Behind the Scenes at Great Day Houston

If you don’t know my friend Natalie Weakly, you should.  She’s an image and brand consultant and she loves making people look good.  Natalie is often a featured guest on Great Day Houston, giving Houstonians tips on all kinds of fashion solutions.  (You may remember her recent segment on scarf styling I featured on the blog.)  Natalie is also pregnant (and due just 10 days before me – how fun is that?!) so it makes sense that they asked her to do a segment on maternity fashion.  And when she needed “models”  I was thrilled to do it.  It wasn’t my first debut on a television news segment, but it was just as fun as the first time!

First, Natalie and I went to Pickles and Ice Cream.  Isn’t that an adorable name for a maternity store?  I love the store and the women who work there are both darling and really helpful.  They’ve got a great selection of jeans and maternity wear options that are classic in style.  I’ve found several fun things there during this pregnancy.  Natalie and I tried on several outfits and she selected a blue and yellow print dress with an empire waist by Olian for me.  I don’t normally wear prints – especially when pregnant – but since she’s the stylist, I went with it, and I have to say, as far as prints go, it was pretty cute.  The colors and pattern were lovely.  For the show, I paired it with our London Blue Topaz large bar necklace, which was the perfect shade of slate blue and our Principessa white coin pearl bracelet, which always adds a touch of elegance to any outfit.

Here are a few behind the scenes photos from my morning on TV.  And be sure to scroll down for some stills from the segment and a link to the full video!


the studio before the audience came in


lining up for the run-through


in the green room


Natalie’s notes


 the outfits


one of the producers demonstrating our walk during the run-through



Natalie Weakly, working her magic!


Great Day Houston’s host, Deborah Duncan


Signature Style’s Natalie Weakly


Loving the white jeans on this styled outfit!


This Rachel Pally (non-maternity) dress looked amazing on this girl!


Natalie and Deborah discussing the trends


This color-blocked dress looks fabulous on her!


A cute print top and jeans will take you far throughout your pregnancy


Loved the colors Natalie picked for me!


My Principessa bracelet – love it with this dress!


A fuzzy pic of the London Blue Topaz bar necklace


Click here to see the entire video segment.  What’s YOUR favorite go-to maternity outfit or store?