I heard swimming is a good exercise during pregnancy plus swimming is so relaxing for me. What are your plans for Memorial Day weekend?



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Photos by: Armandhugon



Dress: Forever21 | Shoes: Clarks x Zappos (here) | Sunglasses: SunglassUp | Bag: Clements Ribeiro





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Hope you guys have a great Memorial Day weekend!
XO


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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Preparing Your Dog For a New Baby

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One question my husband and I have gotten a lot while pregnant is what are we going to do about our dog Brotis. For some reason, that question just drives me bonkers because to me it sounds like we need to get rid of him or he won't be a good fit with the baby. We've had Brotis now for 3 years and he fits like a glove to our family. He's very smart and catches on to things quickly. I've never had a dog before and this may sound crazy but he's taught me a lot about how to be a parent. When we first got him there were many trial and errors on what works for him just like when you have a baby for the first time. I'm also not the most patient person and hate messes around the house. Brotis has taught me that being perfect will not work in the parent department. That was always one of my biggest fears when becoming a parent, being patient enough. I feel I've learned a bit how to ease up and not be so perfect when it comes to that.

He's very smart and knows something is up and that a big change is coming. We've done so much research on preparing a dog for a new baby and one of the things we been doing is letting him smell baby stuff. We have been getting a ton of baby gifts to the house already and everything that comes we let him smell it so he can start to get familiar with the new baby scents and baby things. Another thing we've tried is playing crying baby sounds to see how he reacts but I guess we won't know until the real thing because he doesn't even bat an eye when we play a crying baby on our phones. lol. One of my favorite articles on PetMd (here) has so many good tips and tricks. I hope once she arrives he adapts well and baby girl and Brotis become best friends. It may not be an easy process but I have faith that it will all work out.



If you guys have gone through adjusting a pet to a new baby share what tricks worked for you down below! I would love to hear them.







 
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Friday, May 18, 2018

7 Things I Look Forward To After Birth

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Being pregnant has been such an amazing journey. I mean I'm cooking up a human inside me and sometimes I still can't believe it! I'm very blessed and thankful for the miracle of life I prayed for. The first trimester was all about adjustment for me and the second was amazing. Now I know why they call the second trimester the best trimester. As I entered my last trimester last week I'm starting to feel heavier and more uncomfortable. The closer the finish line gets the more I keep thinking about postpartum life. I'm ready to meet baby girl and I'm also ready to do the things I couldn't do for 9 months. Here are 10 things I look forward to postpartum.




1. Sleeping on my stomach - I told my husband the other day that I can't wait to fall asleep like a pancake on my stomach! I'm an avid stomach sleeper and can't wait for that glorious moment. 



2. Wearing Jeans/ finding my waistline - Throughout this pregnancy, I've only bought 2 maternity jeans and I grew out of them fairly quickly. Lucky for me when the bump really grew the temperature was great so I pretty much have been living in dresses for the last 2 months. I really miss wearing jeans or pretty much anything that hugs my waist.



3. Sushi - I don't explore too much with my sushi like eating raw fish. I usually stick to California rolls and more basic things like that. I read during pregnancy basic sushi is ok but I just never wanted to take that chance so I haven't had throughout my entire pregnancy. I'm hoping one of our first date nights as parents with my husband is to a sushi bar because I miss sushi!


4. Alcohol - I'm not saying I was an alcoholic before being pregnant but I do miss the occasional chilled beer or a glass of wine. I plan on breastfeeding so I know I still need to control my alcohol intake after birth but at least it's something I can plan ahead and still have postpartum.


5. Smelling whatever I want - Did you guys know I haven't worn perfume in about 6 months. In the first trimester, I couldn't stand the smell of deodorant, perfume, scented soap, lotion, pretty much everything. In my second trimester, things got better but there are still scents I don't like (baby doesn't like) and I miss. I'm limited to certain lotions and perfumes and can't wait to wear whatever I want. 



6. Intensive Workouts - I still work out while pregnant but of course light workouts. Excercise for me has always been like therapy and I love sweating from intense workouts like kickboxing and boot camp classes. 



7-  Not needing assistance with basic things - basic things like drying my feet and tying my shoes that I can't do by myself anymore. Luckily my husband has been very helpful with that and heck I even have my photographer help me out with my shoes when we shoot. I sometimes feel embarrassed to ask for such simple help.



