Mama + Me: Welcome, Spring!

March 22, 2017   /   byLauren Foster  / Categories :  Feeds

Mama + Me Style: Welcome, Spring | lovelolablog.comThis is by far one of my favorite outfits I have put Piper in. She just kills me in that little bonnet, polka dotted tights, and blue dress. We took these pictures on a chilly morning with my gal pal and photography genius, Jessi Nichols. I’m still not totally sure I trust Spring as to whether it’s here to stay or not. The weather has ranged from the 30’s to the 80’s in the last week, which is really no surprise for early Spring here in the South. We tend to jump fro winter to summer pretty quickly. So we are soaking up every sunny and warm day that we can get before we enter scorching heat. And in the meantime, we have our little bonnets on back up in case it decides to randomly snow on a March evening again ;).Mama + Me Style: Welcome, Spring | lovelolablog.comMama + Me Style: Welcome, Spring | lovelolablog.comMama + Me Style: Welcome, Spring | lovelolablog.comShe’s really into running these days. It’s just all over her face here, “Isn’t this great guys!? You’ve really got to try it!!”Mama + Me Style: Welcome, Spring | lovelolablog.com^ gotcha!Mama + Me Style: Welcome, Spring | lovelolablog.comMama + Me Style: Welcome, Spring | lovelolablog.comMama + Me Style: Welcome, Spring | lovelolablog.comMama + Me Style: Welcome, Spring | lovelolablog.comMama + Me Style: Welcome, Spring | lovelolablog.comMama + Me Style: Welcome, Spring | lovelolablog.comMama + Me Style: Welcome, Spring | lovelolablog.comMama + Me Style: Welcome, Spring | lovelolablog.comMama + Me Style: Welcome, Spring | lovelolablog.comMama + Me Style: Welcome, Spring | lovelolablog.comMama + Me Style: Welcome, Spring | lovelolablog.comMama + Me Style: Welcome, Spring | lovelolablog.comDress: Zara (also love this one) | Shoes: old, similar | Piper’s Dress: Liilu | Bonnet: Briar Handmade

And of course I just can’t quit the florals. I can’t help it, I guess I’m just a grandma at heart ;). Happy Spring!!

photos by jessi nichols photography

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