Okay, real talk. I just taught myself to french braid FOR THE FIRST time yesterday. lol. I have always been afraid to learn because I have failed so many times trying. Then yesterday I was just messing around watching hair youtube tutorials, and this one girl just explained it so clearly that it finally made sense! I clearly still have some work to do, (that piece of hair I left out has been bugging me so bad) but practice makes perfect!
I have always loooved off the shoulder dresses, so I added a couple ones that I think are so cute for summer. The one I am wearing is from Target. I couldn't find it online, but I am sure you will be able to find it at the store.
Little pregnancy update- I am 26 weeks along now. My tummy has been growing slowly but surely! I get to feel her move consistently throughout the day which is so cool. It is the weirdest feeling at first, but then it just becomes normal and so fun. I feel like I am connecting with her when she moves around inside and I tend to miss her when I haven't felt her move for a while. Sometimes when I am just sitting on the couch or laying down, and feel her move and actually see her push my stomach up, it brings tears to my eyes, because that is MY child in there! I actually am making a human! This pregnancy has honestly been pretty easy! The first 12 weeks were rough, but the day I hit 12 weeks I felt like my normal self again. I am tired here and there, and get heart burn. But other than that, I have nothing to complain about :) I love being pregnant.
Photography by: Roxana B Photography
Photography by: Nic Poulsen Photo
Bell Sleeve Dresses: Tiff Marie Maternity // Grey Boots: Nordstrom // Clear Booties: Shein (cheaper here)
Ashlyn's Outfit- Velvet Top: BooHoo // Leggings: Ingrid & Isabel Maternity // Boots: DSW // Belt: ASOS
Sunnies: Forever 21
Sarah's Outfit- Cap: H&M // Choker: Target // Pants: H&M // Top: H&M // Shoes: ASOS
We know how hard it can be to dress your baby bump and the even worst...post baby bump! There's nothing worse than feeling like nothing looks good on you. We have both been there through our pregnancy's and Sarah is currently in the post bump phase. What we CAN say is that there are clothes you can wear that help to accentuate the good parts of your body without making the other parts you don't want accentuated stand out.
So lets talk about THE BABY BUMP: We both like wearing clothes that show off the bump and hide the other "lump" aka the booty. Because... that "lump" only seems to get bigger and bigger and more cottage cheesy and just blah. lol And okay, the muffin tops is REAL. So wearing tops or dresses that have ruching (don't know how to spell that) or the gathering (like the maternity dresses we are wearing above) really helps hide the love handles and accentuate your cute bump! Another style we love to wear, are looser shirts that covers the bump, and then belting it above your baby bump. This gives the illusion that you have a smaller waist and makes your cute bump stand out! While I, (Ashlyn), was in my awkward "is she pregnant or is that a beer belly" phase, I wore looser shirts to hide my little bump because anything tight just made me look like I hit the freshman 15. lol. I didn't really start showing I was actually pregnant until I hit like 21 weeks- so that first trimesterish was a little rough. I mostly just wore workout clothes and looser shirts with leggings and it hid my awkward bump pretty good! I just discovered this shop online and they have the cutest maternity clothes with a SUPER great price point: BooHoo
THE POST BABY BUMP: No one wants to go through the post baby bump phase, BUT it just happens. It would be amazing if your body could go right back to the way it was after the baby popped out. But that is just fantasy, so here are some tips to help shrink your bump and some other ways to dress it! I, (Sarah), found a great product that helped me shrink my bump while I basically did nothing! It is called the Belly Bandit-find it here. It is basically a corset that you wear for a couple hours a day, and it is designed to shrink your belly. I wish it was a cure all, but it just kinda helps bring it down..slowly. So here's a couple things you could do if you are struggling with your belly-
1: Wear the corset or belly wrap under your clothes. That way you can wear it all day and it will make you look slimmer.
2: Wear spandex under your tops- find it here
3: Wear high waist jeans or look joggers to help tuck in your love handles and/or belly
4: Wear looser tops with skinny jeans/boy friend jeans/leggings
We are going to be on Good Things Utah show on Thursday April 6th at 9 am. So all our Utah peeps, be sure to tune in if you could benefit from some tips! Thanks so much for reading! We hope you have a great week!!
Here is our segment on Good Things Utah where we talked about How to dress your baby bump & post baby body! http://www.good4utah.com/good-things-utah/gtu-featured-guest/tips-for-dressing-your-baby-bump-and-post-baby-body/684676068
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