Saturday and Sunday

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Saturday during the day was spent mainly recouping. I did wash curtains and bedding and the dog bed and bathroom to create a well-person retreat, but mainly hung out on the couch, took cat naps and chilled. Saturday night we went out to celebrate my dear friend A's 30th birthday.

Picture 0031Picture 0041Attire:
Victoria's Secret: Dark orange blouson tube top
Ann Taylor: Black tropical weight wool trousers
Lands End: Gold Sandals
J. Crew: Gold necklace
Twisted Silver: Gold bracelet
Misc: Gold hoops

Second day
Added a bit of Matrix Contouring Milk while dry to revitalize curls
Hit frizzy spots with curling iron
Set with matrix Sleek.look hairspray

Benefit: Pink to Please the girl, Gold to Get the Guy palette – the darker gold shadow on lid and along lash line, Her Glossiness in Next Question Please
Cover Girl: Smoothers tinted moisturizer in Light/Medium, LashBlast waterproof mascara in Black
Maybelline: Brow powder in Dark Brown
Philosophy: The Supernatural color correctors in Light
Body Shop: Eye Definer in Slate, Eye Color in Golden Khaki in crease and along lash lines, Shimmer Cubes in Warmth – Chocolate along lash lines and outer crease

Picture 009Nine of us went out to celebrate. We started with dinner, hit two bars, then had dessert and coffee. Plans were to continue the evening, but we were all feeling pretty pooped (four of us were still recovering from Bonnaroo and one had recently injured his neck and was on meds). It was a lovely evening and we had perfect weather to enjoy dining and drinking al fresco. I of course enjoyed water, but still had a wonderful time!

Somehow I have no picture of me and A from the evening, but here is a pic with my sister and dear friend B from the evening.

Sunday, we took my mom and father-in-law to our favorite Greek diner for breakfast and then I went to my mom's to help her with some computer issues. After that hit the local market for some groceries.

No real need to dress up and I took the chance to wear my new maternity tank that I won off the great blog, Mom Most Traveled. The shirt is from the company [bump] and they have some really cute sayings on their tees and tanks for moms and dads to be. Considering my body is at the changing, yet not obviously pregnant stage, I loved the “I'm not fat!” shirt! Quite appropriate since I have had so many comments (most not published and some in person) commenting on how I am getting fat and how my body just looks lumpy and bumpy, not “with child.” Sort of sucks when you know you have only gained about 5lbs and it's for the good of the little fig (grown from kumquat!). πŸ™‚

Picture 037Picture 039Attire:
[bump]: Aqua tank
Victoria's Secret: White linen drawstring trousers
J. crew: Brown wedge flip flops
Silver cuff and hoops

Third day
Brushed out

Cover Girl: Smoothers tinted moisturizer in Light/Medium
Imju Fiberwig: Mascara
Revlon: Super Lustrous lip gloss in Pink Afterglow

Now I am watching soccer with my husband and his friend and will probably soon go and take a nap. Not too exciting, but I want to be able to survive the coming week and not be sick any more.

A woman with curly hair wearing a plaid blazer holds a green fur coat over her shoulder on a city street.

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  1. ack! i wrote a comment and it disappeared! well, i WAS saying – congrats to you and K on stopping trying to not have babies, and for the results of your efforts! yay!!!! πŸ™‚ – joo

  2. Don’t listen to ’em Allie – you look beautiful. I love you in that orange strapless top. Your life and body will change for sure, but in a good way!
    You want to grow a healthy fig — I had good luck with the Brewer Diet – it prevents many things – you can google it.

  3. Allie,

    Congratulations! It’s funny, I was just thinking that recently I have noticed a big change in how you look – your skin looks radiant!! Now I understand that it is the pregnancy glow….

    I guess I’ll go against the crowd here and say – go ahead and get some maternity pants. Honestly, I waited so long because I couldn’t bear the thought of being in maternity so early ( at just about 11 weeks). But it’s just a psychological barrier you have to overcome. At this stage it’s not a real bump – just bloat, but even so I felt so much more comfortable (and well supported) in my GAP maternity jeans and looked better too. Going up in size just doesn’t work because it ends up being too baggy in the things, hips etc. Target also has some great maternity wear (although the better styles seem to sell out quick).

    Good luck!


  4. Too bad after I looked at the picture and read the post I was like…”what is qmud?” I must still be tired! Ha!


  5. I’m late to the game (was on vaca) but congratulations! You will become a beacon of fashionable hope for all the pregnant women of the world. I wish you a very happy and healthy pregnancy!

  6. Girl — some people are just born to be “haters” — try to ignore them, your pregnant — try to enjoy this time (after the morning sickness subsides). Hey, my girlfriend Amy has a mommy t-shirt business too — — she has some really cute stuff too — my favorite is her “love child” tank — it has a little proverb on the inside of the tank right at the belly button area — it is supposed to send good, positive messages to your little Kumquat! Congrats again and take good care of yourself — get pedicures and your hair done — don’t skimp on yourself just because you are pregnant!

  7. Thanks for sharing your happy news with us. I think you look great, and wouldn’t have even guessed you’re pregnant.

    Keep up the great posts!

  8. Some people are just idiots…I’ve learned that over and over..anyhoo…you look glowy…and that’s great!!! Congrats and bless you!!!!!

  9. You do look great Allie! I cannot believe some people would say those things, although, they might just be jealous.

    You glow in orange, and I wish I could have joined you for breakfast. YUM!

  10. Allie you look GREAT. People who troll blogs to leave negative comments have no life – and people who say that stuff in real life need to have their eyes clawed out πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to watch your evolution into a stylish pregnant lady and then a stylish mama. Chiming in with the others to congratulate you and to say “thanks” for the daily inspiration!!

  11. Well I think you look great Ali. Your skin looks wonderful and the tank is so sweet. These commenters must be really exceptional people if their weight never fluctuates by 5lbs, pregnant or not!

  12. People can be real, true assholes. Shake off the haters and remove the word “fat” from your vocab for nine (ten) months, because pregnant does NOT equal fat, despite what all the stupid celeb magazines may say. You look fantastic, and you’re right, that baby needs some food love!

  13. The second trimester sure can be tough as far as clothing fit goes! That in-between stage is such a challenge. I can remember coming to tears over it more than once. Some days it feels like nothing fits or looks right.

    You are beautiful. You are loved. And you are about to become a Mama! Life is good, isn’t it? πŸ™‚

  14. You look great. You look radiant. You inspire me. The orange tube top is gorgeous on you!

    Congratulations on your pregnancy. Enjoy your body as it changes – it will be amazing!

  15. I’m sorry that people are such horrible individuals. I look at you as an inspiration for happiness on confidence in one’s self. You look wonderful!

    The jerk in me wants to say that those that leave comments are fat asses with no lives.

  16. 1. LIght blue is a beautiful color on you! Its compliments your skin wonderfully.

    2. I can’t believe people feel the need to leave comments like that for you. What a*sholes. Anyone who would do that obviously does not have enough going on in their own lives.

    Good luck with the pregnancy! I can’t wait to see the outfits you pull together!

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