HOW THE BUMP DRESSED ME

POO FARTED ON: October 21, 2014

I don’t usually write much in a blog post because I like to let the pictures do the talking. But today  I want to share the journey of my changing wardrobe options and debunk the idea that pregnant women have to look like a chunk-a-lumpy meatball.

When i first found out I was pregnant, I kinda freaked out. It was unexpected and I didn’t have the slightest clue what I’d do. But that’s another story for another time. Today’s focus is dressing the bump. I thought I’d have to give up dressing up with a growing belly. At my 12th week, I couldn’t even fit into most my bottoms already! I already have wide hips to begin with and it was just a tragedy! Not to mention, how much my boobs were growing, totally beyond my control. It took me awhile to get used to my ever changing body shape. And after a while, I took it upon myself as a challenge to put in effort to look my best throughout this 9 month period. I have always had weight fluctuation issues but I have never felt so rotund in my life. It took away a lot of my self esteem and confidence, I felt ugly and “fat” most days, so much so, I didn’t feel like leaving the house. Well, I guess that in part has to do with all the raging changes in hormones.

I used to be able to wear a simple t shirt and shorts and be out of the house in 10 mins after I’d woken up. I don’t have much of a beauty regime; I’m a lazy mofo. Since the pregnancy, the t shirt and short ensemble became a defo no go. Oddly, now in my 36th week of pregnancy, I have found that I much prefer the way i dress now than before. And I owe all that to my pregnancy. It has made me more woman and less girl, if that makes any sense.

Anyhow, let me begin on my dressing the bump tips and tricks. They really helped me feel better about myself and I hope they will for all you prego women reading this too. XX

 

THE PLAYSUIT

I have always been a fan of the playsuit. And when I say always, I mean since I was a kid. I found these really useful during the full term of my pregnancy. They are playful yet concealed my huge hips and they were very comfy!

 

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THE DRESS

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Since I got pregnant, I prefer hiding as much skin as possible. Less is definitely more especially with a growing tum tum! Layering with dresses made for a more preppy vibe. I shop for oversized cut dresses that would fit during and post pregnancy. I’m not very tall so I prefer dresses that cut off above the knee. This helps hide my hips but doesn’t make me look too short.
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Sweater dresses are so easy to slip on and comfy! I paired them below with tights and booties so that my legs won’t look too stumpy.
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LEGGINGS

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I haven’t been wearing leggings for a really long time but during my pregnancy they were heaven sent! I find demin a little restrictive and uncomfortable when I sit down. I paired black leggings, a wife beater and thin jacket or cardigan and I was good to go! I wore a lot of jackets / cardigans throughout my pregnancy because my huge boobies were not very flattering for my new found silhouette. They made me look very rotund and I didn’t like drawing attention to them. I then realised I looked way more “dressed up” and all these jackets and cardigans that I’ve owned this whole time have been neglected for too long! Those images are not pictured below but they are in my previous posts, if you can be bothered to scroll back, go look!

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GARTER SKIRTS

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These skirts came in handy and last throughout all stages of pregnancy. They look good with everything ranging from sweaters to over sized tops to wife beaters.

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Voila!

Forgive the penmanship, I’m not much of  a writer.

#thebumpdressedme

xx,

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KEEPIN IT 1OO

POO FARTED ON: October 14, 2014

quite literally… there are a 1oo pictures in the post, you see….
enjoy. it’s been too long. i’ve been too lazy.
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HIS BIRTHDAY // THE DAY WE FIRST MET LAST YEAR

POO FARTED ON: October 14, 2014
PERTH



 

 

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our first road trip together

endless roads , wide , flat

sand dunes , deserts , waves

rental car got stuck in sand ,

crisp air , cool winds , perfect weather

twas a perfect escape .

pooradise was plenty nice .

even the fact i left my passport , wallet , car keys at the hotel and didnt find out until i was at the airport at 3.45pm and then had to rush back to the hotel and back to the airport when my flight was at 5pm , actually added spice into the trip . and this is why i love traveling with him , nothing breaks us apart , all troubles along the way only pulls us together . x .

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