. . . for Lauren and Lauren: Sometimes . . . .

July 8, 2013

Sometimes . . . .

dress: discovery   leggings: old navy  sandals: target

Sometimes I get lucky and find something in my closet that fits my very pregnant belly like this striped dress.

While I do still have ten days left till my due date, sometimes I feel like this baby is going to stay in my belly forever.  
Sometimes Chris and I do something really fun like go to an outdoor concert, bring dinner and sit and listen to bluegrass music.  

Sometimes I wonder if blogging is a good use of my time. 

Sometimes I get a small glimpse of my hip bones and hips and get excited to see them again. 
 
Sometimes I love how a simple craft project turns out.  I made these vases to thank some of the woman at my shower who have prayed for and encouraged me.

Sometimes I get lucky and get to introduce you to a blogging friend that I've had for awhile who is talking about her favorite summer items, plus giving someone a chance to win an Old Navy gift card for $25!  I've loved getting to know Brianne this last year, and love her blog mixed with recipes, crafts, outfits and life.  She always leaves me the sweetest comments and emails.  Plus every time she posts a picture on instagram I want her hair.  


Hey there!  I am Brianne and I blog over at Being Bracco.  I am a newlywed living on the West Coast with my handsome husband in our new home.  Over here you will see new recipes, tons of pictures of my adorable furry children,  my attempts at being crafty, sharing favorite pieces from my closet, and even get to know my personal struggles and triumphs.

Katie's blog was one of the first I followed and had me hooked from day numero uno!  I just love her sweet personality and her style.  Oh her cute style...  Lately, she thinks her pictures have contained a lot of maxi themes, but I look at them and think, "Yes!  Another adorable maxi!!"  

When I find styles that I really like, they kind of become a very common occurrence that you will see on me.  So here are 6 things that you will see me wear pretty much this whole season.

1.  Maxi Skirts/Dresses - Well this is just a given...half of my closet (just like Katie's) is being taken over my maxi's...and how can they not?  They are super comfortable and adorable for any occasion!

2.   V Neck T-Shirts - Because nothing says comfy casual like a v neck and cute maxi.  That is my "go to" comfy work style.  Also, pairing a cute t-shirt with some colored skinnies or shorts can complete any Summer outfit.

3.  Statement Necklaces - What don't statement necklaces add to an outfit??  Especially a great colored statement.  You will rarely find me without one over any outfit.

4.  Bright Painted Toes - My toes (or "talons" as my husband calls them) will never be seen peeking out from my sandals without a good bright color on!  I should buy stock in Essie.

5.  Chambray - I don't know what it is about me and my love for everything chambray lately...but it goes with any bright colored bottom, added statement necklace, and even a maxi...total win win for this season.

6.  Colored Shorts - With this California heat being something fierce right now, hitting up Old Navy shorts sales was on top of my list.  Stocking up on great bright colors.   Add a cute tank or v neck t-shirt, flats and you have a great Summer look!


So enjoy adding some great pieces to your closet this season! (I know I am)

And stop by over at Being Bracco sometime...Love to have you!

Thank you Brianne!  I definitely am wearing tee shirts, maxi dresses and sandals on repeat these days.  And probably would almost as much if I wasn't pregnant.  Today Brianne is giving you a chance to win a $25 gift card to Old Navy!  That could definitely buy you a new maxi skirt and a new tee shirt!



Thank you for entering! Winner will be contacted after the 13th! 

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23 comments:

Sky-Ann @ The Little Button said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Katie, cute dress. I really like your style and it gives me ideas. I usually wear the same things and can not put stuff together very well. Looks like you and Chris had a lot of fun. I love your vases, wow they turned out beautiful. Makes me want to break out my crafts. I am really inspired by your blog, it's not a waste of time at all, as long as you enjoy doing it and are happy that's what counts :)
Will check out Brianne's blog....lol I miss my longer hair. I agree I want her hair too!!!
Take care and enjoy your last 10 days. I can't wait to see your little girl as well...so excited for you both :)

Sybil@PeaceitallTogether said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You are looking so adorable with that nine-month pregnant belly! Love seeing how you are "styling it" :) Can't wait to see that baby girl, though!!

Carly said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

10 days, I can't believe it! I'm stalking your instagram to see if anything happens sooner! Can't WAIT!

Carly
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Erica G. said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Such a cute outfit! I'm sure you are getting very excited at this point for your due date :)

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Kelly {Sparkles and Shoes} said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You look SO pretty!

xx
Kelly
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Jamie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I can't believe she is going to be here so soon! You are just the most beautiful mommy-to-be and such an encouragement. Love that you guys went to a concert in the park, we are going to our first one on Tuesday. Trying to find some free things to do during the summer :)

Mostly Lisa said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

10 days?! So close! YAY! As always, you look so great. You will see those hip bones soon enough!

Always,
Mostly Lisa

Ashley said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Sometimes I wonder about blogging too...and then I decide (in moderation) that it's a good thing for me! I can't believe you only have 10 days left until your due date. Ahhh!!!

TheTinyHeart said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

10 days? Oh my gosh, you are getting so close! So excited for you!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Annie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Those vases are so cute, and so is that dress! And listening to bluegrass music sounds awesome :) Can't believe your due date is so soon!

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Simply LKJ said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love the little vases. Such a thoughtful gift. You look amazing. 10 days to go...I will be celebrating with you.

Lisa @ MMT said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You are sooo close! I'm getting excited for you! Come on baby ;)

Helene in Between said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

outdoor concerts are the best!! and you look so beautiful, so close!!

Lily said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You're absolutely adorable.

Lala H said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

baby's gonna be out anytime soon! praying for a very easy and safe delivery! can't wait to see the baby pics!

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Desiree Macke said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Ten days! Little Miss could arrive ANY DAY! How exciting is this?!!

Chrissy + Nate said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I seriously told my husband this weekend, "This girl, Katie... I read her blog, I wonder if she's having her baby right NOW?" Ha! That sounds totally stalker-ish. You look so cute in that outfit!

smk053078 said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I cannot even believe you only have 10 days left!!! Eeeeeeek!! You are about to be a mommy!!! :)

Brianne Bracco said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

10 Days!!! Whoo Hoo!!! I need precious baby girl pictures to flood my Instagram feed STAT! ;) Thanks again for having me over here today friend! <3

Kristine -Heart Shaped Sweat said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

woohoo! 10days and counting, how exciting for you all!! Like everyone else, I'm just so happy for you and eager for you to be holding your little one!!

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You look pretty amazing but I can imagine you must be so excited to meet your baby!


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Blogger Ash said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Great photography. I'm heading over to Being Bracco to check it out!

Denise said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

really nice dress.