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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!

Alexandra Gioia Jewelry at TurtleFest 2016

Saturday, March 19
10am - 6pm

I'm "turtley" excited to be a vendor at the 13th Annual Turtle Fest Saturday, March 19! At the event you can shop our newest necklaces and bracelets & meet the designer - me! :)

The Loggerhead Marinelife Center hosts the event in Juno Beach, Fl and as someone who has lived in Jupiter for the last 14 years, I hate to admit this will be my first time attending. Better late than never - right? LMLC does so many incredible things to research, protect and rehabilitate our Sea Turtles and I'm thrilled to support them! I hope to see you there!

                   

Admission to the event is free and focuses on promoting conservation through up close interactions with threatened and endangered sea turtles.

  • Free Admission
  • Live music
  • Did I mention SHOPPING?
  • Art
  • Educational Presentations
  • Games
  • World Ocean pavilion - features educational and fun activities focused on water conservation