I was pretty nervous about taking my first post-baby outfit photos — let’s face it, when you’re recovering from growing an entire human being, your body looks a bit different for a while, and there’s *nothing* wrong with that. However, I spent the last half of my pregnancy waiting to be able to wear normal clothes again, and as soon as Bear arrived, I couldn’t wait to get back into them as soon as possible.
But you know what’s an awesome motivator? Having extra-special clothes that you look forward to wearing! I got this dress the week before I went into labor, so this whole outfit was a major carrot waiting for me, as soon as I felt up to wearing it! The Jay Godfrey show during NYFW had this incredible, rocker-glam vibe, so I paired this amazing dress with my favorite Foster Grant sunglasses, which are 1) super flattering, and 2) glam in a really fun, playful way. I love wearing light or bright colors around my face, and sunglasses are such a fun way to get that same look!
I sort of overdid it on buying maternity clothes, even though I hated them. Case in point: these white jeans.
First of all, I was pregnant in Texas from August to April — the middle of the winter, or, at least, as much of a winter as Houston gets. I got to my eighth month of pregnancy and realized that these bargain jeans I’d picked up from ASOS at month three had been worn exactly once.
And you know what? This was actually one of my favorite pregnancy outfits. (I only wish I’d discovered it a few months earlier!) Loose and flowy on the top, but streamlined and chic on the bottom — the perfect outfit for my then-giant bump, but also something I’d totally wear now while my body is still working on snapping back into shape.
Also, I’m finally finished writing up my birth story! Look for it on Wednesday!
I just realized that this is basically the perfect Easter dress, but I have to be honest: I had mild contractions all weekend, so I pretty much sat around in my pajamas from Friday afternoon until Sunday night.
My mom had me 11 days early (her first baby) and my little sister three weeks early, so the idea that I might go all the way to my due date honestly never even registered in my mind. But now, with the date fast approaching in just a few days, I’m starting to confront the possibility, and… ugh.
So, pity party for me this weekend. I keep trying to distract myself with little projects or work, but it’s hard to focus on anything except waiting for this baby to arrive!
I think what I need is a majorly compelling distraction — I’ve tried watching TV and reading, and nothing seems to take my mind off the impending baby! Any suggestions?
Anyways, this dress: I got it a few weeks ago, and I was super worried that it would sell out before I could post it, because it’s only $52 and so incredibly cute! But, amazingly, it’s still in stock! I paired it with these amazing sandals, which are Armani but I found them at Marshalls last spring, so this outfit is kind of a bargain all around!
ASOS dress, Armani heels (bought at Marshalls), Brahmin bag (old, but similar here!).