Soon to be a Mama

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Well…a lot has changed over the last 9 months! My husband and I are expecting our first baby boy this July. We couldn’t be more excited or nervous.

Between being pregnant, moving, and running a retail store, I haven’t had much time to put into my blog. I had hopes of capturing some fabulous styled maternity looks, but it seems like life just got so busy in between! So, I’ve decided to share with you my maternity photo shoot which was such a special time for my growing family.

My photographer, Kristin Potenti of KP Studios, really nailed exactly what I was looking for in the shoot. I wanted to do a few different looks, and for some reason, had my heart set on a whimsical/boho/romantic vibe with none other than a gorgeous horse. Horse and flower crown? Right up my alley!

I LOVE DIY projects (when I have the time) and decided to take a shot at making my own floral crown. Let’s just say, 3 hours, 2 re-dos, 10 you-tube videos later and tons of glue gun shreds, I had my masterpiece. I will need to perfect my craft before I turn selling floral crowns into my next business 😉

The first few photos we shot were at my home. I wanted something really special for my husband and myself. I was a little nervous about posting my bare belly, but people post bikini selfies all the time, so why not? The pregnant belly is beautiful and shows the little miracle that is growing inside.

I loved Rach Parcell of Pink and Peonies beautiful pink rose kimono/robe, and actually found a similar one at Forever 21. I paired it with a Coobie Bra (super comfy, one-size fits all) which you can find on Amazon.

My puppy was excited to be a part of the shoot- he is excited to be a big brother!

The next outfit I chose was a gorgeous crochet caftan by Jen’s Pirate Booty. You can purchase the caftan here from LaLa Couture Boutique (call to order). I love the way my photographer edited these photos. It was really a special moment for my husband and me.

The final shots were taken at Robbins Park in Davie, FL. We rented the most beautiful horse, Ellie, for the shoot. It was actually really funny- Ellie was way more into eating grass and sneezing than having her photo taken. Every time I would pull her up from trying to the eat the grass, my dress would fall down! I don’t know how in the world my photographer got such amazing photos! It was pretty amusing! Wardrobe stylist Britta Foreman was there to help me fix my dress every time (thank goodness!).

Speaking of the dress…I found this beauty on Etsy from The Citrus Branch. It was perfect for the shoot because you could let it be open in the front, or keep it closed.

I had a wonderful time shooting these maternity photos, and I hope you enjoyed as well! I linked all of the looks to where you can purchase above.

A big thank you to the following for helping make the maternity shoot a huge success:

Photography: KP Studios| Hair/MU: Makeup by Toshi| Styling/Wardrobe: Britta Foreman and LaLa Styled

XOXO,

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Because I’m Happy

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There is something about this time of year that brings a smile to my face; the smell of fresh balsam that fills the air, the jingly Christmas music playing in the background, and the smiles of friends and families as they reunite for the holidays. Of course, the cooler temperatures are a huge plus for this Florida gal; I finally get to wear fall fashions! It is the most wonderful time of the year. And that makes me happy.

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Comfy sweaters and plaid are a mainstay in my closet for when that first cold front moves through. How cute is this sweater by Sundry? The Sundry clothing line has a California-cool vibe with soft, wearable, snuggle-worthy fabric. It’s enough to make you happy.

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I paired it with my go-to plaid shirt line: Rails LA. Who knew a plaid shirt could be so soft and so uber-cool?! I have at least 5 plaid tops by Rails, and I get compliments on them everywhere I go. The added bonus is the comfort factor. The tops are so soft you’ll want to live in them.  This particular style has a different print when you roll the sleeves…LOVE!

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And speaking of comfort, if you haven’t tried on a pair of DL1961 denim, you are missing out. With it’s patented technology to “never bag or sag,” these jeans are a MUST in every woman’s closet. They’re comfy like leggings and they won’t stretch out (we’ve all had that happen- it looks like you could fit an extra person in your denim by the end of the day). Here, I’m wearing the Emma style which has a 29″ inseam (perfect for us shorter gals or anyone who wants a shorter fit).

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The comfort doesn’t end at the denim. I pulled my “few-seasons-back” riding boots by Nine West and the leather was so soft…talk about comfy! To me, this was the perfect pairing for this preppy fall look.

