Friday, February 26, 2010

Wardrobe Malfunction

I know at one time or another every woman has thrown open her closet and proclaimed that she has absolutely nothing to wear. I have done this too. But I really mean it now!

I have clothes in my closet for practically any occasion you could think of, with a purse and shoes to coordinate with them. At the beginning of the pregnancy, this was okay. I could get by wearing my jeans with the Bella band and any top that I wanted. Despite the fact that now, at 36 weeks, I can still button AND zip my pre-pregnancy jeans, I switched to maternity jeans for comfort early on. And ok, while I can still button and zip my jeans I can't exactly move in them. I don't dare sit in them. Anyway, I stupidly thought that I could get away without buying any maternity tops. This was ok until about thirty weeks, when my shirts started getting shorter and shorter. So, I went out and bought half a dozen maternity tee shirts. When I did this I also looked for some nicer dressy tops. However, it being January at the time, everything is long sleeved. Even before I was pregnant I couldn't bear long sleeves. So I just left the store with the t shirts. I wished I had realized that January and February were chock full of occasions! It turns out that I only have one or two non-maternity tops that are acceptable to wear out now (they fit comfortably and are long enough).

Last Saturday I finally realized how dire my wardrobe situation had become. As, I said before, my non pregnancy jeans still fit and zip. When you think of a clothing hierarchy in terms of ease of fit, sweat pants would always fit the easiest and jeans are always a tougher customer. So that being said, in my mind, skirts are some where in the middle of that ease of fittability (yes, I'm making up words. I'm nine months pregnant. Sue me). So to my friend's daughter's baptism I thought I would throw together a cute skirt and top and it would be lovely and fabulous. So I pull out a skirt that seems pregnancy friendly. It goes on, admittedly a little snugger over my hips than I thought, but it zipped! Success! Then I look in the mirror. I had neglected to account for the baby bump and the skirt ended up being much shorter than anticipated. Also sitting in the skirt was not the most comfortable thing ever. Sigh. Needless to say I ended up in my maternity cords and that same old top I've been wearing since Christmas.

I can't wait for Spring when the baby will be out and I can wear/shop for pretty clothes again. I feel it's a little silly to consider buying clothes now with four weeks or less left (don't even suggest the possibility of me going part my due date. I will un-friend you and never talk to you. Never Again.). I suppose until then I'll just have to make do with what I have. I'll also have to shop vicariously through other people. So feel free to tell me what you've bought for the Spring. I promise I'll oooh and aaah.


  1. What I've been doing since I can't buy anything (stupidest/best Lenten promise ever!) is making a wish list. That might be a good idea for you too! That way you keep track of what you really want, and you won't splurge on everything you see as soon as baby arrives :)

    I'll definitely share in on whatever I buy... if anything! You know my blog is good for that :) haha

  2. Oh and... the wish list makes you FEEL like you're buying something when you really aren't!