So here’s the thing. I would be lying if I didn’t admit that I miss NYC every single day. I miss my friends desperately, I miss the familiarity, and I really miss getting everything delivered. This going to the store business is for the birds. But I am slowly getting used to my new life, and occasionally cool things happen that tell me that even if Richmond isn’t where I want to be right now, it is where I am supposed to be.
So, when I got married (in Richmond) my photographer shot some great portraits of me and my wedding party in a random alley. It made for great photos — see below:
Well you guys, I ended up moving to an apartment — literally — right next to this alley. So random, right?! So of course I HAD to do a shoot here, and show also Hannah. (Note: Hannah was so impressed by the alley that she fell asleep.)
Skirt: Victoria’s Secret (similar) | Top: Etsy | Shoes: Necessary Clothing (similar) | Sunnies: Urban Outfitters (love these)
Getting dressed post baby is a challenge. You don’t quite fit into your pre-pregnancy clothes yet, and you’re sick of wearing the same tired maternity outfits you wore on repeat during the last trimester.
For me, it is my newly acquired pregnancy booty that is keeping me out of my pre-pregnancy pants and skirts. I’m still trying to decide if my new butt is really so bad. It definitely needs some major toning, but maybe I’ll just buy new pants…
Anyway, I have been staying true to my maternity dresses (and pajamas, let’s be honest) in the first few weeks since Hannah’s debut. This one was my absolute favorite. My old boss actually gave it to me after her pregnancy. It is the best most comfortable, breezy, cute dress ever. I think it looks just as good without the bump.
Shoes: Necessary Clothing (love these) | Dress: Asos (love this one) | Sunglasses: Amazon
My belly has reached new levels of gigantic as I enter the home stretch of this pregnancy. I worry deeply about whether my stomach can recover from this extensive level of abuse but I can’t WAIT to meet my little daughter and give her a million kisses!
I also love this dress from Isabella Oliver. It might be my very favorite maternity dress to date. I am sad I discovered them so late in the game because I would have loved to wear more of their dresses!
Shoes: J. Crew Factory (similar) | Dress: Isabella Oliver (c/o) | Jacket: J. Crew
My favorite pastime these days is sitting quietly, or lying down quietly. Anything that requires not standing or being loud. When I can sit quietly in a cute dress, that is even better!
Shoes: Kate Spade (love these) | Dress: Pink Blush Maternity (c/o) | Necklace: J. Crew Factory
Comfort and cuteness is hard to attain when eight months pregnant. But I partnered with Oh Baby Chic who has the cutest maternity tees that also happen to be the softest material ever. The great thing is you can dress their tees up or down — I’m addicted.
Shoes: Nasty Gal, love these | Pants: H&M Maternity | Tee: Oh Baby Chic | Blazer: H&M
A major milestone happened this week. I was able to go TIGHTS FREE. This is my favorite time of year. I love freeing myself from the constraints of tights.
Dress: Asos Maternity | Shoes: Kate Spade (similar) | Clutch: Clare Vivier (similar) | Necklace: J. Crew Factory (similar)
Loving this bandage dress from The Kewl Shop. It is also shockingly comfortable given its figure hugging fit — and comfort is key for a pregnant lady like me!
Shoes: Necessary Clothing (old, but love these) | Bag: Clare Vivier (similar) | Dress: The Kewl Shop | Jacket: Tommy Hilfiger (ridiculously old, but this one is cute) | Sunglasses: Amazon (similar)
Oh hey, it’s your favorite puffy-faced pregnant friend checking in to tell you that I’ve officially broken out my spring colors. I just can’t bear to wear another black sweater!
Shoes: Piperlime | Dress: C. Wonder (now closed, but this one is similar) | Coat: J. Crew Factory | Bag; Persifor: (old, but love her new ones)
There is a Levain Bakery in my ‘hood that I am more than slightly obsessed with. The treats there are ALL delicious. Every one of them. I would know because I have tried each one.
So my husband and I decided to hit up Levain for a delicious breakfast treat and the grumpiest little dog comes and photo bombs our shoot! Despite the dog’s grumpy demeanor, I do think we had a connection. He was all about posing for the camera and generally being lovely.
But isn’t his face just the grumpiest?! I mean that face is all kinds of judgey and shade-throwing. I love it.
Boots: Frye | Dress: C. Wonder | Jacket: J. Crew | Bag: Petit Sesame
Is it cold enough for ya? I would rather be in giant fleece onesie, but I don’t think that is appropriate.
Boots Enzo Angiolini | Jeggings: H&M | Sweater: H&M | Chambray: J. Crew | Scarf: Brooks Brothers | Coat: Vintage, it belonged to my husband’s grandmother