Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays. While it has become exponentially more fun since I had kids, I remember feeling a little overwhelmed with the first Halloween we celebrated as a family. I felt so much pressure to put together the perfect costumes, but couldn’t afford to purchase anything fancy and I knew that I didn’t have the time or energy to embark on any intense DIY’s as a first time mama.
I imagine some of you are feeling the same this year so I’m here to tell you you don’t have to go overboard to have a costume that’s cute, memorable and guaranteed to make you smile when looking back on the photos. Each of these can be put together with pieces from your or a friend’s closet and a few spare props or a simple DIY. So if you’re looking for some new ideas – read on below!
Fall has officially arrived and I’m looking forward to switching up my wardrobe from the summer dresses and jumpsuits I’ve been living in up to this point in my pregnancy. After baby #4 makes her appearance this November I’m ready for some layering – cozy knits, chunky cardis, all over our new Solly Baby FW wrap colors as my body works it’s way to it’s new postpartum shape.
Sonnet James has created a brand and line of dresses that speak to the mother who wants to play with her kids and feel beautiful. Remi Stoneman, Sonnet James’s photographer (and sister to founder and designer, Whitney!), was kind enough to welcome us into her home as she prepared her two boys for back to school and kept her youngest close and cozy in our wrap.
Rachel Pally is a mother of two, the owner and designer behind her eponymous clothing line, Rachel Pally, and the designer of our limited edition Every Mother Counts wrap. Through her brand she has bridged the gap between easy and elegant, making her designs sought after by fashion-forward women and mothers across the globe. Continue reading to learn what helps this talented mama juggle it all.
I’m now beyond the half way mark, and while it sounds cliche to say, this pregnancy has really flown by! I hope my first trimester lifesavers helped relieve the anxieties and aches that come with those first 13 weeks, and now I’m excited to share my soothing favorites for this (thankfully!) much more manageable second trimester: