Why It’s Okay To Need Help Sometimes

May 30, 2017

maternity fashion


Vest: NordstromTank: Everlane, Also love this one and this cute lightweight version Jeans: Madewell (c/o) Non Maternity VersionLoafers: Everlane (c/o) They run small, order a 1/2 size up! Also love these & theseClutch: Gigi New York (c/o) | Sunglasses: NordstromLips: Tom Ford in blush nude!



Help. It’s not something I’m great at accepting and often feel like I can do everything myself. I’m sure every woman reading this is shaking their head in agreement right now. I find the trait running deep with so many of my girlfriends and if pregnancy has taught me anything, it’s to accept I can’t and won’t ever be able to do everything again. 

Not only can I physically just not keep up like I used to at this point in pregnancy, I mentally needed a little break and am happy my husband convinced me to pamper myself some before this baby arrives. I had a bit of a wake up call a few weeks ago when my sweet girlfriends threw a surprise baby shower for me. I shared a but of it on Instagram but man did I need that day. Trevor had been on call that weekend, meaning I had no one around to help me and was just exhausted and feeling off. 

I went over to my friends house for what I thought was our monthly get together and was shocked when they yelled surprise! I have never actually had a surprise party and was shocked. They had decorations, cute name cards and my favorite donuts!!! Besides it being absolutely adorable, I spent the day chatting with them then walking around Logan Square on a beautiful day with them shopping and then grabbing a patio table for french fries. Did I mention that’s my favorite activity? 

When I got home that Sunday night, I noticed my body totally relaxed and such a sense of happiness. It was a great reminder to not get caught up in never ending to do list I always have and really soak up these moments with family and friends before the baby arrives. These times will no doubt be that much sweeter when our baby boy arrived but they will also be forever changed. 

I’m so thankful for such wonderful family and friends that have really spoiled me these past nine months and I hope this serves as a reminder to all of you to be a little kinder to yourselves and take the time you need to unwind. 

On a fashion note, I’m not sure how i fit myself into these pre pregnancy pieces but this soft tank has always been a favorite and I loved layering the vest over it. I invested in this white vest years ago and always find myself going back to it. If you are on the fence, take the plunge because they can be hard to find.  


Favorite Vests:


I threw it on with my new Everlane loafers that you have probably seen me rave about several times on Instagram. I was afraid they would need a bit of breaking in but they have never bothered my feet and I love how amazing the quality and construction is. I constantly get asked about them and am debating snagging them in another color. On a sizing note, definitely order a 1/2 size up in any of their shoes! 

Hope you guys all had an amazing long weekend and enjoy this week’s sunshine!


pregnancy style



grey clutch

casual pregnancy style

white vest

everlane loafers

spring style

easy maternity styledior sunglasses

maternity style

everlane loafers

cute outfit jeans

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  1. Love this look on you- the soft pink is great with your skin tone. I think that asking for help is something many of us avoid. Somehow we think it’s better to struggle along silently and overwhelm ourselves. This is a good reminder that we really can’t and shouldn’t try to do everything, and that we all need help and rest sometimes.
    Can’t believe you’re already holding your baby boy in your arms. Congratulations to you and your husband on your sweet new addition!

    • Awww, thank you! We can’t believe it either ha! It’s so funny to look at my planner and things I had to do this week and realize our whole worlds have changed! Can’t imagine life without the little guy now although I do dream about sleeping more 😉