The Most Special Photo Shoot

Throughout my pregnancy I haven't kept up with bump photos, I've been slacking on writing in my pregnancy journal, and with the exception of this dress I haven't purchased any maternity clothes. But the one thing I knew I had to make sure happened was a maternity photo shoot with H to capture the end of the pregnancy before baby girl arrives.







*She's going to be our lil' pumpkin born in October*



"A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous" ~ Coco Chanel


Leopard is a Neutral

One of my favorite patterns to mix is leopard, especially this time of year. I just can't get enough, and I love adding splashes of it with accessories such as shoes, clutches, or sunnies.
Leopard is a Neutral
Phone Case - Kate Spade | Foldover Clutch - Clare V. | Sunnies - Le Specs | Crisscross Top - Forever 21 | Jeans - AG | Espadrilles - Soludos | Shift Dress - J. Crew at Nordstrom 

What are some of your favorite leopard pieces?

Black and Blue

After browsing Pinterest, I decided to pull the trigger on this chiffon dress since I loved the color and the beautiful detailing on the back. Plus it was a win-win at only $14.99! It's so flowy and comfy, and was perfect for a night down by the riverwalk and out with friends.

Dress - Cupshe | Sandals - Michael Kors | Bag {similar} - Kate Spade | Double Ring and Necklace - Kendra Scott | Cuff {similar} - Express | Sunnies - Tory Burch







Shower Weekending

Such a fabulous weekend, and I can't rave enough about my amazing girlfriends who threw me the most thoughtful and beautiful baby shower.



Emily and the girls pulled out all the stops, and threw me a travel themed shower complete with a full brunch, headband making station, and a mimosa bar (with my own bottle of bubbly to enjoy once baby girl arrives).


How fun and colorful is this mimosa station that Emily put together? So pretty!






*Headband making station











*Even Miss Roxy made a surprise cameo at the end*


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Joining Biana and Meghan for Weekending
and
Erin for Weekend Snapshots
*Cheers to a fabulous week*

Friday Celebrations

Happy Friday! I'm super excited for this weekend's festivities, and can't believe we're going into the last official weekend of summer. Even though we'll still have "summer temps" here in the sunshine state for another month or two, I will be ready to decorate and bake all the fall treats!


1. It was bittersweet to say goodbye to my Bar Method family on Wednesday, as I made the tough decision to freeze my membership with baby girl being officially full term next week. My past year at the barre studio has been strengthening and inspiring, and the instructors were among the first to know about my pregnancy so that I could modify certain moves to keep the baby and myself safe. I owe my minimal swelling and back pain along with the healthy pregnancy weight gain to keeping up with this intense yet low impact workout.




2. I may be a little late to the game on this, but I am super excited about the Nordstrom and J. Crew collab! All our favorites are now available with free shipping all the time! I'll take all the fun bright colored pants and shorts and pretty necklaces please and thank you!
J. Crew and Nordstrom Collab
Deck Stripe Tee | Crystal Blossom Necklace | Shirting Stripe Ruffle Top | Rider Italian Leather Mini Bag | Rhodes Italian Pants | City Trench Coat

3. Florals... for spring? Groundbreaking... but florals for fall? Yes please! Just add darker colors like this Alice + Olivia Clyde Shift Dress - perfect for fall with a jacket and some ankle booties.


Or this Nicholas Floral Bow Strapless Dress - so effortlessly pretty and breezy for fall!  I'd pair it with a beautiful statement necklace and leather jacket.


4. As much as I love Bath and Body Works 3 wick candles, I'm also a huge fan of Yankee Candles especially for fall and Christmas scents. You can score a double deal at Bed Bath and Beyond right now, as the below scents are the "fragrances of the month" at 25% off plus you can use the 20% off coupons that come in the mail on top of the discounted price.
Autumn Wreath - my fav!
 
Spiced Pumpkin

Autumn in the Park


Pumpkin Pie

5. I'm excited to see what my girls have planned for baby girl's shower this weekend. Everything is a complete surprise, except I know that I'll be donning the dress from this post for the occasion.




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