pink floral

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Dress: similar, Clutch: c/o Fancy Details Boutique, Pumps: Steven Madden, Necklace: Charming Charlie

 I used to avoid floral prints, because they reminded me of a 90’s family Easter picture. But, as with most things fashion, I’ve eventually gotten over my aversion, and come to appreciate a floral print… if done right. Is this “done right”? Maybe. Maybe not. But I like to experiment… And this is one of the loudest pieces I own. I mean, really, can you hear it? It’s screaming as loud as it can. ;-)

wardrobe staples

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A lace pencil skirt and a classic chambray button-down are two wardrobe staples that I find myself reaching for over and over. They both pair nicely with so many other pieces in my closet, and look fashionably effortless. This time, I decided to pair them with my new favorite pair of cobalt pumps and a great little clutch in a similar shade. This simple little outfit is one of my favorites on the blog.

Lorelai’s first Easter

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Lorelai’s photoshoot | part II

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6 weeks postpartum | And how to stay fit when you can’t even remember what sleep is

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This is my tummy, today. Two days shy of 6 weeks postpartum. I’m more proud of this stomach than I’ve ever been, not because it looks the best it ever has… But, because it helped me deliver a beautiful baby into the world. And, I’ve yet to do one single crunch or sit-up. This is the benefit of going into pregnancy with a healthy body, staying active throughout, and, most importantly, eating a clean diet. Abs really are made in the kitchen.

So, since I’ve yet to get more than three consecutive hours of sleep at night, I’m really grateful for the work that I put in before and during pregnancy, and for clean, healthy food. It really is the answer, when you have very little time to workout. I am looking forward to training these abs again, and becoming a lean, fit, active woman again! This time, with a little, adorable baby along for the ride.

P.S. That dark line running down the center of my stomach is called linea nigra. It comes with pregnancy, sometimes, and usually fades within a few months. Also, do you love my crying baby accessory?