This week has been anything but eventful. It's Friday and I feel like I've gotten so much done, but I can't really remember DOING anything. Do any of you ever feel that way? Since I left my full time retail job about two weeks ago, I've been keeping busy with blogging full time, but I've also been planning for the baby and the baby shower, grocery shopping and making dinners every night, and keeping up on cleaning which is actually so much more time consuming that I imagined (haha). I really am enjoying not having to go into work anymore, and I can tell my pregnant body is thanking me for not being on my feet for 9 hours in heels anymore as well.
That being said, I've definitely been putting less effort into my appearance. I've only been putting makeup on if/when I leave the house or when I'm taking pictures. Leggings and a t-shirt have been my go-to uniform unless I'm doing a photoshoot as well. Don't get me wrong, I love saving the extra time in the morning when I'm getting ready, but there's something to say for putting on a little makeup and a cute outfit (at least cuter than leggings) even if you're just staying home. Sometimes I feel this makes me MORE productive, as if I were getting ready to go into work. Also it saves me time later if I do end up having to leave the house for anything. Either way, I'm loving the reduced stress of not working retail and focusing solely on MY passions and what I want to do on a daily basis. I am so fortunate to be able to take this time for me before the baby arrives to reset, and plan. Trust me, I don't take it for granted one bit!
I took some pictures the other day when it was in the 90's here in Portland. 90's. In MAY. Way too hot, but we found some shade and my sister was so kind to take the time to photograph this blog and the last blog for me. Thanks, Miranda! This cute dress is from Pink Blush, just like the previous post. I can't seem to get enough of their cute maternity dresses, and they definitely are helping me get out of my t-shirt and leggings rut when I just need to wear SOMETHING to feel cute. I've been choosing styles from their site that I know I can wear after pregnancy too, which is part of the reason this dress was so perfect. The tie around the waist will allow me to wear it at my post-pregnancy size, but also through the last few weeks (can you believe it?!) that I'm pregnant. Their clothes aren't just for pregnant mamas either, like I said they can be worn by any size, they just have those added details that make it easier to transition (stretchy material, ties around the waist, etc.) for those like me who will be fluctuating in size quite drastically in the coming months. You can access their website here to see the rest of their cute styles! Also, they're having a 25% off sale for the holiday weekend, site wide! Perfect time to check them out if you've been curious. I also wore these shoes that everyone is always asking about, well they are finally on sale, and under $100! Here is a link to my bag too, I featured this bag in this blog post not long ago, definitely a great affordable designer bag if you don't want to spend thousands!
Hope you all have an amazing weekend! We're gearing up for some birthday fun, and a third day off for Memorial Day! Plus it's supposed to be in the 90's again, woohoo!