Beaches, Baby Bumps & Bikinis

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Being pregnant on a beach, in a bikini, is the most relaxed and comfortable I’ve ever been in a bathing suit. Not a damn care in the world.  We island hopped, beach hopped and pool hopped all over the USVI and NOT once did I have to suck in, worry about love handles or tan lines. IT WAS AWESOME!

Beaches, Baby Bumps & Bikinis | Hi Lovely, Austin TX

Pregnant mamas and hope-to-be pregnant mamas – DO NOT buy a maternity bathing suit. A. They are overpriced. B. They are almost ALL fugly. (Except for some exceptions at ASOS.) Rock one of your bikinis because you can. I got lucky and kept a few bathing suits from before I lost all my weight. I did have to order one more (because you always need a new bathing suit for a Caribbean vacation, right?!)

Beaches, Baby Bumps & Bikinis | Hi Lovely, Austin TX

Yes… I got some serious stares when a beluga whale comes walking down the beach but most people were eager to come talk to me and ask all about my pregnancy. It was so much fun to meet other tourists and locals just because I flaunted that bump.

Beaches, Baby Bumps & Bikinis | Hi Lovely, Austin TX
Beachin’ with the eautiful bride on Sandy Beach, Rincon, PR
Beaches, Baby Bumps & Bikinis | Hi Lovely, Austin TX
Watching Jessa eat it on the boogie board on Sandy Beach, Rincon, PR
Beaches, Baby Bumps & Bikinis | Hi Lovely, Austin TX
Right outside our HomeAway condo in Rincon, Puerto Rico.
Beaches, Baby Bumps & Bikinis | Hi Lovely, Austin TX
Baby Crosson wanted a sunset picture in Rincon, PR.
Beaches, Baby Bumps & Bikinis | Hi Lovely, Austin TX
Super fruit smoothies and baby bumps on Domes Beach, Rincon, PR.
Beaches, Baby Bumps & Bikinis | Hi Lovely, Austin TX
Magan’s Bay in gorgeous St. Thomas, USVI.
Beaches, Baby Bumps & Bikinis | Hi Lovely, Austin TX | Honeymoon Bay, Water Island, USVI.
Virgin Coladas and fringe on Honeymoon Bay, Water Island, USVI.
Beaches, Baby Bumps & Bikinis | Hi Lovely, Austin TX  SHow Me You Mumu on Trunk Bay, St. John, USVI.
Yes, this is real life. Show Me Your Mumu on Trunk Bay, St. John, USVI.

Don’t be afraid to enjoy a vacation while super pregnant. Screw being in an ugly one-piece and rock that bikini, ladies! It almost makes up for the fact that everyone is enjoying a strong, pretty cocktail except for you. ;)

Beaches, Baby Bumps & Bikinis | Hi Lovely, Austin TX

I’m back from “maternity leave” so get ready for more blogs!

XOX,

E

Fields of Dreams | 28 Weeks | Pregnancy Style

We visited one of my favorite spots on Saturday. If you live in Austin and you haven’t been to Jester King Brewery then you are missing out! I can’t drink the brew but I definitely took part in Stanley’s Pizza and St. Arnold’s Root Beer. Everything comes in a mason jar except for the fancy beer. (My kinda place!)

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I’m officially 7 months and getting big! I’ve gained 15 pounds so far and hoping to max out at 25. I’ve done so good at eating healthy and adding tons of protein to my diet. I’d love a chunky little boy at birth. (Okay, maybe not huge but plump!) Glucola was not too bad (tasted like orange soda to me) and they finally let know I’m officially anemic. Hopefully, the iron supplements will stop the fainting and dizziness. Other that that I’m measuring on point and doing good!

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Nesting is taking control (except for cleaning the floors, ugh!). I’ve redone my pantry and now its on to the nursery. I can’t wait to see the finished product!

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I’ll be flying in a few days to the Caribbean (Yay for weddings and baby moons!) – any tips for traveling while super pregnant??

27 Weeks | Pregnancy Style

Hi Lovely | Pregnancy Style | Maternity | 27 Weeks

I got all busy with A Christmas Affair and Thanksgiving that I missed my 26 week shoot. Major fail. BUT I had a successful Black Friday and got some cute, new digs to wear.

Hi Lovely | Pregnancy Style | Maternity | 27 Weeks

Plaid. Plaid. Plain. Gingham. Plaid. Tartan. Plaid. Anything plain. I love the affordable options at Old Navy right now. Plus the boyfriend options totally work for pregnancy style! See my picks below:

Hi Lovely | Pregnancy Style | Maternity | 27 Weeks

Hi Lovely | Pregnancy Style | Maternity | 27 Weeks

Hi Lovely | Pregnancy Style | Maternity | 27 Weeks

BLACK FRIDAY!!!

Here are my TOP Black Friday online sales with the codes to get the best deals!

Black Friday Shopping with Codes | Hi Lovely!

