Pregnancy Clothing & Cravings

After my last (pretty honest) post on pregnancy, it was easy to see that I’m not alone in my food and body struggles during this time of transition. I appreciate all of your comments and continue to find comfort in the #realtalk coming from friends and colleagues on this journey. 

El Capitan (baby’s nickname) is 19 weeks now, so just about halfway there and I figured it’s about time to pop in with an update. I’m feeling really good and things are starting to get real–we find out the gender next week! In the meantime, let’s talk a little bit about what I’ve been wearing and eating. 

What I’m Wearing

Thred Up

Lots of Three Seasons Maternity pieces from Thred Up (referral link). If you aren’t familiar, Thred Up is an online thrift/consignment store and I’m pretty much obsessed with it. Even more so now that I am pregnant and need clothes to fit this ever changing body without spending a gazillion dollars on maternity wear. 

Thred Up has non-maternity, kids, jewelry, accessories and more, but I’m totally digging on the Three Seasons Maternity brand these days. I’ve purchased several pieces (including the top pictured above) and I love how they don’t necessarily look like maternity clothes (aka scrunchy sides). One of my earliest maternity purchases was a pair of Ann Taylor Loft maternity jeans for only $16.77. Seriously, pretty much every piece I’ve purchased has been priced at less than $20 and most items are “new with tags”! Plus their return policy is awesome if you need to send things back.

EDITED TO ADD: ThredUp has provided my readers an amazing offer! Use promo code KIMHOBANRD to get 50% off all first-time orders (up to $50). This code is valid through the end of March, so get on it!!!

 

Stitch Fix

If you follow this me at all, you already know I love Stitch Fix (referral link), so I was excited to schedule my first fix while pregnant. My stylist sent a mix of maternity and non-maternity items so that they would last beyond a few months. I kept everything and have another fix scheduled in a few weeks! 

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Leggings

Another staple these days have been these Blanqi leggings. They’re a little pricey, but Kelly shared a Black Friday deal when they were 50% and I jumped on it. They’re super comfortable and stretchy, though I have noticed they’re starting to pill a little. If you have any tips on managing that, please share!

Anything Cozy

When I’m not heading out of my house for work or play, I’m lounging around in lots of comfy pajama pants and boyfriend’s oversized sweatshirts. (#realtalk) I’ve received a lot of questions on my workouts during pregnancy, so stay tuned for a separate post on that, including what I’m wearing to the gym. Spoiler alert: I’m not finding great maternity activewear. 🙁

What I’m Eating

I’m still loving dairy products, though it seems to be calming down a little. I’m no longer gulping down milk by the glass while stirring a pot of mac’n’cheese. 🙂  My friends at Muuna (I mentioned them briefly in my FNCE recap) sent me an amazing package of cottage cheeses last month, which made this dairy-loving pregnant lady very happy, but didn’t last too long before I had to restock.

Cereal is also still a staple for me, though I continue to switch up the brands/flavors. Bran flakes are a must-have, but other favorites lately are Kix, Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Peanut Butter Puffins. 

The second trimester brought my energy back, meaning I am now cooking (a little) more often and tolerating veggies again. Eggs are still touch-and-go and avocado has literally made me vomit, but I feel more “normal” these days. Carby foods are my jam (see above: cereal), but I’ve also been enjoying fish, cooked veggies, soups and stews. My intuitive eating practice has become more solidified with this pregnancy and I’m trusting that my body knows what to do, especially when it comes to food. 

That’s all for now. I’d love to hear what questions you have for me as I share my pregnancy journey! So far I’ve received a lot of requests to talk about my journey with fitness while pregnant, so that post will be coming soon. Have a great week, y’all!

Stitch Fix-January 2017

Stitch Fix-January 2017

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Another week, another Stitch Fix reveal coming at ya! I scheduled another fix quickly after my December one because I hadn’t kept anything and still wanted to add some pieces to my winter wardrobe.  With some of the nutrition events and talks I have coming up, I requested professional-ish items. Before I dive further into this latest fix, if you still don’t know what Stitch Fix is all about, read more in my first post

My stylist has been great about giving me a mix of things I immediately love as well as pieces outside my comfort zone. She took feedback from my last one (especially about the quality of the items) and sent me an all around great fix this month!  I didn’t have a photographer this time around and the weather was horrible when I got my fix, so this post has indoor mirror and selfie shots. #Life. Anyway, here’s what my 11th Stitch Fix brought:

PIXLEY Martina Slub Knit Open Cardigan-$38

This soft, lightweight black cardi was a no-brainer for me.  I actually already own a lot of black cardigans, but this one is different than all of them and has cute slouchy pockets. Kept!

LIVERPOOL Kristy Straight Leg Pant-$88

Out of the box, I looooved these. The color is awesome, the fabric felt extremely durable and they looked high quality. They fit well in some areas, but were too big in others…which is a common problem with dress pants for me.  Hello, big strong thighs and butt! I wanted to keep these, but knew I wouldn’t end up wearing them.  Back they went!

BAY TO BAUBLES Martha 2-set Hoop Earrings-$34

Like I said, my stylist listens to feedback.  I wasn’t a fan of the earrings in my last fix, but she chose a gold set of hoops this time and I love them! They could become a jewelry staple for me, for sure! Kept.

41HAWTHORN Litton Split Neck Blouse-$54

I loved the simplicity and classic style of this top. It’s pretty much exactly what I was asking for and I’m so glad it also fits great.  Keeper!

PAPERMOON Merilee Knit Dress- $54

This dress is super comfortable and the pattern is fun, but I wasn’t thrilled with how it looked on me. I think if it was a solid color or a more subtle pattern, I would have kept it so that I could accessorize in different ways.  I didn’t envision myself wearing it more than once-it just had too much going on.  Sent back!

That’s 3 out of 5 pieces kept from this fix, with the other 2 being packed up and mailed back!  Last month I mentioned that Stitch Fix has partnered with Give Back Box® to make it easy to donate unwanted clothing items to GoodWill. I totally took advantage and used my Stitch Fix box to ship some old clothes.  Typically those donations sit in a bag in my car for months until I remember to drop them off, so thanks Stitch Fix! 🙂

As always, if you want to sign up for Stitch Fix or buy a gift card, I’d love if you use my affiliate links.  I am a Stitch Fix influencer, but used the service prior and continue to pay for all fixes on my own.  If you love any of the pieces I received, be sure to pin them or directly request them in your next fix!