Oh hello, it’s been a while. It feels like forever since I last sat down and spent time writing a post, and I definitely haven’t been sharing nearly as much as I’ve wanted to during the course of my pregnancy. To be perfectly frank, I’ve been exhausted after work most days, and consider it an accomplishment if I cross one thing off my to-do list in the evenings. Aside from prepping for baby we (and by we I mean almost exclusively my husband) are also renovating and preparing to move into a new home, so between that, work, and feeling bloated there hasn’t been a lot of drive to work on content. There are days when I get mad at myself for not being more high-functioning or contributing as much as I’d like to, but I’m working on having grace for myself during this time. And I’m excited to share more when I’m able to!
In spite of the fatigue, I’m really thankful to have had a healthy, straightforward pregnancy so far. I’m now 35 weeks along, and it’s surreal to think that before long, baby will be here. While I’m very excited and we’ve acquired the majority of what we’ll need for a newborn, I definitely don’t feel mentally or emotionally prepared most days. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have some serious nerves being fully responsible for another human being in just about a month!
Now… onto this outfit. At this point, since we’re pretty late in the game, I’ve been rotating between about 4-5 things that still fit. And though I admire the women who feel their most beautiful when they’re pregnant, that’s certainly not been the case for me! This silk slip dress from Storq, though, is probably the one garment that’s made me feel beautiful in the last few months. I never actually used to wear slip dresses pre-pregnancy, but the comfort and femininity they offer have officially won me over. This dress is, hands down, the best thing I’ve added to my closet during pregnancy. The silk is super soft, it’s machine washable, and I love that I can wear it casually with flats or sandals or spruce it up with accessories for a summer wedding. The brand really does fewer, better things so well: they only sell a handful of pieces, creating a capsule of sorts that can become a uniform for women who are expecting.
I received a few other pieces from Storq that I’ll be sharing with you in due time, including a jumpsuit that’s equal parts cozy and chic, and a minimal carryall that I’ll be using as a diaper bag. In the meantime, I’m hoping to get a few more posts your way before baby arrives and will continue updating on Instagram. Thanks for reading and for sticking around during the silence!
PS. If you’re interested in reading more about my thoughts on maternity style and how I’ve approached it, my talented friend Lee Vosburgh (who I had the pleasure of meeting in person this summer) was kind enough to feature me on her site this week! If you’re not following her, you’re in for a real treat: she creates honest, beautiful content about responsible style and has the best taste!
Dress | Storq (c/o) |here’s another slip dress I own and have been loving, and it’s currently on sale!
Jacket | ALLSAINTS – a few years old, here’s a similar one from Madewell and a beautiful splurge by Acne
Sandals | Maryam Nassir Zadeh
Bag | The Stowe
Sunglasses | Karen Walker