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32 Weeks Pregnancy Update

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This pregnancy has truly flown by, but I wanted to take a moment to reflect and give a little 32 weeks pregnancy update!

Band Tee | Necklace Layer Set | Snakeskin Booties | Hat | Sunglasses

This pregnancy has truly flown by, but I wanted to take a moment to reflect and give a little 32 weeks pregnancy update!

With Georgie, I had some complications along the way so I was always thinking about being pregnant and I really noticed all of the little aches and pains along the way. This time around I’ve been so busy chasing G around, trying to keep up with the house, blog, travel, and everything else that happens on any given day, that I haven’t tuned in to my body. I wanted to take a minute and reflect.

At the beginning of this pregnancy I truly felt great! Other than the first trimester tiredness, I was feeling really “normal.” I felt like I could accomplish so much in a day during the second trimester. My energy levels were up, my aches and pains were minimal and that chronic sleepiness had worn off. BUT THEN….. the third trimester hit. Day after day I feel like I push myself to the complete limit, and then when my head hits the pillow at night all of the pregnancy pains hit like a ton of bricks. Sleeping is next to impossible, which is all I want to do!

So 32 weeks seems like an accomplishment! From here on out I’m pledging to be a little easier on my body and on myself in general. Some things will just have to wait. I’ve been getting asked a lot how I do it all, and I don’t want to fool anyone. I don’t! At the end of every day there are still things that haven’t been done on the to do list. I do believe that keeping active as long as you can really will help you feel your best during pregnancy!

When people ask me how I’m doing, I always respond “great!” One because I don’t think anyone truly wants to hear about how bad my back hurts, that I can’t sleep or that I’m constantly tired and two because I truly believe keeping a positive attitude is key! If I keep telling myself I’m doing just fine, maybe just maybe I’ll trick my body into believing it. Worth a shot!

I want to really embrace these last couple weeks, and prep for the arrival of baby #2! I’m so excited to meet him. We had an ultrasound done the other day and he was looking a lot like G. I’m curious to see if they will look alike, or if this one will favor Trey more.

As the timer till his arrival ticks away my main goal is to soak up my time with just G too!!

Anyone out there with babies very close in age? I need all the advice I can get!

Also, I’m really not into buying many maternity clothes. I look for things that will accommodate the bump and also work after. The lowest rise jeans are key for this! I live in graphic tees, as you have probably noticed. Starstruck vintage in Nashville is a gold mine!!! She hand distressed them and I’m completely obsessed! It’s a vintage shop and there are always amazing finds in there. If you aren’t local to Nashville you can find her HERE. You can thank me later… ūüėČ

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Cold- Shoulder

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cold shoulder sweater | denim shorts | Chunky heel sandal | bandana necklace | Handbag: www.violetrayny.com

Alright ya’ll, only four days until this little babe is here! It feels so surreal. I picked up this cold shoulder sweater¬†for 25% off and have worn it everyday since I got it. (Eeek, I know.) It’s lightweight and so comfy. P.S. This BCBG ¬†trend event sale is great! All their new merchandise is 25% off. I stocked up on 3 different dresses, this sweater, and the cutest summer top. (All coming your way soon!)¬†It’s been so nice here in Nashville, I’ve been able to rock my go to¬†denim shorts¬†(don’t be fooled, the top button is not buttoned.) These chunky heel sandals¬†are so comfortable, I can wear them 9 months pregnant and running errands all day. I consider that a win! This little bandana necklace¬†is under $40, and ¬†the perfect update to the neck bandana for this summer. I have been picking up little odd and end things to pack in the hospital bags, stocking the house up on essentials and pantry basics, and reading everything there is to read about caring for a newborn. If anyone has any suggestions for things that helped in their last few days, I’d love to hear any advice! I’m soaking up everything I can get my hands on.

