And all of those questions started from it pouring down rain. I really do struggle with control and being an incredibly Type-A person. It is something that I have gotten better with over time and through practice. Or at least, I can calm myself down more quickly--the initial freak out is still there-obviously. I still have a long way to go, and I know I need to grow much more mature in the fruits of peace and patience.
I'm reminded of 1 Peter 3:3-4 where it talks about not being concerned with outward beauty of fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes but being more concerned with your inside-being kind and having a gentle spirit. I don't think this means we, as Christians, have to dress in potato sacks, but it does mean our clothes, outward appearance, and general pride should not even come close to our top concern. Now fancy hairstyles--definitely not even in my abilities to create those. But, I often get caught in the lie that I have to dress a certain way or wear certain things, or feel less than because I don't shop at high end brands.
It's just not true. This blog is a way for me to personally track my outfits, which is something I have wanted to do for years. It also is a place for me to track my thoughts as a completely transparent journal. I don't want to appear as this seemingly perfect person with a perfect life that never makes mistakes. I want to be real and vulnerable and share my struggles. I started this now, almost halfway through a pregnancy, to be a place where I can ENJOY watching my body go through changes. And, where I can enjoy it changing after pregnancy and document my progress.
With that said, I am absolutely LOVING these elastic shorts from J.Crew Factory. I picked them up last weekend for something like $16 a pair. I got them in Navy & Green. Pre-preggo I am generally a 4 in shorts and pants, and those are what I got. They are thick enough to be see through or show underwear lines, long enough for me to feel they aren't completely revealing of my backside (5"inseam), and can I say this again: THEY HAVE AN ELASTIC WAIST. Generally, this would not excite me, but I have not been impressed with maternity shorts as of yet...and haven't found anything that is reasonably priced, has cute color options, and doesn't look like they were made for someone twice my age. These are so cute, I would wear them now even if I wasn't pregnant. Usually my tops are longer anyways, so the elastic waistband is covered and the look more like the side zip shorts. I am so excited to wear these. I have no idea how long they will last through my pregnancy, but I'm hoping for awhile and then even after September comes!
So here's how I am wearing the green with another find from J.Crew Factory. (If you haven't noticed...J.Crew Factory is my fav!)
Shorts: same, 3" version (more color choices)