Dressing the Bump

overalls pregnancy style emily brunotte

| Levi’s overalls c/o Anthropologie | red hair bandana | white sleeveless tank c/o Anthropologie | Schutz blue fringe slides c/o Anthropologie | fanfare earrings c/o Anthropologie | Birdcagse basket bag c/o Anthropologie |

I’m officially halfway through this pregnancy now and I’m much larger at this point than I was with my pregnancy. I’m excited to be pregnant during warmer months this time around so that I can wear dresses… But getting bigger faster this time has made dressing the bump much more difficult.  My hack with my last pregnancy was wearing non-maternity clothes for the majority of the time.  This time…not gonna fly for much longer.

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Travel Necessities

travel necessities

I always seem to get lots of questions about what I pack when I travel, especially when I travel with Cora.  I wrote this post about flying with a baby, which included info on what to pack for the baby, but I wanted to do a post on what travel necessities I pack for myself. Since once you pack for that baby/toddler, you won’t have too much room left for yourself.

MY TRAVEL NECESSITIES

Our Home Office Update

home office design

When you work from home, your home office can easily feel like one of the more neglected spaces in the house. Not nearly as exciting as the kitchen, a bedroom or a living space, it often is cast off as a work space that does not need to be decorated or “finished.” This was my issue with our home office for months until I realized how much I hated being in there. I kept sneaking out to sit at a coffee shop for hours rather than sitting in that cast-aside home office.

In May of last year, I made the jump from the corporate world and working full time to starting a marketing business with my husband and working from home. I needed a space at home that was comfortable and conducive to actually getting work done.

Our office is a small and oddly shaped room, and I knew I would need some help combining our furniture with new and setting it all up so that it didn’t feel too crowded.

My good friend Rio Rusch is a designer for West Elm so I reached out to her for help since she knows my tastes fairly well already and I love the West Elm aesthetic.  Bonus Points – she helps you style your new West Elm pieces with other items she finds around your house. ERGO, you don’t have to go bankrupt spending money on all new items.

The Home Office Update

BEFORE

 

 All very dark and sparse – we only had a few necessary items, but I hated being in there. The vibe was off.

DURING

Notice: v important glass of wine for the designer (unfortunately not for this prego).

 

AFTER

Many of the pieces included in our office are linked below.  Some of them were items that we already had and are old.

 

These shelves were custom made for our office by Created Hardwood.  I LOVE how they turned out. I didn’t want traditional rectangular shelves and these are so cool and unique.

Everything turned out beautifully. We don’t have a ton of color in our house but I love the pop of color that the chair brings in, especially since this room does not normally get much natural light.

 

For interior design help, you can contact Rio Rusch here.

 

XOXO – Em