XO,

ASH

 

 

 

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Fringe on fringe on fringe

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Booties | Fringe dress | Fringe Bag

The baby bump at 351/2 weeks is in full force so I LOVED finding this strechy fringe dress¬†on sale for $30! (It was $175!!!!!) I got the small to accomade the bump, if I wasn’t pregnant I would get the XS. It has lots of strech to it. Whenever I found this I scoured for some other little black dresses with a little something extra for under $50. I ordered three. Whoops! I found a lace with a lace up¬†little black dress¬†that I just couldn’t resist. I’ll save that one for after baby… I also loved the interesting sleeve detail on this $25 dollar¬†dress. I can’t turn down a lace up dress¬†these days. When it is $22… there was just no chance of passing up. ¬†You can find another great fringe option¬†here.

These booties are perfect for summer with the cut outs on the side. They are under $100 and come in 3 other colors as well. I loved this grey color  with distressed toe for spring/summer.

I have been eyeing this leather fringe bag¬†for quite some time now. It’s been a hot ticket item with celebs like Kendall Jenner, Fergie, Megan Fox, and Kris Jenner for some time now and I know why! ¬†It’s so well made and the leather is so soft. I have a tendancy to put everything under the sun in my purse, so the jumbo size works perfect. It also comes in a regular and a mini. It’s perfect for the upcoming festival season! It’s great that you can wear as a crossbody too. It felt like Christmas the day this beauty came in the mail!

XO,

ASH

 

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ACM Awards-Vegas Trip

 

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I had to wait till the last minute to book my flight out to Vegas since I wanted to make sure and get the doctors approval before I went. However, all the quick direct flights were snatched up! I knew I was going to have a long day ahead and went for comfort in my favorite¬†travel sweatshirt. (I sized up for the bump….) The necklace is by a designer I have become obsessed with, Sarah Briggs. You can shop her handmade jewelry¬†here.

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The ACM dress inspiration came from Chrissy Teigen’s baby shower dress. She wore a white Kym Ellery dress with huge bell sleeves….and a $1,650 price tag. I found a similiar look with a Black Halo dress. It has sold out, but I’ve found some great alternatives. This¬†lace up version¬†is a stunner, and this one¬†has some great detailing! I paired the dress with my classic¬†Christian Louboutin¬†nude pumps.

Xo,

Ash

 

 

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Easter Dress

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Lace Bell Sleeve Dress | Booties

After a wonderful mountain trip with my husband’s family, I’m back in sunny Nashville and prepping for my family to come down for Easter. I found this beautiful¬†blue dress¬†to wear for Easter Sunday, and I just love it! Revolve Clothing¬†for the win, again!¬†It’s currently on sale for under $70 in the blue color. It also comes in¬†blush¬†and¬†wine. I ordered a size small, (I’m normally an XS when not pregnant in this brand) and it managed to fit over my 8 month baby bump. It’s shift style so it should work post baby too. (I always try to find things I can wear post baby as well.)

We had such an amazing trip in Colorado. We had a big house with plenty of room for us all to stay under the same roof, and cook dinners on our own some nights too. I did miss partaking in the skiing, hot tubing, and wine drinking that I would normally enjoy not pregnant. However, it was great R&R. I always say I like breathing in the air up there. It’s just so clean and there’s something majestic in the mountains. Tip for any pregnant ladies traveling to high altitudes….drink PLENTY of water!

Getting back from Denver after they had the biggest blizzard in 10 years proved to be a bit of a challenge, but after several hours and delays we made it back to sunny Nashville.

I’ll be prepping for my parents arrival and working on some baby prep. (Time is really ticking these days!) Hope everyone has a wonderful Easter and gets to spend some QT with their loved ones.

Xo,

Ash

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Boho Baby Shower

Boho Shower Invite

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I had the absolute best weekend celebrating our sweet new baby, at a boho themed baby shower, thrown by my parents, sister, and childhood best friend. It was so emotional to see all the love for baby W and get showered with baby goodies from our family and friends.¬†Revolve Clothing¬†did it again and I was able to find the perfect shower¬†dress. The dress comes in one size and is the perfect material and cut for before and after baby. I’ve noticed this dress has since sold out in this print. However, you can find the same dress in a different print¬†here. AND the same print in a romper version,¬†here.

