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Let’s be real here

Things on ye ol’ fashion page have gotten a little stale.

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[That has nothing to do with this post, but I thought it was hilarious]

So why are things so lame over here?

I haven’t been feeling the least bit fashionable lately. Most of my outfits consist of pants with a hair tie through the button loop, a belly band, an undershirt, a hideous nursing bra [why are nursing bra companies against us?? Whyyyyyyy?] and whatever shirt I can find that still fits me, which are few and far between.

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The outfit I wore to the fall festival was #4 or 5 out of trying on a bunch of different shirts. During the process, the Pilot walked in and found me in a flowery top, halfway exposing my belly band, and a disgruntled look on my face.

The only person I’ve really cared about dressing lately hasn’t been born yet.

MY OTHER RECIPES


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[Little lady got her first pair of Joe’s jean shorts- $15 at Off 5th!]

And after a day at the outlet malls, all I left with for myself was a new pair of Lucky flats, since my gold Aldo ones are too snug right now.

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Many women have mastered the art of looking AMAZING in maternity wear [like The Daybook!!], but sadly, I am in an awkward still-trying-to-figure-it-out phase. I don’t want to invest a lot into clothes that aren’t really my style –I only have 2 1/2 months left to go- so I’m trying to make it work since my bottoms still fit me and pick up some new tops and sweaters as we get into the colder weather. This page was never meant to transform into a maternity fashion page, but at the same time, it seems weird to post about clothes and fashion that I can’t really wear right now.

So what does this mean for the Fashion page?

I don’t want to let it die, because I think it’s a fun component of the blog, but here’s what I’m thinking:

1) Let you guys use this space for guest posts and articles on fashion, with occasional posts from me when I find awesome accessories or want to post about hair stuff or beauty products

or

2) Go on a little hiatus until I’m back to my normal self

What would you guys like to see over here? This page (and the whole blog, really) is for you, so I love to hear your feedback <3

xoxo

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76 Comments

  1. Jen Correa @ Mom's Gotta Run on October 11, 2011 at 9:35 am

    your call… ill keep reading no matter what 🙂

    • Crystal on October 11, 2011 at 2:44 pm

      same here

      • Amber L on October 11, 2011 at 3:24 pm

        ditto!

  2. Lizzie @TheWeekdayVegan on October 11, 2011 at 10:12 am

    Guest posts! Maybe I’ll work on one for you tonight…

    Also, definitely want to see your purchases for little princesita!

    You could also post pics of your favorite pieces that you already have in your closet (things that you may not be able to wear, but great things that you can’t wait to wear again, shoes that you adore, etc!)

  3. Lizzie on October 11, 2011 at 10:35 am

    Eeek Gina, don’t let the page die! It’s one of my faves. I think you could even do a few posts on your makeup & hair tips since those could totally be grouped in “Fashion.” Also, have you tried Forever21 maternity? I know the clothes are poorly made, but since you don’t want to invest in anything (I’d be in the same boat), it might be worth a shot to check it out.

    I think guest posts could be fun! I’d love to do one, though I’m not preggers nor do I have a blog (*yet*) – haha, wishful thinking 🙂

    • Fitnessista on October 11, 2011 at 11:40 am

      you don’t need to have a blog to guest post! 🙂

  4. Michaela on October 11, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    whatever floats your boat!
    I have really enjoyed this page, but in the end, its your blog, so if you don´t feel comfortable with it at the moment, don´t do it.

  5. Kat on October 11, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    check out Seraphine.com – they have some pretty nursing bras – they are out there, just hard to find!

    • Fitnessista on October 11, 2011 at 3:31 pm

      thank you!

  6. Beth on October 11, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    I would love to see some posts about maternity wear and transitioning from pre-preg clothes. I’m just getting into my 2nd trimester and although I’m not showing much of a belly, I definitely look bloated after I eat anything. Would love to hear some ideas. Guest posts might be fun, too.

  7. Maddy on October 11, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Whatever you want to do is fine with me. I must tell you once again you look much better than I did pregnant!

    Those baby clothes are ADORABLE!! I think the dress in the middle is my favorite. Heck if you don’t feel like posting about adult fashion, you could just post every fabulous outfit you buy or receive as a gift for your daughter!

  8. Christa on October 12, 2011 at 5:22 am

    Hi Gina,

    I just wanted to say you look great and should post however you feel is best for you! I was really hoping you would add some maternity related post evening if it was like adding accessories, fun scarves, beauty products or tips for a more flattering maternity look. I am about a week away from the second trimester and it would be great to see how others pull a look off. I don’t want to spend a lot of money on maternity clothes but I know that if I try to squeeze into small clothes and look frumpy I will be cranky so I am going to suck it up and buy larger sizes and essentials because I a firm believe of “look good feel good” Thanks and I love the family page I read it everyday now.

  9. Allie J on October 12, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    I just came across this refinery 29 slideshow you might find helpful! You always look super cute in your posts though! I think you’re rocking the pregnant look beautifully 🙂
    http://www.refinery29.com/maternity-fashion-tips

    • Fitnessista on October 12, 2011 at 2:42 pm

      great link- thank you!

  10. Alyssa on October 18, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    Ok, I know the majority of viewers on this site are not pregnant, but i am and would love to continue seeing a few posts on the search for cute maternity clothes. It is SOOOO HARD finding clothes that not only fit my current prengnancy body but that also match my non-pregnancy style. Anyway, I enjoy your posts. 🙂

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