Bump Style Breakdown x 2

Last weekend I went to a 3 day conference and packed about ten options and wore two of them. I think it is pretty common when you are pregnant to be discontent with everything you put on, right? Your shape changes by the day it seems. What you thought might be a great fit, no longer works, and that thing shoved in the back of your closet suddenly fits much better than you remember.

Shift Dress - Bump Style via IHODShift Dress - Pregnancy Style via IHODLayering Necklaces

I have never been pregnant through the summer before (a tad nervous about that one), so  Jessica Garvin and I thought it would be fun to start sharing some of our favorite looks for pregnancy. We will be sharing a few different looks in the coming months here on the blog and on instagram:) It’s sooo nice to have a pregnant pal to brave the summer with!

So here is today’s Bump Style Breakdown (I am 22 weeks):

Shift Dress – A dress style that looks pretty unshapely on a hanger, but when you are pregnant, it is glorious to wear since it offers a little more give. It is a good in between for those months you aren’t quite ready for maternity dresses. This dress I stumbled on at Francesca’s (hadn’t been in there in a few years!), and it is incredibly soft. Here is another favorite shift dress.

Wedge heeled Booties – I stubbornly hang on the heels until the end, but am very cautious about the type I wear since this is about the time where my back will start to get too sore if I don’t wear comfortable shoes. These were a really good comfortable option that lasts for a while with no pain. (They are from F21, but recommend a good quality pair like such.)

White Bucket Tote – My catch all, throw all for everything from snacks for my little ones to my giant dslr camera. I like bags that fit it all, so I usually put in an insert to keep these separate and organized (if that is possible?). c/o J.Crew.

Layering necklaces + Arm Cuff – I usually just throw on a long necklace with most looks, but I like to layer them once in a while. The arm cuff from Trading Hope is a new piece that came just in time for shorter sleeves. Necklaces are by Velina, Mourning Dove, and Kendra Scott c/o.

Head over to Little Baby Gravin blog to see how she styled her ridiculously cute swing dress!

Anna and Jess
Thank you Chelsey Heidorn for Photography!

Bump Style Breakdown Vol. 01

Striped ShirtGold and stripes

Arrived at 21 weeks today. I think the fourth time around has allowed me comfort in my own skin. I expect the changes, and am more than okay with the extra weight. I am celebrating, because every day I have a life inside of me is something miraculous to rejoice over. As my closet choices grow thin, and my belly continues to expand, it is much easier to succumb to leggings over anything else. So, I’ll be starting a pregnancy lookbook series next week with Jessica in hopes it will help my dwindling motivation to get dressed, and maybe help a few other mothers to be in the process. There really are some great options available now for every phase of pregnancy. So here we go, this bump style break down:

Street Style .01 via IHOD

Long and stretchy stiped tee – I probably should avoid stripes when I am pregnant, but I have an undying love for them…especially black and white stripes. This is a maternity tee I used from my last pregnancy that I just fit into again last week. Here are a few non-maternity striped tees here and here that could also work for your first and second trimester by going up a size or two.

Black Slouchy pants – Make way leggings make way. You have been replaced by the slouch pants from Lou & Grey. These are not maternity but the stretchy waist and ankle give plenty of room for comfort. Love how you can dress these up or down. They are still available in stores, and online they just released a pair that is almost the same.

Cognac Ankle boots – Low cut ankle boots are handmade by Poppy Barley. They make the shoes to custom fit the width of your foot which I welcome with open arms. They also have these cushions on the insoles that allow you to wear them for hours without pain. I bow down. (Also #consciousclosets approved!)

Black Leather Tote – I love large totes because I need to be able to fit the world inside. This is a reversible brown/black leather tote that works with just about everything I wear.

Gold accents – I love supporting ethically made jewelry and clothing companies as you know, and really loved the mission behind Trading Hope. Their pieces are also really unique. I paired their Elin necklace, Trellis cuff bracelet, and stud earrings for some gold accents to complete the look.

Check back next week for my next outfit breakdown. Cheers to the new week, expandable pants, and better yet, husbands who go on ice cream runs for the pregnant wives;)
x, Anna

Photography by Chelsey Heidorn, layout by IHOD

Intermix Spring Line

Intermix - In Honor of DesignFringe Jacket

Atlanta got a burst of warm weather just when I was about to raise the white flag in surrender over winter. I know, I know. All you northern friends can laugh and call me a whimp. I agree with you;) I was raised in Ohio, but the south has ruined me…

White + Destroyed denim
Fringewhite layers

The sun gave us a chance to play for a day. I was excited to team up with Intermix‘s new Buckhead shop here in Atlanta, and style some of the pieces from the Intermix spring line. What a difference high quality can make. These pieces were extremely soft and comfortable….even the denim. When you are in your second trimester, all you crave is comfort around the waistline;)

Whites and Torn Denim
Destroyed Denim | IHODCasual Whites

I don’t really follow the white after Memorial Day rule. I gladly welcome white once the sun begins to shine. Whites pair so well with any texture or color. Have you been to the new Intermix Buckhead store? It’s on quite the charming street….go ahead and hit up Shake Shack or Corso Coffee afterwards. Promise you won’t be disappointed.

Cheers!

Look 1: Denim: Intermix, Top: Intermix, Clutch: Rebecca Minkoff 
Look 2: Dress: Intermix, Jacket: Intermix, Heels: (similar)
Look 3: Denim: Intermix, Top: Intermix, Clutch: Rebecca Minkoff . Shoes: Loeffler Randall

A huge thank you to Kathryn McCrary for the photography!

This post was sponsored by Intermix, thank you for supporting the companies that make this blog possible!