Oct 24, 2014

Maternity Photo Shoot

A few weeks ago, my good friend Shirley offered to take a few maternity photos of Eric and I. She wanted to use some of the photos for decoration at my book shower (which she also helped host - love you Shirls). A couple of you noticed the photos in the background of the post about the shower and asked to see more. And I figured, who am I to deny the people what they want? So, without further ado:

The truth is that I'm not really that into maternity photo shoots, so I'm not sure I would have taken any except that they were wanted for my shower. But now I am SO glad we took a few. I mean, there will only be a few times in my life that I have a belly like this (or 10! We want to compete with the Duggars.) so it's fun to commemorate it through pictures. Also, Shirley is a great photographer (check out her site!) and of course the pictures turned out perfectly (shameless friend-flaunting: she specializes in newborns so if you're in the OKC area, check her out).

Happy Weekend, internet friends. 

Oct 22, 2014

Maternity Style: Remixing a Summer Dress

dress: asos (similar) (similar non-maternity) // sweater: ny&co (similar) // watch: fossil // 
necklace: charming charlie's (similar) // shoes: dolce vita (similar)

*bump status: 35 weeks

Today I am remixing this great ASOS maternity dress. At this point, I'm obviously trying not to buy any new clothes, so layers are my best friend. Unfortunately it's also been 85 degrees every day in Oklahoma this week, so layers are kind of my worst enemy. I love a good dichotomy. 

Can I talk about Winston for a minute? This is Winston, for those of you who aren't familiar:

Winston is a 93lb ball of fur, who is (obviously, from the picture) a big part of our family. Lately he has been acting like a nut. He wants to go outside every 5 minutes, he is eating sporadically, and he swallowed an entire pair of underwear this past weekend (yes, mine). I'm pretty sure he is anticipating a big change coming, and I kind of feel sorry for him. He is a (giant) baby, so I don't think he is excited about there being another baby in the house. He is a big fan of the blog, so I thought I'd give him a little love :)

Linking up:
Because Shanna Said So
Get Your Pretty On 

Oct 20, 2014

Maternity Style: All Black and a Little Plaid


booties: steve madden // scarf: f21 // watch: fossil // bracelets: h&m (similar)

*bump status: 35 weeks

When I don't know what to wear, I wear all black. I've done it on the blog before: with a green coat and with a white blazer, but I've never tried it with a belly the size of a watermelon. I would normally mention how slimming black is, but that's really irrelevant at this point :)  But, all black really is the best thing when you wake up late in the morning. Easy. 

I woke up late this morning because I was up so late every night this weekend. Not because I was livin it up (whatever that means) but because Eric and I worked so.freaking.hard. on the house this weekend. Replacing faucets, putting in fans, installing curtains, cleaning light fixtures, etc. It is SO crazy that we are just a little over a month away from meeting our son. Let's just say that we have A LOT to do before he gets here. As annoying as it was to go back and forth to Lowe's 20x this weekend, it feels so nice to check things off our list!

Linking up: Let it Shine Mondays

Oct 17, 2014

Couples Baby Shower Barbeque

A couple of weeks ago, Eric and I had our second baby shower - a couples barbecue thrown by my two besties; hosted at my MIL's house. It was so wonderful, mostly because the people there are some of our favorite in the whole world. The shower didn't even remotely feel like a shower - more just like a fun dinner where we happened to open gifts for about 15 minutes. 

 Delicious food is a requirement for a baby shower, in my opinon.

Eric's dad cooked up amazing hamburgers and brats... We ate them all, obviously.

 My two besties. Love you, both. 

So thankful for these pretty ladies and for their great mom advice. 

 When you can't drink beer, you slurp on cream soda.

I have the weirdest friends ever. 

dress: asos (similar) (similar non-maternity) // 
necklace: ebay (similar) //shoes: naturalizer

The shower was absolutely perfect. It was so fun having both my guy and girl friends there. Guys like babies too (I think). I felt very loved and very blessed - we are at the point where this baby doesn't need much else - we are so thankful for the generosity of our friends and family. Only 5 more weeks until baby boy's due date! 

Oct 15, 2014

Maternity Style: Rainy Days & Donuts

sweater: pea in the pod (similar) (similar non maternity) //
pants: pea in the pod (similar non maternity) // boots: hunter // necklace: f21 (similar)  

*bump status: 34 weeks 
Well, fall finally happened. I think. Oklahoma is notorious for "if you don't like the weather stick around for another day and it will change." It could be 90 next week. We'll see. I have to say, I am usually not a fan of cold weather, but I am so thankful for it this year. Layers and sweaters are going to keep me going through the end of this pregnancy without buying anything else (I hope!).

Also, donuts. Donuts are keeping me going throughout the end of this pregnancy. I am usually not a sweets person, but dear Lord, donuts are my weakness. I'm eating a blueberry cake crumb donut as I type this. I just thought I would share that with you. Also, I've gained about 40lbs at this point. Not that surprising when you consider the fact I just typed a whole paragraph about donuts. 

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Oct 8, 2014

Maternity Style: Black & Gray

// shoes: ann taylor (similar) // necklace: f21 (similar)

*bump status: 33 weeks

I am so thankful to work in a relatively casual work environment. I mean, technically it's business casual, and I do have to wear the occasional suit (like twice a year), but in general it's really laid back. Especially in the summer when no students are around (I work on a college campus) - most people women are rocking tanks, flowy skirts and strappy sandals. Now that we are well into fall, I need to dress a little more appropriately, but I've been wearing these pants to work a lot. Yes, they are jeans. But they are gray. And I am pregnant, so I somehow feel that I can get away with a lot when it comes to clothing. Other than crop tops, of course.

I only have three pairs of pants that fit, and I have decided that is plenty, thankyouverymuch. In fact, since my wardrobe has been so limited, I have been really impressed with how many outfits I can create out of so little. I know a lot of people have been considering moving to a capsule wardrobe and I have to admit that I am tempted. We'll see what happens once this baby arrives :)

Linking up:
Because Shanna Said So

Oct 6, 2014

Maternity Style: Red & White Stripes

dress: asos (similar non-maternity) // necklace: gift (similar) // 
watch: fossil // shoes: clark's (similar)

*bump status: 33 weeks

I am coming off a high of a fantastic weekend.  I plan on sharing some pictures later, but I threw a surprise party for my husband's 30th birthday (he wasn't that surprised, unfortunately) and we had a couples baby shower with some of our closest friends. And we ate good food (that's what constitutes a good weekend for me these days).

Also, I feel the need to say that if you are pregnant, you should buy this dress immediately. It's cheap, it's soft, it's comfortable and it receives lots of compliments when worn. Actually, I'm thinking this will be worn post baby-bump as well. It's just that great. Also, as much as I wish I was wearing tights, booties and a cute jacket with this, it's still hot in Oklahoma. I'm trying not to be bothered by it (it's going to be too cold too soon) but I want to at least acknowledge the fact that I wish I was surrounded by yellow leaves and pumpkins and all that fun-fall business.

Linking Up:
Still Being Molly and Lipgloss and Crayons: Let It Shine Monday
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