I can’t even believe it! I’m 40 weeks along today, and still no sign of our baby girl. Perhaps she’s feeling a bit timid to enter this world, and I don’t blame her—it can be a scary place—but I keep reassuring her all will be well. With the nursery nearly complete, one of my favorite things to do is sit in the rocker and read the most darling baby books. Two of my favorites include the stories of Coco Chanel and Audrey Hepburn—both emphasize big dreams start with small beginnings. These types of inspirational stories have always given me motivation throughout the years, and I hope these little books do the same for our sweet girl. My hope for her is she’ll dream big, shoot for the stars and pursue her God-given talents and passions (just one of the many things I ponder these days, as we wait for her debut!).
In other, less serious news, I’d like to share two maternity looks with you. Up until recently, I’ve been able to sneak around maternity clothing by wearing billowy dresses and tops. However, these last few weeks I’ve really needed a bit more to cover the bump. The Kimi and Kai maternity line is great, not only for its stylish maternity wear, but it works well postpartum for nursing (there are zippers just underneath the cascading ruffles). If you’re considering investing in maternity clothes, below I share two pretty dresses from this brand that work swimmingly for Summer.
For a more casual weekend look, I paired this punchy-pink dress with an oversized hat (which you’ve probably noticed I’ve been wearing all Summer long—also seen here), straw bag and platform sneakers. I randomly came across these shoes on the sale rack at Macy’s (for $20!!!). Aren’t they fun?! They pair great with shorts, dresses or jeans. And most of all, you can’t beat the price! This dress also makes for a sophisticated office style, paired with pumps.
For this seaside, striped summer dress, I opted for comfy wedges (last seen here) paired with an eyelet bandana (I’ve been wearing this little guy on repeat, as a neck scarf, headband and bag accessory—I just love it!). A white blazer would give this dress a more elevated look that could easily be worn to the office, or to dinner.
Both of these dresses are quite versatile, and can be worn postpartum for nursing—making it a good investment with longevity. If you’re shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (which runs through August 6), the Kimi and Kai brand offers a few other pieces on sale: I love this blush flutter sleeve top, and sleek black dress, both under $60.
I’ll keep y’all posted on what happens with the baby—crossing my fingers she comes soon—but if she’s got my Latin blood, she’ll surely be late to the party. Come on baby!
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