Ingrid & Isabel Maternity Review Part I

During my first pregnancy, I got through the first two trimesters with my pre-pregnancy jeans, pants, and skirts paired with Bellabands from Ingrid & Isabel. I loved them, so why I never thought to look at the company’s other maternity styles is completely beyond me. This time around, I’ve been a major Ingrid & Isabel devotee…like three orders in three weeks devotee. I’ve largely been guessing the sizes I needed because I’ve found very few Ingrid & Isabel reviews out there. Honestly, I think it may be hard to go wrong with their sizing for the most part. It’s often forgiving. Nevertheless, I thought it might be helpful to review the products I’ve purchased. It may help one of you when the time comes. I’m also going to break this up into several posts.  Continue reading

Black, White & Leopard

I have to give major props to bloggers who achieve gallery-worthy photos. As I look through the photos I add to this blog, I realize that (a) I’m no photographer and (b) it’s hard to do it with nothing but a tripod, an active 4-year-old and a drab Texas winter backdrop. Given that this is a just-for-fun blog, though, I guess I shouldn’t beat myself up too much as I learn.  Continue reading

Black, White, Blue…and a curling iron mishap

Let’s just get the hair out of the way before we begin, shall we? I think my stylist is very talented when it comes to cuts but styling? Not so much this time. This was supposed to be loose, beachy waves. In hindsight, I should’ve known to stop her when she pulled out the 1-inch curling iron but, well, I kept my mouth shut. I know, I know. The 90s called and they want my hair back.  Continue reading

Camo and Black — Maternity Edition

One of the few things that excited me about moving to Texas was the prospect of being near a Zara boutique. I love their edgy trendiness (and the prices). One of my first purchases was their ubiquitous camouflage skinnies. (Is there a blogger that doesn’t have them?) As it turns out, I was pregnant the day that I bought them. Form-fitting to begin with, these were the first pants that necessitated the Bellaband the moment I gained a few pounds. Still, I think they work. The camo trend doesn’t appear to have legs in terms of lasting appeal, so they served their purpose. Oh, and this photo was taken at 15 weeks pregnant.  Continue reading