Friday, July 15, 2011

Show Me That Baby


Meet my friend Liz, who is 3 months pregnant!  Also, meet my dress, aka my new addition to my 30 for 30.  I feel like this dress and this print is very me--fairly clean lines with a bold color and subtle geometric print.  And, yes, it has pockets.  Winner!

Yesterday we talked about how one of our friends was 7 months pregnant, very swollen due to some complications, and still wearing her pre-pregnancy skinny jeans and holding them up with a hair tie because she still didn't want to accept that she was pregnant.  No bueno.  Ill-fitting clothes did not make for a good look on her, people.

We continued by saying that more often than not, people look beautiful when they're embracing who they are, whatever size they are.  There's something beautiful about a person when they do that, is there not?  So last night Liz decided that instead of dressing to cover up that she's pregnant she was going to "look as pregnant as possible" instead of "sucking it in."  Yes...she was sucking in her baby.

Doesn't Liz look beautiful?  She looks like she's glowing as she sports her baby bump!  And while you're at it, check out her awesome yellow peep toe heels.  DROOL.

Anyway, the moral of the story is (and as Stacy and Clinton on WNTW always say), embrace and dress your body however it is right now, not what you wish for it to be.  That confidence will make you glow with a type of beauty that is intangible.

(P.S. Why is there Scotch tape on my arm?  Because it prevents mosquito bites from itching.  That's right, people.  Nothing but class here.)

7 comments:

  1. you both look gorgeous!!  that dress fits you perfectly and i love your friend's necklace!

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  2. I totally agree with your Stacey & Clinton-esque motto!  I've tried clear nail polish for mosquito bites and sometimes numbing it with ice help with the itching.  

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  3. Lovely dress - really, you wear it marvelously.

    I actually take a small pin (sterilize it with alcohol first make make sure there's no rust) and puncture the bite. Squeeze out the poison and you're as good as new :P I'd recommend liquid band aid afterwards though. 

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  4. Ahaha scotch tape to prevent mosquito bites?? I never heard of such a thing! You are so funny! I completely agree with you, Audrey. People should embrace who they are, whatever size they are. People look way better when they dress how they are right now anyway.

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  5. I DO THAT TAPE THING TOO! Hooray, I no longer feel like a solitary crazy. (: I like the positive spin you have to this message and you're right, her shoes rock.

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  6. Liz is seriously glowing! What a beautiful mom-to-be!

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  7. bahahaa! scotch tape. so. funny. As for embracing your body shape... well said. I loved being pregnant and showing off my belly. It's such a beautiful and incredible experience and should be embraced!! You look very pretty in the dress, it suits you. And love your friend's shoes with the orange toenails!
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