Consider my leggings and long-sleeved tee fashion redefined. I’ve gained so much respect for women who have amazing pregnancy style. It’s hard to suddenly gain a ton of weight, carry around a human life 24/7 for 9 months and still have brain space to think about looking cute. Those women make it look so effortless. Yes, I’m talking to you, Kerry Washington! With your exposed mid-section halfway through pregnancy….I know she has a stylist and a team to put her together but I suspect that even if I had extra help, I would quicker shush them away than be fussed over. We’re close to 2 months away from touchdown and I am so ready for homeboy to make his entrance.
We’re at 27 weeks! I’m close to 7 months pregnant and I am feeling it for sure. Most of my clothes don’t fit and honestly, I don’t think I want to wear most of them anyway. I’ve grown an aversion to jeans. I haven’t worn a pair in 7 months. Yes, they’re in storage. Continue reading
It’s been a hectic month. Adam and I went to Utah to visit the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. Two weeks before, my pet rabbit, Gangsta Chanel, died really suddenly so it was a very meaningful trip. We visited with rescued dogs, cats, goats, pigs, horses and yes, rabbits, on our trip. It was an amazing time. Best Friends not only provide a safe, beautiful home for abandoned animals, they also do some incredible work for animal advocacy across the country. They work on teaching people about caring for animals and help empower shelters to adopt their No Kill ideals. The hope is that shelters do not put healthy animals to sleep just because of a lack of space and facilities. They have created an incredible network between animal workers across the country so that they feel supported. I covered the trip for Lady and the Blog. Click here to read about Day 1, Day 2 and here is my end of trip wrap-up.
Baby SBJ(St. Bernard-Jacobs) is coming and I’ve been thinking of what to do for clothes. I want to go organic as much as possible and raise him from the start to be conscientious about his clothing. The problem is that kids need new clothes every few weeks or months because they’re constantly growing. One of the premises of conscious consumerism is investing of clothing that can last you a lifetime. It’s about clothing that you develop relationships with and fall deeper in love with with each wear. That’s just not possible when a baby is growing so rapidly. I came upon this blog post and it hit a nerve for me. This blog post on City Kids Online details several ways to provide eco-conscious clothing options for kids. We need more resources like this. Check it out here.
Adam and I went to the People’s Climate March yesterday and it was such a moving experience for several reasons. The People’s Climate March was meant to raise awareness of environmental issues. Over 300,000 people showed up yesterday with different causes to shine light on. There were parents, the elderly, people in wheelchairs, children, veterans…it was incredible. Continue reading
I’m somewhere around 25 weeks. Don’t quote me. We’re super bad at keeping track of these things. All I know is that I’m growing and homeboy is kicking up a storm. It’s surreal literally seeing him move and kick. I got a little video of one kick that I’ll post soon. Pregnancy has been going good. The second trimester is awesome. I’m able to work my regular schedule and I have almost as much energy as I used to. I’m able to work 10 hour days as opposed to 15 hours, which is still not bad.
I bought this dress soon after getting pregnant from Etsy. Here is the link to it. It’s super comfortable and I love it because it’s black so it’s really versatile. I tried it belted once and that did not work out. I felt like I was going to explode. I wish I could find more easy dresses like this one.
One of my loves is photography. I know several talented photographers and it’s always a pleasure to work with people who help bring Tabii Just products to life. Here is a behind-the-scenes shot of a recent photoshoot we did. I was clearly pleased with whatever I was looking at. I had so much fun, as always. Can’t wait to show you the end products!