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Floral Pants: Forever 21 Рsimilar / Tank: Old Navy Рsimilar / Sunglasses: Brickyard Buffalo / Bracelet: Mantraband / Necklace: Amrita Singh Рsimilar / Earrings: Stella & Dot Рnow on sale! / Lip: MAC Up the Amp

In between all of the rain we have had this spring, somewhere in there was a sunny day. These flowing pants were perfect on this day paired with a tank, some shades, and a few baubles. Dressy enough to look like a human being and not portray my usual tired mom-vibe, but not too dressy that I couldn’t run around and climb things with my toddler.

These shots were actually taken in my parent’s yard over spring break with the trees in full bloom. It’s stunning there this time of year. My Dad is quite the photog, wouldn’t you say? He puts up with me, and we got the shots in before everyone woke up from nap time crying so there’s that…

Can’t believe Memorial Day Weekend is already right around the bend. Looking forward to a busy, exciting summer ahead. And speaking of that sun…it’s back out today ūüôā

Happy Hump Day!

XO,

Gina

Sunrise on Branch Lake

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It’s 4:13am and I am awoken in the middle of the night due to pregnancy and my inability to control my bladder from the urgency to relieve itself these days. ¬†So, I hop out of bed to make my way downstairs to the restroom in the lake house, when I look out the bedroom window. ¬†Holy sky. ¬†This is amazing. ¬†We had thought about waking up early to watch the sunrise, and had set our alarms for 4:55am since the sun was supposed to come up at 5:00am, but we weren’t really sure if we would be able to force ourselves out of bed at that hour. ¬†After waking up and taking care of business, I quickly grabbed my camera and took a few shots across the lake and into the colorful sky. ¬†It was eerily quiet, peaceful and serene. ¬†Just me and the lake and the brightly colored sky. ¬†I wrestled with the idea of whether or not to wake the rest of the gang this early, and ultimately decided that they needed to see what I was seeing at that moment. ¬†It would just be too selfish to exclude them from this view, and by 4:55am, they may have missed all of this. ¬†So I woke up Zack and our friends, Erin and Rai. ¬†They weren’t too pleased at first, grumbling and groaning, but when I showed them a photo I had taken of the sky, they knew they too needed to jump up before they missed this magical moment. ¬†Zack and Erin got so excited in fact, that they broke out the kayaks and enjoyed the sunrise from atop the water. ¬†Rai and I stayed behind taking in the moment from the lake house dock and capturing photos. ¬†I know photos can’t really do justice, but my memories and these photos are all I’ve got. ¬†Hope you enjoy.

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If you were still unsure about whether or not you should visit Maine, then these photos probably did the trick.  We were lucky enough to wake up to this view every morning, even though it might have been a bit earlier than we were used to!

Hope everyone is having a good Thursday. ¬†I am looking forward to a little girl’s night. ¬†My friend Jess is moving to New Jersey at the end of the month, so this will be the last one she hosts in her NYC apartment. ¬†I then have to go home to pack for our trip to Maryland this weekend for both my friend Teri’s bridal shower and my baby shower for the Little Monkey. ¬†We are trying to get the guest bedroom cleared out, and after this weekend it’s go time on that nursery!

XOXO,

Gina

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Find the Sun {Waveborn}

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My Waveborn sunnies arrived in the mail, and I was super excited to rock them this past weekend!  For each pair of Italian designed and handcrafted shades you purchase, Waveborn provides a new pair of prescription eyeglasses or funds a portion of vision-restoring cataract surgery for a person in need through their partners Unite for Sight and SEE International.

They are currently hosting a crowdfunding campaign so they can continue to bring you more styles and colors for 2013.  They raised over $10,000 on the first day of their campaign, and the numbers are still increasing.  There is still plenty of time to join the campaign, so check it out!

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Photos by: Zack Notes / Edited by: Myself

Sunglasses: c/o Waveborn / Maxi Dress: Target / Jean Jacket: American Eagle / Flip Flops: J. Crew Рsimilar / Bag: Longchamp Рthis color sold out, but more colors here / Travel Bag: Urban Outfitters (old) / Earrings: ? (old) / Necklace: Family Heirloom /  Chevron Stack Rings: Baublebar / Snake Bangle: Henri Bendel Рsold out, but shop bangles here / Watch: Michael Kors / Bracelets: Guilty Jean, ASOS, Baublebar (similar) / Nails: Essie Mint Candy Apple w/ Madison Avenue Hue accent nail / Toes: Essie Avenue Maintain / Lip: MAC Impassioned

I was very excited to find this colorful maxi dress for such a bargain price at Target this past week! ¬†Typically, with my 5’0 stature, it’s very difficult for me to find a maxi dress that isn’t too long. ¬†I suppose since this dress was in the “juniors” section, maybe it was a bit shorter. ¬†Or could it be because I’m now sporting a little baby bump? ¬†Either way, I plan on rocking maxi dresses all summer long. ¬†Frankly, I have found the majority of maternity clothes I have come across to be old-looking, frumpy, and just plain ugly. ¬†Of course, there have been some good finds here and there, but I am beginning to think gorgeous maxis from the regular sections (sans ones with zippers) may be the way to go this spring/summer!

Happy Hump Day!

XO,

Gina