I’ve shared why I love LuLaRoe clothing — now I want to share another piece! I’ve admired the Amelia dress on friends, and been tempted by a lot of the patterns available, but was worried about how it’d fit my body. I’m tall, and I definitely have hips, even when I’m not pregnant. The Amelia is more of a fit and flare style than the straight-down Julia, which made me nervous. But when my friend Ali from LuLaRoe Ali Pousha offered to send me one, I figured it was a good time to try it out —
I’m not a fancy person. Like, not even kind of a fancy person. I actively avoid shoes with heels; I don’t do shapewear; my version of ironing is putting something in the dryer for a few minutes to try to get most of the wrinkles out. Comfort and ease is my preference, especially the older I get! Luckily my job is one that allows me to be mostly casual, wardrobe-wise, so I don’t often worry about things like blazers and pressed shirts.
Being pregnant has made me want to focus on comfort even more. I’m carrying differently,
I think at this point everyone knows that I’m severely lacking in the Girl Skillz that allow one to do one’s hair. Mine has been getting longer and longer, because I’m a fan of being able to toss it up in a messy bun, which is the extent of my styling skills, really. But it’s kind of going crazy — pregnancy hormones, rapid growth, and a strange amount of frizz/breakage despite me not doing a whole lot of damage to it.
I feel like I’ve been trying to pay more attention to how I dress lately, but then my cute/not yoga pants outfits seem less put together when I have the laziest hair ever crowning my head.
I am not a fashion blogger because I rarely feel fashionable and also am the most awkward person in the world when it comes to taking photos. Case in point — I decided to buy some Gap 1969 legging jeans because I live in skinny jeans and my one pair of favourite Old Navy Rockstars is not cutting it. I find myself wearing leggings nonstop which is fine, but I should probably have some more pants options. The legging jeans were on sale (and still are) and I got ’em for a steal.
I didn’t really keep up with this series very well, did I?! I’ve been picking up pieces for M’s fall and winter wardrobe here and there — I have a genetic aversion to paying full price for clothing so a lot of it is consignment, mixed with some inexpensive pieces from big-brand stores. She’s at an age where she’s really hard on clothes, between colouring, snacking, jumping in puddles, and daycare shenanigans, so I can’t justify spending a lot. Wash and wear is how we roll, these days.
We have a fun mix of clothes happening right now,
I’m a bit of a lotion hater. I’ll use it, especially when my skin feels dry, but I always feel bothered by that lotion-y feeling that sticks around on my hands after applying it. Even light lotions can irk me a bit! So, I was intrigued by the Live Clean Sheer Light Skin Perfecting Dry Body Oil that showed up in my mailbox recently — I’ve used dry oils before and find that they absorb more readily, both into my body and off of my hands.