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Hey Family!

Well, here we are on another beautiful day it was in the 90s in the Chi. I wanted to dress for both comfort and beauty. Baby Zi'Joy turned 3 months old this past Sunday. We sang the Stevie Wonder version of happy birthday to her.

This was our looks for church and Her birthday. I wore this fabulous thrifted new with tags blush skirt. Oh it is so pretty and airy. It's the closest I'll come to an adult tutu. I wore my afro lady studded t-shirt a mesh belt a pair of my favorite summer canvas Ghillie shoes. Arnt they pretty? I just love them. Simple button earrings and a jade and copper ring.

Zi'Joy went all out for her birthday. With a grey tutu skirt with flecks of glitter in it. A new princess in town pink onseie and pink and white socks. She does not like her shoes just yet so we are waiting to wear those out. Her sun hat was a mix if greys pinks and whites. So very pretty.

This weekend we learned about texture smell and feel. Sensory touch of different things. It's so much fun seeing the world through her eyes. I feel a bit less jaded. After 10 years in the Army it can really change a perspective. Going back to work was such a challenge but i got through it. Thankfully.

I must say i enjoy reading your adventures in this fashion journey. Popping in and out commenting when I can.

As always thank you for reading,commenting , or lurking.

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  • Jenni NZ replied 3 years ago

    Wow Ledonna you look amazing, what a gorgeous skirt and sandals. And Zion'Joy is just the cutest. You may also wish to read "Cinderella ate my daughter" though- I just did, most interesting. Another beautiful Sunday for you both x

  • Ledonna N. replied 3 years ago

    Jenni we will be going to the library ob Wednesday. I wii see if they have it. Thank you so much. I just saw a review on youtube and she had some great points.

    I tend to tone down the girly princess vibe.

    We had on kente cloth vest and jackets. But it got to hot to take pictures in them.

  • Sal replied 3 years ago

    What a fab look- it must be great to wear such a pretty skirt after wearing jeans all week. Zion'Joy looks very sweet / 3 months is s very cute age.

  • Ledonna N. replied 3 years ago

    Sal. Thank you so much. Jeans after healing from a c-section is pretty bad. When i get home its s shower then moo moos oh they feel so good.

  • lyn67 replied 3 years ago

    Wow, I think you are a beautiful Mommy and  this is stunningly gorgeous on you- Donna, not to speak about Zion'Joy being so cute, I want  to eat her up:-)

  • bridgie replied 3 years ago

    Two beautiful people!  You are stunning and Zion'Joy is so cute.

    Yes, your shoes are very pretty.  Are they all-over canvas (excluding soles, of course)?

  • Staysfit replied 3 years ago

    Wow! You look great for three month post delivery! Baby has your smile! So sweet!

  • Ledonna N. replied 3 years ago

    Staysfit Thank you so much I cannot resits her smile.

    Bridigie They are all over canvas like a nautical canvas very tough stuff even the ties are made of the same material. 

    Awe Lyn I think I have baby fever now.  lol I just see a baby and my old heart melts into a puddle. 

  • JAileen replied 3 years ago

    You look so pretty in this outfit. And Z'Joy looks adorable in her tiny tutu.

  • anne replied 3 years ago

    I really like these outfits Ledonna - both of them!! Very flattering.
    And I'm missing having a baby to dress up - my daughters just like to wear jeans and shorts all the time!

  • Traci replied 3 years ago

    There is so much right about this!  Beautiful.

  • greycat6 replied 3 years ago

    Your new mama glow emanates from these photos, Ladonna! That beautiful skirt makes you look like you are floating away. So pretty and feminine....just like your lovely mini-me princess!

  • Angie replied 3 years ago

    YOU LOOK AMAZING. I can't believe you gave birth three months ago, Wonder Ledonna. 

    Hang in there with work. 

    You and Nugget are a site for sore eyes. 

  • Meredith replied 3 years ago

    You two are perfection. Especially love how you are mixing tough and soft in your outfit.

  • marianna replied 3 years ago

    You and baby look beautiful. I love your skirt! Our babies are about 2 months apart. <3

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    Ledonna, you look breathtaking in that outfit. I love how your tee tames the pretty, but it is a natural with the skirt with its theme and sparkly studs.
    Your mini-me fits right in with her own fru-fru skirt and sparkly tee. She is adorable.

  • karen13 replied 3 years ago

    You are both so gorgeous! She is growing up so fast! Love your outfits and I adore your shoes.

  • rachylou replied 3 years ago

    Way elegant! Great shoes! Another fun mother-daughter outfit :)

  • Barbara Diane replied 3 years ago

    Everyone said what I was going to say, so I'll say "Ditto!". :)

  • Jane replied 3 years ago

    Beautiful! 3 months is a good milestone! You both look fantastic- love your shoes and skirt. Cute tutu on Zion joy. Keep on going with the juggling. You are doing great and look great too.

  • Summer replied 3 years ago

    Love the skirt and shoes, Ledonna - so pretty - and it goes without saying that Zion'Joy looks adorable.

  • replied 3 years ago

    Fun skirts - both of you. Love the shoes too. You are both looking fresh and summery. It is nice to create those family memories for yourself.

