Friday, June 27, 2014

Paige Denim + a favorite old top + OPI Liquid Sand + horseshoe necklace + shades of blue = mySTYLE june {38 wks pregnant}

























Clothing
top: An old one that I bought, from Blu in Durango, over six years ago. The color & beadwork were undoubtedly meant for me, and I had to have it regardless of its size large. It was on a clearance rack and I was barely pregnant with True when I found it. It is non-maternity. I had it taken in by a seamstress even to wear during pregnancy. It's a piece that I can only wear in the third trimester and have worn with all three of my babies...although I've darn near out grown it now! I've lent it to two different friends for their pregnancies. This top has had a good run, but I'll sure be sad to see it go. The brand is Blue Angels and I can't find them anywhere online. Let me know if you come across them! I'd love a postpartum replacement!!
jeans: Paige Denim, Skyline Ankle Peg Maternity Jeans - these jeans are amazing. Absolutely the most comfortable maternity jeans I've ever had. And perhaps more important, they don't make me feel like I'm wearing maternity jeans. I'm living in these and leggings right now.
shoes: Yes, TOMS is making sandals now!! I L.O.V.E. these shoes. Find the details in April's post here.

Accessories
necklace: A delicate silver horseshoe & chain. This was a birthday gift from one of my closest friends several years back. I love large/chunky jewelry, but haven't wanted anything competing with my growing belly lately. I put this necklace on toward the beginning of the month and haven't taken it off. Unfortunately, the shop where Chloe bought this piece is no longer in business. But you can find a very similar one in a gold finish here and in sterling here.
earrings: Sterling silver & turquoise hoops; from a personal estate collection sold at Toh-Atin in Durango.
bracelet: Native American beaded cuff. Find the details in March's post here.
anklet: Pretty by JL Wish Anklet. Details can also be found in March's style post.
toenail polish: OPI Liquid Sand in their "Tiffany Case" blue.  

Photography
All photos are by & property of E. Lee Photography :: Visit her Website and on Facebook to see more of Esther's work & to schedule your own shoot. 
{click on each image in this post for a better view}


I am in love with the photos from this shoot. It might be because I've been putting very little effort into my appearance this month, but I dressed for the shoot, and I feel like these photos bring me back to life. Well actually, I think it's the highlights that probably brought me back to life this month! I've felt like a million bucks since Cassie put them in a couple of weeks ago. I may as well just consider them part of my natural hair color because it's what feels honest!! I gave my natural color a year long run. I'm glad I did, but I'm more glad that it's over. Anyway, I darn near always dress and accessorize to the same extent daily. But, I don't always wear mascara and lipgloss, and I only curl my hair a few times a month tops. This month I only applied the extras for my sprinkle {a baby shower} and for this shoot. 

Other reasons that I might love these pictures so much are because this is the last time I plan on taking maternity photos, because it's summer and I love summer, because of what the shades of blue & green do for my soul, or because of the location. The location is special, close to home, but not quite home yet. I need to finish writing, and you reading, A True Story to fully express and disclose the level of special that the location holds for me. Anyway, I will. But for now we have these photos.

This month has been an interesting mix of busy and relaxing. My Mom helped me with my kids in a way that allowed me nearly a week of one on one time with each. It was wonderful and I can't thank her enough for it. It also means that they each got one on one time with Grandma, which was terribly fun for both True and Elle West, and for Grandma! 

The busyness mostly comes from my last minute nesting urges. Evley's room won't likely be done before she arrives, but I'd been putting off getting her things together until it was. At last I put an end to it and just dug into my less than fun to dos. I cleaned out all of Elle West's clothes; grabbing what I could for Evley. I washed everything new and old. I gathered everything up from the shed {digging around in the shed is not a favorite task of mine} that I had stored and can use right away...and washed it all. And finally, I set up Evley's little crib and dresser in Gabe and I's room so that I have somewhere for her and her things when we bring her home. You know...it's just nesting. At least I feel ready instead of doomed and overwhelmed. Really, the feeling is what is worth most because the details involved don't actually matter that much in the beginning. It all comes together eventually and doesn't even necessarily make sense to have things ready in advance. Ready is sort of an illusion.

With ten days left until my due date I'm physically ready to meet our new baby girl, and I'm over the top excited to meet her in every other way, too! The anticipation has not ever lessened for me from one pregnancy to the next. You'd think having another baby when you already have two might somehow feel less like waiting for Christmas to the 100th power {when you're seven} than it did for the first baby. But it doesn't feel less like that at all. It still feels just like that. It's nothing short of torture actually. But, I'm doing my best to act, and therefore be, calm.

In next month's style post you'll get to meet miss Evley Love and I just might be wearing pajamas ;) Esther is looking forward to that and, as always, I owe her a big thanks for capturing my pretty this month. 

X O X O, JL

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