This morning I woke up and told B, “Happy Valentine’s Day, love.”  B and I have been each other’s one and only Valentine for 11 years now — every single date has been with him. But this time next year we will get to add a new little Valentine to the mix. That’ right — I won’t just have one Valentine, but two. We are so very excited to announce a newest member to the Skeen family coming this August.

(You probably didn’t know it but there’s actually been two people in my posts lately. That’s right I’ve been dressing for two right before your eyes. I am just so sneaky like that.) 

That’s our little love’s first sonogram from December, so it’s teeny tiny there. We’ve got a few more weeks before we see if it’s a boy or a girl but either way, it’s probably going to be my favorite human ever. I can already tell he or she is going to be just perfect.

So Happy Valentine’s Day, from all three of us.

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    1. ack!! I hope so! I won’t lie and say I’m not a bit scared haha! thank you 🙂

  1. Congratulations!!! You helped me pack for my Paris trip in 2015 and I’ve loved all your posts since. Best of luck with your new addition xxx

  2. Congrats Kendi! You were the first blog I followed about 5 years ago and have loved keeping up with your journey over the years! I’m actually pregnant too and am due in July! So I’m excited to follow this new adventure with you!

  3. How exciting- congratulations!!! Expecting your very first baby is SO awesome and can be a bit scary/nerve wracking too… but you’ve got this momma :)- it’s amazing how you will just know what your little babe needs. Love to your whole precious family.

  4. Congratulations! I guessed this a few weeks ago when I noticed the shape of your clothing had changed slightly. Some of your outfits were looking a little more voluminous than usual! I figured an exciting announcement would be coming soon. So very happy for you.

    1. Yup, same here! I had an august baby three years ago and, well, once you’ve been there you can spot it pretty easily 🙂

      I’m just jealous of everyone who gets to have real time maternity inspiration on here!! Congrats!

    2. I said the same thing I could tell with the shirts and just a different look in her face. Thats awesome so happy for you guys and can’t wait to watch how this influences your blog!

  5. I am so so over the moon for you Kendi. I have been admiring you, your beautiful style and your self-effacing wit, from afar (Weymouth, England), for several years now and it has always struck me what a wise and wonderful mother you’d be one day. Now that day has come. I am truly delighted for you both. May you have a happy and healthy time in the months ahead x

  6. Sobbing because I feel like I know you and I’m so happy for you two! Can’t wait to see your belly & family grow in the coming months. And then the little tot!!!

  7. Congratulations! We announced we were pregnant last Valentine’s Day and had our little girl in August! Great month to have a baby ? It’ll be a hot summer but you can wear lots of stretchy summer dresses ??

  8. OMG! I am so excited for you and Brian!! Your little love will seriously be the hardest most awesomest part of your lives! Congrats!

    – Jo

  9. Congrats Kendi (and Brian)! It’s such an exciting time. I know you might be scared about being a parent but I am sure you will be wonderful! My husband and I just welcomed our first the day before Thanksgiving and though we are exhausted, it’s been such a fun adventure.

  10. Congratulations!! I remember when your blog description was about your blog being your baby, and it’s so fun to see you starting your family now!

  11. Congratulations. I’ve been thinking this announcement was coming. Once you’ve been pregnant, it’s easy to spot the early signs in someone else. You look radiant. Enjoy the journey.

  12. It’s been a while since I’ve commented but I felt compelled to say congrats! Looking forward to watching your next journey.

  13. Congratulations! I am so excited for you! What awesome news, and a very cute announcement. You will be a wonderful mum and I wish you all the best! 🙂

    Can’t wait to see your pregnancy style 🙂 Although my baby days are behind me I always like seeing how people dress a bump!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  14. I’m over here just tingling with goosebumps. Like so many other followers, we all feel such a connection to the bloggers we follow but you feel almost like at any moment you might knock on the door and tell a crazy story and ask me where my wine is… but not for a little while! So excited for you and many blessings for your little sweet one.

