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Thoughts For Thursday

May 30, 2013

Happy Thursday Friends. Is it me or has this week flown by??   I feel like Holiday weeks always do.

If you are looking for the perfect Summer dress for weddings or any occasion, I have found it.  While I was in Charlotte my mom took me shopping because we have two weddings coming up and I needed something bump friendly to wear.  I wanted something I could wear pregnant or not.  Because who wants to spend alot of money for something you can only wear for like 6 months while you are pregnant.  I always love Rebecca Taylor, one of my favorite lines and this dress is no exception.  It is so flattering and the pattern is even better in person!  It runs slightly on the smaller side, I went down a size even pregnant. I am in love with it, plus it is onsale right now.

{Rebecca Taylor Tropical Demi Femme Dress}

Btw I think I am the last person to download the Beautiful Mess App, but I love it.  I could play on it for hours!  Here is the bump in the RT dress.

Did anyone catch the Bachelorette Monday night? I watched about half off it before Matt got tired of the men’s antics and made me turn it off.  Overall I like Desiree, she is cute and seems genuinely nice.  Not sure about the guys yet, too early to make a call about them.  But alot of their entrances made me very uncomfortable.  I am happy this show is back on Monday evenings, it is my guilty pleasure.

Ever since seeing Julia from Gal Meets Glam in this ASOS shirt, I have been convinced I need to order it.  How cute is it- although I am pretty sure she makes every outfit look cute.  It looks like it would be a great maternity top as well.

{ASOS Shirt with Crochet Pom Poms}

I just checked out the most fabulous cookbook from the library this week.  It is filled with so many amazing vegetarian recipes and it has pictures for every recipe which I think is so helpful!  I like this book so much I want to check out the other River Cottage Cookbooks.  Highly recommend if you love veggies.

I am loving this loose side pony tail.  Such a great look for Summer.

I am obsessed with these Samudra pouches.  My friend Katie has a similar one and uses it for diapers and wipes in her purse and I think it is such a chic idea.  Thinking I need one for the new baby.  They would also be great to store snacks in for older kids.
{Flamingos Pouch | Moorea Sharks Pouch | Rocky Point Beach PouchSamudra Tulum Wave

pouch love

Have a great Thursday Friends!  We have a fun day with a little photo shoot of my little man (who is growing up way too fast and I want to capture this sweet age) and playgroup. 



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  1. Laura says:

    LOVE that Rebecca Taylor dress and it looks awesome on you!

  2. caycee says:

    That dress looks amazing on you girl! I still don't know how to do that app?

  3. I don't have this beautiful mess app!! Girl I rely on you to keep me updated and young. You know this.

  4. Amy Florez says:

    Love that dress! I must download that app! We need to have texting parties during The Bachelorette again!

  5. that dress looks gorg on you — and your baby bump is looking too cute! xo


  6. GREAT post! Love the dress, the cookbook, and def think you need the diaper pouch. I'm still loving mine and was reminded that it makes a great makeup bag, clutch…you name it! xx

  7. erica says:

    That dress is the cutest and looks amazing on you! You seriously must have the best closet ever, you always find some fabulous dresses. xx

  8. Ashley says:

    Those pouches are adorable!

  9. 'you look gorgeous in the dress. Good luck to Sterling today!

  10. Anne says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE that dress! You look amazing!

  11. Alicia xoxxo says:

    You look great in the RT dress! And I need to get that app!

  12. Christina says:

    I seriously JUST put that book on hold at the library a couple days ago. I bet I'll get the copy you had. You should put a little sticky note in it to see if we get the same one, hahah. Is Sterling wearing a blazer with nothing underneath? HA!

  13. Obsessed with the Bachelorette…just watched it last night! And I need that RT dress now!

  14. Letra says:

    Loving the Rebecca Taylor dress!

    AlSO, I seriously hope I look like you when I get pregnant….gorgeous in a non-maternity dress!


  15. PS what size dress did you get?

  16. You look gorgeous in that dress and I love that top too, you should get it, is one of those tops that you can wear pregnant or not šŸ˜‰

  17. Watched the premiere too, but much less interesting than prior seasons. Read that it had the worst ratings in Bach history. Ouch! You are a very cute pregnant lady.

  18. Taylor says:

    andy cohen is obsessed with side ponies…. so therefor I love them. that dress is so so cute! and I haven't downloaded a beautiful mess app so I need to get on it ASAP!


  19. Val says:

    You are the cutest pregnant babe, ever!!

  20. I need to watch Bachelorette!!

    I also need to check out ASOS..I always see cute things from there on people's blogs!