Fro Code

From On August 24, 2017

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So I finally tried a braid out! Not bad for my first try, right? It took a little time to get used to, but I’m loving it. I’m thinking it will now be my go-to. Especially while my hair that I lost around my hairline grows back. Thanks a lot hormones! On that note, baby girl is now 4 months old. She’s changed so much in such a short period of time. I love her to death.

What I Wore: J.Crew tank, Mode de Dicy skirt, Love,Cortnie ‘Comic’ Clutch (HERE), Steve Madden heels, vintage necklaces from Atlantis Dry Goods

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The Jacquard Dress

From On August 10, 2017

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I saw this dress on a fellow blogger and had to have it immediately. Stripes AND black/white/earth tone? Yes, yes and yes! I tucked in the straps, but I can’t wait to wear it again and dress it down. And as if the dress isn’t a statement piece on its own, I add this fluffy pink bag to turn it up another notch.

What I Wore: ASOS dress (on sale HERE), Love,Cortnie ‘Cotton Candy Mini Bag’ (HERE), Charles Jourdan heels (old), vintage earrings from Atlantis Dry Goods

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Gray With Leopard

From On July 27, 2017

Getting back into the blogging swing of things and it feels pretty darn good. It has been such an adjustment having to bring baby girl with us whenever we shoot pics. It has now become a family production lol.

What I Wore: LA Made top, ASOS skirt, Love,Cortnie ‘Wild Thing’ Roll Down Clutch, Dolce Vita sandals, vintage necklace from Atlantis Dry Goods, Forever 21 headband

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Minty Orange

From On July 20, 2017

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Embracing my new momma curves. Almost 3 months after the birth of my daughter and I honestly cannot complain about the progress my body has made. Especially since exercise has been absent from my daily routine. I mean, I did carry a baby for months and I watched my body expand to hold her. I still have a little ways to go in terms of toning, but it’s nice to be back in one of these dresses. I had to put them on hold toward the end of my second trimester. My hips are also wider. I discovered a few weeks ago that they will no longer fit into some of my favorite pencil skirts. I’m so bummed! Hoping that may change in the future. Until then I’ll be rocking with them. Obviously lol.

What I Wore: The Line By K dress, Love,Cortnie Metallic Roll Down Clutch in rose gold, Zara sandals, vintage necklace from Atlantis Dry Goods

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Flying With My 11 Week Old

From On July 18, 2017

I was super excited to fly up to Maryland to visit with fam and introduce them to the newest member, but boy was I nervous about traveling with her. I did not want to be that person on the plane with the screaming baby. And I went by myself, so that just added to my nervousness. I didn’t travel with a carseat or stroller. Since I was by myself I didn’t want to be overwhelmed with having to check either. I kept it simple with a baby carrier. It made everything a breeze. She even slept in it while moving around the airport. I got it from Babies R Us, but you can find it HERE & in gray HERE.

Quick tip: If you’ve never used a baby carrier try carrying baby around in it prior to traveling. I did so a few days up until we left. I wore her around the house just to get her used to it.

I didn’t check any bags. I had a diaper bag & a carry-on. I worried about what I’d have to do going through security. That was also not so bad. They didn’t make me take the carrier off, thank goodness.

Quick tip: Put your carrier on first and your jacket/sweater/sweatshirt on over it before you walk into the airport. That way when you get to security you can just take your jacket off quickly without having to deal with taking off the carrier to get your jacket off.

You may also want to wear something so it’s easy access to your boobs if you’re breastfeeding. I wore my nursing tank that I usually live in these days. It’s bomb and I highly recommend it. Get it HERE. But then I dressed around that tank lol. Simple and easy. Oh! And if you’re traveling alone wear shoes that are easy to get on and off. Nothing would be fun about carrying your baby on the front of you and having to untie or aggressively pull off some shoes.

After getting through security though I felt like a had made it through one of the obstacles lol. I made sure to change her before we got on. No one wants to sit next to a stinky booty baby!

Quick tip: Some airlines let women with children board first. If not, just ask. I had to and they didn’t announce it, but let me board. It will give you time to get situated without holding up everyone else. And if you need someone to help lift your carry-on overhead there is usually someone there to help you. Another passenger helped me both times, but a flight attendant was also willing.

Once boarded and in our seats we were good to go. Luckily, no one was in the middle seat (we had the window) either time so that was great. I was told by a couple of people including the flight attendant to latch her on during take-off and descent to avoid her ears from popping. It just so happened that she was asleep during take-off and when we landed heading up to Maryland. Going back to Miami she was awake though so I tried it. She did just fine. Even during our time on our flight she did very well both times. No outrageous crying or screaming. She got a little fussy for a second, but she loves standing up (with help, of course) in my lap. So if she started making one peep I just stood her up. Instant smile. She’s always so proud of herself. It’s cute.

So overall, my experience flying as a first time mom was a really good one. I had no crazy people come up to me trying to touch her (be prepared for that just in case) & no crazy crying outbursts. Fingers crossed that the next time goes just as smoothly.

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