Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Neon Florals | Pink Blush Maternity Maxi

Today marks the official start of Summer, though having already experienced a few weeks in the 90’s, we’ve been feeling the heat in more ways than one. Combine that with the fact that I am just about 35 weeks pregnant (cue the freak out!) so I have been living for lightweight dresses like this that keep me cool. On one hand, being pregnant in the Summer is amazing because dresses are infinitely more comfortable than jeans, plus, it’s much more simple having to think about one piece of clothing vs. two.  On the other hand, it’s not as easy to spend as much time outside as I’d like to on those scorching days…typically, I would be at the lake, on the boat, our sitting on our deck during every free moment but when it’s so hot that you sweat walking to the car, AC seems like a much more pleasant option. 

HOWEVER...Lately, I have been dying to sit in a pool, whether it's in ground, above ground or inflatable. I'm not picky here, friends but me and my bikini have been dreaming of floating in a large amount of water and if it was conveniently located in my backyard, even better. Apparently my husband was listening intently during my ranting sessions because a giant blow up pool showed up at our doorstep the other day and he said it was to keep his wife and baby nice and cool...I just about melted. It's the little things like this that make this experience a little easier and I am so lucky to have him by my side. P.S. Stay tuned for photo documentation of me, possibly sprawled across this guy in a kiddie pool...I have no shame.

As for this dress, the minute I put it on, I was wishing I have 10 more just like it. In the world of maternity clothes, it's the ultimate feel good outfit, not only because I would wear this kind of style on a regular basis but I also found it to be super flattering which can be hard come by during week 35. When my cousin saw me in this dress, she said, "Seriously? That's what I looked like at 4 months pregnant!" Full disclosure, that is not how I feel but nonetheless, she made me feel really good about myself. I've tried my best to eat healthy (after the first trimester, that is -- holy ice cream obsession!), fit regular walks into my schedule and keep busy around the house to stay in the best shape I can as I get close to the end so I appreciate the kind words from Family and friends. It's nice because I imagine I will also get some use out of pieces like these for weeks after the baby arrives so I feel good about building some staple Summer pieces into my maternity wardrobe.

Thanks for stopping by today! Xo


Dress: c/o Pink Blush
Shoes: Dolce Via for Target - similar
Bag: Acquired from Cheryl at our last Swap Party - similar here
Sunnies: T&J Designs