Funny story about these pics.
I’m not sure where I saw or heard this tidbit of advice (it may have been America’s Next Top Model), but it helps you hit your poses when you take pics if you 1) suck in your tummy and 2) squeeze your butt.
Cheeks. Your butt cheeks. LOL!
I know, you don’t even need to say it. 🙂 But it helps, believe it or not. As far as photography posing tips go, it’s right up there with rolling your shoulders forward and working your angles.
Now, the butt-squeezing part? When you’re with child, totally doable. But the tummy-sucking is sooo not happening.
About this outfit here, nothing I’m wearing is official maternity gear. I had all of this in my closet before Baby Girl set up shop.
The dress, which I always get questions about, is what I now like to call “vintage.” I bought it eons ago, around 2001 or 2002, at a random store in San Francisco’s Fillmore district. It’s super soft and stretchy, and it’s become one of my go-to outfits lately.
The tag says it’s by a designer named Hot Sauce, which I Googled, but alas…I don’t think Hot Sauce is working anymore. (Ha! “Hot Sauce is working…”)
The jacket is easily one of my all-time best Nordstrom buys, the Faux Leather Jacket by BLANKNYC, and I’ve had it for about two years. I think it’s a pretty popular style at Nordies because they restock it every season in different colors.
I have it in basic black, and I wear it with everything!
It’s $98, and I’m always amazed that it wasn’t $300 because of how legit I think it looks. The faux leather looks totally real, and you can easily dress it up or down with a party dress or pants any time of year. Highly recommended.
You might remember the shoes from this past summer. They’re the TOMS Majorca Peep-Toe Booties, and I like the low, stacked heel… Makes them easy to walk in.
Baby Girl is officially 20 weeks now, and look how big she’s getting! She pushed the turbo button, and now I feel her kicking all the time (she’s actually doing it as I type!).
El Hub is convinced she’s either going to be an Olympic soccer star or a Taekwondo expert. 🙂
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Hi, friend. My emotions have been really roller coaster-y lately. Lots of ups and downs. It’s been challenging navigating them. One minute I’m happy and perfectly fine, then I’m crying the next.
Random question, but do you know any pregnant chicks? I’m trying to find some, which I know sounds weird, but I’m trying to find a mommy’s group or something so that I can have some other interaction besides my cat, who has absolutely NO sympathy for me. He doesn’t care if my back hurts or if I think that everything El Hub does is wrong. (He used the counter sponge to clean the floors. It was really disgusting!)
I think I just need some women around to tell me that I’m not being crazy.