Friday, April 16, 2010

The News

Spring is absolutely one of my favorite times to dress during the year.

This is due to a myriad of reasons. A veritable plethora.

It gets warmer, so I can wear lightweight pants (hello Theory darlings!) and skirts without tights (hello deep breathing!).

The sun is shining and I can therefore SEE the colors I want to wear. Getting dressed in the dark of winter just makes me wear black and grey and navy all the time.

There is no longer snow or slush or other manner of muck to trash pretty shoes.

Purses no longer need to fit over bulky jackets and my options just increased tenfold.

You get to wear real outfits. A skirt paired with a shell and lightweight sweater, belted with a jacket. Yet, you are not freezing and/or you are not stripping off clothes throughout the day to prevent schvitzing.

Trenchcoats.

Typically, as spring approaches, I rush into stores picking out a new crisp navy skirt or white shirt and fantasize about shift dresses lining my closet as far as the eye can see.

But not this year.

This year, I have stared forlornly in the windows of Georgetown shops...wistfully thinking about body conscious pencil skirts and slim cut cigarette pants. For months, I waited and watched as others pared down their spring essentials while I did not buy a single thing...

About three months, to be precise.

Yup. I couldn't buy anything because I honestly had no idea how anything was going to fit.

Because I'm pregnant.

At least my trenchcoat still fits.

13 comments:

Elizabeth said...

OH MY GOSH!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!
I did not expect that at the beginning of the post, then I was like, "what!?! what?!?! yay!!!"
I am so happy for you!

Rachel said...

Congratulations!!!!!!

DC Export said...

Absolutely congratulations!!! Looks like you're a week ahead of me! (Judging by your post). And it's nice to know someone else is thinking the same things. One thing is for sure-your kid is going to be stylish!!!!!

Gentian said...

congratulations!! oh man this post made me smile :)

Sarah said...

Awww.... congratulations!

Shannon said...

Congrats! You don't know me, but I really enjoy reading your blog-I love your writing style-it's hilarious. And I had a baby 5 weeks ago, so I know exactly what you're in for...it's awesome.

AKDeCaria said...

How wonderful! I am pregnant myself and have had such a difficult time staying remotely stylish (and keeping the cleavage office appropriate which I know might not make sense yet). Monday I will be 30 weeks and in just the last month, I have been unable to find any shoes to fit my obscenely swollen feet. Good luck! Stay well. All the best to you, your husband, and baby!

Theresa said...

Congratulations! That was not the ending to the post I expected! How wonderful for you all :)

MrsKinne said...

Exciting! I hope you will keep us updated on all of the stylish baby things you pick out.

a. said...

Congrats!

I hope you will post about any stylish maternity wear you find because I'm in the same boat.

The Glitterati said...

Eeee!!! Congratulations! You're going to be the best-dressed mama around. ;)

Sonia said...

I've been enjoying your blog for a while now, and just wanted to wish you congratulations. Such exciting news! Enjoy this wonderful time!

Amber Katz said...

Congratulations, doll!!