Monday, July 25, 2016

A fall preview with SummerSkin.

 Dress: SummerSkin, c/o; Sweater/Duster: Forever 21; Booties: Sole Society; Hat: similar here

Is anyone else seriously longing for fall?
Being pregnant in this South Carolina heat,
I'm thrilled to see fall lines beginning to make their appearance.

Today I am wearing an adorable SummerSkin dress 
that I'll be able to wear throughout my pregnancy.
Such a bonus!
The great thing about this company is that all of their clothing
 is sun protective, blocking harmful UV rays.
So important, especially as I'm becoming more
 concerned about sun exposure as I get older.
The particular dress I'm wearing is currently available for pre-order,
but go ahead check out the rest of their amazing apparel here.
You can also use code "Elizabeth20" to receive 20% off your order!
 Have a beautiful Monday, guys! xo

Monday, July 18, 2016

20 weeks + Kendra Scott

Earrings, ring, necklace: Kendra Scott, c/o; Kimono: old but love this, this and this;
Tee: Tommy Bahama, c/o; Cut-offs: ASOS Maternity; Wedges: Nordstrom

I'm excited to team up with Kendra Scott today to preview their 2016 Fall Collection.
Every piece in the collection is gorgeous and can truly be rotated year round.
Be sure to take a look!

On the pregnancy front-
I can't believe we're already half way through. Crazy!
This one is definitely flying much faster than my pregnancy with Hugh. 
You don't have much time to sit around and ponder when you're chasing a toddler;)
We talk to Hugh about the new baby all the time.
 He loves kissing my tummy (cue the heart melt),
but I can tell he still doesn't totally get it.
He definitely knows something is different-
he's been much more clingy/needy these past couple of weeks.
I've been told the best way to handle this is to go ahead and appease them,
be supportive, and the phase will pass more quickly.
So that's what we're doing.

Well, that's where we are this week. 
Lots of change happening but excited and ready to grow
this little fam from three to four:)

P.S. More coming on the gender reveal later this week.

Have a great Monday!

Monday, July 11, 2016

A floral dress with Tommy Bahama

 Dress: Tommy Bahama, c/o; Heels: ASOS, c/o; Bag: Mimic Design, c/o; Sunnies: ASOS, c/o

I'm so excited to bring you guys an outfit post after weeks of morning sickness.
Hooray for feeling like a human again!
No better way to get back to it than in this Tommy Bahama floral number.
You've heard me rave about their relaxing style before,
and their new collection is truly beautiful.
 Their prints never disappoint!
The heat here in South Carolina has been ridiculous lately, staying in the low 100s.
So, I'll absolutely be keeping these pieces on rotation until fall arrives!

Friday, July 1, 2016

Pregnancy story on baby numer two!

 Hi guys!
Man, it's been a while since you've heard from me here.
If you follow me on Instagram you know that this second pregnancy has
been pretty rough. The complete opposite of my pregnancy with Hugh,
which was a dream. This go-round the nausea and fatigue have been intense,
which is why I've been laying low the past couple of months.
Thankfully, I have been feeling much more like myself the past couple of
weeks and I'm look forward to everything settling back to normal.

Today I wanted to share with you the story of this pregnancy.
Most of you know that our journey to conceive Hugh was a little involved.
A brief refresher...after a year of trying to get pregnant on our own it
was discovered that I had endometriosis, along with abnormally low hormone levels.
After a surgical procedure to remove the endometriosis, along with a round of Clomid 
we were ecstatic to become pregnant with Hugh.
I realize so many couples endure much, much more than this. I can't imagine.
We were incredibly blessed that our situation was a relatively simple fix,
but at the time it was still quite emotionally trying for us both. 

