Sunday, September 30, 2012

Being a grown-up

With my husband working in the financial sector and life finally veering into the grown-up dimension I am faced with a hard question: How do I stay true to myself while fitting into this adult life?  The Answer: I let you know when I've figured it out.

My husband had his first professional get-together on Friday night and when I started thinking about what I was going to wear so many things crossed my mind.  Should I try and look like the women that he works with,  professional and financial?  Should I look like the wives of the men that he works with, powerful and classic?  Or should I just be myself, quirky and vintage (and slightly eccentric at times)?  Yes, I definetely over think these things.

Finally I decided that I would just be myself. Everyone would find that vastly more interesting then the version of me that tries to blend in.  I didn't do anything too crazy (mainly my prego wardrobe limits me a bit in that capacity) but I stayed true to myself.  I felt comfortable in my style, like I was on a date, not a stage.  My outfit and probably entire demeanor stuck out at the event but that was okay because it was for the right reasons.  Everyone there knew I was different; young, naive, creative and silly but it's better that they know the truth now then look at me and get a completely different message then they talk to me.

I know that I talk a lot about being yourself when it comes to dressing but I truly believe it.  It's crucial that we own who we are and feel like our clothing conveys the right message.  That message should always be one of self-respect and love for ourselves (which we always hope is the case) but beyond that it is our choice.

These photos were taken by my husband, you can always tell when he's behind the camera cause I get a bit sassy;)

  (top: old navy $12, undershirt: downeast outfitters $15, sweater: tabatha's boutique $30, jeans: motherhood maternity $35, shoes: delia's $20, bracelet: heirloom, Hair bow clip: forever21 $1)

Friday, September 28, 2012

Dressing the Eggo...

So.... I will always be the first to admit when I was mistaken (not that it happens very much;P).  I take back what I said about maternity pants, they are made so much better now!  When I was pregnant with Lucy they were terrible, the skinny maternity pant didn't even exist. 

But now, with the invention of Jeggings they have made maternity jeans that feels like pajama pants, they are that comfortable!  They are also a little thicker that jeggings which helps me feel more secure.  I love the full panel, personally.  My beef with my normal pants was that they were starting to bunch uncomfortably underneath my belly, even with the belly band, making many day to day things hard.  My photoshoots and editing...yeah it was becoming a pain!

I was so stubborn this pregnancy that I would wear sweats around the house and wait until the last possible moment before doning jeans to go do errands.  Maxi dresses saved me lately but now that it's getting into the colder months I need to cover my legs;) The pride had to come down.  So thank you to the inventor of the jeggings and to maternity stores everywhere for embracing them, you have truly helped me maintain my style while being huge!

This belly still has a few more months to go, can you believe it?!  I figure my little June girl will just have to get a little more crowded because I don't think I have anymore stretch left in me (saying a little prayer that I remain stretch mark free!).  I still have yet to buy any maternity shirts.  That, I believe I can get away with but only Siths speak in absolutes (I am married to a nerd, these quotes are bound to slip out ever so often, don't judge;).  

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Staple Pieces: Part Three

I could LIVE in a maxi dress!  That is why I am spotlighting them for my "staple pieces" segment.  This is me on my birthday, it's been a long month with traveling, photoshoots and such so this is about a month old;P Look at that belly!!!! Anyway, I feel like I'm walking around in a nightgown in this thing and it's awesome!  Comfort doesn't always have to usurp style in my opinion.  My life goal is to be that old lady you see shopping in her Muumuu at the grocery store, weighed down in bangles and sweet vintage shoes.  You can't quite help but want to raid her closet;).

I have a couple more muumuus maxi dresses that I would love to show on this blog so stay tuned for that! Also, I will be dressing up the belly for some more consistent posts (since I will actually be home for more then two weeks straight) so don't lose faith!

subtle simplicity (Dress: Fred Myers $16, Shoes:f21 $12, Shade-Shirt: Downeast Outfitters $10)