Oh Baby!

J.Crew hat, Target dress, J.Crew belt (old), Joe’s Jeans heels

I’ve been harboring the biggest littlest secret ever since January, and so I’m beyond excited to finally share the news with you that I’m pregnant with our first child! We are absolutely thrilled and blessed to have a little GIRL on the way, as growing our family has been a desire–and unfortunately a rocky, emotional journey–for us for a couple years now. I am 21 weeks along today and due in early October. We can’t wait to celebrate three birthdays in October this year–baby’s on October 2nd, mine on the 12th and John’s on the 23rd!

Now that my bump is finally starting to show, we decided to document it the other day to share. Stretchy dresses are quickly becoming my best friend, and it’s taking some experimentation to see what works and doesn’t. But I can’t wait to watch my body continue to change (it’s incredibly fascinating!) and to share my tips for effortless maternity style over the next four months.

Rest assured that the blog will continue to be everything it is today–approachable fashion, seasonal recipes, home tips, and travel adventures. I’m definitely trying to ramp back up with more frequent posts following some very quiet weeks here in the spring. More than ever this place will be an important reminder (especially for me!) that simplifying life and style can be very, very chic.

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  • Kellie

    Congratulations! You will be fashionable mama.

  • Dana

    So excited for you and John, Lauren!! CONGRATS! It’s an awesome club. πŸ™‚

  • Jaclyn Letizia

    Congrats sweet mama!!

  • #1 congratulations! #2 your outfit in this post is so cute, even if you were not preggo #3 thank you for sharing with all of us readers. I cannot wait to see more cute pregnant outfits and hear about your growing family. Hooray for you!

    – Jaime

  • Jules Bartley

    CONGRATULATIONS! I am beyond thrilled for you both. Was that a little foreshadowing I caught with your lovely motherhood coffee table book? πŸ˜‰

  • Congratulations!!

  • Samantha Peterson

    Congrats lady!!

  • Casey

    Hooray!! Congrats!!

  • Kellie

    Congrats! I’m so thrilled for you.

  • PerpetuallyChic

    Indeed it was – a little foreshadowing of today’s news! Thank you!

  • PerpetuallyChic

    You’re so sweet, Jaime! Thanks for #1, 2 and 3 πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to share more as we continue on this new adventure!

  • PerpetuallyChic

    Thanks, Dana!! Excited to finally join the club πŸ™‚

  • PerpetuallyChic

    Thanks sweet Nina! We can’t wait to be parents. Your pics of your little guy always make it look so fun! xo

  • PerpetuallyChic

    So glad you’ve been in on our little secret…can’t wait for you to meet her!

  • PerpetuallyChic

    Thanks, Kellie! xo

  • PerpetuallyChic

    Hooray is right! Thanks, Casey!

  • PerpetuallyChic

    Thanks, Samantha! xo

  • PerpetuallyChic

    Thanks Rachel!

  • PerpetuallyChic

    Thanks, Jaclyn! Exciting time!

  • PerpetuallyChic

    Thanks so much, Lena!

  • PerpetuallyChic

    I hope so! Thanks, Kellie.

  • Jen Ramos


  • Deb Amundson

    Congratulations Lauren & John!!!!!

  • Debra Gulbas Doliner

    I am overjoyed for you! Congratulations!

  • Kate

    Great news! That coffee table book had me wondering. πŸ˜‰ Congratulations!

  • Audrey & Keith

    She is going to have such a beautiful, happy life! You’re going to be an amazing mom! We are thrilled for you!

  • Congratulations!

  • Yay, congratulations!

    xo julesinflats

  • elizabeth

    For some reason I had a feeling! Congrats, all the best!

  • Congratulations! That’s wonderful news!


  • Sharilyn

    What wonderful news – congratulations to you and your growing family!

  • champton

    Love this dress! And I realize I’m super late, but am going through all your posts… CONGRATS!

    xo, Caitlyn