Sunday Series/Family Life

Sep 14, 2014

I'm so excited, probably a little too much but I can't help it! This afternoon we're having family photos (technically a maternity photo shoot?) done by a talented local photographer, it'll be the first time we've had our picture taken as a family outside a portrait studio. Yesterday it was gloomy and rainy, but today it's overcast and bright, my fingers are crossed the rain holds off until tomorrow.

We've had this shoot planned for a long time, and I've slowly been gathering things that I think would look good together, adding to the pile over time. Tiny little gold ballet flats for Tavi to match the beautiful block print dress my mom gave her on her first birthday. Flats that also happen to match the back-up dress I'm bringing because she's 17 months and wearing white outdoors means it won't be white for long! Beautiful gold and mustard coloured accessories; a flower crown for me and tiny paper rosettes (thank you Bleu Gardens) to pin in Tavi's blonde curls. I have a couple dresses picked out for myself and Jay will be coordinating right along with us. Everything sort of just goes together, it came together nicely.

It's hard for me to wrap my mind around the fact that in just a few short months we will be a family of four, when not too long ago it seemed like we would always be a family of two. So far I have enjoyed every stage of being a mama, even the sleep deprived newborn stage! I have to say though I think this age is my favourite. To a toddler everything is new and exciting and I've found this to be such a joyous time. 

outfit: bounty of goodness

Sep 10, 2014

knit poncho - Jen's Pirate Booty
pants Thyme Maternity 
fringed purse Zara 
trapper moccasins Manitobah Mukluks 
arrowhead necklace Etsy, middle Vintage bottom Club Monaco 
(32 weeks) 

There is absolutely nothing better to wear than a poncho when the weather starts to cool down. The key is it has to be made just right - too heavy of a knit and you end up looking like a shape-less blob, too light-weight and your poncho ends up stretching out into an ill-fitting tent. This beautiful poncho is just right, not surprising since it's from Jen's Pirate Booty. What can I say? I'm a sucker for anything over-sized with a tribal print!

Sunday Series/Family Life

Sep 7, 2014

(32 weeks)

After years of using the same phone with less and less functionality I finally admitted to myself that it was time to get a new one...because it stopped working. I replaced my old beloved iPhone with a newer model and what a difference having a functioning phone makes! 

Its so easy to grab your phone and snap a picture without losing the moment, and once again I find myself taking snapshots of all the little things; freezing memories that would otherwise end up fading with the passage of time. From recording the progress of my first garden (I'm happy to say only I only managed to kill one plant), to Tavi's constant changes, to Jay's contagious smile, I'm so happy to have the ability to record the small things that make up the whole of one's life. I hadn't realized until today just how much I missed taking photos.

A few pictures from this week:

my happy little girl/ivy in an antique drawer/green door goodness/a new lace jacket/who, me? face/a ripe tomato from our balcony garden

outfit: crochet trim

Sep 6, 2014

belt & cashmere cardi Club Monaco
gladiator sandals Call it Spring
sunglasses H&M
(photos taken at 30 weeks)

This dress reminds me of something you'd see in a Jen's Pirate Booty collection, I love it's bright colour and crochet trim. Right about now is when the slightly uncomfortable stage of pregnancy begins and it's taking every ounce of my willpower to not walk around in sweats or pajamas. Maxi dresses are the next best thing so until fall weather is here for good and I can wrap myself in stretchy knits and cozy layers this is what you'll find me in!

outfit: mint maxi

Aug 20, 2014

cardigan Club Monaco
mint maxi dress Zara
necklace Vintage
purse Rebecca Minkoff
(29 weeks)

I've been living in this dress for longer than I care to admit. It's so comfortable and the colour, THE COLOUR! I never realized just how much I loved mint until I started adding it to my wardrobe. This dress was a lucky find, Jay and I were in Toronto last weekend for a wedding and the morning of the wedding I realized I hadn't packed a clutch. Luckily our hotel was right down town so I ran to the Eaton Centre hopping to find a purse in under an hour (I didn't, I ended up putting my stuff in Jay's satchel).

Right before going back to the hotel to get ready I saw this dress, and with no time to try it on I bought it hoping for the best. Luckily it was an impulse purchase I don't regret, I think this dress will fall apart from repeat washings before I get sick of wearing it!

Just wanted to say a quick thank you to For Elyse for including me in their Spring Blogger Roundup and to Romy for featuring me on her blog, Hippy at Heart :)

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