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What I Wish I Was Wearing Today

Even when I’m dressing up, I don’t like to feel too “dressed up.” I guess for a number of reasons, but most importantly that I like to be comfortable slingin’ kids around. This outfit is something I’d definitely wear, but I’d replace the pretty top with one of Greg’s t-shirts while I was lounging at home, then switch right before I was ready head out the door.

1. “The World is Not Enough” Polish – OPI

2. Lucy Top – Anthropologie

3. BDG Painted Rose High Rise Legging – Urban Outfitters

4. The Transport Tote – Madewell 

5. Baka Flats – Anthropologie (I got these last week and they are great! They’re perfect for spicing up a lackluster outfit.)

I got Vada some new shoes for back to school! She needed new ones because her old ones were getting filthy looking and because all of a sudden her feet grew an inch over night. I swear, I put her shoes on her feet one day and they were fine, then the next day I could barely squeeze them on! These kids and their growing…

I actually got her two new pairs of Toms: the sparkly mary janes up there (which are the cutest ever!) and another pale pink pair of classics, but the pink ones came messed up. One was dingy looking like it had been worn in the dirt, which I would have tolerated (they’re just going to get dirty anyway) but the other one had blue pen marks all over the top! So weird. Anyway, those are going back.

Vada starts preschool in a couple of weeks and I’m both excited and nervous. I’m so excited for her to play with other kids a few days a week. I think she’s going to have a blast! I’m looking forward to hearing everything she learns while she’s there. They have music and Spanish classes every day, which I think is so, so cool. I can’t wait to see the cute artwork she brings home and to go watch their Christmas performance this winter, which is sure to be hilarious. But I’m also just a little nervous to see how she behaves. Will she be cooperative and listen and get along with the other kids? But what I’m most nervous about though, are things she might pick up from other children. Please, Vada, be a goody two-shoes! ♥

Having nothing to wear post-baby is starting to bum me out now. It’s been almost a month since we brought little Liza home and I’m still wearing the same old dresses I’ve been wearing since I was about 7 months pregnant! It’s seriously shopping time, but I still have some “leftovers” where my baby bump used to be, so I’m on the lookout for things that can camouflage my middle. Comfort is important, too. Also, is summer over yet? Because I want to wear this outfit, but denim in 100+ degrees makes me start to sweat just thinking about it.

1. Jackie Tie-Bottom Top – Anthropologie

2. Leather Capri Sandals – JCrew

3. Citizens of Humanity Avedon Skinny – Anthropologie

4. MBMJ Padded Leather Shoulder Bag – Shopbop

5. Ray-Ban Classic XL Wayfarers – Nordstrom

6. Pirouette My Whistle Polish – OPI

7. Bright Pendant – Moorigin

There are sooo many clothes I’d buy right now if I wasn’t pregnant. I guess I’ll be getting by with new (bigger) bras and shoes for the time being. And I still need that necklace. ♥

1. Levi’s High Rise Skinny Ankle Jean – Urban Outfitters

2. On-Your-Toes Flats – Anthropologie

3. Kitana Hobo – Hayden Harnett

4. Mini Honeycomb Necklace – Rachel Pfeffer Designs

5. The Full Monty Polish – Butter London

6. Swivel Revolution Top – Anthropologie

Ummm, I’ll take one of each, please! I am in love with this entire outfit. It’s totally me – pretty casual and comfortable, but still fun and fashionable. (Wait, that’s me, right? Haha.) I love the wedges and could see myself wearing them all spring. And that bold bag really makes me happy. ♥

1. Berkeley Large Tote -12th Street by Cynthia Vincet – Shopbop

2. A.P.C. Madras Denim Tunic – Urban Outfitters

3. Incandescence Ring – BHLDN

4. Beckett Striped Evergreen Frames – Warby Parker

5. Jeffrey Campbell Pisa Wedge – Urban Outfitters

I don’t know if it’s because there is nowhere to shop for decent clothing in Roanoke, Virginia, but real life shopping isn’t really one of my favorite things to do. I usually just end up frustrated and empty-handed. I do however looooove shopping online. The options are endless, I feel special when packages are delivered to my doorstep, and I get to try my new clothes on in the comfort of my own home.

Shopping for clothes while pregnant is just… torturous. Both online and for real. First of all, most maternity clothes are just hideous. Also, even the smallest sizes end up being too big on me. (I’m just pregnant, I haven’t turned into a giant.) And it just sucks having to spend money on clothes that you will only be able to wear for a couple of months!

And I guess I make it a lot harder on myself because I don’t feel comfortable wearing pants + shirts, only dresses or tunics with leggings… because my butt gets HUGE. My sister teases me and calls me Kim (as in the Kardashian.) Seriously, I am 17 weeks, I’ve gained 11 pounds, and it’s mostly in the rump. Ugh.

So what I end up doing is spending hours scouring all of my normal favorite shopping spots (Anthropologie, JCrew, Urban Outfitters, Madewell, ShopBop, etc.) for pretty, flowing tunics and dresses with empire waists… which for some reason just don’t seem to exist right now! Once I lose all hope, I move on to jewelry and bags to try to cheer myself up – they always fit. (Say hello to my latest dream bag, the MBMJ Dotty Snake Hillier Hobo, which I discovered at ShopBop.com. I’m not usually a polka-dot person, but something about this bag just feels right.)

So, super shopping friends, I need your help. If you see anything that you think might work for me, will you please point me in that direction? I’m getting bigger every day and only have about 4 outfits that I can make work. I’m running out of time and clothing, and I don’t want to be that pregnant sweatsuit-in-public girl. ♥