It seems I've been slacking on Pregnant and Fabulous, and it's not because I want to. Apparently nesting with no nest is quite the impossible task especially with all your stuff boxed up infront of you, while you wait to potentially move up the coast. But it's getting close to 'go time' and I'm starting to think this whole move isn't happening. And It's all fine and dandy, minus the fact that well we uprooted ourselves out of our place in Orlando and trekked down to Sarasota for what was supposed to be a 2 week vacation for Christmas and are now living in my Grandmother's empty home with 90% of our stuff packed away in boxes in the garage. Super fun time, and to top off the chaos my toddler broke my laptop screen the other morning by dropping it on his head. And right now all that I can do to keep my cool is laugh, and I'll be laughing the whole way to the computer store to fork over $400+ to get my macbook fixed. But until then I get rock with half of a working screen (and the other half where my son's head planted as a reminder of how toddlers should never be allowed expensive equipment).
Adding color to my seemingly mostly black wardrobe not only gives me a little more 'sunshine' but it also can be a lot prettier. I couldn't believe how pretty this dress (see full review here) was when I first got it, and paired with the sweater gave it an unusual casual glamour that could be worn for brunch, work, a date or even a shopping excursion.
Dress Everly Grey c/o Stella Maternity, Sweater Old Navy, Bag Old Navy, Shoes Vince Camuto via Swirl
I'll be the first to admit that those drab hospital delivery gowns they give you are the worst, they're itchy and not to mention ugly. Ok ugly is an understatement, so much so that I refused to wear one and went au natural (TMI) for my first birth. My midwife kept asking if I wanted to put one on and I was like I'm good, but I also had my son in a 'birthing center' not a hospital so they were a little more easy going about the whole nudity thing.
However, I've been noticing more and more on maternity boutique sites that they're offering more stylish and comfortable delivery gowns, most for a pretty penny. And who wants to shell out $100+ for something that let's face it gets ruined after one wear, notme. I mean it's great in theory but in practicality not so much, well unless you like wearing things once then, net gain.
Nonetheless, I did happen to stumble upon some fabulous delivery gowns at Stella Maternity that we're extremely reasonable not to mention pretty fierce looking. This might even make me re-think my whole au natural situation ( I wonder if it'd be appropriate to wear heels with them, kidding)...
Jeeze, this week has been draining and I'm going to need a little r&r this weekend maybe including some waffles or donuts. What are you ladies craving now?
Yes I had to tuck my bra strap in, mainly because my nude strapless bra is 1. packed away in the box some where, 2. If you're pregnant you know how hard it is for a strapless bra to stay up because 'expecting' boobs are heavy, like back problems heavy, well in my case. I haven't done a detailed study just yet, stay tuned. Kidding.
top c/o chulamama, jeans old navy maternity, necklace vintage, shoes nine west
It seems I've been slacking on Pregnant and Fabulous over the last week, turns out attempting to move to New York City over the last month has been an epic fail ( maybe a little harsh). It seems renting remotely isn't the easiest thing to do now-a-days (it was easy years ago when I moved up there in the first place, now not so much), apparently landlords, management companies and realtors all want to meet you in person which is fine but it's tricky flying up, lugging a toddler around and seeing apartments that may or may not fit the bill. So my husband and I have been attempting it with our current realtor, who has done an "ok" job, minus the whole renting an apt we had a deposit down on right out from under us, yeah super awesome. But he's still looking and we've decided that we're making the leap next weekend, whether theres a place or not, since my husband was supposed to start work 2 weeks ago. So note to all you readers, don't move out of state when you're pregnant or close to the end of your pregnancy. It's all too stressful, especially when that 2 week vacation at your parents for the holidays turns into 5 weeks and not a vacation anymore. So fingers crossed, that a fabulous apartment (with good closet space) comes up this week.
As far as fashion goes, here's what I've been wearing!
Let's hope I can keep up, PS we're having a giveaway coming up! Stay Tuned!