Maxi swim cover-up: Asos (similar here)
Ruffle bikini: Asos top & bottoms (similar one-piece style)
Straw Bag: Gap (similar here and here)
Sunglasses: Chloe ‘Carlina’
Hat: Brixton (wearing a size XS – I have a tiny head)
Today I’m sharing this look from our babymoon day ✌🏼.
Let me start off by saying, pre-pregnancy, I would never be caught dead in this bathing suit, but I’ve never been prouder and more comfortable with my body than I am now (that might change in a few weeks). I’m just really grateful for my growing belly and proud of what my body is capable of. I also love how my daughter can have these pictures to look back and see how I looked when I was pregnant with her.
I had been looking for the perfect maxi style beach cover-up for the longest time, but they were usually too long and required hemming or out of my budget. This cover up was perfect! I took it in my usual Asos size, US 4. I highly recommend it if you’re planning a beach trip this summer. I also have my eye on this one, which is shorter, but just as cute (love the tassel detail).
Now, as promised from my last post, I’ll go over beach and poolside details. On our babymoon day 2, we woke up, went to a local cafe, got chocolate croissants and coffee and then headed straight to the beach back at our hotel. At The Don Cesar you could choose whether you wanted to rent beach chairs with an umbrella, a beach cabana, or a beach cabana with a bed, all varying in prices, but all equally comfortable and relaxing. This also included beach towels so we didn’t even have to worry about bringing our own.
What I absolutely loved was that it didn’t matter whether you were lounging by the beach or lounging poolside, The Don had staff roaming around asking if you needed/wanted anything. Trey and I ordered slushed cocktails/mocktails brought to us right on the beach. After relaxing on the beach for a bit, we decided to rent some paddle boards. The hotel offered a few beach activities from jet skis, banana boats, kayaks, and paddle boards. Trey and I were set on paddle boarding. Now, being six months pregnant, I was really hesitant about paddle boarding and falling. Although you’re falling into water, there’s a lot of ways things could go wrong quickly. But Trey didn’t want to do it without me so I was like, ‘what the heck ‘ 🤷🏻♀️. I first started out on my knees, making sure I was comfortable and had my balance down. Then after about 10 minutes, I was standing for the rest of the hour+, paddling up and down the beach. I swear, it was only by the protection of God that I didn’t fall once. Trey, on the other hand, ate it like 4 times. Every so often I’d look back because I’d hear a thump and splash and see him in the water – those falls were definitely Youtube material.
After building up an appetite from paddle boarding, we headed back to the pool area where we ordered lunch and more drinks and were served poolside. We were spoiling ourselves to say the least, but it was our babymoon so yolo. If the hotel grounds weren’t pretty enough, the sand was soft and white, the water was some of the clearest I’ve ever seen, and the ocean was surprisingly warm enough to swim for that time of year.
Also, for any mamas-to-be, The Don Cesar’s spa has a mom-to-be massage, perfect way to pamper yourself!
If you’re looking for a place for a babymoon destination in Florida, I’d highly recommend The Don Cesar! Trey and I said we want to make this an annual trip!