**CLOSED** Travel Style + Bag Giveaway!

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I haven’t traveled this pregnant in a long time, but it was a must for me to go see one of my oldest and dearest friends get married back in my home state of OH. I needed a comfortable outfit (no waist circulation problems please) for the plane ride, that I could wear straight to dinner that night. I was also hoping to find luggage that I could either roll around or wear on my back. I totally lucked out with these pieces. So here is the scoop (and a big GIVEAWAY at the end!):

Sweatshirt dress – This super soft sweatshirt dress from Isabella Oliver is form fitting which was a welcome change from the usual frump sacks I find. It is casual and I wore it with flat sandals, and was able to dress it up when I got there with some platform sandals.

Platform wedges – I was convinced these would be hazardous to my toppling weight at this state of pregnancy, but shockingly enough, they are super comfortable. Leave it to anthropologie to make a neutral combination that goes with everything and can be worn for more than an hour without blisters or ankle breakage;) 

Steamline Luggage – Hello love at first sight. I was lucky enough to try one of these out after a recent post on this line of luggage. Hard case, retractable roller, water resistant lining and additional cosmetics pouch, optional lock and key, leather finishes, vintage look….I mean I couldn’t dream up a better piece. (They are still offering 10% off to readers with code IHOD10 by the way!)

Lily Jade Bag – This is a company I have used since Max was a baby. They are genuine leather diaper bags with a million pockets inside with a removable insert. It can work as a tote bag or backpack and fits it all. I use it when I am traveling with or without my little ones. 

Good news for you all, they are GIVING ONE AWAY to a lucky reader! I really love having an opportunity to give away something great to one of you. 

TO ENTER, leave a comment answering this question:
1, If you could travel anywhere to have a morning with someone who would it be??
2. For a second entry, you can head over to instagram and tag a friend on the giveaway post!

I will be drawing a winner on Memorial Day. Best of luck!
X, Anna

Bump Style Breakdown – Summer Whites

I always love white in the summer months, but secretly dread it when I am pregnant. Especially hitting the third trimester. This time around, something changed about my perspective on the process of pregnancy and I really just decided to wear whatever is comfortable and fun to style. I am more patient with this time in maternity style, and am trying to just enjoy it….maternity pants and all! 😉

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I was a little daring with the white on white, but if you break it up with a blush or nude tone, you can come up with a less daunting, more versatile look. Wore this out for a date with Gabe. It is always nice to have a jacket option to throw on when the evenings get cooler! So here is the breakdown of styling white during pregnancy… [Read more…]

Black and White and Audrey all over.

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{Top – J.O.A. // Skirt – Wang // Bodystyler Tank – Blanqi // Shoes – Schutz (sold out) // Necklaces  – Acute Designs  (Psst* I’m giving away a set of these druzy necklaces from Acute Designs on facebook! // Sunnies – ASOS //  Shopbop pieces are c/o}

I wear tennis shoes more than I wear heels, but once a week (usually Sundays), I like to dress my best. The heels will start to see less and less wear as the bump grows and my feet just crave the comfort soles, but I am not afraid to put on a 4 inch heel and bold lip for the right occasion. It is my nod to femininity at its finest, and a salute to Audrey Hepburn, which speaking of, would have been 86 this week!…

Audrey and her FawnAudrey in PinkAudrey as a mother

I’ve taken notes from what made Audrey the grace filled style setter that she was, and I have come to conclude it only partly had to do with the pieces she actually wore, but her ability to connect her interior strengths with her outward appearance. Her confidence, positivity, poise, and natural beauty were projected through the way she addressed her life, even down to the art form of her wardrobe. The clothing reflected her inner sass and class, which as a result always garnered a jaw dropping reception from all who filmed, photographed, or knew her personally. There was no denying she had an acute awareness of the connection between style and dignity, which is why she will always be on the top of my list of women who embodied true femininity.

Anyways, that was a tangent I hadn’t intended to ride, but I will hit publish anyways. And maybe leave you with a few images you haven’t seen before?… (Source 1, 2, 3)

Cheers to the legend!