I pulled out this pair of flares that have been in the closet for a little too long and used the old hair tie trick to have them work with my 19 week baby bump.My reservations about these “too long unless I’m wearing heels” jeans faded thanks to these cute little wedged booties I’ve had since fall and work a total of — wait for it, once. I’m kicking myself for it now (until I remember that I got dressed in something other than sweatpants a total of ten times in my first trimester) because there is something empowering about finding an outfit you feel great in, especially when you might not be feeling so great in general. And this is when I recommit to getting dressed everyday, even if I’m exhausted, and even if Lincoln and I aren’t doing more than playing on the living room floor (although for that, I’ll skip the booties + the makeup).
Confidence doesn’t come (shouldn’t come?) from the way you look, but I’ve decided it’s okay to embrace the reality that I feel better when I’ve taken a little bit of time for myself. Most days it’s just the simple acts washing my face, brushing my teeth, and switching the pajama pants for jeans sometime before 10 am. But, if I know I need to be super productive, I’ll take a minute or two to swipe on a bit of makeup, braid my hair, and put on a shirt I really like. For some reason, it makes all the difference.
Side note: in addition to my engagement ring and a ctr ring I got in high school, the only jewelry I can commit to on a daily basis is a good watch..and this new one one from Paul Christian is killer.
hat: old but similar here
jacket: Shein (my full shein reviews here)
tee: GAP maternity via thredUP
sweater: Calvin Klein
denim: 7 for Mankind (non maternity …and I found similar ones for over half off at Nordstrom Rack available in almost all sizes here)
wedge booties: on sale for under $40 (and super easy to walk in)
watch: Paul Christian, c/o