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It’s been awhile since I’ve worn a kimono and I don’t know why.  These are a staple and on trend this Summer and the best part is that they are perfect to be worn into Fall as well.  It’s so sad to see all of the “end of Summer” sales and people starting to prep for Fall.  Summer is my fave season (except when it gets above 95 degrees) especially because I can eat delicious watermelon every day.  It’s crazy to think that I’ll pretty much be cooped up all of Fall in my house with a newborn and then before I know it, we’ll have tons of snow!  Anyways, just an update, this week we started Austin in his new daycare.  Let’s just say there were tears for Mama and Austin on the first day of drop off.  Hopefully things will get better and he will adjust to liking his new daycare in no time!

Outfit Details:
Tee: J.Crew
Kimono: Amara Day Spa
Shorts: Lilac Clothing
Sandals: Saltwater Sandals
Sunglasses: Forever 21
Bag: Prada
Necklace: Swell Caroline


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I’m finally wearing an outfit that isn’t a dress or skirt and let me tell you, this is rare.  I don’t like wearing pants nor do I want to ever again in my life, HA… but these ASOS Maternity ones are my fave!  They have the elastic band at top to grow with your belly and I just love the skinny and distressed style to make them super stylish!  This outfit has lots of little accessories and details because that’s my go to for making a rather simple outfit, stand out!  What are some of your go to patterns and accessories these days??

Outfit Details:
Shirt c/o Conversation Pieces
Jeans: ASOS Maternity
Necklace c/o Riffraff
Hat c/o Conversation Pieces
Rings c/o Conversation Pieces
Shoes: ShoeMint
Bag: Madewell

Photos by Jessa Kae

P.S. Winner of the $25 credit to Belly Dance Maternity is Ashley Bree Perez of perez********@hotmail.com!  Congrats girl!  Please email me to claim your prize!

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For all you mamas out there, have you ever used a pregnancy pillow?  These things are awesome as they make sleeping with a huge preggo belly so much more comfortable.  I love wrapping my body, legs, arms around it while my belly is cradled in it too.  My husband complains it’s like having a third person in the bed with us… which means my husband gets less room, but I think he much rather have me get a good night sleep than be cranky! ;)



When I was pregnant with Austin, my friend got me a generic pregnancy pillow and it was great.  But I recently discovered Bump Nest and they make pillows in the prettiest colors and patterns, to make your home decor even prettier!  They even have solutions for acid reflux and make cute little baby caps with their scraps!


Not only do I use the pregnancy pillow for myself, but my toddler has found a new use for them as well.  They are great for creating tracks/roads/hills/mountains for his plethora of transportation vehicles, HA!  If you are pregnant or expecting, you definitely check out Bump Nest for all your sleeping comfort needs!

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Yes I did.  I jumped on the Birkenstock bandwagon with a pair of Mayari Flat Sandals.  It’s not the traditional style so I like to think I didn’t completely follow the crowd, but nonetheless, I did buy some Birkenstocks this year.  It’s kind of funny to think that my Mom owns like 5 pairs and wears them all the time, who knew she’d be a fashion queen without even trying!

I wore this outfit to work the other day and although I wouldn’t normally wear sandals to work, I think being pregnant gives me a pass, right?  :)  I just love wearing maxi skirts over my bump and belted to give it a little more shape.  I also love the pattern of this top that I can see myself wearing through all seasons!

Outfit Details:

Top c/o Conversation Pieces
Skirt: Envie de fraises
Bag: Philip Lim for Target
Necklace: Junghwa
Rings: LUMO Jewelry
Shoes: Birkenstocks from DSW

Photos by Jessa Kae