So confession, this dress is not something I would normally pick up. But during a desperate shopping trip, my mom found it in the sale section of Gap and I figured I’d give it a shot. The reality is that, even at 10 weeks pregnant, which is what I was when I bought it, my clothes do not fit the same. I haven’t gained any significant amount of weight and I certainly don’t look pregnant to anyone besides me (a lot of that is in my mind I think), but I feel pregnant and after about 12pm and snack #4, my high waisted, very skinny jeans do not fly anymore. So 2 weeks ago my mom and I ventured on what has to be the most depressing shopping trip I’ve ever taken. I’ve kind of fought with the fact I even needed different pants already, but the reality is, I’m growing a human being and it needs room. My body needs the room. I can’t eat 3 regular meals, anymore but rather 8-10 (y’all I’m not kidding, it’s savage) small snacks throughout the day. This definitely helps the bloating that happens (KEEPING IT REAL Y’ALL) but things are already changing in my body and girl needs some breathing room!All that to say, this dress answered so many prayers. I don’t want to sacrifice all my style during the remaining months but I do want to be comfortable. This dress has a fabulous elastic drop waist that makes it an adorable mini now and will likely be a fun tunic with shorts or jeans later. It is so very comfortable and still makes me feel pretty, which is something I’ve struggled with so far. That may seem dramatic coming from someone who is only 12 weeks pregnant, but it is hard because I don’t really look it right now, and I’m ready to have the cute little bump and just it be VERY obvious what’s going on vs. damnn homegirl been eating a lot of food lately… you get me? I love the loose, flowing fabric and the small pleated mini skirt. It is playful and just a little sexy in an understated way, but practical enough to transition for work or play. If only everything fit the bill like this little dress!
Also yes, that is a sports bra sticking out in some photos… struggle is real, y’all.
All photos @emilywhitener