What to Wear Pregnant and Postpartum: Frances Hart

Outfit Details // Frances Hart Puff Sleeve Crewneck Sweater, Frances Hart Ribbed Knit Sweater and Ribbed Knit Skirt

I first discovered Frances Hart when I was pregnant with Eloise. We were in Covid lockdown for four months of her pregnancy. All I wanted was to look put together. I know that sounds strange to say during a lockdown, but I feel my best when I get dressed. True Story:  I HATE wearing work-out clothes unless I am actually working-out.  To be productive, I need to feel put-together and good. Before I was introduced to Frances Hart I was buying a lot of  Zara tent dresses. They were comfortable and made me feel put together but I yearned for higher quality, chic, and multi-purpose pieces. I wanted to move past “trendy” and into timeless.

When I found Frances Hart I felt like my wants had finally been met. I had no clue a company like this existed. When I received their dresses (all three shown in this past post) it was a match made in heaven. The quality of the fabrics was unmatched and their attention to detail was something I didn’t even notice on their website. Everything from the pleating around the shoulders, the ties at the waist, or the extra ruffle by the wrist. There was so much detail that I was truly blown away.

You always hear, “you can wear this pregnant and postpartum.” However, if you have been pregnant, how often is that really true? Not much. However, I found myself reaching for my Frances Hart dresses just as much postpartum as I did pregnant. The fit was different, but just as beautiful. I truly don’t know how they can create one pieces that can be worn at such different life stages.

I have kept in close contact with the girls at Frances Hart so when they launched their new knits I wanted to see if they could be as multi-purpose as their dresses. I am no longer pregnant but since their dresses fit me so well postpartum, I wanted to give the knits a shot too! Well, long story short, they did it again. I could 100% see how they would look beautiful pregnant, but they fit just as good postpartum. And like their previous pieces I own, the quality of their knits is above and beyond. I have actually been living in this sweater! I love it with jeans for a casual, everyday look.

My best friend is currently pregnant so I let her borrow the dresses I wore when I was pregnant with Eloise. She agrees, they are like nothing else on the market! Since I am not sure we are completley done having babies, I feel so good knowing I can invest in items that will work for all stages of my life!

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Whereabouts: Dallas, TX

Baby • Cygnet Living

I started following Cygnet Living a few months ago on Instagram. It is no surprise that I adore classic clothing for children. I am happy to spend money on pieces that are quality and timeless. Cygnet is exactly that. The way the monogram their pieces is so exquisite. I can’t properly explain how beautiful each piece is, all I can say is for you to check them out yourself. shop Cygnet here

• The Three Swimsuits I Love

Searching for a swimsuit is daunting, especially post baby. For my recent trip I purchased so many options that did not work. It was so discouraging. I finally found three that I really liked and are worthy of sharing! You can check out the swimsuits and read the post by clicking here.

Weezie Towels for Kids

It’s here! It’s here! It’s finally here! I have been waiting to share with y’all the new Weezie Kids Collection for the last few weeks. Y’all know I am a HUGE fan of Weezie Towels for adults (here I am in their robe) and for the pool (here is the post I did on their pool towels) but I can finally spoil my kids and wrap them up in their towels after bath time.

The girls bath time routine is the craziest part of the day, but is also one of my favorites. They both LOVE this time and get excited when I say, “let’s go take a bath.” I know these moments go so quickly so I am trying to soak them in. I have had to let go of the constant drying the floors from all the splashes creating tidal waves over the bathtub. And the continuous, “I can do it myself,” from Eleanor when it comes to washing not only her hair, but also the baby’s. So as chaotic as these moments can be, I really love them.

Getting to wrap my girls up in such special and soft towels after their bath just adds to the moment. Eleanor has loved getting to match her sister and asks for her “robe” (robe) as soon as she gets out of the bath. I am so excited about the Weezie for kids launch and hope that your little ones love their products as much as mine have the last few weeks.

** They offer different bundles so you are sure to find what you are looking for. For Eleanor, I got the robe and washcloth set. For Eloise, I got the washcloth, towel, and bib set.

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at home • The Placemat

I recently went to a lunch at a beautiful home in Punta Cana. The table was set to perfection, which had me realizing I needed to up my placemat game! These Deborah Rhodes placemats were the same we ate on that day (except in green). I purchased the natural color immediately and am now wanting the pale pink! They are GORGEOUS! buy them here

Outfits • $14 Statement Earring

All of a sudden I have such a love for statement earrings. Since I dress pretty minimal I have found that it can add the pop my outfits often need. I absolutely love these sparkly earrings from Bauble Bar. They look like they are $50 but are on sale for $14! shop them here

Outfits • The Kids Sweater

I bought this for Eleanor a few months ago and received so many questions. But what I really want to know, does it come in my size? It is the sweetest little kids sweater and I can’t wait to dress Eleanor in it. It would also make for the perfect gift! shop it here

Holiday Card With Janie + Jack

Holiday cards are stressful. At least for me. Getting everyone dressed and ready, dealing with a toddler who didn’t want to wear her bow, shoes, or any of the beautiful accessories I picked out from Janie + Jack, and then trying to get a 4 month old and 2 year old to smile on cue. Oh, and Dallas had a heatwave so it was 98 degrees. Let’s just say, I needed a good cry sesh and a glass of wine afterwards. However, as my mom said, these are the moments you will look back on and smile. I know she is right but my lord, why do they need to be so difficult?

The one thing I was beyond grateful that I did was to buy the girls matching dresses weeks in advance. I turned to one of my favorite shops, Janie + Jack. Knowing that their outfits were decided on and would look so cute gave me such peace of mind leading up to the photoshoot. When I was looking for their outfits I wanted them to be similar, beautiful, and wearable. Wearable you might ask? Well, there are a lot of holiday parties coming up and I wanted something that Eleanor could look really cute in, be able to enjoy running around and playing with her friends, and me not being stressed out the entire time she was about to ruin a $$$ outfit. I wanted the outfit to look $$$, but not be $$$.

This is where my love of Janie + Jack comes in. I have purchased their items non-stop since finding out I was pregnant with Eleanor in 2017. They are one of my go-to shops.  Their items are of amazing quality and look really expensive without breaking the bank account. I want items that last, especially now that I have a second girl and without a doubt, their items last. I have so many pieces that have already been passed down to Eloise and they look brand new. I can’t sing their praises enough!

This year, their holiday line knocked it out of the park. Tartans, velvet, matching masks (hello 2020), hats, plaids, they really seemed to capture everything you want in your holiday outfits. Being a longtime fan, I truly can’t recommend taking a look at what they have on their website right now! It is Parisian chic! Which y’all know I love

SHOP THE GIRLS OUTFITS BELOW:

SHOP JANIE + JACK HERE (Get 20% off with Mary20)


Eleanor’s Outfit// Dress, Bow, Gloves, ShoesCoat, Matching Mask

Eloise’s Outfit // Tartan Set, Socks, Shoes

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