• Fashion,  Pregnancy

    How to style maternity for winter

    How to style maternity for winter This adorable Amazon retro maternity dress was an immediate buy. I almost always reach for more bodycon styles once I get to about halfway through my pregnancy, and with its bell sleeves, plaid, and longer length it’s a great modern alternative to actual vintage maternity wear. True vintage maternity is often tent-like, and that’s not a look I love. But then there’s the conundrum: how to style maternity for winter? Over the past week and in this coming week I am working on a video of both true vintage and modern-to-vintage winter maternity outfits because I remember past pregnancies feeling a bit lost in…

  • Pregnancy

    Outfit Repeating | vintage-inspired maternity outfit

    Quite unintentionally, I wore this outfit last year on the very same day. This year, I’m calling it a vintage-inspired maternity outfit. Because it is vintage-inspired, and I am pregnant. Last year, it was just an outfit that made me happy. One of my biggest goals this year, as I go into pregnancy and maternity wear, is to purchase as little as I have to and make what I already own work. Or, if I truly need something, to make myself vintage-inspired maternity outfits instead of buying them. I’ve fallen into the habit of thrifting almost everything in my wardrobe. But I have a massive excess of both clothing AND…

  • Photography,  Pregnancy

    Outdoor maternity photoshoot: 28 weeks

    Today, I hit 28 weeks of pregnancy, and realized that it was time to do maternity photos! Of course, my self-shot photoshoots are never as good as the ones I get to do of other people, but I still love doing them. I shot Asa’s at 28 weeks as well, and it’s kind of interesting to see the differences between the two. With Asa, I wanted incredibly pared down, makeup-less, super simple, and all of the focus to be on the belly. This time around, I wanted to be flowing and ethereal and beautiful and… well, all of the focus is still on the belly. And I didn’t intentionally get…

  • Fashion,  Life,  Pregnancy

    Real life versus blog life

    We have deer that just hang out in our yard. They were out today. I love them. Do you ever find that, reading back through blog posts or looking at pictures, your blog life seems much more beautiful than your real life? I read on one of those forums I mentioned earlier (GOMI, if you’re curious, which provides some great insight, a lot of laughter (for me), and maybe some hurt if you’re one to take offense easily) that several people have seen fashion bloggers “in the wild” and they dress nothing like their blogging selves, or act nothing like their online persona. On one hand, I want to semi-defend…

  • Fashion,  Pregnancy

    1960’s wiggle dress and playing dress up

    One of the things I love about having a blog is that it allows me to wear and share things that I can’t wear for more than the time it takes to shoot the outfit, or I just don’t wear because… still trying to get over that inner fear of being different in public. This outfit falls into the former group (and maybe a little bit into the latter, but mostly the former.) The dress itself is made of material that stretches, but the lining does not. Therefore, the lining hikes up to just under my belly/over my butt when I walk, and it’s impossible to bend over or reach…