A few weeks ago I was privileged to take part in a spring photo shoot for the Pink Blush clothing line. This is the first of a series of three posts featuring Pink Blush’s spring styles. I was able to collaborate with some amazing bloggers, who also happen to be some of my closest friends. We connected through this crazy world of blogging, and I couldn’t be happier with the relationships we now have. We teamed up with Diana of Diana Putnam Photography to style some looks both from Pink Blush’s women’s line and their maternity line (because, as you can see, two of us are preggo and two aren’t). Since I’ve already talked at length about how much I love Pink Blush (especially during pregnancy—see my last post for just one example) I will introduce you to these lovely blogger ladies and our talented photographer.
First off is my fellow mama-to-be Fatima of Les Dedrickson. Although blogging has brought us much closer together, we actually met long before either of us started posting out our lives for the world to see. Our husbands both served a 2-year LDS mission in Detroit, Michigan at the same time, and they were even mission companions for a time (meaning they lived as roommates and proselytized together). They became such good friends on their mission that when they came home they stayed in contact and have remained buddies over the years. I met Fati shortly after they got married and I knew I liked her right away. She is the type of person that can effortlessly become one of your best friends. Add this to the fact that we have been pregnant together twice now, and we both blog… and well we just have a lot of common ground. She has a little boy who is Klair’s age, and a girl on the way... so naturally we’re planning a double wedding for our children. Arranged marriages are still legitimate, right? Fati is also one of the most fascinating and accomplished women I know. She’s from Sweden, lives in Utah, went to BYU, and not only ran track for her university but became a world-renowned athlete. Oh and if that wasn’t enough she’s also an awesome photographer! Definitely check out her blog, you won’t be disappointed!
Next we have Sandy of Sandy A La Mode. I randomly met her through mutual blogger friends last summer. At the time she looked a lot like I do now—she was very pregnant with her now little baby girl. I had just recently discovered that I was pregnant, and I remember thinking… "Oh boy. That’s what I have to look forward to…" except she actually made me feel excited about the prospect of being super preggo because she did it so well! Since then we have become good friends, and her expertise in the fashion and blogging world makes her my go to guru on just about everything. Her blog is focused mostly on fashion, and her outfits are always so spot on and perfect in every way. Plus she collaborates with so many shops and companies that she is really a great resource for finding awesome and trendy brands. She works full time, has two kids, and blogs constantly…. I don’t know how she does it, but I for one am grateful she does because she’s a total inspiration for mamas everywhere.
Then there is Miss Cecilia of Dearest Lou. Ok so confession time, I followed her before she knew who I was. Last summer we were both part of a giveaway hosted by another blogger. During the giveaway she started following me on Instagram and even left this really sincere compliment on one of my posts. I was totally flattered and maybe even a little star struck that someone of her caliber was commenting on my Instagram! As I further dived into the blogging world we ran into each other and easily became friends. She is a talented photographer, lifestyle and fashion blogger, and a mama to the most adorable little boy (who I think Klair has a crush on because they play so well together). I love this girl and her blog. I’m sure you will too!
Last but not least is Diana of Diana Putnam Photography. I’ve worked with her on other collaborations, and I’m always so impressed with her work. For this particular shoot we were in the harsh noon-day sun, yet she still managed to pull it off like a rock star. She photographs all sorts of events, so if you’re in need of a photographer you should definitely check her out!
For the style of this post we decided that we would all wear one of this season’s absolute necessities—the spring cardigan/kimono with crochet fringe. The one that I’m wearing is actually not even a maternity piece, yet it works and will continue to after baby boy comes (score!). Sandy is styling the same cardigan in a pretty blush color, and I love how she paired it with a bold floral print. Fatima and I are both wearing our distressed maternity jeans from Pink Blush, and Fati is also sporting a lovely floral patterned kimono that looks absolutely fabulous. Cecilia decided to show the possibilities of the spring cardigan by pairing hers with a bright skirt—and I really like how she belted it for a completely different look and feel.
A big thanks to Pink Blush for supplying us with these styles! Look back for our next two looks in this style series!
My Outfit Details (follow the links and head over to the blogs of the other ladies for more info on their looks):
Beige Linen Crochet Trim Cardigan: Pink Blush
Distressed Maternity Jeans: Pink Blush Maternity
Pink Tee: H&M (similar)
Nude Wedges: Target (similar)
Rose Gold Watch: Michael Kors