Everyday Maternity Uniform

Monday, July 24, 2017


Maternity Uniform, Gap Maxi dress
I really do not know what I'd be wearing right now if it weren't for Gap. Finding maternity clothes is such a challenge (especially in the summer) and I usually just end up feeling frumpy and gross when I'm wearing "maternity". Thankfully, Gap has great options that work during  pregnancy and for sure afterwards. I gave up on shorts awhile ago and have since been living in Gap maxi and swing dresses (specifically this and this). I always feel more comfortable with another layer when I'm pregnant, so I grab a simple cargo vest or a longer option and I'm out the door.
Maternity Uniform, Gap Maxi dress
Maternity Uniform, Gap Maxi dress
Maternity Uniform, Gap Maxi dress
Maternity Uniform, Gap Maxi dress
Maternity Uniform, Gap Maxi dress
I'm wearing // Gap Maxi Dress (just sold out) | Old Navy Cargo Vest | J.Crew Hat

Similar Options // This Gap Maxi dress (on sale) | don't forget about this t-shirt dress (on sale too) | Everyone needs a vest (mine is from years ago) 

Photography by Paige Winn

Boho Maxi Dress

Monday, July 17, 2017


Boho Maxi Dress
You're probably thinking, good God woman, another maxi dress? Yup. Guys, I can barely squeeze into shorts now that I'm past 20 weeks and it's. so. hot. I'm mean on another level hot. The suede boots I'm wearing weren't helping my cause, but I purposely wore these to emphasize how awesome this Natalie Martin dress is going to be for fall. It's so lightweight that it works in the sweltering heat, but will be ideal for fall. Vest it up, add a pair of boots and you have the easiest (and coolest) fall outfit.
Boho Maxi Dress
Boho Maxi Dress
Boho Maxi Dress
Boho Maxi Dress
I'm wearing // Natalie Martin Fiore Dress | rag & bone booties | Cuff

Similar options // Similar booties and on sale | Also love this pair (on sale) | Shop more Natalie Martin gems here | This long maxi is also a winner and this tunic dress is on sale and so pretty



Photography by Paige Winn

Santa Barbara Babymoon

Monday, July 10, 2017


Santa Barbara Babymoon
Before I get into this trip, I have to admit that the original plan was California wine country. And then I found out that I was pregnant. No way, no how was I hitting wine country in a non-drinking state people. Both my husband and I have always wanted to visit Santa Barbara and especially with all the Zika craziness, it seemed like the perfect alternative. 
Santa Barbara Babymoon
We flew into Los Angeles and after lunch with friends/family in Santa Monica, we took the scenic route all the way up to Santa Barbara.

We made a few pitstops along the way including Matador State Beach and also the Malibu Country Mart for a quick shopping trip. I highly suggest the Country Mart if you want to grab a great cup of coffee and meander around upscale boutiques and beautiful galleries. I'd love to spend more time here next time I'm in Malibu (fingers crossed we can swing a trip next year).



Santa Barbara Babymoon, The Bacara Resort and Spa
The Bacara Resort and Spa
After a two hour drive, we arrived at our spot—the Bacara Resort and Spa in Goleta (about 10-15 minutes from downtown Santa Barbara). Let me tell you guys, I never wanted to leave. This place sits right on the bluffs overlooking the ocean and it is stunning. We walked on the beach, took advantage of the killer spa, and lounged by the pool as much as possible. The food was also amazing. I can attest to that since I was too lazy to get out of bed and ordered room service almost every single morning.

Nanco Helicopter Tours
Nanco Helicopter Tours
Nanco Helicopter Tours

Nanco Helicopter Tours
The coolest thing we did was take a helicopter tour from Santa Barbara to the Channel Islands. I'm not sure if we were feeling really adventurous that morning or what, but we saw an add for it in the resort magazine and the rest is history. I did have a moment right before we took off where I thought I might be insane, but honestly it was awesome. The views were absolutely unreal and it's amazing seeing those beautiful islands from above. A word of advice, don't use the terms "roger that" "crosscheck"or "negative" when you are clearly a tourist in the helicopter. Pilots do not think this is funny.

If only I could lounge by a pool in Southern California everyday. I guess that's why they call it California dreamin', right? Just below are a few more of my favorite spots from our trip including some of the best Mexican food I've had in years—reason enough to return in my book.

Shop | Jenni Kayne in Montecito

White Midi Dress

Monday, July 03, 2017


white midi dress, white summer dress
I'm convinced the only way to survive a southern summer pregnant or non-pregnant is in a dress. A beautiful midi dress that isn't tight or even worse, short. I fell in love with this dress the moment I tried it on, but in true fashion, I waited until it was almost sold out before I made up my mind that it was essential. I finally found this beauty after stalking Moda Operandi until it magically appeared back in my size. I'm already excited to bust this out on the first day of fall with boots and a cardigan (82 days until fall but who's counting). This dress is pretty hard to find since it went on sale, but I linked some other great options below.
white midi dress, white summer dress
white midi dress, white summer dress
white midi dress, white summer dress
white midi dress, white summer dress
white midi dress, white summer dress
I'm wearing // Apiece Apart Midi Dress | Matt Bernson Sandals

Similar options // My same dress in this print | This gorgeous Ulla Johnson Midi or killer Vince Shirtdress on sale | These perfect summer sandals for $60 or this pair on sale



Photography by Paige Winn

Striped Summer Dress

Monday, June 19, 2017


Striped Summer Dress

Hello friends, meet my summer uniform. This beautiful striped shirtdress is my solution to the southern heat. It's lightweight, breezy, and easy to slip on with sandals or my favorite Everlane slides. I'm just a few weeks pregnant in this photo and simply tied the sash over my growing bump or you can take the sash off and wear the dress without it (pregnancy friendly). These days, I'm doing my best to invest in clothes that will forever live in my closet. Although I do love a good closet cleanse, I just got no time for that.

Striped Summer Dress
Striped Summer Dress
Striped Summer Dress
Striped Summer Dress
Striped Summer Dress

Doen Maxi Dress

Tuesday, June 13, 2017


 Guys, you know that I essentially live in maxi dresses, but now that I'm expecting number two, I've sworn off shorts forever. I couldn't be happier with this Doen Basil Dress that I ordered a few weeks ago.

The thistle print is beautiful and it's so light and breezy that you won't even notice it's pushing ninety degrees (and humid as all hell). You can easily wear this dress out—dinners, drinks, whatever. My speed these days is more drive-thru coffee and Target, but you better believe I've got this dress on.
If you're expecting too, this dress is definitely "bump-friendly" as they say. It's got plenty of room in the middle and nothing is better than a beautiful maxi dress that you can wear pre and post pregnancy. I've also been living in these Embroidered Soludos Sandals. So comfortable and the fringe detail is pretty sweet.

I'm getting a new online space verrrrry soon and I'm quite excited. It'll be much cleaner and simple than the current site. I'd love your feedback on what you guys like the most—style, travel, etc? I know posts have been sporadic, but I'm trying to get some sort of grove going and get a regular post schedule down. Leave me a comment below, on instagram, a lil tweet or on facebook and tell me what you like the best (or is there other content that you'd be interested in). I've got more dresses coming your way too, so stay tuned.

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