  15. Oooommmgggg! First off congratulations!! You two are going to be uuuuhmazing! Secondly I’ve been waiting six years for this announcement, hope you don’t mind me saying!! ❤️❤️❤️

  16. Congratulations! Brian and Kendi! I bet your little one will be so perfect for the two of you!

  17. Congratulations!!! Long time reader. I’m pregnant with my first also and selfishly, I’m kinda bummed that your awesome maternity posts are going to be after I deliver! I’m due May. But right, yes, congratulations to you both!

  18. Congratulations to you guys! I’ve been following along for years and have done at least a couple 30 for 30s (contemplating another one soon – such a great way to see what I have through fresh eyes). Best of luck on this new adventure!

  19. Yay! Congratulations on your pregnancy! I hope you’re feeling well other than the complete exhaustion of the first trimester. You’re going to be a super adorable pregnant lady!

  20. Congratulations! Can’t wait to see how you dress your adorable little bump as it grows.

  21. aw Kendi this seriously makes me SO happy!! I am so incredibly happy for you and Bryan! You’re going to be the best parents! I hope I see you soon so I can give you a big hug in person!!

  22. AWWW!! I somehow thought that this might be the case! I don’t know why, but it doesn’t matter, those are the sweetest news!! CONGRATULATIONS to you, you both are getting a wonderful present to each other, after being for over a decade together.

  23. Aww, lovely! I’m due in late July so it’ll be nice to follow along with someone at a similar-ish stage as me.

  24. Congrats! Such great news – you’re going to be so amazing at being a mum, and I can’t wait to follow along on your exciting new chapter. Happy Valentine’s 😉

  25. Yay!! How wonderful! Congratulations! August is a great month to be born — maybe we will be birthday buddies!! 😉

  26. Congrats Kendi! I’ve been waiting years for this announcement lol… he/she will be the most stylish baby ever!! My best advice is can give when it comes to babies is don’t be afraid to ask for help. Those first few months are hard. Give yourself grace and don’t be afraid to ask for help.

  27. Many congratulations to you both! Like others below, I was waiting for you to announce this, once you’ve been pregnant yourself you get a nose for it with others. Look after yourself and hope you have a healthy pregnancy x

  28. Congratulations! I’m really looking forward to seeing how you style your baby bump!

  29. B and I have known each other since 1st grade!! So happy for you two! God Bless!

  30. CONGRATS!! I’m super excited to see what kind of maternity styles you’ll rock! and nursing styles and mommy/me stylings that you’ll be sharing!!

  31. Okay, I already gushed all over Facebook about how excited I am. Now I have to do it on your actual blog. Congrats Kendi and Brian!!! I’m so thrilled for you guys! Welcome to the parents club!!

  32. I want to congratulate you and B on the great news!!! What a blessing! You’re positively glowing.

  33. OH-EM-GEE!! This post made me so happy… I have been following you since 2009 (True statement: You were the first fashion blogger I ever started following…AND you’re still the number one bookmark on my favorites list on my ipad…because of this I feel like we are real life fashion friends. haha!) I am so happy for you. I think you’re going to be an amazing mom & I can’t wait to see your style evolve over the next few months.

    PS – Being a new mom myself, there are a few things I couldn’t have survived nine months of pregnancy without:
    – JBrand makes the most phenom maternity jeans. Old navy comes in 2nd. – Gap Maternity tees and tanks are the bomb. Seriously. So comfy, wash well, and definitely were a staple.
    – F21 is an untapped resource for Maternity clothes! Long tanks (hello only like 2$ a piece!?) and their Midi length Bodycon dresses are so easy to wear with a cardi, jean jacket, or even a blazer.
    – Loft Maternity makes amazing leggings. They are thick, slimming, and the full belly band ones were my savior during my last few months of my pregnancy.
    – Lastly, there is no miracle creme or cure for stretch marks. You either get ’em or you don’t. It’s genetic. I used BioOil from Walgreens and never saw one little mark… But I’m lucky. Don’t believe the hype on all the crazy products and cremes out there!!


  34. Congratulations! My first was an August baby too- not going to lie, summer is not the most pleasant time to be pregnant but it’s a good excuse to eat lots of ice cream & lie in an air conditioned room whenever you can. I totally took advantage of that!

