Being pregnant during the summer isn’t always ideal – it’s. so. hot. – so the challenge of dressing to stay cool and look good can be a challenge to say the least. Thankfully, this straw hat and Mara Hoffman dress helped me achieve that.

PHOTOGRAPHY // Erica Simmons

DRESS // Mara Hoffman c/o ShopbopHAT // ASOSSLIDES // ASOSSUNNIES // YSL — BAG // ASOS – sold out (similar)

I love maxi dresses in the summer. And they definitely are a bump friendly piece for the summer. When I saw this Mara Hoffman dress on Shopbop, I knew I had to have it. The color and prints were so me and even though it’s a swim cover – allegedly – it works as a dress for this expecting momma.

I wear heels mostly for photos nowadays, but this dress works with flats or heels wonderfully. These slides from ASOS have become everyday staples for my summer wardrobe. They’re very comfy + chic. Fingers crossed this dress still fits even after baby because I love it so much.