  • Laura G replied 3 years ago

    Very pretty outfit, and I love the ghillies!

  • columbine(erin) replied 3 years ago

    Great looks, Ledonna, some of my favorites you've ever posted. You are both very fab. 

  • Ledonna N. replied 3 years ago

    Delurked What wonderful memories you created with your DD.  A true celebration of life and birth.

    Rachy I did feel a bit elegant in this which happens few and far between.  We wore a vest for baby and a shrug to tone down the elegance.  It to hot to take pictures in them.

    Joy & Meredith I did want to reign it in for the both of us.  Thank you for seeing that.  It is hard for me to refrain from going overboard.

    Karen time moves so swiftly

    Marianna Oh your little one must be so beautiful congratulations. 

    Anne I just want to put her in everything.  She looked like paddington bear the other day.  I know she will develop a sense of self and independence soon enough like your and I just want these memories.

    Thank you all for the beautiful comments.  I've read every single one. 

  • Sterling replied 3 years ago

    You look SO BEAUTIFUL.  Your daughter looks adorable. 

    But in this case, I'm guessing all eyes were on you.

  • Tanya replied 3 years ago

    I can not decide who looks more adorable, you or the Baby Nugget. Your skirt and shoes are so pretty, and the baby is already a fashionista with strong opinions on shoes :)

  • Kate replied 3 years ago

    Gosh Ledonna, you look so pretty in this outfit. I love those shoes. I'd wear them in a heartbeat. Killer tutu on Nugget. Years from now you will be able to tell Nugget that, 'baby, there was a day when you did not care about shoes!' She'll likely find that hard to believe. This is such a wonderful time for you and Nugget, and I envy you being able to experience once more the newness of everything through the eyes of your child. What a gift.

  • Lyn D. replied 3 years ago

    Very special outfits on a special day!

  • Paula replied 3 years ago

    Hello Ledonna:  A new poster here....I was struck by your beautiful skirt and adorable little one!  Isn't it great when you can thrift something like that skirt?  I've had some success thrifting and get a real kick out of it.

  • replied 3 years ago

    Ledonna you look so pretty! This is a little sweeter and softer than usual and it's really nice! I love the shoes!
    As adorable as the baby looks all by herself on the bed, the photos of the two of you are so cute, you look so proud it's adorable.

  • merwoman replied 3 years ago

    This is a stunning look for you and baby 


  • Aquamarine replied 3 years ago

    You are both gorgeous! Ledonna, you look FAB for 3 months postpartum!

  • shevia replied 3 years ago

    You and Zi'Joy are the picture of joy truly. You both look incredible.

  • Firecracker replied 3 years ago

    Wow, wow, wow. Ledonna, you look so gorgeous in your airy skirt outfit and those beautiful laceup shoes! I love Zi'Joy's onesie, too--new princess indeed!

  • Amy Isabella replied 3 years ago

    You look AMAZING. I love your whole outfit - especially those fabulously gorgeous shoes. Zion'Joy is super cute and beautifully dressed too.

  • Style Fan replied 3 years ago

    LeDonna you look absolutely stunning.  Wow!  That skirt was a great find.  And Zion'Joy is so sweet. 

  • Ledonna N. replied 3 years ago

    Isabel- You are so right such a huge departure from my everyday. I sae the skirt and i said oh thar is SO PRETTY. Which i like pretty on other folks and kids but not for me. I've had it for a few but i was wondering how to not look twee in it.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to pop in and write such a beautiful things. This isn't a joyous time of my life I enjoy sharing Little Nugget she's absolutely a delight and absolutely a delight. And I Delight in her newness and her joy and just gives me A New Perspective not as an auntie but as a mom it's a good feeling.

  • Karie replied 3 years ago

    Sweet sister! You are looking good! I adore that light and airy skirt on you. And Baby Nugget is beyond beautiful!

  • Ryce replied 3 years ago

    You two are adorable in your tulle! Can't believe you are only three months post-partum!

  • Adela replied 3 years ago

    You two make a very beautiful, stylish pair! I love to hear how much you enjoy being a mum,
    and looking at your photos with Zi'Joy makes me very happy!

  • replied 3 years ago

    So beautiful!  Love your shoes!

  • Ledonna N. replied 3 years ago

    Thank you so much everyone.  This seems to be one of the more popular looks.  Which is making me giggle a bit but it is ok.  I like that we can take on different looks without being stuck in a rut.  It is great to to challenge the norms.

  • Eliza replied 3 years ago

    Ledonna- you look amazing in all these photos with your precious bundle. What a pair you make! 

    And may I add how great it is that as a busy baby mom, you make the time for such lovely photos. As wonderful as they are today, they will only become more precious with time. 

  • Debbie replied 3 years ago

    Love the pictures of your baby and love the skirt on you!

  • Beth Ann replied 3 years ago

    No twee in sight, Ledonna!  I love the overlay, and I have an evening skirt of a brilliant print silk, with black tulle overlay that is a favorite for special occasions. You and ZiJoy look like the perfect pair, and I'm sure your presence blessed everyone on Sunday morning!

  • cheryl replied 3 years ago

    You both look lovely! :)

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