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Thursday I managed to do what almost seems impossible these days: my hair, makeup, and outfit.  Yes, I know– you are thinking, so what?  But, that’s a big triumph for me.  Now, I know that I didn’t do much with my hair– after all, I did pull it back and clip it up with a barrette, but it’s something.  Also, I really liked the way that my eye makeup came out that day.  I didn’t do anything superbly special or different– it just came together effortlessly.

My outfit isn’t anything earth-shattering but based on my limited options I felt that it was a good choice.  These olive-green pants from Old Navy have finally gotten to the point where I can no longer zip and button them.  I couldn’t believe that they were able to work as long as they did seeing as they are non-maternity.  For this outfit I pulled out the belly band to disguise the fact that the pants can’t zip or button.  Luckily, the shirt had a lot of length to it so it helps to conceal everything.  I added the maroon cardigan for warmth and went with slip on shoes.

The funny thing is that I didn’t even do anything remarkable that day.  I put all that effort in just to make a trip to Target and the grocery store to pick up a few things for Christmas dinner.  But, it did feel good to put in the time and the effort.

As I’m writing this it’s Christmas Eve and my husband and I just got home from seeing Star Wars.  I wanted to see it last weekend but he wanted a lazy weekend and I couldn’t begrudge him that.  But, I was also concerned with the holidays and the impending birth of our daughter that we wouldn’t get to go see it– but we did and I am extremely grateful.  I’m thinking of it as an early Christmas present– perhaps what might be our last date for a very long time.

Merry Christmas,

Carla

Thursday I was able to meet my Wednesday volunteer group out for lunch.  Since classes started in August I haven’t been able to volunteer.  I’ve popped in a few times to say “Hi” to everyone and keep in touch, but that’s about it.  We met at a local restaurant and it was a girls’ only luncheon.  I wore my black maternity trousers with a green turtleneck sweater.  I accessorized with an oversized gold watch and bronze feather earrings.  This outfit isn’t really anything special but it’s maybe the most dressed-up and put together that I think I’ve been in a while– that in and of itself seemed like a huge accomplishment.

I’ve worn this outfit before in a non-maternity version back in December 2015.  At that time I went with a gold knot necklace and grey dress shoes.

-Carla

 

Yes, I am wearing these leggings, again.  But, in my defense this is the first time that I have worn them to class.  If you’ve been a long time follower of this blog then you already know that on one of the last days of class with my students I frequently dress down.  This time around, that meant wearing leggings.  This grey shirt is not maternity but it is a 1x plus size.  This is the original way that I wore this outfit but with black boots.  The second time that I wore it I took pictures and shared them with you.  I tried not to look too sloppy by making sure that I did style my hair and do my makeup.

-Carla