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Holiday Photoshoot

I can’t believe it’s already December.  Time really does fly when you’re having fun.  We are getting ready for our first Christmas with Carlota and there hasn’t been a dull moment.  I decided this was the year I was going to start sending Holiday cards to family and friends.  I know I’m totally late on that bandwagon but its better late than never.  We had our photoshoot on the beach….because why not when you live in LA.  No winter wonderland backdrops for us here.

This Christmas we will be heading to Spain to visit family.  I’m so excited and I can’t believe we are going in just a few short weeks.  This will be a long flight for Carlota, but thankfully our recent trip to NYC will help make us better prepared.  On our last flight there was a family with a baby sitting right in front of us.  They were baby traveling experts and had all these snacks and teething crackers and opened our eyes to that world…..we have never looked back!!

Here are some of my favorite shots from our family photo shoot.  What are your plans for the Holidays?Pi_Family_002Pi_Family_003Pi_Family_005Pi_Family_008.jpgPi_Family_007Pi_Family_009Pi_Family_030Pi_Family_011Pi_Family_010

Photos by Laura Goutcher Photography

Dress: Rachel Pally (Similar on sale here and here)

Necklace:  Mirina Collections (Use code “withlove20” to get 20% off your purchase)

On Carlota:

Dress: Carters (Similar here,I love these holiday dresses here and here)

Bow:  Salt Cities 

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Studs and stripes

The weather here in LA has been all over the place.  A couple weeks ago it was scorching hot, while this past week its been cooler.  Since I still can’t fit into my pre-pregnancy shorts, I’m happy to have the milder weather and continue with my maternity jeans!!  These are definitely a must in pregnancy investments for sure!!  I started wearing them as soon as I hit my second trimester and I’m continuing into the 4th trimester.  I may even have to pull them out during the holidays such as Thanksgiving….stretchy pants to the max.

I am refusing to purchase new clothes until I have reached a weight/size that I am comfortable with.  I’m hoping to go back to my pre-pregnancy size so that I don’t have to get an entirely new wardrobe.  I will be working with what I’ve got in my closet until then.

Today’s look is simple with black, stripes and ripped jeans.  I’ve been obsessed with stripes lately. I wear them a couple times a week for sure.  It’s a great pattern to layer, and adds a little volume to any look.  Another way I spruce up my outfit is by adding accessories.  Today I chose these boots as the finishing touch.  The gold stud detail definitely makes them stand out.  When one piece has a lot of detail, I like to keep the rest of the look neutral.  Sometimes when you have too many stand out pieces in one outfit you can look a little clownish.  Less is sometimes more!!

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Sweater:  Banana Republic old (Similar here and here)

Shirt:  Banana Republic old (Similar here and here)

Jeans:  Genetic Denim (Non-maternity here)

Purse: Chanel

Boots:  Chloe  (Similar here)

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