Most pregnant women get nauseous and sick. I, on the other hand, became a zombie. I was exhausted, to the point where I could have been mistaken for a narcoleptic. I wanted to (and did) lay down on any surface and close my eyes. This included the floor of the church sanctuary, my car on lunch breaks and sometimes even the random chair left in the handicapped bathroom stall. You have to understand, I am not the kind of person who naps, so this was a whole new experience.
Because I was exhausted, I could have gone to work in my pajamas for all I cared. But I did care and wanted to look nice. So, I came up with a solution. In those rare moments when I DID have energy, I gathered up my new maternity wardrobe and put outfits together.
I set out shirts I thought would go together with certain skirts, shoes and jewelry and took pictures of them. Then I uploaded them to my iPhoto and made a “Maternity Outfits” album. This was a super helpful reference to figure out what I wanted to wear when I woke up in the morning and my brain wasn’t functioning normally.
I’ve continued this with my standard wardrobe, since I’ve discovered that working and having two children can make me almost as tired as I was in the first trimester. I also take pictures of myself when I really like my outfits (hence the idea for “Fashion Friday”), so I’ll remember to repeat them at some point.
Because, let’s be real, wouldn’t we all like to go to work dressed like this?
My cousin got married this weekend!
This is what you wear to attack a swap meet.