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Photos by: Armandhugon


Dress: Rainbow (here) | Sneakers: Converse | Scarf: Forever21 | Sunglasses & bags: Rainbow






Thanks for reading and happy Friday!
Have a great weekend.
XO
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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Floral Maxi Dress

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Mom blogger, maternity style, floral dress, spring dress, pregnant fashion, third trimester, 28 weeks pregnant, maternity fashion

Mom blogger, maternity style, floral dress, spring dress, pregnant fashion, third trimester, 28 weeks pregnant, maternity fashion

Mom blogger, maternity style, floral dress, spring dress, pregnant fashion, third trimester, 28 weeks pregnant, maternity fashion

Mom blogger, maternity style, floral dress, spring dress, pregnant fashion, third trimester, 28 weeks pregnant, maternity fashion


First and foremost I want to apologize for the lack of content here. My site was acting funny at the end of last week and then yesterday complete went out. I honestly felt like I lost a child in a store and couldn't find them. After a few hours of being worried it finally got fixed. I have a few new posts to share that have been backed up since my site was acting funny.

Today's look I'm sharing was shot on a very very hot day. I have been gravitating towrds comfortable pieces the bigger I get during the pregnancy and the hotter it gets. I am officially in my third trimester and can't believe where the time has gone. I want to share a separate post on everything I been feeling as I entered my last trimester in this pregnancy. 

This dress is super airy and I love the floral print. It's also non-maternity guys! I paired it with my new Fossil bag I received a few weeks ago. It has so many compartments inside I want to use it as a diaper bag. Long are the days where I use to leave the house with just my wallet and keys. lol My bag now will be full of anything and everything baby. Many of you asked where this dress from when I shared a picture on my Instagram, below is the link for you guys!

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Photos by: Armandhugon



Dress: Rainbow (here) | Purse: Fossil (here) | Sunglasses & shoes: Old Navy 



Happy Tuesday!
Thanks for reading.
XO

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Styling A Pink Bodycon Dress

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maternity style, spring dresses, mom bloggers, dc bloggers, pregnant and fashionable, styling a baby bump

maternity style, spring dresses, mom bloggers, dc bloggers, pregnant and fashionable, styling a baby bump

maternity style, spring dresses, mom bloggers, dc bloggers, pregnant and fashionable, styling a baby bump

maternity style, spring dresses, mom bloggers, dc bloggers, pregnant and fashionable, styling a baby bump

maternity style, spring dresses, mom bloggers, dc bloggers, pregnant and fashionable, styling a baby bump

maternity style, spring dresses, mom bloggers, dc bloggers, pregnant and fashionable, styling a baby bump


Summer is here! Well not officially but the weather has finally cooperated and I'm able to wear all my fun dresses. I always been a fan of bodycon dresses pregnant or not. They always fit comfortable for me and are easy to layer. This is not a maternity dress but it fits the bump perfectly by sizing up. I've worn a ton before being pregnant on and off the blog during the summer months and they seem to fit me just the way I like. I layered it with a polka dot open drape blazer which is good for the spring or great to throw over those chilly summer nights. I had this blazer in my closet for a while but just couldn't seem to piece it together. I think it worked great as a layering piece.

I left the heels at home for this shoot and went comfortably with these gingham print sandals. I think my obsession with gingham print will never die. It's so funny I'm so used to wearing heels all the time that I caught myself doing an imaginary heel pose in some of the pics. Lol! I'm starting to stack up on comfortable slip-on sandals as I'm noticing my feet starting to get swollen towards the end of my pregnancy. Yikes, I'm not ready for that!


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Photos by: Armandhugon


Blazer: Forever21 | Dress (similar colors here) & shoes (here): Rainbow | Sunglasses: Old Navy | Bag: Forever21




As always thanks for reading!
XO
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Monday, May 7, 2018

The M.O.M Squad | What's Your Super Power?




Hey guys, I wanted to share a secret I have kept for a very long time. This feels as good a time as any to reveal what i've kept to myself: Did you guys know that I am a blogger by day and a superhero by night? 

There was an idea to bring together a group of remarkable individuals so that we could do the things nobody else could. I was recently contacted by Summer Infants about a very special project called The M.O.M Squad. I was super excited to hear about this project and incredibly happy to be a part of it. I always believed Moms were the real superheroes of the world and, as a first-time mom, I could not be happier to be a part of this project. Three other real-life expecting moms and I were turned into comic book superheroes to reveal our superpowers to the world and, just as importantly, to celebrate motherhood. They, also, sent an open letter to Marvel about this innovative project. You guys know that I am a huge Marvel fan! Everything went live last month and has been featured on The Bump and Celebrity Baby Trends. It is so exciting and surreal to be a part of this project, and I could not be happier to be a considered a SuperMom. 

Check me and the other mommies being turned into superheroes here.



PATTY: THE MOTHERLOAD
Able to carry anything children need while out and about, The MotherLoad is always prepared for any situation.





