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Addi’s Outfit: Onesie | Vest | Jeans | Moccs | Headband c/o

The weather in Langley was so wonderful while we were there. It rained on and off, but most days were warm and beautiful and we were able to be outside to enjoy the changes that come with autumn. We are home again in Calgary, and I am already missing the lush landscape and beauty of British Columbia!

This look is one of my favs. I am a sucker for details when it comes to my clothing (hence why I have such an obsession with Anthropologie) and this blouse is a clear example of why! It works great for my growing bump, and the lace detail is even more beautiful in person. These days it has also been so much fun shopping for Addi’s new fall wardrobe! We lucked out on a few sales with Gap and Old Navy, and I literally went a bit crazy (sorry husband!!). It is so fun dressing my sassy little fashionista. Her walk and little bum shake makes my life, especially while she is dressed like a little adult ha!

This was a couple of Sundays ago, we ended up driving out to a beautiful berry farm called Krause Berry Farm and enjoyed a huge homemade waffle with fresh strawberries and whipped cream – seriously a pregnant girl’s dream! We attempted to take some photos while we were there, but between the rain and a toddler who was a blur in, they didn’t exactly work out haha. We are now in the season of my husband’s job where we can enjoy more family days like this one, and I am so excited for the change of pace and finally getting lots of quality time in before our baby boy arrives!

I hope you’re all having a wonderful week – we got home Monday, celebrated our third anniversary on Tuesday and have been unpacking and organizing today. I seriously need a vacay!! Thanks for stopping by!


Cozy for Fall

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Addi: Jacket (old, similar here) | Top | Jeans | Moccs

Happy first day of fall! We are pretty darn excited for this new season as you can probably tell! It’s my absolute favorite season and one that I love even more now having Addi. Last year we were in Vancouver at this time and took Addi to the pumpkin patch and I can’t wait to go back again this weekend. The leaves changing, the crisp air, cozy sweaters, apple cider and everything else – I can’t even wait to enjoy it all! This is the end of Joel’s long work season as well, so as of next week, we will be able to enjoy some time as a family again after a crazy long summer! We also are celebrating our third anniversary next week, which is always exciting – it’s hard to believe that three years ago on our wedding day the leaves had just started changing and the weather was hot and sunny, it was the most perfect day!!

Cozy sweaters like these are a go-to for fall for me. It’s a necessity to layer here and I can’t stop adding to my massive collection of them! This one from Evy’s Tree is a great neutral one that goes with so much! I also have this mustard one, which is perfect for the season. Addi’s favorite thing these days is our little walk to a small park nearby, and just getting to stretch her legs and explore a bit. She is such a little independent ham these days and refuses to get much help unless absolutely necessary – this age is SO fun, but also a hell of a lot of work, I think we are all trying to adjust!!


Midi Dress

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Happy Monday loves! I finally had a minute to blog this little midi dress I styled last week! This is one of my favorite and go-to looks since being pregnant. Truly, I think I will be living in this dress and a few others I have recently ordered for the fall! I found a few other cute midi dress options like this one here, here and here. They work great for the cooler temps and are so cute layered with a longline cardigan like this one or this one or a vest, I just bought this one and can’t wait to style it!.

I hope you all enjoyed your weekend – we have been on the house hunt over this last month, and may have found “the one”. All of my fingers and toes are crossed that everything works out and goes through for us! I will keep you all posted.


Fall Layers

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This layered look is one of my favorites and one I have already worn a few times (yep, repeat offender). When it comes to maternity clothing, I have always been a skeptic. Truly! I managed to only purchase maternity jeans and a couple basic maternity tops from H&M when I was pregnant with Addi  and just made everything else work in regular clothes. I swore to never set foot in a maternity store assuming from what I normally saw when I would walk passed the majority of them, that I would dislike the clothing. One experience in a Destination Maternity store has changed my outlook on shopping for maternity items – if you’re looking for stylish, and trendy maternity clothing, Destination Maternity has it all!

They carry such a variety of brands and styles that literally any expecting mama would find something they love in their store. I brought Addi along as well, and they even had a cute little play place for her to hang out and play while I shopped, it was awesome. Some of the items I got could easily be mistaken for non-maternity items – like this floral flowy top (which is similar to one Anthro carried last year) and these distressed skinnies! These are my new staple and I literally cannot stop wearing them. A Pea in the Pod actually takes normal jeans and adds their own signature waistband on them to make them maternity, so you’re really getting the same jeans essentially that you can buy when you’re not pregnant! Anyways, I could go on, but I will be sharing more looks with the pieces I found on my shopping experience at Destination Maternity!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you guys are having a fabulous week!


