What a weekend! We had a bunch of work done on the house on Saturday, then my best friend Stef came up from San Diego Saturday evening to spend the night and then on Sunday we celebrated baby boy Manno! I honestly almost didn’t even have a sprinkle for this baby. We’ve been so busy lately that I haven’t had any time to even think about a sprinkle, never mind plan one. But my amazing friend Leila Lewis took the reins and planned it for me which was so special. I’ll have a whole blog post about it next week! And it will be in this coming weeks issue of People magazine! So make sure to pick up a copy! Can’t wait to share all the details with you.
And I want to thank you guys for all your advice on what dress to wear. I shared the five dresses below with all of you and asked which one I should wear.
In the end I went with the Rachel Pally maxi dress with the navy palm tree print. I think it just fit the theme best which is why I chose it. Plus it was really comfortable! However, I almost went with the white dress I’m wearing in these pictures. In fact, I had this dress on and was headed out the door, hence these photos, and then last minute decided to change. Because one, I wanted to wear flats to the beach (which is where my shower was). And two, last minute I had a change of heart and decided to wear blue instead of white to the shower. This little white dress would’ve totally worked though. I was just going to tie a blue ribbon in my hair.
Honestly, I went back-and-forth so much between the two dresses that I kind of wish I could’ve worn both somehow! One thing I love about this white dress is that it’s actually not a maternity dress. I cannot wait to wear it when I’m not pregnant! I mean, I think it looks super cute with my bump, but I think it will look even better and more flattering when I don’t have this big belly underneath it. I absolutely love the white linen material and I just think it’s so girly and flirty. And how cute is the bow in the back!? I just think it’s so darling! I’m wearing a medium FYI.
And I’m pretty pumped about these new shoes I just got. Yes, I know what you’re thinking – how could I wear such a high heel when I’m pregnant? But the truth is block heels are just so much more comfortable than the stilettos, so it’s really not bad. And I thought with all the fabric in the dress, along with my big belly, I needed some height. The shoes that I’m wearing come in a couple different neutral colors as well as a bunch of other colors! They’re just a great staple you have to have in your closet to wear all spring and summer long.
My purse couldn’t be more perfect for the dress. It just screams spring time, and when we took these photos I couldn’t help but throw some tulips in there.
Now that I think of it, I think my earrings couldn’t be more perfect with the dress either. I love the white on white and the style of the earring is cute and playful to go with the dress. I added a big floppy sun hat and the look is complete!
In fact, now that I’m writing about this outfit and looking at these pictures, I almost wish I did wear this to my baby shower! Don’t get me wrong, I really love the other dress I wore too, but I just love everything about this look. Like I said above, I can’t wait to wear it after the baby comes!
Anyway, today I’m off to the Steve Harvey show to be a part of one of his panels. I believe it airs tomorrow. I’m pretty excited about it! I still have to pinch myself every day when I realize I get to do all this for a living. I feel so fortunate and it’s not lost on me how lucky I truly am. Hope you guys tune in!