Archives: February 2013


LOVERS + FRIENDS

Dress c/o Lovers + Friends  //  Kimono – Zara  //  Crown – DIY

My friend Erica, who photographs a lot of my style posts, recently decided to switch from shooting digital, to shooting entirely with film.  This is the first shoot we did together using film alone, and i’m so in love!  It’s of course more of an investment given the added cost of film and development, and you don’t get to view your images as you shoot (eek!)…..but I think the range and quality of photos speak for themselves.  Check out her latest tribal themed maternity session shot entirely with film…..so amazing, right!?  Sigh….and here I go with my baby fever again…

So here I’m wearing a dress by Lovers + Friends, an amazing brand out of LA that I’m totally loving.  Not surprisingly, they’ve teamed up with the flawless Geri Hirsh of Because I’m Addicted for a capsule collection set to debut this Spring.  Stay tuned for that one!  It’s gonna be good.

It’s Thursday….which means it’s one day way from Friday! Forever TGIF! This weekend can’t come soon enough.

 


8/52 + A 2.5 LB MIRACLE

 The 52 Project – a portrait series of my daughter, once a week, every week, in 2013 – inspired by Jodi

This weekend I was flooded with thankfulness.  First heart break….then overwhelming thankfulness.

We learned on Saturday that my husband’s twin sister Hannah, who lives in Colorado, went into pre-term labor and delivered her baby boy at just 30 weeks.  The cause was unknown, because by the time she got to the hospital she was already 100% dilated and the doctors had to perform an emergency c-section.  Obviously, this was not something she was prepared for at all.  James was born weighing only 2.5 pounds.  The doctor’s said he is doing as well as he can be, but there will be some inevitable bumps down the road given how premature he is.  Not to mention a long wait before he can be home and in his mothers arms.  My heart broke when I heard the news.  I can’t imagine the fear….the uncertainty of those moments leading up to his birth.  Not knowing if he would be born with complications or even survive.  And then, the feelings of helplessness as a mother, looking at your precious baby, unable to hold him…hooked up to all sorts of machines.  I can’t help but cry when I think about it.  It makes me want to hold Rylee tight, and thank God for her health and well-being.  And it certainly brings a new perspective to the fragility of life.

We will keep praying everyday for this little miracle, for his strength and growth, and if you’re inspired, maybe you can do the same.  If you or someone you know has experienced something similar, or if you have a premie “success story”, feel free to share in the comments below.  I’d love to pass along some encouragement to Hannah.

 Rylee is wearing: Fawn Dress c/o Minette and Milo , headband c/o Oh Cozy Knits


A NEW DRESS & A BABY RANT

Calcada Dress – Anthropologie  //  Necklace and Arrowhead Ring c/o Moorea Seal  //  Bag & Shoes – H&M

So, this dress.  I went out shopping last week for a new pair of jeans, and this is what I come home with.  Of course, I didn’t need it…but you know what my first thought was when I saw it?  How stinking cute it would look with a baby bump!  Ha…it’s the truth….I had to try it on.  The dressing room further convinced me that I needed it.  I don’t know what is happening to me, but all I can think about lately is having another baby.  When I shop, I re-consider purchases that wouldn’t fit an expanding stomach.  I haven’t gotten serious about working out because what’s the point of getting abs if I’m just going to get pregnant again (what a terrible justification) But it’s true.  These are my thoughts. And we are not even “trying” yet.  Sam and I have obviously talked about it….but one of us is still hesitant (clearly, not I).  And the more we talk…. the more I want it.

I think a lot of it has to do with Rylee growing up so fast.  I’ve always imagined my kids being close enough in age that they would grow up being friends.  I think because it’s what I had, I want the same experience for them.  Rylee isn’t my tiny little baby anymore.  All of a sudden she’s turned into this walking, talking, independent, opinionated little person.  Honestly, how did this happen so quickly!?  Where did my baby go?  As much as I love to see her grow and learn, there are times when I really miss the “newness”.  It’s funny how all the hard parts of having newborn get cloudy the older they get.  Maybe that’s when you know you’re ready for another.  Or so I keep telling myself.

Anyway…all this to say.  I’m getting the itch.

Photos by Stone Crandall


7/52

 The 52 Project – a portrait series of my daughter, once a week, every week, in 2013 – inspired by Jodi

Not much to report here other than we are sick…..again! Lord have mercy. Rylee has the cold and I have bronchitis.  The only positive is that Rylee turns into a major snuggle bug when she’s not feeling well…so you better believe that i’ve been taking full advantage! We took these photos the day after valentines day.  I made Rylee and I matching flower crowns.  I am kind of ridiculous like that.  Here’s to better days ahead.


DENIM & FRINGE

Halter Dress & bracelets c/o PacSun // Daisy Crossbody Bag c/o Linea Pelle // shoes – Jeffrey Campbell

This weekend was glorious! It felt like summer….and summer in February is always welcome!  This is what I wore on saturday.  This bag by Linea Pelle is a dream.  A new fave.  My poor skin still has it’s ghostly winter hue, but it was nice to be able to just throw on a sundress and not have to worry about any extra layers.  It’s funny, I was looking at some videos on the new Vine app and it was ironic to see all my west coast friends sharing their beach videos…and then all my east coast friends sharing their snow videos.  It’s crazy how polar opposite the weather can be on different sides of the country.  What are your guys’ thoughts on that app anyway?  I can’t get myself that into it….I guess I just find instagram quicker and easier…but maybe i’ll catch on one of these days.

Also, a much more important matter, I wanted to let you know about the Cure the KIDS Campaign by P.S I Adore You and Hello Merch.  They have partnered to create a limited edition children’s tee to help raise funds and awareness for childhood cancer research.  You can read a handful of stories about some of the brave little ones who are fighting for their lives over on their blog.  Reading through some of these stories left me heart broken and in tears.  As a mother, you immediately put yourself in their shoes.  What if this was my daughter!?  I can’t even imagine.  But something we can do, is help.  The sale will run from February 18th-22nd and proceeds from every shirt sold will be donated to SLC CureSearch.  You can purchase it HERE.