Whimsington Gardens is Back, With a New Edition!

Well hello, loves! It has been ever so long and there’s no viable excuse for my absence so I won’t even attempt one. How’s about an apology instead? I’m sorry and I’ve truly missed you and the thrill and community of the WG experience. I hope the last ten months have treated you magically well and I’m happy to share that they’ve gifted me with a treasure chest of life experiences: Ups, downs and many peaceful moments of balance between the two. Though it seems peace and balance are going to require a new level of zen coming up in a few months, because guess WHAT? I’m having a little baby in December. A baby boy, rumored to be delivered on Christmas Day, to be exact. So what better way to kick off my return to the blogosphere than with a small post in tribute to my new found appreciation of maternity fashions?

Here are a few of my recent hits and a preview of one I’d like to add to my arsenal very soon.

So my mom had the really cool idea to throw me a gender reveal party last week. She knew the gender of the baby while myself and the rest of my family had no idea! She made a cake that was gender neutral from the outside, but was filled with blue candies on the inside! It was a very casual event, but I still wanted to be stylish for the inevitable photo-ops that arose.
Reebok maternity

I wanted to keep it casual and comfortable, but chose to mix denims and add a punch of color with my vintage Reebok’s.  These are still my pre-pregnancy clothes.  I’m using the rubber band trick to make my pants fit at the waist, but the time to go shopping for stretchy pants is looming very near around the corner.

Oh, and the cake?  You ask…

Gender Cake 1

Before

After

After

It was an amazing night with my family, and guys, I was extremely nervous before cutting the cake.  I am not entirely sure why since I had no preference as to the gender, but for whatever reason I could hardly cut into it thanks to a case of the jitters.

 

Back to fashion, here is today’s outfit.  Again these are still my pre-pregnancy clothes but I’m finding that rubber banding the button of my bluejeans is giving me much longer wear from them.  And many of my shirts have been pregnancy conducive thus far.  But I have another growth spurt right around the corner, so I’m enjoying these former life clothes while I still can.

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photo(7)I have to be a cool mom!  I’m not ready for mom jeans, hence the ripped and frayed black jeans.  Leopard has never failed me and I love to pair my brown booties with black pants.  It’s probably not quite as taboo too mix the  shades as in the past, but I still feel like I’m making a statement when I mix black and brown.  My shoulders are still angular even if the rest of my body isn’t, so spotlighting them certainly helps to lengthen and slim my look.

Oh and this bun and bold lip?  Get used to it.  Never one to spend too much time on my beauty routine, I’m sure that motherhood will only serve to strengthen this personal conviction.  There’s nothing like a quick, chic, bone structure emphasizing up-do and a bold lip to speed up that morning routine.  And there’s something to be said for a signature look…Anna Wintour anyone?

Next up is my baby shower, still a few months away, but what’s wrong with a little wardrobe planning?  I’m visualizing a chic romper and so far this one is my pick!  It’s shockingly affordable, to boot…

Maternity Romper

Cute or what?  I’d rock this baby without a, well…baby.

Well folks, that’s all for now.  I’m off to grub some calories, happily on my way to that pregnancy 30-40 big ones that my midwife keeps warning me about.  YOLO!  Until next time, it’s good to be back.