My crafty parents made all of the centerpieces and the backdrop, including chopping down all the wood for the cake stand and centerpieces. The place settings all had mason jars with a burlap ribbon and birch straws. They didn’t leave out a single detail!

Baby W got so many amazing gifts! After spending a ton of time researching online and asking my mama friends, we registered for the 4moms Bouncer. I was so excited opening it, and we loved setting it up and playing with it. It has so many features! It can even be controlled from your phone.

We were really just so overwhelmed by all the love and support we felt this weekend. After the shower, my aunts, uncles and cousins came over to my parents house and they all gave us plenty of advice and even threw some bets in on the baby’s actual arrival date. So much fun!

Hope everyone has an amazing week!

Xo,

Ash

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Life Update

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Hope everyone is having an awesome week so. It’s really flown by for me! One of my favorite hats I wear, is stylist. March is always a busy time for this! With ACM’s the first weekend of April, I’ve been working on finding some extra special threads for the artists Brit and I will be styling for the red carpet. In addition, we are shooting a music video for Drake White’s new single, “Livin the Dream.” We have been running around town looking for some perfect boho pieces for the shoot. (I’ll make sure to get some good behind the scene shots for ya’ll!)

On top of styling, I’ve been in full on nesting mode! With the baby shower coming up this weekend, I needed to organize and clear out the nursery closet and make room for Baby W’s sweet new things. Any other (not normally overly organized) mamas out there that can’t stop finding organization projects?! Something about it seems to help my baby anxiety.

AND.. on top of all that I’ve been heading to my doctor’s office more than normal. I didn’t pass the first diabetes test, so I had to go back for the long version of the test. ¬†You fast, drink a horrible glucose drink, and then have blood drawn every hour, on the hour, for 4 hours. Not pleasant. Lucky for me, Trey was able to come with me and keep me company. It gave me some time to catch up on my baby books too.

With all the craziness going on, I’ve been rocking comfy dresses and booties, whenever the weather is permitting. I don’t like anything too tight around my belly for long periods of time. I discovered Amuse Society ¬†on¬†¬†Revolve Clothing¬†and it has been my pregnancy go to brand. The clothing is pretty inexpensive. (Score!) ¬†I have been able to find lots of great pieces that I can transition from pregnancy, to postpartum, and ¬†(hopefully) back to my normal weight. The floral print is great for spring transition and I love the 70’s vibe. I threw on a leather jacket with it when it got a little chilly, but the back of this dress¬†is so cute with it off.

Xo, 

Ash

Dress | Leather Jacket (similar)  | Booties (On Sale!)  | Panama Hat

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Blue Suede….Jacket

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I have been in full on “nesting” mode here lately. My mom, sister, and childhood best friend are graciously throwing me a shower this coming weekend, so I wanted to make sure everything was ready to prep before we head up to St.Louis for that! This Blue suede jacket¬†was love at first sight! ¬†It’s the perfect piece to brighten up the winter wardrobe and transition into spring. It made it easy to throw on and head out to run errands with Trey. SHOPBOP¬†is having their BIG tier sale, perfect time to scoop up this jacket and save a few bucks on it. ūüėȬ†¬†Most of the weekend was spent organizing, grocery shopping, and searching for baby gear. Luckily, our Nordstrom¬†has a great baby section!¬†We were even able to stop in at a 4D ultrasound clinic to check in with our little guy. It really puts things in perspective when I’m feeling all of the typical third trimester uncomfortable feels. Hope everyone had a happy weekend!

Xo,

Ash

Blue Suede Jacket | Scarf | Shoes | Sunglasses | Black Distressed Denim