Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Dressing the little baby bump






Top c /o: Joah Brown// Jeans c /o: Pink Blush Maternity
Photography: Lori Romney Photography// Lashes: LayersNLashes

Watching this little bump grow is kind of surreal! I know it might not look very significant to others but it has grown and grown and also has a LONG way to go while this baby gets chunkier! It's a serious miracle to me that this body of mine has the ability to do all of this. It is also such an amazing blessing that I am able to experience these body changes. Some are positive…one word…*boobs* and this growing baby bump! Others are a bit more painful and irritating. Like aching hips and not one comfortable sleeping position. Either way it is a miracle that I am beyond grateful for!

Since we JUST decided to announce welcoming this little one in to our family, the last month or so has been really hard to dress. Only close family and friends knew. So whenever we went somewhere where people didn't know, Kev would say "Don't look pregnant/Don't act pregnant" haha. Super hard when you look like you have a constant food baby….and also really trying to not upchuck in front of everyone. 

Now that the news is out I am SO excited to start showing of this bump a bit more! Dressing has been hard because it's a weird in between stage where non maternity clothes just do not fit quite right or look quite right at all. They are uncomfortable by the end of the day and I just don't feel great in them. But most maternity clothes are just a tie bit too large.

So I have been searching hard for maternity clothes that fit and also non maternity clothes that work and feel comfy! 

Believe it or not this top is NOT a maternity shirt! I absolutely love the way it fits and how it makes this bump look really cute! It is so so comfy and umm it's grey soooo theres that! 
Now the jeans are maternity jeans and I freaking adore them! They fit great in the legs and bum and hips and then there are no buttons which means no digging into you in weird places! Win Win if you ask me! 

I CANNOT wait to keep dressing this bump and finding new ways to make non maternity work and also bring in a lot more maternity pieces! There is some really really cute stuff out there and I cannot wait to wear it! 

xoxo

Monday, March 23, 2015

It's Baby Time + A Freshly Picked Giveaway!




Moccasins c / o: Freshly Picked

SURPRISE!!!

Baby BOY Hiatt is coming in August and we just couldn't be more excited and in love with him already! 

This pregnancy has been a bit of a roller coaster. Baby has always been healthy BUT me on the other hand….oh man have I been sick. The other day my sister sent me a picture that said… "Being pregnant is the single most wonderful, beautiful and best reason to ALWAYS feel like crap." Hahaha. I just could not agree more with that! I wouldn't change being pregnant with this sweet little spirit. I already love him more than I ever thought possible!

And since I also adore you all and I want to celebrate this fun time in our lives with all of you! Freshly Picked and I have teamed up to bring you an awesome giveaway!! If you have a little in your life they NEED a pair of these moccasins. They are of the best quality and also the cutest colours and patterns you have ever seen! So enter below and help us celebrate baby Hiatt!

xoxo


Thursday, March 5, 2015

Fade to White…and take me to the Beach. Please.




White T: Billabong Women's Fade to White Collection// Gold Stone necklace: Fifth and Mae// Pink Cardi: Pink Blush// Trench: (old) AE

So this is a throwback to when my hair was long enough to put up and in a braid. These days my hair only goes up with a lot of help from bobby pins or clips. haha. Somedays I miss my long hair BUT most days I want to cut this mop even shorter! We will see if I actually follow through with that or not. 

Anyways, Do you have a favourite colour to wear? Or neutral? You already know I LOVE everything grey, but I also love to wear white. I love to wear it all year round despite what the fashion rules might say. I love white! This makes the Fade To White collection from Billabong Women's a favourite of mine for sure! It also makes me REALLY ready for summer or ready for a trip to somewhere hot with beaches and palm trees. Okay who are we kidding? I am ALWAYS ready for a trip to the beach!

So what colours are your go to colours? Also…where would you travel to right now if you could?

I'm dreaming of Bali…..or Hawaii…naturally.

xoxo

Friday, February 27, 2015

TGIF For Real!





Sweater: Pink Blush// Scarf: Pink Blush (similar)// Jeans: aeropostale// Purse: Target

Just like that it's the weekend! Well, maybe not JUST like that. Was this week an extremely long one for anyone else? I'm so tired! 

Speaking of weekend. For once we don't really have any set plans and sometimes that kind of weekend is the best! Lots of netflix watching, sleeping in, treats and more treats. I may have purchased the largest bag of mini eggs one has ever seen….and I just cannot stop myself. 

As for this outfit. I love it. I think I will wear it out for some sushi this weekend! If I can convince hubby to go out for sushi…again… I think sushi is my one food weakness. Okay, so I have a few. But I can eat sushi at least every week..more for sure if we had a good sushi place close enough to our house. And great….now I am craving sushi. It's not even noon! Gross!

So hey I am off to watch some netflix until hubs gets home and we can satisfy this craving. Fridays. I love you.

Have a GREAT weekend! Full of food and trashy tv. Oh yes.

xoxo

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Has Spring Sprung?







floral top: aeropostale// denim top: aeropostale// joggers: aeropostale// sneakers: aeropostale


So I feel like Spring has been around for us mostly all Winter already. We haven't seen snow since we went to the Montana Mountains for Christmas. What IS this? Well I really am not complaining at all because I for one can't stand the snow. For all I care it can come around Christmas eve and leave a coupe days after Christmas! Perfection right there!

