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!

TUTU + SCARF DRESS

LA blogger, RELish's daughter, Naiya, wears a PatPat tutu

Writing from Reno-Tahoe where I’m spending a couple days away with my hubby. It’s only my second time away from Naiya since she was born and it was so hard to leave her! Phil convinced me to come with him on this business trip so that we could get a little time away together.  In the end, I’m so happy he convinced me!  Missing Naiya like crazy but it’s so refreshing to have a quick breather outside of Los Angeles (and to practice not being a #stagefiveclinger. We snapped these photos right before we left of Naiya in the cutest tutu dress and me in one of my favorite scarf dresses. Sharing our outfit details below as well as a few similar looks I’m eyeing at all different price points.

HOW TO REVAMP YOUR FAVORITE LBD THIS FALL

Most of us have at least one little black dress in our closets that we love to wear on repeat. After all, LBD’s are so classic and versatile, you really can’t go wrong wearing them on numerous occasions.  That said, you still want to be excited to wear them.  Sharing a new way I’ve been infusing new life into my LBD’s this fall to give them a whole new look. I’m excited to also round up some of Naiya’s 14 month photos where she is rocking the most adorable pink dress with a dainty little bow in front. Sharing our outfit details below as well as where to scoop up these uber-affordabe looks for mom and baby.

FAVORITE SHOPS FOR BABY GIRL HEADBANDS

Los Angeles blogger, RELish By Arielle, wears a gray Chicwish maxi skirt

Since I was almost entirely bald for the first year of my life (before my #bighairdontcare came in), my mom would spend hours hand-making me bows.  Apparently, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree because as soon as I learned Phil and I were having a baby girl, I couldn’t stop building up Naiya’s bow collection too.  Thankfully, I’ve found so many bows I love online, I don’t have to spend hours making them myself (because those of you who know me best know that I would totally do that!).  

MADEWELL COLLABORATION YOU CAN’T MISS

Los Angeles blogger, RELish By Arielle, wears a Madwell Karen Walker dress

Happy Monday! We spent the weekend celebrating Phil’s birthday with our little family. This year was so much more fun than last year because we don’t feel as insanely sleep deprived as we did with a newborn! I remember that simply keeping our eyes open last year to sing ‘happy birthday’ felt like the biggest task. This year, we had a lot more energy and I loved being able to focus on my hubby who has become the most amazing dad. Excited to jump into a new week in one of my favorite fall dresses. Sharing where to snag it, a collaboration you can’t miss and how I styled the look below.