So I was about to press the button and actually add the maxi dress I decided on to my cart a few days ago, when Andrew came along and made a disgusted face at the picture...
Because paisley, apparently.
But Facebook came to the rescue and you guys convinced me that even though he hates the pattern, I can still buy the dress. So thanks for that!
But then comes the whole "Free shipping over $50" thing and, well, there's gotta be SOMETHING else I need, right?
I joked about a romper. And then I checked out the romper section and remembered that I had seen a lady at Mass a few weeks ago who was SERIOUSLY rocking a jumpsuit a lot like this one and, well, I may have been converted.
But alas, they don't make jumpsuits for pregnant ladies. At least not at Forever 21.
And I don't think I could take myself seriously in a jumpsuit...
And then I remembered this kimono post that I read the other day, and realized that this is actually THE PERFECT article of clothing for a pregnant woman!
Perfect for post-partum, too!
Patterned and quick-drying to hide spit-up!
Plus the designs were reminiscent of this shirt that's about to get retired due to my increasing girth, and that's a niche I'd like to keep filled because I loooove it...
I narrowed it down to three (which I can't seem to embed images of for some reason):
1. Paisley Kimono (which I would absolutely wear with that see-through lace top) (NOT)
2. Boho Kimono (don't you love that name?)
3. Patchwork Floral Kimono (CROP TOPS! Perfect for every pregnant mama!)
And ultimately went with #2 in blue because:
1. Blue. It's what I wear.
2. Machine washable.
3. Booty coverage! I always end up with lines showing in my pencil skirts and prefer to have booty coverage when I wear them anyway, so I'm excited for the long length.
BUT DISASTER STRUCK!!! It's sold out in every size. I'm devastated, needless to say.
But I went back and decided on #3 because of all the reviews stating "bum coverage" as a positive. And I doubt I'll need to wash it that frequently, so maybe I can handle the hand washing... Or just machine wash anyway.
I added this belt to push it over the $50 edge (and shopped through ebates to get a whopping $1 back!) and in 4-9 business days you can bet I'll be blogging those new clothes!