Round 3: Sakura Bloom Styleathon

This is the last round of the styleathon. I can not express my gratitude for being asked to be a part of this. I have learned so much, and have enjoyed being completely surrounded by such lovely, and inspiring women. What a blessing. I have grown more in love with baby wearing and will continue to wear Rowan as long as I can.

We were asked to create a video for the 3rd round. I wanted to make something that was straight from the heart. Trying to share a gimplise of how I’ve felt about these past 10 months as a Mom. I could go on and on about this round, but I will let the video speak for itself…

Outfit Details:

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Sweater: Vintage
Skirt: Swapped
Hat: Thrifted
Shoes: Vintage
Belt: Thrifted
Silk Sling: c/o Sakura Bloom

Rowan:
Vintage dress: c/o Little Reader Vintage

Again, a BIG, HUGE, THANK YOU to Leigh from Marvelous Kiddo for putting this all together, and thank you to the wonderful Sponsors as well, Sakura Bloom, Lilla P, Marla Cielo, and Selima Optique.

  1. Jen, that was amazing! Love the home video clips in it :)

  2. This video warms my heart :)

    Cute outfits on both of you, in the pictures and the video! (I love it when Rowan has to stop and grab some grass)

  3. Imogen •

    That has got to be the cutest video ever!

  4. Jen, that was such a beautiful video. Oh my goodness, it brought a tear to my eye to hear you talk about Rowan …you are such an amazing mom. Thank you for sharing this wonderful video. xx veronika

  5. I loved this video! So, so sweet!! Also you always look amazing!! :)

    Oh Jazmyn

  6. Oh my gosh, so so sweet. What a wonderful little keepsake this will be for so many years to come! I can’t wait to make things like this when I have my own baby. I may or may not have just cried a little while watching. By the way, you have such a pretty and calming voice.

  7. crying…I hope my husband doesn’t walk in the door right now, and see me. You are such an amazing lady and mother!! Rowan is going to grow up to be just as amazing.
    You both look beautiful as always. xo

  8. You should see me right now! tears coming down my eyes, this video is so so sweet, Rowan will love it when she gets older! You are such a good mum!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

  9. You know, there are so many girls that are having kids and they don’t have one clue on how to support that child. Those girls should take a lesson from you two beautiful parents! Jan, are such a great mother and I think you have grown more beautiful since you’ve had Rowan!

  10. I’m 31 weeks pregnant with my first and that video made me cry like a baby. I’ll admit it doesn’t take much to do that at the moment though.

  11. wowww i love this so much :) you look amazing sporting rowan.. the best accessory :) and what a cute skirt!

    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

  12. What a cute accessory ;P

  13. What a lovely, lovely video! That will be such a great keepsake for Rowan to watch when she grows up.

  14. crying over here!!! Maybe it’s the the two martinis I had at dinner, or maybe its your beauty with your beautiful baby girl, but Jen, it has been a pure JOY watching you and Rowan and Kev grow throughout this 10+ months…. You are the mother I aspire to one day be, and I am so in love with Rowan and your family… Thank you for sharing your beautiful life with us readers….

    Always wishing you the best, and God bless!!

  15. Lindsay •

    Wow, I just about teared up watching that. Such a sweet video.

  16. That video is absolutely beautiful. I loved it! What an amazing journey.

  17. Beautiful. You guys are amazing people and wonderful parents.

  18. oh goodness lady, Chris and I are sitting here with tears in our eyes! Your video is amazing, you and Kev (and miss Rowan) are amazing!

  19. So well done! My little girl will be 11 weeks old on Friday and this video hit me right in the middle of my mushy heart. Gorgeous! I’ve been working over my birth story the last few weeks and this inspires me to get moving at capture it all. Thank you.

  20. i purposefully waited until late to watch this video because i knew that i would cry my eyes out. and i did. my baby will be 7 next month and i have no idea where the time went. when you said that you loved to wear rowan in the sling so that her heart was by your heart, i just thought that was the most special thing in the world. even though my son is so old and getting very hard for me to carry, i do occasionally (when he’ll let me :) pick him up and hold him. there’s nothing quite like holding up your child to carry him (or her) and feel close. it gets even more special as they get older. when they need you less and less but you can still feel that pull, that little bit of baby inside of them that wants to be wrapped up in your arms and loved. you will be so thankful for this video in the coming years. these are some sweet moments :)

  21. Perrin •

    And…now I cannot stop crying. Wow. You captured all of it, motherhood, perfectly. This video was my favorite — you just got IT so well.

  22. Just…so beautiful. You said it all perfectly.

  23. Wow! Wow! Wow! Beautiful.

  24. this video was amazing, jen! everything about this post is beautiful! xoxo

  25. I just love the video Jen. What a wonderful job you did. Rowan is the just the cutest little girl. Thank you for sharing :)

  26. I love it, Jen! The video was so great, such a great time capsule of your family’s life! Little Rowan is such a dear, and your words on holding her close were so beautiful. You’re truly an inspiration, running the blog, taking care of Rowan, creating art, putting together stylish outfits – how do you do it? So excited for the future of more Jen Loves Kev projects like this!

  27. Jen, this was so sweet! What a great idea…I still have the Notes in Paul’s iPhone from when he was timing the contractions. I didn’t do the video but you and Aura and the other girls are making me want to, just so that my girls have it one day. You were awesome…congrats! And good night;)

  28. i loved the video! so beautiful. thanks for sharing :)

  29. bawling. lady, that was wonderful! such a special thing to have for Rowan. what a lucky lady she is to have you, and you, her. thank you for sharing!

