23 weeks pregnant
Did anyone get anything they needed with the Shopbop code? I sucked it up and ordered a pair of Ingrid & Isabel maternity “active” leggings today out of desperation. My two pairs of high-waisted Alo leggings still work for Pure Barre (I’m still going 4-5x/week), sort of, but they’re not high enough to go all the way over my belly and I’m always tugging them up during class, which is really frustrating. I’m also walking Dagny early in the mornings lately now that it’s warmer and the skorts I LIVE IN during these summer walks don’t fit either. UGH.
I know this is temporary; I won’t be pregnant forever, but it’s amazing how much I depend on certain clothes being comfortable for all my activities each day. I’ve held on to all my size 4 James Perse tees for all these years, so I have tons of tees/tanks that fit, but no bottoms.
Dresses are great, obviously, and while this one by 6397 (this dress is available other places but at 3X the price it was at Shopbop – I think Shopbop mis-priced it, because 6397 is usually very expensive, but they never corrected it so…) is still really big, even in the small, it is SO COMFORTABLE. I’ve had it for a month or so, but only just now can wear it. It’s very “loud” and I made it louder by wearing my neon green shoes with it, but I loved the ensemble. I might as well embrace the “bigness” now, while I’m pregnant, because I would probably feel overwhelmed by it at my pre-pregnancy size. Go big or go home. Isn’t that what they say? 😉
Everlane………..Everlane, Everlane, Everlane. Sigh. THIS is virtue signaling, and I don’t use the term greenwashing lightly, but it may also be greenwashing. What bugs me the most about it is the virtue signaling though. I AM OVER IT. Why do we need a prize for doing the right/good thing? Why are we all so desperate to signal our virtue to others?
I appreciate the message from Everlane X NYT, but I’ll donate directly to the NYT subscription sponsorship thankyouverymuch. I don’t need a sweatshirt (with polyester in it, no less) to proclaim to the world, or at least north Texas, that I support the truth, and journalism.
Of course Everlane could have teamed up with the NYT to promote their subscription sponsorship program for classrooms, or just encouraged everyone to get a NYT subscription themselves, without ALSO TRYING TO SELL SHIT, but we as a culture need prizes and incentives, and yes, more stuff, as an incentive to help others, and make the world a better place. It’s my local public radio station’s pledge drive now and even that comes with mugs, t-shirts, and umbrellas so those of us who support the station can feel – look- just a little more smug while we listen. (I am a lifelong public radio listener and supporter BTW).
Everlane is a business, trying to make money, and they know what works. Non-profits need to raise money, public radio needs money, and they too, know how to incentivize people to give. I used to think that whatever works to raise more money for important causes was a net positive, but I’m not so sure anymore. The mugs, sweatshirts, etc. are feeding into the notion that we can buy into the movement – that we can consume our way to climate change action, or to advance any cause we believe in – an idea that now seems absurd to me. How does creating a new product (Everlane) and all the waste, etc., that entails really make a dent in climate change??
Meh. I’m also not shy about my frustration with Everlane the last few years. Their latest denim drop was a really off-putting honestly – the exclusiveness, the influencer hype, the urgency, felt so…gross. Although I’m ashamed to admit, I might have ordered a pair if I could fit into them right now – I was tempted. That’s why I quit Gilt, etc. many years ago, because I noticed myself buying something because I HAD TO RIGHT THAT SECOND OR IT WOULD SELL OUT, not because I really needed or even wanted it. Everlane is all about the waitlist and exclusivity now; they are wallowing in the hype those things create.
Watching: KILLING EVE!!! I binged on last season and miss that I can’t binge on it now that I’m watching it live, but I can’t get enough of those two. Also watching A Discovery of Witches, which I enjoy, but maybe mostly because I read the books and really loved them? The acting isn’t stellar…
Working on my quilt this weekend, getting ready for lots of company next week. My sister is coming in for work on Monday and then my in-laws for Passover. Then the week after Leo and I go to Santa Fe as a last “hurrah” solo vacation before the baby comes, and while I still feel REALLY good LOL.
What’s happening with you?