the swing top

 maternity / regular} / Sandals: Tory Burch / Bag: Louis Vuitton / Watch: Apple

This heat is no joke and since we got a little too much sun while we were on the water this weekend, I needed a cool {full coverage} top to get me through the day. Mott 50 was my go to since their Jane Swing top is a bamboo/ spandex blend + offers 50 UPF protection {just what I need!} It’s not maternity, but I sized up two sizes to accommodate my growing belly. I wasn’t able to find a widget link below {I linked the fitted version}, but you can find my exact top here. Mott 50 is a great company and all of their products {from swim suites to jackets} are certified UPF 50. It’s a great way to stay stylish while also staying sun safe {something I did not do this weekend…yikes!} My shorts are maternity from J. Crew, but because they’re so popular, they also come in the regular fit as well. I love the length {6″ for maternity & 4″ for regular} and for pregnant mama’s the belly fit is side paneling. I purchased these at the beginning of my second trimester and sized up based on J. Crew’s fitting chart and they’ve been great!

Ps. check out Mott 50’s Sonja Swim Dress {I linked two styles below}… It’s Ah-mazing!

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Agenda Season!

Top: Lilly Pulitzer / Bottoms: Lululemon / Agenda: Lilly Pulitzer / Pens: Sharpie 

Bar Cart: Target {similar}

It’s that time of year again! I love when August rolls around because that means it’s time to stock up on a new yearly planner and Lilly Pulitzer has been my go-to for the last 3 years! Their agendas come in four different sizes {large is my favorite} but this year I choose the medium size in Tusk In sun so I could easily slip it in and out of my purse {or baby bag!} I’m giving away two Lilly agendas {of your choice!} over on my Instagram page. Look for the Lilly present picture and follow the instructions to enter. Hurry, giveaway ends tonight at midnight and winner will be announced tomorrow!

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recipe: banana bread


Preheat oven to 350* 

Peel and mash the bananas in medium bowl until they’re of baby-food consistency

Add sugar, melted butter & egg. Stir together until all ingredients are well mixed

In a separate {larger} bowl, stir together flour, salt & baking soda

Pour into prepared loaf pan {I swear by Le Creuset!} and bake at 350* for 60 minutes until knife or toothpick inserted into middle comes out clean



Red, White & Blue

 Old Navy / Headband: Devon Alana Designs / Bangles: Bourbon & Boweties {herehere and here}Pumps: Tory Burch {similar} / Pearls: Majorica

Happy 4th of July! 

Im sharing a post from last year’s 4th with you because I still love this dress! Even better?! It’s out again this year in a washed chambray and only $34 from Old Navy! It’s the perfect flowy and light weight dress for summer, not to mention I’m in love with the pockets and chambray cotton. Love my monogrammed headband?! It’s from Devon Alana Designs, and you can purchase them at her Etsy shop here {not to mention all the other cute things she has!} check out her blog too, she just gave it a big makeover and it’s amazing!

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