Basic. Black. Shoes.
William just went down for his morning nap which means I have an unknown amount of time to write this post. His naps are unpredictable… Yesterday he slept for an hour and a half in the morning but on Monday he slept for only 30 minutes. But that’s not what this post is about! This is about an apology and shoes. Over a year ago I was contacted about receiving a pair of Rockport shoes for a blog post. Very shortly after receiving them I styled two outfits to show them two different ways and took pictures. But I was also pregnant. And I was really having a hard time wrapping my mind around what I was doing with my blog and who I was. My blog froze. I froze. The only thing that didn’t freeze was William. Even though I had posts to share, I was too stuck in my head to actually post. So I need to apologize to Rockport for receiving their shoes and not delivering on the blog post I said I would share. That being said, I am finally going to share the pictures and details about the shoes.
This Ted Baker dress was actually the best to cover up my rapidly expanding baby tummy. A-line dresses really can be a saviour if you want to strategically cover up. My first trimester seemed hard but that was only because I hadn’t experienced the third trimester yet! I remember feeling queasy taking these pictures and already in my head about what blogging while pregnant. It’s so crazy to look back at myself, almost exactly one year ago, and think about what I was going through and where I am now.
My approach to dressing has evolved A LOT over the last year. Oddly, without knowing it, these two outfits actually capture the change. I know stay away from more crazy prints and try to stick to solid colours in the same family. It’s way easier to put together outfits now and I feel a lot more confident about what I am wearing. Also, now dealing with a postpartum body, I think that it also doesn’t draw any unnecessary attention to areas that I feel are a little bit more squishy now. What *totally* helps though is having a shoe the same colour as my tights. Doing this can really elongate your body. This can be especially helpful if you are shorter. And if you’re whole outfit is the same colour than you can really see a difference. I will draw your attention to the visible difference between this fitted Hugo Bossvsheath dress and the Ted Baker dress… You can uh, see, a bit up a chubby tummy with a growing William inside!
I am going to wrap this post up with a last apology to Rockport. You were extremely generous in sending me your shoes and I am very sorry for not sharing this post sooner.
(And William is still napping which is totally because I was able to finish this post in one go!)