Friday, May 25, 2018

LITTLE MATCHING TODDLERS...



Liam: TOP // SHORTS // SHOES // BELT // Madeline: ROMPER // SHOES // HAT // TOTE

Aren't these two toddlers just the cutest in their coordinated outfits?! Baby outfits are so fun to put together, especially in the summer when you can play with all the colors. Liam loves playing with his cousin Madeline. They can play for hours and hours. Which is much needed sometimes because they occupy themselves. I'll have my hand full when I become a Mother to two babies in August. 

One of my favorite places to shop for baby clothes is Janie and Jack. I've been shopping there since Liam was born and am so excited to start shopping their girl selection. I personally love their refreshing and trendy pieces. It's so much fun to style your babies in outfits that you probably wish came in your size. With it being about 100 degrees in Houston, it's so important to keep babies in light clothing. Liam LIVES in shorts during the summer, you won't see him in pants until September and Madeline loves dresses and rompers. Liam actually chose his shirt out because he's obsessed with all animals. We paired the coral colored shorts with it because it was such a pretty pop of color. If there's one thing to be said about Madeline, it's that she loves her accessaries. She carries her tote everywhere with her. Her stripe romper is also just so so adorable! 

Janie and Jack has several summer collections and are always releasing mini collections as well. Their sale is an additional 20% off and majority of Liam and Madeline's pieces are on sale.

Thank you so much for reading!

xo,
Annie

*Photos by Banavenue


*Thank you Janie and Jack for sponsoring this post, as always all opinions are my own

Monday, May 21, 2018

NEUTRAL JUMPSUIT...





JUMPSUIT: Leith (size medium) // SHOES: Sam Edelman // BAG: The Vintage Contessa // BRACELET: David Yurman & David Yurman

Liam and I spent the entire weekend at the Golden Nugget pool and it was so much fun! Ever since Liam started his swim lessons, he has been more comfortable being in the water. A little too comfortable at times. He's not afraid to jump in the water so I have to make sure to keep my eye on him every.single.second. We try to go to Lake Charles once a month during the summer so get a little break. We absolutely love it and recommend a weekend visit. Even if you have children. It is a casino but there things to do for everyone of all ages. 

We got back last night and plan on doing nothing today. We have ANOTHER trip tomorrow with some of my Momma friends and their babies to Waco. We've all been wanting to visit Magnolia Market for a while and this week happened to be open for all of us. Follow along on my stories to see our Mom and mini adventure.

I know I've been sharing TONS of dresses lately so I thought it was time to mix it up a bit. When I saw this nude jumpsuit hanging on the rack, I was hoping that it would fit on my pregnant body. When it did, I didn't hesitate one bit. I love how it makes me look like a super put together chic mom, lol. I grabbed a size medium because it does have a waist band. If I wasn't pregnant, I would have chose my regular size (small). I love the illusion that it gives; high waisted pants and a clean white cami. 

I styled my outfit with this Louis Vuitton speedy and it really ties in the entire outfit. All neutrals. The Vintage Contessa carries a huge variety of pre-loved designer bags at discounted prices and that's where this speedy is from. Louis Vuitton was my very first designer bag and it was worth every single penny. In my experience, my Louis Vuitton bags have held up for YEARS! I'm pretty rough on my bags; I fill them with books, diapers, water bottles, and everything a mom could possibly need. 

Thank you so much for reading!

xo, 
Annie

*Photos by Banavenue 


Friday, May 18, 2018

ROAD TRIP TO AUSTIN...


DRESS: Chicwish // SHOES: Treasure & Bond // BAG: Cult Gaia // BRACELET: David Yurman & David Yurman

Happy Friday! We took a little road trip to Austin Wednesday for Reward Style's City Tour. Even though everyone was fighting for the fan and sweating their butts off (because it was basically 100 degrees), I'm glad I made the drive for the event. To be honest, I didn't even know what was going to happen at the event. It was basically a social gathering of Texas based Reward Style bloggers to celebrate the achievements that Reward Style has accomplished since the LiketoKnowit app launched. I personally love going to these events because I feel that I can relate and talk to everyone. Everyone I spoke to was so sweet and sincere. It's also funny when you've been following someone on Instagram that you've never met and then you finally met them and feel as if you've been friends for awhile. I finally met Janna and she's so so sweet! Yall should definitely check out her page.

It has been extremely hot this week so I'm still living in maxi and midi dresses. My baby bump has also doubled in size so it's super each to wear longer length dresses because my short dresses are a little too short. I'm a big fan of white on white because it's refreshing and very clean. My dress isn't maternity but is PERFECT for expecting mother's. Swap out the wedges for a pair of flat sandals and it makes the perfect beach vacation outfit. 

