Valentine’s Day Dress | with Vegan Leather Jacket & Magenta Pumps
How do these days go so fast?! I had planned to publish my pregnancy exercise routine yesterday, but my son got sick so I lost a day home with him. But, in retrospect, we had more alone-time together, which I do appreciate. I’m reading In Praise of Slowness now and I think it helped me just relax and not worry about what I was missing getting done. Being a very action-oriented person, sometimes I struggle to slow down and just do one thing at a time. Working on this.For today, let’s talk Valentine’s Day! When it comes to that hallmark holiday, are you all in or prefer to skip all the hub-bub? I’m somewhere in the middle and we typically do a little something, but it’s not a huge deal. For V-day this year, I made a lunch-date reservation for my husband and I, which is a rare treat. When we were dating, we did “date night” every Friday night with one of our favorite couples. But that was 8 years ago, that favorite dating couple has since split, and our adults-only nights out are a rare thing these days since we tend to do everything with our son. I’d like to change that eventually, but for now, I’m just as excited to do a nice adult lunch date at one of our favorite restaurants.
At first, I was thinking of just wearing a casual jeans and red t-shirt outfit (with a leopard shoe), which I’ll show you on Friday, but then I changed my mind and figured I’d better wear this striped dress I bought several weeks ago while I can still get it over this belly! It’s non-maternity, size Small, and does run small, so keep that in mind if you order it. I couldn’t even get the XS on! I bought it hoping it would last post-pregnancy since I love the v-neck and slim shape. It’s the last new thing I’ve bought and you’ll hear about my clothing spending freeze tomorrow.
For now, I’m excited to know that I can still rock a heel (even if it is only for about 45 minutes!), but we’ll just be sitting at lunch so it will be fine! I hope my husband appreciates the effort!
Check out this big ‘ole 35 week pregnant baby belly! I’m getting so big and really feeling it! Just taking it one day at a time now. Some mamas mentioned a maternity pillow to help me sleep, but I haven’t bought it yet- is it really worth it? I’m hesitant to buy anything else with only 5 weeks to go.
I’m definitely happy with this vegan leather jacket I bought last year for under $100. It’s super chic and dresses up jeans really well for a night out. It does run small, I’m wearing size Small here.
I posted the above pic on my Instagram Monday as a little sneak peek and for the 35 week bump update. If you want to see more everyday snaps, you can follow me there too. I love it because the dialog back and forth is so much easier and I try to respond in real time right after I post a picture if you leave a comment. Let’s chat!!
I’m just thankful that baby is healthy and growing and I’m just letting the process play out until she’s ready to make her debut! It will be nice to be able to bend over again or actually see my feet or shave without feeling like I’ve taken a machete to my legs. #nobarelegcloseupsplease
Do you have any Valentine’s Day plans? Whatcha gonna wear?