Playing Catch-Up!

5.04.2016


Hello and happy Wednesday!  I apologize for being away so much lately, I've been sick again but am on the mends. I wouldn't say this pregnancy has been the worst of the three, that spot is reserved for my first but I will say I've definitely felt a lot more pain. I've been trying my best to keep my Tylenol usage to a min, unfortunately that's made being active difficult at times.

In these picts I'm 18 weeks! Yea! I'm almost caught up to where I am now! This is officially the most I've ever photographed myself pregnant. I look forward to looking back on these in the years to come and sharing them with my children.


I've mentioned this area before on instagram. It's such a cool place to take photos. Each side of the building tagged in graffiti and colorful art. I wanted to venture to the other side this past time, unfortunately there was another group taking photos and I just feel so awkward modeling in front of others. This spot used to be an old train station but it's not really being used anymore. It makes me tempted to come out here with my own paint and make a plain colored wall to model in front of. Colorado Springs really lacks awesome colored walls. Someone needs to fix that!



Outfit Details:
Dress: Fleet Collection (old company)
Cardigan: ModCloth
Belt: ModCloth (No longer selling)
Tights: Forever 21 (old)
Shoes: Francescas, Restricted Shoes (old)

I'm keeping this post short and sweet so I can jump right into another post soon. I hope everyone is having a wonderful week! Xoxo

Take Care & Enjoy
♥ Heather




Styling a Bump

4.06.2016


Hello beautiful readers! I'm back and again so soon (insert gasp and surprised emoji)! Although I've been behind on editing/posting photos I've been ahead on taking them. With all this new found energy that my second trimester has brought I find myself constantly picking up my camera.

In these photos I'm 18 weeks and this growing belly continues to be challenging but it's been fun to style, I can't wait to share more photos! I wish I had known more pregnant women in the past. Until recently, I've always been on my own with inspiration. I'll start by saying that I strongly dislike wearing my hair up. I swoon and dazzle over other women and their enchanting up-dos (like you Kristina!) but for some reason I always feel less than awesome when I do. Pregnancy also tends to give me a beautiful glow puffy face. It isn't as bad in these photos (I opted out of a few) but I'm currently feeling it.


I've also been feeling big as a house lately, which is crazy, because when I look back at photos I don't entirely look that way. I think seeing a big belly in front of me really creates the illusion. I can't remember if I felt the same way with my previous pregnancies. They say that when it's all over you forget the bad parts of being pregnant. I think in some ways that is really true, like looking back on a memory with foggy goggles. I remember getting sick and how difficult the after healing was but the day to day I don't. Living in Colorado also has its challenges, pregnant or not. In the springs, we are at 6,035 feet above sea level, that's higher than most. The air is thinner here and for some visiting, you will be affected. Pregnant women often experience shortness of breath but adding thinner air makes it all the more challenging. Walking up stairs while pregnant, and talking on the phone nearly kills me every time! I like to tell my girls I can see little pixies sometimes if I move around too much. While I'm perfectly okay I see stars in Colorado more often than I care to these days.


I'm thankful for skirts, like this one from ModCloth, and it's elastic back. It makes wearing skirts effortless. Actually I prefer elastic skirts all together, pregnant or not. I can never understand the women who complain in feedback about the elastic waist and wishing it didn't have it. Unless I plan to not eat all day or change after I do, I find a great many skirts uncomfortable to wear after eating. Elastic makes them breathe with me and adjust from a sitting and standing position. Not to mention I'm not always the same size during the month! What are your thoughts on skirts with an elastic waist band?


 I love the photo below. It was a bit windy that day and these darn skirts love to fly up on me! That is why I am never found without shorts underneath my dresses and skirts. Thank goodness for Forever 21 and their insanely cheap bicycle shorts! I like to buy these and these.


Outfit Details:
Headband: ModCloth
Top: (old) Forever 21
Skirt: ModCloth
Tights: You can find similar here
Shoes: (old) Pinup Girl Clothing

Take Care & Enjoy,
♥ Heather

Black White & lots of Red!

4.03.2016


Hello lovelies! It's been a while since my last post, but isn't that the story of my life lately?! I know eventually I'll write more frequent on here but I'm still trying to work that out. Anyhoo, I shared several of these photos on Instagram a while back and wanted to share the rest on here. I have several other photo shoots to share so I better get this on up first!

