**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

What’s on your summer bucket list?

what's on your summer bucket list?

Cotton Candy summer

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I am a list maker. Usually the pen and ink kind. Mainly because a visual list is a much better reminder for me than a mental one, so with summer vacation starting this week, it was time to make a good one. A summer bucket list for things to do on my own, with Gabe, or with my little ones. But see I make lists malleable. They can be changed and adjusted as needed;) A flexible, open ended, continuous strand of ways to make the most of the summer ahead….


Bring the little ones to the beach for the first time

Grow a small garden

End the search for the perfect pair of sunglasses

Collect a few good stories from an older generation

Farmers markets

Taste Atlanta’s best ice cream shops

Be penpals with my grandmother

Catch a thunderstorm

Read a hardcover book from front to back

Bonfires and s’mores

Hike a new mountain

Outdoor movie nights

Take a ride in an open top car

Cotton candy

Host a few backyard shindigs

Listen to an outdoor concert

Snap a few polaroids

Experiment with drink and popsicle recipes 

Have a baby

Hold that baby and do nothing else for weeks after


I am sure my ambitious summer loving heart will be adding to this list.
What is on your summer bucket list? We’d love some more ideas!



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…]