  35. Congratulations! I’m due in August too, so I’m looking forward to seeing your pregnancy style. 🙂

  36. Congratulations! I have been waiting for this!! As a mom of three, I am so excited for you and your husband.

  37. Oh Kendi!!! CONGRATULATIONS to both you and B!

    As someone who has been following along since 2010, back when you did your 30 x 30 remixes for the first time, I have loved watching you not only grow in your career but also in your personal life. To this day, you are still one of my favourite blog reads. Thanks for sharing this incredible news with us all and can’t wait to see what the Skeens, a family of 3, get up to! 🙂


  38. Congratulations!! I love news like this. Warms my heart. I’m a boy mom with a newborn and they are awesome, but dressing up a little girl would be so fun!

    The Cocooners

  39. Congratulations, Kendi! I have read your blog for such a long time, and as other fashion loves have come and gone, I have never stopped checking in with you (despite never commenting before now!). This announcement filled me with a surprising amount of joy for a stranger – but you have let us into your life for so long that you feel like a friend. Thank you for sharing, and I wish you so much happiness for this next chapter. Your humour, compassion and grace will no doubt see you face it with success 🙂

  40. Long time lurker here – very exciting – congratulations! Maybe it’s my Mother’s intuition, but I swore the outfits had been a bit “blousey” lately : )

  41. Congrats! I just had my first baby this past November and it’s been an amazing adventure! Can’t wait to see your posts featuring this area of your life.

  42. CONGRATULATIONS! My sister and law and niece have been silently stalking your cute outfits for years, and I always wished you’d get pregnant so I could know how to dress cute pregnant! I’m so happy for you two!…and excited to see your cute maternity outfits. 😉

  43. So happy for you! Being a mom (although it isn’t the easiest gig) is SO FREAKING WONDERFUL!

  44. Congratulations to you & Bryan! I’ve been following your blog religiously since I was in college in 2010 and I couldn’t be more excited for the two of you. xo!

  45. woo hoo! can’t wait to see that bump come out to play in what is sure to be the chic’est ever maternity style. many congrats and much love for a happy healthy pregnancy <3

  46. A massive congrats to you and your husband! What a cute announcement. And hang in there, Kendi. I have a 4,5 month old daughter now, but this time last year I was experiencing horrible ‘morning’ sickness. It lasted about 20 weeks. There’s nothing I can say to make you feel better. One morning you’ll wake up and realise you’re not feeling sick anymore. May that day come sooner rather than later. 😉

  47. Aww so exciting! Congratulations! ❤ I’m due in July myself – such a blessing! I hope you have a wonderful pregnancy and feel good!

  48. This is so weird. My two favorite local bloggers are both due in August, and I’m also due in August with a boy. I have a co-worker and friend that are due the same month, too! It just feels like everyone is pregnant right now.

  49. I’m so happy for you! I’ve been following your blog for years now, and I just realized that I’ve missed a few important posts! but I’m really happy to find out that i’m not alone and we’re on the same week more or less 🙂

  50. Congratulations! I loved having an August baby. I thought it was so much easier to dress than when I had a December one. It’s awesome that Brian doesn’t have an office job because having both of you more available in the early months is so helpful. You’re gonna do great!

  51. I have been reading KE since 2011ish (the original 30 in 30 challenges), and tonight I was catching up on what I’d missed over the last few weeks – which was big news apparently. Thrilled for you & your family and wishing you the absolute best. 🙂

    I only wish I had had this in the last six months as I am sitting here with my new baby in my lap and remembering how much I hated getting dressed while pregnant. 😉

    1. It’s a challenge for sure!! But I’m thinking totally worth it in the end right?? 😉 Congrats to you on your new little one!

  52. Congratulations ! I’ve been following your blog for a while now and I’m so happy for you ! Motherhood is the best feeling in the world. I’m sure everyone is telling the same thing but it really is. And he/she will definitely be your favorite human ever !

    Breakfast at Cindi’s

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