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Essentials for Your Maternity Session

Since this is our first pregnancy, I wanted to have some photos to look back on and reminisce when I was pregnant. Who knows, maybe it’ll be the only time I’ll be pregnant. We worked with the lovely Shea Christine to capture the belly in all of it’s baby bump glory at Riverbend Park in Jupiter, FL. She photographed our engagement photos & our wedding so it was great sharing this precious next step in our lives with her. We feel so blessed to be chosen as her parents and can't wait to meet our little lady! This is becoming so real now...if we could just decide on her name. 

Here are some things to bring with you for your shoot!

1. Bug Repellent 
Hello Zika! This was one of those items I wish I had brought with me and only thought about it after the fact. We shot in some whimsy meadows where the critters were out and about and would've felt better knowing I had some bug repellent on!

2. Pretty Accessories

Coming from me this was a no-brainer but holy indecisive I am! I decided to wear mostly dainty jewelry and one bold piece. I'm seriously obsessed with this floral maxi and didn't want to take away from it so I kept it simple with our Dainty Hexagon Necklace. It added just the right amount of sparkle!

Our Crescent Horn Necklace is a favorite of mine since it’s so neutral and its cream colored rosary chain pairs so well with everything.

I wore our Dreamcatcher Necklace with this outfit. I love how it looks against higher neckline tops. It’s also great for layering!

I layered a few of my favorite Druzy Bracelets and Druzy Bangle -- you know I'm all about layered jewels! :)

3. Flower Crown
I wish I could wear a flower crown every day! They’re so feminine and fun and I couldn’t resist not wearing one. Flower and Fringe made me the most beautiful crown with delicate pink and white flowers! It added a perfect pop of color to these shots.

4. Two outfit options. 

Ordinarily I’m a shopaholic and have no problem picking out clothes but when this is your first pregnancy, dressing the bump can become somewhat challenging especially when your bottoms no longer fit and a belly band just won’t cut it.

I found this MINKPINK floral maxi at one of my local faves, Vagabond Apparel Boutique. As a bonus it’s not maternity so I’ll be able to wear it again!

I struggled a little in finding something that would reveal my belly. I’m used to wearing high-waisted skirts and the whole do I wear this under or over the bump stumped me. I wore this maxi skirt for a local trunk show and as I was putting it on I realized I could just pull the skirt down to sit below the bump. Problem solved! 

5. A Cozy Blanket
You’ll want a spot to snuggle up to your hubby and this Mexican Blanket came in handy that I got from Urban Vintage Rentals. They have so many cute things and could easily go overboard with props!

 What are some things you found useful to bring with you? 

Spring AG Trunk Shows

 

 

Here's the low down of our upcoming Trunk Shows! We're talking mimosas, braid bars and jewels oh my! Our online shop is always open too but if you're local, I'd love to see you and have you try on our pieces in person!

AG Trunk Show Benefiting The One School
Thursday, March 31
6:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Marston Boutique

Join Us For Food, Drink And Shopping! $25 (Includes Raffle Ticket) Shop for Roaring 20's Inspiration Pieces with a Portion of every sales going to The One School.

  • Jewelry Trunk Show by Alexandra Gioia
  • Hair Styling by Airbar
  • Makeovers by Beauty Counter
  • Cupcakes by Dd's Cupcake Shop

SunFest Trunk Show
Saturday, April 23
10am - 2pm
Location: Vagabond Apparel Boutique

I’ll be accessorizing Mamie Ruth’s festival wear just in time for SunFest! 

Come get a festival feather head wrap, modern hippie products and enjoy a fun braid bar! Oh, and shop our boho inspired pieces!


Shop & Pop {Mother's Day Edition}

Saturday,  May 1
11am - 2pm
Location: Uptown Art Jupiter

Come enjoy a mimosa (or two) and shop some seriously talented local artisan goodies all under one roof. Buy something special for your mama this Mother's Day or treat yourself to that new AG piece you've been eyeing on Instagram! May is teacher and nurse appreciation month! All teachers and nurses who bring in their work badge will receive 10% off their total from all vendors!

Get to Know Alexandra -- Interview Featured on TAGG

I recently had the honor of being featured on one of my favorite Fashion & Lifestyle Blogs The Average Girl's Guide! Alyson has a knack for writing and keeping things real which is sometimes hard these days. She's also all for supporting and empowering other women which I love! You can view the original interview here.

Name: Alexandra Gioia but you can call me Allie

Position + company: Owner + Jewelry Designer at Alexandra Gioia

… And this means? I get to play with the prettiest materials and turn them into something wearable to accessorize your outfit. I handle everything from the design aspect to managing our website + Etsy shop, customer service, packaging, social media content – you name it. I’m looking to hire an AG intern shortly! Interested?

Alexandra GioiaAllie Amelio

druzy bracelet // Alexandra Gioia

Professionally, I’ve learned: What a difference it makes to surround yourself with like-minded/positive people who challenge you to be your best self not the ‘negative nancies’ who intentionally or unintentionally bring you down.

Go-to gadgets, apps and old-school techniques that help me get it all done:
I keep it old-school with my notepad/planner obsession and have to write everything down otherwise it’s forgotten. I’m a sucker for cute notepads like this one from ban.do!

tassel necklace & floral notepad // Alexandra Gioia
In my fridge you’d find:

Well, I’m five months pregnant and am apparently making up for all the food I didn’t eat during the first trimester. So you’ll find anything from leftover spaghetti and meatballs, to tons of blueberries, steak for grillin’, salad supplies and oh yes, a half-eaten tub of Pillsbury vanilla frosting (help!).

Check out the full interview here.