Lilacs are extra special to me because they played a role in one of the most important days in my life. On my wedding day 6 years ago I vividly remember walking along a lilac lined pathway with butterflies floating past as I walked towards my husband in my wedding gown for the first time. Every year when the lilacs bloom I’m taken back to this moment of sheer joy.
This is it! I’ve been showing a few sneak peeks of Emilia’s nursery on my Instagram, but today I’m finally revealing the entire space! My dream for this room was for it to be both feminine and whimsical. I wanted to fill it with decor pieces that weren’t super childish, and tried to instead choose items that she could use and love for years to come. Welcome to Emilia’s nursery!
As a first-time mom, I spent a lot of time researching what exactly I needed to bring along with me to the hospital. Truthfully, I ended up overpacking a bit but I’ve always been one to rather be over prepared than under prepared. Now that I’ve given birth, I have a much better idea of what you actually need to bring to the hospital and what is just a waste of space in your bag. Today I’m passing that knowledge onto you and sharing some do’s and don’ts when it comes to packing your own hospital bag.
So we might already be halfway through May, but having a baby has put me majorly behind schedule when it comes to blog content. Yes, if you hadn’t figured it out by now, I finally gave birth to my little girl! Meaning I’m currently writing this in between newborn snuggles and never-ending feeding sessions.
Anyways, April was quite the month. Here is a quick update!
To be honest, yellow is not my colour. As someone with very fair skin, I’ve always found softer shades to be much more flattering than bright colours but this floral maternity dress from ASOS was just too cute to resist! While I’ve mostly only purchased non-maternity clothes during my pregnancy (see my tips on how I did it here!) as I’ve reached the final few weeks of my third trimester there is very little in my wardrobe that will still fit. So I finally caved and purchased a few cute maternity dresses online to tide me over until baby comes.
If you are looking for some stylish maternity dresses, I highly recommend shopping at ASOS. Not only did I find the adorable yellow dress I’m wearing here, but I also found a beautiful maxi dress that I was able to wear at my baby shower (I posted a photo of it on my Instagram page the other day here!).