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Wishing everyone a HAPPY and fashionable holiday season!


Sweater by Sundry | Plaid Top by Rails LA | Emma Legging by DL1961 Premium Denim | Boots by Nine West

Photo credit: KP Studio

All styles (with the exception of the Boots) are from LaLa Couture Boutique. Find them on instagram @lalacouturegirl or call 954-712-1100 to order.

Made in the USA

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As we transition from summer to fall here in South Florida, I’ll soon be retiring the shorts for jeans, but for now I’m loving all shorts by One Teaspoon. I can’t get enough! There are no other shorts like them; they have distressed detailing and a super sexy fit that shows off a bit of leg.

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Booties with shorts create a great street style look. These Sam Edelmann moto booties remind me of the Chloe Suzanna Stud Bootie (minus the studs and the price tag.) Bonus: they are ridiculously comfortable.

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One of my favorite brands of graphic tees is Chaser. Their fabric is super soft and their graphics are uber cool. I happen to LOVE the “Made in the USA” eagle tank because it’s a little bit rock-n-roll.My accessories are from various places. I usually lean toward wearing more gold, but I loved silver with this outfit; it also brings out the silver detailing on the boots. I added one of my favorite floppy hats to complete the look.

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My dear friend and photographer, Kristin Potenti and I had a really fun time shooting in this location. Of course I had to take a photo with the “No Trespassing” sign. A bit mischievous, I know 🙂

We also happened to catch the train as it was going by…

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XOXO,

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Tank by Chaser Brand | Bonita Shorts by One Teaspoon | Booties by Sam Edelmann | Hat by BCBGeneration | Accessories assorted from Forever 21 and MinkPink

Photo by KP Photography

Her Royal Catness

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Royal blue- one of my all-time favorite colors. It’s a shade that is flattering on every skin tone. I mixed up the look by adding a touch of leopard and leather (it’s vegan leather.)

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This leopard top comes from one of my favorite emerging designers, Brittany Rose Collections. Check out her website here.

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A simple black heel with an ankle strap adds sex appeal. I am loving the new line by Schutz! Top it off with a leather talon cuff by Ted Rossi (my favorite and most-worn accessory) and you’ve got yourself the perfect nighttime outfit.

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Meow!

XOXO,

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Outfit Details:

Royal Blazer: Esley from LaLa Couture Boutique | Top: Brittany Rose Collections from LaLa Couture Boutique | Shorts: Free People | Shoes: Schutz | Cuff: Ted Rossi from LaLa Couture Boutique | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Chloe

Photos by KP Photography

Lime, Stripes and Sneaks

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How do you make a monochrome print stand out? Add a pop of color! Here, I paired an oldie but goodie Susana Monaco skirt in lime with a black and white striped top from Macy’s.

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To keep it casual and sporty-chic, I chose my go-to sneaks: slip-on white converse. These are super comfy and look great with just about anything; everything from dresses to jeans to in-between.

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I completed the look by adding my favorite panama hat and snakeskin leather crossbody bag (it also converts into a clutch.) The turquoise really complements the lime.

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When I was younger, I remember always wanting to wear heels walking around the city, and my mom used to always shake her head and say, “You’re going to regret it!” And I always did. I’m so glad sneakers are back in style! I’ll save the heels for girl’s night out.

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XOXO,

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Outfit details:

Top: Macy’s | Skirt: Susana Monaco from LaLa Couture Boutique | Sneakers: Converse | Handbag: Gigi New York from LaLa Couture Boutique | Hat: J Crew | Watch: Michael Kors | Shades: Ray-Ban Wayfarer

Photos by KP Photography

White Hot Neutrals

To me, white on white is a classic that is always on trend. It’s simple and sophisticated. Both the top and denim are by Current/Elliott. Their stiletto jean fits so well…it has become one of my favorite denim styles!

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The neutral shoes by Steve Madden and handbag by Rebecca Minkoff keep the outfit in the neutral color palate. Refreshing for these hot summer days!

My cuff is by Ted Rossi, my favorite leather accessory designer. Check out his website at www.tedrossi.com.

 XOXO,

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