The best places to shop for maternity gowns!

Happy Tuesday guys!!
Today’s post is all about maternity gowns.
Finding the perfect gown for your maternity photos is seriously SO important!
You want to wear something that accentuates your new baby bump and something you feel confident in.
So today I’m sharing some of my all time favorite maternity gowns!



This gown is from SexyMamaMaternity and I seriously felt SO beautiful wearing it.
It hugs me in all the right places and I’ve pretty much felt that way in all of my items from them!!
Shop this exact dress {HERE} If you see a gown you LOVE make sure you use code “Monica22” and it will take $22 off ANY of their gowns!!
Click {HERE} to shop.

Asos also has some STUNNING maternity gowns, that’s actually wear I purchased mine.
You can check out our maternity photoshoot {HERE}
Here are some of my favorites from Asos!

Another place with some really gorgeous gowns is ShopPinkBlush,
This one is probably my favorite…Click the photo to head to their website and see what else they have!

Kyle took the day off today so this post was kindddddd of thrown together quickly,
but I’m pretty confident that if you’re on the search for a gown you’ll be able to find one at one of these 3 stores!! Let me know if you end up choosing one of my favorites!
Happy Tuesday!!

Kimi and Kai Maternity Picks + A GIVEAWAY

Happy Wednesday!
So, I really want to make sure I share ALL of the cute maternity brands with y’all while I still can.
It’s a little ridiculous how many people have negative views on maternity wear and try to avoid buying it,
but I’m tellin’ ya…THOSE PEOPLE ARE WRONG.
It is 100% possible to be pregnant and wear trendy clothing that’s also super comfy for your bump.

I mean, I feel like I’ve made that pretty clear in the last 8 months or so. Right??

Today I want to share Kimi and Kai Maternity with y’all and ALSO give you a chance to win ANY item of your choice from their website!!
We’ve teamed up so I can share some of their amazing pieces and also do a giveaway.

I’m going to be sharing my top 3 favorite looks from their website here on the blog today.
If you want a chance to win something off their site make sure you head to my Instagram {HERE} and follow the rules to enter the giveaway!

Look #1: Date Night//Valentines Day
{Get the top HERE}





Look #2: Casual Weekend Wear
{Get the dress HERE}
(This dress actually goes a tad past my knees but I tied it up to make it shorter)



Look #3: Baby Shower/Dinner Date/Event
{Get the dress HERE}





Which look is your favorite?!
I think mine has to be that adorable pink top!
Happy Wednesday friends and don’t forget to enter in the giveaway!!!

Friday Favorites – Postpartum clothing *musts*


Okay y’all, I’m totally aware that some of you are rolling your eyes at this post.
Mainly because I’ve never had a baby so you’re probably thinking…
“How the hell will you know what you’ll want to wear after you give birth?!”
BUT I’ve had friends have babies, and I’ve done A LOT of research.
With that being said, there’s not a doubt in my mind that the majority of the time I’ll be in my husbands sweatpants and a nasty grungy shirt with breast milk and spit up all over it.
I mean, I’m not an idiot guys…I know motherhood is not all rainbows and butterflies.
BUT I also know, that for me personally, I’m going to want a few items on hand that I can throw on that are still super comfortable, but will also make me feel a little more put together and pretty.

**So that’s what today’s post is all about – comfortable and CUTE items for the new mama who just wants to feel human again**

PS: I’m having my baby in the Spring, so most of these items are for Spring/Summer,
if you love this post and want me to do another one with Fall/Winter postpartum clothing items just leave me a comment letting me know!!

As far as tops go, loose and flowy will be your BFF.
I’m sharing some adorable options for every occasion – and almost all of them are nursing friendly!
1. When you’re chillin’ at home and want to be comfy & simple but have guests coming over
2. You have an event to be at and need something a little dressier
3. You have a family get together and want to be cute but still comfortable
4. You and your man have your very first date night
5. You gotta get to church and praise Jesus and ask him for some patience cause you haven’t slept in 6 weeks.

Now, bottoms are something that are going to take a little longer to fit…mainly jeans/shorts.
So I’m thinking leggings/joggers/sweats are going to be my main choice those first few weeks.
I mean, if I’m completely honest those first few weeks i’ll probably be wearing a diaper and Kyles sweatpants…
BUT I’m sharing some cute items for those days when ya need a little pick me up or have someone stopping by or actually need to leave the house for something and need to look more put together!!
Also including some great jeans/shorts options for when the baby weight starts coming off!

Let’s talk postpartum dresses…I feel like this would be the “easiest” thing as far as just throwing something on and trying to get out the door.
I’ve definitely got a few Tshirt dresses already in my cart and ready to be purchased.
A simple Tshirt dress paired with some comfy tennis shoes will most likely be my “go to” simple look.
However, I do have a few weddings to go too not long after baby is born so I’m including some nicer options as well!

I really really hope y’all actually enjoyed this post and felt like it was helpful and didn’t just roll your eyes the entire time.
I just know myself, and know that i’ll want to have some cute clothing options that will make me feel good no matter how exhausted I am.
So hopefully you were able to find some pieces that you love and can order for after baby arrives. I hope when you look at them hanging in your closet when you’re mid panic/breakdown you think of me and smile and say, damn – she was right!!! 😉 haha

Happy Friday y’all!!

Weekend Recap – Showering the bride + OOTD

Y’all, the third trimester exhaustion is hitting H A R D…
I took a bath Saturday morning, stood up & dried myself off…
and was literally SO exhausted from drying myself off that I immediately got in bed and took a nap.
Holy smokes the third trimester sure doesn’t joke around!!!







Click HERE to get notified when this exact dress comes back in stock!!!
Sadly, this exact dress is currently sold out (not maternity FYI)  But I’m linking some really cute similar stuff below!
{Similar dresses}

{Similar bags}

{Similar booties}

{Similar Ear rings}

Other than being lazy and tired this weekend, I got to celebrate my beautiful (soon to be) sister in law!
We showered this babe on Sunday and I couldn’t be happier to “officially” have her join our family,
even though she’s pretty much been part of the family for years now!


Could she be any cuter?!
After the shower we all came back to our house to relax and hang out.
It was a perfect day spent with family!

Hope y’all have a great Monday!!

Friday Favorites – Maternity Activewear

WE MADE IT!!!
It’s finally Friday, and it was SUPPOSED to be a very exciting Friday for me, because I thought we were going to get to see our baby boy…BUT unfortunately we had to reschedule the appointment for next week…whomp. But that’s okay, better late than never!
{So instead of doing my normal “bumpdate” on Wednesday I’m going to have it up for y’all after our appointment Thursday!}

As promised, today’s post is all about maternity activewear.
I’m going to link a bunch of cute options for y’all, and if you happen to click on something and notice that it isn’t maternity, that’s because I actually own it and have worn it while pregnant so I’m sure you’ll be able too as well!

As far as support goes, Blanqi is my absolute favorite brand. I have a pair of their maternity support leggings (wearing them in the photo above), as well as one of their maternity support tanks and if I’m planning on jogging or doing any kind of up and down activity where my belly REALLY needs support I always go to these items!

For trendier activewear at a good price – I go to ShopPinkBlush,
They have a wide variety of maternity activewear and it’s all reasonably priced!

Okay, here are some cute items I found that I think y’all may like as well!
See something you like? Just click the image and it’ll take you directly to the site where you can purchase it!

Hope everyone has the best weekend!