Archives

classic & comfortable: dressing the bump

As the weeks continue throughout this pregnancy, I’m getting more and more creative with my existing wardrobe. Let’s just say elastic waistbands have become a hero item in my wardrobe! Even though my jeans still fit (miraculously), by the end of the day at work I want to rip them off, or at least unbutton them, and let’s be honest–neither one is a good look. Gotta love being 6 months pregnant!

maternity fashion  Continue Reading…

our gender reveal

Recently, we had the experience of hosting a gender reveal party for our friends and family. I had actually never been to one (turns out a lot of the guests hadn’t either), so I wasn’t really sure where to start with planning or what to expect. Hello, Pinterest!

_N3A1508c

We made the party pretty relaxed but also wanted to make sure our guests  joined in on the fun! The easiest way for us to do that? A dress code, of course! On our invites, we asked people to dress in either blue or pink depending on their guess for gender. We participated as well, because we didn’t peek at the results and we wanted to be just as surprised as everyone else. I might have worn something with blue and pink 😉

_N3A1641c _N3A1651c

tank 2

tank 3

We also had guests bring a food or drink item in lieu of gifts. Since the party was over 60 people, this really helped us operationally to make sure there was enough for everyone. Special shoutout to Tank Brewery for providing a keg of LA FINCA for our guests to sip on– out of pink and blue cups, of course.

tank brewerytank brewery

Then came the actual purpose of the party: cutting into the cake to see if we were having a boy or a girl! I was pretty sure it was going to be a boy, mainly because my pregnancy has been very mild and everyone tells me that girls tend to make you sick more, and also that you carry a different way.

gender party

gender party ideas_N3A1568p

I am learning that many of these old wives tales are exactly that — because sure enough, when we finally found the colored center, it was pink!

gender party cake

Processed with VSCO with a6 preset

 

We had an amazing afternoon, and it was so fun to celebrate with our friends and family. Now, time to start shopping for a baby GIRL!

On moi: Floral dress, jewel tone necklace, platform heels (at first), flat sandals (after several hours on my feet).