Soooo I’m not typically a “ballet flat” kind of girl, but these were just too cute to pass up!
I actually got these babies when I was pregnant and they came in handy SO much.
They are the perfect shoe to throw in any and every bag, like seriously they even fit in a clutch!
While I was pregnant I still liked to rock shoes with a heel but I would always have these flats in my bag on standby for whenever my feet would start to hurt and I needed something more comfortable but still cute.
They are also great for traveling, I took these on our babymoon and I can’t tell y’all how many times I whipped them out mid date night because my feet were hurting haha
Most of you are aware that I was in a wedding a couple weekends ago!
As a new mama and someone who likes to be on the dance floor, I knew I wasn’t going to be wearing my heels all night long! Of course, I could always go barefoot…but let’s be honest, your feet get filthy and people end up stepping on them constantly.
So I brought my champagne Talaria Flats and they were such a life saver!!
They have a white pair with gold tips that I’m IN LOVE with on the website, you can shop them HERE.
I think the best part about these shoes is that they’re SO easy to travel with and they’re affordable.
They would also make a great gift for bridesmaids!
Talaria Flats recently launched a “littles” line and oh my goodness I’ve never wanted a little girl to match with so badly in my life!!! Maybe, one day.
Make sure y’all head to her website and see the adorable different options that are available.
and be sure to let me know if you end up grabbing yourself a pair!
Today’s post is all about swimwear & beachwear for the new mama who should be PROUD of her body,
regardless of what it looks like.
I remember the first few weeks after giving birth I was on a complete high, my body definitely wasn’t pretty, but I was SO incredibly proud of what it had just done that the last thing on my mind was “bouncing back” or worrying about losing the baby weight.
I knew that I would eventually lose the weight, with time and hard work…but honestly, the first 6 weeks postpartum I didn’t even stress about the extra pounds, I mean I wasn’t even allowed to work out yet so WHY be hard on myself about the way I look, right?!
Well fast forward to 7/8 weeks postpartum…I was able to work out now, but I didn’t have the time or the energy.
My tummy was still sticking out and jiggly and I didn’t look at all how I had pictured I would.
I’m officially 8 weeks and 5 days postpartum and I have good days and bad days, I’m human.
Some days I seriously don’t even think about my body or the way that I look.
And other days I dwell on it and pick out every flaw or imperfection and I’m hard on myself and tell myself that I should look better and I shouldn’t be this jiggly etc…
Thankfully I have an amazing husband and good friends to snap me out of it when I start to let the negative thoughts take over…
So for those of you who have a beautiful new baby and also have good days and bad days like myself,
Please remember on those tough days what your body has accomplished,
know that you are amazing and you are beautiful!!
Even though your body may not be in the best shape right now, it’s so important to love it through
every stage of life! You WILL get back in shape one day, but for now, when you see that tummy pooch or feel that extra jiggle, let it be a reminder of what your body has created!
Now, with all that being said I’m sharing some adorable swim/beachwear items for y’all!
So check them out, do a little shopping and CELEBRATE your body!!!!!
I am super excited to share a little behind the scenes action of our newbown/family shoot we did last week!
I have a feeling y’all are going to completely fall in love with Lentille Photography, just like I did!
(dress was borrowed from the studio wardrobe – brand is Fillyboo)
Kyle, myself and Hayes headed to Stafford for our photoshoot Thursday morning, and goodness it was chaotic. It was our first outing with Hayes and he was SUPER fussy that morning. By the time we arrived he had peed through his diaper and through his clothes and I think I had to nurse him about a million times while we were there! Thank God Allison (the photographer) and
Bridgette (owner of Bespoken Beauty) were SO sweet and patient with us!!
The girls were so incredibly welcoming and sweet when we arrived and made us feel super comfortable.
One thing I LOVE about Lentille Photography is that it’s a full service studio.
You basically show up looking like hot garbage and Bridgette turns you into a glowing goddess with her hair & makeup skills and then Allison helps you choose the perfect outfit from her gorgeous wardrobe selection before she starts snapping photos.
Here are a few studio pictures. I seriously couldn’t get over how CUTE everything was!
This is the hair and makeup area.
Below is the “lounging room” where Kyle and Hayes hung out while I got my hair and makeup done!
On the other side of the room is the wardrobe. The best part?! She doesn’t just dress the ladies, she also provides shirts for husbands and swaddles, hats etc for your babes!
As a new mama,
not having to think of what to wear or worry about trying to get myself put together was AMAZING.
After I chose my dress it was time for hair & makeup!
I am always SUPER picky about getting my hair and makeup done but I’m not kidding when I say that Bridgette may just be the BEST in Houston, I felt absolutely stunning,
and that’s saying A LOT for being 4 days post partum!
For any hair or make up needs Bridgette is your girl!!!
Once hair & makeup was done it was time to start shooting!!
I can’t even begin to tell y’all how amazing Allison was with Hayes,
She is for real, the definition of a baby whisperer!
She actually used to be a labor and delivery nurse so it totally makes sense.
