• Fashion

    Gingham and stripes and dots, oh my!

    I’ve been feeling really bored with getting dressed lately. Maybe it’s the lack of a huge and varied closet since we moved, maybe it’s that everything has been controlled by ease-of-nursing, but everything I’ve been wearing has gotten plain and modern and uninspiring to me. And there have been other things going on too; little, almost unconscious things. I’ve been feeling unsure about my weight lately, and my current body shape. That post-pregnancy confidence with having my waist back has morphed into a mild awareness that my belly has gone mommy-soft (not that it was ever, ever flat) and is bigger than it used to be, and my hip-to-boob ratio…

  • 30 Day Challenges,  Fashion,  Pregnancy

    Dollface

    Oh, my goodness, it is COLD. When I took these pictures on Wednesday, I was only outside for about fifteen minutes. But by the time I got done, my fingers were so cold I could barely move them, I had goosebumps all over, and my nose had started to run from the bite of the wind. I absolutely love this weather, though! It’s been so beautifully sunny and frosty, and the world just sparkles every time I go outside! I’m so proud of myself this week for having taken daily pictures. I think participating in Dressember has been really helpful; now, I won’t miss a chance to go out and…

  • Fashion,  Pregnancy

    Stripes

    So here’s a thing you don’t know about me, which perhaps I shouldn’t be sharing because you might think it’s gross, but… uhm… I don’t wash my thrifted clothes unless they actually smell or look dirty. Most of the stuff I’ve thrifted smells like laundry detergent, and I figure… hey, if it smells clean, it probably is! Right? Anyone? Yeah. My husband thinks it’s gross and I avoid telling him I haven’t washed a thrifted shirt. Usually I get away with it. But obviously if it just smells old or has stains or feels groaty, I’ll wash it! Point being, I got this shirt and sweater from Goodwill the other…

  • Fashion,  Pregnancy

    Simplicity

    I spent most of the day today in my underclothes, being sticky and hot, split between finishing Catching Fire and cleaning the upstairs of our house. And, to be honest, I only got dressed properly because we had to leave the house. But today has felt like a day for simplicity, so I resorted to a color I rarely wear (black), disregarded all accessories except my Arwen necklace, and went for a no-makeup makeup look that I might actually try more often.¬†¬†Some days, simplicity is just the best. Especially on these last hot and especially humid (for Washington) days of summer. I’m SO excited for fall– for tights, pumpkin pie,…

  • Fashion,  Pregnancy

    Body Confidence… as a Pregnant Woman

    I knew I would be writing a post like this sooner or later. I have always had a passion for advocating positive body image, no matter what size or shape you are. No matter if you are trying to lose weight or gain weight, if you’re curvaceous or stick-straight, if you’re short and stubby or tall and lanky, if you’re perfectly proportioned or off balance… it doesn’t matter. I’ve always wanted to encourage women of any and every size to accept the shape they are, not be afraid to say that they love the body they have, or work towards positive goals they have set for themselves. Bodies are amazing…