Thanks to Destination for sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own!

on the ranch

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Happy Friday loves! Today is a quick post sharing our little morning at a ranch we came across. There are so many beautiful properties here in Langley, and so many of them have horses – and let me tell you, Addi is beyond obsessed with horses. Literally she “neighs” all day and carries this little horse around that sings and trots to her. So we thought this was a perfect little pit stop on our drive today for her to see some horses and stretch her legs!

Her sweet little vintage inspired outfit is from the most gorgeous clothing company called Crayonelle. I literally wanted to get everything for Addi, it has such a vintage charm, and the quality is great. I think any outfits on their site would be perfect for family photos too!

Ps. this little angel is always on the go – getting these photos and for her to sit still was next to impossible, hence the cakepop at the very end haha! You gotta do what you gotta do;)


Sustain Luxury

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I wore this for a little day outing on one of the first days we got here to Langley! This dress is something else – not only is it so cute (obvs), it is made from organic cotton and feels amazing! The story behind it is also unique – it comes from the online store Sustain Luxury, and is made out of the US by a company who creates jobs for artisans in various counties. Who doesn’t love fashion with a good cause? There’s nothing easier than throwing on a neutral maxi, a jean jacket and some sandals and feeling put together instantly (and comfortable too)!

Sustain Luxury is a great online store that has a wonderful and fresh outlook on fashion. They believe that purchasing high quality clothing benefits reduces the need for throw away clothing, which in turn also benefits the environment and the resources used to make our clothes we wear! Working with handpicked designers who too have the same vision for their artistry, their online store is full of unique, high quality items coming from designers in the US/Canada . To read more about Sustain Luxury and the great vision behind their company click here! I am obsessed with this shirt dress and this top, everything in their store is so unique. They also offer free shipping in the US/Canada so hurry and find some beautiful, quality pieces to add to your closet!


Fall Transition

IMG_1049 IMG_1052 IMG_1053 IMG_1058IMG_1071IMG_1070IMG_1066IMG_1072IMG_1064IMG_1054Dress c/o | Hat | Sandals (similar here) | Bag | Sunnies

Happy Monday guys!! Totally is a late post courtesy of my little lady who is deciding naps are optional these days – stinker!! We are finally in Langley for the month of September and are loving the lush trees which are already changing for fall! I packed a little weird for our month here, unsure about the weather – but luckily we are going to have some cooler weeks but also some warmer ones. I always find I got back and forth between my summer and fall wardrobe as we transition seasons – so today I thought I would share how to make some of your more summery pieces work for fall!

This maxi from Tiffany Rose Maternity is a great dress that can be worn in summer or fall! I added the brown suede hat and other accents to give it a little fall flare, and brought a jean jacket just in case it cooled off. If I were to wear this in the evening, I think a cute little bomber jacket would be great paired with some little ankle booties too!

In other news, our home is officially listed and our house hunt has begun. I can’t help but feel anxious, stressed, and uneasy about everything being that we need or HOPE to be in a new house by November so we have time to settle in (decorate!!) and relax a bit before this baby boy of ours makes his appearance. Let’s just say my fingers, and toes are crossed that somehow things go in our favor with our house selling and the perfect one comes up on the market for us!

Anyways, I hope you’re all enjoying your long weekend – and don’t forget about some of those great sales happening today. I scored some adorable baby boy clothes from Old Navy using the code “AWESOME” (in Canada) and the Gap using the code “LABOURCA” for 40% off (in Canada). And of course just because I am on their site daily, Anthropologie is having an extra 30% off sale items (many items I recently purchased have now gone on sale) using the code “EXTRA30″.


Berry Farm

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I almost don’t know where to begin! My blog has felt like it has been on hold for what seems like forever now – it has been such a struggle for me! We have so much going on that I can barely wrap my brain around it. Between being a “single mama” for the last 5 and a half weeks, to moving in with my parent’s place for a week, then back home, then to leave again for another 5 days due to more construction in our home, and back again this week to prep our house to sell – my head is spinning! All the while appointments, tending a needy toddler and getting ready to leave again for another month, I feel like life hasn’t allowed us any time to slow down. Hence why my blog posts have been so few and far between. It has been such a struggle to let this go. I have so many ideas flowing but no way of executing them right at this moment until things go back to “normal” – it also didn’t help having my sweet hubby aka photographer away for nearly six weeks! Now that I am feeling better (finally at 20 weeks the nausea and crazy tiredness simmered down), my hubby being home in a few short days, and us moving all together to a stationary place for a month, I think things will be back on track. I can’t wait to share more pregnancy style, pregnancy must haves and more of our lives and the upcoming changes! Starting next week, I think I will get some of my sanity back!

In the meantime, I figured I would post the last little adventure our family had in July before the chaos began! We took Addi to this cute as ever berry farm where there was a little beach, restaurant (with amazing perogies) and cute little places to sit and enjoy the views. I was only 16 weeks here and thought I had a belly back then – ha! I love these moments we captured as a family because this summer they seemed so few and far between with everything going on. I can’t wait to be in Vancouver as a family next week and be able to enjoy some of the amazing things there.

