Thursday, November 17, 2011

Sugar plum

Cardigan: Banana Republic
Skirt: Forever 21 (thrifted)
Boots: Steve Madden

I really liked my outfit this morning (despite the navy skirt + black tights, I know!) and I even curled my hair for the first time since cutting it more than two weeks ago. This warranted outfit pictures, because if you've seen me at all IRL, you know that I have not put this much effort into my appearance for awhile and who knows when the next time will be. Plus, I got out of the house half an hour earlier than usual, so I had a few extra minutes to stop by the park and snap some photos. Who cares about my so-called blogging hiatus, right?

I haven't been buying very much clothes recently, first because I am anticipating a changing body and don't really want to buy stuff unless I have to, and second, because I only have around $100 left in my annual clothing budget, so I'm trying to save it so I can make it to the after-Christmas sales (way better than Black Friday, because the focus isn't on gift-giving, it's on ME). I did, however, go shopping with my sister last weekend and she bought me a few new things for my birthday, this new top included. I like that it's stretchy and the ruffles in front camouflages my bump. Not that I'm trying to hide it or pretend that I'm not pregnant, but right now it just looks more like I ate too many slices of pumpkin pie and Trader Joe's candy cane cookies (even though that may be true). I'll have more than enough time to "embrace the bump" in the coming months when I can't hide it anymore, and it becomes more obvious that I'm expecting a non-food baby.

So excited for Thanksgiving and all the good food to be consumed next week. My appetite is ready.

ps. Anyone ever have those gummy sugar plum candies that only come out during the holidays? YUM.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

BRB

Tunic: Arden B (hand-me-down)
Cardigan: Forever 21
Leggings: Forever 21
Boots: Frye
Scarf: gift from India

Oh look! I'm back! :) Kind of...

1) I got a hair cut today... cut off 6 inches! It's A LOT shorter than I had planned, but when I got there, I was just like, "CUT IT ALL OFF." I was kind of sick of my long hair anyway.

2) See that house in the background? There was a guy who happened to look out the window while I was taking my photos. I ran away as fast as I could.

3) I took a two-week vacation to stay home (a staycation?) and it's been so nice taking 3 hour naps everyday and having no agenda. I'm not looking forward to going back to work on Monday where I'll have to wear "normal" clothes again. Uggs have been my best friend the last few days.

4) I'm growing a fetus in my belly, and have been for the last 3 months which explains my never-ending sickness, my aversion to constricting clothes, and one reason for my haircut (hated getting puke all over the ends of my hair, TMI?) But yeah, suuuuper excited about the baby! Not very excited about being pregnant. If you know me, you'd know that I HATED it last time around and this time it's not much different. New baby is due in mid-May, two days before P's third birthday. Can't wait!

5) Due to number 4 above, I'm taking an extended hiatus from blogging. I don't really care about dressing "stylish" during the next 6 months so I have no intention of taking outfit pictures. My maternity outfits are nothing you'd want to see, and I'll probably be avoiding the camera like the plague (I hate being big and bloated. So vain, okay?) Comfort will be key, and I even boxed up all my heels. Last time around, I face-planted on the sidewalk WHILE WEARING FLAT SNEAKERS and had to endure a gigantic belly AND a sprained wrist during the last months of pregnancy. Not very attractive OR safe. Plus, I probably won't have time after the baby comes to take outfit pictures (two kids and working? I don't has the time) and since that's kind of the whole premise of this blog, I won't have anything to post about for awhile.

I'll still be around on twitter and may put up a few posts here and there, but for the most part, this blog won't be consistently updated anymore.

...and here I was, two weeks away from my first blog anniversary. I didn't even make it. So much fail on my part. SORRY GUYS. Still love you. :)