Although my son arrived 10 days overdue, the extra few days allowed me the opportunity to capture in images that magical, long anticipated LAST week of pregnancy. Thanks to my friend Jen Au, who was behind the camera, but as importantly, willing to whisk me to the hospital if (God forbid) baby came a knockin’!
There’s no question that experiencing pregnancy is a beautiful thing! Feeling beautiful — let alone like yourself — during 40 weeks of joy, hormones gone wild and a changing body can be a bit of a tricky proposition though… For me, holding onto my personal style is what has served to uplift me throughout my pregnancy, despite the fact that I couldn’t wear most of my clothes.
If you’re thinking about visiting Chicago, you absolutely have to check out the Garfield Park Conservatory. It’s a stunning, peaceful sanctuary if you’re looking to plan a romantic date, learn about thousands of plant species or simply need to escape the hustle and bustle of busy ChiTown.
I love to mix together unexpected items when creating my look. Be it a flowing, feminine silk dress paired with a leather biker jacket, or a casual sweatshirt with over-the-knee, sexy high heel boots. Effortlessly mixing items from opposite spectrums of styles is what will set you apart from the crowd and make your look YOURS.
Is it really June? Summer already? It may be warm and sunny, but if you reside in the Pacific Northwest, then you know where I’m going with this — we Seattleites like our layers because one never knows if unexpected rain, wind or cold will await you each day.