(Tom Ford sunglasses, HATCH 3/4 body dress, Report Signature boots)
This outfit made me feel HOT. I love this dress, and the boots are so comfortable I could wear them all day.
For those of you who don't know, I am a student. I've changed my major about 163 times. But I've always had a passion for fashion, and for writing. Hence the blog, and my choice of double majoring in Fashion Marketing and Journalism.
I was recently given the opportunity to join a wonderful community called Fashion Mamas. The more I have immersed myself into the the fashion industry, the more my creativity and ideas have sprung to life. My boyfriend Alec and I are even planning to launch a project in the next coming months. Fashion has always made sense to me. My giant shoe collection has been an ongoing joke amongst friends for as long as I can remember, and spending my pay check on (quality) clothes instead of things like, you know, food, was never unheard of.
(I recently cleared out about 70% of my closet, but that is talk for it's own post entirely, which I promise to write about soon)
A girl in one of my fashion courses came up to me the other day and complemented me on how I always look put together. She laughed about how when she is pregnant, she would want to wear sweatpants all day. I laughed, because I agree. I do want to wear sweatpants all day. I'm writing this post from my couch in a Star Wars onsie. Not even kidding.
While I have always loved dressing up and making myself look good, I have never put as much time and effort into my daily wear as I do now that I am pregnant. Why? Because I'm not used to what I see looking back at me in the mirror. I've said it before, I have always thought pregnant women are beautiful, but its just weird to look in the mirror and see a completely different silhouette entirely. That bralette/tank top/boyfriend jeans combo I used to rock any time I needed to leave the house quickly just won't cut it anymore. Therefore, I spend probably an hour getting ready, thoroughly curating my outfit of the day, simply because it takes me extra time to truly be happy with the way I look.
My advice for moms-to-be:
There's nothing wrong with you if you're feeling a little insecure about your new figure. Putting in a little extra effort (even if you're just going to the market) will make a world of difference, and help your self-confidence skyrocket. I like to think, if I ran into an ex or an old school friend, would I be happy with the way I look? Seems silly, possibly a little high-school, but it works for me, and could for you, as well.