  30. Punky •

    Oh my gosh, so sweet. And that was my skirt< 3

  31. Sarah •

    Such a sweet video!

  32. That video is so sweet! What an amazing time for your family! :)

  33. Beautiful video. I love that line about your heart beating next to hers. So sweet!

  34. WOW!! tears, tears and more tears, that was amazing, thanks for showing us a little bit into your personal family life, what a beautiful family you have!!
    jess
    http://www.jesscauseblog.blogspot.com

  35. this video is amazing! I loved it! It’s perfect!

  36. That was a GREAT video Jen! So adorable.

  37. Wow, that was such a touching video! Thank you for sharing it. You are a wonderful mother, and you have such a beautiful family :)

  38. Monica •

    One word: AMAZING!

  39. What a heart-felt video and what a beautiful little girl you have! Thanks for sharing it with us.

  40. Jen! That is the most beautiful video. I’ve got tears in my eyes…what a special keepsake for you two!

  41. Rowan’s little polka dot dress is just the cutest thing!!

  42. what a cute video. i especially love the home video of you with your contractions, and how nervous, but excited you looked and how kev seemed like he was over the moon. how adorable. the love you guys have for rowan is inspiring :)

  43. Jen, that was the most beautiful video I have ever seen. Straight from the heart!

  44. Totally got teary. One of the best posts you’ve ever done.

  45. That was an amazing video! Rowan is just as lucky to have such sweet, talented and loving parents. <3

  46. Simply beautiful! Thanks for sharing :)

  47. Best post ever! I’m at work watching the video and trying not to cry.
    It´s been three years since I follow your blog and time has gone so fast, it’s incredible how Rowan has grown, seeing the love between you three is amazing
    Thank you for sharing this with us!

  48. Is it lame that this made me tear up? Completely beautiful and adorable.

  49. So lovely. So perfect! And you have the softest little voice! I love it!

  50. um. i just cried. this was so beautiful and warmed my heart!

  51. I have a 10 month old and love wearing him, more so now he so independent! Loved your video it bought a tear to my eye! X

  52. Those little legs could not be more adorable – love it!

    XO
    Lenore

  53. OK, that video made me sob. So beautiful.

  54. Gosh, I don’t even know what to say. That video was soooooooo good! You have the sweetest disposition and I love the sound of your voice. You and Kev are amazing parents and are lucky to have such a gorgeous little girl. Thank you for sharing everything with us! Being someone who has no children, I get to live vicariously through you and your family.

  55. Oh my goodness, Jen! I have tears in my eyes! That was SOOO beautiful! You are such a sweet momma, and your little girl is so precious!

    <33

  56. This is so sweet! It just made me tear up! This is so special, and will be something amazing to show Rowan when she is older.

  57. beautiful video!

  58. Aw, this is the sweetest! Watching it made me full of so many good, warm feelings. <3

  59. Marianna •

    Your video just made me cry and I am not a mother, nor plan being it in a really long time (Im 22 years old). I have always wanted to have children (I am aware though, it’s no easy picnic) but watching you and Rowan grow together in your own ways has really inspired me.

    You are a great mom, and your baby is gorgeous.

  60. What a beautiful video! I definitely teared up. I can’t wait to experience being a mother, someday. Thanks for sharing it :)

  61. Oh man, I don’t even know you and that brought a little tear to my eye! What a beautiful video… something so cool for her to have and watch when she’s older!

  62. Aww so cute!! What a beautiful video :) Thanks for sharing it!

  63. You & Kev are so talented. Awesome video! Again, you are a fabulous Mother!!! Have a great weekend!

  64. Jen!! That was amazingly beautiful! It definitely made me tear up at the end! You and Rowan looked adorable! So so sweet!

    The relationship between a mother and daughter is so special, and your words to Rowan really made appreciate how close I am with my mom. Because I don’t have children of my own yet, it made me realize how she must have felt as I grew older… and how she must feel now. It’s something I never really thought about until today.

    You truly are an amazing mother! Thanks for sharing your heart felt words and inner most thoughts with us. It was truly inspiring!

  65. Wow! I’m not gonna lie…I cried like a baby watching that video! My baby boy is due in just a few weeks and I can’t wait to carry him close to my heart and watch him grow. So beautiful.

  66. Came here via Marvelous Kiddo and had to tell you how gorgeous your little film is. I got all teary over my salad as it made me remember the baby days of my now seven year old daughter. I still like to feel her heart close to mine.

  67. Tina B •

    LOVE!

  68. Darling video and outfit!! I’m due in a few weeks and loving the inspiration.

  69. meaghan •

    Jen that video is so touching and your Rowan is beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

  70. Summer •

    Amazing video! I sat here holding my two month old daughter’s hand..brought serious tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing this!

  71. SUCH A CUTE VIDEO!!!!! rowan will really appreciate it when she’s older. :) i love your outfits too! you both look really parisian or something! love european fashion!

  72. that was the most perfect video. i love the love you have for your beautiful family. its inspiring and breathtaking. xox

  73. Amanda •

    I am glad to know that I am not the only one who cried. So stinkin’ sweet.

  74. I found you from looking at Sakura Bloom! I have to say I remember watching this back in July and shedding a few tears, and actually found it again (and shed a few more tears!). It’s so sweet to hear your voice through it all. My baby boy Ferris was not even two months old when I watched this the first time and I remember thinking ten months old seemed so far off…. well, you know how that goes. Wishing you all the best.

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