This outfit is basically what I have been living in lately! For a mild winter I sure got struck with every sickness under the moon and the sun. From the flu, to colds, to the flu and back to colds. I suppose when you have the immune system about as strong as a piece of glass…it's probably to be expected. However, my friends I have missed you oh so much and I am glad to be telling you I will be around these parts again a little more often! Hallelujah and kisses and hugs!

Anyways, this outfit is so comfy and yet so cute! And if you've been around these parts long enough, you already know that is what I am ALL about! From errands to lunch dates to hanging out with friends for game night…this outfit follows me errr where! 

Also, to not have to wear a jacket…now that's what I am talking about! 

xoxo

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

LuLu*s The Great Galentine's Giveaway: Win free dresses for a year!


Forget the flowers, treat yourself to fab frocks for Valentine's Day! Lulu*s is giving away an entire year of free dresses to one lucky gal (and her best pal) for all of 2015! 

All you have to do is subscribe to their email newsletter by entering your email address below! You'll get a coupon code for immediate shopping upon entry and kept up to date on all the latest looks and chic styles! Want an additional entry(and a better chance to win?) Refer a friend! 

*This contest goes until February 12 and the winner will be announced by LuLu*s on February 14!!*








On Me: Dress- LuLu*s// Heels- LuLu*s// Earrings- LuLu*s
On Ariel: Tutus- LuLu*s// Top- LuLu*s// Heels- LuLu*s// Necklace- LuLu*s
Photography: Lori Romney Photography

Well guys I am excited to be back in to the business of blogging and I can't think of a better way to start it all off than a fun Valentine's Shoot and of course a giveaway! I can't think of much better things when it comes to clothes than FREE DRESSES for an entire year! All the more better to be able to celebrate with your very best girl friend too! Aren't girl friends the best? 

I am sure grateful for my friendship that has grown over the last year with my girl Ariel. Not only did we majorly start off on the wrong foot about four years ago but when we re met I thought for sure we could never be friends. I WAS SO WRONG! We clicked the minute with both decided to give it each other a real chance and basically have been inseparable ever since. Thank goodness for second chances right??

Another girl friend of mine is our amazing photographer Lori. She shot my engagements and entire wedding and has been my go to photographer ever since! She is so much fun to be around and makes you feel so comfortable in front of the camera! Just like hanging out with one of your closest girlfriends! 

I just don't even know what I would do without my gal pals! They are the ones I text with all day everyday. The ones I call when I'm sad or frustrated or happy! The ones who make me laugh when I am feeling down. And most importantly they are the ones that will eat crap food and watch scandy tv shows with me to pass the time! I LOVE my girlfriends and I know you do too! So lets celebrate them the best way we know how! CLOTHES!!!

Don't forget to enter HERE!

I am so glad to be back! I hope you are all still joining along in this journey of mine! Thank you for being patient with me over the last month! It's been a tough one….but I'M BAAAAACK!

xoxo

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Ring in the New Year!






Photography: Lori Romney// Tulle skirt c /o Bliss Tulle

I'm ringing in the New Year with bare feet and tulle…I can't think of anything better! 

But really, I cannot believe 2015 has snuck up on me so quickly! This last year sped by and drug on all at the same time. Which I realize sounds impossible but I'm sure you know what I'm talking about. 
This time last year we weren't even engaged…we hadn't even said "I love you" yet. Now we are happily married and more in love than ever. This time last year I was still new to the blogging scene and Utah scene. Now I don't get lost every time I leave my house and I have grown leaps and bounds along side this blog of mine. It is beyond crazy to me what can change in a year!

That being said. I am totally one for making plans and goals and needing a fresh start sort of push in the right direction. Some people are haters of New Years resolutions because they say they never work. For me I have seen so much change in myself and in my life over the last four years and it really does have a lot to do with making New Years resolutions. I LOVE the idea of the opportunity to start fresh. To look back and see what worked out the previous 365 days, and what didn't. Then to CHANGE those things that didn't. For some I suppose it just simply doesn't work. However, in my opinion, I don't see a better way to improve and make positive changes than to evaluate life and see where improvements need to be made, then settings goals to do so! 

So for me this upcoming year will be all about PRIORITIES. Yup, that's my official word of the year. I have definitely improved this over the years but I still am human and tend to let important people and important things fall by the way side. When I took the time to evaluate this and look back on the last year I was proud of myself in a lot of departments. Priorities however wasn't one of them. I tend to get so focused on working hard at one thing that the really important things can take a back seat. NO GOOD. So I guess my other word this year will be BALANCE. 

I am excited to work on these two goals/words over the next year and see how I can improve in these areas of life a bit more! I am excited to continue to work hard at my last years goals but also excited to learn to say no more often so I can really put what/who is important first!

2014 was one of my best years yet! Thanks to a lot of hard work paying off, a lot of unconditional love, a lot of adventures, and A LOT of courage.

2015 will bring even more of all of those things and I personally cannot wait to see it all unfold!

What are your goals or words for 2015?

xoxo