So in the spirit of total honesty, I have to tell y'all I cheated. I bought two things brand new. One kind of didn't count, and one definitely does. My sweet sister who is a Matilda Jane trunk keeper was having a sample sale. She had a return that had not been worn and I wanted it. So I bought it, they were a good deal, they feel awesome on, and I love them. MJ ruffles will make your life better. Still doesn't justify my purchase, but I deemed them a necessity if my wardrobe for this pregnancy. I styled them this blog post, they will be my last picture and I think everyone can agree they were worth it. SECOND failure, I had to break down and buy my bridesmaid dress brand new. I searched and I searched mercari and poshmark for a dress that would work for my wonderful friend's color scheme and that would fit this growing belly. I felt bad for all of 2 seconds buying it, but end of the day so worth it. Its a maternity dress and the color is beautiful and I think I am going to double use it and restyle it for the Marine Corps Birthday Ball in November/December after I birth this baby.
I finallllllllly got all my wardrobe traded out and am comfortably putting clothes I don't fit in right now in totes organized by garment. I was having a hard time deciding between garment type vs. season organization. I went with garment. I think I made the correct decision. I pulled a few dresses for a friend to borrow and knowing to look in my dresses tote really eliminated a lot of the guess work and time associated with the project. There is a comfort level in only having things in my closet that will fit me now and for the next 20 weeks. I think nothing is harsher for a pregnant woman than trying something on in hopes that it fits and then it doesn't. Don't need that drama in my life.
Can we talk about all the new things I want that I am not going to get??? NEW SUNNIES!!! I need ZERO new sunnies, but man the spring/summer lines that are being released are honestly so legit. I know I sound like a tool saying that, but its true. I can see myself wearing them, feeling so good and looking fly. I think the neat part of this challenge is making myself feel good in what I have. I have nice things and need to appreciate them. I have a rocking pair of gingham glasses my husband bought me before we were even engaged. They are still really relevant. Pulled those bad boys out, and feeling like a new woman. Anyway, I hope you feel inspired to buy all the new things because I can't...I kid I kid. I do hope you feel inspired to give items in your closet new life by stepping out of your comfort zone in how you style and pair things. My pictures are super out of order and its funny how sometimes my belly is really there and then sometimes baby is hiding.
Forgot to take a picture this day, but thankfully I have a double shot with my friend Stacie at her sprinkle!!!
Forgot to take a picture this day too, snagged one from the baby's 2nd birthday!!! OK, she might not be a baby anymore! Also, this is how rough a mom looks that has been sweating over a child's birthday party!!!
My straight hair was no match against this NC humidty. Got my curls back!!1