Dressing My Bump: What Di Pilipino Ladee Tell Me

I missed this weeks dressing my bump for obvious reasons.  I was in Cali, and well I was enjoying my short little vacay with mi familia.  After one of my shopping extravaganzas, I deicided to wait inside of Saks Off 5th instead of standing in the heat.  While waiting di pilipino laydee greeting people by the door tell me dat I look soooo cute pregnant (why thank you aunty).  Then she goes on to say: “You know what you habing?” I tell her yes, and she tells me, “Oh! your husband must be so happppy!” (I didn’t correct her, she seemed old school, and well I’m getting married eventually, and after 7 years he’s practically my husband anyway) She goes on to ask: “How par along are you?” I tell her 5 months, she responds wit “Ai! You so small yet! hoppully you no get bigger one time!”  I just smile and nod, she adds: “You know…people say dat when you hab a ____ you get ugly, but you no ugly, you so preety, I guess dey wrong den ya?”  That might have been the highlight of my trip.

It’s still getting harder and harder to find clothes to wear and it’s getting harder to wear a bra too.  They’re just growing at an enormous rate and I can’t keep up, so I’ve just been using sports bra’s and cami bra’s.  They’re a lot more comfy than underwires anyway. I’m managing!  I’m so glad I made the trip to San Jose because I got to visit one of my absolutely FABORITE stores ever, H&M.  Did you know they have a maternity section?!  It’s not huge, actually pretty small, but it’s definitely affordable, and very cute stuff.  I got some cute mint green jeans, a cream lace tunic, and some awesome overbelly tights.  None of what I am wearing in these pictures are from H&M by the way.

Baby is starting to move more and more, and it’s getting stronger and stronger with every karate chop it makes.  (Hey ma! do you need to use the bathroom? Hi YA!)  I’m getting more excited as the days go by and I can’t wait to meet my itty bitty one, I think we may have settled on a name too.  I hate to say it but, my fiance is good name picker, I usually get out voted and I should have known he would have picked something I’d like.

Sweater: The Wedding Cafe    Top: Pac Sun   Cami: Gap   Bermuda Shorts: Macy’s   Shoes: Jean’s Wearhouse

22 Weeks


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!

Dressing My Bump: Summer Cool

My friend from high school/college  just had a baby 2 weeks ago.  I got together with her and a couple of our friends from college just to catch up, talk story, and complain about why we hate teaching. This baby is adorable, even if she only slept the whole time we were there, she’s the sweetest thing with a full head of hair!

Ms. Kourtney-Shane

This is Kourtney with her big sister, Lexi, who loves Hello Kitty as much as I do.

Dressing My Bump

Today I FINALLY went to get a hair cut after almost 2 months of procrastinating.  My head started to feel heavy, my hair was getting way oilier than normal, and I was getting pimples on my neck, gross.  I finally called my hair dresser/makeup maven, Dayna Okuma Mau.  This chick is a miracle worker and she always makes me look and feel gawgeous! Need your makeup done? Call her at Salon808, you won’t be sorry.

It hasn’t been extremely hot here in Hawai’i lately, mainly because there are a couple of storms down south sending some gusty trade winds our way.  Even when it does get hot here, it does not get as hot as the mainland does, and I am not complaining (I probably will once it starts getting hot again).  For now, I’m enjoying the windy weather since being pregnant and hot is no bueno!

I had the hardest time looking for clothes to wear this morning because I hate when I’m hot and my clothes start sticking to my body!  Thank goodness I invested in some of these flowy tops before I knew I was pregnant, they are amazingly comfortable and cool.

I am definitely way bigger now than I was a few months ago and slowly I’m outgrowing all of my shorts, which is again, no bueno if you live in Hawaii! However, I recently found these awesome, jean shorts from American Rag at Macy’s that have SPANDEX! Yay, for shorts and spandex!  BTW they were also on the SALE rack at an additonal 40% off, so they were around $15.00.

So today’s tip: Flowly tops and spandex are definitely you’re best friends when you’re pregnant and it’s HOT.

Top: Soprano Soprano – Nordtrom Rack    Shorts: American Rag – Macy’s   Spaghetti Strap: Forever 21

Belly Band: BeBand-Target   Shoes: Charlotte Russe   Earrings:  My mom’s creation

17 Weeks 4 days