Tuesday, December 6, 2011

How I wore it: For You Blue (and, um, some other colors)

Dudes, I did not mean to drop off the face of the earth. You know how it is, though, right? You come home all tired and you maybe take a picture and you promise to put it into your computer, but then you have to do some corrections and then "30 Rock" reruns are on Comedy Central and next thing you know, you're falling into bed.


So that's what's been going on with me...

So on Tuesday of last week, it was November 29th. 2011. Does anyone know why that date might be important to me?


If you guessed that it's because it was the 10th anniversary of George Harrison's death, you got it. I've gone into my all-encompassing love of the Beatles, especially George, before, so I won't go into it. I just wanted to look pretty for it, so I wore a couple of new (and new-to-me) things for it:

Note: I do have a head. I just cut it off, because ... no.

The dress is a hand-me-down from my sister-in-law. And the necklace is the new Tiffany necklace that my parents bought me for completing my Ph.D. As you can see by the sad bandage on my left arm, I went to the doctor that day and EVERYONE mentioned my necklace. And one nurse complimented my boots. I felt like a badass pregnant lady, let me tell you. 

Isn't the maternity dress cute? I thought George would appreciate the paisley patterns. Since I wanted to wear my new necklace, I had all that figured out, but not the earrings. Until I had a "Eureka!" moment:

I know, right? So proud of myself.

Anyway, November came and went, and then December appeared. Here's what I wore yesterday:

Note: I'm not doing goofy "model-posing:" I was straightening out my hair issues. Oh, well.

That dress, which you've seen before, is becoming obscenely short (and let me not get into my issues with SHORT maternity dresses. The hell?!), so I wore it over leggings so that I wouldn't feel weird. I was hoping that my leggings and black socks would incorporate with each other better so that I'd have more of an "opaque tights" look (without actually wearing tights), but you can totally tell. Oh, well. I don't think black and bright red particularly go with this dress, but I still felt kind of cute. Until my husband told me that I reminded him of Minnie Mouse. Oh, well. I did get complimented in the bodega next door to my house (where I was making a totally necessary Cheetos run), so take THAT, husband. No one else made a comparison with Minnie! Whatever, she was a babe.

So, yeah. That's what's been going on. As my wardrobe becomes more and more constricted and I get more and more tired, I can't promise that I'll continue to be fashion-blogging with passion, but I'll keep trying, as much as I can. I've missed you, Style Nation. I apologize for not visiting blogs, leaving comments, or responding to my own comments. I'm still here! Just lazy.

Tuesday, November 29th:
Patterned dress: Motherhood Maternity, handed down by sister-in-law
Boots: Steve Madden, remixed
Necklace: Tiffany
Earrings: Chico's, remixed

Monday, December 5th:
Printed dress: A Pea in the Pod, remixed
Black leggings: Old Navy Maternity, remixed (?)
Red shoes: CL by Laundry, by way of DSW, remixed


  1. I like your 11/29 outfit a lot! I, too, think you would have made George proud.

    (and PS - your husband is a crazy person with his Minnie Mouse thing. I see no Minnie, though agreed she was a pretty foxy mouse)

  2. Wait, they sell short maternity wear? Huh! I've never honestly looked at the maternity section. ...And I should know this, but as I just started following your blog I do not. When are you due?

  3. Oooh! That first outfit is especially stellar!

  4. Thanks, Cassy! I could deal with Minnie Mouse. She's a cool lady - I just need some gloves.

    GenkiOrana, most maternity dresses magically get shorter once the belly gets bigger, but I think that the companies should think about it a little further when they make the "base" length. Maybe a pregnant woman DOESN'T want to be baring her legs to the world at 8 months? Oh, and I'm due in about a month, on January 13th.

    Thanks, Raquelita!

  5. George Harrison is my favorite Beatle! Your outfit is superb.
    Short maternity dresses are frustrating. That's a nice word.