Especially if I have to bend down to pick up Liam. While we were in Austin, we basically shopped and ate the entire time. I've been to Austin several times and it's a city that's unique. They have delicious authentic food there. My favorite place to get breakfast tacos is Juan in a million. I try to stop here every time I'm in the city. They are known for their "Don Juan", which is a tower of eggs, potato, bacon, and cheese. It's only $6 and makes about 3-5 breakfast tacos. It was on Man vs. Food so you know it has to be good.  We also ate at 24 Diner and it was delicious too. They serve comfort food and the best part is that their breakfast menu is served all day. I had the french toast platter and it's in my top 5 best breakfast meals. We went shopping at The Domain yesterday and it's a great area to shop and/or eat. They have several local stores that you can't find at your typical mall. Liam and I stopped at Sugarfina to grab a few goodies. Apparently, they're opening 2 locations in Houston soon.

We're heading out to Lake Charles this weekend for some relaxing pool time. Liam and I are hitting up 4 cities in Texas within 2 weeks! I'm thankful to have my sister travel with us to help with Liam. I hope everyone has a great Friday!

Thank you so much for reading! 

xo,
Annie

*Photos by Banavenue 


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

FEELING POSITIVE ABOUT MY BODY CHANGES DURING PREGNANCY...



SWIMSUIT: ASOS (on sale for $22, white version) // COVER UP: ASOS // BAG: Cult Gaia // BRACELET: David Yurman & David Yurman

Writing a bathing suit post was something I never thought I was going to do, especially when I wasn't in the best shape of my life. I'm not going to lie when I found out I was pregnant, I wasn't too excited about my body changes. The main reason for that was that two months prior to getting pregnant, I had planned out a new workout and diet routine to get my body into the best shape EVER! As I mentioned before, this pregnant was a wonderful surprise. So the news did come suddenly. 

In my first trimester, I didn't stop my workout routine, I did a less intense version of it (that my doctor approved of). After I was told I had a slight case of Placenta Previa, my lifestyle changed in an instance. I was bummed that I couldn't continue to stay in shape because I knew what was more important, keeping the baby healthy and safe.

 With Liam's pregnancy, I was working out up until 8 months and I feel that that was a big reason as to why my labor was easy and my recovery time was less than 2 weeks. Keeping your body healthy, regardless if that's diet or fitness is actually so beneficial. It isn't just about looking "good". 

I finally told myself, "you're only pregnant a few times in your life, enjoy everything you can about it because in 9 month's it'll all be over". This might be the last time I get pregnant because Tommy and I discussed that if this baby was a girl, it would be our last one. We'd have one of each. After getting over my ridiculous feeling of not being "in shape" with my second pregnant, I started to accept and enjoy the fact that I'm gonna have that Michelin Man body for the next couple of months. Reminding myself that nothing is more important than the health of my daughter overrules everything! My children will always come first and I'm willing to sacrifice everything, big or small. This summer, I'll be sport my big baby bump in this bikini, along with all my extra pudge with no cares in the world. It's important to feel positive about the changes your body goes through during pregnancy, because you're creating a real human being. The fact that women can do that is one of the most amazing miracles on this earth. Stay positive about all these changes and embrace them while you can because 9 months will past by sooner than you think. 

Sizing details: I'm wearing a US 4 in both my swimsuit and cover up. They both fit really well. If you're not pregnant, I recommend staying with your normal size. If you're expecting, I size up a size or 2 so it'll last longer for your growing belly. This swimsuit is not padded at all, it's like pulling up a body suit. There is a busty version here.

Thank you so much for reading! 

xo, 
Annie

*Photos by Banavenue 


Thursday, May 10, 2018

TROPICAL PRINT...


DRESS: Pink Lily (this one is super cute too!) // SHOES: Marc Fisher // BAG: Pink Lily // BRACELET: David Yurman & David Yurman

Happy Thursday! Liam and I have a busy day ahead of us. We have a lunch with our friends and their  babies, a doctors visit, and I have a spa date night with some girlfriend tonight. We've been spending a lot of our time at the park and splash pads lately. It's already in the 90's here in Texas and all I can think about is planning a mini vacation to somewhere tropical. We can't leave the states until the baby is born so somewhere down south will have to work.

 I'm typically not big on prints but I will definitley make an exception for this maxi dress. This print is super darling too! I'm so so in love with the floral and leaf print. It all contrast so pretty against the pink too! I've been gravitating towards maxi dresses lately because they flow so well and are bump friendly. 

Thank you so much for stopping by! 

xo,
Annie

*Photos by Banavenue 

 

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