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Hi.

Welcome! I’m Catherine. For me, it's important to stretch my mind, travel far, and always have a stash of dark chocolate.

Styled | The Navy Blue Dress

BUMPstyle Box Tees by Tina Crinkle Maternity Navy Blue Dress When I first opened my BUMPstyle Box, I unwrapped it with glee, ferociously unpacking each item. While looking over the clothes, I hesitantly held up this navy blue dress... skepticism all over my face. Jordan saw the dress and confidently stated it was his favorite item from the box.

I assumed (because of how small it looked) it would be far too tight and short for my liking. Well, clothes simply fit my pregnant body differently and some styles I would be uncomfortable wearing before are my preference now. More often than not, I am my own worst fashion critic and will write something off because I don't think it'll look good on my body. Add nearly 20 pounds of baby and I don't know what to think! Thankfully, I have a husband who encourages me to step outside my proverbial fashion box.

BUMP style Box Tees by Tina Crinkle Maternity Dress

BUMP style Box Tees by Tina Crinkle Maternity Dress

Okay, back to this beautiful dress. Something about the navy color had me thinking equestrian, so I went with my J. Crew riding boots and a simple ponytail. You can read more about how to sign up for BUMPstyle Box (a subscription service for maternity clothes!) here.

Jordan and I spent the weekend taking photos and if it weren't for my outfit, I would have gladly spread out a blanket and taken a nice nap under those trees.

BUMP style Box Tees by Tina Crinkle Maternity Dress

BUMP style Box Tees by Tina Crinkle Maternity Dress

BUMP style Box Tees by Tina Crinkle Maternity Dress

BUMP style Box Tees by Tina Crinkle Maternity Dress

Tees by Tina Crinkle Navy Blue Dress via BUMPstyle Box | J. Crew Riding Boots (similar) | Ashiana London Katia Necklace in Amethyst via Rocksbox (To receive your first month free, use ashortblondexoxo at checkout) 

BUMPstyle sent me a complementary box, but all opinions are my own.

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