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When I first found out I was pregnant with baby #2, this was one of the first dresses I bought on ASOS Maternity.  And somehow I waited about 8 months to wear it because it was too hot to wear in the Summertime.  There’s so much I love about this dress.. the color grey, the lace, the pleats, and the pop of yellow (well actually the original belt was lime green but I swapped it out for yellow).  Coming from the sunflower state (well that’s Kansas, but Missouri was close enough), it’s comforting to see so many sunflowers in Utah!  They are sprinkled across roads, highways, in the mountains and in people’s backyards.

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Outfit Details:

Dress: ASOS Maternity Necklace: Olive + Piper Clutch: K.slademade Shoes: ShoeMint

Photos by Rachel Laukat Photography

For those newly pregnant, here are some of my ASOS Maternity faves!  I swear half of my maternity wardrobe has come from there!

P.S. Winner of the Chloe + Isabel Beau Monde Collar Necklace giveaway is Tiffany Zangas!  Congrats girl!  Send me an email at sandyalamode(at)gmail(dot)com with your mailing address and we’ll get it sent right out!


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A couple days ago I had you all help me Target shop on Instagram because I knew I wanted a new pair of slip ons for Fall but couldn’t decide which to get.  I was torn between a leopard pair and a black quilted pair and ended up landing on leopard.  I think I might actually have a leopard pair of shoe in every type (except boots) but that’s OK because leopard is just that versatile.  It’s a neutral color, yet it’s a pop of a print, win-win!  For this look, I decided to pair it with a flowy maternity top, chambray shirt, leather leggings and a purple bag.  I think look mixes a bit of feminine with a bit of edgy and I’m a huge fan of those pairings.

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Oh yes, and the little guy ran out to make a barefoot appearance again.  That day he had slept in until 9AM and he did not fuss/cry one bit that whole day, and for a 2 year old, that’s a big feat, so let’s make that day documented.

Outfit Details:

Tank c/o Soon Maternity
Chambray: J.Crew
Necklace: Olive + Piper
Bracelet: Lemon Stripes
Pants: ASOS Maternity {similar non-maternity}
Shoes: Target
Bag: Marshall’s



We’ve had our hospital bags packed and in a room by the garage since I was 37-38 weeks and I just wanted to do a little post on what is inside for those that are wondering!  Since this is my second time around, I cut things down by a lot from the first time and am only including what I think I truly need.  And I can’t forget about the sibling present exchange either, that’s something that I really really want to do!  A gift from baby to Austin and a gift from Austin to baby… hopefully that will get things started off on the right foot for them.

Mama’s Bag

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Clothing

Belabumbum Nursing Chemise, Belabumbum Robe, Bravado Designs Nursing Bra, Nursing Tanks, Maternity Pants, Sandals, Old Slippers, Socks

Toiletries

Makeup Bag (which I will have to pack last minute), Brush, Shampoo/Conditioner, Makeup Remover Wipes, Body Spray, Deodorant, Hair Ties, Lotion

Entertainment

Magazines, Tablet, Camera

Food

Coconut Water, Granola Bars, and hoping the hospital can provide popsicles :)

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Baby’s Bag

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Clothing

Belabumbum coordinating onesie with Mama, lots of onesies, hats, socks, hair accessories, SwaddleMe, blanket

Toiletries

Lotion, Shampoo

Toys

Doll, Toys for big brother

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Brother’s Bag

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Well, on the left is the outfit I have picked for Austin to wear when he comes to visit his sister at the hospital for the first time.  Of course, he has to wear his Brother Bear shirt.  :)  And on the right, is the dress he had picked out for his sister on our trip to Old Navy as well as her new blankie lovey that looks just like his.

I’m not really sure what my husband has packed… but I am sure it’s stuff similar to my bag, minus the nursing stuff, and probably some more electronic stuff.  ;)

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Seriously, I can’t get enough of the beautiful views of Salt Lake City.  I don’t think I will ever get sick of looking at the mountains.  And they make a great compass so I can easily figure out my east from my west (taller mountains on the east, smaller mountains on the west) which makes it great for someone who is new navigating through the city.  I am officially marking this post as a getting ready for Fall post.  I’m torn on if I really want to let Summer go, but I do love so many things about Fall like wearing boots, scarves, pumpkin spice lattes and the changing leaf colors.  Although I will probably be stuck inside my house like a zombie for most of Fall (trying to learn the ins and outs and ups and downs of a newborn baby), I’ll try and make it out as much as I can.

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Outfit Details:

Dress: Clad & Cloth
Boots: Joie {similar}
Bag: Madewell
Hat: KMart
Ring Trio: Conversation Pieces (free shipping with code “SANDY”)

Photos by Rachel Laukat Photography

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I’ve always been a huge fan of color… in my clothing, in my home, in my life, everywhere.  And this outfit is the epitome of that!  One of my favorite and dearly missed Kansas City boutiques, Tulip (on the Country Club Plaza for those who live there or are visiting) sent me this beautiful dress and I was ecstatic when it fit perfectly over my bump.  :)  I love that it has virtually every color of the rainbow which makes it pretty easy to match and accessorize with!  I decided to pair it with my pretty Faire Collection necklace (they just released their Fall/Winter line and you must check it out) to bring out those colors in the dress.  Faire’s CEO and Founder Amanda Judge and her team work with hundreds of fair trade artisans across the globe to create beautifully designed handmade jewelry and accessories.

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Oh yea, and there’s my little photobomber that decided to make an appearance into my photos.  :)  It’s OK though, he is just too cute to leave off the blog (it’s been awhile since I’ve done a Mommy and son outfit post, huh??).  Can’t believe that he is going to be a big brother super soon!!

Outfit Details:
Dress c/o Tulip
Necklace c/o Faire Collection
Bracelet Cuff: Lemon Stripes
Bag: Chloe Marcie
Sandals: Sole Society

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