Fashion,  Pregnancy

Stars and Stripes


Fashion & Faith

Happy Fourth of July! So far, today has been great for me. I have the day off, which is wonderful (except I’ll have to work tomorrow, which means I can’t stay up too late…), and I slept in till an uprecedented 9:30. You guys, when you’re pregnant, sleeping in is even better. It’s like heaven.

The weather isn’t looking too promising but I’m going to have faith in the forecast, which says it’ll be sunny and in the 70’s by one o’clock. I hope. The clouds this morning do allow me to wear this cardigan, but I’m sure I’ll be losing it later.


Do you all have any exciting plans for today? I’m off to a barbecue lunch with my husband at his workplace very soon, and then I have to go grocery shopping (which might be torture since it’s the 4th and I’m sure everyone will be out), clean the house, and then go to my parents’ for steak and corn on the cob… and then hopefully I’ll be able to stay awake long enough to see a few fireworks. 1

I bought this dress from Modcloth a really long time ago (okay, like… a little over six months ago… which I guess is a long time) to wear to my rehearsal dinner, and I don’t know why I’ve never worn it for the blog. I LOVE the lace, and it’s got this great low back to it. The only thing I didn’t like was how short the underskirt was. My mom added about five inches to the lining, because seriously: if I sat down in the orginal underskirt, there was nothing between me and the lace. I saw those same complaints in other reviews, but it was too pretty to pass up, and really it’s an easy fix.



Just let me know if you guys ever get tired of seeing bump pictures. And I’ll roundly ignore you and go right on posting them. Ha! I love the baby bump. I’m happy that I’m showing soon, and that it’s (hopefully) obvious it’s a baby bump.


I really  need to find some replacement shoes, because these — much like my often-worn brown retro shoes– are starting to fall apart. Does anyone know of an affordable lookalike? Or a site with retro-inspired shoes that don’t cost an arm and a leg?


Modcloth: Dress
Thrifted: Cardigan, belt, heels
Made: Flower crown
Old: Earrings

Have a beautiful 4th!


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