It’s so hot. I was so cold for so long this winter that I forgot what it feels like to be hot.
One thing I do not like when it’s hot are synthetic fabrics; they make me feel HOTTER. Especially now. Also, I increasingly don’t want anything much touching my body.
Problem is that most “maternity” clothing is synthetic. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate the stretchiness and comfort of this dress, and the other Storq items I’ve been wearing (they were EXCELLENT for cooler weather), but for now, I think I’ll be trading them in for linen caftans (exhibit a) and cotton dresses (exhibit b). Silk is good too, actually, it feels SO COOL on my skin.
I do have a linen circle tee by Hatch that is 100% linen, but it is really big on me (I got it on Shopbop, where they only sell Hatch in one size. WTF?), and I have a pair of their 100% cotton beach pants coming to try in a size 2. I appreciate that Hatch has more natural fabric options, but their price point for maternity wear is a bit high IMO.
I always do tend to gravitate towards natural fabric options, both for environmental (synthetics are basically oil + microfibers in the ocean) and comfort. I make exceptions for workout wear – I buy Girlfriend Collective’s recycled polyester leggings when I’m not pregnant, but had to buy a couple pairs of maternity leggings by Beyond Yoga so I could continue going to Pure Barre. And I do love my 100% cotton jeans, but also appreciate a nice pair with 2% stretch sometimes too.
I am absolutely letting myself practice the 80/20 rule lately: 80% of the time I do the “right” thing and 20% of the time I will consciously choose something that may be less than “perfect,” and I’m refusing to let myself feel guilty about it
Other than select synthetics, I keep all other clothing purchases, including underwear, natural. Actually, I haven’t even bought new underwear in several years. I’m still wearing my same underwear, although it’s getting tighter, I will admit, but my favorite Only Hearts organic cotton high-rise undies haven’t let me down yet. To be fair, they were a little big on me before I got pregnant AND they are quite a few years old, so they were starting to wear out a bit, so I don’t feel bad just wearing them out and getting new ones in a couple months. My Only Hearts organic cotton bikinis still work, I just wear them under my belly. And I’m wearing bras I’ve had for half a decade or more, if I wear a bra at all, which honestly, I try not to, unless I’m going to be “out.”
Same for makeup, obviously LOL. I stayed home all day yesterday so I didn’t wear a bra, or anything other than squalane oil on my face. oh joy 🙂
When all this is said and done, and I’ve had time to reflect, I’ll do a post on my favorite/not so favorite things to wear during pregnancy. And I’m going to continue to work on finding more natural, pregnancy friendly items.
Finally, speaking of “natural” we haven’t talked much about Elizabeth Suzann lately. She’s launching part of her summer collection next week, including new linen jumpsuits with tie shoulders. Anyone going to order anything?