To My Baby Girl…

To My Sweet Baby Girl…

The colors and textures of your nursery are not just any design thrown together; each piece is a symbol of my hopes and dreams for you and your perspective on life as your grow:

Baby Girl's Nursery Inspiration

ANTIQUE WHITE * RUFFLE PINK * SILVER BLING

ANTIQUE WHITE

* I hope you never forget your roots.

* I hope you stay down to earth and never think the world owes you anything.

* I hope that if you want something, you work hard to obtain it.

* I hope you’re not afraid to get dirty, go camping and play sports with the boys.

* I hope you appreciate the small things in life that money can’t buy.

* I hope you never take sunsets, beaches and the ocean for granted.

* I hope you don’t take yourself or this life too seriously.

* I hope you’ll never judge anyone at first glance.

* I hope you keep your balance – life will try to teeter-totter you in extreme directions.

* I hope that if you end up regretting something, you find a way to fix it enough so you can find peace within yourself.

 

RUFFLE PINK

* I hope that you make wishes on shooting stars, dandelions, and pennies tossed in fountains.

* I hope you handle this life with grace, through the good times and bad.

* I hope, when you are young, that you believe in fairy dust, magic wands and all things make-believe.

* I hope you keep your manners and poise – it’s amazing how far they’ll get you in life.

* I hope you notice and appreciate nice gestures by others.

* I hope you are optimistic and always look at the glass as half full.

* I hope you keep a sense of class and dignity about you, always.

* I hope you recognize natural beauty.

* I hope you build a strong enough wall around your heart so you don’t get taken advantage of, but a weak enough wall so the right person will be able to tear it all down.

 

SILVER BLING

* I hope you have a diva side (just to keep others on their toes).

* I hope you have just enough edge to take the leap.

* I hope you dance when it rains, laugh when you fall and speak your mind when it counts.

* I hope you have a fiery side, only when it’s necessary.

* I hope you chase your dreams.

* I hope that you define your own success and then stop at nothing until it’s obtained.

* I hope that you never let anyone kill your spirit.

* I hope you have confidence but not arrogance.

* I hope you’re not afraid to stand up for what you believe in.

* I hope you know that you’re as good as any boy, probably better.

* I hope you never settle.

Baby Vogue

After my family baby shower in Sacramento, California, it quickly became apparent that little miss thang is going to own way more clothes than me. Our friends and family have already spoiled her rotten with so many cute outfits, and I’m in love with every single one of them! One of my favorite things to do is hang all of her little clothes on the little pink hangers and place them in her closet (color coordinated, obvi) – it just makes everything feel real. Baby girl is going to be here before we know it and she’s going to rock these outfits. Here’s a look at some of my favorites so far (and I highly recommend you listen to Madonna’s Vogue heard here while browsing…you know you’re tempted):

1. A little wrap shirt with footed leggings from Under the Nile. 100% handpicked organic Egyptian cotton and looks so cuddly and warm.

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2. The cutest dress and polk-a-dot sweater from Carter’s. I love this one because baby girl has so many pink outfits and this one spunks it up with bright yellow.

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3. As a huge Top Gun (and aviator) fan, I love this “Danger Zone” onesie from Etsy (thanks Auntie Jac!)

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4. “5, 6, 7, 8 keep it movin, 1 and 2…” I mean, this little gray sweatsuit outfit from Carter’s is just too much for words.

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5. I wish you could touch the fabric on this outfit so you can appreciate the softness, but the name brand says it all: Feather Baby. And I just can’t handle the ruffled bell-bottoms – so chic! And if you live in Sacramento, check out this line at the cutest baby store in town, Puddles, A Children’s Shoppe.

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6. This one melts my heart – so soft and furry and yes, those are baby bear footsies and baby bear ears on the hood – from Carter’s –  Dying!

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7. We bought this one for Little Miss Helms on our Babymoon in Lake Arrowhead. We found it at a cute little children’s shop, Tattle Tails, in the village.

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8. I love this bright blue onesie with little sunglasses and the pink flower broche from the Circo baby line at Target – so stinkin’ cute and so San Diego! (Peace, baby)

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9.  I know, this is not technically an outfit. But it is the cutest baby bath robe and slippers I’ve ever seen! Can’t wait for our little monkey to wear this after bath time! From the Baby Starters line available at Buy Buy Baby.

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…Vogue, vogue, vogue, vogue…..

The Top 10 Maternity Outfits I’m Loving for Fall

I just need to get this off my chest – most maternity clothes are not cute. In fact, most are a single thread away from hideous. I was just about to write-off maternity clothes altogether and accept my dreaded fate of wearing my husband’s oversized t-shirts and sweatpants when I came across some great brands who offer some (dare I say it out loud) stylish pieces. Because who says pregnant women can’t rock the latest fashion trends?

Here are my Top 10 maternity outfit picks that I’m loving for Fall 2013:

1. Isabella Oliver Leather Legging from ASOS: I’ve been pinning tons of leather pants on my My Style Pinterest board, promising myself that next fall/winter I’d be able to wear this trendy piece. But alas, Elizabeth Oliver came to the rescue with maternity leather leggings, available at ASOS!

Isabella Oliver Leather Legging from ASOS

2. Isabella Oliver Swing Dress from ASOS: The perfect casual dress for San Diego “fall” weather! Just add some trendy ankle boots and this look is complete!

Isabella Oliver Swing Dress from ASOS

3. Luxlight Rugby Stripe Pullover from Gap Maternity: If this piece is not Sunday-football worthy then I don’t know what is.  So cute, I want one in every color.

Luxlight rugby stripe pullover from Gap maternity

4.  Mama Dress from H&M: I think they meant hot Mama in the description. Can you ever go wrong with a piece from H&M? (the answer is no.) Love the color and the belt and I especially love this with tights and ankle boots!

Mama Dress H&M

5. Maternity Exclusive Body-Conscious Dress In Lace With Ribbon Detail from ASOS: Perfect for any fancy event scheduled this Fall. Also looks good with a mock-tini in hand.

Maternity Exclusive Body-Conscious Dress In Lace With Ribbon Detail from ASOS

6. Maternity Midi Tulip Dress With Ruching from ASOS: I’m just so excited that this dress comes in navy! Classic, gorgeous and a must-have for any special occasion happening between the months of September and November.

Maternity Midi Tulip Dress With Ruching from ASOS

7.  The Hang-out Dress from Hatch CollectionComfort and style meets shabby-chic. I like how this look is easy and comfortable (two big pluses when you’re pregnant).

the hang-out dress from hatch collection

8.  Mama Jersey Top from H&M: Simple and easy to pair with any skinny maternity jeans or leggings.

mama jersey top - H&M

9.  Maternity Knitted Dress With V Neck and Pleated Waist from ASOS: the pleated waist and v-neck make this a prego show-stopper. It would also look great with some textured tights and ankle boots.

Maternity Knitted Dress With V Neck and Pleated Waist from ASOS

10. Madison Marcus Long Sleeve Zip Front Maternity Sweater from A Pea in the Pod: I can’t help but love everything in stripes this year. The zipper makes it unique and stylish and are those (gasp) leather pants to pair this with? Amazing!

Madison Marcus Long Sleeve Zip Front Maternity Sweater

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