I have been living in this maxi dress from The Flourish Market (use the code HEADTOTOECHIC for free shipping)! I really love the tie dye print, the hem, and how flowy this dress is. I was really surprised that it fit my 5’1″ frame, but I’m so glad that it did. I’ll definitely be wearing it over and over again this summer! It’s also perfect paired with this tassel statement necklace, and blush colored clutch for the weekend. Are you living in maxi dresses this summer?
The Flourish Market maxi dress, clutch, and necklace (use the code HEADTOTOECHIC for free shipping) | Jack Rogers sandals
Photos by Em Grey Photography
I love nothing more than a fun workout outfit. This ‘Sushine On My Mind’ tank and floral printed leggings from Corepower Yoga in Cameron Village are perfect (I last mentioned them here and here)! I really love bold leggings like these, and this bright and colorful pair is perfect for summer. This outfit can definitely take you from a workout class at Corepower Yoga to going out to brunch with friends! Do you love printed workout leggings?
Thanks to Cameron Village for sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Photos by GloryRoze Photography
Now that we have shared our big news, I wanted to share the things that helped me survive the first trimester! My doctor said it best that during the first trimester you do whatever you need to in order to survive because it can be rough for some people. I was fortunate enough not to have morning sickness, but I’ve experienced a lot of constant fatigue and I’ve had nausea if I don’t eat every 2 hours. Here are the things that helped me during my first trimester:
Every night I’m in bed by 9:00 pm which is very different than my usual bed time. Even though I’m so exhausted I’ve had a lot of restless nights and trouble sleeping, so I bought a pregnancy body pillow pretty early on. I’ve never slept with a body pillow before, but I’m hooked! I’m still not sleeping super well, but this has definitely helped a lot and I feel a lot more comfortable. I know that it’s going to be even more helpful as my belly grows.
I can’t recommend this app enough. I love seeing what changes are going on with the baby each week, and also what I should expect my body to be going through as well. It gives you a fruit or vegetable that the baby is the size of each week, and also shows how big their hands and feet are at that time. Another thing I love about this app is the food safety look-up and medication safety look-up to make sure that what I’m putting into my body is safe for our baby. I love checking this app each day!
I purchased my first pair of maternity leggings at Target and they are seriously amazing! Every woman should own pair even if you aren’t pregnant, they are just that comfortable! My pants started getting tight at the end of the day at around week 9 or 10 so it was so nice to change into these leggings when I got home from work.
Rainbow Light Prenatal Vitamins:
I’m a vegetarian, so finding prenatal vitamins without gelatin was really challenging. When searching on Amazon, I found that the prenatal vitamins from Rainbow Light don’t have any gelatin which is perfect. I definitely recommend these!
I bring snacks with me everywhere that I go now in my bag. If I don’t eat every 2 hours I get extremely nauseous so I definitely try to avoid that if possible. I picked up snack size packs of nuts and just always have a few bags with me!
If you’re expecting or if you’re a Mom, what were your first trimester necessities?
Thanks everyone for the sweet words on social media and on my blog post on Friday! We can’t wait until Baby W arrives in December! When it comes to this pregnancy so far, I’m not really loving tight fitting clothing right now so this top definitely fit the bill. I love the loose fit, the floral print, and the lace-up detailing. It’s perfect with these white jeans and panama hat for a summer weekend look.
If you follow me on Instagram and saw my Instagram Stories (@akeeleywhite), I spoke on a panel with a few other local bloggers at the Nourish dinner on Friday hosted by The Flourish Market! It was so fun sharing more about blogging with all of the attendees (even though I was super nervous at first). For the rest of the weekend, it was operation clean out this house before the baby comes. We’ve decided to clean out the house little by little so it isn’t as overwhelming. I’m definitely in full nesting mode!
c/o J.Jill top | Old Navy white jeans | Jack Rogers sandals | J.Crew panama hat | Michael Kors bag
Linking up with Lauren and Rachelle | Photos by Em Grey Photography