My current mantra at the mo: "I FEEL GOOD!" (bc I don't actually feel good but I do believe in mantras) aka huzzah!
Soooooo...I hit 20 weeks today! Officially 1/2 through the pregnancy. And since my pregnancy sickness hasn't left yet (still working on surrendering to the universe on that one), I got myself a positive mantra sweater from Baukjen! Woooooo!!
---> Quick real life pregnancy note: I'm literally eating cottage cheese with cacao nibs in it for a snack whilst writing this and wearing cashmere socks ....which have been THE lifesaver (also in chinese medicine its especially important to keep feet warm during pregnancy so there's that!)
So far, I have been trying to not buy too much maternity clothing other than pants (bc I nowadays cant do up my normal pants even with the amazing hair tie trick that @bycarolin taught me...basically you keep the buttons open and then mcgyver (sp?) a hair tie loop around the button holes so that the pants stay up but aren't tight.) I've bought two pairs of asos maternity pants and they are awesome. I am still trying to make my non-maternity Zella/LuluLemon pants work as long as possible too. Also it's hilarious when I am shopping online for maternity clothes and there are 'maternity shoes' and 'maternity earrings'...oh industry. (Unless...there's something I don't know?? Do I need special hoop earrings when pregnant for my pregnant earlobes??)
Luckily I have been curating the perfect pregnancy wardrobe by accident my whole life haha...feat. oversize sweaters (my first love) and masculine coats (my second love). So BLAAMO...my maternity wear is almost complete! Only now I have to have special stretchy waist pants. So how do I put together those masculine coats and oversize sweaters now that I am pregnant? The exact same way as when I wasn't pregnant! Bc this is my favourite uniform and I don't got to change who I am/ ditch my favourite things just bc I have a bun in the oven UH HUH.
Anyway. What are my wardrobe options/variables amidst those coats and sweaters, I ask myself. Well, me, they are shoes and pants and baskets!! Always a Beaux Basket bc duh, and then I usually prefer comfortable shoes (extra awesome if theyre actually KEWL), and of course comfy pants that I can high kick in! (No fake fabrics bc I can't do polyester-y pants or pants without stretch.) So, let's talk specifics. Specifically about the specifics of this outfit photographed below.
*Ok. I need to talk about my rekindled love for my Blondie...which I didn't know I could love more (!!) by buying a string bag and putting the basket in it. I AM FREAKING OUT STILL ABOUT IT. It's going to be my go-to bag for the whole winter Jah Feel.
I am googley-eyed-in-love with red boots in general currently....and guys literally boden has some of my favourite wardrobe staples. Sure, some of it is not my style but the basics they offer are the best around. Their sweaters like this turtleneck are THE. BEST. PERIOD. (just get the XL to make them edgy) and their shoes are super comfy. ((Not sponsored chat but just want you to know they are def worth shopping with even tho they may not be like 'lit' or whatever.)) Their red boots are ev-ra-thang and I can wear them for three hours! Maybe even longer?? (I'll get back to you bc I got too tired and needed to have a lie-down bc pregnant)
Alright I've been chatty long enough so let's get down to brass tacks and let me show you the outfit. I highly recommend it for pregnant women and non-pregnant women alike.
I'm working on putting together a blog post sharing my tribe of wise women for this pregnancy. I already have my Doula and she is the dreamiest. Good thing this pregnancy is 9 months bc it takes a long time to find great people. Much like great rugs ;)