Sunday, January 4, 2015

You Cottage My Eye

Bernie Dexter Osterley dress in Country Cottage print

It doesn't happen very often but I had a baby free outing on Friday.  Kevin was sweet enough to spend his day off watching Bianca, so I took advantage by meeting up with Serli of Le Soleil Chic.  We had a nice shopping/coffee date at one of our favorite local shopping centers.  I knew Serli before she started blogging, but we've bonded even more now that she does.  There's a special place in my heart for my blogging friends because we truly understand the love and the struggles behind it.  She's always fun to hang out with but this was our first shoot together.  I love being behind the camera and it's rare when I get to photograph anyone other than myself.  Luckily, I had the prettiest subject and the pictures came out beautifully!  I'm sure you'll get to see them on her blog soon :).

Bernie Dexter Osterley dress in Country Cottage print

Bernie Dexter Osterley dress in Country Cottage print

Bernie Dexter Osterley dress in Country Cottage print

Bernie Dexter Osterley dress in Country Cottage print

Dress- Bernie Dexter
Cardigan- Forever 21
Shoes- Sidecca (exact)
Petticoat- Unique Vintage
Bracelet- Swarovski
Necklace- UrbanOG
Tights- Forever 21

I initially had a love/hate relationship with this dress.  I was hesitant to buy it because of the very high neckline, but couldn't pass it up because of the beautiful print.  I ended up getting this same dress in the winter print first (seen on my blog HERE) and I was surprised how much I loved it.  Although you can't see it, there's a keyhole cutout in the back but it's conservative enough to wear it with a regular bra.  Now that I'm almost done breastfeeding I don't have to worry about wearing accommodating clothing.  I finally feel free!

Bianca's going to be one in just four days and I'm kind of freaking out.  How has a year passed already?!  As frustrating as it can be, I will actually miss having a little baby in the house.  That doesn't mean I want another baby, it just means I want her to stay a baby forever.  Is that too much to ask?




  1. What a lovely dress. It looks great on you!

  2. Sounds like you two had a ton of fun!

  3. You look gorgeous, and I feel like I've always been hesitant about this dress for that exact reason, but I really love it on you. This locale is quintessential California too, which I love. Can't wait to take a look at Serli's post, too!

    xox Sammi

  4. These pictures came out so beautiful! I had so much fun on Friday and really enjoyed our shopping/picture-taking date. And I'm glad we found a really pretty spot to snap photos! It was cool to have learned a few camera/posing tricks from you as well :). I'm already thinking of where we can go for next time...

    xo, Serli

  5. You look amazing! I am totally in love with how adventurous you have become in your photos. It makes me want to come back to California.


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