33 WEEK PORTRAIT

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These might be might favorite maternity portraits so far.  This Boys + Arrows swimsuit & robe are just so feminine and make me feel so pretty with my big ol' belly.  These were last week's 33 week portraits. (I'm 34 weeks today). Gosh it is flying by!!!

We started birthing classes last week and so far it has been a very great and interesting experience.  It practically brought on a full therapy session the whole way home between James and I, and I think that is a really good thing. 

We also had our baby shower this weekend.  It turned out so perfect and beautiful.  Since we had it at our house, I had been preparing for it for weeks, but the two days before the shower I had cleaned so much, and done so much that I worked myself up into a complete frenzy.  Stressed out, crying, uptight, exhausted.  Then the day of I felt so much better.  It was like a huge sigh of relief to know the day had finally arrived.  So many people came despite the nasty rainy weather, and no one seemed to care that we were packed like sardines in the house instead of getting to enjoy the backyard.  It made it feel very intimate, which is what I wanted anyway.  It was basically a bunch of people I love, all in one space together, having conversations, loving on each other, showering us with love, etc.  I honestly hate baby showers, all the games, etc... so I decided to just not do any of that at mine.  Just have people mingle and enjoy each other and that is just what we did.  It was so nice to see some people I hadn't seen in years.  And it warms my heart to know that alot of my parents old friends are still my friends, even long after they are gone. 

After my shower it literally took me two full days to recover.  My body was so sore I could barely walk and I was completely exhausted, mentally, physically, every which way.  And now I am having so much fun washing all the little clothes I have, and going through our sweet shower gifts.  What a blessing!

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OUTFIT DETAILS: swimsuit + robe - boys + arrows // bracelet - flourish leather // necklace - roots & feathers (from my personal collection)

32 WEEK PORTRAIT

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Finally getting around to posting last week's belly portraits.  These were taken at 32 weeks.  This has truly become one of my favorite weekly rituals that I look forward to.  I usually do them in the morning, along with my decaf coffee, and soak in the beautiful morning light in my window and whatever fresh flowers James bought me just for the photos.  I will treasure these photos forever.  I have never loved my belly more, I think I've already said that a million times, but it's true.  I've never really loved my belly, it's always been a place I try to hide, but pregnancy has completely changed that.  I wish I could walk around everywhere with it out!!!  And I know I only have a few weeks left of that feeling. 

Today we have another midwife appointment and start our birthing classes!  I'm a bit nervous about the classes, and I think James is too.  Mostly b/c it's something new and we don't know what to expect, and also b/c it really makes things feel more real and immanent. 

My baby shower is this sunday, and it's at my house, so I've been tirelessly working on keeping my house clean, rearranging, and setting things up.  I've made a million lists.  I probably should of had it somewhere else so I could just relax and show up, ha ha, but I thought it would be alot more personal and intimate to do it at our house.  I am just praying it doesn't rain like it is forecasted to.

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Find this awesome swimsuit at Boys + Arrows (so many cute suits) - Kimono is Spell & the Gypsy, but I don't think they have it anymore (all of their stuff is to die for though)

THREADS // T-SHIRT DRESS PART 3

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Part 3 of the T-shirt dress series with TobiThis one might not technically be a 'dress' but more of an oversized tshirt, but the long wispy sides of it make it feel like a dress.  I love love love this shirt.  It's so freaking cozy and cool.  I'm excited to wear it with my skinny jeans once I can squeeze back into them! 

For this look I layered it with some lacey bells from Nine Lives Bazaar, a twinning grey hat from Moorea Seal, and some statement accessories, like the agate necklace from Sun & Glory, cactus cuff from Little Hobo Bird & leather cuff from Flourish Leather.  This necklace from Sun & Glory was recently featured in the Free People catalog!  I'm so proud of my friend Annie and how far she has come.  Check out all her work featured on FP here!  And you might want to follow Flourish Leather on IG b/c tomorrow they are having some rad giveaways!

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Check out other styles on Tobi, they have lots of cute dresses, skirts, crop tops, jumpsuits, rompers, maxi dresses & so much more!  First time customers get 50% OFF THEIR PURCHASE!!!

THREADS // T-SHIRT DRESS PART 2

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Why is it such a natural thing to want to hold your belly in all photos when you are pregnant?  I never understood it before becoming pregnant, but it really is like a natural reflex!  Kind of funny. 

This is part two of styling a t-shirt dress.  This one is exactly like the one in my last post, but in a deep navy blue.  I layered this one with a bathing suit top, which I adore b/c it's so cute to use as a layering top in regular outfits too.  And the crochet vest I've had for a few years that I just love.  Flat comfy mocc booties from Minnetonka, and a hat (from Gypsy Warrior, but a few seasons ago). Necklace is from yours truly and can be found in my shop here.  The sliced leather bracelet below is from Flourish Leather.

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I'll be back soon with one more post on t-shirt dresses, and it's my favorite one!

Check out other styles on Tobi, they have lots of cute dresses, skirts, crop tops, jumpsuits, rompers, maxi dresses & so much more!