I bring all of this up because as we started planning to try for another baby,
I had prepared myself that we once again may have a long road ahead of us.
Also at this time I had some physical symptoms recurring that were
 leading me to believe that my endometriosis may be returning.
It was almost time for my annual exam anyway so I went ahead and made an
appointment with my OB. At my appointment she confirmed that indeed
it did appear my endometriosis had returned. We agreed that we would try
two rounds of Clomid and if unsuccessful they would go back in and operate.
 I was discouraged to hear her confirmation but was happy to have a game plan.
The next few weeks I prayed intently that God would allow us to conceive
without the need for another surgical procedure. The process of trying to become
pregnant has always stressed me out, at the same time it also gave me a complete
Divine dependence because I had to rely solely on Him. I cherished that reliance.

We completed the first round. No pregnancy.
I strangely wasn't that upset. Like I said, I had mentally prepared myself
a lot going into this. I also had a Godly peace that it would happen in His time, not mine.
A lesson I had absolutely learned the first time.

The second month I woke up early Easter morning feeling incredibly nauseous.  
I knew it was too early to already be feeling sick even if I were pregnant but I went 
ahead and took a pregnancy test. Negative. Ugh. After looking at negative
test after negative test trying to conceive Hugh I swore I'd 
never take another test unless I was at least a week late. Oh well.
I would later quickly realize that I'd come down with a stomach virus. Woof. 
Anyway, another week passes and guess what? Still no monthly visit.
I didn't get my hopes up though. I had a negative test a few days prior and I knew
it was common to get late periods on Clomid. I decided I'd give it until the weekend 
and if it still hadn't come I'd take another test.
Saturday morning finally came and I of course woke up at like 5 am anxious to take the test.
I sat alone in the bathroom while everyone else was still asleep
and what pops up but two pink lines. The most beautiful sight ever. 
I went back to bed and laid there (for what felt like an eternity) for Jonathan to wake up.
When he finally did I passed him the test and told him to take a look.
We were so, so happy.
No surgeries. No months and months of endless worry and frustration.
Just like that, our second baby was on the way.

{I later figured out that when I took the first test I 
was still in that early gray area where it may or may not show up.}

So there ya go. That's how this second baby came to be.
I'm 17.5 weeks and it still hasn't fully set in.
We're still floating on cloud nine.
I'm just so thankful. So grateful. 
And thank you so, so much for your sweet comments.
We have loved reading each one. I love you guys and I'm so excited
to share these next few months with you.

Most of you know the gender, which I already shared on social media.
I will be telling you that story and how we revealed it to our families
some time over the next week or so. Again, thanks for reading
and following along. Have a blessed Fourth and a safe weekend!

Much love to you all!! xoxo

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Summer swimwear.

 Swimsuit season already?!
I've had my eye on this adorable suit for a while and
was thrilled when my sweet friend at Amazing Grace sent it over.
Be sure to check out their shop! Such precious pieces.

Other happenings in the Kimbrough house:
Hugh starts swimming lessons tomorrow so stay tuned...
should be pretty interesting;)

Friday, April 29, 2016

Toddler thoughts + Amazing Grace Children's Boutique

Shirt: Amazing Grace Children's Boutique, c/o; Denim: Old Navy; Sneakers: Old Navy

This guy...
Man, he is officially a toddler.
I'll just say, for him the highs are high and the lows are low;)
God totally knew what he was doing because although this is
definitely the most exhausting period in parenthood thus far,
it is the most rewarding-seeing him become his own little person
 with his own enormous personality. It's pretty awesome.
His mama and dada are quite smitten, and boy does he know it:) 

Btw, be sure to check out the adorable shop Hugh's shirt is from:
Precious, boutique style clothing at affordable prices.
We love it!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

A little white jumper + my go-to jewelry.

 Jumper and heeled sandals: ASOS, c/o; Bag: Akira, c/o
Earrings and bracelet set: Kendra Scott, c/o

I wore this look yesterday for a little family outing.
This ASOS jumper is perfect for running around, 
especially as the weather is warming up around here. 
I also paired it with a couple of pieces from Kendra Scott's new collection {here + here}.
You guys know I've been a fan for quite a while:)

I hope everyone is having a great week.
I think we're going to take a beach visit this weekend if the weather cooperates.
Fingers crossed!