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I don’t know if it’s because there is nowhere to shop for decent clothing in Roanoke, Virginia, but real life shopping isn’t really one of my favorite things to do. I usually just end up frustrated and empty-handed. I do however looooove shopping online. The options are endless, I feel special when packages are delivered to my doorstep, and I get to try my new clothes on in the comfort of my own home.
Shopping for clothes while pregnant is just… torturous. Both online and for real. First of all, most maternity clothes are just hideous. Also, even the smallest sizes end up being too big on me. (I’m just pregnant, I haven’t turned into a giant.) And it just sucks having to spend money on clothes that you will only be able to wear for a couple of months!
And I guess I make it a lot harder on myself because I don’t feel comfortable wearing pants + shirts, only dresses or tunics with leggings… because my butt gets HUGE. My sister teases me and calls me Kim (as in the Kardashian.) Seriously, I am 17 weeks, I’ve gained 11 pounds, and it’s mostly in the rump. Ugh.
So what I end up doing is spending hours scouring all of my normal favorite shopping spots (Anthropologie, JCrew, Urban Outfitters, Madewell, ShopBop, etc.) for pretty, flowing tunics and dresses with empire waists… which for some reason just don’t seem to exist right now! Once I lose all hope, I move on to jewelry and bags to try to cheer myself up – they always fit. (Say hello to my latest dream bag, the MBMJ Dotty Snake Hillier Hobo, which I discovered at ShopBop.com. I’m not usually a polka-dot person, but something about this bag just feels right.)
So, super shopping friends, I need your help. If you see anything that you think might work for me, will you please point me in that direction? I’m getting bigger every day and only have about 4 outfits that I can make work. I’m running out of time and clothing, and I don’t want to be that pregnant sweatsuit-in-public girl. ♥