33 weeks today
Well, you’ve seen exactly what I’ve been wearing this week! I’m going to try and keep this up for the next few weeks; I love posting outfits and random notes on them everyday. Reminds me of the good old days 😉
I wear this ES X AC dress often at home, and you can see that it has accommodated my belly rather well. It’s very interesting how I’ve reverted back to non-maternity pieces in my last two months when I couldn’t stand them earlier in my pregnancy.
I haven’t bought anything lately and am really trying to hold off until after baby, but am tempted every so often by a maternity/nursing bra. A lot of my bras are too tight and uncomfortable now, and I really prefer to just not wear one at all, but that’s not practical all the time. I do try and layer tank tops sometimes, but it’s getting too hot for that. Ugh. I will probably appreciate having one or two nursing friendly bras though once the time comes and will order some eventually. If it turns out that I can breastfeed successfully.
There are just SO MANY IFs right now. I have a very hard time with IFs….but I think life will be full of them from now on.
Another piece on Maxine Bedat’s new sustainable initiative – via Goop.
Choice fatigue and the rise of influencers
Fashion’s Long Hunt for the Perfect Vegan Leather
HBR – Actually Consumers are buying sustainable products
Personal style – Style Wise – inspired by Goblin Shark. I’ll have more to say on this next week, but in the meantime, I’ll just reiterate that I absolutely do NOT believe in “personal style” as it is portrayed on minimalist blogs, etc., nowadays. I strove for that (i.e. jumped on the bandwagon) many years ago when I experimented with minimalism, and building a cohesive neutral-based wardrobe full of items that would last FOREVER (rolls eyes), but it never really felt right to me. It felt contrived and boring. Still does. I’m grateful for having been able to work through my feelings on that and get to the other side though; there are lots of issues surrounding minimalism/consumerism/anxiety/control I needed to address. Now, I just buy/wear whatever I want, wardrobe cohesiveness & “personal style” be damned. I suggest everyone else do the same 😉 It’s more fun this way.
WHAT AM I GOING TO DO WITHOUT POLDARK?? Nothing is filling the void right now. Nothing. I am watching Luther, and the Handmaid’s Tale, but I so enjoyed binging on Ross Poldark. LOL. Who am I kidding, it’s a soap opera, but set in the 18th century, so it feels slightly more virtuous.
Feeling like shit ATM. Sinus pressure/pain is killing me right this second, I can barely hold my head up. I am sitting downstairs in the kitchen watching the baby birds be fed by mamas and papas, which is fun. I especially enjoy watching the baby cardinal; he/she looks so different from the parents – all splotchy, with just a touch of red. And I’ve seen an albino sparrow a couple of times recently – I didn’t even know there was such a thing, but I guess there’s no reason why there wouldn’t be?
Actually, if there are any other bird nerds out there, it’s not albino, it just has leucism because he has some very light coloring. Here’s the difference.
I hope you had a great week and a weekend full of doing what makes you happy.