35 weeks pregnant

Baby Shower for the little princess!!

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My past few weekends have been so frantic getting all the final touches ready for the arrival of baby girl, that I’ve been very behind with my blog posts.  I think after baby girl arrives I will still have a bunch of maternity pictures to post.

I am so excited to share with you the pictures from my gorgeous baby shower.  I am very thankful that I have such wonderful people in my life, who care so much about me and helped me put together such a beautiful day.  I’m the type of person that is always keeping busy.  Most days I am so busy that I almost forget I live so far away from my family and many of my best friends.  When life moments happen, such as having your first child, it really hits you hard.  Many important people in your life are not there to share each step along the way.  These moments also make me realize the new family and friends I have made here in LA and how thankful I am to have them.  My sister-in-law Raquel and bff Nora stepped right in to take charge and throw me the most magical baby shower.  I couldn’t have asked for anything better.

The party was filled with friends and loved ones who came for mimosas and brunch.  We had a make your own mimosa bar and a virgin cocktail bar for those of us not drinking or expecting.  There was a desert table filled with chocolates, doughnuts, cupcakes and a beautiful strawberry cake.IMG_9247IMG_9248

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Two of the pregnant ladies in front of the desert table….how fitting!!!
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The table setting was perfect.  It made me think of Alice in Wonderland meets rustic glam. I loved that we all sat together on the long table.  My sister-in-law Raquel made these wonderful Lavender Vanilla Sugar Scrubs for all the guests as party favors for attending the shower.  All natural ingredients and they smell amazing!!IMG_9240

Games and activities are a must during a baby shower.  One of the games was to wear one of the pink necklaces below and try to collect them from the other guests.  Whenever anyone mentioned the word “baby” they had to give away their necklace to the guest that caught them in the act.  The lady with the most at the end of the shower won a prize.

IMG_9242IMG_9253The ladies competed in changing a diaper blindfolded game.  This is much harder than it sounds.  Veteran mom Jen was obviously the expert at this and blew everyone else under the water.

My favorite activity was having everyone decorate a onesie for baby girl.  How cool is this idea!  Now we have many onesies that are made with love specifically for her.IMG_9246
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I wore this beautiful dress that I received from my BUMPstyle box!!  You can read all about them in one of my previous blog posts!!  It is such a great asset for pregnant women because you get a personal stylist that selects maternity pieces specifically for you.  Dressing the bump is not an easy task, and there are limited options.  This takes away all the hard work and frustration.   You just have to decide if you like the pieces selected for you or if you want to return them and wait for your next box.


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Dress:  BUMPstyle box Tees by Tina //

Kimono:  Lottie and Holly old (Similar here and here) //

Necklace:  Bauble Bar //

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I will be the first to say that dressing your bump is NOT easy.  Things that normally fit your body suddenly start to look awkward.  Somedays wearing something oversized works well and then other days you feel like a beached whale.  I now take at least 30 minutes trying on different outfits to see what will work that day.  Thankfully my husband has been patient with me during my morning routine.

When looking at style and gossip magazines you see pregnant celebrities looking fabulous.  Prior to my pregnancy I didn’t even realize how challenging it would be because all the maternity fashion I saw were the pristinely dressed models and actresses.  Many of the celebrities we see photographed have personal stylists that find and choose their clothing for them.  They help them determine what looks good and what just doesn’t make the cut.  Wouldn’t it be nice if we could have someone do that for us?  With BUMPstyle box you can.

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BUMPstyle box is a chic maternity boutique delivered to your door.  You work with a personal stylist (Hannah) that hand picks 3-4 outfits just for you.  You take about 10-15 minutes filling out a Style Profile. This helps your stylist better understand your size, style, budget, and lifestyle.  Once you receive your box, you have 5 days to decide what you’ll purchase and what you’d like to send back. You’ll only be charged for the items you decide to keep.  How amazing is this!!  I had my bridal shower coming up right around the time I tried BUMPstyle, so I mentioned this was something I wanted them to focus on.  I received multiple dresses and fell in love with one that was perfect for the event.  I will post all about my bridal shower in another post and you will see what I had selected.


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Here are a few of the items that were sent to me with my box.

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Dress:  BUMPstyle Leota //

Clutch:  Michael Kors (old) (Similar here) //

Heels:  Zara (old)  (Similar here and here) //

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Dress:  BUMPstyle Seraphine (on sale %50) //

Belt:  BUMPstyle Seraphine //

Heels:  Jimmy Choo (old) (Similar here) //

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