Most have already started… GET SHOPPING!! 

True Religion // 30% off sitewide + free shipping

DATE: 11.27-11.30

CODE: THANKFUL

Hi Lovely | Black Friday Deals | TOMS plaid shoes
TOMS plaid shoes

TOMS // 25% off everything (excludes core classics and sale items)

DATE: 11.27-12.01

CODE: CHEER

Threads for Thought // 40% off full priced items

DATE: 11.27-11.30

CODE: FRIDAY40AF

Piperlime // 25% off sitewide

DATE: 11.27

CODE: THANKFUL25

Milk & Honey Boutique  // 50% off sitewide

DATE: 12.01

Madewell // 25% off your entire purchase

DATE: 11.25-11.30

CODE: GIFTON

J. Crew //  30% off select full-price styles and additional 40% off sale + free shipping, no mimimum

DATE: 11.26-11.30

CODE: HOLIDAY

Gap //  50% off sitewide

DATE: 11.27-11.28

CODE: BLKFRIDAY

Free People //  Up to 50% off select items.

DATE: 11.28

Dolce Vita // up to 60% off, extra 20% off sale + free shipping

DATE: 11.25-12.01

CODE:BLACKFRIDAY14

ASOS // Black Friday 30% off

DATE: 11.27 (8pm EST) – 11.30 (8pm EST)

CODE: TGIBF

Anthropologie // 25% off with HOLIDAY25

Winter Weather at 25 Weeks | Pregnancy Style

Winter pregnancy style on Hi Lovely! | 25 weeks

 

Winter pregnancy style on Hi Lovely! | 25 weeks

Outfit details:

 

Winter pregnancy style on Hi Lovely! | 25 weeks

Winter pregnancy style on Hi Lovely! | 25 weeks

Winter pregnancy style on Hi Lovely! | 25 weeks

Winter pregnancy style on Hi Lovely! | 25 weeks

I’m Six Months Pregnant | Pregnancy Style on Hi Lovely!

Fall pregnancy style on Hi Lovely! | 24 weeks

I’m a couple weeks late but here is my set of six month’s pictures! Only a few more months to go! I cannot wait to meet my sweet, little boy. You can’t beat the weather we are having now — I truly feel bad for 60 – 70 degree weather while others are buried in snow. Scarf season is in full swing!

Fall pregnancy style on Hi Lovely! | 24 weeks

Fall pregnancy style on Hi Lovely! | 24 weeks

 

I love my clutch from LA’s Rais Case — shop on her site or choose some other’s I found on the interwebs…

Fall pregnancy style on Hi Lovely! | 24 weeks

 Outfit details below:

Fall pregnancy style on Hi Lovely! | 24 weeks

Fall pregnancy style on Hi Lovely! | 24 weeks

 

 

 

Fall is here! | 23 Weeks Pregnant

Fall pregnancy style on Hi Lovely! | 23 weeks

I have been waiting for the cooler weather since May and OH, does it feel good!! It is still a little warm for “sweater weather” but I think we are finally in “scarf season!” JUMP FOR JOY! I can finally break out my Zara plaid scarf!

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I am now 23 weeks pregnant. Chris says I’m growing every day but I don’t really see that. Trying to take more pictures so we can see the progress but we always forget.

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Outfit details:

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More blanket scarves:

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First Anniversary | 21 Weeks Pregnant Style

Hi Lovely Pregnancy Style | 21 Weeks | Free People Anniversary Dress

Hi Lovely Pregnancy Style | 21 Weeks | Free People Anniversary Dress

A couple weeks late but here is my First Anniversary and 21 weeks pregnant style! Bump is getting bigger daily! You can’t really see it unless I’m standing sideways but it’s definitely there!!

Hi Lovely Pregnancy Style | 21 Weeks | Free People Anniversary Dress

 

I LOVE my dresses that I can wear as maternity style without breaking the bank and buying specific maternity dresses. This Free People dress comes in so many different colors! You can dress it up or down and accessorize it differently with each day. I chose to pair it with my Ariat wedding boots and Kendra Scott wedding jewels!

 

 

Hi Lovely Pregnancy Style | 21 Weeks | Free People Anniversary Dress

Here are the different colors to choose from! Which would you choose??

Hi Lovely Pregnancy Style | 21 Weeks | Free People Anniversary Dress

 

Hi Lovely Pregnancy Style | 21 Weeks | Free People Anniversary Dress

Fall into Savings!

Here are a few of the AMAZING sales this weekend.

Perfect for stocking up on fall outfits and boots! (And maybe a little more!)

Kate Spade

Save 30% OFF with code F14FFUS

 


J. Crew

Save 30% OFF with code SHOPFALL

J. Crew Factory

Save 30% OFF with code YAY30

Madewell

Save an EXTRA 30% OFF sale with code PICKMEUP

Forever 21

30% OFF with code TAKE30

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