Tuesday, August 6

Maternity Style // All Business with a Faux Hawk

Hey everyone! So I've been trying to re-evaluate my priorities a ton lately and really take control of my time and how its spent, and I've found myself moving certain things higher up on my to-do lists and schedules, and some things are getting knocked to the bottom and then some off the list all together, and it really feels great! Working on prioritizing more efficiently has really made me realize how much time goes wasted every day when I don't have time to waste. That leads me to my next thought which is ...
...I've always thought there was a huge glorification of being 'busy' everywhere these days (me included). People say almost proudly "we've just been SOOO busy lately." as an excuse, but then they say it in a depressive context like their lives aren't their own and someone just swooped in and took all their time away. I know that for a lot of people they are working multiple jobs and dealing with lots of kids schedules etc and really are on the move from morning to night, but primarily...
 hairstyle - tutorial
earrings - borrowed from Beauty Blondie
necklace - gift from husband
blazer - Alfani (c/o Macy's)
yellow shirt - Ambience (Ross)
skirt - Sans Souci (Tj-Maxx)
hose - L'eggs Everyday (fred meyer)
pumps - Xileration (target) 
purse - Steve Madden (Tj-Maxx)
...we are the ones that fill up our own schedules! And lets face it, even the busiest ladies I know still find time to pin on Pinterest:) So from now on I'm really going to try when people ask how I've been doing to smile and say "We have kept ourselves so busy lately!" Because no one is in control of my day except me, and if my day was jam packed its because I filled it up, not anyone else. Thoughts??
Thanks so much for stopping by, and be sure and check back in tomorrow for something really exciting!
xo, Emmy

P.S. I have to give credit for the taking these pictures to my sweet friend Elisabeth from Beauty Blondie. You really should go and visit her blog, she's awesome!  
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  1. So pretty and I love your thoughts! You are so right about how our schedule is in our control. You make such a beautiful pregnant lady.
    Little Sloth

  2. This outfit is stunning on you. You look great! Hanna Marie

  3. I love your post today! I am guilty of always using the I'm so busy excuse, too. I am going to work on that.

    Your outfit is adorable, I love the pop of color :)


  4. I absolutely agree with you. I've been learning not to blame anyone else for anything that happens in my life anymore, after all... I AM in control! :) You look gorgeous here! xx

  5. You look great! That outfit is darling!

  6. Love your post, and I completely agree with you. We are in control of our own lives and time!

    I think this is one of my favorite pictures of you. Your friend did a really good job taking those pictures, they look very professional, and you look like a super model. You probably will laugh at mine, I take them all from my IPhone!
    I'm just starting my blog but we all have to start little, I'll get there someday, lol!

    Can't wait to see your next post tomorrow, I'm loving all of your posts ideas latelly



  7. You look gorgeous! I can't believe you're still wearing heels like that! :-)

  8. So beautiful! I can't believe you look so classy! I'm not pregnant and my feet hurt after a while in those shoes!!

    xo Becky
    Seductive Mania

  9. Ah! This post is so many forms of awesome. I would totally rock this outfit! Beautiful, lady.
    e m m a ▼ d e e r

  10. You are so gorgeous! and I am so excited for your new baby girl :)

  11. You are so beyond beautiful and have the cutest bump!

  12. Nice way to look at it! Amazing how a simple rephrasing can make all the difference! Words are wonderful things. :)

    And in the baby letter...that first paragraph, made me giggle. :) For your sake, I hope she won't compete! :D

    - Toria

  13. Interesting outlook on what being/keeping busy is all about. :)

    I found you through Shabby Apple today; they posted about one of your hair styles. By the way, you're stunning. :) Long live the redheads!!

    Ana Paula
    {Visit me at Mommyhood, PhD}

  14. You are absolutely glowing. Im loving your faux hawk and your outlook on being busy, you're so right.

    x Eloise - Jazzlipsandtulips

  15. Superschönes Outfit! Und deine kleinen Briefe an dein Baby Girl find ich total süß :) Sie wird diese Zeilen sicher mal mit einem Lächeln lesen!

    Liebe Grüße
    Nina von Pearlsheaven

  16. Awesome outfit. I hope I can keep up style when i am pregnant! : )


  17. Love your maternity style, and the hair is so cute! It's true, we need to be more proactive about our schedules. I like the idea of keeping myself busy as opposed to being swept away by a rush of needless things, instead of making times for the important stuff!!

  18. Hey!! I have given your blog the "One Lovely Blog Award"! :) Love your blog!!

  19. I love that skirt! I have been looking for something similar. You read my mind!!

  20. That skirt is adorable!
    New follower here :)

    -Allie @ LunaVida

  21. Completely in love with this outfit. The skirt is to die for. Fabulous as always, love. If you get a sec, I'm sharing my Vanity Fair feature on my blog today. :) xo

  22. Haha, yeah, I would be telling her not to try to compete, too! Sweet letter, as always.

  23. love your outfit. your such a cute mama!


  24. oh you looked so fab in this outfit! So glad we got to meet at Blogher, you are gorgeous x

  25. I totally agree! It's not like someone ever puts a gun to your head and dumps a bunch of stuff in your Google Cal!