Last weekend my husband and I took a day trip down to Dallas to attend a gender reveal for some of our close friends. Because it was going to be a quick trip, we decided to get up super early and make a day out of it. It's been a year and half since we moved to Oklahoma from Dallas and I cannot believe how much has changed. There are so many new restaurants, apartment complexes and skyscrapers downtown - it's unreal. It really makes me miss living there - not that I really ever stopped missing it. Don't get me wrong, being in Oklahoma and living a slower-paced life has a lot of perks, especially with little ones, but my personality and lifestyle thrives in bigger cities. Plus, I'm a really great aggressive Texas driver and fit in so well on the freeways.
We got on the road at 6:30am and made it to Dallas by 10:00 (because, Starbucks pitstops) which was right when a new brunch spot opened that I was dying to try. Mercat Bistro. It's located in between downtown and uptown in the Harwood District - footsteps from our old apartment.
I'm a sucker for anything European-inspired and this place was exactly that. We started with a pastry basket and coffee: Scott got "Jet Fuel" (a 12-hour cold brew) and I got my usual decaf almond milk latte. Oh how I miss caffeine. For brunch I ordered the Spinach and Mushroom Quiche and Scott got the Cold Roasted Chicken sandwich. Both exquisite. After eating we stopped to snap a few photos of my outfit. Dallas people are so used to bloggers that no one paid us any mind taking photos in the middle of a stairway. I love that.
This PinkBlush Maternity tunic/dress has been my little saving grace over the past month. It really is hard to find fun, colorful maternity clothing these days, especially pieces that are affordable and can carry you through the end of pregnancy. When I'm 7-8-9 months pregnant, I really try to steer away from anything tight because it's just not comfortable, so dresses are always my go-to. When I buy maternity clothes, I try to make sure they will transition into my postpartum wardrobe effortlessly too. All I'll have to do with this dress is throw on a belt and some ankle boots and call it a day!
Taking the time to pamper yourself and buy yourself clothes that you feel good in is so important during pregnancy. You go through so much physically and emotionally that doing whatever you can to make yourself feel good is something I strongly believe in. You are growing a tiny human and while that is a miracle in and of itself, it's important to keep your confidence intact while doing it, because gaining 20-30-40 pounds is hard. If I need to explain any credit card bills to your husband/boyfriend this, let me know.
PinkBlush Maternity is a driving force in helping mama's look their best during pregnancy and they are by far the only place I've found that offers a wide range of adorable and trendy maternity clothes. Which is why I'm really excited to share that we have teamed up to offer another pretty mama a free $75 gift card! Here's how you can win:
1. Comment below with your due date or the due date of a friend you're hoping to win for.
2. Make sure you are following me on Instagram (@jenkubes) then find the photo on my feed from this post and tag three of your favorite fashionistas.
A winner will be chosen at random on Good Friday, March 25th!
Pink Clutch/Purse: Kate Spade