You guys…I am SHOPPING like crazy. As you can probably see LOL. I am using budgeted money and/or credits, buying on sale, and being very thoughtful about it, but still…I know it’s anxiety shopping. At 30 weeks, I’m getting down the wire, but not really, since there’s still 8-10 weeks left. Which is a long time. I am feeling more and more uncomfortable, mostly when sitting and especially after eating; he seems to be crowding out my stomach/lungs.
I’ve also read a few birth stories, which TBH are sort of freaking me out. I know…I know…I have to go with the flow, and be prepared for anything, and I am, mostly, but I’m more afraid of an epidural/c-section and recovery from that than I am of a vaginal birth. Like I know from either, but I always feel most uncomfortable in situations where I have none of the control. Right, I know, I have no control over this “situation” at all either, but at least with a vaginal birth I’ll feel like I have a teeny bit??
So, retail therapy it is. And just like I’m allowing myself to just be fucking exhausted and sit on my butt for hours and eat all of the peanut butter puffins, I’m allowing myself to buy all the things. I’ve made some mistakes, and those I am returning and/or selling, but overall, whatever makes me feel good in this body, and less anxious for just a moment, I’m totally going for it. Maybe I’ll even watch Fleabag season 2 again. Just because I can 😉 AND THE HOT PRIEST. OMG.
I wear this frequently at home and love it for that, but for the most part, I don’t love the length of this dress on me, or how big it is, not in a way that I like, if that makes sense. It’s the one size. It’s comfortable, and I’m glad I have it, but I am not inclined to wear it outside of the house. I will probably happily pass this on after pregnancy.
I wore this out to lunch, etc., with a friend on Friday. I love the color of this tee, and the fit/quality, etc, but I may make the jeans sit out the rest of the summer; they’re just more than I want to have touching my body right now, and any amount of synthetics just make me too hot. I’ve been so glad to have them though, I couldn’t have made it through the first half of pregnancy without a pair of maternity jeans.
These are the pants I mentioned ordering from Nordstrom recently. I like them a lot, and the wide elastic band is very comfortable on my belly, but they do not have pockets and feel a teeny bit constricting around my thighs when I sit. I’m sending these back. BUT, I do recommend them for super-lightweight, “natural” (although elastic isn’t natural at all, is it?) maternity pants if you’re okay without pockets; they’re so cute, and feel great on. I’ve just recently made pockets non-negotiable in whatever I wear. I don’t know how I overlooked the no pockets thing when I ordered them…
Lauren Manoogian Playa pants (size 2) | on sale at Totokaelo
Storq daily tank (size 3) | gift from Storq
Everlane shrunken denim jacket (small) | ordered a while ago with referral credits I earn from Everlane
I miss harem pants, what can I say?? I ordered these LM pants and another pair (the Peg) just thinking I’d try them and they probably wouldn’t work, and they’re not final sale…so…
I’m not entirely convinced about these playa pants yet, although I think they’ll be much cuter when I’m not pregnant. The Peg pants are AMAZING though, much better than the Hatch pants I’m returning since they have pockets – REALLY great pockets – and are much more interesting. I got both in size 2, and I think that’s the right size for me, both for now, and for later.
I haven’t actually worn the Everlane jacket yet (I ordered it a long time ago), but I seem to be always on the hunt for a cropped denim jacket and wanted to try this one. It is actually cropped on me (you can tell more from the back), so I might keep it and wear it when I need to, but even though I’m always looking for denim jackets, I never seem to wear them…
I did order a couple tanks from Storq just today, but otherwise I have nothing else on the way, nor am I even thinking about ordering anything else. Oops, well, okay, I did think about ordering a Maxine crop linen top from Elizabeth Suzann for a second…