Dressing My Bump: Gasp! No makeup!?

Believe it or not I do not wake up looking cute every morning.  GASP! I know, shocking, wanna know the kicker?  I’d much rather walk around WITHOUT any makeup on,  this is probably attributed to my laziness.

I really love putting on makeup, however, the worst part about putting on makeup is taking it off when you’re dead tired and all you wanna do is sleep.  Let me share with you THE BEST makeup remover around:

Physician’s Formula Eye Makeup Remover

This stuff is a bit pricey but it is THE BEST makeup remover I have ever used.  I promise you this magic goo works!

Alright on to the good stuff:  Some days I just feel like wearing a tank top and shorts.  Who am I kidding? A tank top and shorts is my uniform, I wear this stuff to the market, to go shopping, to eat dinner, and even to sleep.  It’s just so comfortable and who doesn’t like being comfortable?

In recent months I’ve been feeling huger (is that a word?) than ever, I wonder why? Oh yea, because I’m pregnant, duh.  Today I had to run some quick errands, nothing major, so this is what I wore, in retrospect it obviously made me look hugeriffic but it’s not like I really care what people think about me at this point.  It’s 90 degrees, I’m hot, hormonal, and pregnant, I’m allowed to look like a whale, and I have no qualms about it.

So in these pictures I wore these (in my opinion) AWESOME Kate Spade sunglasses that I scored from Nordstrom Rack.  I bought them a few weeks ago…(i think? my whole perception of dates and times are skewed, shot to pieces really)  Fiance has referred to them as my Korean Glasses, says they make me look Korean! How RUDE!

Tank: Forever 21     Shorts: Macy’s   Shoes: Journey’s (Keds)

Sunglasses:  Nordstrom Rack – Kate Spade  Fat: FREE! (haha, I kid, I kid)

19 Weeks 4 Days

P.S. Stay tuned, we’ll announce the gender soon! PROMISE!

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Rain, Rain, Go…SHOPPING!

Today is Wednesday.  Normally, I would post a What I Wore Wednesday: Dressing My Bump Edition today.  However, thanks to all the storms that have been headed in our direction, we’ve been getting some wind and rain.  Rain + you will never see inside of my house + my camera being uber expensive = no pictures today…sorry. 😦 (I know I feel so horribly sad because I looked super cute today.)

I do enjoy the rain and wind we’ve been getting.  It keeps the pregnant lady cool and happy, and when the pregnant lady is happy, everyone is happy.

Alright, due to the fact that I won’t be posting pictures of my fashionable self, I’ve gone shopping in the past few days and here’s what I’ve gathered!

Nordstrom/Nordstrom Rack

I don’t know about you, but Nordstrom HAS to be one of my absolute FAVORITE department stores.  I’m a true blue Taurus so I like luxury, however, I am also very Chinese and we be frugal yo! (okay, we are cheap)

Nordstrom Rack is CURRENTLY having their Clear The Racks Event, which means anywhere from 10-75% off already reduced prices!  If you’re a Fashion Rewards Member (if you have any one of their nordstrom debit/credit cards),you earn points, 2 points for every dollar you spend.  Every 2,000 points gets you $20.00 back in Nordstrom Notes AND in addition to that they have bonus point events (double and triple days) to earn points faster! From July 20-22 there is a double point event!

Nordstrom is having their Anniversary Sale in 2 days, however if you’re a Fashion Rewards Member (if you have any one of their nordstrom debit/credit cards) you get early access both online and in-store.

Some other awesome things about Nordstrom:

  • If they don’t have what you want in store, they’ll ship it to the store (or your house) for you.
  • Free Shipping AND Free Returns from their website
  • Return online merchandise in store

Today while perusing through the racks at Nordstrom Rack I found $30 True Religion Jeans, $50 Kate Spade Sunglasses, and various tops to cover my baby bump from $4.00-$10.o0.

Macy’s

Macy’s is my go to store for just about everything, basically because they’re cheap 75% of the time and there are 2 I can go to that are 10 min away from where we live.One of the good things about Macy’s is if you have a Macy’s Card you usually get 20% off, pretty much all the time, in addition to sales that are always going on.

Currently, Macy’s is having their Summer Clearance Sale. There are tons and tons and tons and tons of tops available for under $10.00. Dope.

Forever21

If you’re in the mix for basic tee’s and tank’s, Forever21 is you’re one stop shop.  They have THE most comfortable basic tops around for under $5.00!

I recently stocked up in bigger sizes because I’ve been growing some ENORMOUS chesticles thanks to my raging hormones.

My Favorite Shirt, $4.80

My Favorite Tank, $4.80

Express

Express is having their End of Season Sale up 70% off original prices with additional 40% off already reduced prices! DOPE! I found a couple tops for work, however can I just state that I really hate the trend of EVERYTHING being stinking see through?! I bought 3 tops but of course I bought ones that weren’t on sale. Lose.

Black and White Lace, Sheer Top

Kissing Placket Mock Pocket Top

Rolled Sleeve with Piping

 

 

I think that’s it….I got really tired by about 2:00 and had to head home…especially since I started making those damn cake pops (refer to this post: How Do I Make The Color Burgundy?)

18 Weeks and 4 Days

Fall style in summer? If it fits, hell to the yes!

I really don’t want to buy maternity clothes.  Actually, I don’t mind it so much because most styles are UBER comfortable.  However, being as petite as I am, I have THE HARDEST time finding things that fit!  I’ve always had this problem though so I’m really unfazed by it.  For as long as I can remember I have not been able to find a pair of jeans that fit my body correctly.  If it fit my hips, my butt was too small; If it fit my butt, my thighs were too small; If it fit my butt, my hips were too big! Some goes for my boobs: If it fit my boobs, the arms were too big!  I could never win.

As I mentioned in an earlier post I’ve been banished to the office until I pop.  Dress code is business casual, and before I go any further WTF is business casual? can I or can’t I wear jeans? I don’t get it but whatever, as Tim Gunn would say, I make it work.  After I started popping buttons and since I have gained some weight in the buttocks region, I went in search of maternity pants. There are a few stores that have maternity sections, however even their smallest size is gigantic on me (think steve urkel).  I just about gave up until a girl I work with suggested Target.  Long story short, I found some pants (that are still baggy but not too bad) and I love target.

In short, it doesn’t matter what you wear, where you get it from, if it’s in season or out of season, if you’re preggers and it fit’s, wear it.

Dressing my Bump

(can you tell I got tired of standing in this picture? I told you….I’m lazy. lol.)

Dress: The Wedding Cafe, Honolulu (a few years ago)     Leggings: Forever21    Shoes: Steve Madden – Nordstrom rack   Earrings: Claires Accessories

16 weeks 6 Days