My favorite maternity shirt (thats not really a maternity shirt – it just fits my belly) has the Little Mermaid on it. I’m really a 5-year old and I’m proud of that fact. Also a freshly painted set of nails makes my heart happy – another factor proving I’m still a little girl deep down. Then add a braided hairdo and I’m set. I feel like I should call it Elsa hair – I’ve noticed thats a thing right now to have Anna or Elsa hair, no matter how similar the ‘do really is to Anna or Elsa’s fabulous locks. I’m just feeling happy, little-girlie and owning it.
“The seaweed is always greener in somebody else’s lake. You dream about going up there, but that is a big mistake. Just look at the world around you, right here on the ocean floor. Such wonderful things surround you, what more is you looking for?” -Sebastian, Under the Sea (The Little Mermaid)
…i hope that gets stuck in your head today, now..
A few days ago I saw a pregnant woman who’s outfit I immediately knew I needed to copy. She wore a solid white shirt, a denim button-up shirt she left open, jeggings and Uggs. She had a full face of make up, a simple hairdo and just looked cute, fashionable, put together but still super comfortable.
This morning I was feeling relatively healthy so I decided to execute my take on this look. I wore a white maternity v-neck that is currently one of the comfiest pieces of clothing I own, from Target (find it here), and a denim button-up that I left open and rolled the sleeves, also from Target (no longer available, but find something similar-ish here). I wore a new pair of grey leggings from one of my favorite boutiques, The Nest on Main, that were comfy beyond my wildest dreams (find them here) and my current favorite gold flats that are older and boring but so, so loved. I put on my full face of make up and even added some red lips because I was really feeling Fall-vibes and gave myself a very simple hairdo, added favorite jewelry pieces of mine and gave myself a big thumbs-up. I’d achieved the look and I was pleased.
I love when things work out the way you hope they will.
“The very things that hold you down are going to lift you up.” -Timothy Mouse (Dumbo)
My favorite day of the week is Sunday because I get to go to church, spend the rest of the day with family and relax. But also because its the one day where I’m guaranteed to get really ready for the day. Even if I feel crumby, I make sure I look nice for church. Its been one of my pregnancy goals – at least be cute once a week, preferably Sundays.
Yesterday was nothing fancy, but I felt ready, so I felt good.
I wore a collared shirt-dress…with bugs on it. I know its fall and bugs are a little ‘out-of-season’ but I forgot about this dress and it fit over my baby bump so nicely, I couldn’t put it back in my closet. I had to wear it. I did add a skinny, black belt to wear above my bump so I’d at least have a little shape to my body and of course, I wore my favorite maternity shoes with the dress. I ran a fat curler through my hair, added a pearly headband, put on a decent face of makeup and I was feeling like a million bucks.
Its the simple things, you know?
And I ask that when you look at these two pictures, kindly ignore the swollen legs and tired eyes. I say this a lot…pregnancy is glamorous. But totally feel free to oogle over how big my bump is getting!! Baby Boy is growing bigger and bigger, and I cannot, cannot, CANNOT wait to meet him and smother him with love. Next month!!
“Remember, you’re the one who can fill the world with sunshine.” -Snow White