TOP 10 BUMP-FRIENDLY SUMMER DRESSES

This pregnancy is flying by and my bump is getting bigger by the day.  As a second time mama to be, truth be told, I’m not paying as much attention to every pregnancy detail as I did when I was pregnant with Naiya.  I don’t always know exactly how many weeks (days and hours) pregnant I am or what size vegetable this baby is as I did last pregnancy.  Instead, this time around, it’s all about keeping up with Naiya, making sure I make it through every work day in one piece and everything in between!  As overwhelmed as I’ve felt recently, one thing that makes me feel better is having fun styling the bump. I’ve noticed I feel so much better when I feel a bit put together each day.  Sharing one of my favorite dresses of the moment that’s comfy for pregnancy and beyond (and it’s currently on sale!).  I’m excited to also round up nine other summer dresses I’m eyeing that are bump-friendly even though they’re not maternity. Non-pregos, all of the below picks should work for you too!

DEBUTING BABY BUMP #2

A big thank you to all of you who reached out with the kindest words regarding our pregnancy announcement #2 on Instagram! I’m still pinching myself that Naiya is going to be a big sister and that we’ll be a party of four so soon! To recap: Phil and I are due with baby #2 this coming October!  It’s been such a crazy whirlwind of a few months–so much so that I’ve had to cut back on updates on here until now. So excited to explain why and to finally share all the things below that will get you up to speed!

HOW TO STYLE VINTAGE POLKA DOTS

TGIF! Finally posting after a few weeks of madness on our end that has precluded me from being able to do it all. I had to surrender and take a tiny break from writing which was so not easy!  Naiya had pink eye, Phil had the flu, then both of our families came to town.  It’s been a few weeks of craziness but I think we’re finally going to be able to come up from air this weekend. Sharing the latest and greatest with you today: a vintage-inspired look I’ve been living in. Absolutely in love with this polkadot top with an oversized bow. Sharing all of the details below.

MY FAVORITE ATHLEISURE WEAR

After weeks of gray, rainy weekends here in usual sunny California, the sun came out this weekend and it finally felt like spring. It’s been the perfect weather to wear some transitional pieces recently–especially in terms of workout wear. Sharing one of my favorite athleisure outfit combos with you today as well as some recent photos of Naiya. My mini is continuing to grow like a weed and I’m so not ready! That long hair! Doesn’t she look like a teenager in these photos?!

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR NEW MAMAS

Whenever a new baby is born to one of our family friends, my mom always calls me two seconds later asking for creative gift ideas for new mamas.  After having Naiya, we were showered with the sweetest, most creative gifts from friends and family.  I guess my mom assumes we’ve learned what new parents really need and she’s probably right! But at the end of the day, every new mom is different and coming up with the perfect gift is never easy. I do think I’ve found a pretty universal gift that new moms might not expect that they’ll end up cherishing for years to come. Sharing what this gift is with you today and where you can snag one at an affordable price too.