One of my favorite things about fashion is discovering new brands and designers. One of the brands I discovered this year happens to be Merlette! While I tried to limit my spending on clothes in 2020 for obvious reasons, I had to pull the trigger on this absolutely gorgeous dress. 


An airy design of tiered cotton, this Merlette dress is perfect for pregnancy and beyond. Being able to wear an outfit even after I give birth was one of the biggest criteria for my purchases this year. I also loved the sherberty shade of lavender that was too delicious to pass up. I recently wore this dress on a mini pre-Holiday getaway and paired it with Isabel Marant western-inspired boots. However, I can’t wait to wear it with strappy sandals or espadrilles for Spring/Summer. The options are endless! 


Dress: Merlette. Boots: Isabel Marant.


The Nap Dress


2020 has been a wild year, and multiple trends have emerged as a result of our new routines and quarantined lifestyles. One such trend is the nap dress! And I have to say, I’m feeling very lucky that this trend took off in the middle of my pregnancy. What is a nap dress you ask? As Who What Wear describes them, nap dresses “can be slipped on without fuss, are comfortable and non-restrictive, can be worn without a bra, and tend to suit all body shapes. They blur the lines between what you might wear to bed and what you might wear to a fancy brunch.” 


While we’ve been staying at home, the nap dress is perfect for an afternoon on the couch, but also amazing for running errands in comfort.  I was recently gifted my very own nap dress from Hill House Home from the girls at Spanx who wanted me to have something comfortable for my pregnancy and beyond. I recently wore mine to a mini-vacation at the Ritz Carlton Lake Oconee and it was perfect for strolling the grounds, going to lunch, and even relaxing in our room.  For my expecting mamas-to-be, these dresses are perfect for a growing belly, for nursing after pregnancy, and for staying cute well beyond the post-partum process. You can find my style at the link below, but there are many nightgown chic options to choose from. Let me know what you think about the trend in the comments below!

Nap Dress: Hill House Home.


Ulla Johnson


We’re at that funny time of the Fall down South where one day is chilly and crisp and the next it feels like we’re back in Summer! Dressing has been quite the challenge, since I fully want to embrace the Fall, but the weather has different plans. Well I recently saw some of Ulla Johnson’s latest pieces, and felt like they were perfect for this transitional period. In particular, I fell in love with this leopard midi dress with fluttery sleeves and A-line cut that would be bump-friendly for me during pregnancy. First of all, I loved the leopard print in unexpected army green and Autumnal shades! For a a quick trip down to Florida, I accessorized my look with sandals and a straw hat. However, as the weather cools down, I can’t wait to throw it on with ankle boots and a leather jacket over my shoulders. I felt like this look truly had the flexibility to straddle both seasons! In the meantime, I’ll be rolling with the punches until Fall decides to truly stick around!

Dress: Ulla Johnson. Also love: Ulla Johnson. And this one: Ulla Johnson. Sandals: Zara (old) Hat: Eric Javits.  Necklace: J.Crew (old).