Thank you to Summer Infant for this amazing project. Join them in celebrating all moms and nominate your real-life superhero. That special mom will win a prize worth over $1000! See all details here.



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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Hello May | Let's Chit Chat

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maternity fashion, spring looks, h&m dresses, pregnancy style, maternity, mom bloggers

maternity fashion, spring looks, h&m dresses, pregnancy style, maternity, mom bloggers

maternity fashion, spring looks, h&m dresses, pregnancy style, maternity, mom bloggers

maternity fashion, spring looks, h&m dresses, pregnancy style, maternity, mom bloggers

"It's gonna be May!" Haha, that Justin Timberlake meme around May 1st just never gets old for me. I seriously can't believe May has arrived. If you notice the blog posts have been slowing down here a bit but there's been so much going on. My energy has slowed down the bigger I get. I honestly feel like I'm carrying a bowling ball all day lol. Even walking my dog feels like running a marathon to me lately. I'm very thankful for the slack my husband has picked up because this prego girl can't do it all like I use to.

There's also a month left to my baby shower so there's been so much in that department. From buying supplies and having things ready on time. I will be doing two, one back home in NJ since 80% of our friends and family are there and then a small brunch with our friends from DC the week after. I was definitely a hands-on bride when I was planning my wedding so being involved in my baby shower is like second nature to me. I can't help it!!

My husband and I have also been slowly getting the nursery ready. We are working with a small space so we've had to get very creative. My husband has taken on all the heavy lifting and building by himself, I'm sure that's taken a toll on him physically. There's been so much going on so if the content is a little slow here I apologize. I haven't abandoned you guys, there's just been a lot going on. I definitely have promised myself to have at least two posts up per week so you'll be seeing content up here.

If there are any specific topics you guys want to see on here just let me know! I can't wait to share the nursery once it's done, baby shower pictures next month and my maternity shoot. Thanks for listening to my chit-chat today and for following this crazy journey to motherhood with me! 



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Photos by: Armandhugon


Dress: H&M | Bag: Forever21 | Sunnies: Flower Eyewear | Shoes: Rainbow



Love you guys!
XO


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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Must Have Bags This Spring

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Walking into spring like... 👩! There's something about the nice warm weather that puts me in a good mood and I think you can tell by these pictures. They just look so happy, breezy and spring-like. I'm also very excited that this jumpsuit from last summer fits me with the bump. It's very comfortable and that's exactly what I look for in clothes during this pregnancy. Check out my Insta-stories today to see this jumpsuit from last summer vs with the bump. This denim jacket has been on repeat this entire spring. I love denim jackets because they look good over pretty much any outfit. The cherry on top of this look was my new Kate Spade bag. When I first saw it I knew this would be my spring baby and inspired me to share today's post. I linked a ton of spring bags below for you guys! Let me know which ones your favorite!

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Photos by: Armandhugon

Jacket: Rainbow (here) | Bag: Kate Spade | Jumpsuit (old): Rainbow | Sunnies: Forever21



Spring Bags:


XO


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Friday, April 20, 2018

Change is A Beautiful Thing

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Cherry blossoms, cherry blossom in dc, mom blogger, fashion blogger, spring looks, maternity style

Cherry blossoms, cherry blossom in dc, mom blogger, fashion blogger, spring looks, maternity style


Hi guys! I'm so excited to finally show you guys my new layout on the blog. I felt the blog needed a huge refresh not just on the outside but also on the inside. As my life changes so does my blog. As I'm about 100 days away from become a mom I can't help but think how much my life will change even more once baby girl arrives. I love sharing all those changes on here and I hope you guys follow me on this journey. The first few months I was pregnant I felt a little lost with the blog because I didn't know how to transition and balance it with all the changes that were happening in my life. Fashion and beauty will always be my passion but as my life changes I love sharing other things with you guys like my motherhood journey and more personal pieces. 

Not everyone adapts to change quickly but I'm glad I finally feel at a place where my blog reflects pieces of my life. I always want to stay true to myself in my line of work so I'm happy I finally feel that balance. I love the pictures I shot for this post because to me the cherry blossoms represent the change of the season and this post is all about embracing change for me. 

I want to give a huge thank you to the amazing template designer Pretty Likely. She's so amazing at what she does, check out her Etsy shop. I'm very picky and detail oriented and she made every single one of my visions for the blog come to life. So take a look around, I hope you guys enjoy and keep following along!

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Photos by: Armandhugon


Top: Rainbow | Skirt: Forever21 | Shoes: thredUp | Bag: Clements Ribeiro | Sunglasses: Old Navy



XO
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