24 Week Maternity Photo Session Part 1

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A few weeks ago Alex and I took our maternity photos with our beloved friend, Sarah of Photos by Sarah Beth. Not only did we enjoy ourselves so much, but we were thrilled with the beautiful photos captured that day. It was so important to me to have this special time documented. Sometimes I still have to pinch myself to realize that this is actually happening. We are just about two months away from meeting our sweet boy and I still feel like I have a million and one things to do to prepare. But it’s sweet reminders like these photographs that make me stop and soak in the miracle that this pregnancy is. If you live in the DC metro area, Maryland, Northern Virginia, or anywhere on the globe (Sarah loves traveling)- she is truly the BEST and will go above and beyond to make sure you receive breathtaking images. We have to many pictures from our session that I had the hardest time choosing just a few to blog and had to break up the photos in two stay tuned for part 2 folks!

x.o. Josie


Pink Blush Maxi Dress

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This is the ultimate maxi dress to carry you throughout your early to late stages of pregnancy! I may be having a boy, but I could not resist this pop of pink (my fav)! The exact “fuchsia” color I’m wearing has sold out, but I’ve linked their “magenta” maxi that is almost the same- and if you don’t fancy the color pink, it comes in a variety of options! I’m currently 26 weeks pregnant and wearing a size “small” which fits perfect with even a little more room to grow since it has a bit of a stretch in the material. Did I mention how soft it is?! The beauty of this dress is that it can be dressed up or down. I styled it with a casual denim vest while exploring the old town Alex and I live in. Had we planned for a date night, I would have paired it with a cropped leather motto jacket and black strappy sandals or my crochet kimono. And HOORAY because it’s currently marked down from $73 to just $42! In fact, their entire site is 20% off when you use code: “WEEKENDREADY.”

I especially love how their website is made with your convenience in mind. They not only offer maternity clothes but regular to plus size options as well. Looking for that perfect dress to wear to your baby shower? They’ve got you covered for that too since you can shop exclusively through their baby shower looks. One thing I’ve learned throughout this pregnancy is how important it is to feel like you have something amazing to wear! Especially when your early on maternity purchases start to not fit, something like this PinkBlush maxi dress will never fail. And so worth the investment since I’ll definitely be wearing it post baby.

I’m also happy to announce that I’m offering a special GIVEAWAY for you! I’ve partnered with PinkBlush to offer a $75 gift card to use on their website. For entry you must follow my instagram account Josie in Color, like the photo mentioning this giveaway, and post a comment tagging two friends you think might be interested in entering the giveaway. That’s it! Contest ends this Sunday at midnight and winner will be announced on the original instagram post Tuesday July 19th. I will direct message the winner informing them how to claim their prize! Good luck!

x.o. Josie


Gender Reveal Baby Shower

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Holy baby shower! It was such a beautiful and surreal day for Alex and I… It was especially exciting because we had a combined gender reveal/baby shower. The anticipation was killer! And truly, I would say the guests were split pretty evenly between “team boy” and “team girl.” I was convinced it was a girl! How could it be that my motherly instincts were already so wrong, sweet baby is a….drumroll please…BOY! Definitely not a girl.. The sonogram photos are pretty definitive. Really though, we are so very happy. Alex was destined to be a father and I’m so excited to see him with a little buddy. And I am ready to embrace being a #boymom all the way!

Turns out I haven’t whipped out a blog post since our pregnancy announcement, but I assure you a few are bound to make their way here. I have shifted my work schedule to allow for more time at home to prepare for the arrival of our sweet boy. Hopefully we will nail down a name for the little guy too! Ha. Yes, its true, we don’t have a name yet! And despite the remarks I receive from those who do not understand why not yet- I love having something else exciting to look forward to!

Pregnancy has been so good to me throughout this second trimester and I’m currently working on putting together the nursery! Stay tuned for more updates! By the way, I apologize for the quality of some of the photos- some are from iphones!

x.o. Josie