Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Babymoons and Brides

Hi girls,
Okay so lately, I've been getting tons of emails from SYB Babes either asking to see pics of my belly bump, or ones of my wash-n-go summer hair...and I figured, this shot of me on our Bahamas "babymoon" flaunts both situations! Me and Sunshine spent last weekend basking in the shade of the majestic Atlantis Hotel on Paradise Island, and it was soooo choice. We frolicked in the ocean, gorged on roasted lobster, and bogled to various Buju Banton songs like it was our last weekend on Earth. The only disappointment was that pregnant ladies weren't allowed on Atlantis' water slides. Boo. Whatever, I got over it and splashed around in the kiddie pool with a gorgeous toddler named Priyah.

Do you like my maxi-dress? All summer long I'd been hesitant to go the maxi-route, simply because I'm carrying around a big ball and need to flaunt my good legs to retain some sex appeal. But I've been so charmed by tabloid pics of similarly preggers Ashlee Simpson swanning around LA in her sidewalk-grazing sundresses, that I had to get my own! I recently wore it to our friends' Patti and Dayo's extraordinarily chic City Hall wedding (it was amazing...you'd think a City Hall ceremony would be a clinical affair with shifty-eyed brides in ill-fitting rayon slipdresses, but I saw some of the most glamorous brides, ever, swanning through those vanilla-painted hallways! I suspect Carrie & Big's wedding had something to do with this...).

Okay, I'm going somewhere with this. Exactly two days after Patti's ceremony, after I'd already gifted her with a bag of beauty goodies for her honeymoon, I discovered a perfectly perfect gift: Philosophy 'Here Comes the Bride' Set ($45)! I know wedding season is almost over, but if any of you are stuck for a bridal shower gift or just something pampering to give your girlfriend as she's going thru the grueling wedding-planning stages, this set has it all. It includes the Purity Made Simple Facial Cleanser, Hope in a Jar Daily Moisturizer, Amazing Grace Shower Gel, Amazing Grace Hair Conditioner, Amazing Grace Body Emulsion, Soul Owner Exfoliating Foot Cream, and Time on your Hands Exfoliating Hand Cream. The best part? Tucked in the kit is an adorable faux-marriage certificate pledging that the bride commit to "marrying herself" before she pledges herself to anyone else. Love it.


Blogger Witty said...

omg tia, you look gorgeous!!!! You are glowing and you look sooooo fabulous!! Blessings upon you and your growing family. Make sure Chappie doesn't get jealous =)

10:33 AM  
Blogger Small Budget, Big Style Chick said...

You look so cute! And that gift set is an excellent and not too expensive idea.

10:35 AM  
Blogger Yannize said...

oh my godddd!!! que cute!!!...glowing and so so pretty!

10:53 AM  
Blogger Lo' Diva said...

You look amazing! Maxi is greta on you!

11:43 AM  
Blogger Amina said...

you're glowing!! you look gorgeous !!

12:03 PM  
Blogger Amina said...

i forgot to say that i love Philosophy gift sets

12:03 PM  
Anonymous chitowngirl said...

I wondered if you would ever let us see your belly!! You are GLOWING and so beautiful!!

12:10 PM  
Blogger Brandi said...

Wow I was just saying yesterday, Hmm, I wonder if Tia will share a few pics? and Voila, there you are. looking stunning.
I should send that gift set to my sis, she just got married 1 year ago and still feels like a newlywed.

12:12 PM  
Blogger Le Beaute said...

What a perfect post, Tia!

We're all so glad to see your bump! So happy that things are progressing well :-)

"One Beauty Blog. Many Names"

12:13 PM  
Anonymous christie said...

Most. Fab. Mommy-To-Be. Ever.

12:30 PM  
Blogger laughing808 said...

Congrats again......you are look beautiful.

I love the dress.

12:38 PM  
Anonymous Julia said...

You look gorgeous.

1:05 PM  
Anonymous Christen said...

Wow you look absolutely beautiful. Just glowing

1:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aww you are pretty and glowy :)

1:27 PM  
Blogger Schanina said...

***Squeal*** Yay, Tia! You and your bump look fab in that dress!

1:34 PM  
Blogger 1969 said...

Tia....you look beautiful. Awww.
The Philosophy gift set is a wonderful idea. Thanks for the suggestion.

1:39 PM  
Blogger Isis said...

Adorable...all baby bump :)

3:10 PM  
Blogger Elena said...

You look beautiful! Congrats!

3:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You look radiant and so happy!! *squeals*. and the Maxi dress works great on pregnant ladies...Angelina, Gwen, Jessica ALba all looked great in em!

