You know a blog has done its job when you’ve pinned photo after photo from each of its stories, and made sure to bookmark all the recipes you dream of making, possibly forever. Jen Pinkston’s blog, The Effortless Chic, is just that. A dreamy oasis of beautiful food, style, places… did we mention the food? The Effortless Chic gets us lost in a land far, far away from the sloppy snow we’ve been drudging through all winter. It was simply an added bonus when we started noticing the LA native’s bump popping out from under her effortlessly chic style. Maybe it’s the endless sunny LA days, but Pinkston who is pregnant with her first has managed to keep her style very true to her pre-pregnancy ways: casual, sophisticated and somehow fun all at once. Totally the type of girl we’d want to be friends with -- and not just because we want to raid her closet.

Here Pinkston tells us about her pregnancy, nursery inspiration and just what The Effortless Chic might look like with baby on board.

Homepage image and photos of denim jacket look by Aaron Pinkston.

All other photos by Mary Costa.