Tuesday, July 24, 2012

my pre-blogher freakout, it was to be expected...

i was suppose to go to blogher last year, i literally had my finger on the "purchase" button when tim asked me to marry him and my life flipped, almost instantly, to a whirlwind of wedding planning and saving money, for more important things like forks and hamburger meat.

i was bummed but vowed i would go this year! february rolled around and i grabbed my ticket and secured my hotel, at a insanely discounted student price, because well school is hard and i deserve a treat, right? but, this was literally seconds before i found out that we were expecting baby boy and my belly started growing, fast...

fast forward to this last month, filled with nervous breakdowns in my closet over the lack of maternity clothes i owned or even wanted to buy from a place like motherhood. sparklecorn? where the heck do i find glitter that comes in "giant belly" size? don't even get me started on the heat. it will be how hot while i am there?

so i have searched and searched and thrifted like crazy to come up with what i think will be a good slew of clothes to follow me to new york next week. i say "slew" because you know i will have several bi-polar moments where something that looked good on monday before i left makes me look like a elephant at 3pm on wednesday, so i am taking many options, for each day...

i am so excited! and while i might not be diving into fancy party dresses and the gorgeous clearance glitter heels i scored at uo (that at 12 weeks pregnant i showed who was boss, but at 24 weeks i almost died while putting them on, then the husband vetoed me even taking them along), i am going to be fashionable yet comfy.

daytime sight seeing, in the days leading up to the conference will be all about bermuda jean shorts and xl cotton pocket tees from target, you know stuff i won't die of perspiration in. thank god for museums with ac! the conference, which i hear will be pleasantly chilly, will be a chance to wear comfy skinny and boyfriend jeans paired with cute tops, and finally for the parties...fun maxi dresses, baby doll tops, and glitter flats! hopefully emily won't mind if the plane rides consist of yoga pants and hoodies...

that all being said, here are some outfits i threw together in hopes of looking like i knew what i was doing the whole time:
left: tank, maternity skirt, and hat ALL target. shoes are converse. right: top is buckle, barely pictured are dressy slack style shorts from motherhood maternity and the glitter flats are pay less. i bet you can't guess which party that outfit is for, ha.
sight seeing days! old navy maternity shorts and target cotton pocket tees. andplusalso, the most comfy practical flats ever! they are dr scholls which i felt totally geeked out buying but they are like a cloud for my feet and cute on top of all else.
conference attire! why yes, that is one of the bridesmaid dresses from our wedding last summer. i loved it so much when i picked it out for my girls, i had to have one too! dress is from nordstroms, tank, shoes, and belt are from target. right: top from motherhood, boyfriend roll up jeans are gap maternity, and sandals are target.
i am in love. one of these maxi dresses is from goodwill and the other macy's - i bet you can't tell which (ok, the one on the left is a thrift score)! sandals on left are volcom and on the right wetseal.
these little beauties will for sure be traveling with me! right: another goodwill score! i just need the perfect yellow belt to go with it. middle: looks hideous on me when i am not preggo, i tired it on for fun the other day and now i can't wait to wear it to a night time event! left: this was the second dress i wore at my wedding, it didn't stop there though...it is one of my favorite dresses to wear from time to time, from ruche.

i don't want to give it all away but this is a good idea of what the inside of my suitcase will look like come next tuesday. i can't wait to play dress up and leave the sweats at home, a whole new ball game for me!

the countdown is on! seven days to go...

9 comments:

ruthy ann said...

You got some great thrifting scores!! I hope to go next year.... Sounds so fun!

melissa rohr said...

Everything here looks great!
When I was pregnant I didn't have money to purchase any clothes thrifted or not so I got lots of hand me downs...and not very fashionable lol


Let's just say there aren't pictures of me while I was pregnant.


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melissa rohr said...

Ok you must tell me where you got those dr scholls shoes! I need some asap for this pregnancy!

melissa rohr said...

dsw! for not a bad price either, so comfy!

melissa rohr said...

Oh thank you so much! I am going to have to go get some they look so comfy & adorable!!

melissa rohr said...

What adorable maternity outfits---so jealous you are going to BlogHer! New reader...looking forward to reading more:) Come check us out...we are having a "baby" week next week!!


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melissa rohr said...

thanks! glad to have you :)

melissa rohr said...

This is perfection - these are all great choices!!

melissa rohr said...

Wow! I love every single outfit! You're going to look great! :)