3:46 PM  
Blogger A*E* said...

OMG Tia! The dress, the hair, the glowy skin, the baby bump - All Fabulous!!!

3:51 PM  
Blogger divasoul said...

You look so cute!

4:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a babymoon is such a great idea!!!! you look so cute and TINY i might add.

watch the documentary "The Business of Being Born"

5:43 PM  
Blogger YankeeNaija said...

You are simply beautiful.

5:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How radiantly beautiful!!

6:58 PM  
Blogger Scandalous Beauty said...

OMG...look at that glow!! You look gorgeous!! We are so happy for you two, er, three!!!

10:06 PM  
Blogger beauty am eye said...

omg...ur s cute preggers!!!1

10:10 PM  
Anonymous Candice said...

How beautiful are you?!?!

Pregnancy agrees with you, you are gorgeous.

10:17 PM  
Blogger Luxe Tips said...

Simply Gorgeous!

12:03 AM  
Anonymous flygyrl72 said...

Don't you look lovely?! Congratulations!

2:55 AM  
Blogger Dominican Enigma said...

Wow yu are glowing!!!!!! That little Diva is going to be beautiful!

6:44 AM  
Anonymous tabitha said...

Ask and you shall receive! I knew if we all hounded you enough you'd post a pic :)

You look fabulous pregnant! Still so thin! And your hair is gorgeous!

Yay, baby!

11:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats on being a mom-to-be, the dress looks great

2:54 PM  
Anonymous coco_fiere said...

Girl, you and the little one look FABULOUS! I can't even take it....the glow, the sleek & easy 'do, just amazing. Please share your anti-stretch mark solution once the little one makes her arrival. Although we're about the same age, I'm still holding off a bit until I make the mommy move. However, I want to know what to use when the time comes since my fam seems prone to stretch marks and jiggles. LOL

3:33 PM  
Blogger olajuwon said...

Wow Tia, you look sooo pretty. Seriously, you look like you put a ball underneath your dress just for fun! And I'm loving that dress.
And that bangle. Where can I get one?

5:44 PM  
Blogger (vixenchick) said...

i love that picture!you look so beautiful!have you picked out a name yet?

6:41 PM  
Blogger yummy411 said...

tia you look gorg! i love the maxi dress. when my sister was pregnant 2 years ago, she wore a black halter maxi dress (from tarjay) over and over.. each time ppl gave her compliments and praise. it was the easiest, cutest and most chic way to enjoy summer pregnancy!

8:31 PM  
Blogger Fashion's Darling said...

awwwwwww you look fabulous! all you need was a pair of oversized shades and you'd have a nicole richie monment lol

10:21 PM  
Blogger nilla cookie said...

Two Gs for you - Gorgeous and Glowing!

Congrats Tia!!

11:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too freaking gorgeous! I can't wait to see what a doll your little diva will be!

4:04 PM  
Blogger Jamie @ Rural Glamour said...

Cute!! It can be so hard to be flawless when there's a small person sitting on your bladder but you pull it off with genius!lol!


5:35 PM  
Blogger m said...

you look sooooo beautiful!

6:58 PM  
Blogger Miss Angel said...

How adorable are you with your little baby girl bump and glorious hair?!!

4:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

awwww.congrats,Tia!...You look fabulous!! I think you have boy in there..:)

3:07 AM  
Blogger WendyB said...

You look lovely.

8:40 AM  
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Blogger Dolen said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous. Makes me wanna be preggers again...

11:44 PM  
Anonymous Erin said...

This pic brings to mind, one of Maya Angelou's biography series where she calls Malcom X and he says to her ,you know Betty is pregnant, pretty and pregnant, pretty pregnant. You look amazing just beautiful. Stay true to your self and who you are. you are truly and inspiration to a younger black woman like myself.

10:49 AM  
Blogger Gorgeous Black Women said...

You look lovely :)

5:35 PM  
Blogger Calming Corners said...

You are so beautiful!!! The gift sets are a great idea!

7:46 AM  
Anonymous Quel said...

You're pregnant 6 months, and my baby is six months--have been away from blogland a bit since he was born. Had no idea!


FYI, I'm 1 of 20 winners of the Clinique Insiders contest. I blogged about their 7 day scrub after usig it, thanks to your glowing recommendation. I think they liked it. :) So thanks.

I'll be reviewing their products on their website along with the other Insiders for a year starting in October and am so excited.

Sending positive baby and mama vibes your way.

12:36 AM  
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