Maternity

Palms and stripes

I always love a striped shirt.  Seems like I can’t get enough.  I’m such a fan of this tank from Shop Pink blush.   I’m obsessed with longer shirts lately.  It must be my new mommy style or something that stuck with me from my maternity days.  This tank has it all.  It can be worn as a maternity shirt, nursing shirt, or as just a tank.  I love the lightweight material, the color and striped pattern.  The best part is that it’s currently on sale at Shop Pink Blush.

I kept todays look simple as usual and paired the tank with skinny jeans and a white clutch.  Lately I’ve been living in flats.  I don’t dare try to mess around with heels when I’m out with my babe.  She still needs to be in my arms so much, that I know it could be a potential disaster in heels.
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 Tank:  Shop Pink Blush //

Sunglasses:  Ray Bans //

Clutch:  Clare V //

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Shop Pink Blush

Lately I have been all about finding new online boutiques.  Maybe it’s because I don’t have as much time to go shopping now with the little one, or because I love finding chic items that are not readily available at every corner.  Whatever the reason, it has been my current obsession.  Instagram and Pintrest are great places to find these boutiques.

My eyes were opened during my pregnancy.  It was difficult to find maternity clothes in stores, and online shopping became my go to.  I came across Pinkblush Maternity/ Shop Pinkblush and was so excited.  Its an online company that has regular clothing, maternity clothing, and nursing friendly items.

I love this dress because it can be used for all the above.  Its loose enough to fit a growing belly, easy to use while nursing and does not look like a maternity dress.  This dress is perfect for a day out shopping with the girls or a beach day with the family.  I think it will be on repeat a lot this summer.

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DressPinkBlush Maternity (Similar here, and here)

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California Cool!!

Bitter sweet feelings right now posting one of my last maternity looks on the blog.  It’s so crazy for me to look at these photos with baby girl in my belly as she is currently in my arms gazing into my eyes.  It’s been 3 wonderful and crazy weeks.  I’m sorry I’ve been a little MIA on the blog as I’m trying to embrace all the time I have with my baby girl while she is still this tiny little thing.  There are moments I want to pull my hair out, and then there are others I want to bottle up and cherish forever.  Motherhood is such an amazing experience and I’m trying to soak up every second I have.  Thankfully I still had some pregnancy photos to post, since most days I’m wearing nursing tanks and leggings.  I try to get out of the house for a walk or running errands, but with Carlota feeding what seems to be every 30 minutes I need to be dressed appropriately.

I think this is one of my favorite maternity looks.  All pieces are non-maternity and were found in the back of my closet.  I wore a classic little black dress but made it daytime appropriate by adding this Zara shirt.  Accessorizing with oversized shades, a hat, and ankle boots make this look perfect for a stroll around the streets of Silverlake.

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Dress:  Alice and Olivia old (Similar here and here) //

Shirt:  Zara old  //

Hat:  Lack of Colors //

Boots: Anine Bing //

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Fairyland Maternity Photoshoot

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The past two weeks have been full of sleepless nights, crying temper tantrums, diaper changes and lots and lots of feedings.  This morning baby Carlota was in her monster phase…which means she is finally fast asleep for a couple of hours and I have a few minutes to finally get a blog post in.  I wouldn’t change it for the world!!  We have so much love for our little munchkin and its all worth it.

These amazing magical fairy-esque photos are from my Maternity photoshoot with Shawna at Bleudog Fotography.  For weeks prior to the shoot, I was debating whether to take maternity photos.  I was looking online for photographers in the area and I think I contacted over 20 photographers/studios before finding this gem.  Many had photo libraries of shoots that were not the vision I had in mind.  The ones that had photos I liked cost a fortune, or weren’t located close to me.  I started to get discouraged  and thought about possibly not taking maternity photos.  I was already feeling huge and not very glamorous.  Did I really want to pay for photos that I’m just going to be disappointed with?  Looking back at these pictures I am so happy I did them. Finding a photographer that has a similar vision or style is key to a successful photoshoot. Pregnancy is such a magical time in your life and I’m so thrilled Shawna was able to capture it so well for me.  I will forever cherish my time having baby girl so close to my heart, feeling her kick and hiccup.

