Sunday, November 6, 2011

How Overcaffeinated Got Her Grove Back

Outfit Details:

trench - H&M, blouse - Joe Fresh, jeggings - Forever 21, shoes - Joe Fresh, scarf - H&M, ring - H&M, bag - Rebecca Minkoff, sunglasses - Ray Bans

Ignore the ghostly hand peeking out from behind my head. It's a remnant of Maya's halloween artwork that I have yet to take down.

Howdy there! I know it's been a long time, but I have an honestly and 100% truly good reason for my absence.

I'm a little over 14 weeks pregnant.

And basically weeks 5 to 12, I spent in some kind of coma. I pretty much made it through my days in some kind of zombie haze where I would drop into bed exhausted by 9pm every night, and sleep right through (well, except for the 2-3 bathroom trips) until 7:30am.  To top that off, my body expanded and I went through the nothing-fits-me-and-I-feel-fat-and-ugly-in-everything. Not the best mindset, and not one that I felt compelled to share with the blogging world.

It's sad, but clothing really does affect my self-esteem that much. After feeling like a frump in a daily uniform of leggings and a loose top, I finally asked myself... is this really how I wanted to spend the next 9 months (okay maybe 6 months by that point)?  Or did I want to take inspiration from all the stylish pregnant bloggers out there, and the effortlessly chic celebrity moms and embrace my changing body? I chose the latter, and am determined to be a pregnant mom with style.

After two months of not shopping (and me being an admitted shopaholic, that's how yucky I felt), I finally felt motivated to find clothes that fit and flattered me last week.

So here's to day 1 of trying. I feel pretty good in this outfit --  comfy, casual yet chic.  The three c's I hereby swear to live by.  And bonus, you can (kinda) see my face in the pics!

I am wearing jeggings that I was shamefully, super excited to find at Forever 21.  They have an elastic waist, and are pretty much leggings made of lightweight denim. With the hideous elastic waist hidden, I think they look pretty cute. And while I don't have much hope that they'll last me the entire pregnancy, I am hoping that I'll get good mileage over the next two months or so.  They were a mere $10.50 each so I might have went overboard and bought four pairs.

I haven't bought any shoes lately, but one pair I have been pining over is the Rachel Comey Mars boots. Unfortunately, my style sense and my wallet sometimes have a hard time co-existing, and the RC boots are way out of my price range.  Imagine how happy I was to discover that Joe Fresh had an almost knock-off at $69 ($79 - $10 promo coupon).  The leather is surprisingly nice, the shoes are very comfy and I am in LOVE. If they ever make a tan pair, I'll be the first in line!


Tammy said...

Congratulations!!! Glad you are feeling better.

Love the scarf!

KDot said...

It's good you see you again!

kimmie said...

Omg congrats!!! :)

And I'm only one week behind you so you better continue to post up outfits because I desperately need inspiration :) so exciting that we are so close!!

Rose said...

Congratulations on your pregnancy! Lovely outfit!

kristin said...

Congratulations!!! How exciting! You are looking super stylish here - love the scarf.

eleanor said...

Fantastic--congrats! I was wondering what happened to both you and another favorite blogger (Blue Paper Lanterns) and it turns out you're both pregnant! :)

I look forward to seeing your pregnancy style. Nice find on the boots! When I was pregnant I had total water retention issues so I basically lived in a pair of extra wide calf boots that were my splurge for last winter.

Cara said...

Congratulations, what exciting news!! Great scarf and ankle boot find, I'm still on the hunt for a pair of boots!

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

Congratulations! I'm so excited for you! And you still look damn fantastic - those boots are awesome.

Sharon said...

sorry I'm late to this party but CONGRATS! you look fabulous :)

gigiofca said...

(belated) Congratulations! I hope you're feeling well and getting some energy. Those F21 leggings sound just like the ticket. Whatever works!

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