I think one thing I’ve learned during my pregnancy with Addi and this one as well, is that you don’t need to always be shopping exclusively at maternity stores for maternity items. I always reach for maternity jeans (a few pairs I invested in with Addi) or my Bella Band to wear with my normal jeans. Here, I found a great pair of Gap Maternity cutoffs and have worn them a ton this summer, and paired them with a loose Zara top (nonmaternity)! Sometimes you can just size up, or often times stores carry various tops that are loose fitting which is perfect for expecting mamas!

Anyways, it’s midnight here and I don’t know how I am still up, but I figured I would pop in and just say hi! I am also working on our gender reveal post for this week to share some more photos I captured that didn’t make it to my Instagram – Addi was hilarious and even though she doesn’t know what was going on, she was in heaven with a blue sucker and balloons so that’s all that mattered!

xo, Amaris

Gingham x Stripes

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I love finding little hidden gems where you least expect it, and Splurge & Co. is one of them. This tiny boutique is full of gorgeous handpicked items including vintage accessories, clothing and even home decor. I seriously cannot walk into that store without buying a few things – it is bad! This gorgeous detailed top is just one piece that caught my eye, the lace overlay mixed with the stripes is so feminine and fun!

The detail that goes into deciding which items are sold in the boutique is so special! One of my girlfriends first introduced me to Splurge & Co. a few years ago, and I instantly loved the thoughtful and creative pieces I would find. Though their online store is coming soon, you can shop their beautiful items via their Instagram or Facebook page (they will ship) or by going into their store if you live in the Lethbridge area! You can now snag this top and skirt both on sale – along with some great summer pieces, check out their Facebook page and Instagram for updates and to get a peek at their amazing finds!

In other news, we find out today what this precious bundle in my belly is – a boy or girl! I cannot even WAIT! I will be sharing later today, so keep checking my Instagram for our big news. Yay!

xo, Amaris


Supporting Mamas

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Addi’s Outfit: Romper c/o | Sandals (old, cute ones here) | Hat

Oh how sad it is that summer is coming to an end so soon! I have been so behind on posting, but today finally had time to sit down during Addi’s nap to share this cute mama/daughter post wearing Rikshaw Design! How cute is the pineapple romper?? Rikshaw Design can now also be found on the Anthropologie website in the kids section! Be sure to check them out.

Today I decided to open up about something that has been on my mind in recent months – and especially lately. Mamas bullying other mamas online. I honestly never thought I would see this happen on social media as much as I recently have, and it truly makes me sad. I have seen some beautiful, wonderful, amazing mamas being attacked for no good reason. Rude comments, anonymous accounts being created to send hateful messages, the list goes on. Today someone decided to publicly try to embarrass me – and when I looked at their account, it was a mom of two. It breaks my heart for those kiddies who have a mom who would be that malicious and rude intentionally and who could possibly raise them to think it’s okay to hurt others (especially people they don’t even know). My question is why? Why does this social media world have to be something people spin to be such a negative place? I have always tried to keep my space a happy one, filled with photos of my daily life and journey of motherhood with a side of a few of my passions being fashion and home decor. I have stayed true to myself. Those who follow me know I am just an Anthropologie obsessed mama, who posts probably way too many photos of my kid and now baby bump… I haven’t changed. In the almost two years that I started my blog. To be accused of some untrue things, and have my character as a person shot down is hard – I don’t think I deserve it in the least, no one does.

I typically have loved sharing parts of my life and following along with so many other mamas experiencing the same things as I am! It is comforting knowing we are all not alone in this, and that we ALL have hard days. I have felt more able to share the not so great moments lately and I have become close with so many supportive mamas in this Instagram community. It just puts such a bad taste in my mouth when people try to attack others and bring them down. For what? I am just so sick of seeing it and I hope even just sharing that I have now unfortunately experienced this on multiple occasions, and am now just finally saying something will open peoples eyes to the behaviour that is going on and make those mean girls think twice. Especially to the MOMS who are raising littles, like is this the kind of person you would be proud to say you raised or would you be happy if your little one was bullying another child at school, or being bullied themselves? Just ask yourself the next time you try to attack, belittle, hurt and use social media as a way to be mean to others.

Anyways, rant over. I just had to say something because I just don’t get why it is so common these days and why it is rarely talked about. I know people say to have tough skin when you’re putting your life out there on social media, but it does not give any justification for bored moms who are at home and apparently have nothing better to do than to bash other moms, judge, and compare others. As mothers we should be united. We should be supportive of one another and be inspired by the strength we know we all have by doing one of the hardest jobs in the world. You would think that would bring us all together – so let’s try to do that instead and change rude, hateful, mean messages, to kind, loving supportive ones. Imagine if we all did that?

xo, Amaris

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