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Family Portrait

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Baby girl has finally graced us with her presence this Thursday March 26th at 10:48pm, weighing 7 lbs and 1 ounce and 20 1/4 inches long. Carlota Pi-Henderson.  I am so overjoyed with emotions and lack of sleep!! hehe  We have so much love for her already and she’s only 3 days old.  I can’t imagine my life without her and I’m already sad that time is going by so quickly.  I want to keep my little princess as this little tiny bundle of joy but I’m also excited to share all of her life experiences with her.  So many mixed emotions….I guess that could also be due to all the changing hormones.  I can’t wait to share photos and my birth story with you in an upcoming blog post.

Here are a few more of my maternity shoot photos from Bleudog photography.  Shawna is amazing and I’m so happy I found her to get photos of this special time.  I’m thrilled I can finally hold my baby girl, but a part of me still misses feeling her little kicks inside my belly.  I miss having her so close to me 24/7.

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Dress:  Felicity and Coco non-maternity I just went up a size //

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Love me!!

Today I am a little over 39 weeks pregnant!! WHAT?? How did the time fly so quickly? How is it that baby girl is going to be here in less than a week?  I don’t think I’ve wrapped my mind around that completely!!  She is due March 28th, but really she’ll come whenever she decides she’s ready to make her appearance into the world.

I’m starting to find that dressing is more of a challenge.  These photos were taken a couple weeks ago and I don’t think that this shirt would fit over my current bump situation.  Lately wearing a maternity t-shirt and jeans or a dress are my go-to-looks.  Note to all my pregnant readers:  Invest in maternity T-shirts from the beginning.  I bought a couple of them when I first went maternity shopping.  At that point I really didn’t need them but still wore them.  They have been my savior these past few weeks.  Many other shirts are just not long enough to cover the bump, or wearing really large loose things makes me feel huge with all the swelling and weight gain.  Its nice to have something that accentuates your curves while providing proper coverage.  I will link the ones I have at the end of my post.

Pregnant or not, boyfriend jeans are always a good idea.  So comfortable and chic.  I added a white button down shirt and sweater to dress them up a little.  Since I have stuck with simple versatile pregnancy items, I transform  my look with my accessories.  I added some cobalt blue for a pop of color.


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Shirt: Rosie pope maternity //

Cardigan: Aritzia (Similar longer version here) //

Jeans:  Motherhood Maternity //

Glasses: Ray-ban //

Necklace: Aqua Bloomingdales old (Similar here and here) //

Maternity T-Shirts:  A pea in the pod  similar here and here //

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Spring is in the air!!

I’m in my last month of pregnancy and it’s starting to really hit home that baby girl could be here any day now!! I have such mixed feelings.  I’m so excited for her arrival and to finally meet our little angel.  I’m eager to finally start getting back to my pre-pregnancy figure and wear regular clothes.  I’m thrilled that our life will be full of love and excitement, but also scared of all the changes.  A part of me will be sad to no longer have my baby bump and my little girl so close to my heart.  I am one of those people that is petrified of change!!

In less than a few short weeks it will no longer be just my husband and I.  It’s been just the two of us (and Pinxo, our Boston Terrier) for 7 years. We have our routine, and it’s about to be shaken-up.  I don’t know what to expect, but I do know it will be one of the greatest changes of my life.  I know that as soon as I hold our baby girl in my arms, all my fears will go out the window.

These photos were a part of my Maternity photo shoot.  I can’t wait to finally start sharing all those photos with you.  Throughout my pregnancy I have been such an advocate of maternity jeans as a wardrobe staple.  They are so comfortable and let you feel “normal” when all you want to wear are sweats or leggings.  This is especially true in your 3rd Trimester.  Having a pair of colored jeans, especially in the spring and summer is my favorite.  Its a great way to spruce up a look.  These mint Jeans from Motherhood Maternity have been a great piece in my maternity wardrobe.  I love the color, fit and not to mention they are super comfortable!

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Shirt: Wendy Bellissimo (Non-maternity here and here) //

Denim:  Motherhood Maternity (Non-maternity here and here) //

Espadrilles: Chanel (Similar here and here ) //

Bag: Celine //

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