For those of you who have had children, did you find a style or pieces of clothing you preferred while pregnant? I've found myself getting more retro as I get bigger. I've always been into the 50's/60's but lately I've been punching it up a notch. My previous pregnancies I didn't really care and wore a lot of comfy clothes but it always left me feeling frumpy. There is something about vintage modern styles (complete with pin curls) that makes me feel amazing.

I bought this dress on sale a month ago and decided I better get a wear in before it's retired to my closet till after baby. In these photos I'm 17 weeks. A small still fits me fairly well especially when I push up the waist. Sadly the top is huge on me! I never understand why so many smalls have such huge tops. Usually if you are a small, your top is too (unless you got a boob job and that shouldn't really count). Sorry grumble moment. Haha I come across this all the time.



I have lots I want to share but because these photos are so behind, I'm going to save those thoughts for more current posts. I'm determined to get ahead!


I love the photo below. I was in a great mood that day and I dunno I guess it really showed towards the end of this shoot. Gotta take those good pregnancy days where I can get them.


I had to share the photo below! Haha a lot of my photos tend to be filled with these (or me being weird). When my husband is the one photographing instead of me, the camera never stops clicking. Below the wind blew hair in my mouth. Shortly after I discovered I walked into a spider web. The spider dangled inches from my face. You can see spiderwebs on my arm. Does this ever happen to you?


Outfit:
Cardigan: ModCloth
Dress: ModCloth
Belt: Very Old (ModCloth)
Tights: Old - Forever 21 (similar, I bought these before despite their review and loved them)
Shoes: Old - Francescas


I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! New posts should be going out all week.

Till then...

Take Care & Enjoy,
♥ Heather

Seeing Red!

3.09.2016


Hello!! This post was supposed to go out last night but being pregnant, my energy levels aren't always reliable and like a toddler high on sugar I went from full speed to dozing on the couch in no time flat. It's crazy how filled with energy I am from one second to the next. These bursts aren't always long lasting but wow when they are I try my hardest to take advantage of them! I'm getting projects finished left and right around the house. We had a pipe burst last summer and as a result it caused us to tear out our guest bedroom walls... I'm happy to say we finally patched them up! Yesterday we tackled a small portion of our kitchen remodel. Our walls now freshly coated in a bright white. My husband says the kitchen looks sterile (in a good way, he adds). I love color and it's been hard to not paint them anything other than white but our home just doesn't get enough light so I'm revamping around the house and brightening things up! I'll share photos of our kitchen progress a little later on.


With all the projects I've been tackling lately I haven't been very motivated to get dressed. I haven't been feeling particularly fabulous with my growing belly. I'm completely excited about another wee one but I suppose letting go of my figure is still one I'm working on. It's been challenging styling my new little bump. I've out grown most of my pants (not that I like wearing pants) and several of my dresses. This is the first pregnancy I've cared to look my best, it's a little exciting, challenging, and extremely frustrating! It's not easy finding retro modern maternity clothing that doesn't cost $115+ a dress. While I might splurge on ONE pricey dress (This one is super cute) I can't make a whole wardrobe of them. I'm excited to have recently discover an adorable blog by Miss Betty Doll. She is also pregnant and posted a goldmine of maternity friendly clothing sites. Many are a bit too pricy for me but there are a few items at reasonable prices I plan to invest in.


When editing these photos it occurred to me that I've been wearing a lot of red lately. It's funny to me because a few years ago I was completely opposed to wearing red. It always seemed to clash with my skin as some bright pinks still do. But like a fellow blogger (Kristina) recently mentioned, I've found a new love for the color and it's been my new go to color despite the fact that blue is my favorite color to wear.

My sister bought me this beautiful dress for Christmas. I don't usually go for tent dresses but I've been wearing them a lot lately. They are so easy to wear and I love not having anything hugging my belly.

 

 Outfit Details:

Dress - Local boutique  (similar here, here, & here)
Necklace: Forever 21 (similar here, & here)
Tights: c/o Tabbisocks (similar here & here
Shoes: ModCloth (similar here & here

I've run out of things to say, so until next time, thanks for reading my ramblings!

Take Care & Enjoy,
♥ Heather



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