Pretty in Blue 💙💙💙

This dress was graciously gifted to me by Pink Blush and my opinions are my own!

We’re officially over the hump! We’re in the second trimester and past 20 weeks!!! Reality is finally settling in and Baby Middleton is preparing to make his arrival in January! I had the opportunity to bring you all another awesome collaboration from Pink Blush! This time I wanted to pick something that would pair perfectly for my maternity photo shoot!

Here is my style of choice the light blue maxi dress.

I know you’re probably thinking…that’s it? But yes, honey! This is it! First and foremost, its simple and beautiful! With an understated item like this YOU choose how to dress it up or down. This dress comes in a variety of colors but of course, I chose blue because this mama is having a BOY!!

The look I was going for was simple yet whimsical. I added a pair of light blue flats because you can’t really tell because of the length of the dress. (Which is a major plus!) I accessorized with simple baby blue and gold necklace/bracelet and earring set.

Color Options: 13

Sizes: S-XL and 1X-3X

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Straight Sizes: Click Here

What I LOVE about this dress is the material. I’m always leery of maxi dresses because if the material isn’t right it will hug me in the wrong place and this mama isn’t having that! I like a dress that flows with my body and shows off my curves but covers my flaws. This dress is a thick jersey/spandex like material and it does an excellent job at flattering my body type. It also has some support for my heavy chested ladies!

I can definitely see myself wearing this post pregnancy because I love it. That’s another great perk about Pink Blush, they make clothing that you’re able to wear during and after pregnancy so you don’t feel stuck with a bunch of maternity clothing. This color will be perfect in the Spring time as well.

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As always, remember if my style isn’t on your radar check out some other trendy options that they have. I promise you won’t be disappointed!

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3 Reasons Why You Should Take Maternity Photos

Yay, you're pregnant and like the millions of other women out there you've looked at maternity photos. You can't help it! It's contagious. I'm sure you've searched cute bump photos on Instagram and you're just not sure if you want to do it. 

If you're looking for that push or voice of reason, it's me! Do it! I had photos taken with my oldest but not my now middle child and I regret not doing so. You don't have to spend a lot of money. If you can't afford a high-end photographer go to your local Sears or Picture People. 

 

So here are my 3 reasons I'm taking maternity photos!

1. I will only pregnant ONCE with this baby.

We've all heard what people say "the first baby gets everything" and omg, it's true. I did everything with my first child. We have to remember each child is special and they deserve their moment. When they look back in the photo books they want to see what you looked like pregnant with them. 

2. I'm embracing this new body.

This is baby #3 for me and you can imagine the changes that your body goes through when you're pregnant. Most women shy away from the camera but I want to be in front. I plan to show my belly instead of hiding it. Yep, I have stretch marks and all and I don't mind showing them. 

3. I want to!

It's really that simple. I don't have some philosophical speech about why I'm doing it, I just really want to. I'm in a different place in my life and I would love to document it. I was pregnant at 16, 21, and now 27. I am not the same and that should be showcased! 

Are you considering it? What's holding you back?.

Don't think you can afford it? We all know someone who takes good photos or wants to be an photographer. Be their muse and worst case senerio you'll still have a cute pic. 

Moms to be...are you looking for the perfect dress??

Hi Mom!

I know the struggle can be real and with all of the fabulousness of maternity photos these days you want these images to be perfect and what a better way to do that than to start with the basics! Dress comes first - they are easy and most likely you're going to be taking these photos somewhere between 25-35 weeks so you will start feeling some discomfort. Make it easy on yourself!

Let me show you my top 5 picks for dresses!!! I hope I have something for everyone if given the chance to do this again I'm opting to bare my belly! I have never had a maternity photoshoot before. Well, I took some photos with my first but they were NOTHING to brag about. 

Keep an open mind and remember any maxi dress can be turned maternity if it has the right hem...above the belly. So you can get a 2 for 1 deal there! 

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1. Open Belly - Long Sleeved Dress

I'm not sure of the exact dress the lady is wearing pictured below but I found you some great options and I read the reviews! Option 1 and Option 2 

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2. Strapless 

Option 1 or Option 2 or Option 3

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3. Fitted Maternity Gown

Option 1 Option 2  or Option 3

 

Photo By:  Jessica Legacy

Photo By: Jessica Legacy

4. Pink and Blue Floral 

This dress is available in plus! I found a similar one in regular S-XL here.

 

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5. Maxi Dresses

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Double Duty - These can be worn at your baby shower, gender reveal, or photo shoot. This is if you don't want to want to do the formal type of dress. This dress comes in 5 colors: navy, black, olive, pink and red wine! 

Here are a few more options worth mentioning here and here.

Have you taken maternity photos before? Do you plan on it? Try something cute and sassy for next shoot and be sure to let me know what you wore!