Behold Ruffle Maxi | Traffic People

Manda Lee Smith | Evocatively Chosen
Manda Lee Smith |
Manda Lee Smith |
Manda Lee Smith |

You guys, I’ve been itching to get into a Spring dress like this and finally, after non-stop rain, we had a beautiful (and warm) sunny day! Thank you Lord!

Every Spring, I like to add at least one new white dress into my wardrobe, and this one from TRAFFIC PEOPLE was the perfect addition. You can shop it HERE. I’’m wearing a Medium. I’m 5’7 & 139'lbs to give you an idea of sizing.

This is actually the only white maxi dress I currently own. The billowing ruffles and length are perfect for weekends with my family. I really feel this dress is ideal for most body types unless you have a really large bust maybe. Although, I’m a D and, in my opinion, it’s still very flattering. I wore it with a lace, unlined, bra to minimize my chest area. It would really be a great dress if you were expecting or for postpartum mama’s because it’s loose directly below the bust. I paired it with the cutest Pom shoes from last year and a thrifted bead bag that is beyond cute and perfect for the season. Below I’ve linked some super cute accessories to pair with it including a ton of great deals on shell earrings I can’t get enough off and some ocean inspired hair accessories too!

Speaking about postpartum, I’m having such a hard time losing the “mommy pooch” this go round. I’ve accepted the fact that maybe that’s the norm after having your third and I try best to embrace my body, but quite honestly, it really has been a challenge to find and feel flattered in my clothing. BUT, I’ve learned a lot, and I want to share that with you guys. It’s brought to my attention a gap in the styling/mama topics. Maybe, I’m missing it somewhere, but I never heard of any style bloggers putting together how to style our postpartum bodies. It’s such a weird time because we are exhausted, our maternity clothes don’t quite fit, and our pre-baby clothes don’t quite fit either. Our bodies are shaped different, we are hormonal… the list goes on and on. So, I’m thinking of putting together an IG TV video about how I style postpartum and tips and tricks I’ve learned to embrace our bodies and feel beautiful!

I haven’t been as active on social media this week. I was on the way home from girls night seeing Kelly Clarkson when Dustin called me and asked if James had been complaining about his stomach to me earlier in the day. The second I walked in he was throwing up and had a fever. Brooke had it too, but it manifested differently and not quite as bad, thank goodness! Now they both have a cold, not sure if it’s related, but I've been non-stop cleaning and trying to keep Emma-Rose away from it all which has proven successful so far. So pray she stays well and we can all get over this yuck! I hope you guy have had a great start to the week so far and that you guys are staying well!