mad about mint

March 22nd, 2014


First of all, thank you all so much for the comments (and reassurances!) on my last post.  I felt SO much better after reading them — I do have a lot of trust in my doctor, and I know that she and her team will be doing everything possible to keep me and the baby healthy.  And, ultimately, I’m going to try to not sweat my lack of a formal “plan” — but I’m still going to make sure that I’ve done the research into my options and that Chad knows what I want as well. 

I was looking through old folders on my computer this weekend, and I found these from early February (at almost six months pregnant) and realized that I’d somehow never posted them!  I need to keep better track of my maternity outfits, because in a few weeks (!) they’ll all be extremely dated.  (I may post a few after the baby is born, since outfit photos will probably be the last thing on my mind during those first few weeks with a newborn…)

I remember thinking that I was “huge” when I took these, and now that makes me laugh.  (This Instagram photo, where I claimed to be ginormous?  Oh, that makes me smile…)

Little did I know, “huge” was on the horizon right… about… now.  And I still have five more weeks to go!

When I first got pregnant, people asked me a lot whether I thought that my style would change with the baby bump, and now that I’m eight months in, I honestly don’t think that it did.  Sure, my options were a lot more limited — it’s hard to suddenly lose 95% of your wardrobe because nothing fits — but ultimately, I gravitated to the same bold colors, easy silhouettes, and polished, relaxed vibe that I’ve always loved. 

Still, though… gosh, I’m looking forward to getting to wear my clothes again.  For a girl who loves fashion, the last few months have been a bit of a bummer — I hardly fit into anything from non-maternity stores, and the selection at maternity stores is just dismal.  Even if I don’t lose the baby weight right away, I’m really looking forward to picking up a few new fun pieces for Spring and Summer!

Sabo Skirt knit sweater (old, but a very similar one here), Splendid leggings, Free People, Land’s End and Ann Taylor necklaces, Ann Taylor and Tiffany & Co. bracelets, Chanel purse.






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