October 13, 2015

The Best Shirtdress There Ever Was

| dress: Anthro | booties: Aldo (almost identical style) | crossbody: Michael Kors (similar) | sunglasses: American Apparel (similar)| 

This shirt dress is what my pattern mixing dreams are made of. Plus the cut is perfect for a variety of body types...even an 18 week pregnant one! I'm thinking this is going to last me a little while yet in my pregnancy and still be great post-partum. I was immediately drawn to this one when I was in Anthropologie a few weeks ago...and when I tried it on, I knew it was a done deal. 

I've gotten so much use out of it already, from church to date nights, to grabbing dinner with friends. It can easily be paired with tights and longer boots for the upcoming colder months. So basically if you're thinking about a new versatile dress for different seasons and body types... this is the one. Go for it. ;) 

Have a fantastic Tuesday. I am taking a professional day from work today and am at a youth ministry conference with Brian and some of our youth leaders. Thanks for reading!


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October 07, 2015

Our Family Pregnancy Announcement...

Oh hello, Best-Surprise-Ever....

On August 3rd, we found out that our lives were about to drastically change... but we're pretty excited about it ;)

Now since Brian and I both live far away from our families, telling them in person was going to be slightly more difficult. We had to wait until I was almost 13 weeks before we could tell them the news. So we invited both sides to come up for Labor Day weekend. 

We played it off with us just wanting to get the family together for the holiday weekend. 

We went to the farmers market, ate lunch at Tony Packos, and enjoyed some time at Trapped Toledo. 

While we were at lunch, my sister-in-law revealed that she is pregnant with her third! And ironically she was 13 weeks! Now inside I am bursting with even more excitement than I can show at the time because omg we're due at almost the exact same time! But still, Brian and I keep quiet all. freaking. day. Longest day ever, btw. 

That evening for dinner, we take them to Zia's on the docks.  We eat a normal family dinner and then go outside to enjoy the view and some music... but not after ordering coffee and desert! While we're waiting for our dessert, we hang out outside and snap a few photos.

What our family didn't know is that while we were outside, our waitress was in on our plan and was placing special coffee mugs at everyone's seat alongside the dessert each person ordered. 

So finally we went back inside...

And it felt like years before anyone noticed their coffee mugs! Each coffee mug said "Grandma," "Grandpa," "Aunt," "Uncle," and "Cousin." In fact, I had to ask my mom, "How's your coffee??" before she realized what we were trying to tell her! 

Then there were hugs, tears, and O-M-Gs...and a few more pictures :)

We ordered our mugs from Personalization Mall and are really happy with the quality of the mugs and the fast shipping. 

And then this photo had to happen because my sister-in-law and I are due a week apart!

So there you have it... Baby Munafo. Coming March 2015. Already Loved. 

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October 01, 2015

Head-To-Toe Black in Loft

| tee: Loft | seamed leggings: Loft | sunglasses: American Apparel (similar F21 pair) | crossbody: Michael Kors (similar) | sandals: Valentino |

Happy October! We are finally starting to feel true autumn temperatures and I THINK they might actually stick around! I've recently picked up a few new items to accommodate my changing body...I just hit 16 weeks on Tuesday. I love these knits from Loft...this tee is SO soft I could live in it. It's also loose enough to hide the awkward pregnancy stage, where I'm not completely showing yet, but definitely have a bigger belly. Same with these seamed leggings... jeans are beginning to feel slightly uncomfortable (I haven't bought a belly band yet), but these provide enough stretch around the stomach area ;) I also love how they are seamed and a bit thicker than regular leggings, giving them more structure. I paired them with my black Valentinos to give me a bit of length with the head-to-toe black. You can never go wrong with a few classic and slimming black pieces! 

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