6 July 2011 – Stop and smell the flowers

July 6th, 2011 § 5 comments

Stop and smell the flowers


White tank – BE Maternity
Aqua tank – thrifted
Skirt – Motherhood maternity, inherited from E. from her 1st pregnancy
Sandals – Target
Necklace – gift from Costa Rica
Bangle – thrifted
Sunnies – hand me downs from mom


At this point in my pregnancy, it’s all about the little things: stopping and smelling the flowers, taking everything in at a slightly slower pace, and appreciating the small moments that make each day special before my family’s life takes on a drastic change.

When it comes to getting dressed, the same approach applies: it’s all about the small things. While I’ve outgrown many of my clothes at this point (I’m 37 weeks along, now considered ‘full term’), I can still fit into the ‘small’ things that make up my jewelry box and accessories drawer. So on days when I do shed the yoga sweats and make a bit of an effort, I spruce up the simple outfits I can still create with pops of color from my jewelry and accessories stash.


This approach not only works well when you’re pregnant but also when traveling. It’s the same principle I apply to packing for a trip; grab a few simple garments and let the accessories do the talking. They take up very little room in a suitcase but can wholly alter the feel and register of an outfit.

And speaking of travel, make sure to check back on Friday for our awesome Tom Bihn Tri-Sta bag giveaway! ~ S.

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§ 5 Responses to 6 July 2011 – Stop and smell the flowers"

  1. dotty says:

    hey lady, i just wanted to let you know how fabulous you look. you look so graceful and peaceful pregnant! good luck with the baby!

  2. Jane W. says:

    You look beautiful! I remember the final weeks of my pregnancy as a very special time….enjoy!

  3. penny says:

    This first picture is so beautiful S! You and E. manage to look so gorgeous while pregnant!

  4. Eleanorjane says:

    Wow, there’s a lot of baby in there! But as said above, you look graceful and peaceful. All best wishes…

  5. Nubby Tongue says:

    I can’t even imagine how excited you must be! How long do you have; two, maybe three weeks?!

    I think pattern is a good choice for simple dressing, too. A navy blue a-line wouldn’t have added nearly as much interest as this printed skirt did.

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