Here are a few pictures I took while she was doin’ her thing!!
I really can’t say enough good things about Lentille Photography, and HIGHLY suggest you book with her!
It was such a great experience overall and she even sent me two sneak peek photos the SAME day we did the photoshoot!
I’ll be sharing some of our amazing photos from the shoot with y’all next week as well as some other little things Allison does to make your experience with her easy and extra special!!
Happy Thursday guys!
I’ve been getting asked the same question on repeat lately! And that’s “How do you edit your photos?!” So instead of responding to everyone individually I figured I’d do a quick post on my favorite photo editing apps!
I’ve used a TON of photo editing apps throughout the years but I’ve been pretty loyal to these
4 apps for months now…
#1. Darkroom I LOVE the filters in this app, that’s pretty much all I use it for. This app can actually do SO many amazing things but I haven’t taken the time to sit down and learn all of it’s capabilities.
When I first start editing my photos I’ll immediately go to Darkroom and throw my favorite filter on there. I think my favorite part is that you can adjust the strength of each filter! I’m not super big into the whole “cohesive Instagram feed look” but I do try to use a Darkroom filter on all of my photos so there’s somewhat of a similarity in each photo and everything flows nicely together!
#2. Snapseed After I’ve chosen a filter I’ll head to Snapseed to “tune” the image. I’ll adjust the lighting, contrast, saturation, or just whatever I think the photo needs! This app also has “looks/filters” you can use, my most used are Portrait and Pop – However, most of the time I find that they’re a little too filtered for my liking so that’s why I like to go in and tune the image myself on this app!
This is a great and SUPER easy app if you have something in your photo that you need to remove.
For instance, if there’s an ugly telephone pole right behind you, you can head to the Retouch app, click “object removal” and highlight over what you want to remove and it does it for you! Have a stain on your shirt? Retouch will fix that for ya!
Every now and then the Retouch app just can’t do what I want, and that’s when I head to Mendr!
Mendr is kind of like the app of all apps. With Mendr, you send your photo into a professional editor and leave notes for them on what you want fixed/changed! They can literally do ANYTHING.
I took this selfie on our babymoon and had them remove the toilet seat in the background and also had them fix the shadow on my belly! Then I adjusted the lighting/colors how I wanted – but they can even do that for you if you’d like! See their amazing skills in the photo below.
Sometimes I just use one of those apps for a photo and sometimes I’ll use them all!
I know I said I would be sharing “my top 5” favorite photo editing apps with y’all so
I’m going to list a few more great ones below!
#5. PicTapGo This app is also phenomenal and super easy to use, I think they have the largest variety of free filters and everything is adjustable as well – you can even put a filter on top of a filter if you want! I still use this one occasionally and it will forever be one of my favs!
This was my “go to” app for a while, before I discovered Darkroom. SO many people love and rave about this app, and it really is great!!
#7. Colorstory This is also a great photo editing app! If you’re trying to give your Instagram feed a nice cohesive look when it comes to colors, this app is great for that!!
Hopefully this post answered all of your questions!
Keep on sending me suggestions on blog topic ideas, I love knowing what y’all want to see more of.
Tomorrow’s post is for my pregnant ladies – I’ll be sharing some of my fav places to shop for maternity activewear, So make sure you come say hi and check out all the cute things!
Coming to all of you today to share the best of the best ONLINE Black Friday SALES!!
I’m so excited about this post because I’ve picked my all time favorite online stores
that are having sales…The stores list below are my GO TO places to shop online.
So I recently discovered GoodnightMacaroon and It’s now one of my absolute FAVORITE shops.
They have sales and discount codes regularly and all of the items are absolutely adorable.
The entire site is currently 30% off so I’m sharing my MUST HAVES with y’all!!
I already have the OTK boots in tan but the grey pair are in my cart!!
Truly the best OTK boots I’ve ever owned.
Next up, is Abercrombie & Fitch – why did I ever stop shopping here?!
They’re having a HUGE site wide 50% off sale!
Here are some of my top picks…
Free People is probably my favorite brand BUT they are a bit pricier,
so whenever they have sales I am ALL OVER it.
They’re having 50% off SO many amazing items, and other sales as well!!
Shop my favorites below or just click here to head to their website and see all sales.
I’ve always shopped at ASOS but have become an even bigger fan since being pregnant.
They have ADORABLE maternity clothing — and adorable regular sizes as well!
They’re currently having 30% off their entire site,
I’m debating on getting my maternity photoshoot gown from them, I’ll link it below!!
Of course I can’t do a Black Friday post without sharing some cute Target finds.
Click HERE for a list of women’s sweaters for only $10!!
We have that Safavieh rug (middle right) in our living room and get SO many compliments.
I’m also rounding up some cute Etsy sale items!!
One of those chunky knit blankets is on my Christmas wishlist, loving that pink color!
Also, those wooden shelves would look ADORABLE in the nursery – or any room!
Last but not least, my one true love Nordstrom, click here to shop their full Black Friday Sale